Christmas Dinners in Monterey County

Leave the stress of the holidays to the fabulous restaurants in Monterey County! Several eateries remain open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to serve up delicious seasonal meals. Click here for a full list of other holiday events in Monterey.

Big Sur

The Big Sur River Inn invites guests to stop by their restaurant on for Christmas Day brunch and/or dinner. Brunch is served 10:30am-4:30pm and dinner is served 5pm-9pm. Call 831-667-2700 for reservations.


Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel will serve dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The award-winning restaurant offers a 4-course dinner menu available with and without wine pairings. Guests can choose from an array of indulgent dishes and desserts. 5pm-9pm, $150 per person and $110 extra with wine pairing. Call 831-624-8578 to reserve.

Enjoy a classic Christmas dinner at Anton & Michele. Traditional menu items, as well as seasonal specials, will be available. 3pm-9pm. For reservations call 831-624-2406.

Carmel Highlands

Pacific’s Edge Restaurant at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers an amazing four-course Christmas menu including artichoke soup, line strip bass and croissant bread pudding. Dinner is served 3pm-8pm. $110 for adults, $55 for children 5 to 12, children under 5 dine free. Call 831-622-5445 to reserve.

Carmel Valley

Bernardus Lodge hosts a delicious four-course dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Dine on traditional favorites made with sustainably sourced, local and organic produce and naturally raised meats, as well as several special creations from Chef Cal Stamenov. There will also be wine tasting and hot apple cider by the fireplace. Dinner is served from 5pm-9pm and is $125 for adults. Call 831-658-3400 to reserve.


Schooners Coastal Kitchen & Bar at Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa offers a special holiday menu on Christmas Day. In addition, to the regular menu, guests can enjoy a four-course prix fixe dinner including options like prime rib and Mary’s chicken. $65 per person. Call 831-372-2628 for reservations.

TusCA Ristorante located at the Hyatt Regency Monterey serves an incredible Christmas Day Buffet. The menu features all sorts of staples like herb roasted turkey, apple stuffing and eggnog cheesecake. 5pm-9pm. $38 for adults. For reservations call 831-657-6675.

Jacks Restaurant at the Portola Hotel & Spa is offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner pre-fixe dinner menus. 5pm-10pm. $44.95 per person. For reservations call 831-649-7874.

Pacific Grove

Fandango's in Pacific Grove remains open on Christmas Day with dinner served from 3pm-8pm. Items from their fantastic standard menu as well special Christmas add-ons like Roast Tom Turkey will be served. Lunch and dinner will also be served on Christmas Eve from 11am-2:30pm and 5pm-9pm. Call 831-372-3456 to reserve.