Most people have Thanksgiving dinner with family in a home setting, but 10% of Americans will dine at a restaurant for the holiday. If you're on vacation in LA over the holiday, you may have no other choice. Here are some great places for a memorable Thanksgiving dinner in and around LA for every budget, whether you're with your family, or on your own. These restaurants all have traditional turkey dinner on the menu for Thanksgiving. Many have other choices as well. They are listed from the highest to lowest price, excluding tax, tip, and most beverages.
For more cuisine selections, OpenTable.com has a listing of other LA area restaurants taking reservations for Thanksgiving, from sushi to Italian.
The Langham, Pasadena
1401 S Oak Knoll Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
This classic hotel is offering a Thanksgiving champagne brunch buffet accompanied by live entertainment in The Ballroom. Reservations noon to 4 pm, $95 per adult, $35 children 4-12. Additional Thanksgiving dining options are available in the award-winning Royce and The Terrace from $65 to $185.
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Ocean & Vine at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica CA 90401
Ocean & Vine offers two Thanksgiving options from it's ocean-view restaurant and terrace. First is a Champagne Thanksgiving brunch from 11 am - 4 pm for $78 per person. Brunch features omelets, homemade waffles, farmers' market soups and salads, locally-caught seafood, sushi and raw bar, children's buffet and decadent desserts. A 4-course Thanksgiving maple-roasted turkey dinner will be offered from 5-9 pm for $48 per person.
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Thanksgiving at Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
The Terranea Resort has multiple options for Thanksgiving Dinner. Catalina Kitchen offers a family-style dinner with tangerine maple roasted free range turkey, multiple side dishes and a dessert buffet for $70 adults, $30 children. There will be a brunch buffet in the Terranea Ballroom including Butternut Squash Bisque, Tangerine Maple Roasted Free Range Turkey, Giblet Gravy, Cedar Wood Plank Pacific Salmon, Lingonberry Horseradish Cream, Rosemary-Salt-Crusted Prime Rib for $75 adults and $30 children, inclusive. The high end mar'sel restaurant will be offering a four course dinner for $95. Nelson's will have an outdoor large blow-up TV projector to show Thanksgiving football games and a special Thanksgiving menu that includes n open faced turkey sandwich with sausage stuffing, braised turkey gravy, and cranberry jam on Texas toast. Dining hours are Noon to 3:30 pm at the Ballroom, 1 pm to 9 pm at Catalina Kitchen, 5-8 pm at Nelson's and 5:30 to 10 pm at mar'sel.
Fig Restaurant at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
At Fig, Thanksgiving dinner includes organic turkey, buttermilk mashed potatoes and stuffing to take home with you for $69 per adult served family style all with farm-fresh ingredients.
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502 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Chef Raphael Lunetta at JiRaffe is cooking up a 3-course farmers market Thanksgiving dinner with a choice of roasted turkey with Aged gouda, Reggiano, Gruyere Yukon gold mashed potatoes, candied yams, Tahitian vanilla bean and star anise cranberries, purse of apple and sausage country-bread stuffing, white wine-turkey gravy; osso-buco with Brussels sprouts, blistered cherry tomatoes, asparagus, cipollini onions, baby turnips, farmers market root vegetables; or Atlantic wild black bass with Rock shrimp risotto, spiced plum tomatoes, fresh morel, Black Truffle mushroom sauce as entrees and a choice of appetizer and dessert. 1 - 7 pm, $68 per Adult, $35 children 12 and under.
Akasha Bakery and Restaurant
9543 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
A 3-course locally produced Thanksgiving Day feast with herb-roasted turkey, trout with cram remoulade or tofu-based entrees and an old fashioned pie buffet. 1 - 7 pm, $65 per Adult, $35 children 12 and under.
Cleo at the Redbury
1717 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Cleo's at The Redbury hotel in Hollywood is offering Cleopatra's Feast, a special menu of Cleo favorites and Thanksgiving classics served family style. $65 per person with cocktail upon arrival. Seatings at 3, 5, 7pm.
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LA Prime at the Bonaventure
1717 Vine St.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner overlooking the Downtown LA skyline and the Hollywood Hills from the 35th floor restaurant at the top of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel. Three or four-course prix fixe menu options are available from $55 to $65 per person. Entrees are rotisserie baked wild turkey, baked chestnut and ciabatta bread stuffing and sides; french dover sole franchese with pumpkin risotto; prime rib of beef with gorgonzola yorkshire pudding or whole baked stuffed spicy blue crab. 2 - 9 pm.
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Thanksgiving at The Raymond
1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
The Raymond offers a traditional home-style turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, candied yams with marshmallows and green bean casserole, with apple and pumpkin pie for dessert or a prime rib feast. Salmon or pumpkin ravioli are also available. $60-$70 adults, depending on entree. $25 kids menu. 1 - 7 pm
Geoffrey's in Malibu
27400 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 9o265
The 3-course gourmet feast at Geoffrey's, overlooking the ocean in Malibu is a comparative bargain. The many entree choices include roast turkey roulade stuffed with a spinach bread pudding
and traditional sides; herb-crusted Atlantic salmon; grilled filet mignon with bleu cheese potatoes; roasted chicken breast with Brussel sprout ragout and mustard sauce, and more. $56 adults, $28 kids under 12. 11:30 am, last seating 9:30 pm.
Cecconi's in West Hollywood
8764 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Chef Andrea will be serving a family-style free-range turkey dinner with Italian-influenced dishes including butternut squash tortelli, black truffle mashed potatoes, leeks & cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce. $50 adults, $25 kids 12 and under.
Thanksgiving at the Beach at Gladstones
17300 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272 (Between Santa Monica and Malibu)
Gladstones offers a three-course menu of Thanksgiving favorites with entree options including free-range turkey, ham, salmon or wild mushroom risotto overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The regular menu is also available. $45 adults, $25 children 12 and under. 11 am - 6:30 pm
Knoll at Le Parc
733 N. West Knoll Dr., 3rd Fl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Knoll is not someplace you're likely to stumble upon by accident. First you have to find Le Parc Suite Hotel off the strip in West Hollywood, and know that this gem of a restaurant is nestled on the third floor. For Thanksgiving, the chef will be offering a prix fix menu with a choice of sage-roasted turkey, striped bass or Long Island Steak, with a choice of appetizers and desserts. 11:30 am - 8 pm, $45 per person excluding beverages, tax & tip.
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The Reef Thanksgiving Champagne Brunch
880 Harbor Scenic Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
Traditional holiday turkey and the trimmings will be the centerpiece of a buffet of over 100 entrees and side dishes with free-flowing champagne. the Reef is a waterfront restaurant next to the Queen Mary with a great view of the Long Beach skyline. 9 am to 5 pm, $41.95 adults, $19.95 for children 3-10. The restaurant is a little tricky to reach. Call for directions. Plenty of free parking.
Ports O Call Restaurant in San Pedro
Ports O'Call, Berth 76
San Pedro, CA 90731
Ports O'Call Restaurant on the waterfront at Ports O'Call Village will be offering a champagne brunch buffet of the holiday favorites from 11-3 and a dinner buffet from 3 to 7 with the last seating at 6. $35 per adult, $14 per child 7-12, $6 per child 3-6.
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Paradise Cove Beach Cafe
28128 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant on the sand in Malibu will include clam chowder, salad bar, turkey with macadamia nut dressing and all the fixings, pumpkin pie and free seconds. $29.95 for adults, 14.95 for kids 10 and under; reservations 11 am to 9 pm.
The Original Pantry Cafe
877 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA
Sit down to an old-fashioned turkey dinner with all the trimmings in one of the city's original all-night diners. $18.95/plate, 11 am until midnight or whenever the turkey runs out. No reservations.
8017 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood CA 90046
If you prefer your turkey deli-style, Greenblatt's Deli in Hollywood (next to the Laugh Factory) keeps the full deli and restaurant open, serving the same traditional hot turkey dinner they serve all year long for $14.95. No reservation necessary. There's a parking lot in back.
The Laugh Factory
8001 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
(323) 656-1336 x1
The Laugh Factory provides a free Thanksgiving dinner and live comedy show every year to comedians, actors, writers and anyone else who is alone for the holidays including the neighborhood homeless population. Seatings are at 1, 3, 5 and 7 pm. First come, first served. People line up early.
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