It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year in L.A. The ugly sweaters and Santa Hats are out and holiday cheer is being spread all over LaLa Land. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are around the corner, and your favorite L.A. restaurants are taking reservations for dine-in and packing up orders to-go. So, whether you want to step out for a night out on the town or cook and relax at home, we’ve got a list of yummy holiday menus for you to choose from.

Celebrate the Holidays with Ardor

The West Hollywood EDITION’s signature restaurant Ardor will be offering a mouthwatering Roasted Duck Christmas Eve dinner. Your Roasted Duck meal includes: Blood Orange Jam, Crystallized Ginger, and Shiso. Contact the restaurant for more details. 9040 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069; 424.310.1572

Huckleberry’s Christmas Takeout & Delivery 

Get ready because Huckleberry Café’s Christmas dinner is about to make you drool. Their meals come complete with Whole Roasted Dungeness Crab with curry aioli, Revier Braised Beef Short Ribs, Hot Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Market Vegetable Quiche, Take & Bake Gingerbread Scones and Coffee Cake, Egg Nog Bread Pudding, Strawberry Cranberry Trifle boxes of Christmas Cookies and more. Holiday Cookie Decorating and Gingerbread House Kits are also available. $65+; Pre-order through December 17th, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm or e-mail catering@huckleberrycafe.com. Baking kits require 24 hours’ notice, pickups and delivery available December 24th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm; 1014 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.451.2311

Tallula’s Holiday Takeout & Delivery

Tallula’s, Santa Monica’s neighborhood Mexican restaurant, has a variety of family dishes ready for you to heat and serve. Highlights include: Tamales (pick from a Half Dozen Pork Verde or Frijol Negro), Chile Ancho-Braised Pork Shank wrapped in banana leaves and served with Organic rice & Beans, Handmade Corn Tortillas, Salsa Roja & Pickles, Half Dozen Organic Chicken Enchiladas Suizas, Nacho Kits, Margaritas and more. $28+; Pre-order through December 20th, 5:00 pm; pickups and delivery available December 21st – December 23rd, 12 – 4:00 pm; 118 Entrada Dr., Santa Monica, CA 90402; 310.526.0027

Milo + Olive Christmas Eve Takeout Dinners 

Milo + Olive has three different heat & serve dinner packages for 4 people. Choose from 3-Cheese & Kale Lasagna with Arugula & Radicchio Salad, House Baguette, and Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies ($140); Braised Lamb Shanks with Creamy Polenta, Baby Kale Salad, and Pumpkin-Spiced Poundcake ($250); or Herb-Roasted Organic Chicken Breast with thyme jus, served with Carrot Parsnip Purée, Wood-Fired Garlicky Baby Broccoli, and Vanilla Poundcake ($240). Pre-order through December 20th, 5:00 pm; pickups available on December 24th 9:00 am – 12:00 pm; 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403; 310.453.6776

Esters’ Holiday Wines

Esters Wine Shop & Bar has everything you need to accompany your holiday dinner. There’s a wine for every taste bud in pre-selected packages or build-your-own-box. Order and pick up the wine for your Christmas dinner, or buy a package as a holiday gift. Esters also has your last minute holiday add-ons, including pretty cards, Champagne stoppers, artisanal candies, housemade nuts, and more. $50+; available in the shop or online with select nationwide shipping; Photo Credit: Elise Freimuth

Birdie G’s Wine Club

Looking for wine to pair with your holiday meals? Birdie G’s and Table22 have come together for the ultimate holiday wine club. Becoming a member grants you 2 or 4 bottles of old and new sustainable world wines. Each package comes with suggested music and food pairings, a recipe or tasty treat, plus more. This membership is perfect for your holiday feast or as a gift. $85+; 2421 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404; 310.310.3616

Spend Christmas at The Restaurant at Mr. C Beverly Hills

Inspired by classic Italian cuisine, the Restaurant at Mr. C is serving up a Four-course, prix fixe Italian feast (vegetarian meal available upon request). Reservations required for parties of six or more. $115 (adult), $45 (child ages 5-12); December 25th, check with reservations for hours; 1224 Beverwil Drive Los Angeles, CA 90035; 310.226.6245

Savoca’s Christmas Day Menu  at JW Marriott (L.A. LIVE)

On Christmas Day,experience a special selection of Italian à la carte menu items at Savoca. Highlights include: two Christmas Roast Options (the vegetarian Chateaubriand or Rack of Lamb) and Gingerbread Crème Brûlée. December 25th, check with reservations for hours; L.A. Live – 900 W. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015; 213.765.8630

Christmas at the N/Soto Pop-Up at JACCC

This Christmas, start a new tradition by dining at the N/Soto pop-up at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC). The eight-course menu features Snow Crab with Tosazu Jelly, Temarizushi with Wagyu Beef Tatami and Oyster, Tori Kamameshi Donabe (chicken kettle rice), Lobster Tail with Miso Butter and a Seasonal Dessert. Reservations required. $160; December 22nd – 24th, check with reservations for hours; JACCC – 244 San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012; 213.628.2725

OTOTO Japanese Fried Chicken Christmas Dinner

Look out Colonel Sanders, there’s a new chef in town and he’s serving up delicious Japanese fried chicken for Christmas. OTOTO’s JFC Set includes: 5 pieces bone-in buttermilk Sansho Fried Chicken (breast, thigh, drumstick), along with sides of Shrimp Macaroni Gratin, Daikon Salad with Ume dressing, Cabbage Slaw with Sweet Potato Vinegar, one large Biscuit from All Day Baby, and a Strawberry Roll Cake from Konbi. $58; Available for dine-in and take out December 22nd – 23rd, 5:30 – 10:00 pm; 1360 Allison Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026; 213.784.7930

Wise Sons Jewish Deli is Open on Christmas Day

Wise Sons Jewish Deli is open on Christmas Day. The beloved Bay Area Jewish Deli will be serving its signature Hot Pastrami (available as Reubens and even breakfast burritos), Potato Latkes, Matzo Ball Soup, a plethora of housemade Bagels, and more. $6.50+; December 25th, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm; 9552 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.

Holiday Offerings at Hotel Casa del Mar

Santa Monica hotel Casa del Mar is hosting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals beachside. Please note the outdoor dining will be closed, and the lobby lounge will be offering a reduced menu. 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405; 844.880.1077

  • Christmas Eve Dinner: Dine on a prix fixe dinner menu of Halibut Crudo, Roasted Beets and Persimmons, Grilled Branzino, Roasted Scallops, and more. $115; December 24th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm
  • Christmas Day Brunch: Brunching beachside on Christmas Day, yes please! Enjoy a Prix fixe brunch menu of Pumpkin Salad, Crab Cake Benedict, Filet Mignon, Grilled Maine Lobster, and more. $95; December 25th, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Christmas Day Dinner: Christmas dinner is served at Hotel Casa del Mar. The feast includes: Iberico Ham, Angus Grass Fed Rib-Eye, Roasted Scallops, Warm Pecan Tart, and more. $115; December 25th, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Enjoy Christmas Under The Palms at Sugar Palm in Santa Monica

Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica is serving a three-course prix fixe Christmas Day feast. Dine under the palms at the new restaurant, which features an indoor lounge, outdoor patio, and poolside bar scene. The full beverage menu will be available for purchase, as well. $95 and $79 (vegan entrée); December 25th, 3 – 10:00 pm; 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401; 310.260.7511

Celebrate the Holidays with Black Angus Steakhouse

Celebrate the holidays with Black Angus Steakhouse. The restaurant is serving festive meals for dine-in, dinner-for-two options, individual holiday plates, and prime rib specials for delivery and pickup. Guests will also receive $10 Bonus Bucks for every $50 in Black Angus gift cards purchased from now through the 31st. Various hours and locations

  • Christmas Eve Dine-In Special: 8 oz. Prime Rib or 6 oz. Filet Mignon, a Fresh Atlantic Lobster Tail, and a choice of any 2 Classic Sidekicks  and guests can order Santa’s Cookies. ($36.99); December 24th
  • Holiday Family Meal To-Go: Treat your family to four 8 oz. Prime Rib with holiday sides and desserts. $99; December 24th – January 1st
  • Prime Rib To-Go: Choose from 1/4 Prime Rib ($149.99) or 1/2 Prime Rib ($279.95); December 21st – January 1st
  • Holiday Platters: These delicious holiday platters serve 10-12 and range from $19.99 – $239.99)

Holiday Desserts from Dr. Shica’s Bakery

No holiday is complete without a pie from Dr. Shica’s Bakery. Their pies are ‘To Die For’ and come in a variety of flavors: Sweet Potato, Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin. And, all pies can be made Traditional, Vegan or Gluten Free Vegan. Available for pickup and local shipping only. $24+; Monday – Sunday, confirm holiday hours with bakery; Westfield Mall – 6000 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230; 818.452.3540

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