L.A. Restaurants Open On Christmas 2016

Skip the Chinese takeout or preparing your own Feast of the Seven Fishes

The tree is trimmed, your stockings are stuffed and all the gifts are wrapped (or the movie showtimes have been selected, if that's more your style). And now you're exhausted. With all of the travel, shopping and prep of the holidays, no one would blame you if you wanted to skip cooking a Christmas feast. Whether you're looking for a way to cut down on your holiday workload or just need somewhere to grab dinner after your annual trip to the theater, here are our top recommendations for restaurants that are open on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day—or both—in Los Angeles.


Thomas Keller's famed restaurant in Beverly Hills is open on Christmas Day.


There's an all-day Christmas buffet starting with brunch at noon and transitioning to dinner items later on. Oh, and did we mention the Champagne cocktail cart and complimentary hot chocolate?


Dine here for Mediterranean-influenced dishes, including marinated feta and a variety of wood-grilled fish.

The Pikey

This English pub is open until 2 a.m. every day and serves a variety of Christmas specials in addition to its regular menu. Our eyes are on the mincemeat pie ice cream.

Little Next Door

Spend Christmas Eve making your way through a flight of wine at this French brasserie.

Check out the full list of recommendations here.

Also, if you're planning to eat out during the holiday, be sure to call ahead for a reservation so you won't be wandering the cold streets acting like a hangry Scrooge.