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The best Thanksgiving restaurants in Los Angeles

Visit one of these Thanksgiving restaurants with friends and family for a memorable holiday dinner—no cleanup required

Photograph: Courtesy Peninsula Beverly Hills

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 LA'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 restaurants—and left the cooking to the professionals.

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Your Thanksgiving restaurants guide

Artisan House

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, roasted brussels sprouts, candied yams; and a dessert station with pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie and pumpkin crème brûlée.

Hours: 10am-3pm

Price: $30, plus $10 for bottomless mimosas

Reservations: 212-622-6333

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Skid Row

Café Gratitude

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.

Hours: 11am-3pm

Price: Free

Reservations: First-come, first-serve

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Downtown Arts District

Catch

Menu: A three-course menu includes lobster cake; rosemary roasted turkey with stuffing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce; and caramel apple cheesecake with oatmeal streusel.

Hours: 11am-10pm

Price: $90

Reservations: 310-581-7714

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Santa Monica

Esterel

Menu: Mixing American tradition with French influences, the Thanksgiving menu at Esterel features salmon and short ribs, along with a turkey carving station, creamed Kennebec potatoes and salad with butternut squash and pickled cranberries.

Hours: 6pm-close

Price: $55

Reservations: 310-358-3979

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Beverly

Four Seasons

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.

Hours: 11am-6pm

Price: $109 per adult, $54 per child (5 to 12)

Reservations: 310-860-4000

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Beverly Hills

Mélisse

Menu: Mélisse is offering a multi-course meal featuring an amuse bouche, pumpkin soup, whole roasted dry-aged prime rib, three traditional Thanksgiving sides and pecan pie.

Hours: 3-7:30pm

Price: $95 per adult, $42 per child (8 and under) 

Reservations: 310-395-0881

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Santa Monica

Playa Provisions

Menu: Playa Provisions is offering a downright steal of a meal—just $30 to feast on turkey or ham, chicory salad, cranberry sauce, green beans, maple yams, stuffing, roasted acorn squash and pumpkin pie.

Hours: 3-8pm

Price: $30

Reservations: 310-683-5019

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Playa del Rey

Saddle Peak Lodge

Menu: Head to the rustic mountain lodge for a four-course meal that lets you choose from hearty dishes like pumpkin soup, roasted baby beets, Spanish octopus salad, turkey breast, New Zealand elk tenderloin, spiced pumpkin pie and banana-huckleberry bread pudding.

Hours: Noon-8pm

Price: $95 per adult, $45 per child

Reservations: 818-222-3888

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Santa Monica Mountains

Sambar

Menu: Sambar's Indian fusion buffet includes butternut squash and onion fritters, roasted turkey breast porchetta, chestnut stuffing, basmati rice biryani, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, candied yams, curried cauliflower, cranberry chutney, mango cheesecake and more.

Hours: 2-7pm

Price: $48 per adult, $12 per child (12 and under)

Reservations: 310-558-8800

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Culver City

Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills

Menu: Scarpetta's decadent buffet treats diners from start to finish, with a selection of crudi (oysters, salmon and snow crab legs, to name a few), followed by sausage stuffing, cornbread, root vegetables, turkey, leg of lamb, Scarpetta's famous spaghetti and more.

Hours: Noon-5pm

Price: $108 per adult, $38 per child (5-12), plus $22 for bottomless mimosas, bloody marys and bellinis

Reservations: 888-860-0788

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Beverly Hills

Terrine

Menu: Come back for seconds and thirds with Terrine's all you can eat feast, including turkey and traditional Thanksgiving sides. Bonus: the patio is beautiful for outdoor dining.

Hours: Noon-9pm

Price: $45

Reservations: 323-746-5130

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Beverly

The Bazaar by José Andrés

Menu: The prix-fixe holiday meal lets diners choose from turkey or seabass, along with a bevy of sides like cranberry sauce, giblet stuffing, vegetable stew and sweet potatoes. To finish, select either the pumpkin cremosa or a pecan tart.

Hours: 4-9pm

Price: $75

Reservations: 310-246-5555

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Central LA

The Hungry Cat (Santa Monica & Hollywood)

Menu: Both a prix-fixe menu and à la carte items from the raw bar are available at The Hungry Cat's Santa Monica and Hollywood locations. Feast on a roasted persimmon salad, deep fried turkey, roasted sweet potatoes, spiced cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie, or opt for the vegetarian option that offers house-made rigatoni with chanterelle mushroom ragu.

Hours: 1-7pm

Price: $70 per adult, $35 per child (12 and under), plus $13 per cocktail

Reservations: 323-462-2155 (Hollywood) or 310-459-3337 (Santa Monica)

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Pacific Palisades

The Pikey

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. 

Hours: 1pm-2am

Price: $40 for turkey dinner; à la carte items for $3-$20

Reservations: 323-850-5400

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Hollywood

Viviane

Menu: The newly opened restaurant in Beverly Hills is kicking off its first Thanksgiving with a prix-fixe menu that begins with a selection of canapes. Share plates of turkey, roasted sugar pumpkin, smoked potato purée, brioche with wild mushroom, French green beans and cranberry compote, followed by caramel pear tartine and cookies. Cocktails are available for purchase, including spiced mulled cider with rum.

Hours: 11am-9pm

Price: $68 per adult, $25 per child (3 to 12)

Reservations: 310-407-7791

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Beverly Hills
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Jennifer A
Jennifer A

We decided to eat at a restaurant last year for Thanksgiving and it turned out to be a lot of fun. It was an Italian restaurant so I was skeptical but their Thanksgiving Feast was delicious. The best part was that I didn't have to clean up. We did have a fussy two-year-old though so book it in advance to try to get in a more private area if there are little kids their too. Thank you for the list! It's good to know who is an option during Thanksgiving.

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C Idol
C Idol

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