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Santa Barbara Restaurants Open on Christmas 2012

Take a load off this Christmas and let somebody else do the cooking! These fine Santa Barbara restaurants will be open and serving dinner on Christmas Day (unless noted as Christmas Eve). Keep scrolling below to see all of the menus, times and prices for each of the restaurants.

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Adama

Aldo’s

Arlington Tavern

Bella Vista at the Biltmore

Bistro 1111

Blush Restaurant and Lounge

Bouchon

Bucatini

Coast Restaurant and Bar

Creekside Buffet at Chumash Casino

Crocodile Restaurant at Lemon Tree Inn

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El Paseo Restaurant

El Torito

Empress Palace

Galanga Thai Restaurant

Harbor Restaurant

Harry’s Plaza Cafe

Intermezzo

Longboards Grill

Mama Lu

Miro at the Bacara Hotel

Moby Dick Restaurant

Pacific Crepes

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Plow & Angel

Root 246

Santa Barbara Brewing Company

Something’s Fishy

Stonehouse Restaurant

Tee-Off Restaurant

The French Table

Wine Cask

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Santa Barbara Christmas Menus 2012


Arlington Tavern

DECEMBER 24, 2012
Christmas Eve :: $75
(805) 770-2626
Arlington Tavern, Santa Barbara

ON CHRISTMAS EVE, WE WILL BE OFFERING OUR DAILY MENU OPTIONS ALONG WITH THE CHOICE OF A THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE MENU OR THE CHRISTMAS BUFFET FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO COME AND ENJOY A TRADITIONAL HOLIDAY DINNER. DIEGO HAS A SELECTION OF WINE SUGGESTIONS FOR THIS EVENING.

COURSE 1: ONION SOUP PARM/GRUYERE CROUTONS, OR DUCK FRISEE SALAD WITH FRIED EGG

COURSE 2: SLICED PRIME RIB, SHAVED HAM, ROASTED GARLIC POTATOES, BRAISED KALE, RED WINE SAUCE HORSERADISH, SMOKED HOPPY POPPY MUSTARD AND ASPARAGUS

COURSE 3: POACHED PEARS IN RED WINE, VANILLA ICE CREAM WITH CHOCOLATE AND HAZELNUT SALTED CARAMEL, PRALINE CRUNCH. CHOCOLATES AND COOKIES WILL BE SERVED AS WELL!

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Bella Vista at the Biltmore

Christmas Day Buffet
(805) 969-2261
time: 12pm – 8pm
cost: $95 adults, $35 children

SEAFOOD STATION
Chilled Alaskan King Crab, Oysters, Shrimp
Smoked Salmon with Egg, Onions, Capers, Parsley, Tomato, Butter Lettuce, Cream Cheese
American Sturgeon, Salmon and Flying Fish Roe Caviar with Condiments and Blinis
Assorted Sushi and Sushi Rolls, Traditional Condiments

CEVICHE AND TARTARE STATION
Shrimp Coconut Ceviche, Plantain Chips
Smoked Hamachi Crudo, Poppy Seed Mostarda Dressing, Watercress, Baby Radish
Ahi Tuna Poke, Citrus Soy Bean Salad, Basil, Pita Chips
Limoncello Cured Alaskan Salmon, Root Vegetable Potato Salad, Mustard Dressing
Kobe Beef Tartare, Traditional Garnishes, Toasted Focaccia Crisps

SALAD STATION
Roasted Beet, Perline Mozzarella, Oregano, Baby Arugula
Chicken, Apple and Walnut Salad, Dried Cranberries
Roasted Fall Squashes, Broccolini Salad, Dry Cranberries, Galic Chips, Aged Sherry
Spiced Duck Confit Salad, Cabbage, Mint, Maple Vinaigrette
Assorted Artisanal Salami, Duck Rillette and Cheeses, Honey, Jam, Grilled Crostini
Olive, Roasted Bell Pepper, Peperoncini, Artichoke Salad, Pickled Vegetables

SOUP
Ginger Butternut Squash Soup, Lobster Crème Fraiche Lemon Salad

CARVING STATION
Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Gravy, Apple Apricot Sage Stuffing
Slow Roasted Prime Rib Eye, Brandy Peppercorn Sauce
Maple Glazed Ham, Sesame Roasted Pineapple
Cedar Plank Baked Alaskan King Salmon, Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dill Sauce
Roasted Leg of Lamb, Five Spice Date Jus

HOT ITEMS
Porcini Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast, Potato Chive Goat Cheese Risotto
Miso Roasted Pacific Cod, Tomato Kale Stew, Chickpeas
Rosemary Garlic Whipped Potatoes
Sage and Golden Raisin Roasted Winter Vegetables
Crispy Sweet Potato Brussel Sprouts, Pancetta

HOUSE-MADE PASTA STATION
Lobster Tomato Risotto, Chanterelle Mushroom, Tarragon
Radiatori Pasta with House Made Sausage, Baby Broccoli,
Oven Dried Tomatoes, Pecorino

CHILDREN’S BUFFET

DESSERTS
Warm Ginger Apple Cake, Chocolate Yule Log, Chestnut Chocolate Torte
Pumpkin Spice Mousse Cake, Pine Nut Torte, White Chocolate Cream
Eggnog Pot De Cream, Pecan Pie, Toasted Cinnamon Marshmallow
Cranberry Crumble Panna Cotta, Christmas Candy Bar
Dark Chocolate Fountain with Dipping Fruits and Éclairs Traditional

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bouchon

(805) 730-1160
time: 4pm – 9pm
cost: $65
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CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER (DEC 24TH) & CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER (DEC 25TH)FROM 4:00-9:00 P.M.
bouchon offers our Seasonal Wine Country Cuisine Dinner Menu in three-course format — first, main and dessert — for $65 per person. This is not a tasting menu but rather guests have full choice from the entire menu, including our Holiday Prime Rib ‘Fiorentina’ Special.

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Coast – Canary Hotel

(805) 884-0300

CHRISTMAS DINNER- DECEMBER 25TH

Let Coast do all the cookin’ and clean up – you and your family just sit back and relax. Please Join us Tuesday, December 25th between noon and 7 pm for Christmas dinner. Three courses for $55 (plus tax and gratuity). Kiddos are welcome as well – regular kids menu available for those under 10 or a kid’s two course dinner for $25 (choice of entree and dessert). Reservations are highly suggested. Please note: Coast will be closing at 9pm on December 24th.

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Miro – Bacara Resort

8301 Hollister Avenue
Santa Barbara, CA

Christmas Dinner – Three-Course Prix Fixe Menu

“Faux Gras” Terrine
boston brown bread, pickled pear

Roasted Harvest Squash Soup
spiced pumpkin bread, butternut foam
Or
Fennel Cured King Salmon Gravlax
ruby grapefruit segment, heirloom beets two way

Coffee Rub Bone-in Prime Rib of Beef
crème fraiche whipped potatoes, savoy cabbage “roll”
apple horse radish crème
Or
Fresh Herb Steamed Ocean Trout
curried couscous, cara cara orange, lobster emulsion

Buche de Noel “Mont Blanc”
rum and chestnut cream, meringue crumble, spiced hot chocolate
Or
Rustic Pink Lady Apple Tart
pear consommé , eggnog ice cream

$85 per person, $40 for children 12 and under.

Enjoy a heartfelt holiday with your family in Miró while overlooking stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. Chef David Reardon’s exquisite three-course menu will highlight his favorite holiday dishes. $85 per person, $40 for children 12 and under. Seatings from 5 to 9:30 p.m. For reservations, please call 805-571-3018.

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Wine Cask

819 Anacapa Street,
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 966-9463

CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER – Monday, Dec. 24th – Three course ‘a la carte’ format menu, $65 per person. Reservations 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.

CHRISTMAS DINNER – Tuesday, Dec. 25th – Three course ‘a la carte’ format menu, $65 per person. Reservations 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Guests are offered 8 first courses, 8 main courses and 4 desserts from which to choose.


 

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