Everyone has holiday traditions, and for some of us — that means reserving a table at a restaurant where we can sit back, relax, and savor culinary experiences.  DTLA is a hotspot for world-class food, and this holiday season brings some truly delicious meal options to LA diners.  From the conventional holiday offerings to the unconventional like Chinese — here’s our top picks!

Fogo De Chao

800 S Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Can you think of a better way to celebrate the holidays than endless carved meats delivered to your plate?  Fogo De Chao offers a churrascaria experience complete with 16 different types of fire-roasted meats and seasonal side offerings.  If you’ve never experienced the magic and tradition of a Brazilian steakhouse, there’s no better time to treat yourself, and Fogo De Chao is the king of their domain.  Open Christmas day till 9pm!

Hop Woo BBQ & Seafood Restaurant

845 N Broadway

Los Angeles, CA 90012

If you don’t celebrate Christmas the traditional way, Hop Woo is the place for you.  Standard chinese fare and seafood (try the lobster!) alongside some pretty out there offerings like duck tongue, rocky mountain oysters, and chicken knuckles are to be expected.   Hop Woo will make for an unforgettable holiday feast!

Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris is preparing a special gift for Angelenos this Christmas, the perfect opportunity to add a little french je ne se quoi to your holiday.  Christmas Day at Le Petit Paris features a special brunch buffet with chef Baptiste Grellier and pastry chef Stephane Carriere.  Don’t fill up on pastries out of the gate though — Le petite Paris’s Christmas day menu offers oysters mignonette, king crab, and a complementary amuse buche. Bon apetit in DTLA!

Redbird

Redbird features modern American cuisine tailored to reflect Los Angeles’ diverse culinary scene.  Redbird is an award winning restaurant located in the historical Vibiana building, once a cathedral.  They are hosting a Christmas eve feast complete with traditional dishes like roast turkey and some holiday interpretations like scallop crudo and rack of lamb.  Oh, and the cocktail list?  To die for.  The Redbird dining experience will have you lit up like a Christmas tree!

Eat, drink, be merry!