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Guide To The Best Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner In LA

November 12, 2015 11:51 AM

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(credit: Larry Crowe/AP)


With Thanksgiving here again, it’s time to make plans. Considering skipping the home cooked meal this year? That might not be such a bad idea once you see the cornucopia of culinary pleasures LA’s finest restaurants are serving up. From Thanksgiving champagne brunches to more traditional options for dinner, LA offers something for everyone. Come see which eateries made our list of the best places to get your fill on turkey day 2015. From the best places to get turkey and candied yams to restaurants serving up vegan delights and other options, we’ve got you covered.

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(credit: circlePS/Shutterstock)


Viviane
Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
9400 W Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 407-7791
www.vivianerestaurant.com

Located inside the Beverly Hills’ Avalon Hotel, Viviane is one of LA’s coolest new restaurants with a 50’s ‘Mad Men’ type vibe. For Thanksgiving, head over for a Thanksgiving day supper offering a family style prix-fixe menu for $68 per person. Menu items include a Diestel family turkey with rosemary and sage gravy, a roasted sugar pumpkin with bourbon honey glaze, smoked potato puree, truffle stuffing, french green beans and more.

(credit: Four Seasons Taste)

(credit: Four Seasons Taste)


THE Blvd
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-3901
www.theblvdrestaurant.com

This year’s annual Thanksgiving feast at THE Blvd offers a “uniquely crafted” three-course menu that begins with mouth-watering dishes like Butternut Squash Soup, Warm Roasted King Mushroom Salad, and Cider Glazed Sea Scallops. As an entree, guests will have the opportunity to choose from a sweet butter-basted oganic mary’s farm turkey with all the trimmings; porcini dusted arctic Char with pumpkin & sage-brown butter risotto; or pan-seared parmesan gnocchi with maple-glazed heirloom carrots & truffle Brussels sprouts. And finally, end the evening with pumpkin panna cotta; apple tart or cranberry verrine.

(credit: Bourbon Steak Los Angeles)

(credit: Bourbon Steak Los Angeles)


Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
The Americana at Brand
237 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 839-4130
www.michaelmina.net

This Thanksgiving, celebrate in style with BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles. The modern-inspired steakhouse located at Americana At Brand is offering guests a festive three-course menu full of seasonal and inspired takes on the holiday classics. Starters feature options such as butternut squash soup with toasted cinnamon roll croutons or seared Nantucket bay scallops with cauliflower cappellaci and black truffles while main dishes include braised brandt short ribs with roasted carrots & cipollini onions; Michael Mina’s lobster pot pie with brandied lobster cream; or the requisite roasted heritage turkey with sage stuffing and cranberry compote. Desserts such as s’mores with graham cracker ice cream and marshmallow fluff or pumpkin Cheesecake with almond & pepita granola round out the sweet offerings.

(credit: The Raymond / 1886 Bar)

(credit: The Raymond / 1886 Bar)


The Raymond 1886
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-3136
www.theraymond.com

Head to sunny Pasadena and enjoy a traditional family style Thanksgiving Dinner with The Raymond 1886. The cozy craftsman cottage has all of your Turkey Day needs this holiday, as Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan is cooking up a family style Thanksgiving dinner for $75.00 per person. Indulge in three courses with your loved ones by starting off with the Pecorino & Autumn Fruit Salad with arugula and walnut-honey dressing before choosing your entrée of Garlic & Black Pepper Prime Rib served with horseradish and au jus or the Organic Free Range Oven Roasted Turkey (white and dark meat). These delicious dishes are accompanied by Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Candied Weiser Farm’s Yams with toasted marshmallows, Italian Sausage & Grilled Apple Stuffing, “The Classic” Bean Casserole, Traditional Rosemary Gravy and Cranberry & Cardamom Sauce. Those who are not quite as carnivorous can substitute creamy Pumpkin Ravioli or Grilled Salmon upon request. As for sweets, Pastry Chef Elliot Pardo is serving up two tasty creations to choose from, including the American Apple Cobbler with cinnamon streusel and vanilla bean ice cream and the Pumpkin Mousse with ginger snap crust, Chantilly cream and frosted cranberries. Toast to Turkey Day with luscious libations from 1886 Bar Manager Peter Lloyd Jones! Get in the autumn-spirit with the Knott’s Berry Smash, a crafty cocktail mixed up with Wild Turkey rye, fresh lemon and raspberries, house-made simple syrup, brown sugar and mint.
 
The Raymond 1886 will be open for Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 26th from Noon to 7pm; 1886 Bar will be open from 4pm to 2am.

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(credit: istockphoto)


Tanzy
10840 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 307-7004
www.tanzyrestaurant.com

If you prefer a night out for Thanksgiving, head over to Westwood’s Tanzy restaurant for a 3-course meal available for $40/person for adults and $20/children 12 and under. The meal, which includes items like a parsnip and apple soup, an endive and arugula salad, a herb roasted turkey with all the fixings, and much more. For dessert, choose between a tasty three pumpkin pie with chantilly cream and pumpkin musse and an apple crisp.

(credit: Venice Whaler)

(credit: Venice Whaler)


Venice Whaler
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 651-7777
www.malibubeachinn.com

Open for Thanksgiving from 9am to 2pm, The Venice Whaler will give guests a chance to celebrate the holidays beachside. The seaside eatery, situated where Washington Boulevard meets the sand, has everything you need to ring in a gobble of a good time. Executive Chef Nick Liberato is cooking up a delicious Cider Glazed Turkey Plate with lager gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts with capers and walnuts, cranberry sauce with rosemary and apple brioche stuffing. A limited menu with Venice Whaler favorite dishes will be on offer all day as well, featuring Beach Mussels, Cedar Plank Salmon, Artisan Pizzas, Small Bites and more. As for a little holiday liquid, Bar Director Anthony Settecase will be pouring favorites like the Fall Cider Cocktail crafted with bourbon, St. Elizabeth Allspice dram, lemon and Curaçao. Relax in the Crab Shell Lounge or take in the sunshine on the rooftop balcony. Swap out the sweater for a little sunscreen this Thanksgiving to celebrate with the Venice Whaler.

(credit: Malibu Beach Inn)

(credit: Malibu Beach Inn)


The Carbon Beach Club
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 651-7777
www.malibubeachinn.com

Spend Thanksgiving dining right on the sands of the Pacific with this 3 course gourmet Thanksgiving day dinner and an added bonus. Feast on traditional thanksgiving fare while overlooking the ocean in Malibu. For your first course, The Carbon Beach Club is offering a wide range of selections including amuse for the table, and choice of appetizers such as persimmon salad, a hamachi crudo or a roasted fall squash toast. For your entree, you’ll choose one item from their long list of terrific options. From the pumpkin ravioli and a citrus & cider free range turkey, to the Loch Duart salmo dish and a certified angus beef prime rib, it may be tough to choose, but whatever you decide will be excellent. It’s $85 per person (+tax and gratuity) and $42 for a kids menu for kids under 12.

(credit: The Catch)

(credit: The Catch)


Catch
1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5533
www.hotelcasadelmar.com

For a Thanksgiving with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, visit Catch inside the beachfront Hotel Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica. Executive Chef Alberico Nunziata will be offering a three-course, prix-fixe, menu featuring a mix of classic American fare and fresh seafood with sample dishes, including lobster cake with remoulade sauce, water cress, and pomegranate; rosemary roasted turkey with classic stuffing, green beans casserole, chive mashed potatoes, served with gravy and cranberry sauce; and Caramel Apple Cheesecake with an oatmeal streusel.

(credit: Crossroads Kitchen - Lisa Romerein)

(credit: Crossroads Kitchen – Lisa Romerein)


Crossroads
8284 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 782-9245
www.crossroadskitchen.com

Take-out, or dine-in, Chef and owner Tal Ronnen of the beloved Crossroads restaurant, is keeping busy this fall with an elaborate spread of indulgent Thanksgiving holiday dishes that any host can feel proud to serve guests when Crossroads takes over your home kitchen this season. Crossroads will cater your Thanksgiving with everything from mezze, mini Moroccan meatballs, and a green chickpea falafel, to oven roasted kabocha squash, a smoked carrot “lox” and risotto cakes to name a few. The restaurant located at on Melrose Ave will also be open for the Thanksgiving holiday serving up a very special forest-to-table menu for those who would prefer to enjoy Thanksgiving away from home.

(credit: Culina)

(credit: Culina)


Culina
300 S Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 860-4000
www.culinarestaurant.com

Enjoy traditional fare such as carved roasted turkey, rustic country stuffing, prime rib, honey glazed ham, sweet potatoes, roasted chestnuts and root vegetables, plus housemade cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Enjoy brunch favourites including farmers market-inspired salads, artisan cheeses, hot items from the carving station and an array of seafood including sushi, oysters, Alaskan crab legs, miso-glazed sea bass, and Cambridge House smoked salmon. There will be an array of kid-friendly offerings at the children’s buffet including organic chicken tenders, croque monsieur, macaroni and cheese, mini beef and turkey sliders, and sweet mashed potatoes, as well as assorted cupcakes and cookies. $109 for adults, $54 for children 5 to 12 years, and complimentary for children four years and under.

(credit: Fogo de Chão)

(credit: Fogo de Chão)


Fogo de Chão
133 N La Cienega Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 289-7755
www.fogodechao.com

Brazilian Steakhouse Fogo de Chão, will be offering a full Thanksgiving menu – Churrasco style! Guests can experience a little taste of Brazilian culture this Thanksgiving with the centuries-old tradition of gauchos grilling meats over an open flame and serving tableside. Fogo de Chão will be serving all the Thanksgiving favorites including roasted turkey (carved and served tableside), gravy, cranberry sauce, sweet potato casserole, as well as some Brazilian inspired items like sage & apple dressing with Brazilian sausage all Thanksgiving and well into the holiday weekend.

(credit: Four Seasons Westlake)

(credit: Four Seasons Westlake)


Hampton’s
Four Seasons Westlake
2 Dole Drive
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 575-3000
www.fourseasons.com

This year, Thanksgiving Dinner at Hampton’s will feature an array of seasonal specialities along with carving stations, signature holiday dishes, sweet endings, sparkling wine and a very special “just for kids” turkey day buffet. In addition to a turkey leg confit, gravy and all the trimmings, enjoy cider braised lamb Osso Bucco, spaghetti squash latkes and poached seckel pears, and oysters, crab claws and shrimp & crab campechana from the RawBar. Brunch favorites (before 2pm), pastas & soups (after 2pm), charcuterie will also be available. From the Onyx Kitchen, red dragon rolls, lobster summer rolls and a shrimp & udon noodle soup will also be offered. Reservations are required. $129 per adult includes sparkling wine and $65 per child 5 – 12.

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(credit: Mar’sel)


Mar’sel
Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 265-2836
www.terranea.com

Spend this Thanksgiving overlooking the Pacific at the beautiful Terranea resort’s restaurant Mar’sel. The restaurant makes a cozy home away from home for guests during the holiday. For an all-American epicurean Thanksgiving, Terranea’s highly acclaimed restaurant will be hosting a lavish culinary spread. This gourmet holiday will feature a special menu showcasing upscale twists on traditional dishes, like slow roasted Heritage turkey and savory cornbread stuffing with house-made Kubocha squash soup.

(credit: Mastro’s Restaurants)

(credit: Mastro’s Restaurants)


Mastro’s Malibu Ocean Club
18412 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
(310) 454-4357
www.mastrosrestaurants.com

Located on the Pacific, sitting on the cliff of PCH, for the first time, Mastro’s Malibu will be open for Thanksgiving Day dinner. Mastro’s signature dishes – the seafood tower, petite filet, lobster mashed potatoes and the warm butter cake, along with an extensive wine and cocktail list. The intimate Malibu spot embraces the waterfront location through its menu, which features a wider selection of fresh seafood and sushi, in addition to its celebrated cuts of steaks. In addition, guests can enjoy live entertainment and dancing nightly in the Piano Bar Lounge – not to mention the views.

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(credit: Mélisse)


Mélisse
1104 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
www.melisse.com

For Thanksgiving, join other patrons at the two Michelin Star Mélisse in Santa Monica. Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin is offering guests a three-course meal featuring an amuse bouche, as well as a traditional pumpkin soup with chestnuts, celeriac, apples, and smoked bacon, a whole roasted dry-aged prime rib with horseradish jus and a choice of three of Citrin’s mom’s traditional thanksgiving sides, including creamed spinach, praline pecan yams, and roasted Brussel sprouts; and pecan pie with dulcey bourbon sauce, and whipped crème fraiche. $95 for adults and $42 for children ages 8 and under.

(credit: One Pico)

(credit: One Pico)


One Pico
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
www.shuttersonthebeach.com

Those looking to enjoy the surf, sand and seaside view this Thanksgiving can reserve a table at Executive Chef Isaac Gamboa’s One Pico at Shutters On The Beach. Guests this holiday can expect classic season flavors composed of local market ingredients, the freshest seafood and a “touch of coastal whimsy,” while opting for wine pairings that have been carefully considered for this special occasion. Guests are welcome to select a market fresh starter, such as the poached farm egg & duck prosciutto or seared scallops; a delicious entrée like the free range Mary’s Turkey, or an American red snapper or scallop potato & black truffle gratin. Follow that up with an indulgent dessert such as the pumpkin tart and you’ll be in heaven!

(credit: Sambar Culver City)

(credit: Sambar Culver City)


SĀMBĀR
9531 Culver Blvd,
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-8800
www.sambarcc.com

Revered chef and owner Akasha Richmond is planning a festive India-inspired Thanksgiving menu at her newest concept to open – Sambar – in Culver City. Akasha will now carry the Thanksgiving feast and tradition on at her newest concept Sambar as she aims to offer a departure from the traditional green beans and mashed potatoes with an Indian twist on the holiday. Think Garam Masala and Tomato Braised Turkey; Bengali Five Spice Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing; South Indian Green Bean Stir Fry with curry leaves and coconut, and Chai Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Whipped Cream to name a few dishes that may be found at Sambar this Thanksgiving.

(credit: Terrine Restaurant)

(credit: Terrine Restaurant)


Terrine Restaurant
8265 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 746-5130
www.terrinela.com

Terrine Executive Chef/Owner Kris Morningstar has started a tradition to celebrate the American holidays—all day, all-you-can-eat BBQ! To celebrate the restaurant’s first-ever Thanksgiving, Terrine is throwing an all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving Feast. Guests can dig into traditional Thanksgiving dishes with all the fixings, prepared with a signature Terrine twist from Chef Morningstar. The feast will take place on Thanksgiving Day from 12 – 9 p.m. and see the same layout as the other BBQs, with everything on a communal table and Kris out in the open chatting with guests and carving turkeys.

(credit: Tart Restaurant)

(credit: Tart Restaurant)


Tart Restaurant
115 S Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 556-2608
www.tartrestaurant.com

Connected to the Farmer’s Daughter Hotel, Tart Restaurant’s Chef Keith Shutta has created an amazing traditional Thanksgiving menu with contemporary twists, including special vegetarian selections. Diners will enjoy Turkey stuffed with meat loaf accompanied by black eyed peas and candied yams with brown sugar, nutmeg, cayenne, marshmallows and toasted pecans. Each dinner will come complete with a to-go turkey and cranberry sandwich for later. C’mon, everyone knows the best part about Thanksgiving dinner is the leftovers! Those looking to dine at home are in luck as well, Tart Restaurant will be accepting holiday take-out orders as well.

(credit: Viviane)

(credit: Viviane)


Viviane
9400 West Olympic Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 407-7791
www.vivianerestaurant.com

To celebrate Viviane’s first Thanksgiving, the newly opened Beverly Hills culinary hotspot, will serve a prix-fixe, family-style menu of Continental twists on American favorites. Highlights from Executive Chef Michael Hung’s menu include Galatine of Diestel Farms Turkey with rosemary and sage gravy; Roasted Sugar Pumpkin with bourbon honey glaze; Brioche with wild mushrooms and truffle stuffing; and Caramel Pear Tartine with quatre-épices ice cream and pomegranate reduction.. $68 per adult and $25 for children 3 to 12 years old.

napa valley grille dinner Guide To The Best Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner In LA

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Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
www.napavalleygrille.com

This year, Napa Valley Grille offers a plethora of traditional and modern dishes for guests to dine on including their three-course rustic dinner as well as well as other sides and fixings. Stand out options for the three-course dine-in option include first course options like their butternut squash soup, or the roasted beet salad with tarragon yogurt, blackberry marmalade, and caraway seed spice blend. For the main course, choose one option between the turkey plate, with roasted turkey, stuffing, green beans, potato puree, a cranberry chutney and turkey gravy, a Scottish Salmon or Prime Rib with rooted root vegetables and horse radish cream. For dessert, choose one option between the pumpkin bread pudding, a pecan maple bar or a cranberry sorbet. $48 per person. A la carte sides are also available, including stuffing, sweet potato mash, green beans and a potato puree.

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Palm Restaurant
267 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 550-8811
www.thepalm.com

The Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills is offering a very special three-course menu for Thanksgiving Day. First course includes a baby kale, radicchio & apple salad with candied pecans, crisply pancetta & shaved Reggiano tossed in a maple dressing, a lobster bisque, and a butternut squash soup with apple cider crème fraiche. For your second course, select their slow-roasted hand carved turkey with home-style stuffing and homemade cranberry sauce & giblet gravy and your choicer of individual side portions. Options include stuffing, whipped potatoes, sweet potatoes, creamed spinach and more. Finally, the dessert course will include a choice of a New York Cheesecake with raspberry sauce, and a tasty Pumpkin Pie with a ginger spiced whipped cream. An a la carte dinner menu will also be available.

(credit: istockphoto)

(credit: istockphoto)


Tavern
11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6464
www.tavernla.com

Located in Brentwood, Tavern offers both take out and dine in options this Thanksgiving. The delicious menu includes a persimmon and pomegranate salad with arugula and hazelnuts as well as turkey breast stuffed with mashed potatoes and gravy. The organic turkey breast will be served with sourdough stuffing with turkey sausage, almonds, dates, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts with pancetta and thyme cranberry sauce. You can also choose a vegan or vegetarian option which includes sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, stuffing and wild mushroom persillade. For dessert, try their mouth watering pecan bar with chocolate sauce and milk gelato or their pumpkin panna cotta with gingersnap cookies and whipped creme fraiche. Or, be healthier and go for their seasonal sorbet with fresh fruit.

(credit: istockphoto)

(credit: istockphoto)


Akasha
9543 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
310-845-1700
www.akasharestaurant.com

From 1pm to 7pm on Thanksgiving, Akasha will be offering one of the best known and visited Thanksgiving dinners in Los Angeles. And, head chef Akasha Richmond does not disappoint. At the over the top feast on Thanksgiving day and evening, diners feast on slow roasted herb turkey with all of the traditional fixings you’d come to expect of a great Thanksgiving dinner. Or, choose a pan roasted Idaho trout and lobster sauce with skilled cornbread stuffing (gluten-free), yukon gold mashed potatoes. There will even be a pie buffet with organic pumpkin pie, a global garden’s olive oil pecan pie, Akasha’s chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie, a sour cherry slab pie, a triple berry pie with oat crumble and more options.

(credit: Shutterstock)

(credit: Shutterstock)


Cafe Gratitude
512 Rose Ave
Venice, CA 90291
(424) 231-8000
www.cafegratitude.com

Each year, Cafe Gratitude hosts a Thanksgiving feast that’s not only great, but it’s free. The vegan restaurant will be serving a holiday dinner along with live music for customers from 11am to 3pm. The Thanksgiving dinner will include everything from butternut squash and mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, to cranberry, apple stuffing, and seasonal raosted vegetables. A pumpkin pie for dessert will also be free for the taking, too!

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Craft
10100 Constellation Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 279-4180
www.craftrestaurantsinc.com

Century City Craft restaurant will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in their elegant dining room featuring a family-style Thanksgiving dinner with a choice of main course. Highlights include a kale and fennel salad, an organic free range turkey, diver scallops, king salmon, braised beef short ribs, roasted pork loin, as well as great sides, too. For dessert, their pumpkin gand buckwheat crepes or the pecan pie are a must. a 24 hour apple spice cake will also be on deck.

(Credit: Cleo)

(Credit: Cleo)


Cleo
Redbury Hotel
1717 Vine Street
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 962-1711
www.theredbury.com

Back again this year, Cleo will be serving a Thanksgiving feast fit for a queen. Dine in style at Cleo at the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood where guests will be able to sit back, relax and let the restaurant do the cooking for you. The hotel restaurant is offering Cleopatra’s feast, a special Mediterranean menu made up of Cleo favorites mixed with Thanksgiving classics. Served family style, award winning chef Danny Elmaleh serves a menu including laffa with za’atar and olive oil, a persimmon and pomegranate salad, a citrus and grilled halloumi with hazelnuts, endives, orange honey reduction and kale. For entree’s, a roast turkey breast paired with a fried turkey leg is on offer, as well as sides like roasted brussels sprouts, garlic mashed potatoes, cous cous stuffing, and roasted carrots. Dessert will feature a pumpkin-maple doughnut, and other options like a pecan and pear baklava.

Nicole Standley a.k.a. JetSet Mom, is a social influencer + lifestylist covering luxury travel, fine-dining, fashion & pop culture for The JetSet Family. Follow her latest travels and escapades on Instagram, Google+ and Twitter.

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