The best places for Christmas brunch in L.A.

Christmas Eve dinner has come and gone, and so has the unwrapping of the presents. Start Christmas Day on a delicious high note at these L.A. restaurants serving Christmas brunch.
Photograph: Courtesy Tres by Jose Andres
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Treat your family and loved ones to a special brunch on Christmas Day. After all, all that carol singing, ice skating and gift unwrapping is enough to work up an appetite. From a classy hotel buffet with all the roasts and trimmings to a more relaxed brunch offering (boozy or otherwise) there are some great options for celebrating with a grand Christmas brunch. 

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Christmas brunch options in L.A.

Restaurants, Californian

Circa 55

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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

Reserve: 310-274-7777

Culina at The Four Seasons.
Photograph: Courtesy Culina
Restaurants, Italian

Culina

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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

Reserve: 310-860-4000

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Restaurants, Californian

Grand Cafe

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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

Reserve: 213-356-3206

Restaurants, Contemporary American

Tres by José Andrés

icon-location-pin La Cienega

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.

Price: $95

Reserve: 310-246-5551

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Le Petit Paris
Photograph: Courtesy Le Petit Paris
Restaurants, French

Le Petit Paris

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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

Reserve: 213-217-4445

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