For some, the thought of hosting Thanksgiving dinner at home is enough to prompt a full-on turkey tantrum (No? Just us?). This year, celebrate Thanksgiving without the hassle of DIY cooking and cleaning by dining at one of L.A.'s Thanksgiving restaurants for brunch, lunch or dinner on Thanksgiving Day. From buffets to prix-fixe menus, turkey-centric feasts to vegetarian meals, everyone will be glad they opted for one of these Thanksgiving dinners in Los Angeles—and left the cooking to the professionals.
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Best places for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles
Menu: The buffet features a carving station with roasted turkey, turkey roulade and house-cured, honey-baked ham; truffle mac and cheese, Yukon Gold potato puree, green bean casserole, candied yams; and a dessert station with an assortment of cakes and pies.
Price: $30, plus $10 for bottomless mimosas
Menu: The bistro will be offering a three-course meal with four options per course, as well as an array of à la carte sides to share. Choose from a selection of delicious dishes inlcuding potage garbure, steak frites, risotto and a classic turkey dinner with stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish and turkey gravy. Finish it with one of their pies or bouchons.
Price: $95 per adult, $45 per child (12 and under)
Menu: The mouthwatering menu includes dishes like roasted butternut soup with sage dumplings, lobster tortellini, roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing, beef wellington and king salmon. Finish your tasty meal with an English sticky toffee pudding, pumpkin pie, chocolate tart or bread pudding.
Hours: 11am-5pm, 6-9:30pm
Menu: Come early for a full—and free!—plate that includes red lentil butternut squash holiday loaf, stuffing, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy, roasted vegetables, mixed greens, pumpkin pie and apple and pomegranate spritzer.
Reservations: First-come, first-serve
Menu: This California-French restaurant with a gorgeous outdoor patio will be serving a traditional turkey dinner with potato puree, chestnut stuffing, candied winter squash, brussels sprouts and pan gravy, as well as a butternut squash veloute and pumpkin pie with bourbon, seasonal fruit and an all-spice crumble.
Price: $59 per adult, $19 per child (10 and under)
Menu: Mixing American tradition with French influences, the Thanksgiving menu at Esterel features salmon and short ribs, along with a turkey carving station, cranberry pear sauce and pan gravy.
Price: $55 per adult, $30 per child (12 and under)
Menu: A buffet includes traditional Thanksgiving fare such as roasted turkey, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and more, as well as breakast and brunch items like Belgian waffles, Alaskan crab legs, eggs Benedict and omelets. A dessert section offers a selection of pies, homemade ice cream and fresh donuts.
Price: $119 per adult, $59 per child (5 to 12)
Menu: The prix-fixe holiday meal lets diners choose from turkey or lobster, along with a bevy of sides like cranberry sauce, giblet stuffing, vegetable stew and sweet potatoes. To finish, select either the pumpkin cremosa or another tasty treat.
Price: $85 per adult, $25 per child (12 and under)
Menu: The Front Yard will be offering a buffet style dinner with menu items like an apple arugula salad, orange and maple brined turkey, Chilean sea bass, andouille sausage stuffing and pumpkin cheesecake.
Price: $45 per adult, $21 per child (12 and under)
Menu: The pub's turkey dinner includes a slow-roasted turkey breast with baked onion, buttermilk biscuits, classic green bean casserole and gravy or a deep fried turkey leg with corn bread, hot sauce and two sides. The Pikey classics, vegetarian options and other à la carte items are also available.
Price: $40 for turkey dinner; à la carte items for $4-$20
Menu: The four-course menu includes an acorn squash bisque with bacon and kale, autumn salad, herb roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, brussels sprouts, orange-cranberry compote and baked house rolls, followed by a three layered pumpkin pie. After the meal, all guests will receive a special gift from Chef Sherry Yard.
Price: $55 per adult, $20 per child (12 and under)