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Holiday Dining in Marina del Rey

Here’s the Marina del Rey Eat, Drink and Be Merry guide for 2023! Gather your loved ones for a special holiday meal at one of the Marina’s exquisite waterfront restaurants. The sparkling harbor will make a perfect backdrop for a family photo, too!

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December Holiday Dining Cruises

City Cruises offers the only public dining cruises in the Marina. Families flock to the harbor from throughout the greater L.A. area to experience holiday dining on the water, so make extra early reservations for sailings at this time of year. Check the online schedule or call for availability on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunch and dinner sailings. 13755 Fiji Way. Click button for more information.

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Beachside Restaurant & Bar

Celebrate Christmas Day at this restaurant along Marina "Mother's" Beach with a prix fixe menu featuring choices like a Winter Salad, succulent Lamb Shank, Butternut Ravioli, a delightful Buche de Noel for dessert, and much more. Share this special evening with your loved ones while taking in picturesque waterfront views. $75 per person.

Begin the New Year beneath swaying palm trees with live music and a delectable meal. Kick off the celebration with a sparkling glass of wine. Then, tantalize your taste buds with options like Corn Chowder, Seafood Risotto, New York Steak, Creme Brulee tart, and more. $80 per person.

Click button to make reservations. 4175 Admiralty Way. 310-439-3033.

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Brizo Bar and Restaurant

Indulge in the holiday spirit at this restaurant nestled on the waterfront, where festive cheer comes alive with delightful seasonal menus including sushi, sashimi and fresh California-inspired dishes. Plus, add a dash of merriment to your evenings with their all-new happy hour menu Monday through Thursday.

Ring in the New Year with a decadent New Year's Eve dinner at Brizo! Featured specials include a prime 18 oz. ribeye steak and stuffed whole Main lobster dish. Click here to view the menu. 4360 Via Marina; 424-443-5807.

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Cast & Plow

This waterfront restaurant features farm-to-table cuisine inside The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey. Cast & Plow, their signature restaurant, offers a Christmas Day brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A holiday dinner will be served 5:30 till 10 p.m. For more details, call or click on the button. 4375 Admiralty Way. 310-574-4333.

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Dear Jane's

There’s not a bad seat in the house at this waterfront restaurant and moody bar. Dear Jane's will be serving a three-course Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Click button to view the special menu and make reservations. 4451 Admiralty Way. 310-823-6395.

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Waterfront brunch at Killer Cafe Marina del Rey

Killer Shrimp

This local favorite is open on Christmas Eve! So if you're hankering for some fantastic comfort food, seafood, or a brunch complete with a stellar Bloody Mary, swing by this waterfront eatery. 4211 Admiralty Way. 310-578-2293.

Their on-site speakeasy "Killer Yacht Club" may also have a fun New Year's Eve event--stay tuned for more details!

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Spice up your holidays with a plant-powered fiesta at PLANTA Cocina. Get ready for a taste bud takeover as innovative plant-based pan-Latin dishes steal the show along the fab harborfront. Here, you'll find the ambiance is a perfect fusion of modern chic and coastal charm. Plus, each dish on the menu is a testament to their commitment to sustainable cuisine. Try their zesty ceviches and mouthwatering plant-based tacos. 4625 Admiralty Way; 310-362-7730.

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Indoor dining area at SALT Restaurant in Marina del Rey Hotel

SALT Restaurant and Bar

For a memorable Christmas Eve, head to SALT Restaurant & Bar on Sunday, December 24, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy a serene dinner by the marina with a menu showcasing rich chestnut soup, filet of beef, exotic cauliflower steak chermoula, Christmas sugar cookies, and more. A la carte options are also available, and reservations can be made on their website.

Extend the holiday cheer into Christmas Day with a festive brunch at SALT on Monday, December 25, from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Delight in options like avocado tartine, steak and eggs, and eggnog french toast.

For New Year's Eve, guests can enjoy a pix fixe menu for $80 per person and choose from a curated menu including Main Lobster Bisque, Salmon Soba, Bread Pudding Souffle, and more. The special menu is available from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Make your holiday experience unforgettable by securing your brunch reservations on their website.

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Sinder Lounge

Embark on a festive journey at Sinder Lounge in Marina del Rey, featuring holiday-themed events like Tito's Vodka $10 Mule Mondays from 5:00 PM to close. Celebrate National Cookie Day on December 4, 4:30-6 p.m., with three homemade cookies for just $1. Join the fun on December 10, 4:30-6 p.m., for National Lager Day and enjoy a draft lager for $12. Warm up on December 13 with a $5 hot chocolate all day for National Cocoa Day. Save the date for December 20, 4:30-10 p.m., as Sinder Lounge offers $12 sangrias for National Sangria Day. On December 26, 4:30-10:00 p.m., toast to National Candy Cane Day with a $12 specially crafted candy cane cocktail. Bid farewell to the year on December 31, 4:30-6 p.m., with $10 champagne by the glass on National Champagne Day.

4100 Admiralty Way; 310-448-4815.

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Outdoor fire pit table at SALT Restaurant during sunset in Marina del Rey Hotel

New Year's Eve at SALT

Ring in the New Year with a thoughtfully crafted menu at SALT Restaurant & Bar on Sunday, December 31, from 4 p.m. to 10 pm. Drawing inspiration from diverse cultures, the menu features dishes like black-eyed peas soup, New Year’s Eve salad, salmon soba, Oaxacan mole Tamales, and chocolate mousse cake. Plan ahead and make reservations for a memorable New Year’s Eve celebration on their website.

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Tony P's Dockside Grill

The holiday magic at Tony P's is a haven for joyful family and friend gatherings. With stunning water views, a lively ambience, and a full tavern catering to sports enthusiasts, Tony P's offers the perfect backdrop for festive celebrations, date nights and more. Delight in their diverse classic American and seafood menu, ensuring there's something to please every palate. 4445 Admiralty Way; 310-823-4534.

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Waterfront dining on the patio at Whiskey Red's, Marina del Rey.

Whiskey Red's

Reserve early for this waterfront brunch with prime patio views. The spread includes Filet & Eggs Benedict, Chicken & Waffles, assorted side dishes, and bottomless mimosas! The brunch is served on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. 13813 Fiji Way. 310-823-4522.

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