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Enjoy Special Holiday Meals in Manhattan Beach

Dec 18, 2021 07:37AM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Photo via The Strand House

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the Shade Hotel New Year's Eve party has been canceled, and the StrandBar DJ and dancing event has been canceled.

Now's the time to get your reservations in for special holiday dinners in Manhattan Beach. Below are New Year's Eve meal and party specials in Manhattan Beach. 

(Note - if you want to make your own party or private event, check out DigMB's list of where to book your holiday parties in Manhattan Beach.)

Special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dinners

Fishing With Dynamite has a special Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Lunch menu. The Christmas Eve Dinner is $90 per person and the Christmas Day Lunch is $65 per person. (Raw bar add-ons are available). Make your reservation through Resy.

Shade Hotel has an in-person Christmas Eve Feast (served from 4-8 p.m. on December 24) and a Christmas Day Feast (2-8 p.m. on December 25). The prix fixe dinner is $75 for adults and $35 for children 10 and under (on both days). The menu includes choice of soup or salad; choice of four entrees including filet of beef, King salmon, ham, or butternut squash ravioli; and choice from two desserts. Call 310-698-5559 to reserve or reserve online here.

The Arthur J has a Christmas Eve Dinner To Go for 6-8 people for $550. It includes rolls, Caesar salad, prime rib roast, buttered mashed potatoes, truffled mac and cheese, grilled asparagus, and cranberry cheesecake. A la carte meats are also available. Place your order here for pickup on December 24 between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Tin Roof Bistro has a Christmas Dinner To Go for four for $250. It includes arugula and pear salad, NY strip loin, truffle scalloped potatoes, green beans, and chocolate mousse. There are also a full array of sides and drinks to order a la carte. See the full menu of Christmas options here.

Note - While they have not posted a special Christmas menu, we still see reservations available for Christmas dinner at Esperanza, Lido di Manhattan, and Manhattan House.

Special New Year's Eve Dinners and Events

Fishbar has a special three-course New Year's Eve menu with a la carte selections, and a choice of three kinds of bubbly. Call 310-796-0200 to reserve.

Fishing With Dynamite has a special four-course New Year's Eve menu for &90 per person. Raw bar add-ons will be available a la carte. Make your reservation through Resy.

Lido di Manhattan has a special New Year's Eve menu that allows you to choose whether to order a la carte or order the prix fixe three-course celebration menu. The three-course celebration menu is $85 and includes a DJ, dancing, and Champagne toast. Reserve your spot through Yelp reservations.

Rock'n Fish is holding a weekend-long New Year’s Eve Celebration. From Thursday, December 30 to Sunday, January 2, they are serving a special New Year's prix fixe menu for $85 per person. The meal includes wood-grilled Angus filet, roasted garlic shrimp, garlic buttered lobster tail, and more. A special wine and cocktail pairing is available for $30 extra. To reserve your table call at 310-379-9900 or visit

CANCELLED: Shade Hotel is holding a "Studio 54" New Year's Eve celebration from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on New Year's Eve. Revel in the night with a welcome cocktail, go-go dancing, complimentary bites, and live 70’s-themed disco performances in anticipation of a special NYE ball-drop! Revelers will welcome 2022 with a classic Champagne toast at the strike of midnight in the courtyard. Wear your most glamorous and glitzy outfits; think 70’s Vogue. Tickets are $150 per person. 

The Strand House is presenting "FROST" - a special New Year's Eve dinner (and party at StrandBar). Enjoy a four-course dinner from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. or a five-course dinner from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. for live jazz music, party favors, entry to StrandBar’s Frost Party, and more delights. There's also an upgrade available; a $50 optional wine pairing for the first seating and a $75 optional wine pairing for the second seating. For reservations, call 310.545.7470 x1 or book online via RESY. CANCELLED: StrandBar's FROST Party starting at 8:00 p.m. will feature DJ’s, dancing, and a Champagne toast. The FROST Party is a free-entry event.

Tin Roof Bistro has a New Year's Eve Feast for two, which can be ordered either to-go or to dine in person. It features pear and arugula salad, NY strip loin, black truffle mac & cheese, creamed spinach, and dark chocolate lava cake, for $150. The to-go meal can be ordered here and picked up between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. on December 31. For in-person dining, reserve your spot here.

Note: While they have not posted special New Year's Eve menus, we still see New Year's Eve reservations available at Love & Salt, MB Post, Petros, Mangiamo, Mercado, Nando Trattoria, Tacolicious, Manhattan House, Il Fornaio, Nicks, Slay Steak & Fish House, Slay Italian Kitchen, The Arthur J (very limited availability), and The Rockefeller.

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