Celebrate Thanksgiving at These Los Angeles Restaurants

On Thanksgiving Day, enjoy prix fixe meals prepared by LA's top chefs


On Thanksgiving Day, restaurants across Los Angeles are preparing sumptuous holiday meals that will please every palate. From traditional feasts with all the trimmings to globally inspired menus, read on for LA restaurants that are hosting Thanksgiving celebrations on Thursday, November 28.

For more Thanksgiving dining options, read the dineL.A. guides to Thanksgiving at LA hotels and vegan restaurants.

71Above

71Above | Photo: @ferrariimagesig, Instagram

71Above



Featuring elevated modern American cuisine by Executive Chef Javier Lopez, 71Above is the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi and boasts spectacular ocean views from Malibu to Laguna Hills, along with the Los Angeles basin and the surrounding mountain ranges. Lopez is serving a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner that starts with Little Gem Caesar, Brussels sprouts or roasted beets. Second course is a choice of parsnip soup, octopus or grilled maitake. The entree is roasted Mary's Turkey Breast served with wild rice, mushroom & pine nut stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce. Sides for the table feature potato puree and broccolini. Pricing is $82 with an optional $48 wine pairing. The Children's Dinner is $45.

AKASHA



At Akasha in Culver City, chef-owner Akasha Richmond and partner Alan Schulman present a dine-in Thanksgiving Dinner and an a la carte Thanksgiving Take-Out Menu for celebrating the holiday at home. Served from 1-8pm, the three-course, prix fixe dinner starts with a choice of cauliflower bisque or fuyu persimmon & Romeo's lettuces salad, served with cranberry-walnut baguette and gluten-free cornbread for the table. "Big Plate" options include herb-roasted turkey (white or dark meat), pan seared diver scallops, and for vegans, herb roasted king trumpet & hen of the woods mushrooms. Family-style sides (one per guest) include green bean casserole, Millikin Farms sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, broccoli & cauliflower gratin, and macaroni & cheese. Save room for Akasha's famous pie buffet, which includes vegan and gluten free options. Pricing is $90 per person, $40 for children 10 and under.

The Thanksgiving Take Out Menu features an oven-ready brined turkey with a variety of starters, sides and desserts, including vegan and gluten free options. Orders will be available for pick up on Wednesday, November 27 from 3-9pm. Orders must be placed and guaranteed with a credit card by 6pm on Thursday, November 21.

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles



Located at the Americana at Brand, Michael Mina's modern steakhouse is offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu of seasonal and inspired takes on holiday classics. First course options include heritage squash soup, pastrami cured salmon & chioggia beet, baby kale & Anjou pear, duck confit croquettes, and a $20 supplemental chilled seafood sampler. Main course selections include roasted heritage turkey, 8 oz American angus filet, short rib tomahawk, grilled Mediterranean branzino, pan-seared sea scallops, 20 oz dry-aged prime bone-in ribeye ($26 supplement), or Michael Mina's Lobster Pot Pie ($35). Family-style sides include yukon gold potato puree, black truffle mac & cheese, roasted Brussels sprouts, and French green beans. Dessert is a choice of s'mores or pumpkin pie bar. Pricing is $89 per person.

Sunset view from the dining room at Cafe del Rey

Photo: Cafe del Rey

Cafe del Rey



Cafe del Rey offers guests a seaside escape in Marina del Rey, featuring cuisine inspired by the coastal towns of the Mediterranean and a picturesque waterfront setting. On Thanksgiving Day, Cafe del Rey is serving a three-course, prix fixe menu. Start with Treviso "wedge" salad, sweet corn & scallop chowder, or poached lobster & asparagus. For entree, choose from roasted turkey breast, braised lamb shank, or cedar plank roasted salmon. Finish with chocolate pumpkin cheesecake or pecan torte. The prix fixe Thanksgiving menu is priced at $79 per person.

Cecconi's

Cecconi's



Cecconi's in West Hollywood is offering a three-course menu of holiday favorites served family-style from noon to 8:30pm. Start with cauliflower & broccolini soup, then enjoy Bill Niman Ranch heritage free-range organic turkey with porcini, chestnut & cornbread stuffing; and butternut squash cappellacci. Sides include Brussels & kale sprouts, truffle mash, and roasted veggies. Dessert offers apple crostata, pumpkin pie, and brownies. Pricing is $95 per person.

Charcoal Venice



As its name suggests, the theme at Josiah Citrin’s Charcoal Venice is "Backyard BBQ" - deep smoke flavors and a singed edge throughout the menu. Charcoal's prix fixe Thanksgiving menu starts with the signature Cabbage Baked in Embers, then arugula & radicchio salad and warm green bean salad. For entree, choose between smoked Diestel Farms turkey with wild mushroom stuffing or prime rib slow roasted on the Big Green Egg. Sides include baked garnet yam and braised collard greens. Finish with a seasonal pie for dessert. The Thanksgiving menu is priced at $79 per person.

Craft Los Angeles



Tom Colicchio's Craft in Century City is serving a three-course prix fixe feast that blends traditional holiday plates with classic Craft favorites. Starters for the table feature kale salad with butternut squash, bay shrimp with Little Gem, and pork belly. For the main course, choose from organic free range turkey, diver scallops, ora king salmon, pork loin, or Wagyu sirloin. Sides for the table include Chantenay carrots, sausage & raisin stuffing, Brussels sprouts & green beans, Yukon Gold potato puree and cranberry sauce. Family style desserts include pumpkin poundcake and chocolate pecan pie. The Thanksgiving menu is served at Craft from 1-8 p.m. Pricing is $150 per person.

Geoffrey's

Geoffrey’s Malibu



Spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean offer a stunning backdrop for Thanksgiving Day at Geoffrey’s Malibu. To celebrate Thanksgiving, executive chef Bijan Shokatfard has created a three-course prix fixe menu that showcases California cuisine at its seasonal best. First course options include creamy butternut squash bisque, oven roasted boneless quail, duck confit spring roll, and port poached pear salad. Mains include roast turkey roulade stuffed with spinach bread pudding, grilled filet mignon, slow-braised pork shank, pan-seared day boat scallops or herb-crusted Atlantic salmon. Finish with pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate crunch bars or poached pear tart. Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $82 per person and $48 for children under the age of 12.

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go at Guelaguetza

Thanksgiving Dinner To Go | Photo: Guelaguetza

Guelaguetza Restaurant



For a Oaxacan style Thanksgiving, the James Beard Award winning Guelaguetza is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go that serves 8. Priced at $360, the take home feast includes a Ready-to-Eat Turkey, Pasta de Frijolon (Long Black Bean Paste), Stuffing (picadillo de chorizo), Espagueti Verde (Poblano Pepper Spaguetti), Papa Istmena (Baked Mash Potatoes), Flan de Calabaza (pumpkin flan), Mole Negro (1 qt), Jalapenos en Vinagre and Pan Bolillo (Fresh Baked Bread). A la carte sides include Tamales by the Dozen - choose from Black Mole Chicken, Rajas Chicken, or Green Turkey. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Monday, November 25.

Jar



Chef Suzanne Tracht and Chef de Cuisine Preech Narkthong are serving a family-style Thanksgiving dinner at Jar, Tracht’s celebrated “modern day chophouse.” First course is a choice of chestnut chickpea soup, butter lettuce salad or oyster stew. Dinner features roasted turkey with homemade cranberry sauce, cornbread & turkey sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, sweet potatoes au gratin with leeks, collard greens, and roasted onions with almond pesto. For dessert, choose from pumpkin pie or cider roasted apple pie. Pricing is $100 for adults, $50 for children age 12 and under.

Lawry's The Prime Rib



On Thanksgiving, Lawry's The Prime Rib is offering two options for Turkey Dinner: Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast or Turkey & Prime Rib Combo (two slices of fresh roasted turkey breast & two English cut slices of prime rib). Prime rib upgrades available for additional cost. Turkey Dinners include Lawry’s famous spinning bowl salad, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, stuffing & cranberry sauce. Lawry's is also serving its famous Prime Rib Dinners, as well as Atlantic Salmon, Pumpkin Ravioli, Lobster Tails, and a Shrimp Cocktail appetizer.

Lawry's is also offering several options for Holiday To-Go, from A La Carte Whole Turkey Breast for 6-10 ($135) to a Turkey Breast Dinner for 10-12 ($295), which includes Lawry’s Salad, Vintage Dressing, Sourdough Bread, Creamed Spinach & Creamed Corn, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy and Stuffing & Cranberry Relish.

Bring the Lawry's experience home with whole or half-prime rib with au jus & horseradish, or go all in with Prime Rib Dinners for up to 15 guests - two options priced at $325 and $525. Both dinners include Au Jus, Creamed & Straight Horseradish, Lawry’s Salad, Vintage Dressing, Sourdough Bread, Creamed Spinach & Creamed Corn, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, and Yorkshire pudding batter to bake at home. A la carte sides and desserts also available. Order online now for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 2-4pm.

Le Petit Paris



Le Petit Paris, the authentic Parisian brasserie in the heart of Downtown LA, will be offering a French-inspired three-course prix fixe menu for lunch and dinner. After an amuse-bouche of sweet & salty s'mores, starters feature a choice of scallop, "perfect egg," crab cake, or vegan hummus. Main courses include stuffed turkey medallion, smoked pork ham, cod fish, and vegan spaghetti. For dessert, choose from pecan pie, pumpkin choux, or vegan pie. The Thanksgiving Day menu will be served from 10:30am-10pm and is priced at $65 per person, $25 for children under 10.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Lunetta in Santa Monica

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Lunetta Dining Room & Bar



At his namesake restaurant in Santa Monica, chef-owner Raphael Lunetta is preparing a holiday feast with traditional favorites and great alternatives for everyone. The Thanksgiving Day menu at Lunetta will be served from 2:30pm with the last reservation at 7:30pm. The three-course menu starts with a choice of cast iron Maine diver scallops, Garden of Organic Hearts Salad, roasted chestnut soup, or red deep sea crab cake. Main courses include oven-roasted, all-natural Mary’s heritage maple herb turkey with all the fixings; the famous six-hour osso buco, and JiRaffe's classic bouillabaisse with Scottish salmon, wild halibut, squid, Bouchot mussels, wild shrimp, and littleneck clams. For dessert, choose from pumpkin pie, chocolate banana cream pie, or French apple pie.

Pricing is $78 per adult, $39 for kids 10 and under. A la carte sides available.

Diver scallops at Manuela in Hauser & Wirth

Diver scallops at Manuela | Photo: Sim Canetty Clarke

Manuela



Located at the massive Hauser & Wirth in the Downtown LA Arts District, Manuela showcases Chef Kris Tominaga's American Heritage, southern-influenced cuisine. Manuela is serving a family-style Thanksgiving dinner from 2-7pm for $65 per person ($35 for kids 10 and under). The family-style first course offers Tominaga’s signature cream biscuits with Steen's butter, market salad, and ham hock & barley soup. For the main course, choose from smoked heritage turkey & dark meat confit, honey glazed Col. Newson Preacher ham, Liberty Farms duck breast, diver scallops, or wild mushroom & pumpkin rye pot pie. Sides for the table include classic mashed Yukon potatoes, cranberry compote, chicken confit stuffing, crisp delicata, and blistered green beans. Dessert options include pumpkin pie, chocolate pie, butterscotch pecan torte, sweet potato pie, and apple basque.

Wood-smoked Thanksgiving turkey to-go from Maple Block Meat Co.

Wood-smoked Thanksgiving turkey to-go | Photo: Maple Block Meat Co.

Maple Block Meat Co.



Maple Block Meat Co. is offering their 100% wood-smoked Thanksgiving turkeys to-go for an unforgettable holiday gathering. These unique, all-natural, free-range, antibiotic-free (ABF) turkeys are shipped to them fresh and they take care of the rest. Whole turkey options: 12-14 lbs ($247), 15-16 lbs ($285), or 17-18 lbs ($316). Boneless, unsliced turkey breast serves 12-14 people (7-8 lbs, $178).

The Sides Package ($200) feeds 10-12 and includes 1 dozen buttermilk biscuits, 1 pint turkey gravy, and a small tray each: cornbread-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts, and braised greens. A la carte sides include the above as well as cranberry sauce, mac & cheese, braised greens, and chocolate bread pudding.

Order online, by email, or phone by Friday, November 22. Pickup on Thursday, November 28 from 11:30am - 3pm.

Westwood’s wine country-inspired dining destination, Napa Valley Grille is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal featuring traditional favorites and seasonal dishes. Start with "Fairytale" Pumpkin Soup, duck confit, harvest salad or Signature Kale Salad. Mains include "The Feast" (turkey breast, herbed potatoes, haricot verts, dark meat confit stuffing, cranberry chutney, gravy), prime New York steak, braised short rib, Skuna Bay salmon, and four cheese ravioli. Dessert is a choice of butterscotch bread pudding, pumpkin pot de cream, or flourless chocolate cake. Pricing is $69 per person.

Nick + Stef's Steakhouse



In addition to its signature dry-aged steaks and full a la carte dinner menu, Nick & Stef's Steakhouse in Downtown LA is serving a Traditional Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings: Diestel Farms Turkey, chestnut stuffing, JBS potato purée, candied butternut squash, pickled cranberry compote and turkey gravy. The dinner special will be served from 3-9pm and is priced at $55.

Pacific Dining Car



With locations in Downtown LA and Santa Monica, Pacific Dining Car is a classic steakhouse that's open 24/7, every day of the year. Along with its regular menu, Pacific Dining Car is serving a special three-course Thanksgiving menu all day. Start with roasted butternut squash soup or baby Little Gem & baby arugula salad, then enjoy a Traditional Roasted Turkey & Trimmings - served with turkey gravy, PDC's stuffing, sauteed veggies, mashed potatoes, sweet potato puree and cranberry dressing. Finish with pumpkin pie or pecan pie. Pricing is $62 per person for the prix fixe Thanksgiving menu.

Patina Restaurant



The acclaimed Patina at Walt Disney Concert Hall is featuring three- and six-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menus from noon to 7pm. Courses include hiramasa, butternut squash veloute, Atlantic cod, whole roasted turkey dinner, and choice of cranberry orange cheesecake or pumpkin pie for dessert. Supplemental third course of parsnip tortellini or white truffle tagliatelle available for $80. Pricing is $75 per person for three courses and $110 for four courses. Children's menu available for $35. Complete your Patina experience with a custom wine, water or specialty non-alcoholic beverage pairing.

Thanksgiving at The Pikey in Hollywood

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The Pikey



Executive Chef Robert Flaherty is offering an a la carte Thanksgiving Menu from 1pm-10pm at The Pikey, the English pub located on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Start with sweet potato & beer soup, then choose from turkey breast & braised leg or roast pork - served with mushroom stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, cranberry chutney and gravy. Two plant-based dishes are offered: mushroom wild rice for entree and caramelized banana walnut bread. For night owls, a limited menu will be served from 10pm to 1:30am.

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate at Playa Provisions

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate at Playa Provisions | Photo: @playaprovisions, Instagram

Playa Provisions



The multi-faceted Playa Provisions in Playa del Rey is offering a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner for $38 per person. The dinner plate includes a choice of turkey or mustard crusted ham, along with chicory salad, roasted acorn squash, sweet sausage & chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans with creamy mustard vinaigrette, and pumpkin pie. The Kids Dinner is $20 and includes choice of turkey or mustard crusted ham, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans and a scoop of ice cream.

The Raymond 1886



Guests always feel right at home at The Raymond, the cozy, Craftsman-style restaurant located in Pasadena. Served from noon to 7pm, the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu starts with creamy butternut squash soup or apple gorgonzola salad. Entree is a choice of Mary's Turkey Breast, braised venison Wellington, or vegan cauliflower "steak." Complimentary sides include smoked gouda mashed potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts, garlic herb potatoes, roasted heirloom carrots, and creamed corn. Save room for pumpkin cheesecake or apple pie with cinnamon crisps. Pricing is $85 per person, and $42 for children ages 12 and under.

Thanksgiving Feast at Saddle Peak Lodge

Thanksgiving Feast at Saddle Peak Lodge | Photo: @saddlepeaklodge, Instagram

Saddle Peak Lodge



Nestled in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, Saddle Peak Lodge is a warm, rustic retreat located along a creek that runs from Las Virgenes Canyon to the Pacific Ocean. For its annual Thanksgiving Feast, Saddle Peak Lodge is serving a four-course menu that features both traditional and more exotic fare. First course options include pear salad, grilled pheasant Caesar salad, or lobster bisque. Second course selections include braised/roasted pork belly, tartare of buffalo, or roasted baby beets. For the main course choose from roasted Mary's Free Range Turkey Plate, seared New Zealand elk tenderloin, Chilean sea bass, or Wagyu beef short ribs "cuit en sous vide." Desserts include pumpkin pie, mini chocolate "fudge" brownies, and banana-huckleberry bread pudding. Pricing is $105 per person and $65 for a Children’s Meal (age 12 and under, includes choice of main course and dessert).

Tam O'Shanter



One of LA's most iconic restaurants, The Tam O'Shanter was opened in 1922 by Lawrence Frank and Walter Van de Kamp (they later founded Lawry's the Prime Rib) and there's a lot of history inside its dark wood walls. Walt Disney and his animators were regulars - his favorite table was #31, right by the fireplace and commemorated by a plaque.

"The Tam" is serving an a la carte Thanksgiving menu with starters like Scotch rarebit, Lawry's Meatballs, chilled shrimp, roasted cauliflower & leek soup, and holiday salad.

Entrees feature slow roasted organic turkey with all the fixings (optional thinly sliced prime rib), pan-seared Scottish salmon, Toad in the Hole, braised natural beef short ribs, roasted root vegetables, and three different cuts of Lawry's roasted prime ribs of beef.

There's also Thanksgiving To-Go, featuring a full prime rib or turkey dinner with all the traditional side dishes; or complement your homemade entrée with your favorite Tam accompaniments. Place your order by noon on Tuesday, November 26 for pick-up on Thanksgiving Day from 8-11am: (323) 664-0228.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Tavern in Brentwood

Thanksgiving Dinner at Tavern | Photo: @tavernla, Instagram

Tavern



Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s acclaimed Brentwood restaurant, Tavern is serving a Thanksgiving dinner that will appeal to everyone from carnivores to vegetarians and vegans. Start with arugula and autumn grapes with goat cheese, pecans & saba. Then choose from herb-roasted organic turkey breast and stuffed leg with mashed potatoes & gravy, served with sourdough stuffing, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce; OR the "Vegan Thanksgiving Extravaganza" - sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, Italian broccoli, Suzanne’s stuffing and wild mushroom persillade. Dessert is a choice of brown butter pecan tart with bittersweet chocolate & vanilla ice cream; or heirloom pumpkin pie with candied pepitas & ginger creme fraîche. Pricing is $95 per adult and $45 for children age 10 and under.

A complete Thanksgiving Dinner To Go is available at The Larder. Includes an oven-ready brined organic Diestel turkey with all the fixings, a dozen Parker House rolls and dessert. The dinner serves 8 and pricing is $75 per person. Orders must be placed by 5pm on Sunday, November 24. A la carte items are also available.