Not in the mood to cook for Thanksgiving this year? There are plenty of fine dining options in Los Angeles, from Michelin Star restaurants to luxury boutique hotels, that offer amazing multi-course meals and fancy buffets so you can feast without having to worry about doing the dishes afterwards. If you still want to dine in the comfort of your own home, there’s even a to-go option where you can have everything prepared—all you have to do is pick it up. Check out 8 of the best places to celebrate Thanksgiving in Los Angeles.
Experience The Best Thanksgiving in L.A. This Year
1. Malibu Beach Inn
Indulge in a turkey feast with the ocean as your backdrop at Malibu Beach Inn’s Carbon Beach Club. The prix-fixe menu includes a citrus and cider brined free-range turkey, butternut squash ravioli, whole roasted branzino, rosemary and garlic prime rib, and kurobuta pork chop. Dessert offers a choice between classic pumpkin pie and chocolate fudge torte. Reservations are recommended and pricing is $75 per person with an additional fee for hand-selected wine pairings.
Address: 22878 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu
2. The Langham Hotel
This beautiful iconic hotel is offering several different Thanksgiving day meal options at their different on-site dining locations, depending on what you’re looking for. A dim sum brunch is available at The Terrace from 10am to 2pm and includes sparkling wine. Cost is $68 per person and $34 per child under 12. They are also offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner with live entertainment in The Terrace from 4pm to 9pm. Cost is $75 without wine, $110 with wine, and $30 per child under 12. They are also serving a brunch in the Huntington Ballroom, which will include champagne and live entertainment. The ballroom brunch runs from noon to 4pm and the cost is $108 per person, $54 per child under 12. Guests may also enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving dinner in The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse from 4pm to 9pm. The cost is $125 without wine, $170 with wine, and $55 per child under 12.
Address: 1401 South Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena
3. Cavatina at Sunset Marquis Hotel
Cavatina at the legendary Sunset Marquis Hotel is offering a four-course meal for Thanksgiving, with menus prepared by James Beard award-winning Michael Schlow and newly-appointed chef Chris Turano. The tasty meal will include a roasted kabocha squash soup, as well as a choice between organic turkey, prime beef rib eye, or roasted ocean trout. Dessert features an assortment of holiday bakery confections, including pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple tart, fudge cookies, and jam cookies. Dinner costs $65 per person, and $25 for children 11 and under.
Address: 1200 Alta Loma Rd, West Hollywood
Experience an evening of fine dining at this Michelin 2 Star Award-winning French restaurant in the heart of Santa Monica with food by Chef Josiah Citrin. For Thanksgiving, the chef is offering a special three-course dinner from 3pm to 7:45pm that includes tasty options like traditional pumpkin soup, Maine lobster ravioli, herb roasted turkey, and an assortment of side dishes such as praline pecan yams and creamed spinach. For dessert, the chef shares some of his mom’s special dishes, including apple pie, pecan pie, and spiced pumpkin pie. The cost is $95 for adults and $42 for kids 8 and under.
Address: 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica
The entire family can indulge in a feast at Terrane Resort, where they will be offering a ballroom Thanksgiving buffet that offers a choice of tasty dishes including butternut squash bisque, tangerine maple roasted free range turkey, giblet gravy, yams with marshmallow and pecans, pumpkin pie, and more. Tickets cost $95 per adult and $47 for children 5 to 10 years old.
Address: 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes
6. Café Gratitude
Whether you’re looking for a free meal or you want to volunteer your services, the Venice location of the popular Café Gratitude restaurant chain serves a pre-set organic, vegan menu for its annual free Thanksgiving dinner. The meal is offered from 11am to 3pm and is on a first come, first served basis. The restaurant will have an all-volunteer staff, so you can sign up to wash dishes, wait on tables, host and more. To sign up, call 424-231-8000.
Address: 512 Rose Avenue, Venice
7. The Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
Relax in the iconic Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel while celebrating Thanksgiving with a three-course lunch or dinner. Dinner guests will be served an amuse-bouche (an hors d’oeuvre) before the main meal. Lunch is served from 11am to 3pm and costs $105 per person. Dinner is served from 5pm to 10pm and is $150 per person.
Address: 9461 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills
8. THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire
Guests have the option of dining in for a three-course meal, or they can also opt for Turkey-To-Go if they would prefer to eat at home. The takeout option is for 6 to 8 people and includes an organic, pre-sliced 20 lb. turkey, mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, cornbread muffins, maple pumpkin pie, and more. The dine-in option costs $90 per person, while the takeout meal is $300 and requires 36 hours of advance notice.
Address: 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills
This article was written by Kamala Kirk.