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Thanksgiving dinner from Citrin, Santa Monica.
Thanksgiving dinner from Citrin, Santa Monica.
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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in Los Angeles, 2021 Edition

Let the professionals do the cooking this Thanksgiving holiday

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Thanksgiving dinner from Citrin, Santa Monica.
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With the busy holiday season approaching, it’s time to think about Thanksgiving, a gathering that many people missed last year due to quarantine. This year, with vaccines mandated for on-site indoor dining in the city of Los Angeles (and West Hollywood) starting this month, it’s possible to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner prepared by talented cooks and chefs across LA, which occupies the traditional homelands of the Tongva and Chumash tribes.

Preparing a whole meal at home can be a stressful affair. Sometimes it’s just easier to let the professionals do the tough work and handle the dishes afterwards. There’s plenty of choices for getting turkey dinners to go, but this guide is for people who want to eat Thanksgiving at a restaurant table. Be sure to check the list and book the table because these coveted seats fill up quickly.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Coin & Candor

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2 Dole Dr
Westlake Village, CA 91362
(818) 575-3000
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Coin and Candor, located inside Four Seasons Westlake Village, offers an $88 per person four-course Thanksgiving dinner with grilled persimmon and endive, organic roasted turkey breast, and plenty of desserts like chocolate pecan pie with bourbon ice cream.

Coin and Candor’s Thanksgiving feast.
Coin and Candor’s Thanksgiving feast.
Coin and Candor

2. 1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

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8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(424) 281-1880
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West Hollywood’s rather gorgeous 1 Hotel restaurant, 1 Kitchen, has a nicely-priced Thanksgiving lunch plate for $29 that comes with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, brussels sprouts, and cranberry for pickup or dine-in at 1 Kitchen, Juniper Lounge or in-room (if you happen to be staying at the hotel on turkey day). Only available from noon to 10 p.m.

1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood.
1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood.
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3. Barton G.

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861 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
(310) 388-1888
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Whimsical restaurant Barton G. has a traditional Thanksgiving feast for $85 a person, including turkey, roasted squash salad, caramel apple salad, and spiced pumpkin mousse with salted bourbon caramel.

Barton G. Los Angeles.
Barton G. Los Angeles.
Barton G.

4. Kali

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5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 871-4160
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Kevin Meehan’s Michelin-starred restaurant on Melrose Avenue has a reasonable $85 per person Thanksgiving menu with choices like pumpkin risotto, roasted heritage turkey, and all the fixin’s, plus dessert. Everything is served family style.

Kali
Kali
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5. Saddle Peak Lodge

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419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
(818) 222-3888
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Hidden in the hills of Malibu, Saddle Peak Lodge is an urban escape with an old-time feel and a lush outdoor dining area. The classic restaurant has Thanksgiving day dinner from noon to 8:30 p.m. with four courses created by chef Joey Gibson-Rivas. Expect turkey, pumpkin pie, and bison tartare for good measure. Priced at $125 a person and $65 for children.

Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

6. Yardbird Table and Bar

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8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 250-8034
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With a more flexible Thanksgiving day situation, Southern restaurant Yardbird has a $36 turkey dinner with all the sides, plus plenty of other menu items a la carte at its Beverly Center location.

Yardbird
Yardbird
Yardbird

7. STK Steakhouse

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930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 659-3535
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West LA steakhouse STK has a moderately-priced $59 per person Thanksgiving dinner ($29 for children), plus $12 spiced pumpkin pie (per slice) for dessert. The meal comes with roasted free range turkey and all the sides you could want, like cornbread and sage stuffing to yukon gold mashed potatoes.

STK Thanksgiving dinner.
STK Thanksgiving dinner.
STK

8. Manuela

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907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(323) 849-0480
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This Downtown LA restaurant has a $75 per person Southern-inspired Thanksgiving dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options. Though a full menu isn’t available yet, the restaurant says first course and sides are served family style while mains and desserts are individualized.

Manuela, Arts District
Manuela, Arts District.
Manuela

9. Citrin Restaurant

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1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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Josiah Citrin’s elegant Santa Monica dining room has a $125 per person Thanksgiving day dinner beginning at 2:30 p.m. and going until 7:45 p.m. on November 25 with a full tasting course of everything from pumpkin soup and herb-roasted free range turkey with chanterelle mushrooms to various choices of pie for dessert. There’s also a choice of portobello mushroom steak, whole roasted dry-aged prime rib, and black bass for entrees in case turkey isn’t your preference.

Dining room inside Citrin with diners and low lights.
Citrin restaurant in Santa Monica.
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10. Lunetta

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2424 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-9888
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Raphael Lunetta does indoor and outdoor Thanksgiving dinner options with a selection of starters like diver scaallops, roasted chestnut soup, and heart of palm salad. Entrees are either pan-roasted black bass, osso buco, or heritage maple herb-roasted turkey. Served between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and priced at $95 each.

Lunetta Santa Monica.
Lunetta Santa Monica.
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11. Fig

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101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 319-3111
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Fig in Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel offers roasted mushrooms and coconut panna cotta for a meat-free, vegan meal this year, though there is a traditional Thanksgiving meal with dry-aged prime rib, duck rillettes, and of course turkey as well. The vegan meal is $56 per person and the traditional one is $88.

Thanksgiving dishes from Fig Santa Monica.
Thanksgiving dishes from Fig Santa Monica.
Fig

12. Blue Streak

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1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 458-6700
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The upscale Loews hotel has an $89 per person ($35 for children) Thanksgiving day dinner by the beach with seatings at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. that includes the full turkey feast and all the sides you could want. Reservation comes with discounted valet.

Thanksgiving dinner at Blue Streak restaurant in Loews Santa Monica laid out with various dishes.
Thanksgiving dinner at Blue Streak
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

13. Hotel Casa del Mar

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1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5533
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Both restaurants at Santa Monica’s tony Hotel Casa del Mar, Terrazza and Catch, have $115 per person ($45 for children) Thanksgiving dinners from lunch to dinner. Of course there’s turkey for your main entree choice, but short rib, branzino, and squash “steak” are also options.

Thanksgiving plate at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica.
Thanksgiving plate at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica.
Hotel Casa del Mar

14. Beachside Restaurant & Bar

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14160 Palawan Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 439-3033
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Marina del Rey’s laid back restaurant Beachside at Jamaica Bay Inn has an accessible Thanksgiving day menu from chef Victor Morales with cider-brined free range turkey breast, wedge salad, butternut bisque soup, and pumpkin pie for $65 per person.

15. Charcoal Venice

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425 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292
(310) 751-6794
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This underrated Venice restaurant has a $105 per person Thanksgiving dinner starting with the place’s signature cabbage baked in embers, then grilled escarole and butternut squash. Entrees offer both smoked turkey with slow-roasted prime rib, with the meal ending with seasonal pies.

Charcoal Venice
Charcoal Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

16. Urban Plates

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2650 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(424) 350-0393
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Sustainability- and nutrition-oriented restaurant chain Urban Plates has some nice-looking dine-in Thanksgiving dinners priced at just $19.95 a plate throughout its various LA locations, including in Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, Torrance, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Playa Vista. The plate serves one person and comes with herb-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, relish, and a choice of side from November 23 to 25.

Urban Plates turkey dinner.
Urban Plates turkey dinner.
Urban Plates

1. Coin & Candor

2 Dole Dr, Westlake Village, CA 91362
Coin and Candor’s Thanksgiving feast.
Coin and Candor’s Thanksgiving feast.
Coin and Candor

Coin and Candor, located inside Four Seasons Westlake Village, offers an $88 per person four-course Thanksgiving dinner with grilled persimmon and endive, organic roasted turkey breast, and plenty of desserts like chocolate pecan pie with bourbon ice cream.

2 Dole Dr
Westlake Village, CA 91362

2. 1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel West Hollywood

8490 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood.
1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel in West Hollywood.
Wonho Frank Lee/Eater LA

West Hollywood’s rather gorgeous 1 Hotel restaurant, 1 Kitchen, has a nicely-priced Thanksgiving lunch plate for $29 that comes with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, brussels sprouts, and cranberry for pickup or dine-in at 1 Kitchen, Juniper Lounge or in-room (if you happen to be staying at the hotel on turkey day). Only available from noon to 10 p.m.

8490 Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

3. Barton G.

861 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Barton G. Los Angeles.
Barton G. Los Angeles.
Barton G.

Whimsical restaurant Barton G. has a traditional Thanksgiving feast for $85 a person, including turkey, roasted squash salad, caramel apple salad, and spiced pumpkin mousse with salted bourbon caramel.

861 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

4. Kali

5722 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Kali
Kali
Wonho Frank Lee/Eater LA

Kevin Meehan’s Michelin-starred restaurant on Melrose Avenue has a reasonable $85 per person Thanksgiving menu with choices like pumpkin risotto, roasted heritage turkey, and all the fixin’s, plus dessert. Everything is served family style.

5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

5. Saddle Peak Lodge

419 Cold Canyon Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge
Saddle Peak Lodge

Hidden in the hills of Malibu, Saddle Peak Lodge is an urban escape with an old-time feel and a lush outdoor dining area. The classic restaurant has Thanksgiving day dinner from noon to 8:30 p.m. with four courses created by chef Joey Gibson-Rivas. Expect turkey, pumpkin pie, and bison tartare for good measure. Priced at $125 a person and $65 for children.

419 Cold Canyon Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302

6. Yardbird Table and Bar

8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Yardbird
Yardbird
Yardbird

With a more flexible Thanksgiving day situation, Southern restaurant Yardbird has a $36 turkey dinner with all the sides, plus plenty of other menu items a la carte at its Beverly Center location.

8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112
Los Angeles, CA 90048

7. STK Steakhouse

930 Hilgard Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
STK Thanksgiving dinner.
STK Thanksgiving dinner.
STK

West LA steakhouse STK has a moderately-priced $59 per person Thanksgiving dinner ($29 for children), plus $12 spiced pumpkin pie (per slice) for dessert. The meal comes with roasted free range turkey and all the sides you could want, like cornbread and sage stuffing to yukon gold mashed potatoes.

930 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90024

8. Manuela

907 E 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90013
Manuela, Arts District
Manuela, Arts District.
Manuela

This Downtown LA restaurant has a $75 per person Southern-inspired Thanksgiving dinner, with vegetarian and vegan options. Though a full menu isn’t available yet, the restaurant says first course and sides are served family style while mains and desserts are individualized.

907 E 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

9. Citrin Restaurant

1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Dining room inside Citrin with diners and low lights.
Citrin restaurant in Santa Monica.
Matthew Kang

Josiah Citrin’s elegant Santa Monica dining room has a $125 per person Thanksgiving day dinner beginning at 2:30 p.m. and going until 7:45 p.m. on November 25 with a full tasting course of everything from pumpkin soup and herb-roasted free range turkey with chanterelle mushrooms to various choices of pie for dessert. There’s also a choice of portobello mushroom steak, whole roasted dry-aged prime rib, and black bass for entrees in case turkey isn’t your preference.

1104 Wilshire Blvd Suite A
Santa Monica, CA 90401

10. Lunetta

2424 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Lunetta Santa Monica.
Lunetta Santa Monica.
Wonho Frank Lee

Raphael Lunetta does indoor and outdoor Thanksgiving dinner options with a selection of starters like diver scaallops, roasted chestnut soup, and heart of palm salad. Entrees are either pan-roasted black bass, osso buco, or heritage maple herb-roasted turkey. Served between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and priced at $95 each.

2424 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405

11. Fig

101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Thanksgiving dishes from Fig Santa Monica.
Thanksgiving dishes from Fig Santa Monica.
Fig

Fig in Santa Monica’s Fairmont Miramar Hotel offers roasted mushrooms and coconut panna cotta for a meat-free, vegan meal this year, though there is a traditional Thanksgiving meal with dry-aged prime rib, duck rillettes, and of course turkey as well. The vegan meal is $56 per person and the traditional one is $88.

101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

12. Blue Streak

1700 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Thanksgiving dinner at Blue Streak restaurant in Loews Santa Monica laid out with various dishes.
Thanksgiving dinner at Blue Streak
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel

The upscale Loews hotel has an $89 per person ($35 for children) Thanksgiving day dinner by the beach with seatings at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. that includes the full turkey feast and all the sides you could want. Reservation comes with discounted valet.

1700 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

13. Hotel Casa del Mar

1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Thanksgiving plate at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica.
Thanksgiving plate at Hotel Casa del Mar in Santa Monica.
Hotel Casa del Mar

Both restaurants at Santa Monica’s tony Hotel Casa del Mar, Terrazza and Catch, have $115 per person ($45 for children) Thanksgiving dinners from lunch to dinner. Of course there’s turkey for your main entree choice, but short rib, branzino, and squash “steak” are also options.

1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405

14. Beachside Restaurant & Bar

14160 Palawan Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Marina del Rey’s laid back restaurant Beachside at Jamaica Bay Inn has an accessible Thanksgiving day menu from chef Victor Morales with cider-brined free range turkey breast, wedge salad, butternut bisque soup, and pumpkin pie for $65 per person.

14160 Palawan Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

15. Charcoal Venice

425 Washington Blvd, Venice, CA 90292
Charcoal Venice
Charcoal Venice
Wonho Frank Lee

This underrated Venice restaurant has a $105 per person Thanksgiving dinner starting with the place’s signature cabbage baked in embers, then grilled escarole and butternut squash. Entrees offer both smoked turkey with slow-roasted prime rib, with the meal ending with seasonal pies.

425 Washington Blvd
Venice, CA 90292

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16. Urban Plates

2650 N Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Urban Plates turkey dinner.
Urban Plates turkey dinner.
Urban Plates

Sustainability- and nutrition-oriented restaurant chain Urban Plates has some nice-looking dine-in Thanksgiving dinners priced at just $19.95 a plate throughout its various LA locations, including in Manhattan Beach, Long Beach, Torrance, Thousand Oaks, Woodland Hills, and Playa Vista. The plate serves one person and comes with herb-roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, relish, and a choice of side from November 23 to 25.

2650 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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