Holiday Dining

Pamper your favorite chef this holiday season with a feast at one of their favorite Santa Monica restaurants. Enjoy a number of traditional and unique holiday meals with a Santa Monica twist!

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Holiday Dining in Santa Monica


Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Ave | (310) 576-3474
Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve. Dishes include: oysters with cocktail sauce; lobster bisque; and ceviche along with whole roasted branzino, Maine lobster rolls, ahi crudo and a butter lettuce salad. The dinner is $89 per person.

CAST at Viceroy Santa Monica

1819 Ocean Ave | (310) 260-7511
To celebrate Christmas Eve, we are doing a special set menu of the feast of 7 fishes. This is an Italian-American Tradition that originates from southern Italy. It is known as the vigil and commemorates the wait for the midnight birth of baby Jesus. With an American-Italian executive Chef it seems fitting that we celebrate good food with 7 different fish dishes to share. It is a set menu and will be served family style. Finished with desert coffee and Homemade Limoncello. Menu: Baby Kale Caesar, Kusshi Oysters, Smoked Trout and Avocado, Dungeness Crab Toast, Grilled Octopus Salad, House made Linguine with Clams, Mussels and Shrimp, Lobster Risotto and Traditional Italian Cookies, Coffee, Tiramisu. $60 per person.

Then, spend Christmas Day at CAST with a feast from Chef Tony's kitchen. This year, the main attractions feature aged and slow roasted prime rib and the roasted ham that is smothered in spiced maple glaze. Accompanied by a whole host of vegetables, Caviar and smoked salmon, top off your indulgent afternoon with our decadent dessert selection and specialty cheeses and charcuterie. Also, for the adults (and not the kids) house Mixologist congers up a Gingerbread Man and Candy Cane cocktails. Buffet $65 per person, $25 per child 10 years and under. Tax and gratuity not included in price. Reservations are recommended.

Catch American Seafood at Hotel Casa Del Mar

1910 Ocean Way | (310) 581-7714
Catch American Seafood Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 3-course dinner. $90 per person.

Coast Beach Cafe at Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd | (310) 587-1707
Coast Beach Café Christmas Eve 3-course pre-fixe menu. $42 per person. Christmas Day 3-course pre-fixe menu. $50/per person.

Daily Grill

2501 Colorado Ave, #B-190 | (310) 309-2170
Holiday dinner to-go. Each package includes: herb roasted turkey breast, home-style stuffing and cranberry sauce. Available November 17-December 24, 2014. Choose a salad, 2 sides and dessert as well. Serves 6-8 people. $140 total. Order in store or online 72 hours in advance.

FIG Restaurant

101 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 319-3111
Gather with loved ones at FIG Restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner 5-10pm! The holiday menu will be served a la carte with traditional offerings and seasonally-inspired dishes from the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market. Then, join us on Christmas Day for brunch at FIG Restaurant with family and friends. The a la carte brunch menu will feature seasonal favorites such as Huevos Rancheros, Chorizo & Corned Beef Hash and, of course, FIG’s signature Bloody Mary.


1104 Wilshire Blvd | (310) 395-0881
Christmas Eve prix-fixe five-course dinner, including Hokkaido scallops with cauliflower mousse, parsley and black truffles; Maine lobster with artichokes, black olives, almonds and yogurt; and a Buche de Noel glacee with with pineapple, passion fruit, coconut and lime. Dinner is $165 per person. Melisse will be closed Christmas Day.

One Pico at Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico Blvd | (310) 587-1717
One Pico Christmas Eve 3-course Pre-Fixe menu. $85 per person or $130 per person with wine pairings. Christmas Day 3-course Pre-Fixe menu. $85 per person or $140 per person with wine pairings.

Pono Burger

829 Broadway | (310) 584-7005
Enjoy seasonal specials, including The Lanui "Holiday" Burger, everything you love about Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners packed into one flavorful turkey burger, as well as the holiday-inspired, organic Pumpkin S’mores Milkshake. Valid November 4, 2014-February 28, 2015.

Shaka Shack Burgers

1701 Ocean Park Blvd | (310) 450-5551
Shaka Shack Burgers will be offering a special, Happy Holiday Hula Burger, and various discounts throughout the month of December. Enjoy the grass fed burgers, and veggies too. Take Out or Hang Out and share the good vibes! Valid December 6-27, 2014.

The Dining Room at Hotel Shangri-La at the Ocean

1301 Ocean Ave | (310) 451-0717
Hotel Shangri-la at The Ocean: The perfect place for Christmas Day dining. Bring the family to the ocean view Dining Room where you can savor an exquisite four course Christmas Day dining extravaganza. Start with an appetizer of Shrimp cocktail or Carpaccio; followed by a Mixed greens or Kale salad. It will be difficult to choose a main course from the Roasted turkey, Rib eye, Chilean sea bass or Risotto. For that sweet tooth, select the Apple Tart or decadent Chocolate Cream Cake. Prix-fixe four-course menus is $75 per person, Children (12 and under) $40. Served 3:00pm-10:00pm.


3115 Pico Blvd | (310) 829-4313
In celebration of Christmas Eve, we are pleased to offer a traditional Italian Christmas Eve menu in additional to our regular menu. Christmas Eve menu includes four courses and dessert. Entree selections include Grilled John Dory With Purple Potatoes And Green Asparagus as well as Eggplant Parmigiana With Bufalo Mozzarella, Garlic, Basil And Pomodoro. $85 per person.

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