The best places to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles whether you make a reservation at a local restaurant or pre-order your Thanksgiving dinner to-go
This Thanksgiving, let someone else do the cooking with delicious dining out and takeout options from some of LA’s best restaurants and grocery stores. And while these restaurants aren’t necessarily spots where your kids can run around while you eat, these make our list of best family-friendly restaurants open on Thanksgiving in the LA area. Of course, if you’re not (mentally) prepared for a sit-down dinner with the kids, check out our list of reheat feasts at home with family—we’ve got you covered from turkey and yams to potatoes and pie—including intel on an incredible new service that just may make this the best Thanksgiving yet. Make as little, or as much, as you want. The best part? Besides not being stuck cooking in the kitchen all day, you’ll be supporting local restaurants, too! So sit back, slip into those stretchy pants, and get ready to make this the best turkey day yet with a Thanksgiving dinner reservation or Thanksgiving take away meal in Los Angeles. PS: This is a great way to save your energy for the season’s next big to-do—finding a Christmas tree in LA!
The Best Los Angeles Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner
Mr. C Beverly Hills
Mr. C Beverly Hills will be offering a four-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving feast on Thursday, Nov. 24 from noon-9:30 p.m. for $95 per person and $45 for children aged 5-12. A live harpist will perform while your family dines on delicious items like homemade butternut squash ravioli, oven roasted turkey with mashed sweet potatoes, bacon wrapped asparagus, and pumpkin pie with meringue.
1224 Beverwil Dr.
We can’t think of a more beautiful space to spend Thanksgiving with your family. The Belvedere at the Peninsula Beverly Hills is offering a plated four-course dinner from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. that will make your mouth water. The menu is filled with delights like house made corn bread, saffron risotto, organic roasted turkey, dry aged prime beef New York strip steak, spiced pumpkin pie and a miso caramel apple bar. The price is $175 per person and is $75 for kiddos ages 12 and under. Live jazz music will be featured throughout the day as well.
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Whether you choose to dine indoors or outdoors this Thanksgiving, there’s not a bad view to be found at The Terrace at The Maybourne Beverly Hills. A musical duo will serenade your party while you savor creative takes on the holiday that include a three-course meal filled with house-made pumpkin ravioli, carved Diestel turkey breast, slow roasted prime rib, and a trio of pies—pumpkin, apple and pecan. The price is $185 per person and kids 12 and under are $65.
225 N. Canon Dr.
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in WeHo & Beverly Grove
The Little Door
One of our absolute favorite restaurants is The Little Door. Known for its charming atmosphere and fantastic food, it’s the perfect place to dine under the glow of twinkling fairy lights. On Nov. 24, they'll be serving delicious fare from 3 p.m. - 10 p.m. for $85 per person. Off-menu items like chicken and pasta are also available if kids would rather have something different (i.e. the restaurant is flexible). The menu includes items such as local burrata and wild arugula, oven roasted turkey breast, vegan chicken pot pie, grilled heirloom carrots, chorizo corn bread stuffing, cranberry relish, pecan pumpkin pie and bread pudding.
8164 W. 3rd St.
Enjoy a beautiful day with family and superb views of the city at Boxwood at The London West Hollywood. A three-course menu is served all day with such highlights as baked Alaskan king crab, traditional turkey, filet mignon, English toffee pudding, and pumpkin mille-feuille. From 5 p.m.-11 p.m. that evening, there will be live instrumental music as well. Adults are $95 and kiddos ages 12 and under are $47.
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
Indulgent American classics are the name of the game at Yardbird. The dine-in a la carte Thanksgiving menu includes pear, pomegranate and arugula salad; Charleston she crab soup; herb roasted Yardbird turkey dinner; lobster mac and cheese; melted leek potato gratin; crispy Brussels; biscuit stuffing; green bean casserole; and brown butter bourbon pumpkin pie.
Good to Know: Yardbird is also offering takeout Thanksgiving dinners. See below!
8500 Beverly, Ste. 112
Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner on the Westside
1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach
One of the benefits of celebrating Thanksgiving at 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach is the breathtaking ocean view. On Nov. 24, the restaurant will offer a prix fixe menu for $125 a person. Selections include house-made focaccia, truffle caviar mousse, heritage turkey, dry aged wagyu New York steak, Santa Barbara spiny lobster, a pumpkin cheesecake tart and mango sorbet. If your tot would rather have something simple, they’re welcome to order an entree from the regular kid’s menu or request something a la cart from the lobby lounge. After your meal, take your brood for a leisurely stroll on the sand.
1 Pico Blvd.
Want to spend the holiday in a lush secret garden? Well, Fia in Santa Monica is the spot for you. With a gorgeous patio and cozy interior space, Fia feels more like stepping into someone’s warm and welcoming home than a restaurant. At $95 per person, your brood can enjoy a Thanksgiving meal served family style with butternut squash soup, heirloom greens, a choice of entrées and sides, and finish off with a slice of pie.
2454 Wilshire Blvd.
Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue
For a Turkey Day with poolside vibes, hit up Sugar Palm Ocean Avenue at the Viceroy Santa Monica. The prix fixe menu features favorites like creamy clam chowder, roasted honey nut squash, turkey breast, Pinot Noir braised osso bucco, mac and cheese, creamed corn, crispy Brussels sprouts, s’mores, apple pie ala mode and vegan pumpkin spiced baklava. Adults are $125 and kids are $50. The menu is also available for takeout as well.
1819 Ocean Ave.
This year, Lillie’s at The Culver Hotel is offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving feast from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. filled with rosemary Parker Rolls, butternut squash soup and plated entrees like roasted turkey breast, NY striploin, sweet potato gnocchi, Brussels sprouts, vadouvan roasted carrots and chef’s seasonal pie. The price runs $75 for adults and $45 for kids.
9400 Culver Blvd.
Etta’s chef has curated a magnificent four-course prix fixe menu to delight your family this holiday season filled with hearth roasted olives, roasted Brussels sprout salad, bubbling shrimp, fire-roasted turkey breast and confit thigh, melted leek and mushroom stuffing, charred sweet potatoes, black truffle Parker House Rolls, and pear and cranberry cobbler. Adults are $95 and a kid’s menu is available for littles ages 12 and under for $40.
8801 Washington Blvd.
Santa Monica gem, Lunetta, is offering in person dining (as well as takeout) this Thanksgiving. If you’d like to dine at the restaurant, it’s $95 per person or if you prefer your food to go, it’s $110 per person. The three-course prix fixe menu features notables like Maine diver sea scallops, roasted chestnut soup, oven-roasted all-natural Mary’s Heritage maple herb turkey, six-hour slow-cooked osso bucco, dark chocolate ganache French tarts, pumpkin pie and a variety of sides for $10 each.
2420 Pico Blvd.
Enjoy Turkey Day on the waterfront in Marina Del Rey with a four-course brunch from 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Whiskey Red’s. There is lots of yumminess to be had with selections like pumpkin chai pudding, a chilled seafood platter, dragon fruit Waldorf salad, crab cakes Benedict, French toast, salt-roasted turkey, mini pumpkin bites, white chocolate pecan bars and cheesecake. Adults are $65 and children are $35.
13813 Fiji Way
Marina Del Rey
Where to Make Reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner in DTLA
Le Petit Paris
Nothing’s more American than spending Thanksgiving in…Paris. Downtown’s gorgeous restaurant, Le Petit Paris, features a prix fixe menu from noon-9:30 p.m. with items such as butternut squash soup, tuna tartare, turkey roulade, mushroom risotto, pumpkin tiramisu and tarte tatin. A kid’s menu is also available with turkey and mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. The price is $85 per person and $40 for kids ages 10 and under. After your meal, take your littles next door to the adorable pocket playground at Spring Street Park.
418 S. Spring St.
As the highest restaurant west of the Mississippi, 71 Above features stunning 360-degree views of the City of Angels. For the holiday, the restaurant is featuring a prix fixe menu that is perfect for the more adventurous eaters in your crew. With items like golden beets, carpaccio, octopus, turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, mac and cheese, grilled broccolini and pumpkin cremeux, you’re sure to be stuffed by meal’s end. Dinner costs $95 per person and $45 for children aged 12 and under.
633 W. 5th St., 71st Flr.
Chef Suzanne Goin turns out a feast to remember with a three-course menu featuring items like herb-roasted organic turkey with sourdough stuffing and cranberry sauce or a vegan extravaganza featuring sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes and Suzanne’s stuffing and wild mushrooms persillade. A festive assortment of Thanksgiving desserts will also be served. Adults are $110 and children under 12 are $55.
1100 S. Broadway
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Hollywood
A small neighborhood joint tucked between Larchmont Village and Hollywood, Kali, is a sweet spot to dine this Thanksgiving. Courses will be served family style for $85 a person with dishes like pumpkin risotto, autumn salad, turkey from Mary’s Farm, spiced pork collar ham, rosemary bread stuffing, roasted Tahitian squash and pumpkin pie. Kids are allowed to split a portion of food amongst themselves for one price if they wish.
5722 Melrose Ave.
Hard Rock Café
For a rock 'n’ roll Thanksgiving that’s super casual and relaxed, Hard Rock Café Hollywood is serving a classic holiday meal filled with slow-roasted turkey breast, roasted fresh veggies, homestyle stuffing, sweet potato mash and pumpkin pie. There will be a kid’s Thanksgiving menu as well. And the price ain’t too bad at just $39.50 per person.
6801 Hollywood Blvd.
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in the San Fernando Valley
Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
If you fancy an afternoon at The Americana at Brand, we highly recommend spending Thanksgiving at Michael Mina’s modern American steakhouse, Bourbon Steak Los Angeles. For $125 per person, you’ll enjoy live music and delicious delights like autumn squash and apple soup, warm truffle Caesar salad, roasted heritage turkey, braised beef short rib, salmon Wellington, mac and cheese, gratin, creamed spinach, a pumpkin spice candy bar and pecan dandy cinnamon roll. There will be a kid’s menu available as well at a reduced price. After your meal, take a leisurely walk around the Brand which will be festively decked out for the season.
237 S. Brand Ave.
For a tasty Thanksgiving brunch and breathtaking views of the San Fernando Valley, Castaway is a great bet. The restaurant will feature a four-course brunch menu from 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with appetizers and desserts to share, plus plated entrees like filet and eggs Benedict, chicken and waffles, lobster Benedict, and salt-roasted turkey. Adults are $92 and children are $35. They will also serve an a la carte dinner later that evening from 5 p.m.-9 p.m.
1250 E. Harvard Rd.
With a stunning view of Granada Hills, a Thanksgiving brunch at Odyssey is a special treat. The four-course brunch from 10:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. will feature festive platter of chilled seafood, charcuterie, salad, steak and eggs Benedict, wild mushroom pappardelle pasta, salt-roasted turkey, and an incredible platter of desserts. An a la carte dinner menu will be available later in the evening from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. as well. Brunch is $79 for adults and $35 for children.
15600 Odyssey Dr.
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Malibu
Spend Thanksgiving overlooking the Pacific when you dine at Geoffrey’s in Malibu. The restaurant will feature a mouthwatering three-course menu with selections like creamy zucchini soup, creamy butternut squash bisque, roasted pumpkin salad, roast turkey roulade, grilled filet mignon, pan seared day boat scallops, pumpkin cheesecake and chocolate crunch bars. The cost is $89 per person and $65 for children under age 12.
24700 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Saddle Peak Lodge
Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains above Malibu, iconic Saddle Peak Lodge is the ultimate Thanksgiving spot that feels more like a getaway. Settle in next to a roaring fireplace and enjoy a prix fixe menu filled with pear salad, lobster bisque, braised then roasted pork belly, roasted free range turkey, vegan quinoa apple stuffing, pumpkin pie, and mini chocolate fudge brownies. Adults are $130 and children 12 and under are $65.
419 Cold Canyon Rd.
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Rancho Palos Verdes
Come and celebrate the holiday at Terranea’s Thanksgiving Champagne Ballroom buffet with plenty of incredible food and live entertainment. Buffet selections will include an apple cider pressing station, carving station, seafood display, chestnut stuffing, sweet potato puree, market vegetables, a fruit and salad bar, charcuterie, and mind-blowing dessert bar. Adults are $119, kids ages 5-12 are $59, and littles under 5 are free. Seatings are available starting at 12:30 p.m.
100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in Pasadena
The Langham Hotel
The Langham Hotel is one of our favorite places to visit during the holiday season and with good reason. The hotel is festively decked to the nines and features two wonderful options for dining on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy a delectable buffet brunch in The Huntington Ballroom from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. with an amazing array of carving stations, homemade pastries, fresh salads, to-die-for desserts and more. A live trio will also provide music for the occasion. Prices are $175 for adults and $85 for kids ages 3-12. If you’d like less of a buffet scene, check out the three-course prix fixe menu from 4 p.m.-9 p.m. at The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse with honey brined turkey breast, maple glazed root veggies, and orange butter cake. Adults are $145 and children ages 3-12 are $75.
1401 S. Oak Knoll Ave.
Where to Have Thanksgiving Dinner in The OC
Tocca Ferro Italian Chophouse
If you find yourself in the OC on Thanksgiving Day, Tocca Ferro Italian Chophouse at the JW Marriott Anaheim Resort is hosting a decadent buffet brunch that includes roasted butternut squash soup, a variety of salads, brown sugar glazed yams, rosemary mashed potatoes, turkey stuffing, a chef’s carving station with a mouthwatering selection of meats, as well as an array of desserts. Adults are $89 and kids are $29. Seatings are available from noon-2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
1775 S. Clementine St., 2nd Flr.
The Best Places to Preorder Thanksgiving Dinner in LA
Below are some of our favorite spots that are offering mouth-watering Thanksgiving-themed dinners for pre-order and pick-up across LA. But what do you do if you don't want to commit to just one delicious spot and would rather get your favorite pie from that amazing bakery in Northern California and a family-style serving of your favorite mashed potatoes from San Diego? Enter Locale—the food delivery service that offers family-style meals, baked goods and more from local favorites like Bouchon Bakery and Frog Hollow Farms, along with a slew of other noteworthy restaurants, cafes and grocers. It's like shopping from the best of the best, with one low delivery price of $5. Thanksgiving pre-orders are now open.
Slab BBQ: Celebrate Thanksgiving Texas style when you order Slab BBQ’s Thanksgiving Dinner Package. It includes a whole smoked turkey (serves 4 - 6 people), turkey gravy and Slab BBQ sauce, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, mac and cheese, collard greens, dinner rolls, and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: All orders must be received by Nov. 19. Pick-ups will take place Wed., Nov. 23 and Thurs., Nov. 24 with multiple timeslots for your convenience
Cost: $275 for package
8136 W. 3rd St.
Bludso’s Bar & Que: We can attest that Bludso’s has some of the best Thanksgiving takeout in town. Their Thanksgiving Combo comes with a whole smoked or fried turkey, collard greens, sweet potato mash, cornbread stuffing and a side of gravy. Sweet potato and Mexican lime whole pies are available for dessert as well, along with additional a la carte sides. All orders come cold with heating instructions.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: There is no order deadline, but get your order in sooner rather than later as they almost always sell out of items each holiday—especially turkeys. Pick-ups are Wed., Nov. 23 from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thurs., Nov. 24 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Cost: Smoked turkey combo is $225 and fried turkey combo is $265. Whole pies are $38
609 N. La Brea
Yardbird: Get a delish Thanksgiving meal to go with a dinner from Yardbird. Small and large size packages are available for any size party and come with herb roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, biscuit stuffing, green bean casserole, bourbon brown butter glazed yams, fresh cranberry relish, biscuits and giblet gravy. A la carte options are available as well like Yardbird fried chicken and brown butter bourbon pumpkin pie.
Order Deadline and Pick-up: Orders must be placed by Wed., Nov. 23. Pick-up dates are available at a variety of times on Wed., Nov. 23 and Thurs., Nov. 24.
Cost: The small package is $290 (serves 2-4 people) and the large package is $550 (serves 6-8 people)
8500 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 112
FIG: Fig’s Thanksgiving To-Go package feeds up to 8 guests and includes all your holiday faves such slow-roasted free-range turkey; salad with red endive, arugula, grilled pears; house-made spiced cranberry compote; sweet potato puree; roasted Brussels sprouts; sautéed green beans; and pumpkin pie.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Orders must be placed no later than Tues., Nov. 22 at 8 a.m. Schedule your meal pick-up time for Thurs., Nov. 24 between 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: $395 per package
101 Wilshire Blvd.
The Kitchen for Exploring Foods: This well-regarded catering company is offering Thanksgiving Gourmet To-Go packages that serve 8-10 guests. The meal includes a 12-14 lb. turkey, Parker House Rolls, a choice of three salads or sides, and dessert. For an additional cost, you’re welcome to add other items as well. Reheating instructions are provided for items that are served hot.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Orders must be received by Fri., Nov. 18 at noon. You can pick up your meals on Wed., Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Cost: $450 per package
1150 S. Olive
Joan’s on Third: Joan’s on Third is consistently ranked among Angelenos' fave food places for takeout—especially when it comes to holiday fare. A creative menu of a la carte items are available for Thanksgiving including zucchini fritters, oven roasted turkey, corn pudding, mac and cheese, maple brown sugar yams, roasted autumn vegetables, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and so much more.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Orders must be in by Fri., Nov. 18 at noon. Ordering sooner rather than later is recommended since some items will sell out before the deadline. Once you’ve ordered, instructions will be sent for a drive-thru pickup at the Third St. location on Wed., Nov. 23.
Cost: Prices are a la carte
8350 W. Third St.
Maple Block Meat Co.: Maple Block Meat Co. is offering a variety of delicious foods to-go this Thanksgiving. Peach wood-smoked turkeys are available a la carte in a range of sizes depending on how many folks you need to feed, and boneless turkey breast is an option as well. Sides like buttermilk biscuits, cornbread-sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, braised greens and Brussels sprouts mare available to purchase as a package or a la carte along with additional sides, desserts, and snacks.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Orders are due by Fri., Nov. 18. Pick-ups are offered on Thurs., Nov. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Prices are a la carte.
3973 Sepulveda Blvd.
Jar: Jar will be closed this Thanksgiving but is offering a wonderful meal for takeout instead. A prix fixe menu is available to-go with such items as chestnut chickpea soup, roasted breast of turkey, cornbread and turkey sausage stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, turkey gravy and Tuscan kale. There are several items available a la carte as well and reheating instructions are included.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Orders must be placed by Sat., Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Pick-up day is Wed., Nov. 23 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m
Cost: The meal for four is $400 and the meal for eight is $790. A la carte items are priced separately
8225 Beverly Blvd.
Kitchen Mouse: Kitchen Mouse catering is offering a delectable vegan and gluten-free package this Thanksgiving that feeds 4-6 people and includes turkey (soy), stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, spiced yams and cranberry sauce. A smoked tofu turkey, additional vegan sides and desserts are available a la carte as well.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: All orders must be received by Fri., Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. Pick-ups will be Wed., Nov. 23 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: The vegan Thanksgiving package is $170 and all other items are priced separately
5904 N. Figueroa St.
Superba: Superba would love to tackle the cooking for you this Thanksgiving with an array of tasty to-go items for your special day. Their Turkey Day menu includes whole roasted turkeys, glazed beeler’s heritage ham, sausage stuffing, brown butter green beans, mashed Yukon gold potatoes, mac n' cheese, roasted Brussels sprouts, Cinderella pumpkin pie, classic pecan pie and much more.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: The deadline to order is Thurs., Nov. 17 at noon, but some items may sell out before then. Pick-ups are available on Thurs., Nov. 24 at 8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.
Cost: Items are priced a la carte
Malibu Farm: Malibu Farm will cook “everything but the turkey” this year when you order their Thanksgiving sides kit that serves 4 - 6 people and includes sweet potatoes, corn bread stuffing, brown and wild rice, green beans and roasted red pepper, asparagus and roasted beets, arugula salad with blue cheese and walnuts, mushroom gravy, and chocolate pumpkin bread pudding with tequila sauce. Reheat instructions are included.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Pick-up is Wed., Nov. 23 and Thurs. Nov. 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cost: $290 for a sides kit
23000 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
Akasha: Akasha’s annual "Thanksgiving At Home" feast is consistently a big hit. However, they will not be offering turkeys this year due to a national shortage and their own labor shortage. But they are still happy to feature a fine selection of sides and desserts to make your holiday a little less work. A la carte items serve 4-6 guests on average and include mouthwatering sides like herb roasted mushrooms, organic Yukon gold mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole, gravy, cranberry chutney, as well as desserts such as pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie and much more.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: Orders must be placed by Wed., Nov. 16 at 6 p.m. Pick-ups may be scheduled for Wed., Nov. 23 from 1 p.m-8 p.m.
Cost: Items are priced a la carte
9543 Culver Blvd.
Wexler’s Deli: Wexler’s Smoked Bird Thanksgiving Dinner serves 4-6 people and features a whole smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted green beans, challah stuffing, Santa Monica Farmer’s Market big salad, and autumn squash soup. For an extra $50, you can also devour a pumpkin or pecan pie baked fresh by artisan bakery, Cake Monkey.
Order Deadline and Pick-Up: There is no deadline for ordering, but restaurant suggests to get your order in early just in case items sell out.
Cost: Dinner is $350, dessert and caviar are extra.
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Even More Restaurants & Grocery Stores for Thanksgiving Take-Out
Veggie Grill: Pick up their plant-based “Feast for 4” meal kit for $75 and add on dessert for an additional charge. Pre-order by Wed., Nov. 16 and pick up Tues., Nov. 22 or Wed., Nov. 23.
Boston Market: Their easy heat and serve Holiday Banquet Menus make the day feel much more relaxing. Schedule a pick-up window online ahead of time.
Honey Baked Ham: Delicious turkey feasts and a la carte items are ready to go, saving you loads of shopping time and headache.
Bristol Farms: The deli department is serving up fully cooked holiday meals, meats, sides and desserts. Pick-ups are available at scheduled times on Wed., Nov. 23 and Thurs., Nov. 24.
Whole Foods: Holiday meals in a variety of sizes and price points are available for reheating at your leisure. Pick-ups are available from Fri., Nov. 18-Thurs., Nov. 24.