23 Los Angeles Restaurants To Order Your Entire Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved U.S. holidays, with families and friends gathering together around the dinner table — and a big old turkey — to enjoy each other's company and give thanks for everything they have in their lives.

However, there are some years when people understandably don't have the time or patience to cook a large bird at home, as well as several side courses and appetizers. The good news is, Thanksgiving doesn't have to involve hours of preparation and cooking on your part. You can just enjoy the turkey and cranberry sauce without any of the fuss by either visiting a local restaurant serving a Thanksgiving Day special or order all the usual Turkey Day courses at home.

After personally dining in quite a few of these LA eateries, as well as diving into online reviews and knowledgeable foodie recommendations, it seems the following restaurants provide the best Thanksgiving feast menus in the city. Whether you want elegant fine dining on Turkey Day, or something a little more casual and cozy, you will find the right place for your tastes.

The Cat & Fiddle

Locals love this friendly UK-style pub mixed with classic LA outdoor dining, and pop by often for a casual meal or a pint. During Thanksgiving, the staff keeps up the cozy atmosphere and great hospitality, which is why people flock to the Cat & Fiddle if they find themselves unable to go visit family for Turkey Day.

Walk into the courtyard and marvel at the candles and fairy lights put up for the holiday season that give the whole place a warm, intimate feeling. The Thanksgiving menu includes a roasted turkey with chestnut and apricot stuffing and cranberry orange sauce, as well as a Nut Roast Wellington alternative for vegans.



742 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90038

Harold and Belle's

Though you can't go to the restaurant itself to dine on a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Harold and Belle's offers a great take-out dinner as long as you give them 72 hours notice. You can opt for a solo meal, a family extravaganza meant for 10-15 people, or a feast for 20-25 people.

This popular spot also stays true to its Cajun specialties on Turkey Day by offering gumbo pots for take-out as well. Regular customers highly recommend the bread pudding and peach cobbler, both excellent choices for dessert.



2920 West Jefferson Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90018

The Tam O'Shanter

Swing by one of the oldest restaurants in LA, The Tam O'Shanter, to order a Thanksgiving holiday extravaganza. The best thing about dining here is that in addition to a traditional turkey, O'Shanter's also serves pescatarian and vegetarian alternatives, like Scottish salmon and cauliflower tikka masala. Don't forget to ask for the candied yams and holiday stuffing on the side, both some of the tastiest dishes around; after 101 years in operation, The Tam O'Shanter's has hospitality and pub fare down to a science. 



2980 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039

Baleen Kitchen

Baleen Kitchen in The Portofino Hotel & Marina is a great dining destination not just for Thanksgiving, but all year round. Zagat named it one of the "Top 10 Best Restaurants for Waterside Dining in LA", both for its exquisitely crafted food and incredible seaside view. In Baleen, you will enjoy a refined dining experience, as well as an expertly selected wine pairing if you choose to purchase it. The holiday menu is prix-fixe and available from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; reservations are strongly recommended.



The Portofino Hotel & Marina, 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Sugar Palm Santa Monica

If you want another great luxury seaside dining option, check out Sugar Palm Santa Monica. The turkey here is prepared in a truly extravagant and rare way — cooked sous vide for 12 hours, then served with cranberry and orange compote, butter and apples, apple and pecan stuffing, and traditional gravy. Sugar Palm also has some great twists on Thanksgiving classics, featuring desserts like pumpkin spice panacotta and s'mores with Nutella and cheesecake batter — both of which come highly recommended.



1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Aquarium of the Pacific Rooftop Veranda Dining

Combine a visit to one of the best aquariums in the world with a wonderful Thanksgiving dining experience that will be fun for the whole family. Visit the Aquarium of the Pacific to marvel at the more than 12,000 majestic sea creatures here, then enjoy a Turkey Day buffet spread accompanied by seasonal cocktails. Reservations are accepted between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., making this a great choice for people who want an earlier, more family-friendly festive meal. Best of all, rooftop dining allows you to admire the stunning harbor view.



100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, California 90802


Spend a day walking around the farmer's market before swinging by to pick up a Thanksgiving feast at the historic Du-par's Restaurant, proudly serving American classics to local customers since 1938. Whether you're looking for a meal for yourself or up to ten people, you can find everything you want here, including a discount on Thanksgiving meals for children. Pre-order your favorite pie from the scrumptious selection available, including cherry, peach, mince meat, pecan, boysenberry, and other flavors.



6333 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Lavo Ristorante

In the heart of West Hollywood, the enormous LAVO Ristorante serves its chic, well-dressed customers Italian alfresco dining all year round. If in addition to a delicious turkey-focused meal, you want to be mingling with people on the scene in one of the hottest restaurants in town, LAVO may be the place for you. The restaurant doesn't completely let go of its Italian roots on this very American holiday, as in addition to herb-roasted turkey, the chef also offers "Lasagna Alla Luca", with bolognese ragù and Parmigiano bechamel.



9201 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

West & Co.

Diners who don't want a lot of whistles and bells added on to a traditional Turkey Day meal should pre-order or reserve ahead at West & Co. This Hilton Los Angeles serves a simple, traditional, and exceptionally well-made multi-course dinner for $46 a person between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. Indulge in turkey breast and gravy, stuffing, green beans, cornbread, sweet potato mash, and cranberry sauce. Reflecting its philosophy throughout the year, the Thanksgiving menu focuses more on the taste and freshness of local ingredients rather than overcomplicated dishes.


info@westandcola.com (no listed phone number)

6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230


Take advantage of Los Angeles' mild year-round weather and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner in one of the many beautiful outdoor spaces of Lunetta. The restaurant's seasonal menu usually takes its cue from continental and Italian cuisine, featuring a fair amount of seafood. You can still observe a certain aquatic influence in the Thanksgiving menu, as appetizers include sea scallops and crab cakes. If you have a pescatarian in the group, they can always opt for a black bass over an oven-roasted maple herb turkey.



2420 / 2424 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405


Southern transplants who have to spend Thanksgiving in LA may want a little touch of home in their meal. Order ahead from Yardbird, which serves hearty yet sophisticated Southern cuisine, and offers sides of biscuits, giblet gravy, and green bean casserole as part of its turkey take-out menu. A meal for 2-4 people will run $290 while a 6-8 person meal will cost $550. You can also skip a traditional Turkey Day meal altogether and get fried chicken for the family instead, followed by brown butter bourbon pumpkin pie.



8500 Beverly Blvd Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Bourbon Steak LA

Celebrity chef Michael Mina rarely achieves anything less than excellence when opening a restaurant, and Bourbon Steak LA is no different. Though the steakhouse's Thanksgiving menu has classic holiday foods, a lot of the restaurant's most beloved year-round dishes — including the truffle prime rib roast and prime ribeye – are also available. Fall flavors are woven throughout the appetizers and entrees, highlighted in the pumpkin veloute and the heirloom beet and citrus salad. Though you don't need to be too formal, it's a good idea to leave your sweatpants at home and dress to impress.



237 S. Brand Boulevard, Glendale, CA 91210

Caldo Verde

Caldo Verde fuses Portuguese cooking methods and cuisine with fresh California ingredients to serve its customers innovative and flavorful Mediterranean specialties in downtown's Proper Hotel. Though this eatery serves traditional turkey and gravy offerings for the holidays, it still retains some of its own Mediterranean touches, like offering a pomegranate and persimmon salad prior to the main course, or using orange and mint accents in the cranberry sauce. If your group is a mix of vegans and omnivores, Caldo Verde is a great choice thanks to its "Vegan Thanksgiving Extravaganza", serving sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, and a stuffing and wild mushrooms persillade.



1100 S Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90015

The Belvedere

Some families want an extravagant, gourmet dining experience without leaving the comfort of their house. If this sounds like you, order ahead at Belvedere in The Peninsula Beverly Hills to pick up just such a feast on Thanksgiving, with saffron risotto and diver scallops complimenting the menu's classic turkey and pumpkin pie. Make sure to pick up your three-course meal between the hours of 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. At a minimum of $599 for six people, this dining experience is on the more expensive side, but the taste and quality are worth the splurge.



9882 S Santa Monica Blvd Ground Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212


Somewhat uniquely on this list, Sendero offers quite a few different dining experiences within its semi-separated restaurant areas. Whether you prefer family-friendly dining, tableside turkey carving, or an elegant four-course dining experience, you can pick what suits you best and simply reserve a table in your preferred subsection of Sendero. Chef Kevin Luzande offers Thanksgiving classics with his own personal touch, influenced by years of experience cooking a variety of South American cuisines. Enjoy an elevated meal while quite literally looking down on the downtown LA skyline. 



900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Boxwood Restaurant & Bar

As you might imagine regarding a restaurant located in The London West Hollywood, Boxwood serves food featuring a lot of New England and British influences. Though its Thanksgiving dinner errs more on the side of Turkey Day tradition, alternative main courses like the New England lobster risotto, as well as the English toffee pudding dessert, pay homage to this eatery's usual style. Boxwood serves its special holiday meal almost all day, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m, so you can reserve ahead to eat at the time of day that works best for you.



1020 N. San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Fig Restaurant

Most Santa Monica locals have probably already tried Fig Restaurant, one of the best neighborhood bistros in the area. However, did you know you could also order a Thanksgiving meal here, either for pick-up or while dining in?

Pick between a traditional meat-centric or vegan four-course menu, and order a wine pairing to boot, which you can do even if you opt for the to-go menu. Fig has a great selection of both local California varieties and French wines; choose your favorite bottles and pick them up alongside your meal between 8 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.



101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

Fleming's Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Though the Fleming's chain is known as a steakhouse and wine bar — a description that's literally in the restaurant's name — it is a surprisingly great place for children to eat. The restaurant maintains its family-friendly vibe by offering both a three-course adult Thanksgiving menu and a children's Thanksgiving menu. Kids can order a smaller turkey dish than adults, as well as delicious main course alternatives like mac and cheese, followed by an ice cream sundae for dessert. Adults can choose between a turkey breast and gravy, filet mignon, or ribeye steak. 



800 W Olympic Blvd Suite A-135, Los Angeles, CA 90015


At $120 per person for a tasty, four-course meal in a fine dining restaurant, Gwen offers a pretty good bang for your buck when it comes to Thanksgiving dining in Los Angeles. Dive into the slow-cooked turkey and honey-glazed ham offered as a main course, and finish up your meal with a traditional pie dessert. Chef Curtis Stone also throws a few welcome curveballs in your feast, like cherry blood orange jam and an appetizer of smoked chestnut veloute. Reservations are strongly recommended, so don't drop by on Thanksgiving Day without them.



6600 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Little Door

Though you may not automatically think of a French brasserie as a Thanksgiving Day destination, A Little Door is here to surprise you. If you're up for something a little less traditional, as there's a good chance you won't find turkey on the menu, drop by to try an alternative yet delicious menu featuring specials like sea bass or porcini pappardelle. The romantic, cozy outdoor area is perfect for an intimate gathering or a special date night with your partner. Order one of the many quality wines on the menu to pair with your quirky French Thanksgiving feast.



8164 W. 3rd Street, West Hollywood, CA 90048


Farm-to-table restaurant Akasha offers both pick-up and delivery options for Thanksgiving. Bypass the headache of preparing a massive meal at home from scratch, while still getting to cook a turkey on your favorite holiday. In fact, since the meal arrives ready to be heated, while the three-day-brined turkey still needs to be put in the oven, Akasha offers pick-up on both November 22 and November 23, so you can have some time to prepare. Place your order by November 15th so Akasha can make arrangements with the local farmers who supply them; turkeys must be picked up in person. 



9543 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

Slab BBQ

If you want something simpler and heartier than most LA Turkey Day meals, try ordering a full Thanksgiving dinner from Slab BBQ. In addition to the whole smoked turkey, you will get some classic BBQ sides like mac and cheese, cornbread stuffing, as well as the restaurant's classic BBQ sauce on the turkey gravy. For those who want to prepare all their traditional family sides at home, but simply can't be bothered to cook a whole turkey, you can order just the whole smoked turkey from Slab and let them take care of that.



8136 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048


French bistro Pasjoli, located in the Santa Monica area, is yet another local restaurant offering a Thanksgiving at Home dinner. For $140 per person, you can nosh on a variety of slightly European-influenced Turkey Day classics, like herbs de Provence stuffing and pumpkin basque cheesecake, in addition to the classic roasted turkey breast and leg. The entire dinner comes ready to heat, and you can pick it up the day before so you don't have to rush around on the holiday itself. 



2732 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405