Thanksgiving in Los Angeles can be tough like an overcooked turkey—especially if you're without plans. If you're staying in L.A., gather other stranded friends and make a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner—we found traditional, haute cuisine and vegan options too. If you're scrambling to plan a dinner, let L.A.'s best restaurants do most of the legwork: we found the best pies, take-out turkeys and side dishes to take some of the stress out. Of course, you can always hole up in a cocktail bar and pay thanks to one of your favorite bartenders. After dinner, settle on the couch with one of our Thanksgiving movie recommendations, plan out your Black Friday strategy or just dream of the next day's leftovers.
When is Thanksgiving 2017?
Good question, thanks for asking. Thanksgiving is held on the fourth Thursday in November. This year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 23, 2017.
Thanksgiving dinner plans
The best restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner
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. RECOMMENDED: Thanksgiving in Los Angeles
Things to do over Thanksgiving weekend
What we're thankful for this Thanksgiving in Los Angeles
What are you thankful for that you can't admit at the dinner table?
There are some things Angelenos are thankful for that they wouldn't dare say out loud in front of family, friends and strangers, lest Grandma's face turn the color of the cranberry sauce. So we asked, and here's what you said.