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Dec 9, 2013 07:55 PM

Christmas Day Dining in LA

Does anyone know of restaurants that will be open on Christmas Day? I'm looking for a restaurant for dinner, near either Pasadena or Silver Lake or anywhere in between. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Not much open. Mostly hotel restaurants.

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    1. re: wienermobile

      The Palm downtown, Ruth Chris, McCormick and Schmick
      Open has a list look under Christmas day Los Angeles.

        1. re: OscarFox

          Thank you OscarFox and wienermobile. I checked out the open table link. Looks like a lot of chains mostly. Hotel restaurants are a good option, too.

          1. re: alliebear

            I tried to make reservations at the Royce at the Langham in Pasadena but there were no reservations available. I'm OK with that because it was upwards of $125 per person.

      1. re: ipsedixit

        it's a great tradition for new york jews (like me) to eat chinese food on christmas day.
        many non-observant jews like myself will be in the SGV on christmas day.

        1. re: westsidegal

          Yes, we're looking for a Westside Chinese restaurant for Jewish Christmas Day (after movie, of course).

          1. re: Discerning1

            Hop Li West LA, Hop Woo & Shanghai Diamond on Pico may be open, Also check with Mandarin Kitchen and Moon House both in Westwood area.

          2. re: ipsedixit

            Thanks. My mom looked into Din Tai Fung, but they will be closed on Christmas. I'm not really familiar with the area. Do you have any recommendations for Chinese restaurants in SGV? On the same level or better than Din Tai Fung?

          3. Your choice will be limited to a few hundred Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley. Vietnamese restaurants will be open, too.

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            1. re: raytamsgv

              and a ton in LA, ie Genghis Cohens...

            2. Michelengelo's is open in SL.

              1. Here a link to LA Eater's Where to eat Chinese Food on Christmas Day: