Best Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner 2016 In Los Angeles

November 9, 2016 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.

napa valley grille dinner Best Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner 2016 In Los Angeles

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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 Caesar salad with butter lettuce, or their Winter Panzanella with baby kale, kabocha squash, figs, and croutons, as well as a cauliflower soup and steamed clams. For the main course, choose one option between a roasted turkey breast, with roasted turkey, mushroom gravy, cranberry relish, candied yams, and house-made stuffing, a prime ribeye steak with creamed spinach, as well as a truffle pappardelle. For dessert, choose one option between the pumpkin pie with whipped cream, a warm pecan tart, as well as a cinnamon panna cotta.

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(credit: 1 Pico)


1 Pico
Shutters On The Beach
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 Shutters On The Beachs’ 1 Pico restaurant. For Thanksgiving, enjoy a great view of the Pacific Ocean as you can dine on a day-long Thanksgiving feast for $95 per person. The prix-fixe menu includes starters that include Roasted Dill Shrimp and Spicy Carrot Ginger Harissa Soup; entrees like braised Wagyu beef short ribs and a pumpkin ravioli. Follow that up with indulgent sweet desserts including pumpkin cheesecake and apple pecan tart. The special menu will be available on November 24, 2016 from 11am to 10pm.

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(credit: Patina Group/maple)


Maple
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
www.patinagroup.com

Located within the celebrated Descanso Gardens, Patina’s new dining destination Maple offers a festive menu for Thanksgiving filled with classic dishes by Executive Chef Mark Salazar. The Thanksgiving Twilight Dinner from 4pm to 7pm will include a winter squash salad with roasted acorn squash, baby spinach, green and purple kale, dried cranberries, toasted almonds, and apple-cider honey vinaigrette; Osso Bucco with creamy polenta, sautéed rapini, and pan jus; and the Thanksgiving Plate with carved breast and thigh Diestel turkey, haricot vert and mushroom, maple glazed candied yam, sage and brown butter stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, roasted turkey gravy, and cranberry and orange compote.

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(credit: Marie Callender’s)


Marie Callender’s
Multiple Locations

This year, visit one of Los Angeles’ favorite locations for Thanksgiving Day. If you’re choosing to dine in and cooking is not your favorite activity, join this restaurant for a complete Thanksgiving dinner! Start with soup or salad, enjoy turkey or ham with all of the classic holiday sides, and finish the meal with a slice of fresh baked pie. Prices for adults and children may vary by location.

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33 Taps
3725 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
(323) 338-7777
The Hollywood Location Will Not Be Open On Thanksgiving
www.33taps.com

If you want to watch the Thanksgiving football game and eat great food, including an $18 prix fixe Turkey Day special, spend time at this favorite neighborhood craft beer sports bar. 33 Taps in Silver Lake is the perfect place to catch your favorite game, with 14 HD TVs and a rotating selection of 36 draft beers and 6 different wines. Dinner items include a dinner salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, a roasted turkey with brown butter stuffing, green beans, and cranberry sauce. Add a slice of pumpkin pie too!

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(Credit: Mason B./yelp)


Coast Beach Cafe & Bar
Shutters On The Beach
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717
www.shuttersonthebeach.com

For Thanksgiving dinner, spend it just steps from the sand at Shutters On The Beach’s Coast Beach Café & Bar which is hosting a special Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu. Priced at $48 per person, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe dinner including starters like a butternut squash soup served with Maryland blue crab cake. Follow that up with a free range diestel turkey paired with sweet potato mash, cranberries, Brussel sprouts and smoked bacon stuffing. Then, go for something sweet with a savory slice of Pecan Pie topped with salted caramel and bourbon whipped cream. The price is $48 per person and is on Thanksgiving from 4pm to 10pm.

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(credit: Brent Hofacker/shutterstock)


CIRCA 55
Beverly Hilton
9876 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 274-7777
www.beverlyhilton.com

For Thanksgiving, stop by the legendary Beverly Hilton Hotel where you can dine at CIRCA 55. The restaurant will be open for brunch, from 11am to 4pm and dinner from 5pm to 10pm on Thanksgiving. CIRCA 55 will be offering a Thanksgiving Bubbly Brunch including bottomless mimosas and prosecco. Seasonal highlights including pumpkin risotto served in a parmiggiano reggiano wheel and West Coast oysters to king crab legs. For dinner, the restaurant will offer their regular menu in addition to a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu for guests to order from. Delicious offerings including a traditional turkey menu complete with roasted turkey, haricot vert casserole, mashed potatoes and more. For dessert, bite into a traditional pumpkin pie a la mode. Additionally, the hotel will be offering Thanksgiving favorites all day for guests to enjoy from the comfort of their room.

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(credit: ivy w./yelp)


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

Mastro’s Malibu in one of the most beautiful locations in the city, and they will be serving something different for Thanksgiving. But, it wouldn’t be Malibu if they served traditional turkey, right? Guests are invited to indulge in the most glorious seafood tower, delicious sides such as the lobster mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, creamed corn, icy cocktails, tasty steaks and seafood, followed by warm, impossibly moist butter cake! The menu will be offered on Thanksgiving Day from 12pm to 9pm. Reservations are recommended. A full menu can be found here.

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71Above
633 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 712-2683
www.71above.com

Perched high above the city lights on the 71st floor, 71 Above offers incredible panoramic views of the city in the heart of downtown L.A.’s Financial District. Sitting 950 feet above ground level, the restauarnt will be offering a three course Thanksgiving feast including items like a Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, and Endive Salad with Pear, Candied Walnut, and Pomegranate Vinaigrette. For the main course, feast on a Roasted Turkey Breast with Brioche Truffle Stuffing, as well as a Confit Turkey Leg Fritter and shared sides for the table. Brussels Sprouts, Hazelnuts, Creme Fraiche, Baked Macaroni and Chees, Cranberry Orange Sauce, and Turkey Gravy are just some of the sides. Make sure to stick around for dessert, too!

Thanksgiving dinner

3 course dinner

Starter
Option

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup
Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Endive Salad
Pear, Candied Walnut, Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Entree
Roasted Turkey Breast
Brioche Truffle Stuffing
Confit Turkey Leg Fritter

Shared Sides for the Table
Roasted Sweet Potato, Chili, Scallion, Lemon Aioli

Brussels Sprouts, Hazelnuts, Creme Fraiche

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Cranberry Orange Sauce

Turkey Gravy

Dessert.

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(credit: Cafe Pinot)


Café Pinot
700 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239-6500
www.patinagroup.com

Chef Megan Logan of Cafe Pinot will be helping guests celebrate the holidays with her California French cuisine at this romantic, Downtown LA restaurant. Serving a special Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 24, from 2-8 p.m, menu highlights include a tasty butternut squash veloute with pumpkin seeds and cinnamon crème fraiche, a traditional turkey dinner with potato puree, chestnut stuffing, candied winter squash cranberry & pear relish, brussels sprouts, and pan gravy, and Pumpkin Pie with bourbon Chantilly, apple cider gastric pickled seasonal fruit, and an all-spice crumble.

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(credit: Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse)


Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse
330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 680-0330
www.patinagroup.com

Master Chef Andreas Roller will be offering an elegant and traditional holiday menu at Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse in Downtown Los Angeles. The Thanksgiving Dinner from 3pm to 9pm will include items like butternut squash soup with cinnamon Chantilly, Styrian pumpkin seed oil, and candied pumpkin seeds; Hand Carved, Pasture-Raised Diestel Ranch Turkey with brioche stuffing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy; and Roasted Prime Rib with JBS mashed potatoes, creamed spinach asparagus, and dripping jus.

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(Credit Lisa Romerein)


Catch
Casa del Mar
1224 Beverwil Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(877) 334-5623
www.hotelcasadelmar.com

For those looking for a iconic and beautiful beach background with your side of turkey & stuffing, Catch located inside Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica, will be featuring a three-course, pre-fixed menu for $95. Guests can pick and choose from the set menu, with highlights from Executive Chef Gemma Gray including roasted butternut squash soup or an autumn salad to start, Mary’s farm slow roasted organic turkey with mashed sweet potato and citrus cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pecan pie or a warm apple tart to finish.

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(Credit: The Peninsula Beverly Hills)


The Belvedere
Peninsula Beverly Hills
9882 S Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 551-2888
beverlyhills.peninsula.com

On Thanksgiving Day from 11am to 9pm, The famed Belvedere restaurant at the Peninsula Beverly Hills is offering family-style dishes for $135 per person, including free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. Highlights include Braised Milk-Fed Veal, fall harvest beets, pumpkin risotto and kabocha squash, and a delicious roasted Free Willie bird range turkey.

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(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 a Michael’s tuna tartare with pine nuts, a squash soup with toasted cinnamon croutons, a roasted heirloom beet and burrata starter, and diver scallops. For your second course, main courses include a roasted heritage turkey with sage stuffing, and cranberry compote, as well as a 8 oz. American Angus filet steak, a braised short rib, and a delicious lobster pot pie. For side dishes, yukon gold potatoes, green beasns, a broccoli casserole, and apple cider glazed brussels sprouts are on offer. For dessert, s’mores are a must have.

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(credit: Taste)


Taste On Melrose
8454 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(323) 852-6888
www.ilovetaste.com

West Hollywood’s Taste on Melrose will be offering a delicious three-course prix fixe menu available on Thanksgiving Day from 1pm to 8pm for just $45 per person. The menu will include family-style desserts and holiday favorites such as an oven roasted turkey, a tasty 3 cheese kale mac & cheese, and roasted garlic mashed potatoes. In addition, the menu provides alternatives to the traditional plates, including a blood orange & fennel salad, grilled salmon, and roasted Brussel sprouts.

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(credit: Plan Check)


Plan Check
1401 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 857-1364
www.plancheck.com

On Thursday, November 24, the newly opened Plan Check Santa Monica will offer a festive Thanksgiving menu in celebration of one of the best foodie holidays. From 11am-8pm, the culinary team at Plan Check Santa Monica will cook up their take on the time-honored supper, including items including a turkey plate with confit turkey thigh, truffle mushroom stuffing, cauliflower & pearl onion gratin, cranberry sauce, and smoked gravy, a Turkey Burger ($16), including a turkey patty, schmaltz onions, lettuce, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, and thousand island dressing. Finish off your meal with a delicious Pumpkin Pie Cruller, with pumpkin pie filling and glaze, whipped cream, and gram cracker crust crumbles.

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(credit: Del Frisco’s Grille)


Del Frisco’s Grille
1551 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-7333
www.delfriscosgrille.com

Skip the cooking and the hard work of making your own meal this Thanksgiving and celebrate with the family at Del Frisco’s Grille in Santa Monica overlooking the iconic Santa Monica Pier. Diners and guests will enjoy a full, three-course Thanksgiving meal with all the fixings for just $42 per person. The menu includes a selection of seasonal favorites, like butternut squash bisque, sliced roast turkey with traditional sides and pumpkin cheesecake or salted caramel pudding jar to top it off. No hassle and more family time will make this Thanksgiving one to remember.

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(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 three 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 a roasted butternut squash soup, a fall harvest salad, beet cured salmon and more. For your entree, you’ll choose one item from their long list of terrific options. From the butternut squash ravioli and a citrus & cider brined free range turkey, to a whole roasted branzino, and a burobuta pork chop and a certified angus beef prime rib, it may be tough to choose, but whatever you decide will be excellent. Dessert includes pumpkin pie and a chocolate fudge torte. View the full menu here.

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(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 a butternut squash bisque and a autumn chop salad to mashed potatoes, classic stuffing, sweet potato biscuits, and more.

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(credit: Culina)


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

This year Culina inside the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills may not be offering a dinner menu, but they’re offering a pretty great brunch menu from 11am to 6pm. Join fellow diners on Thanksgiving Day for an all-day eating event beginning at 11 am through 6 pm. Throughout the day, you’ll get to enjoy traditional items such as carved roasted turkey, corn bread and roasted poblano stuffing and mashed potatoes. You can also indulge in breakfast offerings such as endless omelets, Belgian waffles and eggs benedict until 3pm. A special selection of our antipasti dishes, such as caprese salad and Chef Denis’ famous Montanara will be served after 3pm as well. And, brunch specialties like their As always, enjoy brunch favorites including their farmers’ market inspired salads, artisan cheeses, hot items from the carving station and an array of seafood including sushi, oysters, Alaskan Crab Legs, and Cambridge House Smoked Salmon will be on offer. There will also be a kid-friendly menu!

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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 starters like a little gem, escarole and endive salad, as well as a traditional pumpkin soup, a big eye tuna tartare, and Maine diver scallops. For your entree, you can choose between great options like an herb roasted turkey breast, a whole roasted dry aged prime rib, or a crispy Eastern bass. Sides include creamed spinach, roasted Brussels sprouts, praline pecan yams, green beans, roasted root vegetables and more. For dessert, mom’s apple pie with cinnamon cider apple ice cream is on tap, as is pecan pie, or a chocolate over chocolate dessert.

The Best Things About Thanksgiving
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 lobster bisque, radicchio & apple salad with candied pecans, and a butternut squash bisque 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.

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(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.

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(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.

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(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 curried pumpkin salad and a citrus and grilled haloloumi salad with hazelnuts, endives, and pickled kumquats. For entree’s, a roast turkey breast paired with a fried turkey leg is on offer, as well as a mushroom gnocchi, as well as sides like garlic mashed potatoes, cous cous stuffing, and Rutabaga with feta and dates. Dessert will feature a pumpkin pie, a candied ginger gelato, fruit and a lemon tiramisu.

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