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Where To Go For Thanksgiving Dinner In And Around Los Angeles

   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. (This year Thanksgiving is on November 24th).

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

Bouchon Bistro in Beverly Hills is one of the great places in Los Angeles to go for Thanksgiving dinner. Photo courtesy of Bouchon Bistro

Thanksgiving Lunch
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 4:00 pm. Adults are $46 and children (ages 3-11) are $25 each. 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.

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.

1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

The celebrated Melisse in Santa Monica is hosting an elegant Thanksgiving dinner from 3:00 pm to 7:30 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 cranberry sauce, braised white mushrooms, and praline pecan yams). Cost is $95 for adults and $42 for children (8 and under).

Off Vine Restaurant
6263 Leland Way, Hollywood, CA 90028

Celebrate Thanksgiving in a historic Hollywood bungalow. (It was built back in 1908). Off Vine is offering a Thanksgiving four-course meal. If you’re not a turkey person, they’re also serving a selection of prime rib of beef or sauteed salmon (in addition to turkey), and all are served with mashed potatoes, yams, and seasonal vegetables. Thanksgiving business hours are 2:00 pm to 7:45 pm.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Callender’s Grill
5773 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90036

You’ll enjoy home cooking without the mess at Callender’s Grill. They are offering a  traditional Thanksgiving meal including your choice of either fresh roasted turkey or roast prime rib of beef. And don’t forget to save room for one of their famous pies for dessert!

Thanksgiving Meals at The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Highway, Long Beach, CA 90802

The Queen Mary is hosting several different Thanksgiving meals. You can select the option that best fits the needs of your family. Dine in the casual atmosphere of the Promenade Cafe (no reservations are necessary), dine at the Chelsea Chowder House and Bar (reservations needed), enjoy lunch or dinner at Sir Winston’s Restaurant and Lodge (reservations needed), or enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch (being served from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm). Check the website for details about all your dining options as well as reservation information and prices.

Bourbon Steak
Americana at Brand
237 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91204

At Bourbon Steak, your family has many choices for their Thanksgiving meal. The special Thanksgiving menu features a four-course meal with many traditional favorites (potatoes and gravy, sweet potato and marshmallow fluff) as well as some inventive alternatives (such as apple cider-glazed brussels sprouts). Cost is $65 per person.

Thanksgiving Brunch
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal, prepared by the Patina Restaurant Group, at Descanso Gardens. A variety of choices are being offered including a carving station, salads, and accompaniments. And along with traditional pies for dessert, you’ll also find a “Thanksgiving-themed S’Mores Station.” There will be seatings at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day.

Bouchon Beverly Hills
235 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal with family at Chef Thomas Keller’s Bouchon in Beverly Hills. They will be serving from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. The three-course menu features traditional holiday favorites. Cost is $95 for adults, $45 for children (12 and younger).

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 1:30 pm to 7:30 pm. A choice of three main entrees will be offered, including traditional roast turkey, grilled fillet mignon, and Mediterranean sea bass. While you dine, you’ll also enjoy live piano.

Thanksgiving at Tavern
11648 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood, CA 90049

Tavern will be serving Thanksgiving meals from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. 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. (No charge for children 4 and under).

Parkers’ Lighthouse
435 Shoreline Village Dr., Long Beach, CA 90802

Parkers’ Lighthouse invites families to celebrate Thanksgiving at their Long Beach restaurant. They will be serving from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm. Among the traditional Thanksgiving dinner offerings, family members will also have a choice of other options as well (including a petite Filet Mignon or grilled salmon). Adults are $49, children are $12. Additionally, you can purchase a “leftover plate” for $15 so you can enjoy Thanksgiving-dinner, part two, the next day.



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