Thanksgiving is a time for family and of course food. If you're not up for the hours of cooking involved in the autumn holiday (especially while you're refareeing discussions between various relatives), consider dining out or grabbing some tasty take-away from one of LA's fine restaurants. Choose some grub or a prix fixe meal from this list of Thanksgiving dinner spots in Los Angeles.
The three-course T-day meal includes choices such as grilled filet mignon with red wine shallot sauce, Atlantic salmon with artichoke, mushroom and sun dried tomato lemon sauce and chocolate or pumpkin soufflé with whipped cream. It costs $62 per person, $38 for children 12 and under, and takes place between 2 and 8 p.m.
12950 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
(between Coldwater Cyn. and Van Noord)
Beyond a roasted pear salad and maple glazed turkey, Boheme offers a vegetarian main of cauliflower gratin, farro pilaf, oven roasted root vegetables with a sweet potato souffle. The meal costs $45 for adults and $20 for kids.
8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(cross street: N. Orlando Ave.)
Thanksgiving dinner begins at 2 p.m. at this Downtown dining staple. It consists of a three-course meal with such options as pumpkin soup with cardamom spiced marshmallow, pepitas and Mitake mushrooms; butternut squash kale salad, stripe bass with spiced lemon verbena quince broth, baby turnips, Bon Shimiji mushrooms, salsify, and hydro water cress; and bread pudding. The cost is $55 per person; $19.95 for children under 12.
700 W Fifth St.,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Delphine's executive chef Sascha Lyon guides the flavors of this year's “one if by land, two if by sea” themed Thanksgiving meal. A four-course prix fixe dinner costs $55 per person and features a Raw Bar menu selection of oysters, prawns and seafood ceviche, along with holiday classics like roasted turkey, wild mushrooms, sweet potato puree and country bread stuffing.
At the W Hollywood
6250 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet in a lovely garden setting with seatings at noon and 2 p.m. Dish offerings on the three-course menu include Gingered butternut squash soup with wild thyme and spiced pumpkin seeds, herb roasted turkey with roasted garlic pan gravy, Golden Yukon mashed potatoes, apple cranberry cobbler and Chef’s array of mini Thanksgiving petit fours. The cost is $45 for members; $53 for non-members and $19 for children under 12.
1418 Descanso Dr.
La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011
It's one of those old school LA names that connotes Malibu. However, Gladstones has gotten a makeover in 2010 as it's now under the management of SBE (known for Hyde, Katsuya, etc.). The new Gladstones' second Thanksgiving will showcase a three-course menu of 'Turkey Day classics with a Gladstones twist.' The cost is $45 per person (not including wine and cocktails); $25 for children 12 and under. Meal time is on Thanksgiving day from 11 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
17300 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90265
Celebrate T-Day the Gordon Ramsay way--with gusto, flair and a bit of passion thrown into your meal. The hotel restaurant's festive three-course Thanksgiving menu includes pumpkin soup, Autumn mushroom risotto and roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing, and baked apple tarte tatin. The menu will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 10 p.m. The set meal costs $95 per person.
1020 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
This T-day meal is served family style with large platters and portions determined by number of people in your party. Beyond turkey, other eats include long-cooked mustard greens, roasted onions with almond pesto, sweet potato au gratin, and cornbread and turkey sausage stuffing. Cost is $85 per person and $40 for children 12 and under. Meals will be served between 1 and 8 p.m.
8225 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(cross street: N. Harper Ave.)
This restaurant at the JW Marriott at LA Live is hosting a $62 per person prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. It includes butternut squash soup with lobster foam, roof-top herbs and pepita brittle; roasted cage-free turkey breast; and classic bourbon pecan pie with caramel sauce and chocolate spiced whipped cream
900 W. Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CA 90015
Prix fixe Thanksgiving brunch and a special takeaway menu are offered between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Dishes include their special Turkey Bread (French baguette bread with white sesame seed) and pecan pie. For to-go dish orders, 48 hours advance notice is required.
8142 W. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(between La Jolla and Kilkea)