Christmas Dining In San Francisco, Oakland, South Bay & Napa
TO-GO CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERINGS:
Luke’s Local Christmas – Order your Christmas dinner bounty with Luke’s Local, who has produced a plethora of tasty, house-made dishes for the occasion. Led by executive chef Nick Rappoport (The French Laundry, Serpentine, Outerlands), supplemented by goods sourced from their food maker partners — many of which use Luke’s Local kitchen as home base for their business. Bonus: Add a gorgeous wreath from Mariquita Farm or hydrangea bouquet for a touch of holiday cheer.
Presidio Social Club – Pastry Chef Rene Cruz is offering his pies and cakes to-go this holiday season. Christmas desserts include: a Coconut Cream Pie, Bourbon Pecan Pie, and Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie (all $45), and a Chocolate Peppermint Cake ($80). Whipped cream is also available for $5/pint. Customers can order cakes and pies online through December 17, 2015 on the Presidio Social Club website.
Christmas Eve Dining in San Francisco
A16 – San Francisco’s celebrated A16 will once again celebrate the honored Italian-American tradition of Feast of the Seven Fishes this Christmas Eve. The seven-course feast will be served family-style with dishes from Chef Rocky Maselli likeSaffron Cavatelli with mussels, ceci nero, chili, lemon, and chervil and Black Cod & Dungeness Crab Brodetto with clams, mussels, cockles, Orange Agrumato, and chili. The dinner is offered at $100 per person with wine pairing options available from Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren. Reservations can be made by visiting www.a16sf.com or calling 415.771.2216.
Burritt Room + Tavern by Charlie Palmer – This holiday season, gather with friends and loved ones at Burritt Room + Tavern, where you’ll enjoy a three-course feast for $48 per person. Chef Luke Knox’s Christmas Eve menu features dishes like Oyster Stew with pacific oysters, white wine fumé, potato, and strauss family dairy; Sweet Potato Dumplings with wild mushrooms, chestnuts, and cranberries; and main course options Spice Brined Sonoma Duck and a traditional Niman Ranch Honey Glazed Ham. End on a sweet note with Monkey Bread, Egg Nog Cheesecake, and more. Three Course Menu | $48 per person. Thursday, December 24, 2015 | 4:00 – 8:30 pm. Reserve | 415.400.0561 | View menu.
Christmas Eve Celebration at Desco – On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, Desco in Old Oakland will be open for dinner from 5:00 to 9:00 PM serving their regular a la carte menu plus $48.00 and $65.00 prix fixe menus with a main course of traditional Christmas Eve seafood stew with clams, Mediterranean mussels, poached octopus, prawns, baby calamari, served with Fettunta bread. The restaurant’s regular lunch menu will be available earlier in the day. All prices exclude tax and gratuity. 499 9th Street, Oakland CA 94607.510.663.9000
La Folie – On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, La Folie in San Francisco will be seating from 5:30 to 10:00 PM serving a $175.00 four-course prix fixe menu with an amuse bouche and petits fours and an optional $100.00 pairing of wines by the glass. The main course choices will be Sonoma Squab and Chestnut Risotto with wild mushroom, celery root and truffled jus or Coffee Rubbed Venison with chestnuts, root vegetables, wild huckleberries and red cabbage “choucroute.” All prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. 2316 Polk Street, San Francisco CA 94109
Le Colonial – On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, Le Colonial in San Francisco will be open from 4:00 to 9:30 PM serving their regular a la carte dinner menu plus a la carte holiday Chef’s specials. In addition, for parties of 11 or more, there will be $45.00, $55.00 and $75.00 prix fixe menu options with those prices per person and the meal served family style. All prices exclude beverages, tax and gratuity. 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco CA 94109.
Le P’tit Laurent – On Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24, Le P’tit Laurent in San Francisco will open from 5:30 to 10:30 PM serving an $81.00 four-course prix menu with an amuse bouche and a complimentary glass of Champagne with dessert. Main course choices will be grilled Chilean sea bass served with vegetables, risotto and lemon butter blanc sauce; or duo of roasted pheasant with garniture grand-mere mushroom sauce; or rack of lamb with green beans, asparagus and rosemary sauce; or grilled filet mignon with gratin Dauphinois and foie gras sauce. 699 Chenery Street, San Francisco CA 94131
Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco – Enjoy a Michelin-star dinner the direction of Chef Daniel Corey on Christmas Eve with a 3-course menu highlighting the season’s best. Paired with wine by Luce’s Marissa Payne, guests can enjoy dishes like Kanpachi Crudo, Lightly Marinated, Pomegranate, Mint paired with Franz Pichler, ‘Bachgarten,’ Grüner Veltliner, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria, 2013; Warm Local Mushroom Salad, Brioche, Anchovy Vinaigrette paired with Torricino, Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy 2012. Main dish selections include Diver Scallop Wild Rice & Winter Pumpkin, Turnips with Pierre Matrot, Bourgogne, Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, 2011; Duck Breast, Roasted Cauliflower, Fuji Apple, Pine Nut Crumble with Alban, ‘Patrina,’ Syrah, Edna Valley, California, 2012; and Short Rib of Beef, Glazed with Black Truffle, Potato, Winter Greens with Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California, 2013. Christmas Eve dinner is from 5:00pm – 9:00pm; $95 per person: $140 with wine pairing : $45 children 4-12 years old (excludes tax and gratuity). Reservations required. Contact: +1 415 616 6566
Roka Akor – Executive Chef Roman Petry of Roka Akor (801 Montgomery St.) invites guests to gather around the open-charcoal robata grill and celebrate the holidays this season with a special tasting menu. In addition to serving a full menu, Roka Akor will offer a five-course dinner that is designed to be shared and served for a minimum of two people. Highlighted courses include Escolar Tataki with White Asparagus and Yuzu, Heirloom Beet Salad with Shiso Crème Fraiche, Ruby Mustard Greens and Lime, Chef Selection Seasonal Sashimi Platter, and Toro Roll with Green Onion and Fresh Wasabi, among others. The featured main dish includes Yuzu Miso Marinated Black Cod wrapped in a Japanese Magnolia Leafand Grilled Asparagus with Wafu Dressing and Sesame. The seasonal dessert isAzuki Bean Oshiruko with Kabocha Pumpkin, Pear and Walnut Mochi. Roka Akor’s Christmas Eve menu is priced at $88 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Roka Akor will be open on Christmas Eve from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are not required, but highly recommended and can be made by calling 415-362-8887. To learn more about Roka Akor, visit their website, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Top of the Mark – 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 includingRosemary 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 $125 per person and children (ages 4 — 12) are $59. Reservations are required. Please call 415-616-6941.
A16 Rockridge – Bring your appetite, holiday spirit and loved ones over to A16 Rockridge this Christmas Eve to revel in one of their most anticipated annual traditions: Feast of the Seven Fishes. Chef Rocky Maselli has a seafood-centric feast in store for guests, inspired by Italian customs and the local bounty brought by TwoXSea and Water2Table. The multi-course, prix fixe menu is served family-style with dishes including Cornmeal Fried Oysters with fennel, oro blanco grapefruit, Calabrian chili aioli and Zeppole alla Bombardino with rum zabaglione and chocolate sauce. Wine Director/Owner Shelley Lindgren’s wine pairings are optional with three choices including classic, rosso or rare & unique. Feast of the Seven Fishes is available at $90 per person and reservations can be made by visiting www.a16rockridge.com or calling 510.768.8003.
Harvest Table – Spread Christmas cheer and gather at our table to savor a three-course menu for just $59 per person. Executive Chef Levi Mezick has created a three-course menu with classic holiday dishes with a twist made with locally sourced, Northern California ingredients. Dishes include Pan Roasted Diver Sea Scallops with Pomegranate, Butternut Squash Purée, and Brussels Sprouts; Honey and Clove Glazed Ham: Sweet Potato, Swiss Chard, and Kumquat Jus; and Slow Baked Branzino Bouillabaisse with Fennel, Fingerling Potato, Saffron, and Tomato. 2:30 – 7:00pm. Details here.
CHRISTMAS DAY DINING:
Luce at the InterContinental San Francisco – On Christmas Day, guests of Luce can enjoy a brunch buffet or 3-course Christmas Eve dinner. From 11am – 2:30pm, Michelin star Chef Daniel Corey will offer a brunch buffet with omelette station and complimentary sparkling wine. Price is $85 per person, $45 for children 4 – 12. From 5pm – 9pm, guests can enjoy a 3-course menu with dishes like Kanpachi Crudo, Lightly Marinated, Pomegranate, Mint paired with Franz Pichler, ‘Bachgarten,’ Grüner Veltliner, Federspiel, Wachau, Austria, 2013; Warm Local Mushroom Salad, Brioche, Anchovy Vinaigrette paired with Torricino, Greco di Tufo, Campania, Italy 2012. Main dish selections include Diver Scallop Wild Rice & Winter Pumpkin, Turnips with Pierre Matrot, Bourgogne, Chardonnay, Burgundy, France, 2011; Duck Breast, Roasted Cauliflower, Fuji Apple, Pine Nut Crumble with Alban, ‘Patrina,’ Syrah, Edna Valley, California, 2012; and Short Rib of Beef, Glazed with Black Truffle, Potato, Winter Greens with Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, California, 2013. Dessert selections include Bread Pudding, Banana, Caramel with Carlo Hauner, Malvasia Delle Lipari, Passito, Sicilia, Italy, 2011; Chocolate Gingerbread Roulade, Poached Pears with Niepoort Late Bottled Vintage Port. $95 per person: $140 with wine pairing : $45 children 4-12 years old (excludes tax and gratuity). Reservations required. Contact: 415 616 6566
Top of the Mark 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 a magician and face painter this year. Top of the Mark Christmas Day Brunch and Christmas Dinner buffet is $125 per adult and $59 per child (ages 4 – 12). Reservations are required. Please call 415-616-6941.