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Oct 8, 2013 05:49 PM

Xmas Eve Dinner, French?

We are visiting our son in SD this Xmas and would like to take him to dinner on Xmas Eve. Traditionally, we have gone to a French restaurant or prepared a French meal at home. Although we would prefer that kind of meal we would be open to other restaurants who put on a quality meal for Xmas Eve.
Any suggestions welcome.

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  1. Easy- Farm House Cafe.

    Maybe Cafe Chole.

    1. +1 on Farmhouse and Cafe Chloe. And I will add Winesellar and Brasserie.

      1. Poy, without criticism and with all due respect, could you please postpone and ask this again after T-Day? This is still early October!

        Ay yi yi...

        1. Café Chloe has in the past thrown a beautiful Christmas supper at Oliver and Rose, their event space across the street from the restaurant. I'd definitely ask them what's been organized for this year. They take reservations early - the sooner the better because they fill up quick.

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          1. re: SaltyRaisins

            As early as October? Really?

            I'm glad I never took down my Christmas tree from last year...

            I guess I don't know how early you have to reserve for restaurants because I always cook on Xmas. But I don't even order the Xmas meat (which I always get from Siesel's) until after Thanksgiving.

            Still, it seems to me that early October is awfully early to be thinking about such things.

            1. re: DoctorChow

              New to the SD restaurant scene but noticed Hotel Del has posted its holiday schedule. Didn't want to miss out which happened to us in NYC and London. I will relax and enjoy the SD posts. We have two weeks in the area and the food sounds diverse and amazing. The Farmhouse and Cafe Chloe look good.

          2. Not sure if they do Christmas Eve but Tapenade in La Jolla is always a lovely French restaurant.

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            1. re: keena

              Yes, I would also call ahead about Christmas Eve at Cafe Chloe and especially Farmhouse Cafe. Chef/owner Olivier Bioteau does shut down the restaurant at times to spend holidays with family.

              1. re: keena

                I've had a couple of fantastic dinners at Tapenade for Thanksgiving and Xmas has been a few years though.