Orange County Thanksgiving Roundup

We have a lot to be thankful for in Orange County this year. Our Orange County Thanksgiving roundup will guide you where and how to celebrate.


Anaheim White House
Nov. 22.
Orange County landmark restaurant Anaheim White House serves a traditional Thanksgiving meal as well as its regular dinner menu featuring flavorful Italian fare such as brasato Piemontese, ravioli formaggio and Romeo & Juliet Filet Mignon. $39.95/pp, $19.95/child; reservations recommended. 887 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, 714.772.1381.

Nov. 22.
In addition to its innovative menu, Bistango offers a traditional Thanksgiving menu featuring an organic baby mixed green salad or butternut squash soup to start, free range organic turkey with all the fixings for the entrée and either pumpkin cheesecake or apple tartatin for dessert. $39/pp; reservations recommended. 19100 Von Karman Ave., Irvine, 949.752.5222.

Brasserie Pascal
Nov. 22.
Renowned local chef Pascal Olhats brings a traditional French twist to classic American dishes. Appetizers range from escargots to butternut squash bisque. Enjoy a French countryside-inspired Prime rib encrusted with Herbs of Provence, a thyme-lemon crusted sea bass or a traditional roasted turkey with all the fixings. Classic pumpkin pie gets dressed up with Chantilly cream for dessert. $35/pp; served; reservations recommended. 327 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, 949.640.2700.

The Californian
Nov. 22.
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach invites you to spend the Thanksgiving holiday at the elegant Californian restaurant with a special prix-fixe menu. Adding a California coastal twist to traditional Thanksgiving fare, the Californian offers dishes such as agave-roasted butternut squash bisque, roasted turkey breast, vegetable risotto and pan-seared salmon. Dessert selections include pumpkin brulee, warm pear croustade and pecan chocolate tart. $48/pp; reservations recommended. 21500 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.4776.

Charlie Palmer
Nov. 22.
Posh Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale’s South Coast Plaza offers a three-course menu with choices such as Maine lobster chowder, slow-basted organic turkey, poached Scottish salmon, pumpkin tart and much more. Charlie Palmer carries a wide variety of wines bound to please any palate. $75/pp, $35/child 12 and under; reservations recommended. 3333 S. Bristol Street, Costa Mesa, 714.352.2525.

Crossroads at the House of Blues
Nov. 22. 
Join Crossroads at the House of Blues for a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Chef Aaron Sanchez created a delicious special that will make everyone thankful. Enjoy a roast turkey dinner with brioche herb stuffing, haricot verts and cranberry served with a choice of garlic whopped potatoes or glazed sweet potato. $22/pp, $14/child 12 and under; reservations recommended. 1530 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim, 714.778.2583.

French 75
Nov. 22.
Begin with your three-course Thanksgiving meal an amuse bouche before savoring dishes such as grilled shrimp salad, heirloom beet salad, roasted quail, traditional turkey and pumpkin soufflé. Live seasonal music plays throughout the day. $39/pp, $49/pp with endless sparkling wine; reservations recommended. 1464 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach, 949.494.8444.

Leatherby’s Café Rouge
Nov. 22.
Located within the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Leatherby’s Café Rouge provides an elegant setting with floor to ceiling windows and warm yet minimalist interiors. This Thanksgiving, dine in style with Chef Ross Pangilinan’s sophisticated three-course menu. Begin with a beet and goat cheese terrine or organic egg ravioli. For the main course, savor organic turkey or veer from tradition with brown butter-roasted salmon, beef short rib or a pork porterhouse. Dessert options are pumpkin pie or chocolate mousse cake. $48/pp, $19.95/child 12 and under; reservations recommended. 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, 714.429.7640.

Savannah Chop House
Nov. 22. 
A flavorful feast with a side of fun is on the menu this Thanksgiving at Savannah Chop House. Get in a festive spirit with a welcome drink, take family photos in the pumpkin patch, enjoy live music and kids activities, too. The three-course menu features dishes such as oysters Rockefeller, cider brined herb-roasted turkey, pumpkin-stuffed ravioli and a trio of fall pies for dessert. An a la carte menu is also available. $29.95/pp; reservations recommended. 32441 Golden Lantern, Laguna Niguel, 949.493.7107.

Scott’s Restaurant and Bar
Nov. 22.
More celebration, less preparation—that’s how Scott’s Restaurant and Bar wants you to celebrate this Thanksgiving. The bountiful three-course Thanksgiving menu is filled with tradition and farm to table signatures including organic beet salad, Chilean sea bass, homemade traditional turkey, pumpkin cheesecake and crème brulee. Wine parings are available for an additional $25. $55/pp, $15/child 12 and under; reservations recommended. 3300 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714.979.2400.

Shades Restaurant
Nov. 22. Take in views of the Pacific while listening to live music and dining at Shades Restaurant this Thanksgiving. Enjoy a farm-to-table, market-fresh menu and abundant variety during three separate seatings: 11:30 am, 2 pm and 4:30 pm. $75/pp, $16.95/child 12 and under; reservations required. 21100 Pacific Coast Hwy., Huntington Beach, 714.845.8444.

Summit House
Nov. 22.
Perched atop a hill in Fullerton, the Summit House offers spectacular views and delicious food in a distinguished atmosphere. Start with summit wedges, move on to traditional roast turkey, Australian barramundi or savor one of the Summit House’s famous cuts of roasted Prime rib. Finish with an English trifle or pumpkin cheesecake with Chantilly crème. Prices range from $42 to $54; reservations recommended. 2000 E. Bastanchury Road, Fullerton, 714.671.4111.

Nov. 22.
Visit Tangerine at the Anabella Hotel for a three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Start with pumpkin tomato soup or wedges of citrus salad; choose from a turkey dinner, herb-crusted salmon or prime rib for the main course and enjoy a trio of apple pie, pumpkin pie and tangerine cheesecake for dessert. Prices range form $20.95 to $29.95. 1030 W. Katella Ave., Anaheim, 714.905.1050.

370 Common
Nov. 22.
Known for its sophisticated comfort food, 370 Common offers a flavorful three-course menu with roasted kuri squash soup, pork loin with apple jus, roasted free range turkey and pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. $35/pp, $17.50/child; reservations recommended. 370 Glenneyre St., Laguna Beach, 949.494.8686.

21 Oceanfront
Nov. 22.
Enjoy an elegant Thanksgiving feast in 21 Oceanfront’s well-appointed dining room. New England clam chowder, spiced pumpkin soup, hand-carved turkey, prime rib au jus with a wide variety of delectable sides are all on the menu in addition to the restaurant’s usual offerings. For dessert choose between pumpkin pie, pecan pie or warm apple tart. $49/pp; reservations recommended. 21 Oceanfront, Newport Beach, 949.673.2100.

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