10 Great Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
5. The 101 Coffee Shop:
There is absolutely going to be a wait, so bring a paper or a book or that new iPad you scored earlier in the day. Settle in and order some of their great chili or a burger. No reason you should't enjoy the day with a bottomless cup of joe. 6145 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood; (323) 467-1175.
4. Geoffrey's Malibu:
If you want to get out and enjoy the day -- which we optimistically predict will be 72 and sunny -- there is no better spot than Geoffreys. Make a reservation or just show up and enjoy the sunshine while you wait for a table with one of the best views around. Splurge a little; it's the holidays! 27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu; (310) 457-1519.
One More Bite via Flickr Mac and Cheese at Magnolia
Both Magnolia locations will be open for dinner service on the 25th. Like many other places on this list, the full bar will be open to keep you in a happy mood. Order up and get your mac-and-cheese on. Then toast Santa on a job well done and dig in. 825 West 9th Street, Los Angeles; (213) 362-0880.
2. Public Kitchen and Bar:
Most restaurants in hotels are open on holidays and Public Kitchen and Bar is no exception. Get a roast turkey sandwich, or spiced duck breast with cranberry. While you're there, don't deny yourself one of their perfect cocktails. We suggest the "It's all good." And it is. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 769-8888.
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA