Christmas Specials at San Diego’s Finest Restaurants

Christmas

Cohn Restaurant Group

The Cohn Restaurant Group, the culinary team behind a series of San Diego’s ultimate dining destinations, is offering some exceptional Christmas menus at several of their restaurants this year. Each of the following restaurants has a special three-course pre-fixe menu for $49.95 for adults and $12.95 for children 12 and under. Some of the restaurants are open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, while others are only open on specific nights.

333 Pacific

333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside, CA 92054

Journey to 333 Pacific in Oceanside for an upscale, relaxed dining experience with endless ocean views this holiday. 333 Pacific will be open on Christmas Eve from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Christmas Day from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The first course features a selection of gourmet soups and salads. For the main entrée, guests can indulge in an appetizing array of meat and seafood creations, from 12 oz. Prime Rib of Beef to Pecan Encrusted Corvina Sea Bass, and many more. Following a gratifying dinner, guests are treated to a choice of three delectable desserts: Black Bottom Pecan Pie, Peppermint Ice Cream, or Apple Streusel Cheesecake.

Vintana Wine + Dine

1205 Auto Park Way, San Diego, CA 92029

Vintana Wine + Dine, situated on the Penthouse Level of the Lexus Centre of Escondido, is open for dinner on Christmas Day from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Known for sophisticated modern California cuisine, Vintana Wine + Dine has a lineup of delicious selections this year. For the first course, guests can choose from three salad and soup options before a satiating entrée selection. With 8 mouth-watering options, from Braised Volcano Lamb Shank to Clove & Brown Sugar Bruleed Country Ham, each diner is sure to find something enticing. Finish your meal with one of three scrumptious dessert selections: Sweet Potato Pie, Chocolate-Pistachio Torte, or Apple Crumb Cheese Cake.

Island Prime

880 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Island Prime is hosting Christmas Day dinner at their stunning location overlooking San Diego Bay. Commence the evening with a salad or soup from the first course before moving on to the main entrée. All entrees are served with yellow wax and haricot verts, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Choices include Pomegranate Cornish Game Hen, Horseradish and Herb Crusted Prime Rib, and Cedar Plan Roasted Salmon, among others. For dessert, Pumpkin Goat Cheesecake, Dutch Apple Pie, or Chocolate Pistachio Torte will fulfill your craving for something sweet.

The Prado

1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

The Prado, nestled in beautiful Balboa Park, is open on Christmas Eve from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Christmas Day from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The meal will commence with tasty salad and soup options followed by an assortment of premier holiday entrees. Select from Pumpkin Spiced Roasted Turkey Breast, Lemongrass Scented Scallops, Pan Roasted Sea Bass, Slow Roasted Pork Chop, and Horseradish Crusted Prime Rib. Escape in the sugary tastes of 4 dessert selections, including the alluring Chocolate-Hazelnut Mousse Bar.

Bo-Beau Kitchen

4996 West Point Loma Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107

Bo-Beau Kitchen in the quaint seaside town of Ocean Beach offers French cuisine in a casual, yet elegant setting. Bo-Beau will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve from 4:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Christmas Day from 3-8 p.m. The prix fixe menu has three courses for $39.95 for adults and $12.95 for children. For the first course, savor the tastes of Escargot, Smoked Salmon Tartare, Cream of Mushroom Soup, or Caesar Salad. For the main course, guests are treated to a selection of four entrees including Braised Lamb Shank and Oven Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon, followed by a mouth-watering dessert.

From the shores of the bay to the lights of midtown, The Cohn Restaurant Group has something special to offer at each of their unique and trendy restaurants. With separate menus offered for the kids, with favorites like Vintana’s Chicken Tenders or Island Prime’s Mac & Cheese, the holidays can be spent exactly the way they should, with the whole family.

Other Options Around Town

Bertrand at Mister A’s

2550 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Bertrand at Mister A’s is minutes from Downtown with panoramic views from the city to the sea. Bertrand at Mister A’s will be open on Christmas Eve from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The prixe-fixe menu has three courses for $75.00 per person. On Christmas Day, the menu is $59.50 per person, and an additional 20% gratuity will be added to every check.

On Christmas Eve, the first course features 6  choices of “Light Items”  starting with Traditional Lobster Bisque, Wild Mushroom and Pea Risotto, Hearts of Baby Romaine with Crab Beignets, Kumiai Oysters “Rockefeller”, Macaroni And Cheese A’s Style, and Multicolored Young Beet Salad. For the main course, choose from Pan Seared Fresh Sea Bass, 48H Cabernet Braised Prime Beef, Oven Roasted Loch Duart Salmon, Roasted California Rack of Lamb, Broken Arrow Ranch Venison Loin, Creekstone Farm Prime Beef Tenderloin, and Vegetarian Composition. Some premium entrée items have an additional fee of $5.00 to $7.50.

Desserts are sure to satisfy that lingering sweet tooth, with luscious treats like Pumpkin Bread Pudding, Tahitian Vanilla Scented Crème Brûlée, Milk Chocolate Mousse Bar, and Decadent Apple Cake. The menu for Christmas Day has the same first course options, with additions to the main entrees like the Hudson Valley Duck Confit.

For festive Christmas dining with a lavish ambience, look no further than Bertrand at Mister A’s.

Pacifica Del Mar 

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Pacifica Del Mar offers sweeping oceanic views with fresh seafood and steaks. They will be open for dinner on Christmas Day from 5:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m. with a 3-course prix fixed menu priced at $49.00 for adults and $16.00 for kids 12 and under.

The “Beginning” course offers an array of fresh soups, salads, and premium appetizers: Roasted Parsnip Soup, Organic Mixed Greens Salad, Japanese Clam Chowder, Slow Roasted Beets, Dungeness Crab Cakes, and Arugula & Frisee Salad. For the “Main Event” guests can choose from 9 artfully crafted entrees like Oven Roast Free Range Turkey, Slow Cooked Angus Prime Rib, Grilled Filet Mignon, Pan Roasted Sea Bass, Sugar Spiced Salmon, Seared Atlantic Sea Scallops, Grilled Swordfish, and Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli. The evening concludes with a delicious dessert like Eggnog Burnt Cream, Chocolate Mousse, Pumpkin & Gingersnap Tiramisu, or Cranberry Sorbet.

Hang up those aprons and pamper your friends with elegant Christmas merriment at Pacifica Del Mar.

Kitchen 1540

1540 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean, Kitchen 1540 resides at the historic L’Auberge Hotel with modern American dishes that are sure to impress. Kitchen 1540 is open for Christmas Dinner with a three-course prix fixed menu priced at $65.00 for adults and $32.00 for children under the age of 12. A 20% gratuity will also be added to each check.

Commence your festive feast with a selection from the first course menu, with options like Crow’s Pass Artisan Lettuces, Scallops, Cool Roasted Beets, Charred Rare Ahi, and Chestnut Soup. Next, indulge in Turkey, Wild Boar, Cornish Game Hen, Steelhead, or California Lamb for a satisfying main course. Don’t forget dessert! Three mouth-watering treats are offered: Candy Cane Sundae, Roasted Chestnut Cremeux, and Spiced Bundt Cake.

Stop by Kitchen 1540 for a jolly Christmas dinner with New-American panache.

Humphreys

2241 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106

With opulence and finesse, Humphrey’s on Shelter Island offers modern global cuisine in a tranquil setting. Humphreys is hosting Christmas Day Brunch on December 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This buffet-style event is $53.95 for adults and $19.95 for children ages 4-12. Free flowing champagne is included. Begin your morning meal with  breakfast classics including Belgian Waffles, Eggs Benedict, Made to Order Omelets, Fontanini Sausage, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Breakfast Pastries, Seasonal Fruit, and Bread & Cie Pastries. Then, make your way over to the Savory Selections area offering an assortment of breads, cheeses, salads, pastas, and Baby Back Ribs.

There is also a sublime selection of seafood entrées: Chilled Shrimp, Made to Order Sushi, Snow Crab Clusters, Sea Bass Ceviche, Canadian Sinku Oysters, Grilled Salmon, or Smoked Salmon Pizza. At the Carving Station, meat-enthusiasts are pampered with Creek Stone Prime Natural Beef, Mary’s Free Range Organic Turkey, and Hormel Pit Hand. As if these wonderful selections were not enough, Humphrey’s is offering four dessert temptations, including Pumpkin & Pecan Pies, Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, a vast array of pastries and cakes, and an ice cream sundae bar.

Spread a little extra holiday cheer this season with the premium Christmas buffet at Humphreys.

Del Mar Rendezvous

1555 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014

Del Mar Rendezvous offers contemporary Asian fusion cuisine with a glittering Pacific Ocean backdrop. The special Christmas menu is $42.00 per adult and $22.00 for children 12 and under. On Christmas Eve, Del Mar Rendezvous will be open from 4:00 pm. to 9:30 p.m. and on Christmas Day from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. An 18% gratuity is added to all parties, and while sharing is encouraged, splitting is not permitted.

Kick off your Christmas dinner with a selection from the “Dim Sum & Then Some” starter menu. Steamed Pork Dumplings, Sesame Crusted Seared Ahi, Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Yu Hsiang Egglplant, Seaweed Cucumber Salad, Steamed Vegetable Dumpling, Panko Shrimp, and savory soups. For entrees, choose from Steak Shangri-La, Walnut Shrimp, Kung Pao Pork Tenderloin, Singapore Chow Konnyaku, Rendezvous Konnyaku, Sauteed Vegetables with Konnyaku Noodles, Chilean Sea Bass, Mongolian Rack of Lamb, Duck Breast Shangri-la, Imperial Shrimp, and Rendezvous Osso Bucco.

Spice up your Christmas holiday with Asian-influenced cuisine from Del Mar Rendezvous.

Café Sevilla

353 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

For a traditional Christmas meal with Spanish flair, Café Sevilla in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter is serving up a jolly menu this December. On both Christmas Eve and Day, the restaurant will be open from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a three-course menu for only $29.95 per person.

For starters, guests can choose from Artichoke Bisque made with Manchego crema and chorizo oil, or Sevilla Salad with baby greens, cucumbers, sun dried black olives, and goat cheese. Two tasty entrée creations include Pan Roasted Striped Seabass with roasted cauliflower, black kale, and Spanish gremolata and Jamon & Truffle Stuffed Turkey with Manchego mashed potatoes, baby carrots, and truffle-turkey jus. Polish off your holiday celebration with the Polvorones dessert (a soft and cumbly Spanish shortbread made with apple chutney, turron, and Spanish Chantilly).

Impress your family and friends with a Spanish-inspired Christmas dinner from the chefs at Café Sevilla.

 

Mille Fleurs

6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091

Mille Fleurs is a romantic French retreat in the charming city of Rancho Sante Fe. Mille Fleurs is opening its doors for dinner on Christmas Eve from 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Christmas Day from 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The special holiday menu will include a delectable assortment of appetizers, entrees, cheese courses, and desserts, ranging in price from $14.00 to $54.00. Appetizers include Pacific Oysters on the Half Shell, Salmon Tasting Three Ways, Jerusalem Artichoke Soup, Lobster Cream Soup, Prime Beef Tartar, Duck Liver Pate and Duck Prosciutto, Escarole Salad and Humboldt Fog Chevre, and Blue Heron Farm Garden Salad. For entrees, guests will delight in Grilled Local White Sea Bass, Whole Dover Sole “Meuniere”, Maple Leaf Farm Duck Breast and Chestnuts, Strauss Farm Veal “Wiener Schnitzel,” Cedar Creek Beef Filet, or Hour Mushroom Risotto. For dessert, “Buche de Noel” Chocolate Roulade, Apple Fritters with English Cream, or Fresh Fruit Medley with Fruit Sorbet will bring the evening to a perfect close.

Have a merry Christmas with sophisticated French flair at the award winning Mille Fluers.

 

BiCE Ristorante

425 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101

BiCE Ristorante brings trendy European gusto to the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. A 3-course prix fixe menu is available for dinner on Christmas Eve from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at $49.00 for adults and $21.00 for kids. An a la carte menu will also be available.

For the first course, guests have the choice of Potato and Leek Soup, Ricotta and Spinach Ravioli, and Homemade Pappardelle. For the main course, Pan Seared Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Chicken Breast, Slow Braised Lamb Ossobuco, and Mediterranean Sea Bass. For an additional $12.00, guests can select from two of the Chef’s Christmas Favorites: Homemade Spaghetti alla Chitarra and Fresh Catch Whole Dover Sole. Finish off with something sweet with your choice of Caramel Cheesecake, Traditional Italian Christmas Bread “Panettone,” and “Almond Panna Cotta”.

For chic holiday celebration with someone special, dine at BiCE Ristorante in the heart of Downtown.

 

 

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