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.

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Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel will serve dinner on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The award-winning restaurant offers a four-course dinner menu available with and without wine pairings. Guests can choose from an array of indulgent dishes and desserts. 5pm-9pm, $185 per person and $125 extra with wine pairing. Call 831-624-8578 to reserve.

Carmel Highlands

Pacific’s Edge Restaurant at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers an amazing four-course menu including duck tart, cauliflower soup, filet mignon, chocolate tart and more. Dinner will be served 3pm-8pm. $110 for adults, does not include gratuity. 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 $145 for adults. Call 831-658-3400 to reserve.

Let Edgar's at Quail do the cooking this Christmas! On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day they host a festive a la carte menu with special items like herb crusted rack of lamb, and chocolate mousse as well as their regular menu. Dinners will be served 4pm-9pm. Call 866-675-1101 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. $40 for adults. For reservations call 831-657-6675.

Jacks Monterey at the Portola Hotel & Spa is offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day pre-fixe dinner menus with entree options like prime rib, halibut and turkey. $44.95 per person. For reservations call 831-649-7874.

Just down Cannery Row, the C Restaurant + Bar at The InterContinental the Clement Monterey offers a delectable prix-fixe Christmas dinner menu with a great ocean view. The three-course dinner features dishes like wild mushroom soup, Colorado lamb ribeye, Sonoma duck and gingerbread cake. 5:30pm-10pm. $95 for adults, $135 wine wine pairings and $45 for children ages 5-12. Call 831-375-4800 to reserve.

Start a new holiday tradition with Christmas dinner at Vizcaino Waterfront Food & Drink, located at the Monterey Tides. Savor a three course prix fixe meal featuring entree options like prime rib of beef, tequila turkey breast or char-broiled swordfish. Lunch is served from 11am-2pm and dinner from 5pm-10pm, $49 per person. For reservations call  831-899-4544.

Estéban restaurant at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa hosts a delicious family style Christmas dinner with seared scallops, beef wellington, roasted potatoes, buche de noel and more. Dinner is served from 4pm-9pm. $75 per person. For reservations call  831-324-6773.

Pebble Beach

Let the world-renowned chefs at Pebble Beach Resorts prepare a sumptuous buffet of traditional holiday fare and delicious seasonal specialties for you to enjoy on Christmas, all while overlooking the famed 18th hole at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Located at Stillwater Bar & Grill at The Lodge at Pebble Beach, menu highlights include traditional holiday fare carving stations, seasonal salads, cheese compositions, cakes, pies, sweet treats and more. 12pm-6pm.; Adults $116 plus tax and service charge; children ages 5-12 $54 plus tax and service charge; children under age 4 are complimentary. Call 831-625-8524 for reservations.