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A Handy Guide to Last Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Reservations in LA

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Need a turkey dinner but haven’t picked a place yet? Here’s a quick guide

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Matthew Kang is the Lead Editor of Eater LA. He has covered dining, restaurants, food culture, and nightlife in Los Angeles since 2008. He's the host of K-Town, a YouTube series covering Korean food in America, and has been featured in Netflix's Street Food show.

It’s just a few days before Thanksgiving, and many great restaurants have already been completely booked for Thursday afternoon or evening. Many folks want to skip the struggle of brining and roasting a turkey, opting to spend more time with friends and family. Or they skip monumental challenge of trying to do all the dishes after cooking all day. It’s just easier to rally everyone to a nice restaurant for turkey, gravy, stuffing, and all the sides. Here now, a handy last minute reservation guide based on what’s available on OpenTable and Resy. Act quick because these choice tables usually don’t last for very long. Note, these tables are for tables for four.


Openaire: 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Fogo de Chao: 4:00 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Beauty & Essex: 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Wolf: 4:30 p.m.; 5 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.

Tam O’Shanter: 4:30 p.m.; 5:15 p.m.

Catch LA: 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

The Bazaar: 4:30 p.m.; 5:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

The Tower Bar: 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Viale dei Romani: 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse: 2:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.

EST Prime Steakhouse: 4:45 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.


Manuela: 1:00 p.m. all the way to 3:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m.

189 by Dominique Ansel: 2:30 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.

The Exchange: 2:00 p.m., 5:15 p.m.

Off Vine: 2:00 p.m. all the way to 7:30 p.m.

Belle Vie: 2:00 p.m. all the way to 6:00 p.m.