Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in Los Angeles

Thanksgiving turkey at Akasha (Photo courtesy of Akasha)

Best Thanksgiving Dinners in LA

If laboring in the kitchen all day doesn’t sound like your idea of a holiday, leave it to the professionals to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner.

For a traditional feast of turkey and all the trimmings, visit one of GAYOT’s Top Thanksgiving Restaurants in Los Angeles, presented in alphabetical order. And best of all? No dishes to wash.

1. Akasha

Culver City, CA

Reservation OpenTableAfter savoring Akasha’s herb-roasted turkey, scallops or herb-roasted mushrooms (for vegans), guests can load up their plates at the “pie buffet,” laden with old-fashioned pumpkin pie, chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie and more.

The Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner at this Culver City restaurant costs $80 per person, $35 for children 10 and under. (Thanksgiving take-out is also available.)


2. The Bazaar by José Andrés

Beverly Center Area, Los Angeles, CA

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The Bazaar by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills will offer “family-style” roasted organic turkey and accompaniments like cranberry sauce, giblet stuffing and mashed sweet potatoes for its prix-fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Pumpkin pie and pecan ice cream will be among the desserts.

Cost is $100 per adult and $55 per child.


3. Beauty & Essex

Beauty & Essex, Los AngelesHollywood, CA

Beauty & Essex will celebrate Thanksgiving with a holiday dinner menu created by chef Chris Santos.

Guests may choose from options such as Mary’s free-range turkey and giblet gravy ($28), chicken and apple herbed stuffing ($10), and a French apple tart with salted caramel ice cream ($14).

4. The Belvedere

The Belvedere, Beverly HillsBeverly Hills, CA

Reservation OpenTableOn Thanksgiving Day, dine family-style at The Peninsula Beverly Hills’ The Belvedere ($142 per person; $65 for children 12 years old and under).

Start with butternut squash risotto, then indulge in roasted free-range turkey with sage stuffing and Pinot Noir cranberry sauce. Capping off the meal will be an array of holiday desserts.


5. Bourbon Steak

Glendale, CA

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Bourbon Steak, Michael Mina’s steakhouse at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, will celebrate with a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast ($85 per person).

Among the options are heritage squash soup, Michael Mina’s lobster pot pie, roasted turkey and pumpkin pie bar.


6. Café Pinot

Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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Dig into a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with sliced turkey breast and pumpkin mousse at downtown LA’s Café Pinot.

The three-course menu costs $70 per person; the four-course menu is $90 per person; and a children’s menu is $29.


7. Catalina Kitchen

Catalina Kitchen, Rancho Palos VerdesRancho Palos Verdes, CA

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Catalina Kitchen offers New American fare at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes.

Dine buffet-style on Thanksgiving Day, with carving stations turning out molasses baked turkey, slow roasted prime rib and more. Pair up your choice with side dishes ranging from scalloped potatoes to honey mustard Brussels sprouts. Among the desserts will be made-to-order crêpes and pecan pie. Adults $115; kids ages 5-10 $47.


8. Cattle & Claw

Cattle & Claw, West HollywoodWest Hollywood, CA

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Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills will offer a Thanksgiving menu ($65 per person; $30 for children 12 and under) highlighting various dishes from its eatery, Cattle & Claw.

Guests can feast on maple-cured roast turkey, lobster mac and cheese, short ribs pappardelle, apple-walnut stuffing, and pumpkin and pecan pies.


9. Kali

Kali, Los AngelesLarchmont, Los Angeles, CA

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This lovely mid-century-modern-meets-Scandinavia styled restaurant will offer a family-style dinner on Thanksgiving Day ($60 per person).


10. Le Petit Paris

Downtown, Los Angeles, CA

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Le Petit Paris in downtown Los Angeles will offer a prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving ($55 per person).

Guests will choose from multiple appetizers and desserts as well as entrées, which include a turkey and stuffing dish.


11. Maison Akira

Pasadena, CA

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Maison Akira chef/owner Akira Hirose cooked for the Emperor and Empress of Japan when they visited Los Angeles — and he can prepare your Thanksgiving dinner!

The French-infused prix-fixe menu ($74 per adult, $40 per child 10 years and under) at his Pasadena restaurant features dishes such as grilled duck foie gras on daikon confit in a black truffle sauce; roasted free-range turkey with dried fruit stuffing; and traditional pumpkin pie with lavender crème brûlée.


12. Mari Los Angeles

Mari Los AngelesCentury City, Los Angeles, CA

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Mari Los Angeles will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Choose from dishes like kabocha squash soup, slow roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and gravy, and a pumpkin tart.

Cost is $55 for adults (children’s menu available upon request).


13. Mediterraneo

Mediterraneo, Westlake VillageWestlake Village, CA

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The dining room of Westlake Village Inn’s Mediterraneo is a handsome, comfortable space with a large fireplace and lakeside views.

On Thanksgiving, guests can partake in a three-course menu composed of classics like autumn squash soup, Mary’s free-range turkey and pumpkin pie ($70 per person).


14. Mélisse

Melisse, Santa MonicaSanta Monica, CA

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Chef-owner Josiah Citrin of Mélisse in Santa Monica has created a special prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu ($95 per person, $42 for children 8 and under).

Among the entrées is herb-roasted turkey and his mother’s traditional side dishes, such as creamed spinach, Yukon potato purée, roasted Brussels sprouts and fresh cranberry sauce.


15. Patina

Patina, Los AngelesDowntown, Los Angeles, CA

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On Thanksgiving Day, diners at Patina at Walt Disney Concert Hall in DTLA may enjoy three courses ($70) or six courses ($100).

Holiday selections will include a roasted turkey dinner and dark chocolate and brioche bread pudding.


16. Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge, CalabasasCalabasas, CA

Celebrate Thanksgiving amid the rustic, hunting lodge setting of Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas.

Roasted turkey, sea bass and seared elk tenderloin are among the main course choices at the four-course prix-fixe feast ($105 per person); two-course meal $65 for children 12 and under.

17. Tavern

Tavern, BrentwoodBrentwood, Los Angeles, CA

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Tavern in Brentwood presents a Thanksgiving meal of herb-roasted organic turkey with traditional sides for $95 per adult, $45 for children 10 and under (no charge for children 4 and under).

Not a meat eater? The “vegan Thanksgiving extravaganza” should satisfy with sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, Suzanne Goin’s stuffing and wild mushroom persillade.


18. Trés by José Andrés

Trés by José Andrés, Los AngelesBeverly Center Area, Los Angeles, CA

Reservation OpenTableCelebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by dining at Trés by José Andrés at SLS Hotel Beverly Hills.

Enjoy slow-roasted organic turkey, Spanish-style stuffing and mini desserts at the brunch buffet for $85 per person and $45 for children (11:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.). Or indulge in a three-course dinner with dishes such as butternut squash soup and organic turkey for $75 (5 p.m.-9:45 p.m.).


19. Wolf

Wolf, Los AngelesBeverly Blvd./Third St., Los Angeles, CA

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Chef Marcel Vigneron will offer a four-course Thanksgiving meal ($75 per person, plus $45 wine pairing) at Wolf on Melrose Avenue.

Squash soup with five-spice crème fraîche may be followed by slow-roasted free-range turkey, chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. A dessert of pumpkin banana Bundt and egg nog ice cream stays in the holiday spirit.