For Thanksgiving, the West Coast’s premier “culinary theater” invites diners to a whimsical holiday feast showcasing Los Angeles’ seasonal bounty. Featuring a plethora of reimagined Thanksgiving offerings, the sharable three-course menu includes visually stunning takes on Thanksgiving favorites. On the menu you’ll find roasted pumpkin soup with fall spices and maple creme fraiche, a fall garden salad with arugula, pink lady apple and butternut squash agrodolce, an herb roasted turkey breast with confit leg alongside apricot and sage stuffing, parsnip and potato mash and pitsachio crumble with candied yams and pickled cranberry jus and, for dessert, pumpkin donuts with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced warm chocolate and cinnamon anglaise.
861 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, (310) 388-1888
The signature restaurant of The Beverly Hilton will serve a modern interpretation of California cuisine with a market-fresh menu that is 95% locally sourced. The restaurant will offer both a brunch and dinner menu. The brunch will feature traditional Thanksgiving dishes including a carved citrus brined roasted turkey, alongside breakfast favorites like eggs benedict and Belgium Waffles.The dinner highlights include a citrus brined roasted turkey with giblet gravy and sage stuffing, and a wood grilled fish with spaghetti squash herb butter.
9876 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills; (310) 887-6055
The oceanfront restaurant at Shutters on the Beach features a market-fresh menu that showcases seasonal Southern California ingredients and seafood. The Thanksgiving prix fixe menu allows guests to choose from a delicious array of options including a market fresh starter, such as the poached farm egg & duck prosciutto or seared scallops, an entrée like the free range Mary’s turkey, American red snapper or scallop potato & black truffle gratin and an indulgent dessert such as the pumpkin tart or butterscotch & caramelized pear trifle.
1 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica; (310) 587-1717
Craft restaurant will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving dinner featuring a family-style Thanksgiving dinner with a choice of main course. Highlights include a kale and fennel salad, an organic free range turkey, diver scallops, king salmon and braised beef short ribs; dessert includes pumpkin and buckwheat crepes or pecan pie.
10100 Constellation Blvd, Los Angeles, (310) 279-4180
Want a meal fit for a queen? Then indulge in Cleopatra’s feast at The Redbury Hotel, a special Mediterranean menu made up of Cleo favorites mixed with Thanksgiving classics. You’ll find a menu that includes items such as a persimmon and pomegranate salad, a roast turkey breast paired with a fried turkey leg and for dessert, a pumpkin-maple doughnut, and other options like a pecan and pear baklava.
Redbury Hotel, 1717 Vine Street, Los Angeles, (323) 962-1711
At tony Brentwood eatery Tavern, you’ll find a truly haute Thanksgiving menu including a persimmon and pomegranate salad with arugula and hazelnuts as well as turkey breast stuffed with mashed potatoes and gravy. The organic turkey breast will be served with sourdough stuffing with turkey sausage, almonds, dates, sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts with pancetta and thyme cranberry sauce. You can also choose a vegan or vegetarian option which includes sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, fingerling potatoes, stuffing and wild mushroom persillade. For dessert, the pumpkin panna cotta with gingersnap cookies and whipped creme fraiche is a must.
11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 806-6464
For a truly SoCal Thanksgiving, head to the epically beautiful Terranea resort in Palos Verdes and indulge in a special menu showcasing upscale twists on traditional dishes, like slow roasted Heritage turkey and savory cornbread stuffing with house-made Kubocha squash soup.
Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, (310) 265-2836
For the first time ever, Mastro’s Malibu will be open for Thanksgiving Day dinner. This swanky, beachfront hot spot is open and available to showcase its signature dishes, such as the seafood tower, petite filet and lobster mashed potatoes and the warm butter cake.
18412 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, (310) 454-4357
Chef/Owner Josiah Citrin is serving up a three-course meal and his two Michelin starred eatery in Santa Monica. So what’s on the high-end menu? You’ll find an amuse bouche, as well as a pumpkin soup with chestnuts, celeriac, apples, and smoked bacon, a whole roasted dry-aged prime rib with horseradish jus and a choice of three of Citrin’s mom’s traditional thanksgiving sides, including creamed spinach, praline pecan yams, and roasted Brussel sprouts. Dessert is pecan pie with dulcey bourbon sauce and whipped crème fraiche.
1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, (310) 395-0881
Make the Beverly Wilshire your home away from home this Thanksgiving and enjoy a three-course meal of items like butternut squash soup, warm roasted king mushroom salad, and cider glazed sea scallops. Entrees include a sweet butter-basted organic Mary’s farm turkey with all the trimmings; porcini dusted arctic char with pumpkin & sage-brown butter risotto; or pan-seared parmesan gnocchi with maple-glazed heirloom carrots & truffle Brussels sprouts. Dessert is a heavenly pumpkin panna cotta, an apple tart or cranberry verrine.
Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, (310) 385-3901
At Culina, Modern Italian, the swanky eatery at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, you’ll enjoy traditional fare such as carved roasted turkey, rustic country stuffing, prime rib, honey glazed ham, sweet potatoes, roasted chestnuts and root vegetables, as well as housemade cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes.
The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, 300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, (310) 860-4000
Michael Mina’s steakhouse at the Americana At Brand is offering up a festive three-course menu full of seasonal and inspired takes on holiday classics. Appetizers include butternut squash soup with toasted cinnamon roll croutons or seared Nantucket bay scallops with cauliflower cappellaci and black truffles, while entrees include braised Brandt short ribs with roasted carrots and cipollini onions; lobster pot pie with brandied lobster cream; or Heritage turkey with sage stuffing and cranberry compote. For dessert you must order the pumpkin cheesecake with almond and pepita granola.
The Americana at Brand, 237 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, (818) 839-4130
If you’re making the ‘Bu your home this Thanksgiving, what better way to do so than with an early meal overlooking the Pacific? The Carbon Beach Club is offering a three-course menu of seasonal favorites, such as pumpkin ravioli, a citrus and cider free-range turkey and a certified angus beef prime rib.
22878 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, (310) 651-7777
Plant Food and Wine
If you’re vegan and looking for that ultimate Thanksgiving meal, head straight to Plant Food and Wine, where Chef Scott Winegard has developed a vibrant and nutritious Thanksgiving menu, utilizing the season’s bounty of plants and vegetables. The menu pays homage to traditional and beloved Thanksgiving dishes, such as cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes, while incorporating plant-based and vegan main dish options, including foragers pie and root vegetable “lasagna.” The desserts are also exceptional and include vegan apple pie with cinnamon ice cream, pumpkin pie with candied petals and whipped maple as well as a pecan torte.
1009 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, (310) 450-1009
Boxwood at The London West Hollywood
Indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving feast that combines seasonal flavors and Executive Chef Anthony Keene’s signature touch to bring an enticing twist to the holiday at Boxwood at The London West Hollywood. Celebrate family and friends with a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts such as roasted butternut soup with black truffle butter; roasted pork chop and mustard crab apples with glazed carrots and fennel; and roasted organic turkey with sage stuffing served with buttered carrots, Brussel sprouts, cranberries and yams.
1020 N San Vicente Blvd, West Hollywood, (310) 358-7788