Dining out for the holidays can be a scrumptious way to mark the year’s end. Enjoy the gift of an exceptional meal at any of these restaurants offering special menus on Christmas Eve and Day.
Where to Dine on Christmas in the San Diego Area
333 Pacific (Oceanside)
This casual-yet-upscale oceanfront spot invites you to take in a three-course dinner ($54.95, and $13.95 for children 12 and under) and evening views of Oceanside Pier on Christmas Day.
Mister A’s (Downtown)
“Tops” in fine dining, this 50-year-old penthouse establishment offers one-of-a-kind views of the skyline as well as spectacular fare. There will be a three-course menu for Christmas Eve dinner ($89.50) as well as Christmas Day brunch and dinner ($77.50).
Coasterra (Harbor Island)
Enjoy a modern Mexican buffet on Christmas Day ($64.95, and $12.95 for children 12 and under) with lovely seating overlooking the bay. Be forewarned; all reservations are for outside, and there is no weather back-up plan.
Humphrey’s (Point Loma)
This Christmas morning, indulge in a festive champagne brunch ($70, $20 for children 4-10, and free for ages 3 and under) in a modern setting on Shelter Island.
Mille Fleurs (Rancho Santa Fe)
Let the food and ambience take you to the French countryside this Christmas. The celebrated Mille Fleurs offers a prix fixe menu on the 24th and an a la carte menu on the 25th.
NINE-TEN (La Jolla)
Treat yourself to a three-course dinner the day before ($70, or $105 with wine pairings). On Christmas Day, it’s an a la carte brunch, special pastry bar, $16 bottomless mimosas, and other drink and chef specials.
Provisional Restaurant at Pendry (Downtown)
Provisional’s casual and communal dining setting will add the perfect tone to your family holiday meal. Partake in a special three-course dinner menus ($80, $25 for children 3-12) on Christmas Eve and Day.
Rustic Root (Gaslamp)
The Gaslamp’s rooftop hot-spot will serve a three-course holiday menu ($55) with house and holiday favorites.
The waterfront restaurant at the new InterContinental Hotel overlooks San Diego Bay. It will celebrate its first holiday season with a decadent three-course menu ($59, and $25 for kids 12 and under) on the 24th and 25th.