Believe it or not, Thanksgiving 2021 is right around the corner. And with it, comes a basket of fresh problems and holiday-related anxieties (should I bake a pie this year? Can I invite my new girlfriend, or will that freak her out? Is it OK that I don’t enjoy turkey?). But guess what? Planning a sit-down dinner doesn’t have to be one of them. Here’s a list of Los Angeles restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.
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1 Hotel West Hollywood
The Sunset Strip hotel is offering two Thanksgiving specials - the first is a Give Thanks sando ($19), a limited-edition sandwich packed with smoked turkey breast, spice roasted yams, and cranberry mostarda. All proceeds from this sandwich will go towards the Los Angeles Mission. The second is a Thanksgiving plate ($29) filled with all the turkey day classics.
Over in Santa Monica, Bardonna has three Thanksgiving specials - a waffle sandwich topped with turkey and gravy, a vegetarian waffle covered in sweet potato mash, and a vegan wrap swaddled in a spinach tortilla. Available November 22nd through 28th.
Over in West Hollywood, Barton G. The Restaurant is hosting a three-course feast with dishes like caramel apple salad, confit turkey breast with brown butter sage stuffing, and spiced pumpkin mousse.
Price: $85 per person.
The Beverly Hilton
The historic Beverly Hills hotel is offering both Thanksgiving brunch and dinner. Brunch will be served poolside with dishes like eggs benedict, turkey, and candied yams, while dinner will be a traditional feast.
Price: Brunch: $120 per person, $45 per child. Dinner: $80 per person, $35 per child.
Bourbon Steak in Glendale is serving an elaborate three-course meal, filled with dishes like wild mushroom and goat cheese tartine, bone-in dry-aged striploin, and ube basque cheesecake.
Price: $94 per person, reservations here.
Casa Del Mar Hotel
The Santa Monica hotel will serve a three-course prix-fixe meal at both lunch and dinner. Expect live music, crab cakes, braised Wagyu beef short ribs, and poached pear tarts.
Price: $115 per person, $45 for children.
This West Hollywood British pub is serving a prix-fixe menu including your choice of a starter (like butternut squash soup), entrée (turkey or vegan nut roast wellington), sides, and dessert.
Price: $38 for adults, $19 for children.
The Venice restaurant is also doing a set menu for Thanksgiving. In addition to turkey, expect lots of non-traditional dishes like sunchoke rosemary soup, grilled escarole in pomegranate-persimmon vinaigrette, and cabbage covered in yogurt and baked in the embers.
Price: $105 per person.
If you’re looking for a very fancy Thanksgiving, Citrin in Santa Monica is doing a three-course dinner where you can mix-and-match dishes like butternut squash agnolotti, koji-cured yellowtail, dry-aged prime rib, crispy black bass in a champagne reduction, and more.
Price: $125 per person.
The restaurant at Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows in Santa Monica’s traditional Thanksgiving meal includes honeynut squash tortellini, duck rillettes, prime rib, and more.
Price: $88 per person.
Meat On Ocean
On Thanksgiving Day, Meat on Ocean and 555 East will be offering a three-course, traditional Thanksgiving meal in Santa Monica complete with herb-roasted turkey, homemade cornbread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, and more.
Price: $68 per person. Reservations can be made here.
Loam, the new restaurant at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA, is offering a three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu. For $80, you’ll get confit and smoked turkey, pumpkin risotto with sage, and a persimmon upside cake with earl grey ice cream.
Lock & Key
If you’re looking to booze up your Thanksgiving, this Koreatown bar is offering a few cocktails, like the Fall Guy, a mix of bourbon, apple cider, and cinnamon. Or the Beets & Harmony, a beet-soaked concoction made with mezcal and Aztec chocolate bitters.
Loews Hotel Santa Monica
The Santa Monica beach hotel is throwing a festive Thanksgiving dinner at Blue Streak Restaurant. A family-style menu of traditional turkey dinner will be served, alongside all the normal fixings.
Price: $89 per person, $35 for children 10 and under.
The London Hotel Penthouse
The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills (confusing, we know) is serving a three-course meal from 9:30am-11:30pm on Thanksgiving Day. You’ll dine on their covered patio area and enjoy pumpkin and potato gnocchi with truffle butter, braised beef short ribs, tandoori-spiced cauliflower steaks, and more.
Price: $85 per person, $42.50 for children under 12.
Ojai Valley Inn
The iconic Ojai Valley Inn will be hosting a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet with seatings at 12pm and 4pm. Guests can feast on a specialty buffet featuring locally grown produce, plus various Thanksgiving classics and desserts. Each ticket includes unlimited wine and soft drinks.
Price: $160 per person, $55 for children under 12. Reservations can be made here.
Romano's Macaroni Grill
Honestly, Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner at Macaroni Grill sounds like heaven on earth, the kind of fantasy we didn’t even know we could wish for. From 11am-8pm, they’ll be serving a traditional three-course prix-fixe menu, including a soup or salad, roasted turkey breast (with all the fixings), and a special dessert.
The Peninsula in Beverly Hills has two Thanksgiving meals. The first is a seasonally inspired tea ceremony with sandwiches and sweets (plus a live harpist), and the second is a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the Belvedere, complete with a live jazz trio and a bottomless champagne add-on.
Price: Tea: $125 per person. / Belvedere Celebration: $155 per person, $65 for children under 12, $35 free-flowing champagne.
Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving feast from 12-8:30pm. There will be a four-course menu ranging between bison tartare, pear salad, turkey plates with roasted breast and leg confit, and pumpkin pie.
Price: $125 per person, $65 for children.
SALT in Marina del Rey is serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu featuring butternut squash soup, organic turkey, whipped sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
The oceanfront Santa Monica restaurant will serve a three-course menu that will feature lots of seafood and festive cocktails. In addition to turkey and braised short rib, there will also be pumpkin soup, lobster tartine, hamachi crudo, and oyster on the half shell.
Price: $115 per person, $45 for children.
From November 25-28th, STK Steakhouse in Westwood is offering a complete Thanksgiving dinner including tender turkey breast, sage stuffing, sauteed green beans with crispy shallots, Yukon gold potatoes, and more. You can also add a slice of pumpkin pie and candied ginger cream for $12.
Price: $59 per person, $29 for children 12 and under.
The newly opened Sugar Palm in Santa Monica is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu including a bunch of vegan options and a free glass of sparkling wine. There are apple gorgonzola salads, lamb served with sundried tomato couscous, and three distinct desserts: deconstructed cheesecake, german chocolate cake, and pumpkin spice panna cotta.
The Thanksgiving feast at the Beverly Wilshire hotel (in Beverly Hills) will have live music, pumpkin truffle tortellini, turkey roulade, and champagne, caviar, and seafood enhancements.
Price: $115 per person, $55 for children under 12.
The iconic Atwater Village pub is offering two Thanksgiving options - one is the complete turkey dinner, which comes with roasted turkey, traditional stuffing, market vegetables, mashed potatoes, and more ($32 per person). The other serves individual cuts of prime rib, plus lots of fixings, and ranges from $42-$56 per person.
Tu Madre in West Hollywood is bringing back their turkey day favorites, such as Thanksgiving tacos filled with braised turkey leg, crispy mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. They also have sweet potato taquitos, a vegan option stuffed with black beans and smothered in avocado tomatillo salsa.
The Beverly Center’s Yardbird has a special Thanksgiving menu, complete with Charleston crab soups, melted leek potato gratin, biscuits stuffed with sage and celery, and an herb-roasted turkey dinner. All dishes are offered a la carte.