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Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving Day in Los Angeles

Take a back seat and let these LA restaurants take care of you

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Akasha’s Thanksgiving feast
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Making Thanksgiving dinner plans can be a bit tricky in Los Angeles, especially for those who can’t get home to see loved ones or for anyone without that all-important friendsgiving invite. For those who don’t need the anxiety, a better option might be to sit back, relax, and enjoy a meal prepared by the professionals at some of Los Angeles’s best restaurants. Plus, dining out on Thanksgiving provides the added bonuses of no shopping, no preparation, or clean up.

It’s the time to start indulging, so Eater LA selected 12 Los Angeles restaurants that will serve a delicious Thanksgiving meal.

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Saddle Peak Lodge

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Saddle Peak Lodge’s annual Thanksgiving feast runs from noon until 8pm, where Chef Adam Horton crafted a menu with grilled pheasant caesar salad, braised/roasted pork belly, and a free-range turkey plate with sausage apple stuffing, mashed yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy. The price is $105 per person and $65 per child, not including tax and gratuity. Book reservations via saddlepeaklodge.com or 818-222-3888.

Inside Santa Monica’s gorgeous gorgeous Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is FIG Restaurant, where chef Jason Prendergast has put together a family-style Thanksgiving dinner. The center dish is Prendergast’s molasses, sage, and rosemary brined turkey Dinner is $78 per person, $25 for children, and kids five and under eat for free.

The interior for Fig Santa Monica
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Christian Horan

Fia Restaurant

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Fia chef Brendan Collins will offer only two Thanksgiving seatings in Santa Monica. For $75 per person and $30 for kids 12 and under, his three-course dinner includes an organic turkey, prime rib, and baked king salmon in the chilled out, revamped space. An added bonus: LA’s famous barman Vincenzo Marianella will craft Thanksgiving cocktails.

A variety of dishes at Fia restaurant in Santa Monica
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The Arthur J

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Manhattan Beach’s Arthur J is one of LA’s best destination for filets and chops, and will host Thanksgiving for the first time this year. Seating is limited from 1 p.m. until 3:30pm — so staff can be home with their families — and chef David LeFevre put together a $65 per person menu with four courses where his menu dazzles with some spectacular surf and turf.

When someone says pie buffet, sprint there immediately and never look back. Culver City’s Akasha is hosting Thanksgiving from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and its traditional menu is sure to satisfy. But that buffet sports nine different pies including pumpkin, maple pecan, and a vegan salty caramel chocolate tart. Make reservations by calling 310.845.1700 or www.akasharestaurant.com.

Thanksgiving dinner spread at Akasha
Akasha
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Cecconi's West Hollywood

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West Hollywood staple Cecconi’s family-style Thanksgiving dinner runs from noon until 8 p.m. Dinner is a seven-plate spread with organic turkey, gravy, porcini and chestnut corn bread stuffing, truffle potato mash, butternut squash cappellacci, and more for $95 per person.

Pann's Restaurant

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There’s no Thanksgiving like a Pann’s Thanksgiving. The historic Inglewood restaurant put together a holiday feast with roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and classic sides with biscuits, corn muffins, collard greens, and mashed potatoes. Of course there’s pie. It’s open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Googie style architecture makes the exterior of Pann’s especially eye-catching.
Pann’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Crossroads Kitchen

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For the vegans and vegetarians among us, Crossroads Thanksgiving menu includes a vegan four-course prix fixe menu. From noon until 5 p.m., $75 fetches a butternut squash bisque with nutmeg crème fraîche, a spiced lentil tempeh, mashed potatoes, or sweet potato biscuits. Reservations can be made through Yelp, and take a look at the full holiday menu.

With some classic Thanksgiving options, Curtis Stone’s Gwen also dips into the non-traditional with braised turkey legs, duck fat fried potatoes, and maple bacon petit fours. Chef de cuisine Juan Rendon’s prix fixe dinner runs from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., and is $95 per person.

Gwen restaurant by Curtis Stone
Gwen
Wonho Frank Lee

71Above

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71 Above might be the perfect spot to take in Thanksgiving. Overlooking most of Los Angeles, chef Javier Lopez prepared three courses for $82 per person, and the options are gorgeous. His roasted beet salad will start, then options like white beans and octopus, and his turkey breast will complete the meal. Wine pairings cost an extra $48.

A cocktail sits on the bar at 71 Above
71 Above
Mona Holmes

Le Petit Paris

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On the first floor of the stunning El Dorado Building is Le Petit Paris. Their Thanksgiving dinner is unapologetically French but also traditional with scallops, crab cakes, stuffed turkey medallions, pecan pie, and pumpkin choux. It’s $65 per peson and is an all-day affair from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Le Petit Paris restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles
Le Petit Paris, Downtown
Wonho Frank Lee

Playa Provisions

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With the best-priced meal on this map, Brooke Williamson’s Thanksgiving dinner runs a mere $38 per person and $20 for her kids menu. Options include the choice of turkey or honey mustard crusted ham, along with chicory salad, roasted acorn squash, and cranberry sauce.

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Saddle Peak Lodge

Saddle Peak Lodge’s annual Thanksgiving feast runs from noon until 8pm, where Chef Adam Horton crafted a menu with grilled pheasant caesar salad, braised/roasted pork belly, and a free-range turkey plate with sausage apple stuffing, mashed yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, and gravy. The price is $105 per person and $65 per child, not including tax and gratuity. Book reservations via saddlepeaklodge.com or 818-222-3888.

FIG

The interior for Fig Santa Monica
Fig
Christian Horan

Inside Santa Monica’s gorgeous gorgeous Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows is FIG Restaurant, where chef Jason Prendergast has put together a family-style Thanksgiving dinner. The center dish is Prendergast’s molasses, sage, and rosemary brined turkey Dinner is $78 per person, $25 for children, and kids five and under eat for free.

The interior for Fig Santa Monica
Fig
Christian Horan

Fia Restaurant

A variety of dishes at Fia restaurant in Santa Monica
Fia
MGP, Inc.

Fia chef Brendan Collins will offer only two Thanksgiving seatings in Santa Monica. For $75 per person and $30 for kids 12 and under, his three-course dinner includes an organic turkey, prime rib, and baked king salmon in the chilled out, revamped space. An added bonus: LA’s famous barman Vincenzo Marianella will craft Thanksgiving cocktails.

A variety of dishes at Fia restaurant in Santa Monica
Fia
MGP, Inc.

The Arthur J

Manhattan Beach’s Arthur J is one of LA’s best destination for filets and chops, and will host Thanksgiving for the first time this year. Seating is limited from 1 p.m. until 3:30pm — so staff can be home with their families — and chef David LeFevre put together a $65 per person menu with four courses where his menu dazzles with some spectacular surf and turf.

Akasha

Thanksgiving dinner spread at Akasha
Akasha
Courtesy of Akasha

When someone says pie buffet, sprint there immediately and never look back. Culver City’s Akasha is hosting Thanksgiving from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. and its traditional menu is sure to satisfy. But that buffet sports nine different pies including pumpkin, maple pecan, and a vegan salty caramel chocolate tart. Make reservations by calling 310.845.1700 or www.akasharestaurant.com.

Thanksgiving dinner spread at Akasha
Akasha
Courtesy of Akasha

Cecconi's West Hollywood

West Hollywood staple Cecconi’s family-style Thanksgiving dinner runs from noon until 8 p.m. Dinner is a seven-plate spread with organic turkey, gravy, porcini and chestnut corn bread stuffing, truffle potato mash, butternut squash cappellacci, and more for $95 per person.

Pann's Restaurant

Googie style architecture makes the exterior of Pann’s especially eye-catching.
Pann’s
Wonho Frank Lee

There’s no Thanksgiving like a Pann’s Thanksgiving. The historic Inglewood restaurant put together a holiday feast with roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and classic sides with biscuits, corn muffins, collard greens, and mashed potatoes. Of course there’s pie. It’s open from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Googie style architecture makes the exterior of Pann’s especially eye-catching.
Pann’s
Wonho Frank Lee

Crossroads Kitchen

For the vegans and vegetarians among us, Crossroads Thanksgiving menu includes a vegan four-course prix fixe menu. From noon until 5 p.m., $75 fetches a butternut squash bisque with nutmeg crème fraîche, a spiced lentil tempeh, mashed potatoes, or sweet potato biscuits. Reservations can be made through Yelp, and take a look at the full holiday menu.

Gwen

Gwen restaurant by Curtis Stone
Gwen
Wonho Frank Lee

With some classic Thanksgiving options, Curtis Stone’s Gwen also dips into the non-traditional with braised turkey legs, duck fat fried potatoes, and maple bacon petit fours. Chef de cuisine Juan Rendon’s prix fixe dinner runs from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m., and is $95 per person.

Gwen restaurant by Curtis Stone
Gwen
Wonho Frank Lee

71Above

A cocktail sits on the bar at 71 Above
71 Above
Mona Holmes

71 Above might be the perfect spot to take in Thanksgiving. Overlooking most of Los Angeles, chef Javier Lopez prepared three courses for $82 per person, and the options are gorgeous. His roasted beet salad will start, then options like white beans and octopus, and his turkey breast will complete the meal. Wine pairings cost an extra $48.

A cocktail sits on the bar at 71 Above
71 Above
Mona Holmes

Le Petit Paris

Le Petit Paris restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles
Le Petit Paris, Downtown
Wonho Frank Lee

On the first floor of the stunning El Dorado Building is Le Petit Paris. Their Thanksgiving dinner is unapologetically French but also traditional with scallops, crab cakes, stuffed turkey medallions, pecan pie, and pumpkin choux. It’s $65 per peson and is an all-day affair from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Le Petit Paris restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles
Le Petit Paris, Downtown
Wonho Frank Lee

Playa Provisions

With the best-priced meal on this map, Brooke Williamson’s Thanksgiving dinner runs a mere $38 per person and $20 for her kids menu. Options include the choice of turkey or honey mustard crusted ham, along with chicory salad, roasted acorn squash, and cranberry sauce.

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