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Thanksgiving is just as much about the food as it is about the people you share it with. So, if you’d rather focus on family and friends and not the shopping, preparation, and clean-up that goes hand-in-hand with Thanksgiving Dinner, you’re in luck. There are many Los Angeles-area restaurants serving memorable Thanksgiving meals.
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Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
The Aquarium of the Pacific’s Scuba Cafe will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving lunch buffet on Thanksgiving from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Adults are $60 and children (ages 3-11) are $32.50 each (members pay $50 for adults and $27.50 for children). The Aquarium will be open a full day on Thanksgiving, from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm so while you’re there you can visit more than 11,000 animals that make their home at the Aquarium.
Patina Thanksgiving Brunch
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Celebrate Thanksgiving from 11 AM to 3 PM at the beautiful Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. Patina chefs will create a traditional buffet with traditional favorites as well as vegetarian options. Adults are $85, children are $45. Reservations are required.
Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner
Buca di Beppo
several locations including
6333 W. 3rd. St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Treat your family to a Buca di Beppo-style Thanksgiving meal. They will be open on Thanksgiving day beginning at 11:00 am so you can plan a Thanksgiving meal that best meets the needs of your family. If you’re not familiar with Buca di Beppo, they are known for their generous portions, served family-style, which is perfect for this day of giving thanks. You’ll find traditional favorites such as turkey, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie on the menu. (They also offer catering and to-go options as well).
1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
The celebrated Melisse in Santa Monica is hosting an elegant Thanksgiving dinner from 3:00 pm to 7:45 pm. Their holiday meal includes many options, so each member of the family can be sure to order exactly what he/she most likes. Each dinner also includes a choice of 3 traditional sides (such as fresh cranberry sauce, braised white mushrooms, and praline pecan yams). Cost is $95 for adults and $42 for children (8 and under).
Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse
330 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, California 90071
Nick & Stef’s Steakhouse is open for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from 3 pm to 9 pm for $55 per person. The Thanksgiving menu includes Diestel Farms Turkey served with chestnut stuffing, JBS potato purée (a specialty of Patina founder Joachim Splichal), candied butternut squash, pickled cranberry compote, and turkey gravy and sides of caramelized Brussels sprouts, Scechuan long beans and creamed spinach. See website for more reservation information.
The Bistro Garden at Coldwater
12950 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, Ca 91604
The Bistro Garden at Coldwater invites you and your family to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. Thanksgiving meals will be served from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm. A choice of three main entrees will be offered (including traditional roast turkey and grilled filet mignon). While you dine, you’ll also enjoy live piano. Cost is $80 per person.
Thanksgiving at Tavern
11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, CA 90049
The popular Tavern will also be serving Thanksgiving meals. Families will begin with a persimmon and pomegranate salad, continue with an herb-roasted organic turkey breast, enjoy several side dishes, and tasty deserts. A “vegan Thanksgiving extravaganza” is being offered as well. $95 for adults.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
several locations including
2301 Rosecrans Ave. #1199, El Segundo, CA 90245
Flemings is serving a three-course turkey dinner beginning at 11:00 am. A special children’s menu (for children 12 and under) is being offered as well. And, just in case you’re family is not a turkey family, Flemings will also be offering their full menu as well.
27400 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265
Geoffrey’s Malibu is serving a three-course Thanksgiving meal in a beautiful, oceanside setting. Families may select from a variety of choices including roast turkey roulade, slow braised pork shank, and miso braised tofu among others. ($78 for adults, $45 for children under the age of 12).
119 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Playa Provisions is serving a traditional Thanksgiving plate along with a limited menu. A traditional Thanksgiving plate includes a choice of turkey or honey mustard crusted ham, chicory salad, and several side dishes (including cranberry sauce, green beans, maple yams, and sweet sausage and chestnut stuffing). (Also keep in mind, that you can order pies to pick up from Playa Provisions to enjoy at home).
Thanksgiving at Cecconi’s
8764 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, 90069
In addition to its all-day selection of Northern Italian fare, Cecconi’s is serving a festive Thanksgiving menu featuring Niman Ranch free-range turkey with all the fixings for $95/person. Guests can expect Italian touches on traditional plates such as porcini corn bread stuffing, squash tortellini and truffle mashed potatoes, as well as a selection of seasonal sweets including apple-pecan crostata, pumpkin pie and classic chocolate brownies. Cecconi’s is open from noon to 10 PM on Thanksgiving. Check the website for reservation information.
101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Chef Jason Prendergast has created a classic Thanksgiving Dinner highlighting locally sourced ingredients focused on the seasonal bounty of the region. Dishes will be served family-style. Thanksgiving highlights include Cinderella Pumpkin Bisque with panetone croutons, candied pumpkin seeds, sage & cider; Maple, Chipotle & Rosemary Brined Diestal Farm’s Turkey; Prime Rib of Beef with beef jus and horseradish cream; Charred brussel sprouts with shallots & sherry; Creme Fraiche whipped potatoes and more. Price is $90 for adults and $25 for kids under 12. The first seating is at 11 AM and the last seating is 7 PM. See website for reservation information.
The Gentle Barn’s “Cuddle” Thanksgiving Event and Dinner
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The Gentle Barn hosts its annual plant-based Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 22nd. This year The Gentle Barn will be sharing the special occasion in honor of their “Cuddle” turkeys with children and adults who come out to experience their incredible intelligence and healing traits. The event starts at 3 pm and includes feeding the resident turkeys some of their favorite treats such as cranberries, blueberries, and pumpkin pie. There is a full, gourmet plant-based dinner provided by a group of sponsors that will feed more than 500 guests, followed by a Native American Drum Circle and traditional bonfire. Companies sponsoring the event and providing holiday food and beverage and gifts include: Field Roast, Sun Chlorella, Outstanding Foods, BeTru, Zevia, Dr. Brite, Vegan Rob’s, Pacifica, Follow Your Heart, Original Sprout, and Dr. Bronner’s. Reservations must be made ahead of time. See website for details.
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