If you're looking to eat out for Thanksgiving, there are some great places for a memorable dinner in and around Los Angeles and Orange County. These restaurants all have traditional turkey dinner on the menu for the holiday in November of 2019.
For more cuisine selections, OpenTable has a listing of other LA area restaurants taking reservations on Thanksgiving, serving everything from sushi to Italian to vegetarian options. Thanksgiving weekend is also a great time to catch a performance of The Nutcracker Ballet or one of the dozens of holiday shows in LA.
The 1 Pico restaurant at Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica is offering a 2019 Thanksgiving Day three-course prix-fixe menu. Entree options include organic heritage turkey, braised short ribs, grilled striped bass, or pasta with mushroom ragu and black winter truffles.
Entrees on the three- or six-course Thanksgiving menus at the French, award-winning Patina Restaurant include a butternut squash veloute, a whole-roasted turkey dinner with all of the fixings, and pumpkin pie made with port wine to finish the evening. Patina is located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles.
Akasha is a restaurant in Culver City that has a sit-in or take-out option, so you can go out for Thanksgiving or enjoy the prepared meal from the comfort of your home or hotel. The main dish options include herb-roasted turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing, pan-seared scallops, or roasted king trumpet mushrooms for the vegetarians and vegans. There are several sides to choose from and a Thanksgiving pie buffet for dessert.
If you prefer to eat at home but want to skip the hours of preparation, order your meal by Thursday, November 21, 2019. Pick-up is the day before Thanksgiving, and delivery options are available if you want to avoid LA holiday traffic.
Nick + Stef's Steakhouse is having a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Diestel Farms Turkey, chestnut stuffing, potato puree, candied butternut squash, pickled cranberry compote, and turkey gravy. If you aren't a Thanksgiving purist and prefer a juicy piece of beef from this well-known downtown steakhouse in Downtown Los Angeles, the full a la carte menu is also available to order.
Circa 55 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills is serving up a holiday brunch on Thanksgiving Day 2019 for $105 for adults. The meal combines a traditional breakfast menu of Florentine eggs benedict and "make your own" omelets with fresh seafood dishes, roasted turkey or smoked prime rib, and candied yams, among other treats.
If you are too occupied in the morning watching the parade or playing football, there is also an evening option with the same menu, sans breakfast items.
Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, a modern-inspired steakhouse located at Americana at Brand in Glendale, offers guests a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu. It features seasonal and inspired takes on the holiday classics. Start off the meal with heritage fall squash soup, seafood platter (oysters, king crab, and gulf prawn), or other tasty options. Entrees include roasted heritage turkey with cranberry mostarda, lobster pot pie, and Mediterranean branzino. S'mores or pumpkin pie bars are the dessert choices.
A Thanksgiving lunch will be served at the Aquarium's Cafe Scuba in Long Beach, then you can spend the rest of the day visiting with the marine life. But this isn't typical aquarium cafeteria food. The menu features roasted green beans with balsamic brown butter, bourbon honey glazed hams, citrus, and Dijon roasted turkey, and pineapple and honey roasted ham. There are discounts for aquarium members.
Historic Pann's restaurant on La Tijera Boulevard is serving a 2019 holiday feast package with roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and your selection of sides (such as buttermilk biscuits, corn muffins, collard greens, and mashed potatoes). The food is also available for take-out if you need to pick something up for your family meal at home.