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The best Thanksgiving restaurants in Los Angeles

Spend Thanksgiving with friends and family at one of these top Thanksgiving restaurants with all the necessary trimmings

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Photograph: Scott Whittle, courtesy Bouchon
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Pumpkin pie
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Thanksgiving plate
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Thanksgiving in Los Angeles: Turkey at Tavern
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Beef tartare
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Roasted Pumpkin Soup with cardomom cream, cranberry compote and pumpkin brittle
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Oven roasted Brussels sprouts

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Pommes Ava

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Spaghetti squash

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This year, celebrate Thanksgiving without the hassle of DIY cooking and cleaning by dining at one of these Thanksgiving restaurants for brunch, lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving Day. Whether you're tired of basting a turkey or can't decide which side dishes to make, leave it up to some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. You'll have plenty of options, from haute Thanksgiving to vegan and vegetarian meals, buffets and traditional just-like-home feasts.

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Bouchon Beverly Hills

Critics' pick

Menu: Indulge in a three-course holiday meal at Bouchon, where you can opt for a classic Thanksgiving meal or take a less traditional route. Start with your choice of soup or salad (Soupe à la Citrouille, Salade de Betteraves or Salade de Kakis), then pick your main plate: a Thanksgiving Dinner (turkey with stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and cranberry relish), Truite Poelée (rainbow trout with Swiss chard and roasted sunchokes), Steak Frites (flat iron with shallots and French fries) or Pàtes du Jour (butternut squash agnolotti with Brussels sprouts and red ribbon sorrel). If you have any room left, the desserts—apple, pumpkin and pecan tarts, along with bouchons—will leave a sweet lasting impression.

Hours: Seatings available starting at noon

Price: $65 per person, $45 for children 12 and under

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Four Seasons Westlake Village

Menu: This buffet goes all out with Thanksgiving favorites including T-day-inspired egg dishes (brunch until 2pm), oven-roasted turkey, heirloom squash soup, homemade ricotta parfait with spiced apple and cranberry pepitas granola, garnet yam puree with four-spiced marshmallow and Anson Mills cornbread stuffing with housemade andouille sausage, apple and Mexican sage. To celebrate this year's Thanksgivukkah, the meal will also include Hanukkah-inspired dishes such as spaghetti squash latkes and mini challah bread. The three-room buffet overlooks the hotel's waterfall lawn and includes a raw bar, carving station, dessert bar, salads, cheese and charcuteries. To top it all off, dig into one of the homemade pies including pumpkin, pecan and apple crumb and desserts chestnut cheesecake, hazelnut cranberry parfait and the gasp-worthy pumpkin crème brulee.

Hours: Seatings available from noon-6pm

Price: $109 per person; $54 per child ages 4-12

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Agoura Hills/Westlake Village


Menu: For those who want to stay as far away from the turkey and ham as possible, Roy Choi's new Commissary at the Line Hotel is offering a vegetarian Thanksgiving buffet for those averse to meat. Dubbed the Native Spirit Feast, this veg-friendly meal features fry bread, roasted corn chowder, forbidden rice salad, tamales, pumpkin gumbo and more, along with a spread of heavenly desserts. Enjoy your holiday meal under Commissary's greenhouse by the rooftop pool—a scene that's oh-so-LA.

Hours: Seatings available 3-8pm

Price: $45 per person

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Cafe Gratitude Venice

Menu: Each year, Cafe Gratitude gives back to the community with a free Thanksgiving supper. Celebrating its annual free dinner, the Venice location will serve up a complete vegan Thanksgiving plate that includes butternut squash and sage lentil loaf, garlic mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, raw stuffing, persimmon salad and a slice of pumpkin pie, served alongside a seasonal spritzer. To add to the festivities, local musicians will play throughout the day as entertainment. For those interested in volunteering at the restaurant on Thanksgiving, call 424-231-8000 to sign up for a two-hour shift.

Hours: First-come, first-serve 11am-3pm

Price: Free

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Menu: Feast on a mouth-watering Thanksgiving menu featuring organically grown and locally sourced ingredients, including herb and citrus roasted turkey breast, green bean casserole, cranberry compote and roasted heirloom carrot salad. Still have room? The caramelized apple bread pudding and pumpkin pie is a must (Seriously. What's Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie?).

Hours: Seatings are at 1, 4 and 7pm

Price: $69 per person; $25 for children ages 12 and under

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Santa Monica

The Belvedere

Menu: Put on the ritz at this decked out three-course Thanksgiving feast. Start with braised d'anjou pears, dijon duck confit and gnocchi, chilled smoked bay scallops and mussels, and wild mushroom farro. Main course options include roasted "Willie Bird" free range Sonoma turkey, Burgundy braised beef prime rib, sustainably harvested seared brook trout. And to top it all off, take your pick from a selection of desserts from the expansive buffet.

Hours: Seatings available 11am-9pm

Price: $130 per person (including bottomless Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne); $60 for children under 12

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Beverly Hills/Bel-Air


Critics' pick

Menu: Downtown LA’s fine-dining restaurant is offering a three- and four-course menu on Thanksgiving. Chef Charles Olalia's French take on traditional dishes include bay scallops and poached eggs, roasted confit turkey and black cod, and pumpkin chiffon and walnut tart, among other items.

Hours: Seatings available 1:30-7pm

Price: Three-course menu $59; Four-course menu $75; Children ages 12 and under $35

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Menu: This massive Thanksgiving brunch spread includes Belgian waffles, eggs benedict and omelet stations (which close at 3pm), plus a "Farmers Market Station" with side dishes such as butternut squash, curried cauliflower and farro. Craving more lunch than brunch? Show up later (after 3pm) and indulge in the seafood, carving and hot dish stations. The buffet is as kid-friendly as always with a special children's section (organic chicken tenders, anyone?). Adding to the gluttony, desserts include housemade donuts and a plethora of pies.

Hours: 11am-6pm

$98 per person; $49 for children 12 and under

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Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills

Menu: Spend Thanksgiving with an Italian-inpisred feast. Chef Scott Conant's hotspot at Montage Beverly Hills is hosting an all-day Thanksgiving extravaganza, complete with items like herbed roasted turkey , porcini-sausage stuffing, potato puree, Brussels sprouts and more on the menu. The signature spaghetti may be missing, but somehow we think we'll be fine. Buon appetito!

Hours: Noon-7pm

$105 per person; $45 ages 4-12, children under 4 free

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Menu: Chef Josiah Citrin's three-course prix-fixe menu includes a wide selection of starters and entrees. For the first course, options include traditional pumpkin soup, herb roasted turkey with chantarelle mushrooms, apple and brioche stuffing, and more. The hardest choice? Deciding on three sides made from Chef Josiah's mother's traditional Thanksgiving recipes—options include fresh cranberry sauce and praline pecan yams. End the meal on a sweet note with a slice of "Mom's Apple Pie," pecan pie or spiced pumpkin pie.

Hours: Seatings 3-7:30pm

Price: $95 per person; $42 for children ages 8 and under

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Hello Timeout.com readers. My family's restaurant, the Pacific Dining Car, is preparing a lovely, traditional Thanksgiving feast in both our DTLA and SaMo locations. We've been serving world class fare for nearly 100 years, and we're offering a gorgeous Thanksgiving feast with silver settings in an atmosphere of quiet elegance. We would love to make this holiday special for you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! http://pacificdiningcar.com/thanksgiving13.html