22 LA Restaurants That Have Thanksgiving Dinner Covered
Whether you’re ordering in or dining out.
We’re not saying this year’s Thanksgiving is going to be your regular-old, back-to-normal Turkey Day or anything, but it should hopefully beat last year’s, when restaurants were shuttered, many annual family dinners and Friendsgivings were either canceled or seriously shrunken, and vaccinations were just a glimmer in big pharma’s eyes.
But on to this year. If you don’t want to hole up at home on Thanksgiving, there are plenty of fantastic restaurant options serving traditional turkey dinners prepared by actual chefs who aren’t your mom, often with lots of gourmet upgrades. But if you’re hell-bent on spending the day watching football, mixing your own cocktails, and actually using your six-seat dining table for once—but definitely don’t want anything to do with a roasting pan—you’re also in luck. Many of LA’s best restaurants are offering feasts of all sizes, a la carte options, and new takes on holiday dinners, from Asian-style whole duck roasts to barbecued brisket to old-school Italian dishes. And if you need something extra to be grateful for this year, give thanks that you live in one of the best food cities in the country. Now pass the stuffing.
The new, palm tree-studded spot in the Viceroy is offering a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu with vegan options and a free glass of bubbly included. Each guest can choose one option for each course, with selections like apple gorgonzola salad to start (complimentary bread and butter are included), lamb osso buco with sundried tomato couscous for the main (all second course options come with Brussels sprouts, creamed corn, and mashed potatoes served family-style), and deconstructed cheesecake or a vegan pumpkin spice panna cotta for dessert. Choose from seats in the indoor lounge, outdoor patio, by the poolside bar, or in a cabana.
Dine-in details: $95 per person and $45 for children. A full beverage menu is available for purchase.
How to book: Online. Cabanas can be booked by calling 310-260-7511.
Want a break from traditional Thanksgiving dishes? Head to this new Asian-European destination in the newly-opened Le Méridien Pasadena Arcadia Hotel, where chef Mako is serving up a prix-fixe menu that puts a spin on the classics with options like sweet soy green beans and turkey breast with kumquat compote and crispy leeks. Don’t worry though, you’ll still get a slice of pumpkin pie for dessert. The menu is also available for takeout.
Dine-in details: $75–95 per person.
How to book: online or call 626-777-6699 to place a takeout order by November 23.
The classic Cal-French bistro in L’Ermitage hotel is offering a family-style Thanksgiving feast with highlights like turkey roulade with apple pecan mousseline filling and Sauterne jus, pomme puree with crème fraiche and white truffle, and a caramelized apple tart with fall spice crème Chantilly. There’s also the option to go big and book a suite so you can enjoy what’s likely to be a sunny view of the Hollywood Hills from the expansive rooftop pool.
Dine-in details: $85 per person and $45 for children under 12; 12–10pm.
How to book: Make reservations online.
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.
Dine in-details: $59 per person for adults and $29 per person for children.
Takeout details: $119 for dinner for two, including spiced pumpkin pie. Pre-orders begin on November 15, but can be made until the day of.
How to book: via the website.
Dine-in details: $125 per person; 2:30 pm–7:45 pm.
How to book: online.
Saddle Peak Lodge
The annual Thanksgiving feast at the Malibu Canyon mountain lodge returns this year with a four-course meal that kicks off with a pear salad and tartare of bison (don’t knock it till you try it). The main event includes roasted Mary’s free-range turkey breast and leg confit with gravy, sausage-apple stuffing, mashed yams, green beans, and cranberry sauce, followed by dessert choices that include pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream, mini-chocolate fudge brownies with berries and vanilla bean ice cream, or bread pudding with toffee, white chocolate chips, and vanilla bean ice cream.
Dine-in details: $125 per adult, $65 per child, 12 to 8:30 pm.
How to book: Make reservations online by phone at 818-222-3888.
The new hotspot at the Shay Hotel from the gang behind Chicago steakhouse Maple & Ash is offering a menu heavy on rustic Italian-inspired dishes that you can get to-go or on-site. The dinners start with salumi, marinated olives, and truffle-topped Parker House rolls, then move on to a chicory salad and spicy meatballs, before getting to the main event: fire-roasted turkey breasts and thighs accompanied by mushroom gravy, whipped potatoes, and sourdough stuffing, plus sides of bacon-spiked Brussels sprouts and housemade lumache pasta in a pork ragu. Dessert is an apple-cranberry cobbler topped with cinnamon ice cream. Grab a bottled bourbon-thyme cocktail or spiced holiday sangria to take home. (Or both!)
Dine-in details: $95 per person and $35 kids’ menu; 2–8 pm.
How to book: via SevenRooms.
Takeout details: $250 for Thanksgiving Take & Bake Feast, serves up to four people.
How to order: via Tock, for pickup on November 23 or 24 from 12–4 pm.
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.
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.
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 that killer cabbage baked in embers and special holiday creations including a sunchoke-rosemary soup and smoked turkey with mushroom stuffing, in addition to prime rib slow-roasted in a big green egg (the Mercedes of grills in case you’re not up on your BBQ knowledge), plus sides of baked yams, and charred Cipollini onions and Romano beans. You’ll wind down with some surprise seasonal pies. Choose from indoor or outdoor seating on a covered astro-turf patio when making your reservation.
Dine-in details: $105 per person; 2:30–7:45pm.
How to book: online.
It hasn’t been the easiest year (or two), so if you want to keep Thanksgiving dinner simple and far from bank-breaking, hit up one of this fast-casual chain’s various venues where you can get a real-deal traditional dinner of scratch-made dishes, including herb-roasted turkey breast, stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry relish, and bread for under 20 bucks. If you’re hosting, UP is offering family feasts in various sizes. And if you’re in charge of bringing a side or pie to a Friendsgiving, they’ve got you covered with a la carte offerings.
Dine-in details: Turkey plate, $14.95. Dine-in available from 11 am to 7 pm.
Takeout details: Sides $14.95; pies $19.95-$48; family meals $79-$139.
How to book: Walk-ins welcome. Takeout orders can be reserved online.
Get a side of ocean views with your holiday meal at waterfront hotel Shutters at the Beach’s restaurant that will be doing an 3-course elegant a la carte menu. Choose from starters like pumpkin soup, hamachi crudo, and lobster tartine and entrees including a traditional Thanksgiving plate with turkey and sides; pan-seared scallops; and a vegan pasta with black truffle porcini broth and plant-based cheese. Save room (or don’t, you’ll still eat it) for a dessert platter of cookies, brownies, and mini pie bites. There’s a kids’ menu available, too.
Dine-in details: $115 per adult, $45 per child, 11am to 9pm.
How to book: online.
This walk-up window that specializes in Bangkok street foods is offering a non-traditional Thanksgiving feast for six that’s only available for pre-order pickup—so plan accordingly. The menu is packed with protein, including Holy Basil’s Gra Pow sausage and marinated whole Jidori chicken, a crispy slab of pork belly, and grilled whole branzino, with pickled vegetables, garlic white rice, cucumber salad, and tomato and corn salad as sides. You can also add on a six-pack of Joy’s Thai tea for $20 or $23 for the Oatly option.
Takeout details: $244 for six people; pre-order by November 22
How to order: via Toast.
The chefs and experts at Eataly are making Turkey Day easy by offering a family-style, Italian-inspired feast that comes with reheating instructions and is available for pickup. Choose between an autumn-inspired zuppa di zucca or piselli, pumpkin or pea soup, and ravioli di zucca al forno with baked pumpkin ravioli and Parmigiano Reggiano DOP to start, but make sure you save room for petto di tacchino, a glazed turkey breast alongside sides like house-made focaccia stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Dessert is a house-made torte di mele, apple pie with mascarpone.
Takeout details: $229 and serves four people.
How to order: Order by November 21 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Available for pick-up on November 23 and 24.
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 few different take-home feasts. If you’re ready for a different kind of holiday bird this year, try her whole duck feast that comes with tea-smoked duck served with smoked plum sauce. Or go for the Peking turkey breast feast centered around two Peking-style turkey breasts done with house-made Beijing duck sauce. Both reheatable meals include a Chinese chicken salad, duck fat sticky rice stuffing, and a sweet potato mochi cobbler for dessert, plus a couple of veggie sides.
Takeout details: $98 for the whole cuck feast for four; $168 for the Peking turkey breast feast for eight.
How to order: Pre-order via Tock or by calling the restaurant at 424-361-5225 for pickup on November 24.
Bludso's Bar & Que
Legendary pitmaster Kevin Bludso has already sold out of his fabled fried turkeys for the holiday, but there are still many massive meats, signature sides, and whole pies available for your holiday dining pleasure. Order up a smoked turkey or try a whole nine-pound smoked brisket or pork shoulder. Look for sides of cornbread stuffing, collard greens, and mashed sweet potatoes, along with Bludso’s good-and-gooey mac and cheese. For dessert, do a sweet potato pie or a half-tray of banana pudding. And if you’d rather be in Maui right now, grab a bottled Mai Tai or Jungle Bird.
Takeout details: meats $100-$295; sides $12-$90; desserts and pies, $32-$45; cocktails, $25.
How to order: Order online for pickup on November 24 from 11:30 am-4 pm or Thanksgiving Day from 11 am–1 pm.
Pick up everything you need for a blowout Italian feast (no turkey required) from Gino Angelini’s long-running trattoria. There are trays of lasagna verde with beef and veal ragu; eggplant parm; salads including a tricolore, Tuscan farro, and the Osteria chopped; and sides of white polenta, mashed potatoes, spicy broccoli, and more. Mains include grilled branzino or salmon, wood-roasted whole porchetta leg, and grilled Colorado lamb chops. There are whole cakes available, too. If you want to do a day of noshing, you can also grab a nice artisanal cheese plate, sliced prosciutto by the pound, and hors d'oeuvres including braised baby artichokes, mini meatball sliders, and traditional arancini rice balls.
Takeout details: Most trays and mains serve between 6-14 people. Prices vary.
How to order: Call 323-297-0070 or e-mail email@example.com by November 18 at 8 pm for pickup on November 24.
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-back-pepper gravy. There’s also an endive-gem salad and lots of classic sides including roasted Brussels, candied yams, and wild mushroom stuffing. The only decision is whether to get pumpkin or pecan pie.
Takeout details: $275, serves four.
How to order: Pre-order via Tock by November 19 for pickup on November 24 from 11 am–3 pm.
If you want to do your turkey deep-fried without the potential for injuring yourself and/or causing your yard to catch on fire, order one up from this Los Feliz neighborhood haunt that’ll be selling deep-fried 12-pounders with gravy. You can also pick up savory sides including wood-oven-roasted heirloom carrots, a shaved Brussels sprouts salad, and fennel-sausage-and-mushroom stuffing. Pastry chef Ann Kirk will also be baking up twists on classic pies, including brown butter pumpkin and bourbon and cane syrup pecan.
Takeout details: $80 for a turkey with gravy that serves six to eight people. Sides are $45 each. Pies are $42 each.
How to order: Call 805-749-7400 to order for pickup on Thanksgiving Day. Bonus: You’ll get a free spiked coffee when you arrive to get the goods.
If you skipped last year’s Thanksgiving and are ready for a fancy-schmancy meal with innovative dishes cooked up by Michelin-starred chefs, then this modern Mexican restaurant is the spot to splurge on. The bird comes in the form of an eight-to-ten-pound boneless and smoked turkey leg stuffed with more turkey. Also expect a little gems Caesar salad, roasted fingerlings, baby equites with dried shrimp, heirloom beans laced with short rib, and a savory mushroom bread pudding. The duo of desserts includes mole torte and a masa-crusted fresh pumpkin pie.
Takeout details: $450, feeds six to eight people.
How to order: via Tock for pickup on Thanksgiving Day.
This duo of steakhouses is offering a family meal take-home option, trading its usual steaks and chops for roasted turkey breast with house-made gravy, plus a bevy of sides including stuffing, green beans almondine, cranberry sauce, the restaurant’s signature mashed potatoes, and bake-at-home rosemary dinner rolls. The meal’s pumpkin pie comes courtesy of Larder Baking Company.
Takeout details: $300, serves four people.
How to order: Pre-order by 5 pm on November 23 for pickup on November 24 from 12 pm–3 pm. Order online for Santa Monica or West Hollywood.
OLLO Restaurant and Bar
If Thanksgiving dinner is going to be you and a plus one, order up from this neighborhood spot, which will be doing a turkey dinner for two with plenty of sides including salad, stuffing, mashed yukons, butternut squash, roasted root veggies, maple sweet potatoes with marshmallow gratin, and cranberry sauce. Since the dinner doesn’t come with dessert, you won’t feel obligated to eat it, unless you decide to pay extra for pie, which, let’s face it, you probably will.
Takeout details: $80 for dinner for two; $40 for whole pies.
How to order: Order online or call 310-317-1444 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day from 11 am–2 pm.