Turkey Day is upon us. Check out the best Los Angeles Thanksgiving celebrations.
Edited by Christina Xenos
Free Thanksgiving at Café Gratitude
Every year, hundreds head to Café Gratitude on Thanksgiving for a free meal and a welcoming atmosphere. Everyone is invited to stop by Café Gratitude Arts Distric for a plate of food, live music from local performers and to hang out with friends, family, neighbors and more.
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Dine on an all-day brunch at Culina for Thanksgiving. Enjoy everything from traditional turkey to made-to-order omelets. Also find seafood and sushi, a children’s buffet, an array of pies, gelato bar and live doughnut station. $119/pp, $59/pp children 5-12.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Celebrate the holiday at the sophisticated dining destination tucked within luxe Hotel Bel-Air. Chef Wolfgang Puck and his culinary team offer a three-course prix-fixe menu for the occasion. Noon-8 p.m. $165/pp, $65/pp children 12 and under.
Enjoy an Italian inspired thanksgiving in Culver City with pumpkin tortelli and turkey breast porchetta AR Cucina. The dessert buffet is the perfect combination of Thanksgiving and Italian classics, such as the pumpkin tiramisu and ricotta pumpkin cheesecake. 2-7 p.m. $65/pp, $35/pp children.
Make The Peninsula Beverly Hills your destination to celebrate the holiday. For the occasion newly remodeled The Belvedere offers a family-style feast that features dishes like braised milk-fed veal with Ansel Farms white polenta; kabocha squash and pumpkin risotto; seared New England scallops in a white wine clam broth with smoked bacon and root cellar vegetables; and roasted free Willie Bird range turkey with sage stuffing, cranberry chutney, roasted Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes. The meal is topped off with a buffet of desserts and free-flowing Nicolas Feuillatte Champagne. $135/pp, $65/pp children under 12. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Beverly Hills Hotel
Dine in the swanky Polo Lounge for Thanksgiving. Chef Kaleo Adams offers a two-course prix-fixe brunch perfectly fitting of the foodie holiday. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. $105/pp, $55/pp children 12 and under.
Forego the meat without sacrificing the feast at Santa Monica’s latest destination for plant-based dining. Erven’s Thanksgiving menu includes highlights like kale cavatelli with squash, mushroom, Asian pear and sage; onion bread pudding; and farro and black eyed pea “Hoppin John.” $45/pp.
THE Blvd at Beverly Wilshire
The dining destination inside the Beverly Wilshire Hotel shows off its new renovated dining room right in time for the holiday. Dine on a three-course menu that features highlights like roasted baby beet salad; roasted Tom turkey with brioche stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potato and giblet gravy; black truffle gnocchi with Northern Sonoma woods mushrooms, snow peas, Point Reyes blue cheese, tomato confit and creme fraiche; and desserts like Gravenstein apple torte and pumpkin pie. $90/pp.
Spend your Thanksgiving with Georgie and dine on highlights like herb-roasted turkey; porcini and sage stuffing; and pumpkin cheesecake. Noon-9 p.m. $92/pp adults, $35/pp children 5-12.
Chef Andrew Gavalla and pastry chef Shannon Swindle offer a prix fixe feast that blends traditional holiday plates with classic Craft favorites. Highlights include selections like gruyere and caramelized onion tart; entrees like organic free range turkey, diner scallops and king salmon; sides like sausage and raisin stuffing and Brussels sprouts; and an array of desserts like pumpkin chiffon pie. $130/pp. 1-8 p.m.
Head to the coast to celebrate the holiday seaside with an array of options. Find a four-course feast at mar’sel; Nelson’s offers a casual Thanksgiving with a view and those staying the night can dine in-room on a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
Dine on a traditional feast with selections like cabbage baked in the embers; arugula and radicchio salad; smoked Diestel Farms turkey with wild mushroom stuffing; braised collard greens; and seasonal pie. $65/pp.
The Langham Huntington, Pasadena
Celebrate the holiday with a variety of experiences at The Langham. The Terrace offers a dim sum brunch with sparkling wine; while The Royce Wood-Fired Steakhouse serves a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Not to be outdone, The Huntington Ballroom offers a bountiful brunch with champagne and live entertainment.
Celebrate over an inspired three-course menu that includes dishes like Main lobster ravioli; herb-roasted free range turkey with chanterelle mushrooms and apple and brioche stuffing with pomegranate gravy; and mom’s apple pie. $95/pp adults, $35/pp children.
Hollywood’s acclaimed English pub offers two turkey dinner options with all the fixings, along with holiday appetizers like potted chicken livers with crostini and persimmon and prosciutto salad. You can also opt for classic Pikey fare like the char-grilled beef burger and vegan curry. Turkey dinners $40/pp.
The London West Hollywood at Beverly Hills’ signature restaurant offers a traditional three-course Thanksgiving feast. Dine on dishes like roasted butternut squash soup with sage dumplings; lobster tortellini; and roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing. $85/pp. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Shade Hotel Manhattan Beach
Celebrate Thanksgiving two blocks from the beach with a four-course menu with modern twists on Thanksgiving classics, including pumpkin lasagna and brown sugar baked butternut squash. 1 p.m. $65/pp, $20/pp children.
Dine on Akasha’s annual Thanksgiving dinner in Culver City that encompasses local and sustainable ingredients into a holiday feast. Dishes alongside a 12- to 16-lb. brined turkey include, cornbread, pecan stuffing, and a chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie. While you can dine in the restaurant, Akasha offers a complete additional take-out menu with easy-to-heat and assemble dishes to enjoy with friends and family at home. 1-7 p.m. $75/pp, $35/pp children.
Inside the Hotel Casa del Mar, the beachfront property is serving a three-course meal with flavors inspired by the sea. With each course, you’ll have a challenging choice, starting with the appetizer selection of a Lobster Cake Benedict or Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. Beyond just turkey other entrée options include Braised Wagyu short ribs, a grilled Mediterranean bass, lobster ravioli, and Pumpkin and Black Truffle Moussaka. During dessert, a traditional Pumpkin Pecan Pie will nourish your Thanksgiving spirit. 11:30 a.m-9:30 p.m. $95/pp.
The Beverly Hilton
For brunch Circa 55, the poolside restaurant of the Beverly Hilton, offers a large buffet selection of raw oysters, roasted turkey, and all your favorite classics. After four, the restraint serves a Thanksgiving dinner menu for you to enjoy alongside friends and family. Brunch 11 a.m-4 p.m, $79/pp, $36/pp children. Dinner 6-10 p.m, $60/pp.
With a menu designed for both carnivores and vegans to enjoy, this holiday meal aims to satisfy all of its Thanksgiving guests. Beginning with a refreshing persimmon & pomegranate salad with arugula & walnuts, you will have the choice of an herb-roasted organic turkey breast or the vegan extravaganza which includes sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes and wild mushroom persillade. 1-8 p.m. $85/pp, $45/pp children.
The Rooftop Grill
Dine atop the Montage Beverly Hills, enjoying the skyline an a traditional Thanksgiving feast. The buffet includes highlights like tempura sweet potatoes; roasted turkey sandwich; pan-roasted Mary’s free range chicken breast; and pumpkin creme brûlée. 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $18/pp.
The Saddle Peak Lodge
Amongst the foothills of the Sabta Monica Mountains, the critically-acclaimed Saddle Peak Lodge is hosting its annual Thanksgiving dinner. The New American menu has a wide selection varying from a Roasted Butternut Squash Soup and Spiced Pumpkin Pie to Speared New Zealand Elk Tenderloin and a Roasted Skuna Bay Salmon paired with golden squash and eggplants. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $95/pp, $45/pp children.
A holiday meal traditionally centered on a turkey can be a challenge for loved ones, who don’t eat meat. M Café’s entirely vegan menu, however, accommodates vegetarians and vegans’ dietary restrictions with flavorful alternatives that include Spice Butternut Squash Bisque, Macaroni and Cheese with Spinach and Pano, as well as a Chocolate Fudge Cake and Quince and Blueberry Tart. For two: $75, for four $135.