Takeout Feasts to Make Your Christmas Merry and Bright

Christmas Spread at The Raymond 1886. Photo credit: Fried Chicken Sandwich Studios

Due to the ongoing pandemic, your Christmas celebrations may be smaller than usual, but that doesn’t mean they should be any less delicious. Check out our list below of Los Angeles restaurants offering Christmas dinners for delivery or takeout.

Boxwood at The London, West Hollywood
Boxwood Restaurant at West Hollywood hotel The London features fine dining that unites California freshness with classic British influences. Order your holiday to-go meal in advance, and then safely pick it up in the front driveway. A la carte choices include Beef Wellington, roasted turkey, Yule Log, English toffee pudding, and more. You’ll need to order for  Christmas Eve by noon on December 22, or for Christmas Day by 5 p.m. on December 22. To order, call the restaurant at 310-358-7788 or email boxwoodhost@thelondonweho.com.

Cafe Bizou, Agoura Hills
Angelenos have flocked to Cafe Bizou for dependably delicious, reasonably priced French food since the ‘90s. Throughout the pandemic, they’ve offered 3-course meals for as little as $20, and those same deals will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for takeout or delivery. Main courses include Beef Bourguignon or Lobster, Sea Scallops, and Shrimp Pasta. Order a starter such as baked mushrooms or lobster and salmon ravioli, while flourless chocolate cake, bread pudding, and tiramisu comprise the dessert options. You can place your order on Cafe Bizou’s website or by calling 818-991-9560.

Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn, Malibu
Savor an elegant prime rib dinner in your home on Christmas Day, Christmas Day, or on  December 26 from Carbon Beach Club at Malibu Beach Inn. In addition to a 40 oz. Creekstone Prime Rib, CBC’s Christmas To-Go Dinner also includes roasted fingerling potatoes, brussels sprouts, crispy shallots, and Parker House rolls. Featuring the freshest, locally sourced ingredients, this meal for four is reasonably priced at $200 for curbside pickup, or $225 with delivery. To place your order, call 310-460-7509. Curbside pickup is available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on December 24-26.

Celestino Ristorante, Pasadena
Celestino Ristorante, renowned for authentic Italian cuisine, is offering Christmas Eve dinner to go this year. Order from Chef Celestino Drago’s full menu, or opt for festive holiday main dishes like mushroom souffle, ravioli filled with duck, mushrooms, and porcino blueberry sauce, ossobuco, bistecca, and lasagna. Dessert choices include tiramisu, panna cotta with strawberries, and torta al ciocolato. To order, call the restaurant at 626-795-4006.

Image of Mai Tai Kit courtesy of Playa Provisions.

Connie & Ted’s, West Hollywood
Its superior New England-style seafood continues to make Connie & Ted’s one of WeHo’s most beloved restaurants. Christmas Eve dinner to go from Connie & Ted’s features hickory-smoked prime rib, potato gratin, creamed spinach, roasted winter squash soup, Little Gem wedge salad, and a blondie for dessert. Dinner is $80 per person and can be ordered for pickup via TOCK.

Fig, Santa Monica
The restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar is offering a lavish to-go feast for four on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Beef tenderloin, branzino, Kaluga caviar chips and dip, smoked mozzarella arancini, Parker House rolls, a traditional Yule Log, and much more are $395 for four and can be ordered via TOCK.

Freedman’s, Silver Lake
Chinese food at Christmas is a longstanding tradition for many American Jewish families. Continue the tradition at Freedman’s, the Silver Lake deli that exerts a strong French influence. Hailed as “one of America’s 10 best restaurants” by Bon Appetit in 2018, Freedman’s “Delicious Chinese Food for Christmas” offering is available from December 22-23 and includes 5-spice braised short ribs, wok-charred scallion noodles, Sichuan black cod wontons, hot and sour soup, and more. Dinner is $75 for two or $150 for four and can be ordered for pickup via TOCK. Please note: Though the dinners are now sold out, you can join the waiting list on TOCK.

Genghis Cohen, Fairfax
Christmas is always the busiest day of the year for Genghis Cohen. This longtime purveyor of New York-style Chinese food will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for takeout and delivery pre-orders. The family-style feast features a whole roast duck, more than ten signature dishes, a 4-to-6-person cocktail such as a Mai Tai or Egg Noggin, and a six-pack of Tsing Tao for $300. The regular menu will also be available. More details, including info on pickup and delivery, can be found here.

Georgia’s, Long Beach & Anaheim
Known for Southern-inspired comfort food, Georgia’s Festive Feast and Soulful Sides can be picked up on Christmas Eve. Offerings include fried chicken, BBQ St. Louis ribs, jambalaya, desserts like peach cobbler and sweet potato pie, and much more. You must order by December 21 for pickup on December 24 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Harold & Belle’s, Jefferson Park
Harold & Belle’s has been serving Creole food to Angelenos since 1969. For Christmas 2020, the Jefferson Park eatery is offering Holiday Catering and “To Geaux” with choices like Cajun fried turkey, pork roast, jambalaya, oyster dressing, red beans and rice, and more. Meals for one are $35, while a feast that serves 20-25 is $475. Call 323-735-9023 to order for pickup December 23-25. 25.

Jane Q, Hollywood
Located at the Kimpton Everly Hotel, Jane Q is offering a merry Christmas repast with choices such as half Peking duck, braised lamb, roasted arctic char, and a make-your-own mulled wine kit. Order the prix-fixe menu or a la carte for pickup or delivery on December 23-24. You can order for pickup by calling 213-279-3534 or via Postmates, Grub Hub, or DoorDash.

Celestino Pasta Spread, Photo Credit: acuna-hansen

Little Dom’s, Los Feliz
Los Feliz’s beloved Italian eatery Little Dom’s is offering fried turkey ($85, serving 5 to 8) for Chrismtas to go, while Christmas Eve takeout offerings include large pans of chicken cacciatore ($75), baked ziti ($70) and lasagna ($85), all serving six to eight people. To order, email christmas@littledoms.com or call 323-661-0055 for pickup on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Playa Provisions, Playa del Rey
With a kitchen headed by Top Chef winner Brooke Williamson, Playa Provisions is a standout. This year, the Playa del Rey eatery is offering a special dinner to be picked up on December 23 or 24, then reheated for Christmas. It includes duck confit, opal basil salad, cauliflower soup, Parker House rolls with maple butter, and Paris Brest with chocolate cremeux filling and candied hazelnuts. You can also order a Mai Tai or Old Fashioned Kit ($125-150), or a tray of ready-to-bake cinnamon rolls ($23) to make Christmas morning that much sweeter. Order by calling 310-683-5019 or ordering here.

The Raymond 1886, Pasadena
Christmas Eve dinner is available from The Raymond 1886. Their 3-course prix-fixe dinner for two is $100 (or $200 for four) and includes salad, a 16 oz. Porterhouse or whole branzino, and an innovative, special dessert like Snow White (whipped vanilla ganache, peppermint tuille, and spruce butter) or Christmas Pudding (butterscotch budino with bay leaf ice cream and gingerbread streusel). Order this meal for takeout by December 20 for takeout, delivery, or curbside pickup on December 24 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. You can order at 626-441-3136.

Urban Plates, citywide
Fast-casual eatery Urban Plates, with locations around Los Angeles, is offering a turkey family feast that serves 6 to 8 for $129. Dinner includes cage-free turkey, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, artisan bread, roasted brussels sprouts, and potatoes. You must order by December 20 for pick up on December 23 or 24. Order here.

Karin E. Baker

About Karin E. Baker

Karin E. Baker is a native Angeleno who loves the eateries, history, nature, architecture, and art of her hometown. When not exploring poke shacks in Kona, tascas in Córdoba, and konditoris in Malmö, she writes about food, culture, lifestyle and travel. She obsesses over comma usage and classic films and is always happy to find an excuse to open a bottle of champagne.
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