Thank you for the suggestions!
I’ve made some inquiries, and just in case anyone is reading this with a similar question will be updating my progress.
Yet to contact: Father’s Office, La Belle Vie, Bandera or Hillstone.
What I know via phone calls:
Maple Block open 12/24, closed 12/25
Cafe Metro Open breakfast and lunch 12/24, closed 12/25
Westside Tavern “not sure of hours” 12/24, closed 12/25.
I will call again next week if I need to know the 12/24 hours there. I like Westside Tavern’s food a lot. Also big fan of sitting at the bar, or going to a movie and having a reservation timed right at movie ending.
I liked the list from Eater LA. Some of it would be great if we had a larger wallet, and some would be great for our budget if his palate were slightly different. But! It’s Christmas and it’s a joy to spend it with an old friend. Greenblatt’s could be good, as could Genghis Cohen, or Brent’s Deli.
I’ve also sent him an email asking if he’d like to eat at my place, via Blue Apron. I haven’t heard back about that, and am loath to go ahead because of the potential food waste issue. (If I reactivate my account, I want to be sure I will be home to cook the food.)