Early on the morning of November 24, 2014, locals and foodie enthusiasts anticipated Five Crowns famed Christmas Eve dinner reservations opening to the public at 9 a.m. By 9:30 a.m. over 500 reservations were secured and the nearing 50-year tradition of families celebrating the holidays at Five Crowns continued.
This year’s Christmas Eve dinner at Five Crowns will inevitably reach capacity as have most years in the past. Local families, alum guests and new faces will fill the English-inspired tavern to celebrate the holidays with the ones they love and indulge in a culinary experience to remember. The Christmas Eve menu boasts the Lawry’s Restaurants group’s signature Prime Ribs of Beef dinner prepared traditionally with au jus, Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and choice of sides. Additional main course options include the classic Filet Mignon with a truffled Bordelaise, Scottish Salmon, Australian Lamb Sirloin, Linguini with kale “Bolognese,” and the coveted pan roasted Christmas Goose with sweet potato gratin, bread stuffing and goose demi.
For those more interested in dining at home during the holidays, Five Crowns’ Executive Chef, Steve King, will create your holiday dinner to-go with just 48 hours notice. Guests can pick up a complete Roasted Prime Rib of Beef Au Jus dinner with all of the classic accompaniments with simple cooking and reheating instructions to enjoy the seasonal tradition at home.
Also through the holidays, Five Crowns adjacent gastropub, SideDoor, will play host to Sunday Sessions Brunch. New brunch menu items include Continental Pastries with lemon curd and marmalade, Malted Waffles, and Green Eggs and Ham Benedict alongside continuing favorite dishes the SideDoor Avocado Mash, Chicken Pot Pie, and Fish n Chips. Brunch is served against the soundtrack of DJs spinning records 11 a.m. 3:30 p.m. every Sunday.
Throughout the years, generations of loyal customers have returned again and again to celebrate special occasions at Five Crowns and this holiday season the tradition continues.
Five Crowns was established in 1965 and is a member of the Lawry’s family of fine-dining restaurants, which includes Lawry’s The Prime Rib with locations in Beverly Hills, Chicago, Dallas, Las Vegas, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei and Hong Kong and the Tam O’Shanter in Los Angeles. Lawry’s Carvery, with locations in South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa, and at L.A. LIVE, Los Angeles, represents the company’s unique quick-service concept. SideDoor is the group’s gastropub concept with locations in Corona del Mar and Chicago. The Corona del Mar location is housed within the historic Five Crowns building.