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Best Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Dinner 2017 In Los Angeles

It's time to make plans again for Thanksgiving! Considering skipping the home cooked meal this year? That might not be such a bad idea once you see the cornucopia of culinary pleasures L.A.'s finest restaurants are serving up. From Thanksgiving champagne brunches to more traditional options for dinner, LA offers something for everyone.
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Napa Valley Grille
1100 Glendon Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 824-3322

This year, Napa Valley Grille is back again for a traditional Thanksgiving feast full of dishes for guests to dine on including their three-course rustic dinner as well as well as other sides and fixings. Start with their Fairytale Pumpkin Soup with clove-spiced oil, cinnamon crème fraîche, micro hearts on fire, their Signature Kale Salad, or Shirt Rib Tartine. For your main, opt for 'The Feast,' a turkey breast with herbed potatoes, haricot verts, dark meat confit sutffing, cranberry chutney and gravy. Other mains include a bone in prime NY steak, steelhead trout, a pork chop with apple cider brine and a butternut squash ravioli. For dessert, choose between an apple-cranberry cobbler, pumpkin bread pudding, or a pecan cheesecake.

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1 Pico
Shutters On The Beach
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717

Those looking to enjoy the surf, sand and seaside view this Thanksgiving can reserve a table Shutters On The Beachs' 1 Pico restaurant. For Thanksgiving, enjoy a great view of the Pacific Ocean as you can dine on a day-long Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The prix-fixe menu for $105 per person includes starters that include a butternut squash soup, a smoked duck breast arugula salad, as well as roasted ginger shrimp. Entrees like free range Mary's Turkey with sweet potato mash, port braised cranberries, roasted market vegetables, and savory bread pudding, as well as braised Wagyu beef short ribs and cedar plank Shetland salmon will be on offer. Follow that up with indulgent sweet desserts including pumpkin Granny Smith Apple butterscotch chip cookies, a molten chocolate cake, or a cranberry crostata.

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257 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 372-5189

A unique and fresh three- course feast will begin with a mixed green salad with pomegranate, apple, preserved lemon vinaigrette or a Butternut Squash Soup with spiced honey squash, pumpkin seeds, sage and served with crostini. The entrées feature options such as Roasted Mary's free-range turkey with gravy, a slowly cooked prime rib with herb crust and chimichurri, a Pan seared branzino with capers and Meunièr or for a vegetarian option there will be Farmer's Market Root Vegetable Gratin. Each entrée will be accompanied with haricot cert, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce. There will also be an Old-Fashioned Pecan Pie with bourbon caramel sauce or pumpkin pie served with spiced Tahitian vanilla chantilly to end the exquisite spread.

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The Raymond 1886
1250 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
(626) 441-3136

This Thanksgiving, The Raymond 1886 is welcoming you in to their cozy cottage located in the heart of Pasadena for a traditional family-style Thanksgiving feast that will make you feel right at home. Executive Chef Tim Guiltinan has prepared a menu with a cornucopia of options sure to please every member of the family. While Grandma may never sway from tradition and want a classic Turkey Dinner, Dad can sink his teeth into a generous Garlic and Black Pepper Prime Rib. If Mom doesn't want to stray too far from her diet this holiday, she can request the Grilled Salmon as her entrée, and there is also a delicious, seasonal Pumpkin Ravioli available for vegetarian diners. As you sit down to dinner, everyone will begin the meal with a light Pecorino & Autumn Fruit Salad, followed by his or her choice of the Organic, Free-Range Oven Roasted Turkey, or the Garlic & Black Pepper Encrusted Prime Rib served with a pear horseradish au jus. If the "fixins" are your favorite part of this annual holiday feast, there's plenty for you to enjoy at this Thanksgiving table including Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Candied Weiser Farms Yams with Toasted Homemade Marshmallows, Italian Sausage & Grilled Apple Stuffing, The Classic Green Bean Casserole, Traditional Rosemary Gravy and a sweet & spicy Cranberry and Cardamom Sauce. For dessert, there's a yummy Caramalized Apple and Almond Bread Pudding served with cinnamon ice cream and vanilla anglaise and Pumpkin Mousse Pie with a ginger snap crust and Chantilly cream. Looks like Thanksgiving Dinner at The Raymond may become a new family tradition!

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The FLATS Restaurant
8400 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 909-7549

The FLATS will be offering everything but the turkey with a simple, yet delicious take on the delightful meal. With an emphasis on savory sides, the kitchen will be preparing yukon gold mash potatoes, stuffing made with bacon, sausage and apples, house-made cranberry sauce with Mexican cinnamon and orange, Oven roasted turkey gravy, porcini mushroom ragu, green beans with almonds, broccolini florets, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes with house-made marshmallow and mac and Cheese with a truffle addition option. Seasonal focaccias will be offered with your choice of a kalamata olive, walnut, blue cheese and caramelized onion or heirloom tomato with rosemary focaccia. for a light, crisp salad to accompany this delicious carry-out meal there will be a seasonal salad with pear, cranberry, walnuts and goat cheese as well as a little gem salad with avocado, pickled blueberries, croutons and caesar dressing. to end with a little treat, there is plenty to choose from for those sweet tooth lovers including pumpkin pie, apple pie, crème fraiche cheese cake, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, pistachio biscotti and pumpkin short bread. Thanksgiving Take-Out will never be the same.

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AR Cucina
9531 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 558-8800

Culver City's AR Cucina will be offering a four-course prix fixe meal with items like a porchetta-style turkey with sage-and-chestnut stuffing, as well as other tasty bites like branzino with braised kale, sweet potatoes with chestnut honey, house-made foccaccia and pumpkin-ricotta cheesecake.

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Marie Callender's
Multiple Locations

This year, visit one of Los Angeles' favorite locations for Thanksgiving Day. If you're choosing to dine in and cooking is not your favorite activity, join this restaurant for a complete Thanksgiving dinner! Start with soup or salad, enjoy turkey or ham with all of the classic holiday sides, and finish the meal with a slice of fresh baked pie. Prices for adults and children may vary by location.

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1 Pico
Shutters On The Beach
1 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 587-1717

For Thanksgiving fine dining with an great view of the Pacific Ocean, 1 Pico is offering a special Thanksgiving feast. Priced at $105 per person, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu with starters that include roasted ginger shrimp and butternut squash soup; entrees with standouts like braised wagyu beef short ribs and tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms; and sweet treats including molten chocolate cake and cranberry frangipane crostata.

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Café Pinot
700 W 5th St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 239-6500

On Thanksgiving Day 2017, Cafe Pinot will be helping guests celebrate the holidays with their California French cuisine at this romantic, Downtown LA restaurant. Serving a special Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 23, from 2-8 p.m, menu highlights include a tasty butternut squash soup with roasted chestnuts, crispy shortbreads, a traditional turkey dinner with potato puree, stuffing, candied winter squash, cranberry and pear relish, as well as an Atlantic salmon, and a hanger steak. For dessert, bite into a pumpkin creme brulee, or a caramel apples. $65 per person for a three course meal, $29 for children.

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The Mar Vista
12249 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 751-6773

This Thanksgiving Day, chefs D. Brandon Walker, Jill Davie, and Jorge Rivas of The Mar Vista create an elevated home-away-from-home for locals and tourists alike. The three-course menu, which can be seen below, highlights the restaurant's goal of marrying convention and innovation as seen in dishes such as pumpkin pie topped with marshmallow and a spiced horchata ice cream or wild rice pistachio turkey roulade with a smoky cranberry chipotle gastrique. The meal will be offered over two dinner seatings; at 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.


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11648 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 806-6464

Located in Brentwood, Tavern by Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne, offers both take out and dine in options this Thanksgiving. The delicious menu for dining in includes a persimmon and pomegranate salad with arugula and hazelnuts as well as a herb-roasted organic turkey breast and stuffed leg with mashed potato and gravy. The organic turkey breast will be served with sourdough stuffing with turkey sausage, almonds, dates, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts with pancetta and thyme cranberry sauce. You can also choose a vegan or vegetarian option which includes sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, stuffing and wild mushroom persillade. For dessert, try their mouth watering pecan bar with chocolate sauce and milk gelato or their pumpkin panna cotta with gingersnap cookies and whipped creme fraiche. Or, be healthier and go for their seasonal sorbet with fresh fruit.

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1910 Ocean Way
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-5533

For Thanksgiving dining steps from the sand, Catch is hosting a special Thanksgiving feast. Priced at $110 per person, guests will enjoy a prix-fixe menu with starters that include Kabocha Squash Salad and Roasted Butternut Soup; entrees with standouts like Seared Chilean Sea Bass and Spinach Tagliatelle; and sweet treats including Pecan Pie and Warm Apple Tart.

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Wild & Free
4550 Van Nuys Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
(818) 616-5688

Founded by Plan Check's Terry Heller, Wild & Free embodies his quest to evolve and improve the rotisserie chicken experience through enhanced flavors, design, hospitality and experience. This Thanksgiving, the restaurant will focus on turkey and a variety of traditional and unique side dishes. For dessert, don't miss out on their famous corn cookies or their seasonal pies! Even better, Wild & Free's Thanksgiving Special (for 4-6 people) only costs $50 with turkey and 3 sides (not including extras or dessert.) Please see highlights and the full menu below.

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Public Kitchen + Bar
Hotel Roosevelt
7000 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 856-1970

Enjoy Thanksgiving with a Hollywood vibe in Public Kitchen + Bar at The Hollywood Roosevelt. The culinary team has created a prix-fixe menu that kicks off with a welcome toast of Spanish mas fi brut, and then a starting course choice of sweet potato soup, poached pear salad or sweet corn ravioli. The main includes a turkey, fish, pork or vegetarian option, followed by a sweet ending of either Hazelnut Dacquoise, Chestnut Crème Brulee or bourbon pecan pie. Available Thursday, November 23 from 1pm – 9pm.

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9543 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

From 1pm to 8pm on Thanksgiving, Akasha will be offering one of the best known and visited Thanksgiving dinners in Los Angeles. And, head chef Akasha Richmond does not disappoint. At the over the top feast on Thanksgiving day and evening, diners can feast on their herb roasted Mary's turkey, with white or dark meat, chestnut & sage stuffing, yukon gold mashed potatoes, pan gravy, and cranberry chutney. Or, opt for their west coast sable fish, as well as an herb roasted king trumpet and hen of the woods mushrooms. This comes with delicata squash with chestnut & sage stuffing, green bean casserole, yukon gold mashed potatoes, porcini & wild mushroom gravy and cranberry chutney. Make sure not to miss their annual pie buffet with options like organic pumpkin, sour cherry, brown sugar sweet potato, salty caramel chocolate tart, and more!

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Nick + Stef's Steakhouse
330 S Hope St
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 680-0330

Nick + Stef's Steakhouse in Downtown Los Angeles will be offering an elegant and traditional holiday menu for Thanksgiving this year! From 3pm to 9pm, dine on their traditional turkey dinner with a Diestel Farms Turkey, chestnut stuffing, JBS potato purée, candied butternut squash, and pickled cranberry compote. For dessert, opt for their pumpkin creme brulee or chocolate spiced cremeux.

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Bourbon Steak Los Angeles
The Americana at Brand
237 S Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91210
(818) 839-4130

This Thanksgiving, celebrate in style with BOURBON STEAK Los Angeles. The modern-inspired steakhouse located in Glendale at the Americana At Brand is offering guests a festive three-course menu full of seasonal and inspired takes on the holiday classics. Starters feature options such as an ice cold seafood plate with west coast oysters and shrimp, a heritage squash soup, a kale & apple salad and more. For your second course, they will be featuring a traditional—roasted heritage turkey with sage stuffing and cranberry compote. Or, opt for an American angus filet, a braised lamb shank, a 20oz aged bone in ribeye and more. Want dessert? The s'mores and pumpkin spice cheesecake will be on offer! $75 per person with a $35 optional wine pairing.

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The Pikey
7617 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 850-5400

Head to Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood and spend Thanksgiving at this new-style British pub! The Pikey will be offering a prix-fixe turkey dinner, including items like a slow-roasted turkey breast, a deep-friend turkey leg, fall succotash, cheddar biscuits, mac and cheese, pumpkin pie and much more. For Those those that want some of the restaurant's regular dishes, patrons can dine on vegetarian options and small bites on a à la carte menu.

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100 Terranea Way
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
(310) 494-7891

Enjoy Thanksgiving at one of Southern California's best resorts this year! On Thanksgiving, head with friends and family to their Thanksgiving Ballroom Buffet. Seating times are at 12:30pm, 1pm, 1:30pm, 4pm, 4:30pm, and 5pm. The menu includes a carving board with free range turkey, prime rib, or a coastal stripped bass, as well as seasonal vegetables like heirloom carrots, haricot verts, as well as salads and so much more. Live entertainment will fill up the room as you dine from a multi-station buffet and dessert bar.

Jordan Schlecter is CBSLA's "Best of LA" and "Best of Orange County" editor.
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