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Best Restaurants In Los Angeles Open For Thanksgiving In 2012

November 14, 2012 6:00 AM

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Planning for the big holiday meal can put a ton of stress on just about anybody. This year, take that unnecessary tension out of the Thanksgiving gathering, and instead tune into football, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and family time by making a reservation elsewhere. More and more restaurants are staying open to serve traditional Thanksgiving dinners. These five L.A. restaurants will do all of the prep work, cooking, and cleaning up for you. Sit back and let the feast begin.

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10100 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 279-4180
Hours: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The warm hospitality at Craft is as welcoming as your own living room on Thanksgiving Day. The dining room is festive with formal seating but a friendly vibe. While the menu is still in the works, you can count on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner created by chef de cuisine John Keenan, updated to fit Los Angeles. It’s a three-course holiday meal served family style. The first course consists of three dishes served to the middle of the table, while each guest selects an individual main entree, seasonal sides for the entire table and a spectacular desserts galore for everyone dining together. Bigger parties are welcome to reserve the private dining room. Prix fixe menu is $85 per person.

Related: Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinners in Los Angeles

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101 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3111
Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For those who like to kick off the holiday season early, FIG will begin serving at noon on Thanksgiving. Known for its menu, which is created around seasonal and regional ingredients, FIG is a perfect option for a dining out tradition. Prepared by chef Ray Garcia, the holiday meal is served family style and will offer a traditional roasted organic turkey and all of the trimmings (yep, stuffing, fresh vegetables, cranberry sauce and potatoes) that capture the essence of the holiday flavors. Pay $69 per person; wine and beverages are priced separately.

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Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322
Hours: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The rustic cuisine and wine-country feel at Napa Valley Grille promises to enhance any Thanksgiving dinner this year. Executive chef Taylor Boudreaux is offering a three-course menu. Firsts include an autumn squash bisque, kale chopped salad with black quinoa, buratta salad with proscuitto de parma, and braised quince or blue crab cakes. Select natural diesel turkey accompanied by traditional stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, orange cranberry chutney and turkey jus or other main course choices such as pan-seared salmon, natural pork osso buco and slow-roasted prime rib. Save room for dessert as there are so many amazing choices including the butterscotch bread pudding with homemade marshmallow. Dinner is $59 per person plus 18-percent gratuity and sales tax.

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The Polo Lounge @The Beverly Hills Hotel
9641 Sunset Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90201
(310) 887-2777
Hours: 12 p.m.

The place to be seen in Beverly Hills is where stars tuck into booths behind dark sunglasses. The Polo Lounge will be open on Thanksgiving this year, serving a traditional fare for the holiday, featuring a four-course meal with turkey and dressing, seasonal vegetables, potatoes and a spectacular dessert. The holiday prix fixe dinner is $125 per person … and you never know what celeb you might see here.

Related: Best Autumn Desserts in Los Angeles

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Ford’s Filling Station
9531 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 202-1470
Hours: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

L.A.’s well-known gastropub, Ford’s Filling Station, is serving up an all-American Thanksgiving feast. The prix frixe meal consists of two beginning choices: a light Boston bibb salad with Persian cucumbers, avocado, soft herbs, pea sprouts and a mimosa dressing, or a seasonal butternut squash soup. Roasted or smoked turkey is the main entrée, served with sausage cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes with roasted garlic and sweet butter, sautéed green beans with toasted hazelnuts and shallots, wild mushroom madeira gravy and a traditional cranberry sauce. FFS tempts with special trimmings for an additional $7 each: winter fruit chutney, sweet potato carrot puree with house-made marshmallows, creamed turnips and Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon. The meal comes to an end with a slice of apple, pecan or pumpkin pie. Plan on spending $55 per adult and $45 for kids 12 years and younger.

Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at

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