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Christmas 2011: Local Dining Options

Don't want to cook? Many local restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day—or both.

 

Christmas, that special time of year when we spend time with those people special to us, has arrived.

And what better way to celebrate than to go out for a joyous dinner. Leave out the cooking, cleaning and stressing to instead focus on each other!

Whether you plan to dine out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day consider these establishments in Los Altos and Mountain View.

Some will be open on both days, and few may offer special menus for the holiday.

Open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Dayoffering their regular menu, with special menus indicated:

  • , 1067 N. San Antonio Rd., Los Altos.; 650-948-2696; Open both days. 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • , 132 State St., Los Altos; 650-948-4651. Open both days, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • , 4880 El Camino Real, Los Altos; 656-965-8888; Open both days. 11:30 a.m. to  2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  •  (Marriott Courtyard Cafe) 4320 El Camino Real, Los Altos; 650-941-9900; Open both days. 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Open only on Christmas Eve, with special dishes indicated:

  •  Deli, 4800 El Camino Real, Los Altos; 650-559-0300. Open only on Christmas Eve from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special holiday dishes offered.  
  • , 233 3rd St, Los Altos; 650-948-3524; Open only on Christmas Eve 4:30 p.m.to 10 p.m.

In nearby Mountain View:

  • , 235 Castro St.; 650-961-9749; Regular hours.
  •  341 Castro St.; 650-969-3835; 11 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
  • , 174 Castro St.; 650-988-9323; 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  •  155 Castro St.; 650-967-1689; Open until midnight.
  • , 2000 W El Camino Real; 650-969-7872. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • , 2650 W El Camino Real; 650-948-7728; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Temptations, 288 Castro St.; 650-625-1234; Buffet only from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.
  • Sakoon357 Castro St; 650-965-2000; 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Special menu with champagne, call for details.
  •  743 W Dana St.; 650-960-1677; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Eve and to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas.
  • , 485 Castro St.; 650-965-1059; Regular hours.
  • , 134 Castro St.; 650-964-8881; 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Bamboo Garden Restaurant, 111 N Rengstorff Ave.; 650-967-7334; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

 Only serving drinks, no food, on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

  •   223 Castro St.; 650-964-9151; Serving drinks only. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 and 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Open on Christmas Eve (closed on Christmas Day):

  • , 400 Castro St.; 650-940-9500; 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • ,185 Castro St; 650-625-8155; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  •  939 W El Camino Real.; 650-967-5384; 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  •  191 Castro St.; 650-961-1491; Open till 9 or 10 p.m.
  • , 1405 W El Camino Real; 650-964-3321; 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • 160 Castro St.; 650-938-4147; 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 or 10 p.m.
  • , 1005 N Shoreline Blvd.; 650-965-9354; 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • , 735 Villa St.; 650-967-3525; 12 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Shezan, 216 Castro St.; 650-969-1112; 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  •  954 Villa St.; 650-965-2739; 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Oh My Sushi, 2595 California St.; 650-947-9985; 11 a.m.  to 10 p.m.
  • , 240 Castro St.; 650-964-6990; 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • , Castro St.; 650-964-1888; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • , 357 Castro St.; 650-961-9086; 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • , 209 Castro St.; 650-965-0114; 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Joy Sushi, 225 E Middlefield Rd, Ste 1B; 650-903-9403; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • , 855 W El Camino Real; 650-988-8820; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • , 1020 N. Rengstorff Ave.; 650-968-4980; 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • , 400 Moffett Blvd.; 650-625-9388; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Krung Tai, 590 Showers Dr. 650-559-0366. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • , 108 Castro St.; 650-940-1717; 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • , 600 W. El Camino Real; 650-968-1751; 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m.
  • Shiva's Indian Restaurant, 800 California St.; 650-960-3802; 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 10 p.m.
  • , 1245 W. El Camino Real; 650-254-1688; 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • , 401 Castro St.; 650-237-3132; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • , 873 Castro St. 650-968-1502. 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. with bellydancing.

From fancy to casual dining these places are sure to offer the holiday treats you crave to enjoy with your loved ones and the best part is no kitchen mess, no fuss.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 

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