Holidays Are For Turkeys: Your Guide to Thanksgiving Dining in L.A.
If you think cooking for Thanksgiving is for the birds, but you're sticking around Los Angeles and still want to get your festive grub on, we've put together a handy guide to Thanksgiving Dining in L.A. Reservations are always strongly recommended (if not required) and your best bet in finding out more information about availability is to contact the restaurant.
Mr. C Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills)
Why we like it: Turkey Day meets boutique luxury hotel with an Italian flair. And they welcome you with a Bellini!
Details: Prix Fixe Menu $85/person
Why we like it: Tavern has made their Turkey Day menu for turkey eaters, and for the veggies and vegans who are turkey-free.
Details: Thanksgiving Day 1 - 8 p.m.. Pricing is $65 per adult, $35 for children 12 and under. No charge for children 2 and under
LA Market Restaurant (Downtown)
Why we like it: Thanksgiving dinner is a great reason to head into Downtown L.A. on a holiday. Chef Kerry Simon has created a three-course, prix fixe holiday menu that offers a spin on classic holiday dishes.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 5 pm - 10 pm.
Delphine @The W Hotel (Hollywood)
Why we like it: Chef Sascha Lyon enjoys playful interpretations of classics, and Delphine is know for their delicious fresh seafood (oh, the oysters!)
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 5-10:30 p.m. $55 Four-Course Prix-Fixe Menu (wine pairings extra)
Raw bar platter from Delphine (Elise Thompson/LAist)
Public Kitchen & Bar @Hollywood Roosevelt (Hollywood)
Why we like it: It's Hollywood, baby! Dine on fall-inspired items from a prix fixe menu in the lovely restaurant inside the historic hotel.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 2-8 p.m. $49/adult, $25/child
The Churchill (Los Angeles)
Why we like it: This fun new space recently opened on bustling 3rd Street. It's definitely not pretentious, and their 3-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu is an approachable $35.
Details: Thanksgiving Day. Dinner until 2 a.m.
The Raymond Restaurant (Pasadena)
Why we like it: This restored bungalow is oozing with charm and coziness, especially at this time of year. Plus: Hand-Crafted Cocktail Menu available from 1886 Bar.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 1-7 p.m. Chose from a Turkey Dinner ($60/pp) or a Prime Rib Feast ($70/pp).
mar’sel (Rancho Palos Verdes)
Why we like it: Escape your regular life and swap it for a meal at the Terranea resort. It's a holiday--you deserve it!
Details: A la carte options. 5:30 - 10 p.m.
FIG (Santa Monica)
Why we like it: They are playing with the idea of "leftovers" on Thanksgiving, as Chef Ray Garcia plays with classic flavors in new ways.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, Noon-8 p.m. A la carte items run $8-26.
Locanda del Lago (Santa Monica)
Why we like it: It's the traditional American Thanksgiving Day feast with a Northern Italian twist via a seasonal, multi-course menu. Bonus: Their "whole animal" focus means the whole turkey is going to be used in the meal.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. Three-course meal is $49 (choice of red snapper or turkey)/ Four-course meal is $59/Dessert is additional $10. Wine pairings are $20. A la carte menu also available.
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (Santa Monica)
Why we like it: They're doing a swanky Champagne Brunch Buffet.
Details: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $74 for adults, $37 for children.
Joe's Restaurant (Venice)
Why we like it: An elegant version of the holiday meal, served in four courses. Selections include Butternut Squash Soup with Lobster and pumpkin seed oil, Cider glazed Turkey with Oyster stuffing, Autumn Vegetables, Sonoma Lamb Loin, Olive-Oil Poached Cod, and more.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 1-9 p.m. $56.00 Adults/$20 kids, tax + tip excluded.
Inside Asia De Cuba (Image courtesy Asia De Cuba)
Asia De Cuba @Mondrian (West Hollywood)
Why we like it: Who said Thanksgiving didn't have an Asian/Cuban flair? Braised Beef Springrool, Cuban BBQ Chicken, Turkey Roulade.
Details: $69/per person; Available a la carte or as part of their classic tasting menuCecconi's (West Hollywood)
Why we like it: They're offering a traditional turkey day menu in addition to their regular one, and their turkey comes garnished with truffles.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 2 p.m. to close. Adults - $45/ Children 10 & under - $25
The Hudson (West Hollywood)
Why we like it: This is the party kids' version of the holidays, nothing stodgy or dull, with a focus on fun. They'll have half-off all wine bottles, classic board games, and food available late night.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Napa Valley Grille (Westwood Village)
Why we like it: Your rustic but elegant meal will be made by Chef Joseph Gillard using locally-grown ingredients from Southern California’s family farms and all-natural proteins from artisanal purveyors.
Details: Thanksgiving Day, Noon - 8 p.m./Three-course menu ($49 per person excluding tax and gratuity)