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The Best Restaurants For Thanksgiving Dinner In Los Angeles 2023

Updated for 2023

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. 

Get Thanksgiving dinner made by a famous chef at one of these amazing restaurants in Los Angeles.

Looking for Thanksgiving take-out? See our list of the Best Places for Thanksgiving Take-out in LA. Oh, and here’s a list of Things To Do During Thanksgiving Week with the whole family!

LA Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner 2023

Bouchon Bistro in Beverly HIlls is one of the great places in Los Angeles to go for Thanksgiving dinner

Best Restaurants to Dine in for Thanksgiving Dinner 2023

“Turkey & The Trimmings” Thanksgiving Day Menu
The Cat & Fiddle Pub & Restaurant, 742 N Highland Ave, Hollywood, CA 90038
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They’ll be serving a three-course meal as well as their limited daily menu. They’re offering onsite dining (reservations required), delivery, or to-go. Enjoy their roasted turkey with chestnut and apricot stuffing and cranberry chutney, or their Nut Roast Wellington (vegan) and Brownies with French Vanilla Ice Cream featured for dessert. Thanksgiving Day 11/23/23 12 noon-9 pm. $45 Adults/$22 Children.

Sugar Palm at Viceroy Santa Monica 
1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Sugar Palm, Viceroy Santa Monica’s signature restaurant, is offering several ways to gather and celebrate Thanksgiving under the swaying palms with friends and family this year: Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving Dine-In, and Thanksgiving To-Go.

From November 15-22 between 3 and 10 p.m., take part in festive Friendsgiving dinners for groups of up to four. Take the hassle out of cooking for the friend group, and enjoy a relaxing feast accompanied by live acoustic music and Thanksgiving movies with a family-style menu featuring turkey, lamb, cauliflower, an array of sides, and more to choose from. Friendsgiving prices vary.

From 2 to 10 p.m. on November 23, guests can enjoy a prix fixe, family-style Thanksgiving dinner with live music. The menu includes a choice of one starter, one entree, and one dessert in addition to an array of complimentary sides to feed the whole family. Sugar Palm also created three specialty cocktails to go along with the day’s menu – including the Rye Riff made with Knob Creek Rye, Cynar, Decanter Bitters, Dry Curacao, and Clove Syrup. Check the website for details on prices. Reservations can be made at OpenTable.

turkey and roasted vegetables Thanksgiving dinner at Baleen kitchen
Thanksgiving at BALEENKitchen, photo used with permission

260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Situated on the picturesque King Harbor Marina in Redondo Beach at The Portofino Hotel & Marina, BALEENkitchen guests can enjoy a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner with an unbeatable view of the marina. On Thursday, November 23rd the dinner menu includes an aperitif followed by a choice of one first-bite item, one starter, one entree, and one dessert with wine pairings also available for each course for an additional $30.

This year’s Thanksgiving menu includes options like Goat Thao’s Eggplant Arancini with warm tomato and; muffuletta olives; Slow-Roasted La Bahn Ranch Turkey served with whipped Yukon potatoes, apple and cranberry stuffing, blue lake green beans, cranberry jam, giblet gravy; Pan-seared Striped Bass with leek, oven roasted cherry tomato, bacon lardon, cannellini bean ragout, salsify crisp; Spinach Cavatelli Pasta with charred oyster mushrooms, herbs salad, lemon basil pesto, grana padano cheese and more. Cost: $95 | Wine Pairing $30 Reservations: Call (310) 372-1202

ALK at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood
1400 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028

On Thanksgiving Day, all are welcome to celebrate the holiday with a festive feast at ALK at The Godfrey Hotel Hollywood from 12 pm to 8 pm. The prix fixe menu includes three courses with a choice of one Amuse Bouche, one main entree, and one dessert.

There is something for the whole family with main entree options including Port Braised Short Ribs served with creamy polenta and sautéed seasonal mushrooms and Slow Cooked Free-Range Turkey with sage-brioche stuffing, creamy red mashed potatoes, candied yam, baby vegetables, homemade cranberry sauce and turkey gravy as well as dessert option like housemade apple pie, pumpkin spice cheesecake, chocolate bread pudding and pumpkin pie. A wine pairing is available with each course for an additional $24+. Cost: $65 Adults, $32 Children under 12 | Wine pairing with each course +$24 Reservations: OpenTable

SLS Hotel Beverly Hills
465 La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

At the crossroads of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills sits the opulent and enchanting SLS Hotel Beverly Hills, where Thanksgiving lasts all weekend long. Enjoy a premium Thanksgiving brunch on both November 25 and 26 following the holiday with breakfast classics and premium beverages. The decadent brunch starts at 11:00 am and the last seating is at 2:00 pm.  Cost: $75 per adult and $35 per child. Reservations: OpenTable

Balboa Bay Resort
221 West Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, CA 92663

What can make a Thanksgiving even better? A stunning harbor view and buffet-styled dining. This opulent Thanksgiving buffet in Balboa Bay Resort’s waterfront Lighthouse Room will be a feast well worth the drive, clad with several turkeys, a seafood spread, and a fleet of freshly baked dessert options. Complimentary wine tasting comes with an adult ticket purchase. Valet parking is included. Extend the stay by booking a bay view room and enjoy the sparkling waterfront views and festive holiday decor! Cost: $120 per Adult & $60 per Child (ages 3-12), taxes and fees apply. Reservations: Balboa Bay Resort

VEA Newport Beach
900 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, CA 92660

There are several ways to celebrate the holiday with VEA Newport Beach this season, from takeout options to enjoy within the comfort of home, to dinner at VIEW Restaurant & Lounge or in-room, featuring sweeping Pacific Ocean and West Coast sunset views.

Dinner at VIEW Restaurant & Lounge: From 3-10 p.m., delight in a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu curated by Executive Chef Andrew Arndt. 

In-Room Dining: For VEA overnight guests, tuck away and indulge in your Thanksgiving dinner in-room, with an a-la-carte dinner option. Cost: Dine-In: $75 per guest / In-Room: $55 per adult, $26 per child. Reservations: OpenTable

Aquarium Holidays Thanksgiving Lunch
The Aquarium of the Pacific
100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

Gobble your Thanksgiving feast on November 23rd from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., along with sea otters, puffins, and other sea animals, while overlooking Rainbow Harbor. The traditional spread of Thanksgiving foods will be served buffet style along with complimentary drink choices or purchased seasonal cocktails. Seating is first come, first served.

Playa Provisions
119 Culver Blvd, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Playa Provisions will be open from 1 – 6 pm for a traditional Thanksgiving meal featuring both regular-menu favorites in addition to some Thanksgiving specials: Mixed Chicory Salad with Apples, Persimmons and Candied Pecans, Parker House Rolls, Corn Bread, Maple Butter, Beer Brined Roasted Turkey, Maple Roasted Yams with Earl Grey Marshmallow Fluff, Turkey Sausage & Butternut Squash Stuffing, Roasting Garlic Smashed Potatoes, Green Beans with Shiitake Mushroom Vinaigrette & Toasted Almonds, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, and Pumpkin Pie. The Thanksgiving dinner is $75 per adult & $40 for kids.

Terranea Resort
100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

Terranea Thanksgiving Champagne Dinner in the Palos Verdes Ballroom
Thursday, November 23, from 12:30 to 5 p.m.

Thanksgiving champagne buffet set in the picturesque Mediterranean-style ballroom. A unique feature is the Fresh Apple Cider Pressing station. Menu includes: lovely Chilled Seafood area, The Cheese and Cured Meats Platter. Whole Turkey ginger and spice and giblet gravy, Prime Rib, Roasted Ham with honey glaze; Arctic Char with almonds, Chestnut Stuffing; Roasted Root Vegetables; Sweet Potato Puree; Spiced Cranberry Sauce; and Pumpkin Bisque. Caramelized Apple Crepes, Spiced Milk Shakes, Apple Cranberry Muffins, Warm Cinnamon Rolls topped with pumpkin spice, Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan Pies and even more tantalizing sweets. $120 adults, $60 kids (five to 12); exclusive of tax and gratuity.

mar’sel Three-Course Thanksgiving Dinner at Terranea Resort
Thursday, November 23, seatings starting at 4:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving menu includes: of Pan-Fried Scallops, Risotto with porcini and winter black truffle, Butternut Squash Soup, Turkey roasted breast, confit thigh, cornbread stuffing, mashed sweet potato, cranberry sauce and gravy; Braised Short Ribs, Roasted Romanesco, Pan Seared Halibut, Mashed Potato, Chocolate Ganache Tart, pomegranate, pistachio gelato; Pumpkin Cremeux, sticky toffee pudding, orange ginger gel, red currants; and Apple and Hazelnut Macaroon, hazelnut cookie, caramel apple gelee and salted caramel sauce. The Kids offerings are Mac and Cheese, Roasted Turkey Breast with stuffing and carrots, Market Vegetables and Gelato, Sorbet and Sugar Cookie. $195 per person, $55 for kids (ages 12 and under).

catalina kitchen Thanksgiving Buffet at Terranea Resort
Thursday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

catalina kitchen presents a New American Thanksgiving buffet in the restaurant’s beautiful and modern coastal setting with beautiful Pacific views. This holiday feast features an expansive Raw Bar, BBQ Flatbread from the oven, Cornbread Crumble Stuffing, a Carving Station, and of course – Desserts that are delightfully decadent. $129 adults, $45 kids (five to 10), $20 toddlers (two to four); exclusive of tax and gratuity.

Original Farmer’s Market
6333 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA 90036

Du-par’s will be open on Thanksgiving day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for your Thanksgiving feast. They will serve roasted turkey, house-made butternut squash soup, mashed potatoes, stuffing, glazed fresh carrots, green bean almondine, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, cranberry sauce, dinner rolls, and pie.

You could enjoy this amazing Thanksgiving dinner at LAVO Ristorante this year, photo sued with permission

Thanksgiving at LAVO Ristorante
9201 Sunset Blvd Suite 100, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Guests can celebrate Thanksgiving in LAVO Ristorante’s gorgeous al-fresco dining room and enjoy Executive Chef Luca Maita’s full menu (like their famous 1-pound wagyu meatball and cacio e pepe pizza) plus holiday specials including Carved Herb Roasted Turkey (served with chestnut stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes with bourbon maple butter, country gravy, house made cranberry sauce, sautéed haricot verts, choice of apple or pumpkin pie) and Lasagna Alla Luca (Bolognese ragù, parmigiano bechamel). Offering dine in, delivery & takeout. November 23, 2023 – 3pm-9pm.

Geoffrey’s Malibu
27400 Pacific Coast Hwy., 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, pan seared Chilean sea bass, and grilled filet mignon, among others.

Inn of the Seventh Ray
128 Old Topanga Canyon Rd., Topanga Canyon, CA 90290

Known as one of the most romantic spots in Los Angeles, this beautiful restaurant, tucked away in Topanga Canyon, also offers a 5-course Thanksgiving dinner. The meal will include turkey plus all the fixings and you can even get wine pairings if you’d like. Reservation info is on their website.

Lunetta Restaurant
2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405

Raphael Lunetta is serving his very popular annual Thanksgiving dinner this year. Each dinner comes with a choice of starters including Maine diver sea scallops, potato sweet garlic marcona almond soup, organic heart of palm salad, or red deep sea crab cake. Entées include options like the traditional oven-roasted all-natural Mary’s Heritage maple herb turkey plate with aged gouda Reggiano, gruyere and Yukon potato gratin, rum pineapple candied yams, Tahitian vanilla bean + star anise cranberries, cranberry apple chicken sausage country bread stuffing, and white wine turkey gravy.

Alternatively, you could choose the six-hour osso buco or pan-roasted black bass as your main course. Dessert is included with a choice of pumpkin pie, chocolate tart, or apple pie, all made in-house by Pastry Chef Lisa. Reservations are highly recommended for dine-in as they usually sell out. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served 2:00 pm–7:00 pm. 

Nick and stefs thanksgiving food
Looking forward to this year’s spectacular Thanksgiving meal!

Urban Plates
Multiple locations around SoCal, including:
21503 Hawthorne Blvd., Ste. A, Torrance, CA 90503

Urban Plates is open on Thanksgiving Day from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Enjoy a turkey plate on one of the expansive outdoor patios — which have space heaters if it’s chilly. The turkey plate includes a full meal of herb-roasted turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, bread, and one side. Served hot and ready to eat. Available 11/21–11/23.

Related: Turkey Trot Races in SoCal

Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner at CIRCA 55
The Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Guests can shift their efforts from cooking to focus on loved ones and gratitude this holiday at CIRCA 55 – the hotel’s stylish, mid-century modern restaurant with views of the iconic Aqua Star pool.

Thanksgiving Brunch – November 23, 2023, 11AM – 3PM ($140 per person, $45 for children) Embrace this joyous occasion with seasonally inspired creations from candied yams, chicken roulade, to fresh seafood on ice, sushi and more. Guests can begin this all-day culinary celebration with breakfast delights including Eggs Benedict, Belgium Waffles and freshly baked European breakfast pastries and breads before working their way to the cheese and bread display or hot station serving casserole, mashed potatoes and more. With no shortage of classic favorites and hand-crafted desserts, the vibrant selection is sure to satisfy every guest’s palette.

Thanksgiving Dinner – November 23, 2023, 5PM – 9PM ($100 per person, $45 for children) Give thanks with a grand array of comforting delicacies including a vast selection of fresh salads, specialty carving station serving brined turkey and smoked prime rib as well as a curated extravaganza of desserts by Executive Pastry Chef Thomas Henzi comprising of bread pudding, pumpkin, pecan and apple pies and more. Dining options are rounded off with a kids corner for children to enjoy and partake in the festivities.

West & Co.
Hilton Los Angeles Culver City
6161 W Centinela Ave., Culver City, CA 90230

West & Co. will be open for both dine-in and pre-orders for Thanksgiving with dinner served from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The menu includes turkey breast with traditional gravy, herbed stuffing, green beans, sweet potato mash, cornbread, cranberry sauce, and a choice of flourless chocolate torte or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. They will also serve brunch until 4:00 p.m.

Whiskey Red’s
13813 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with an exceptional four-course brunch menu from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meal options will include steak and eggs benedict, fried chicken & waffle, and more. A choice of desserts will also be available.

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