Thanksgiving Dinner In LA LA restaurants are offering up Thanksgiving specials that would give even the best homemade holiday dinners a run for their money. Photo: Estérel

If not headed over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house this Thanksgiving or you just don't want to cook, you can still celebrate America's favorite feast locally in Los Angeles. 

From to Estérel and its turkey carving station to Crossroads and its famous vegan dishes, check out these 10 LA restaurants that would give even the best homemade Thanksgiving dinner a run for its money.

Tavern 11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles Photo: Tavern


$85 per person ($45 for kids)

At Tavern in Brentwood, James Beard award winning chef Suzanne Goin serves up traditional favorites such as herb-roasted organic turkey breast and stuffed leg with mashed potato and gravy, sourdough stuffing with turkey sausage and cranberry sauce with orange and mint. There are also vegan options for veggie-heads including sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes and Suzanne’s stuffing and wild mushrooms persillade. Leave room for dessert, a choice of a pecan bar with chocolate sauce and milk gelato, pumpkin panna cotta with gingersnap cookies and whipped creme fraiche or seasonal sorbet with fresh fruit.

The Bistro Garden 12950 Ventura Blvd, Studio City Photo: The Bistro Garden

The Bistro Garden

$75 per person 

When it comes to keeping it classic, The Bistro Garden in Studio City knows how to serve up a meal that would please a pilgrim. The prix-fixe menu includes traditional dishes such as corn and pumpkin breads, butternut squash soup with roasted pumpkin seeds, traditional roast turkey with harvest stuffing and home style gravy mashed potatoes, candied yams, red cabbage and cranberry relish, grilled filet mignon, Mediterranean sea bass, rice pilaf, pumpkin soufflé and warm apple tart tatin with vanilla ice cream.

Home 1760 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles Photo: Home


$24.95 per person

They say there is no place like home for the holidays, but if you are going to go out, this just may be the next best thing. Home in Los Feliz presents a simple savory Thanksgiving dinner with sweet potato soup, over roasted turkey with apple stuffing, caramelized butternut squash, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce and traditional pumpkin pie. 

Malibu Farm Restaurant 23000 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu Photo: Malibu Farm Restaurant

Malibu Farm Restaurant

$75 per person ($28.75 for kids)

Doesn't get more fresh than a farm! With three seatings (noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.) indulge in Malibu Farm Restaurant's buffet including traditional holiday dishes such as herb roasted turkey, brisket, marinated portabello mushrooms and cornbread stuffing with bacon as well fun unexpected menu items like mini corn dogs, cauliflower lavash, macaroni and cheese with broccoli, and chocolate pumpkin bread pudding. Don't forget to sip on a seasonal cranberry mimosa as well. 

Estérel 8555 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles Photo: Estérel


$55 per person

This is how the Beverly Hills crowd does a buffet. Estérel, in the Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills hotel, boasts a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu with braised short ribs, poached steelhead salmon, roasted butternut squash, a classic turkey carving station and more. 

Mélisse 1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica Photo: Mélisse


$95 per person  ($42 for kids)

While Mélisse is the two Michelin Star Award winning restaurant of chef/owner Josiah Citrin known for serving up French cuisine, the restaurant goes All-American to present a contemporary Thanksgiving in chic ambiance and with gracious service. The decadent three-course menu includes first courses such as a Little Gem, escarole and endive salad, traditional pumpkin soup and Maine lobster ravioli, and entrees such as herb roasted free range turkey, whole roasted dry aged prime rib, crispy eastern bass and portobello mushroom, radicchio and buratta “steak.” Each meal also comes with a choice of three of Josiah’s mom’s traditional Thanksgiving sides including creamed spinach, Yukon potato puree, roasted root vegetables, praline pecan yams, fresh cranberry sauce and roasted brussels sprouts. Of course, leave room for Mom’s apple pie, pecan pie, chocolate over chocolate or spiced pumpkin pie for dessert. 

Crossroads 8284 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles he book Crossroads Photo: Lisa Romerein/Crossroads


$75 per person

You don't need a turkey to call it a Thanksgiving dinner. Crossroads, a West Hollywood vegan hotspot, is offering a prix-fixe plant-based feast by Chef Tal Ronnen featuring a butternut squash bisque, autumn chop salad, holiday-spiced chickpea cake, classic stuffing, brussels sprouts, sweet potato biscuits, apple pear crumble and pumpkin crème brûlée.

33 Taps 3725 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles Photo: 33 Taps

33 Taps

$18 per person

Can't miss Thanksgiving football? Head to 33 Taps in Silverlake for a prix-fixe turkey day special with a side of sports. This favorite neighborhood sports bar boasts 14 HD TVs and a rotating selection of 36 draft beers and six different wines. Dinner items include a salad, mashed potatoes and gravy, a roasted turkey with brown butter stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and slice of pumpkin pie.

BALEENkitchen 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach Photo: BALEENkitchen


$55 per person ($21 for kids)

Who wouldn't want to celebrate Thanksgiving seaside? BALEENkitchen in  Redondo Beach, which is at the Portofino Hotel and Marina will be serving up a turkey dinner from Chef Richard Crespin with a Pacific Ocean backdrop. The three-course menu includes choices of butternut squash soup, butter and herb roasted turkey, New York steak and pumpkin pie. 

The Tuck Room Tavern 10850 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles Photo: Alen Lin/The Tuck Room Tavern

The Tuck Room Tavern

$55 per person ($20 for kids 12 and younger)

The Tuck Room Tavern, the newest spot in Westwood from James Beard Award winning Chef Sherry Yard, will be serving up a four-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving meal.  Diners can enjoy a classic Thanksgiving dinner complete with seasonal items like acorn squash bisque, autumn salad, herb roasted turkey, three-layer silken pumpkin pie and a special gift from chef Sherry Yard herself following the meal. Families can extend also their holiday bonding time with a movie at the adjacent iPic Theaters.