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Best Christmas Dinners in Monterey County

Best Christmas Dinners in Monterey County

WhatsUpMonterey Christmas Events Roundup has us feeling grateful as it's full of ways to get the most out of life in Monterey County throughout the holiday.

Experiencing Christmas in beautiful Monterey County, California can be a pure joy for anyone. If you want to enjoy a fantastic Monterey Christmas experience, there are quite a few dinner options available to people in the area. Checkout our picks:



Elegant Anton & Michele, a sophisticated American eatery that's full of beautiful fireplaces and fountains will host a classic dinner that's full of timeless favorites. It also includes some irresistible seasonal specials from 3pm to 9pm.

If you want to experience an extensive tasting menu that comes with four course dinner, you should head straight to Aubergine at L'Auberge Carmel. Wine pairing is optional but highly recommended. Starting at 5pm-9pm. $175 per person and $110 extra with wine pairing.

Carmel Highlands

Enjoy an amazing three course Christmas Dinner with a view of the Pacific Ocean at Pacific's Edge Restaurant at the Highlands Inn.


Start the holiday tradition of Christmas at Estéban Restaurant located at the historic Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa. Savor four exquisite dishes including gem lettuce hearts with persimmons & basil dressing, seared scallops with chorizo and piquillo pepper relish, chicken fricassee with roasted fingerling potatoes, and traditional buche de Noel. $40 per person. Children’s menu and signature tapas are available.

Head to Portola Hotel & Spa in Portola Plaza to dine at Jacks Restaurant. Thier Christmas Eve pre-fixe dinner features Monterey Cioppino, Rib Eye Steak, or Lemon Rosemary Chicken Breast. This special is available starting at 5pm to 10pm. $44.95 per person.

Café Beach in Monterey Tides is also offering a four course prix fixe menu with wine pairing in addition to its regular menu. The menu highlights: Heirloom Tomato Bisque, Prime Rib of Beef, Grilled Barramundi and Grand Marnier Crème Brulee. Lunch and dinner will be served on Christmas Day. Lunch 11am – 2pm, $49 per person. Dinner 5pm – 10pm, $59 per person. Wine pairing $30.

Pacific Grove

Fandango will served dinner on Christmas Day from 3pm - 8pm. Choose from standard menu or their special Christmas add-ons like Roast Tom Turkey. Lunch and dinner will also be served on Christmas Eve from 11am - 2:30pm and 5pm - 9pm.


Have a wonderful holiday! If you’re looking for non-holiday events, check out upcoming events calendar.