Dining Out for the Holidays: The Best Christmas Day Dinners in Santa Monica

Whether you are simply not going home for the holidays or entertaining out-of-town guests in your Santa Monica apartment, sometimes Christmas dinner is just more special when you didn’t have to cook it!

Here, thanks to SantaMonica.com and CBS Local, we offer a list of the best Christmas Day dinners in Santa Monica!

One Pico Restaurant

One Pico

Located within the historic Shutters Hotel, One Pico offers an esquisite $80.00 pre-fixe dinner with appetizers including a Roasted Cauliflower Soup and seared Wagyu Carpaccio and an entree including the Filet of Beef with crispy polenta and maple-braised collard greens; Mediterranean Seabass; and Butternut Squash Risotto. Also included is a dessert such as their signature Mascarpone Cheesecake, a Green Apple Tart or a Pumpkin Trifle topped with pralines and toffee cream!

Catch Restaurant


Enjoy Christmas day dinner within the walls of the lovely Casa del Mar Hotel! Catch will be serving a delicious $80.00 pre-fixe menu on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Menu options include some selections such as beef carpaccio, squash soup, King salmon, black cod, prime filet and portobello ravioli. There will also be delicious dessert selections as well!

Fig Restaurant


For $69 per adult, Fig is offering a four-part, family-style Christmas dining experience made with organic and locally sourced ingredients.  Seatings for Christmas dinner are being offered at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.

Cast Restaurant

Not looking for dinner? Cast, at the ever-so-chic Viceroy Hotel is offering a Christmas Day lunch buffet for $65.00 with options such as Roasted Prime Rib and Spice Roasted Leg of Lamb. The long time English Pub, Ye Olde Kings Head, offers Christmas Day lunch for only $20.00 and a high tea option as well!