22 Places to Eat and Celebrate Thanksgiving in LA This Year
There’s never been a better reason not to cook.
Remember that one really bad Thanksgiving when we all announced we were never coming to a holiday dinner again? Well we didn’t actually mean it. We’d give anything to just casually roll into a dinner with friends and family (yes, even that uncle who infuriates us annually) without having to worry about...well, you know. For those who still plan to safely celebrate the holiday but no longer have the will to cook, we actually have some good news: You’re living in the right city. Despite a very tough year for restaurants big and small, dozens have released special Thanksgiving dinner menus for you to take out and take down at home. Whether you want a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings, a few favorite sides, or some poutine and pie, our beloved restaurant community has got you covered. Here’s a solid sampling of this year’s best options:
This Southern-influenced Arts District staple with one of the best patio setups in DTLA is doing a takeout option for two that doesn’t skimp on all things decadent. You get the entree option of ham or turkey in addition to sides including cream biscuits, Yukon mashed potatoes and gravy, smoked chicken sausage stuffing, and ham-braised green beans plus dessert.
Price: $100 for Thanksgiving Supper for Two.
How to order: Place takeout orders via Tock by Tuesday, November 24 at 5 pm for pickup on Thanksgiving between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Get a side of Sinatra with your Turkey Day dinner with a Thanksgiving at home courtesy of this old-school steakhouse by chefs Josiah Citrin and Hans Rockenwagner. The multi-course menu includes a few of its signature appetizers like a Caesar salad and shrimp cocktail along with a herb-roasted free-range turkey with apple-brioche stuffing and pomegranate gravy plus a ribeye thrown in for good measure. Side highlights include praline pecan yams, French cranberry sauce, and Yukon potato puree. And Mom's apple crumble pie with McConnell's vanilla bean ice cream, or pumpkin pie, salted caramel, and creme chantilly for dessert.
Price: $95 per person with $75 deposit required.
How to order: Order for pickup on Thanksgiving Day via Tock.
Just like a good Italian grandmother, Eataly is offering a dizzying amount of food this holiday. Set dinners come with salumi and cheese platters, pasta, braised turkey leg, roasted bone-in breast, and house-made focaccia stuffing, but you can also pick up a farm-fresh organic or dry-aged turkey by the pound for cooking at home as well as smaller cuts, sides, antipasto platters, quiches, fresh pastas, caviar kits, plenty of housemade pastries, and even Roman-style pizza for good measure.
Price: $189.90 for dinner for four; $359.90 for dinner for eight; a la carte items range from $7.90 to $899.
How to order: Order dinners ahead for pickup from November 23-25; Pre-order turkeys by November 20 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Hats off to this luxe hotel that’s paying it forward by thanking local first responders (including those from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 7 in WeHo, West Beverly Hills Fire Department Station 1, LAPD Wilshire Station and LAPD Wilshire Traffic Station) by offering free grab-and-go platters for pick-up the day before Thanksgiving. The family-style to-go meals will include roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, mashed potatoes, bread pudding, and pie.
Price: Free for local first responders with ID.
How to order: Pickup on the Cattle & Claw Patio on Wednesday, November 25 from 11 am–2 pm.
Chef Dave Beran’s upscale French-inspired venue has already sold out of the roasted turkey breast and leg meat he was offering on the full holiday menu but for those that are just here for the sides, you can still get ‘em all in one package, including an Herbs de Provence stuffing, fresh-baked rolls, an autumn market salad, potatoes au gratin, and cranberry sauce. The dishes all come ready-to-heat with detailed instructions for those who haven’t done anything but Doordash since March.
Price: Sides only menu, $65 per person.
How to order: Order via Resy for pickup on Wednesday, November 25.
Neal Fraser is doing you a solid by creating serious heat-and-serve dinners you can totally try to take full credit for. The dinner for four kicks off with Parker House rolls, pumpkin-quince soup, and Bibb lettuce salad, followed by a sage-rubbed turkey roulade with black truffle gravy and a bevy of sides including cranberry-chestnut stuffing, potato puree, and cranberry-tangerine relish. You can also throw in a few flasks and cans of bar director Tobin Shea’s custom cocktails. Because 2020.
Price: $68 per person for dinner for four.
How to order: Order via Tock for pickup or local delivery on Wednesday, November 25.
If you’ve always wanted to have your Thanksgiving dinner on top of a pile of fries (which does indeed sound pretty amazing), here’s your chance. From now until Thanksgiving, this fun, fry-focused food truck is doing a Turkey Day-inspired poutine with Wisconsin white cheddar cheese curds, cranberry sauce, crispy onions, brown gravy, chives, and of course, turkey, over either sweet potato or regular fries. Get a single serving or a DIY kit for groups that come with reheating instructions. Hey, anything goes this year.
Price: $16 Thanksgiving poutine; Friendsgiving DIY Poutine Kits for $50 (serves 4-6) and $90 (serves 8-12).
How to order: Order online for delivery or pickup at their Culver City location Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30–8 pm.
101 North Eatery & Bar
This Valley modern Italian spot is coming through for the vegans this year without subjecting anyone to a molded Tofurky. The four-course plant-based dinner includes porcini mushroom soup, a baby kale salad, and butternut squash agnolotti, topping things off with coconut crème brulee. Traditional turkey dinners with all the fixings are all also available as are some fun cocktail kits.
Price: $49 for vegan dinner; $99 for traditional Thanksgiving for two or $195 for four; cocktail kits $40–$50. Dine-in menus are also available.
How to order: Order online for pickup on Thanksgiving or make reservations via Resy.
Skip the turkey this time around in favor of a Mexican-infused meal of Coloradito mole-topped stuffed pork tenderloin served with Oaxacan potato salad and a green salad, available at all three locations.
How to order: Order to-go and delivery by calling the specific venue (closed Thanksgiving).
TIATO KITCHEN & VENUE
This Westside eatery’s Thanksgiving menu is touting an Asian twist on traditional favorites including fan favorite-sides from sister restaurant Crustacean in Beverly Hills, like sticky rice stuffing with shitake mushrooms, Chinese sausage and chestnuts, marshmallow and miso-glazed sweet potatoes in addition to chef Helene An’s fabled garlic noodles. Meal packages come with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, two sides, and pumpkin pie, and either herb-brined organic turkey breast or a whole turkey and most everything is available a la carte.
Price: $335 for the Big Feast with whole turkey (serves 8-12);$185 for Small Get-together with turkey breast meal (serves 4-6). A la carte items $15-$155
How to order: Order online or by call 310-866-5288 for pick up on Wednesday, November 25 from 11 am–4 pm or Thursday, November 26 from 9 am–12 pm.
The South Bay Cal-Italian eatery and Ospi, its hot new Venice counterpart, are offering more than a dozen sides—from sweet potato puree to sautéed wild mushrooms to parmesan-pancetta biscuits plus an oven-ready seasoned and brined whole turkey along with many delicious pies.
Price: $125 for turkey; $4-$30 for sides (most serve three to four); $56-$60 for pies.
How to order: Email an order form to email@example.com by November 20 for pickup on Thanksgiving morning.
Moo’s Craft Barbeque
For a meat-heavy holiday turn to this beloved BBQ spot that’s serving up a la carte offerings of whole prime brisket, spatchcock turkeys, spare ribs, and turkey-pork sausage plus Southern-style sides like creamed corn and sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie and bread pudding to cap things off.
Price: $20-140 for Thanksgiving meats; $30 for sides serving 4-6 and $50 for sides serving 10-12; $30-$45 for desserts.
How to order: Pre-order via Tock for pickup on Thanksgiving.
We appreciate that the fast casual chain is providing lots of options—from a simple dinner for one to and larger meals for four to eight guests, all with turkey breast, gravy, cranberry relish, mushroom stuffing, bread, and additional sides. You can also add on mac and cheese or sweet potato mash as well as scratch-made whole cakes and tarts.
Price: $17.95 for a turkey plate for one; $68 for the Turkey Family Meal (serves four); $129 for the Turkey Family Feast (serves six to eight). Family sides and whole desserts to-go $13-$60.
How to order: Available at all locations from November 24 to 26 for take-out. Family meals and desserts can be reserved ahead of time online.
Great White Rotisseria
If you want to buck the system and go the chicken route this year, order from this newly opened Great White Cafe sibling that’s putting out a simple menu for four featuring a whole natural rotisserie chicken, gravy, tomato jam, honeynut squash and corn dip, and mashed potatoes.
Price: $66 Thanksgiving Dinner Combo (serves 4).
How to order: Available for pickup from November 19-26. Pre-order by emailing info@greatwhiterotisseria for pickup on Thanksgiving from 8am-11am.
The Mediterranean Eastside eatery is offering frozen and partially frozen Heritage Farm turkeys, prepped sides including cashew creamed spinach and spice-roasted kabocha squash for your holiday pleasure. For those sick of the old pumpkin and apple game, you can go rogue with either a pear or cardamom walnut pie this year.
Price: $72 turkeys; $24-$30 for sides; $42 pies.
How to order: Pre-order online for pickup on Tuesday, November 24, or Wednesday, November 25.
This seasonal-focused restaurant at The Line Hotel is offering a family-style Thanksgiving Dinner at Home with tons of good stuff. Besides herb-roasted turkey and dry-aged prime rib, look for Parker House rolls, a fall lettuce salad, sides of baked yams and Szechuan Brussels sprouts and mushrooms, and a trio of desserts.
Price: $68 a person for to-go, $85 dine-in.
How to order: Order via Resy for pickup on Thanksgiving.
As usual, the Fairmont Miramar's signature FIG Restaurant is using its proximity to the fabled Santa Monica Farmer’s Market to source ingredients for its holiday feast which comes with a bevy of creative sides including Weiser Farms carrots with pickled raisins and preserved kumquats, sausage and kale dressing, and roasted sweet potatoes laced with winter-spiced marshmallows as well as an herb-brined turkey, prime rib, and pumpkin and apple pies.
Price: $375 Thanksgiving feast (serves eight to ten); $24-175 a la carte sides and entrees (serves six to eight).
How to order: Order turkey by November 20 and sides by November 25 via Tock.
Wolfgang Puck Catering Corporate Offices
If you want to go all out without lifting a finger, Chef Puck’s catering-outfit-to-the-stars has put together a choose-your-own-adventure menu with an heirloom beet or mushroom salad to start plus a whole turkey and a selection of sides ranging from old-school green bean casserole to a butternut squash gnocchi. Sure, you get two whole pies (or whoopie pies!), but you can also supplement with Wolfgang’s cute little ready-to-bake molten chocolate cakes. All of it comes with reheating and assembly instructions.
Price: $105 person for full dinner or $80 for sides only (includes tax, fees, and delivery). Ten-person minimum.
How to order: Choose your items from the holiday menu and email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 213-699-3893 to order for delivery on Thanksgiving Day.
Manhattan Beach Post
The South Bay staple is doing three different ready-to-roast instructions-included entree offerings including a traditional herb-brined turkey, rosemary prime rib roast, and a beef tenderloin roast. For sides, look for candied baby yams, Fishing With Dynamite’s famous jumbo shrimp, and the restaurant’s addictive Parker House rolls with orange-honey butter plus pumpkin, apple, and pecan pies.
Price: $110-$220 entrees (serve six to ten); $8 to $29 sides (serve four to six); $30-$40 pies.
How to order: Pre-order online for pickup on Wednesday, November 25.
1 Kitchen by Chris Crary
This farm-to-table spot within WeHo’s 1Hotel is offering both a full-on traditional dinner with a 16 to 20-pound herb-roasted turkey with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, sage bread stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie as well as easy a la carte ordering. And if that means two orders of mashed potatoes and one pumpkin pie to you, we’re not here to judge.
Price: $350 for a full dinner for 8;$35-45 for a la carte items.
How to order: Pre-order online for pickup on Thanksgiving. 72-hour notice required.
Shutters on the Beach
It doesn’t come with those killer ocean views, but beachfront venues Shutters and Casa Del Mar are teaming up to do a three-course Thanksgiving dinner centered around a slow-roasted boneless turkey with fixings like stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes, roasted veggies, cranberry sauce and gravy, plus a choice of appetizer—that might be butternut squash soup or a smoked duck and persimmon salad—and a dessert. You can add a bottle of wine or classic cocktail to-go to your order as well.
Price: $95 per person.
How to order: Pre-order via Tock for pickup on Wednesday, November 25 or on Thanksgiving.
The swanky steakhouse is turning its attention to turkey, offering to-go dinner packages filled with a ten-pound Mary’s free-range bird accompanied by gravy and sourdough stuffing, butternut squash bisque, salad, olive oil whipped potatoes, and more. For those who live for sides, there’s also a turkey-less package, and add-ons like black truffle mac and cheese and chocolate chip cookies by the dozen. Bonus: To-go deals include instructions and equipment to ensure you look like you know what you’re doing.
Price: $495 Thanksgiving menu (serves six to eight), $155 Everything But The Turkey menu (serves four). Supplements $36-$115.
How to order: Order online by emailing email@example.com or by phone 424.273.1660 for pick up on Wednesday, November 25.