Crystal Cove tree lighting

Because so many of our restaurants in Laguna Beach are still run by families, many of the restaurants are closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to allow their families to spend time with loved ones. There are, however, a few powerhouses (with great culinary!) in town that are offering the following.

See Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Restaurant Closures 

PLEASE NOTE: I’m only publishing information that has been sent to me from my dear chefs – if you don’t see your favorite restaurant listed here, call them directly to get the Christmas Day scoop.

Special Christmas Eve Dining Events

370 Common Kitchen
Thursday, Dec. 24th, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Regular Menu + Festive Specials

K’ya Bistro
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 10:00 p.m.
3 courses with fixings + Dessert
Reservations please, (949) 376-9718

Lumberyard 
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 10:30 p.m.
Regular Menu + Special Holiday Dishes
NOTE: Only 8:30 and later reservations available at this time.

Nirvana Grille
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 9:00 p.m.
Regular menu + 3-course Prix Fixe Menu

Sapphire
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 10:30 p.m.
3-course Prix Fixe Menu

Selanne Steak Tavern
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 10:00 p.m.
Regular menu + Chef Josh Severson’s Prime Rib

Starfish
Thursday, Dec. 24th regular hours.
Regular menu with lobster tail additions, including a Kung Pao style 13-ounce lobster tail and traditional style with Asian herb butter.

Studio at the Montage
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 10:00 p.m.
5-course Holiday Tasting Menu, $150/person, $235/with wine
A La Carte Menu also available.

Christmas Day Dining – Buffets

Hotel Laguna’s Traditional Christmas Day Buffet
Friday, Dec. 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 pm.
Oceanfront indoor and outdoor patio seating
$48/person, $18 for children 12 and under
Reservations please, (949) 494-1151

Enjoy an expansive and decadent beachfront feast from Executive Chef Robert Hines with Domestic Cheeses & Cold Meats, Shrimp Cocktail, Lobster Bisque, Waldorf, Mixed Greens and Roasted Beet Salads, Baked Goods & Pastries, Chef’s Carving Board with Turkey, New York Strip, Roasted Chicken, Short Ribs and Sea Bass, Potatoes & Stuffings and Petit Cakes, Pies and Cookies.

Montage Masterpiece Holiday Celebration
Friday, Dec. 25th, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$130/adults, $40/children ages 4-12 (tax and gratuity not included)
Reservations please, (949) 715-6420

Enjoy a 12-station buffet with a live jazz trio. complimentary family photographs and a complimentary champagne toast as well.

 

Christmas Day Dining – Prix Fixe Menus

K’ya Bistro
Friday, Dec. 25th until 10:00 p.m.
3 courses with fixings + Dessert
Reservations please, (949) 376-9718

Montage Laguna Beach – The Loft
Friday, Dec. 25th, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 pm.
Four Course Holiday Tasting Menu with a choice of appetizer, entrée, cheese and dessert
$125/adults, $40/children ages 4-12 (tax and gratuity not included)
Note: The Loft’s À la Carte Menu will not be offered in Dining Room. Bistro Menu is available in Bistro only 3:00pm-10:00pm
Reservations please, (949) 715-6420

Montage Laguna Beach – Studio 
Friday, Dec. 25th, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Five Course Holiday Tasting Menu
$150/person, $235 with wine (tax and gratuity not included)
Note: Studio’s À la Carte Menu will be available
Reservations please, (949) 715-6420

Splashes Restaurant at the Surf & Sand Resort
Friday, Dec. 25th, Lunch served 12:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. and Dinner served 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
3-Course Prix Fixe lunch and dinner served.
Reservations please, (844) 491-6787

Studio at the Montage
Thursday, Dec. 24th until 9:00 p.m.
5-course Holiday Tasting Menu, $150/person, $235/with wine
A La Carte Menu also available.

 

Christmas Day Dining – Regular Menu

Rooftop at Casa del Camin0 – open for lunch and drinks, evening appetizers only until 8:00 p.m.
Mandarin Chinese Restaurant

Christmas Weekend

Tortilla Republic
On Christmas weekend, the Tortilla Republic Brunch begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and features refreshing bottomless mimosas with the traditional TR brunch menu.