San Francisco & Oakland Christmas Dining
If you’re looking for some great San Francisco & Oakland Christmas dining options, I’ve compiled a list at some of my favorite local restaurants. I hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays wherever you may be celebrating! XO The J.S.F.
A16 and A16 Rockridge will celebrate Christmas Eve with “Feast of the Seven Fishes.” An honored Italian-American tradition, the seven-course meal will feature seafood fare from Executive Chef Rocky Maselli including dishes like Dungeness Crab with fried Brussels sprouts, Calabrian chili and Meyer lemon and Roasted Monterey Squid with saffron potato and salsa verde. This special Christmas Eve menu will be served family style with three optional wine pairings from Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren including a classic pairing, a Rosso pairing, and a unique and rare pairing. Dinner is priced at $80 per person with wine pairing selections from $55-75 per person at A16 and $48-68 per person at A16 Rockridge.San Francisco & Rockridge (Oakland) California.
Happy Holidays at A16 San Francisco
Bocanova – Celebrate Christmas Eve on the water this year at Bocanova, same Chef/Owner of Jack’s Oyster Bar. Chef/Owner Rick Hackett and Executive Chef, John Jackson, have put together a Christmas Eve prix fixe four-course tamale menu for $38.00 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Menu highlights include the Cuban Tamale with Dungeness crab, the Green Tamale with chicken, chipotle, and tomato, and the Persimmon Pudding with eggnog ice cream. Jack London Square in Oakland, CA.
Presidio Social Club – In honor of the holidays Presidio Social Club is offering a NEW Hot Cocktails Menu. What’s more fun for the holidays than having a festive holiday cocktail in the fabulous setting in the historic Presidio Social Club! 563 Ruger Street. San Francisco, CA. 94129. 415-885-1888.
December, 2014 me and some girlfriends having Holiday Cocktails at The Top Of The Mark
Top of the Mark Holiday Tea – Celebrate the merriment of the holiday season at Top of the Mark’s annual afternoon Holiday Tea. A selection of fine teas and delectable three-tier presentations of desserts, scones and tea sandwiches will be offered by Chef Nenad Stefanovic and will feature classics like Cranberry scones with Devonshire cream and lemon curd and Mini Yule Logs. Holiday Tea will debut on Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and continues Mondays through Thursdays from December 1st to December 18th and Mondays and Tuesdays from December 22nd to December 29th.Holiday Tea at Top of the Mark is $50 per person. For reservations, please call 415-616-6941.
Top of the Mark Children’s Magical Holiday Tea – Magical Holiday Tea is an amusing family-friendly event open to kids and adults of all ages, featuring Perry the Magician and face painter Pixie. Guests will also enjoy a cookie decorating station with Chef Nenad Stefanovic, a Fire Engine display in the courtyard and visits from Santa Claus. Adults are offered an array of both sweet and savory tea sandwiches as well as special items from the kitchen including Kobe beef sliders, meatball kebabs, and Bacon Monte Cristo Finger Sandwiches. Young tea-goers will receive a selection of popular kids’ treats and finger foods including Pigs in a blanket, Macaroni and cheese, and Chicken nuggets. Guests may also enjoy the elaborate dessert buffet filled with a Christmas Yule log, fresh fruit tartlets, homemade marshmallows, and more. Magical Holiday Tea is held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, December 5 and Saturday, December 6; Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13; Friday, December 19 and Saturday, December 20; as well as Friday, December 26 and Saturday, December 27. Seating times are at 12:00 p.m., 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. The Fire Engine display will be in the courtyard on Fridays, December 5, 12, and 19 and Santa Claus will visit in the lobby on Saturdays, December 6, 13, and 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. In the spirit of giving, Top of the Mark invites guests to bring a new toy to donate to the Toys for Tots drive. Magical Holiday Tea will be $60 per person, or $56 with toy donation. For reservations, please call 415-616-6941.
Holiday Champagne Brunch – Top of the Mark presents its luxurious holiday Sunday Champagne brunch starting on November 30 and continuing each Sunday until the end of December. Chef Nenad Stefanovic showcases a sophisticated buffet complete with a raw bar, soups, salads and small plates, as well as roasts and breakfast selections. Menu highlights include Cioppino, Black Cod & Prawns with flageolet and braised chard stems, Turkey hash benedicts, Caviar selections, Porcini ravioli with seared Brussel sprouts, butternut squash and brown butter cream, and more. The brunch will also feature a decadent Viennese table dessert buffet and bottomless sparkling wine. Guests will also enjoy entertainment from a live jazz pianist. Brunch is from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and is $99 per adult and $59 per child. Reservations are recommended. Please call 415-616-6941.
Christmas Eve Dinner – Celebrate Christmas Eve at the festive Top of the Mark with the city of San Francisco twinkling in the background. Enjoy a dinner buffet including a raw bar, antipasto selection, chef station, small plates, entrees, roasts, and more. Chef Nenad Stefanovic will feature some traditional holiday favorites including Rosemary crusted prime rib, Upland Cress with frisee, white asparagus and horseradish mustard dressing, Bruschetta station with fava bean, manchego cheese, grilled pear, blue cheese, honey sweet potato and pancetta hash, and much more. Dessert will include Crepe Suzette with Grand Marnier sauce and orange supreme, as well as traditional holiday classics. Guests will also enjoy live music from San Francisco’s renowned pianist, Ricardo Scales. Top of the Mark’s Christmas Eve dinner buffet is offered from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Adults are $119 per person and children (ages 4 — 12) are $59. Reservations are required. Please call 415-616-6941.
Christmas Day Brunch and Dinner Buffet – Fill your day of merriment and joy with a special holiday brunch and dinner buffet on Christmas Day at Top of the Mark. From 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., enjoy every delicious holiday treat you could imagine from traditional prime rib and turkey to a sweet selection of holiday cakes and pies. Chef Nenad Stefanovic presents a delicious feast offering something for everyone’s taste. Brunch highlights include an omelet and waffle station, Scrambled eggs with chives and seasoned breakfast potatoes, and La Mer Benedict with béarnaise sauce. Additional Christmas Day highlights include Bone in Ham with charred pineapple sauce, Beef Medallions with caramelized shallots au poivre and fried parsnip chips, Grilled Lamb Chops with spiced lamb breast and honey mint dressing, Lobster bisque, and more. Guests will also enjoy live entertainment from pianists Michael Athens and Ricardo Scales. Top of the Mark Christmas Day Brunch and Christmas Dinner buffet is $119 per adult and $59 per child (ages 4 – 12). Reservations are required. Please call 415-616-6941.
Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Luce invites guests to the table for a four course dinner to celebrate the merriment of the holiday season. Diners will enjoy a globally inspired meal prepared by Michelin-star Chef Daniel Corey with seasonal, local ingredients. Menu highlights include local mushroom potage with crispy chicken skin and herb pistou; marinated baby beets, pickled apple, turnip and burrata; sweetbread ravioli with crispy sweetbreads and truffle; black bass, Dungeness crab jus and cauliflower; and a poached and roasted duck breast with onions and quince. Desserts will include pear cake with roasted white chocolate mousse and crème fraîche ice cream and chocolate pound cake with ginger infused custard, orange marmalade and a cranberry reduction. The special menu, served exclusively on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, will be $90 per person or $130 with wine pairing. Children ages 12 and younger are $45. Reservations are required. Please call 415-616-6566.
Christmas Eve Dinner at Nob Hill Club – Celebrate the Christmas spirit at Nob Hill Club’s Christmas Eve Dinner. Chef Nenad Stefanovic prepares selections of upscale holiday creations including Quince & Brie with pistachio and lavender honey, Braised Sea Bass with endive, pomegranate and fennel cream, Pork Tenderloin with honey & thyme braised tangerine, rapini and pommes dauphinoise, and a sophisticated dessert of Elderflower Panna Cotta. The dinner is $79 per adult, $109 per adult with wine pairing and $49 per child (ages 4 – 12). For reservations, please call 415-392-3434.
Christmas Day Meal at Nob Hill Club – Join in the holiday cheer with a four course dinner at Intercontinental Mark Hopkin’s Nob Hill Club on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014. Dinner showcases the indulgent flavors of the winter harvest prepared by Chef Nenad Stefanovic. The menu includes Lobster bisque with tempura chives, Grilled Chicory with artisan lettuce, crispy duck prosciutto, grapes, olives and candied walnuts, Beef Tenderloin served with bone marrow butter, white asparagus bundles and duchesse potato. Dessert is aLemon & Pink Peppercorn Pot de Crème with olive oil and rosemary water. Christmas Day Dinner is $79 per adult, $109 per adult with wine pairing and $49 per child (ages 4 – 12). For reservations, please call 415-392-3434.