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
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
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
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
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