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Los Angeles' Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner: A Definitive Guide

There’s no better time than the holidays to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends. As we all know, Los Angeles abounds with hidden gems and new concepts that keep popping up every day—and some of them are even open on Thanksgiving. Whether you’re looking for something upscale or casual, here is our definitive guide to the best restaurants in LA if you want to celebrate Thanksgiving properly this year.

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(888) Eat-Buca

Start a new tradition and leave your Thanksgiving meal to Buca di Beppo, so you can spend time with your family. Buca di Beppo offers a traditional Thanksgiving menu complete with roasted turkey breast and all the classic side dishes you love. Plus, your favorite Italian specialties from our a la carte menu are available as well for a true Buca celebration. Reserve your table and dine in, or pre-order your Thanksgiving Feast To Go and enjoy at home for an easy and stress-free holiday. Don’t forget to save room for their classic pumpkin pie.

418 S. Spring St.

Los Angeles, CA 90015

At Le Petit Paris, your culinary journey begins with a delightful selection of starters, including Salmon Gravlax with whipped creme fraiche, pickled beets, and a cress salad, as well as the tempting Wagyu Beef Tataki complemented by truffle ponzu sauce, truffle creme, and fresh truffles. Moving on to the main course, you can indulge in their Slow Roasted Turkey Roulade served with Thanksgiving stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberries, and mushroom gravy, or opt for the Baked Cod with Garlic and Herb Crumble, accompanied by pumpkin puree, asparagus, lemon beurre blanc, and garlic foam. The Thanksgiving Day menu will be served from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm and is priced at $85 per person.

Additionally, Le Petit Paris offers a special Kids menu priced at $45 per person, featuring Potato and Cheese Croquettes for starters, Pasta and Meatballs in tomato sauce with grated parmesan for the main course, and a dessert consisting of 2 Scoops of Vanilla & Chocolate Ice Cream drizzled with milk chocolate sauce and topped with a house-made waffle cone, along with the Choux à la Crème dessert.

For the full Thanksgiving menu, click here.

10100 Constellation Boulevard,

Los Angeles, CA 90067

Priced at $170 per person for a three-course meal, diners can anticipate a memorable culinary experience. The first course offerings include a Red Romaine salad with crispy quinoa and buttermilk dressing, a Winter Squash Salad featuring pressed apple and roasted sweet potato, and a Seared Ahi Tuna paired with confit lemon and frisée. For the main course, patrons can select from a range of enticing options, including Organic Free Range Turkey, Alaskan Halibut, Snake River Farms Wagyu Ribeye, Rohan Duck, and Winter Squash Tortellini. Complementing these dishes are delectable shared sides such as Haricot Vert, Creamed Spinach, Fennel Raisin Stuffing, Yukon Gold Potato Purée, and Cranberry Sauce.

To round off the feast, a delightful dessert course awaits, featuring Ice Cream & Sorbet, Chocolate Walnut Tart, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Dutch Apple Pie. On Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant will exclusively offer this special three-course menu, with no a la carte dining available. The Thanksgiving Day menu at this upscale dining establishment is set to delight guests on Thursday, November 23rd, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

101 Wilshire Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90401

At FIG, a delightful dining experience awaits you this Thanksgiving as they present a festive four-course seasonal feast. Guests can relish their preferred menu choice, whether it's the traditional offerings or the enticing vegan alternatives. For added convenience, those who wish to savor these delectable flavors from the comfort of their own homes can opt for curbside pickup, provided they make advance reservations. FIG invites you to celebrate the holiday with a delicious meal that caters to diverse tastes and preferences, promising a memorable Thanksgiving experience.

27400 Pacific Coast Hwy.

Malibu, CA 90265

Celebrate Thanksgiving on November 23rd, 2023, at Geoffrey's Malibu with a splendid four-course meal. Start with delightful options like Sweet Potato Gratin, Cranberry Prosciutto Crostini, Butternut Apple Soup, or salads. For the main course, choose from dishes like Roast Turkey Roulade, Sauteed Day Boat Sea Scallops, Pan Seared Chilean Sea Bass, Grilled Filet Mignon, or Crispy Pork Belly. Finish with mouthwatering desserts such as Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Bars, or Cassava Cake. The meal is priced at $92 per person and $68 for children 12 and younger (two courses).

13755 Fiji Way

Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Make this holiday truly special with a Thanksgiving buffet cruise in Marina del Rey. You and your family will enjoy a celebratory dinner buffet with all the trimmings freshly prepared by a chef. While onboard, enjoy incredible views of Southern California’s world-famous beaches and pristine harbor views, City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality, full bar service, and festive décor. The cruise is 2 - 2.5 hours.

8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Indulge in a sumptuous dining experience with appetizers like the Pear, Pomegranate & Arugula Salad or the Charleston She Crab Soup with Pimento Cheese Straws. For mains, savor the Herb Roasted Yardbird Turkey Dinner featuring Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Compote, and Giblet Gravy. Share delightful dishes like Lobster Mac & Cheese with Whole Lobster and Five Artisanal Cheeses, Melted Leek Potato Gratin with Thyme and Parmesan, Crispy Brussels with Spiced Honey, Biscuit Stuffing with Sage, Celery, and Leeks, and Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Shallots and Roasted Garlic.

End your meal on a sweet note with the Brown Butter Bourbon Pumpkin Pie accompanied by Candied Pecans, Molasses Ginger Cookies, and Honey Whipped Cream. You can also complement your feast with wine by the bottle, featuring selections like Ferrari Brut Rosé Sparkling Wine, Taittinger Brut Champagne, Trimbach Pinot Gris, and Marcel Lapierre Morgon. Enjoy this delectable Thanksgiving spread!

8500 Beverly Blvd #113

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Specially priced at $70 per person, H&H Brazilian’s holiday churrasco menu offers everything you could want in a Thanksgiving meal. Get your fill of the traditional and non-traditional with a savory spread of Thanksgiving classics like turkey, stuffing and sweet potato casserole in addition to H&H’s usual 16 cuts of mouth-watering meats and appetizing sides. Open all Day 11/23 with all-you-can-eat DINNER STUFFING menu 12 pm-10 pm! Kids 0 to 6 are free of charge and 7 to 12 half price! Lunch and regular dinner menus are not available on this day.

128 Old Topanga Canyon Road

Topanga, CA 90290

Dine by grand old sycamores, and waterfalls along winding brick pathways in this beautiful Restaurant in Topanga. Let them do all the heavy lifting this year and go to the Inn for a relaxing 5-course Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings. Experience a Thanksgiving culinary delight with appetizers like Spinach Artichoke Jar and Roasted Butternut Squash, followed by soups including Wild Mushroom & Truffle and Market Baby Greens & Winter Apple. Relish salads like Kale, Radicchio & Endive, and savor the centerpiece, Apple Cider Brined Mary’s Free Range Turkey with an array of delectable sides. Finish with Amazake Pumpkin Pie, Pecan, Pomegranate Pie, Warm Apple Pie, and Vermont Maple Cheesecake for kids. Dinner for adults is $92 per person, and children can enjoy a three-course meal for $44. A vegan menu is also available on Thanksgiving.

133 N. La Cienega Blvd.

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Enjoy the full Churrasco experience including traditional favorites such as Roasted Turkey Breast with Au Ju, Homemade Cranberry Relish, Sweet Potato Casserole, Brazilian Sausage, and Apple Dressing. Adults pay the full dinner price, but the Fogo Churrasco experience is complimentary for children under 6, and children 7 to 12 are half-price.

2420-2424 Pico Boulevard

Santa Monica, CA 90405

Indulge in a delectable Thanksgiving dessert at Lunetta on Thursday, November 23rd. Begin your culinary journey with a Maine Diver Sea Scallop accompanied by roasted maitake mushrooms and escargot butter. Then savor The Garden of Organic Hearts Salad featuring petite butter lettuce, roasted baby gold beets, Troy's satsuma tangerines, French goat cheese, and a champagne-dijon mustard vinaigrette. For soup, delight in the Potato Sweet Garlic Marcona Almond Soup with baby girolles and crispy Spanish ham.

Enjoy a Red Deep Sea Crab Cake served with creamy leek agnolotti, lemon verbena nage, and an autumn herb salad. Starters offer a choice, and for mains, opt for the Oven-Roasted All-Natural Mary's Heritage Maple Herb Turkey, Six Hour Braised Osso-Buco, or Pan Roasted Atlantic Black Bass with tarragon gnocchi and morel mushrooms. Conclude your meal with a sweet note by choosing from desserts like the Dark Chocolate Ganache Tart with candied orange zest, French Apple Pie with vanilla ice cream, or Pumpkin Pie with spiced mascarpone cream.

Adult Meal is priced at $105, and Children’s Meal (for Children 12 & under) is available for $65, which includes a choice of main course and dessert.

1250 E. Harvard Rd.,

Burbank, CA 91501

Gather with loved ones this Thanksgiving at Castaway and indulge in a memorable culinary experience. From 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, savor a delectable 4-Course Brunch, starting with a shared platter of Chilled Seafood, followed by a Dragon Fruit Waldorf Salad, a choice of mouthwatering main entrées, and a Showstopper Dessert Platter. Add Bottomless Mimosas for $30 to elevate your brunch experience. In the evening, from 5 PM to 9 PM, enjoy an A la Carte Dinner featuring favorites like Roasted Chicken, 8oz Filet Mignon, a Turkey Special, and more. Adults can relish this culinary delight for $92, while children dine for $35. Castaway is the perfect place to give thanks and create cherished memories this Thanksgiving.

100 Aquarium Way

Long Beach, CA 90802

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific's annual Thanksgiving Feast and celebrate with their fascinating marine residents, including sea otters and puffins. Explore the world's largest ocean as you meet over 12,000 oceanic creatures, and then treat yourself to a traditional buffet-style spread. A full cash bar and seasonal cocktails will be available for purchase (adults only). Reservations are available hourly from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the Rooftop Veranda, offering breathtaking views of Rainbow Harbor. Tickets are priced at $95 per adult (ages 12+), $67.50 per child (ages 3-11), and include Aquarium admission. For Aquarium members, the cost is $70 per adult and $47.50 per child. Make your reservations now for this unique Thanksgiving experience surrounded by marine wonders.

419 Cold Canyon Rd

Calabasas, CA

Join Saddle Peak Lodge for their annual Thanksgiving Feast with an incredible four-course menu. Begin your culinary journey with options like the refreshing Pear Salad or the flavorful Grilled Pheasant Caesar Salad. For the second course, tantalize your taste buds with offerings such as Braised then Roasted Pork Belly with Sherry or Tartare of Bison. The main course features a range of exquisite options, including the classic Roasted Mary's Free Range Turkey Plate, Seared New Zealand Elk Tenderloin, Chilean Sea Bass, and Wagyu Beef Short Ribs.

Round off your feast with a sweet note by choosing from desserts like Pumpkin Pie & Vanilla Whipped Cream, Mini Chocolate "Fudge" Brownies, or Banana-Huckleberry Bread Pudding. Pricing stands at $105 for adults and $65 for children (12 & under, including main course and dessert).



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