Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in LA This Year
From traditional turkey feasts to out-of-the-box options that are Mexican- and Chinese-inspired, LA’s best restaurants have your Thanksgiving meal covered.
One of the best parts of living in Los Angeles is having nearly every cuisine type at our fingertips and available at all hours, day or night—and you’ll usually end up with multiple choices to boot. And the same goes for Thanksgiving. If you don’t feel like dealing with endless prep, cooking, and cleanup and just want a professional chef and restaurant staff to do the job for you, you’ve got plenty of options.
A diverse mix of excellent restaurants throughout the city are open on Thanksgiving Day, ready to serve you a turkey-centric or non-traditional meal that’s sure to be delicious. And if you prefer to eat at your own dining room table or are tasked with bringing a dish to Friendsgiving, you can still skip the hard labor as plenty of spots are offering huge, family-style spreads and a la carte sides to-go. Whether you want a blowout fine-dining dinner, a traditional turkey feast, some Chinese duck, or a soul food spread, here are 16 restaurants around the city to consider for Turkey Day. And if you’re looking for the best pies in the city, we’ve got a guide for that too.
Note: prices do not include tax and gratuity at most venues. Pre-orders are usually required for takeout.
Annie’s Soul Delicious
Annalisa Mastroianni’s catering business-turned-restaurant inspired by the ‘70s Soul Train era has put together a massive menu of a la carte items for the Thanksgiving holiday. For mains, order up the Cajun Butter Turkey Breast, Dijon Maple-Glazed Ham, Blackened Salmon, Smothered Turkey Wings, or Short Ribs. Add on from there with Vegan Jambalaya, Mac and Cheese, Cornbread Dressing, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Southern-Style Greens, Candied Yams, and more. The dessert options are ridic with everything from Banana Pudding to Mini Sweet Potato Pie to Peach Cobbler. Or choose from one of nearly a dozen cake options that serve 12 each, including chocolate, honey bun, and red velvet.
Cost: Mains $13-$15 per person (five to eight people minimum). Sides $4-$50. Desserts and cakes $5-$75.
How to order: Place orders online by November 18 for pickup on November 23 by 4 pm.
Gracias Madre West Hollywood
Here’s the best idea ever: this year, swap the turkey for tamales and tequila. The stylish vegan restaurant is offering tamales by the dozen, a variety of sides, and batched cocktails, all available for takeout the day before Turkey Day. For the tamales, options include Red Smoked Jackfruit Birria and Green Roasted Butternut Squash with Chipotle Kale, plus you can order up salsa, guac, chips, and more holiday-esque plant-based sides like Roasted Yams and Mushroom Gravy, Maple-Glazed Carrots, and Pesto Brussels Sprouts. Don’t forget to throw in a few cocktails, which come by the four-pack. Choose from tequila margaritas, mezcal margaritas, and Palomas—or get ‘em all.
Cost: Tamales by the dozen $54; Sides $5-$30; Cocktail packs $48-$80.
How to order: Pre-order online by November 21 for pickup on November 23 from 1–9 pm.
If you and your significant other want to keep things quiet this holiday—while avoiding any potentially unpleasant political debates with your Uncle Mike at a family dinner—then grab this reasonably priced dinner for two courtesy of Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken’s Westside Cal-Mexican eatery. The package includes Roast Turkey and Herbed Gravy, plus a quartet of side dishes including Sauteed Greens, Honey-Lime Yams, Cranberry Relish, and Smashed Fingerlings, as well as some bonus chimichurri sauce that goes perfectly with everything. A la carte desserts, starters, and other sides are available.
Cost: $60 for dinner for two.
How to order: Order on Tock by November 18 for pickup on November 22 or 23 between 1 pm and 6 pm.
Jean-Georges Beverly Hills
The special three-course, prix-fixe menu at the Waldorf Astoria’s signature restaurant will be offering both traditional options and some extra-luxe dishes. Sure, you could go for the Roasted Turkey with Cranberry Sauce as your main dish, but it will be hard to pass on the Whole Roasted Maine lobster with herb butter and fries or the Black Truffle Tagliatelle. The meal is served with family-style sides of spinach, mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms, and roasted Brussels sprouts (in addition to a side of live entertainment), and you’ll get to choose between starters like Tuna Tartare and Butternut Squash Soup. Desserts include decadent Molten Chocolate Cake and Apple Pie.
Cost: $175 per person.
Head to Brooke Williamson’s big breezy eatery that’s just a seashell’s throw from the beach for a Turkey Day feast and walk off the meal on the boardwalk afterwards. The set dine-in menu includes Shaved Fennel and Persimmon Salad to start followed by a Beer-Brined Turkey with plenty of innovative fixings like Maple Roasted Yams with Earl Grey marshmallow fluff, Green Beans in shiitake vinaigrette, Classic Cornbread, Butternut Squash and Turkey Sausage Stuffing, Gravy, and Cranberry Sauce. And you can’t go wrong with her pumpkin pie finisher. All of the above sides and pie, plus extra desserts are available a la carte in case cooking that bird uses every last ounce of domestic energy you’ve got.
Cost: $68 per person. A la carte sides $12-$62; pies $35-$38.
How to order: Pre-order by emailing email@example.com by November 18 for pickup on November 23 or 24.
Black Angus Steakhouse
Inflation, be damned! The steakhouse chain, with tons of SoCal locations including Torrance, Northridge, Burbank, Lakewood, and Whitter in LA County, will set you up with ahearty Thanksgiving dinner at any of its locations for just $26 (and less than half that for kids). You’ll start with either soup or salad, then move on to the main event with fresh Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sage Dressing, broccoli and garlic butter, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and fresh Cranberry Sauce, before ending with Pumpkin Pie. You can also opt for one of three different family-sized meals to-go, which feed 4-12 people and come with the same turkey and sides, plus molasses bread—because more carbs are never a bad thing on Thanksgiving.
Cost:Dine-in Thanksgiving dinner, $25.99 for adults, $11.99 for kids. Takeout family meals for 4, 8, or 12 people are $103.95, $207.95, and $311.95, respectively.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.
How to order: Pre-order online for pickup on Thanksgiving Day between 11 am and 5 pm.
The beachfront restaurant at the LoewsSanta Monica Beach Hotel is doing a family-style feast you can pair with views of the Pacific. You’ll feast on Brined Turkey with Pan-Dripping Gravy alongside all necessary sides, including Cornbread Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Baked Yams with Marshmallow Topping, and Roasted Carrots. Start with an Arugula, Pear, and Blue Cheese Salad and finish with some old-fashioned Pumpkin Pie.
Cost: $95 per adult, $35 for children under 10. Seatings from 1pm-7pm.
STK Los Angeles
The internationally acclaimed steakhouse is offering a Thanksgiving meal available November 25 through November 28, with a roasted free-range turkey, sides that include cornbread and sage stuffing, shallot and thyme confit thighs, and yukon gold mashed potatoes with parmesan crust classic gravy and cranberry orange chutney. Spiced pumpkin pie is included in the takeout meal for two or available by the slice for an add-on charge of $12 for those who dine-in. Breaking news: You can continue gobbling Thanksgiving favorites after the holiday thanks to the chic steakhouse at the W hotel offering its Thanksgiving meal the entire holiday weekend (November 24-27) for both dine-in and takeout. The spread includes Roasted Free-Range Turkey Breast Roulades and Shallot and Thyme Confit Thighs with classic gravy, as well as sides like Cornbread and Sage Stuffing, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with parmesan crust, and Cranberry Orange Chutney. You’ll finish with a slice of Spiced Pumpkin Pie.
Cost: Dine-in is $64 per person for adults and $29 per person for children. Pumpkin pie available for $12 extra. Takeout is $64 for a single dinner or $119 for dinner for two, including pumpkin pie.
How to book: Reservations can be made online.
How to order: Pre-orders begin on November 14 and can be made up until the day of by phone at 877-240-3520, online, or via most delivery apps.
Dine in-details: $64 per person for adults and $29 per person for children.
Takeout details: $124 for dinner for two, $64 for one, including spiced pumpkin pie. Pre-orders begin on November 15, but can be made until the day of.
How to book: via the website.
The sprawling spot serving SoCal-meets-Southern fare in the Arts District is doing a Thanksgiving pre-fixe feast you can enjoy on its artwork-and-greenery-surrounded patio. The menu is still being solidified, but you’ll share a family-style first course and sides and order up your own main course and dessert. Vegans and vegetarians can be accommodated if you give them a heads up when you book.The sprawling spot serving SoCal-meets-Southern fare in the Arts District is doing a three-course Thanksgiving family-style feast (including sides) that you can enjoy on its expansive, plant-filled patio. Go for a Baby Market Lettuce Salad or Cream Biscuits to start and then choose from five mains including Smoked Turkey Breast and Dark Meat Confit, Diver Scallops with Bacon and Sherry Vinaigrette, and an Oyster and Trumpet Mushroom Popover. Expect plenty of sides, from Classic Mashed Yukons to Chicken Sausage Stuffing to Braised Green Beans, along with Turkey Gravy and Cranberry Relish. And wow, there are a lot of pies. Go for the pecan … or the chocolate … or the key lime.
Cost: $80 per adult, $35 for children six and under.
How to book: Reservations between 2–8 pm are available online.
Dine-in details: $75 per adult, $35 for children ten and under; 2–8 pm.
How to book: via Tock.
FIG Santa Monica
The airy eatery inside the Fairmont Miramar is showcasing plenty of seasonal, SoCal-sourced ingredients with its multitude of menu options, offering both traditional and vegan multi-course dinners for onsite dining and curbside pickup. You’ll find versions of kale and chicory salads, Weiser Farms carrots, and charred Brussels sprouts, plus various forms of decadent desserts on all three menus. The meatier menus are centered around molasses, sage, and rosemary-brined Mary’s turkey with Madeira giblet gravy and celery root-and-sage stuffing, while the plant-based dinner includes charred cauliflower and cauliflower puree alongside roasted mushrooms and mushroom gravy.
The airy eatery inside the Fairmont Miramar is showcasing plenty of seasonal, SoCal-sourced ingredients with its special holiday menu options, offering both on-site dining and curbside pickup. The prix-fixe dine-in menu will feature specialties like Roasted Chestnut and Apple Soup, King Salmon alongside white bean puree and sunchokes, Butternut Squash Tortellini, and, of course, a whole Slow-Roasted Free Range Turkey replete with thyme butter, giblet gravy, and spiced cranberry compote. You’ll finish off the meal with a Fig Tart garnished with local honey and yogurt sorbet. If you’ve got a group to entertain at home, opt for the curbside pickup package that serves eight and comes with the whole Slow-Roasted Free Range Turkey with the same fixings, in addition to Sage and Apple Stuffing, Sweet Potato Puree with crème fraiche and chives, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Green Beans with garlic confit and bacon, a Red Endive and Arugula Salad, and Whole Pumpkin Pie.
Cost: $89 per person for dine-in menu offered from 11:30 am–10 pm. $395 for curbside takeout, serves eight people.
How to book: Reservations can be made via Resy.
How to order: via Resy. Pickup available on Thanksgiving Day from 8 am–2 pm.
Dine-In details: $88 per person for traditional menu; $56 per person for vegan menu. Dine-in available from 2–7 pm.
Takeout details: $375 for curbside takeout, serves eight to ten people.
How to book: Dine-in by making a reservation online; curbside pickup menu via Tock.
Josiah Citrin’s live-fire-focused spot just off the beach will be doing a dine-in tasting menu featuring signature dishes like his killer cabbage baked in embers, Smoked Mushroom and Beet Tartare,and special holiday starters including aSunchoke Rosemary Soup, and Grilled Escarole. Guests can choose between entrees of either a Smoked Turkey with Mushroom Stuffing or Prime Rib that’s slow roasted in a Big Green Egg (the Rolls Royce of grills, FYI), plus a true mix of sides with Praline Pecan Yams, Whipped Potatoes, Cranberry Sauce, and Szechuan Green Beans. You’ll wind down with some surprise seasonal pies.
Cost: $125 per person
How to book: Reservations for between 3-7:45 pm can be made via Resy.
This walk-up window that specializes in Bangkok street foods is offering a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast in four different sizes available for pre-order pickup. The menu is packed with protein, including pork, shrimp, and crab sausage; marinated Whole Jidori Chicken that can be roasted or fried; cabbage stuffed with mushrooms, pork, and shrimp; and a crispy slab of pork belly. The meal is also plenty heavy on veggies thanks to farmers market mixed veggies, pickled veggies, and green beans. Rice, roasted potatoes, and Mango Pumpkin Sticky Rice round out your meal.
Cost: $244 for six people.
How to order: Pre-order by November 22 via Toast for pickup on November 23 from 12–9 pm.
Top Chef alum Shirley Chung has gained a following for the Chinese-American cuisine served at her Westside neighborhood joint and is doing her own take on Thanksgiving dinner with a variety of take-home feasts that you can reheat in under an hour. For a non-gobbling holiday bird this year, try her Whole Duck Feast (serves six) that comes with Tea-Smoked Duck served with smoked plum sauce and lotus buns. Or go the beef route with her 64-ounce boneless NY Strip Prime Rib (serves eight). Both meals include a Chinese Chicken Salad, Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots, Scallion Pancakes, and Duck Fat Rice Stuffing. But wait, there’s more! The restaurant will also offer a Peking-style Whole-Roasted Goose, brined for 36 hours alongside lotus buns, Ms. Chi chili crisp, and smoked plum sauce, as well as multi-course dinners for two to four people where you’ll choose a dumpling, starter, and main course (that could be Steak and Broccoli, Orange Chicken, a Half Duck, or Sauteed Vegan Yu Choy Hearts), plus jasmine rice and a dessert.
Cost: $94-$178 for the meal packages; $258 for the roasted goose.
How to order: Pre-order via Tock or by calling the restaurant at 424-361-5225 by November 20 for pickup on November 23 between 1 pm and 8 pm.
Bludso's Bar & Que
Last year, legendary pitmaster Kevin Bludso sold out of his fabled fried turkeys ahead of Thanksgiving, so get a move one if you want to reserve one of his whole-smoked birds. Get them a la carte or go for the Thanksgiving combo that adds in Cornbread Stuffing, Collard Greens, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Smoked Turkey Gravy, all of which are available for purchase separately, too. For dessert, you can add on a Sweet Potato or Mexican Lime Pie.
Cost:Whole turkeys $135-$145; combo dinners $225-$265; sides $20-$40; pies, $38.
How to order:Order online for pickup on November 23 from 11:30 am–4 pm or Thanksgiving Day from 11 am–1 pm.
Pick up dinner for four from The Hwood Group’s swanky supper club, featuring Roasted Turkey Breast with Confit Turkey Legs that you can smother in sage and black pepper gravy. There’s also an Endive Gem Salad and both traditional and newfangled sides including Candied Yams laced with caramelized marshmallows, Cranberry Sauce, Wild Mushroom and Sausage Stuffing, and Brussels Sprouts with Butternut Squash and Dates. The only decision you’ll make is whether to get Pumpkin or Pecan Pie.
Cost: $300, serves four to six.
How to order: Pre-order via Tock by November 19 for pickup on November 23 between 11 am and 3 pm.
This trio of steakhouses (including its newly launched Manhattan Beach location) is offering its annual Thanksgiving dinner for four to-go, trading its usual steaks and chops for Roasted Turkey Breast with house-made gravy, plus a Mixed Greens Salad and a bevy of sides including Turkey Stuffing, Green Beans Almondine, Cranberry Sauce, bake-at-home Rosemary Dinner Rolls, and a double dose of potatoes with both sweet potato puree and the restaurant’s signature mashed potatoes. The feast ends with some pumpkin pie. If you’re looking to amp up the side dish situation, the restaurant is also selling a la carte extras like Smashed Broccoli, Mac n Cheese, and Grilled Asparagus.
Cost: $350, serves four people.
How to order: Pre-order by 5 pm on November 22 for pickup on November 23 from 11 am–4 pm. Order online for pickup at any of the three locations.