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Where To Get Thanksgiving Dinner In Los Angeles

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Updated: 21 November 2016
More and more LA families are opting to skip the traditional home-cooked meal and are eating their holiday dinner out instead. After all, a day spent cooking and cleaning isn’t everyone’s idea of time well spent. Check out our top restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles this year.
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Culver City’s Akasha will be serving up a traditional, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner, with entree options including herb-roasted turkey, pan-roasted trout, and herb-roasted king trumpet with hen of the woods mushrooms. For dessert, there will be a pie buffet, featuring organic pumpkin pie, chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie, and more. Enjoy your meal in the restaurant’s gorgeous interior, decorated with reclaimed barn wood and recycled glass tiles. The dinner costs $75 per person, or $35 for kids up to 12 years old. Alternatively, opt for the restaurant’s Thanksgiving take-out option.

Akasha, 9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, USA, +1 310 845 1700

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Head over to Beverly Hills to enjoy dinner at Bouchon, designed to look like a cross between a Parisian brasserie and a classic Hollywood attraction, with ceilings reaching up to cathedral heights and a massive brass chandelier. For Thanksgiving dinner, there will be a prix-fixe menu comprised of three courses, in addition to a selection of hors d’oeuvres and more that can be ordered a la carte. The dinner will cost $95 per person, or $45 for children up to 12 years old.

Bouchon, 235 N. Canon Drive, 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA, USA, +1 310 271 9910

Café Pinot

For a more central location in Downtown Los Angeles, try Café Pinot. This restaurant is filled with huge windows and even has an outdoor patio offering you the chance to enjoy a view of the LA skyline while you dine. The Thanksgiving dinner will include a three-course prix-fixe menu, featuring traditional Thanksgiving options like turkey with chestnut stuffing, to be finished off with pumpkin pie. The meal will cost $59 per person, or $19 for children up to 10 years old.

Café Pinot, 700 W 5th St, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 213 239 6500

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Situate yourself near the beach by making your way out to Mélisse in Santa Monica. This restaurant stands out as the best option for high-end French cuisine in all of Los Angeles, giving you the chance to dine in an elegant, royal atmosphere. The Thanksgiving menu is prix-fixe, featuring recipes that have been passed down through the owner’s family, like creamed spinach, Yukon potato purée, roasted Brussels sprouts and fresh cranberry sauce. The meal will cost $95 per person, or $42 for children up to age eight.

Mélisse, 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA, USA, +1 310 395 0881

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If you’d prefer to dine in the cute and trendy Brentwood neighborhood, try Tavern. The restaurant is filled with rustic touches, like olive trees in the atrium. The Thanksgiving menu is prix-fixe and comprised of three courses, including traditional options like herb-roasted turkey, and any of the standard Thanksgiving sides you can think of. There is even a vegan option, featuring sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, stuffing and wild mushrooms persillade. The meal will cost $85 per person, or $45 for children up to age 12.

Tavern, 11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310 806 6464