Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving in LA

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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 Thanksgiving.

For more cuisine selections, OpenTable has a listing of other LA area restaurants taking reservations on Thanksgiving, from sushi to Italian. 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

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    1 Pico
     1 Pico

    1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach is offering a three-course prix fixe menu with entree options including free-range turkey, braised prime short ribs, grilled Scottish salmon, or spaghetti with roasted mushrooms and black winter truffles.

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    Patina - Dining Room
     Patina Restaurant

    Entrees on the three- or six-course Thanksgiving menus at the award-winning Patina restaurant include a whole-roasted turkey or parsnip Bottoni with pheasant consommé, Zamorano, and sunchokes.

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    Akasha Restaurant, Bar & Cafe
    Akasha Restaurant, Bar & Cafe 

    If you're looking for a high-quality take-out option for Thanksgiving, consider Akasha Bakery and Restaurant. Options include a herb-roasted turkey, or king oyster and hen-of-the-woods mushrooms for vegetarians. You can also opt for side dishes like roasted cauliflower bisque, chestnut, and sage ciabatta stuffing, stuffed squash, Yukon gold mashed potatoes, Millikin yams, and green bean casserole. For dessert, there's pumpkin pie, maple pecan pie, almond apple crisp, and chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie.

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    Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
     Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

    In addition to its regular menu, Nick & Stef's is adding a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Diestel Farms Turkey, chestnut stuffing, potato puree, candied butternut squash, pickled cranberry compote, and turkey gravy.

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    The Beverly Hilton
    The Beverly Hilton 

    Circa 55 is serving up a Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Brunch combines a traditional breakfast menu of Florentine eggs benedict and "make your own"omelets, with fresh seafood dishes, roasted turkey or ham, and sweet potato casserole with marshmallows and candied pecans.

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    Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
     Bourbon Steak Los Angeles

    Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, a modern-inspired steakhouse located at Americana at Brand, is offering 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 a kale and pomegranate salad with Anjou pear, pecans, and smoky rogue blue cheese. Entrees include roasted heritage turkey with cranberry mostarda, short rib Wellington, lobster pot pie, Mediterranean branzino, and 35-day, dry-aged prime bone-in ribeye with charred baby leeks, bordelaise sauce, and smoked blue cheese crumbles. S'mores with graham cracker ice cream or pumpkin pie are the dessert choices.

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    Café Pinot
     Café Pinot

    This garden restaurant in Downtown LA is serving a traditional three- or four-course turkey dinner with artichoke soup; cauliflower and truffle orecchiette; smoked pork shoulder; sliced turkey breast; filet mignon au poivre; apple crumble; or pecan mousse. The a la carte menu is also available.

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    Maple at Descanso Gardens
     Maple at Descanso Gardens

    Descanso Gardens is planning an outdoors Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Buffet options include a herb-roasted heritage turkey; butternut squash and mushroom Wellington; cast iron green bean casserole; baked mac and cheese; buttered sweet corn; maple-roasted root veggies; apple pie ravioli; and pumpkin cheesecake shooters.

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    Aquarium of the Pacific
    Aquarium of the Pacific 

    three-course Thanksgiving lunch will be served at the Aquarium's Cafe Scuba, then you can spend the rest of the day visiting with the fish. The menu features Southern-style mac and cheese, thyme- and sage-roasted turkey, herb-crusted pork loin, and homemade fruit cobbler. There's a discount for Aquarium members.

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    Pann's Restaurant and chef patrick
     Pann's Restaurant and chef patrick

    Historic Pann's restaurant on LaTijera is serving a holiday feast package with oven-roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and your selection of sides (such as buttermilk biscuits, corn muffins, cranberry bread, collard greens, and mashed potatoes).

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    Laugh Factory
     Laugh Factory

    The Laugh Factory in Hollywood provides a free Thanksgiving dinner and live comedy show every year to comedians, actors, writers and anyone else who is alone for the holidays including the neighborhood homeless population. Seatings are at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. First come, first served. People line up early.