What: Offered both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this Beverly Hills classic serves up its traditional festive brunch complete with all the classics—see: prime rib, roasted turkey, baked salmon—as well as sushi, an extensive salad selection, a risotto station, an egg station, fresh breakfast pastries, fruit, cheese and of course desserts, all from 11am to 4pm.
Price: $81 per adult, $38 per child
What: The Four Seasons' modern-Italian darling, Culina, is pulling out all the stops with a buffet from 11am to 6pm that spans continents. From 11am to 3pm, find a live breakfast station whipping up Benedicts, avocado toasts, cheese blintzes, made-to-order omelets and more. From 3 to 6pm, enjoy Culina's take on Chinatown Christmas classics, including carved-to-order Peking duck and bowls beef noodle soup. Throughout the day you'll find a carving station with more traditional Christmas fare; a raw bar; a sushi station; lobster pot pies; roaqsted vegetables; a kids' buffet; farmers market salads; cheese; dessert; a waffle station and more. Whew. You really can have it all.
Price: $129 per adult, $65 per child 5 to 12 years old, free for ages 4 and under
What: This brunch buffet skews classic with a number of holiday stalwarts—hello, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato soufflé and roasted turkey—with a few nontraditional Christmas items, to boot: grilled swordfish, pork belly Benedicts, and a California cherry-and-toasted-almond pilaf, to name a few. And there's cause for even more celebration: Those 21 and up receive bottomless mimosas. Stop by from 11am to 4pm.
Price: $50 per adult, $26 per child 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under
What: The man, the myth, the do-gooder legend José Andrés is bringing back his decadent Christmas brunch at Tres, which is where you'll find an impressive carving station, plus cheese, charcuterie, pastries, caviar, cava, seafood and more, from 11am to 4pm.
What: Add Parisian flavor to Christmas Day with an opulent brunch buffet that includes not only a seafood station—featuring oysters, shrimp and king crab—but cheese, charcuterie, house-made French pastries, pâté, and an egg station whipping up black truffle scrambled eggs, Parisian omelets and more. Bon appétit.
Price: $69 per adult, $35 per child under 10
What: Celebrate a coastal Christmas in Santa Monica hotel the Viceroy, whose French restaurant will be dishing up a five-course prix-fixe meal with festive fare. We’re talking sous vide lobster medallions with Thermidor cream; lamb stew with saffron fingerling potatoes; roasted chestnuts with wild rocket; eggnog tart with vanilla-bourbon caviar and more.
Price: $85 per adult, $65 per child
What: Sure, technically this option is a brunch, but it runs until 6pm—perfect for multi-hour grazing and early-evening dinner alike. Buffet tables throughout the dining room will craft made-to-order eggs Benedict, waffles and blintzes, while others will offer smoked salmon, steamed mussels, Alaskan king crab legs, carved roasted turkey, braised veal shoulder, roast fish, chestnut stuffing, and honey-glazed ham—and after 3pm, a full dim sum and Chinese-food station.
Price: $135 per adult, $69 per child aged 5-12
What: Maybe you missed it up top, but you can find Curtis Stone's four-course prix-fixe meal not only on Christmas Eve, but on Christmas Day. Roasted scallops with sunchokes and persimmon; New York strip steak with duck-fat–roasted potatoes and pastrami-spice carrots; and chocolate cake with eggnog ice cream should do the trick, don't you think?
Price: $85 per person
What: One of the city’s best restaurants is celebrating its first Christmas in L.A. with a three-course prix-fixe meal that features family-style sides. Just a few options include curried squash soup, roast-beet salad, truffled potato purée, filet mignon, seared scallops and the indulgent milk-and-honey dessert. You can even get the restaurant’s famed and splurge-worthy roast chicken—one of our best new dishes of the year—for a $15 supplement.
Price: $74 per person