Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving in LA

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If you're looking to eat out for Thanksgiving, there are many great restaurants where you can find a memorable holiday dinner in and around Los Angeles and Orange County. These restaurants all have traditional turkey dinner on the menu for the holiday, with a little bit of the extra flare that you can only get in the City of Angels. For more cuisine selections, OpenTable has a listing of other LA area restaurants taking reservations on Thanksgiving, serving everything from sushi to Italian and vegetarian options. And while you're in town, consider that 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

In 2020, many of these restaurants may be operating with limited hours and space so try to make your reservations in advance if you want to secure a seat.

01 of 07

1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach

1 Pico dining room

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1 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA
Phone +1 310-458-0030

The 1 Pico restaurant at Shutters on the Beach hotel in Santa Monica is offering a 2020 Thanksgiving Day three-course prix-fixe menu. Entree options include organic heritage turkey, braised short ribs, grilled striped bass, or tagliatelle pasta with chanterelles mushrooms with a dessert choice of pumpkin cheesecake, apple pie, or chocolate mousse.

02 of 07


Akasha Restaurant, Bar & Cafe

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9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232, USA
Phone +1 310-845-1700

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 and several sides to choose from. For dessert, you'll have a wide variety of pies to choose from classic pumpkin to key lime and chocolate pecan.

In 2020, Akasha is offering their annual Thanksgiving Dinner for pick-up only and is requesting that all orders be made ahead of time by 6 p.m. on November 19, 2020.

03 of 07

Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse

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330 S Hope St, Los Angeles, CA 90071, USA
Phone +1 213-680-0330

Nick + Stef's Steakhouse typically hosts 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.

04 of 07

Mercato at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

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9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA
Phone +1 310-887-6055

Mercato at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills is serving up both brunch and dinner for Thanksgiving Day 2020. The brunch menu offers assorted pastries, a seafood tour, and main courses of turkey breast, prime rib with sides of mashed potatoes, and cornbread stuffing—plus pie for dessert. The dinner menu is the same as brunch but without the seafood tower or pastries.

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05 of 07

Bourbon Steak

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles dining room

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237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91210, USA
Phone +1 818-839-4130

Bourbon Steak Los Angeles, a modern-inspired steakhouse located at Americana at Brand shopping center in Glendale, typically offers guests a festive three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu. It features seasonal and inspired takes on holiday classics. Past menus have offered heritage fall squash soup, aseafood platter of oysters, king crab, and gulf prawn, and other tasty options. Entrees typically roasted heritage turkey with cranberry mostarda, lobster pot pie, and Mediterranean branzino.

06 of 07

Cafe Scuba at the Aquarium of the Pacific

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100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802-8126, USA
Phone +1 562-590-3100

In 2020, Cafe Scuba is temporarily closed, but the Thanksgiving lunch is traditionally served at the Aquarium's Cafe Scuba in Long Beach.In past years, the aquarium's Thanksgiving visitors have enjoyed a menu of roasted green beans with balsamic brown butter, bourbon honey glazed hams, citrus, and Dijon roasted turkey, and pineapple and honey roasted ham. There are also discounts for aquarium members.

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Pann's Restaurant

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6710 La Tijera Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045-2018, USA
Phone +1 323-776-3770

The historic Pann's Restaurant on La Tijera Boulevard usually serves 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. In 2020, Pann's is open daily for outdoor dining from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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