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Los Angeles Thanksgiving Restaurant Guide
Want to leave the Thanksgiving cooking and preparation for the culinary professionals this year? We don’t blame you. We’ve rounded up six delicious Thanksgiving dinners served by Los Angeles’ finest restaurants where you can enjoy a world-class meal and glass of wine. After all, on a holiday whose traditions center around food, you deserve to treat yourself and your family to the very best.
Whether you love the classic turkey dinner or you prefer more adventurous Thanksgiving cuisine (or perhaps you’re looking for a meat-free option), keep reading to find your Thanksgiving-meal-out destination.
Best Girl at the Ace Hotel
Just as stylish as its Ace Hotel location, Best Girl is named after the first film to be shown at The Theatre back in 1927—“The Best Girl,” starring Mary Pickford. James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Cimarusti designed a gourmet American style menu that lends it itself well to an upscale Thanksgiving evening.
The Best Girl Thanksgiving meal includes a choice of special Thanksgiving appetizers, entrees, and desserts, including vegetarian-friendly options. Try the Roasted Heritage Turkey or the Winter Squash Lasagna, and end with a slice of Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie for dessert. The menu costs $65 per person.
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The Ivy in Beverly Hills
The Ivy is a Beverly Hills fine dining staple, serving high-end Californian cuisine in a cozy, cottage-like setting. There’s even a charming, white-fence-lined patio for al fresco dining.
The Ivy Thanksgiving meal is a special menu with a choice of a starter, main course, and dessert. Highlights include the Fresh Burrata and the Homemade Wild Maine Lobster Ravioli, and you can also find classics like Roasted Turkey. The menu costs $110 per person.
1 Pico in Santa Monica
Celebrate Thanksgiving while gazing out at California’s stunning coastline at 1 Pico in Santa Monica. The ocean-front restaurant has an elegant, airy feel and serves coastal-Californian cuisine, featuring fresh seasonal ingredients.
The 1 Pico Thanksgiving menu includes an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. Alongside the expected Organic Heritage Turkey, you can order delicious seafood options like the Grilled Striped Bass or Chili Marinated Grilled Prawn Cocktail. The menu costs $110 per person.
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Taste on Melrose in West Hollywood
Taste on Melrose is the place to go for comfort food in a fresh, contemporary, and sophisticated setting—perfect for the ultimate comfort food feast.
The Taste on Melrose Thanksgiving menu includes a “For the Table” option to share among your group, plus an entrée, dessert, and plenty of great wines. Choose from traditional Oven Roasted Turkey or opt for the Tofurky meal. And don’t forget to pair it with an indulgent White Truffle Oil & Mushroom Mac & Cheese. The menu costs $59 per person.
Tam O’Shanter in Los Feliz
Tam O’Shanter is one of Los Angeles’ oldest restaurants, founded by the Lawry and Van de Kamp families with roots dating back to the 19th century. It’s a themed Scottish restaurant, with wood-lined walls and cozy, old-world seating that creates an upscale pub feel.
The Tam O’Shanter Thanksgiving meal is to-go, so you can order ahead and pick it up on Thanksgiving day to enjoy with your family at home. Choose from a Prime Rib Feast ($525) or a Whole Turkey Feast ($295), both of which serve 12-14 people. For smaller groups, you can order individual versions of each.
Bourbon Steak in Glendale
Bourbon Steak is part of the Mina Group, a collection of restaurants by chef Michael Mina. Though the restaurant is located in the Americana, it feels like a fine-dining retreat away from the hustle of holiday shoppers. And it might just be the perfect location for those who want to participate in Black Friday.
The Bourbon Steak Thanksgiving menu is a two-course meal plus a dessert. Steak lovers can choose from classic steak dishes, but you can also find more interesting autumn choices like Michael Mina’s Lobster Pot Pie or a traditional turkey dinner. The menu costs $89 per person.
Thanksgiving, of course, is about more than the meal. It’s about reflecting on everything in your life you can give thanks for. But this year, we’re certainly thankful to live in a city like Los Angeles where we have access to some of the country’s best restaurants. (And for not having to cook!)