10 Haute Thanksgiving Dinners in LA (That You Don’t Have to Cook)

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Don’t feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Have no fear—there are a plethora of amazing options at your disposal. Here are ten haute Thanksgiving dinners in LA where you can eat, drink and be merry—without having to cook!

The Bazaar
The Bazaar

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THE BAZAAR at The SLS Beverly Hills

Trust Jose Andres to make Thanksgiving dinner interesting. Feast on Roasted Mary’s Farm Organic Turkey or Whole Lobster with Truffle Butter, a selection of sides for the table including Papas Canarias, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Baby Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, and Stuffing, and a choice of Pumpkin Cremosa with Mascarpone Ice Cream or Pecan Tart with Maple Syrup Ice Cream for dessert.

Price: $85 person

CAST Restaurant at Viceroy Santa Monica

Enjoy turkey day poolside at The Viceroy Santa Monica with a prix-fixe menu created by new Executive Chef, Larry Monaco. Guests will enjoy start a buffet inclusive of fresh salads and cornbread muffins, a carving station with turkey, ham, and prime rib, and sides of cranberry sauce, candied yams, mashed potatoes, truffle butter, and green beans. Yes, there will be pumpkin pie.

Time: Available from 11am-4pm, latest seating at 3:30pm
Ticket Price: $74 per adult

CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton

Have a bubbly brunch of bottomless mimosas and prosecco at CIRCA 55, where you’ll also dine on seasonal highlights such as pumpkin risotto served in a parmiggiano reggiano wheel and plenty of seafood, from West Coast oysters to king crab legs.

Time: 11am-4pm

Price: Brunch: $81 per adult

Cast & Plow
Cast & Plow

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CAST & PLOW at The Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey 

Offerings at this stunning waterfront restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Marina Del Rey include a wild rice, pecan, cranberry and asparagus salad; pumpkin bisque with candied walnuts; honey glazed organic turkey, sweet potato purée, brussels hash, gravy, cranberry sauce; and butternut squash risotto with wild mushrooms, truffle crème fraîche and chives.

Price: $90 per person

SEA LEVEL at Shade Redondo Beach 

Sea Level, the new popular waterfront dining destination located on the grounds of the newly opened luxury boutique Shade Hotel, is offering guests an enticing three-course Thanksgiving menu on Thursday, November 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the prix fixe price of $49 per person. Reservations are encouraged. The menu, crafted by Chef Aaron Robbins, will feature a tantalizing twist on traditional holiday favorites and consist of three indulgent courses: Wild Arugula Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, Crispy Goat Cheese, Bourbon Infused Dried Cranberry, with Spicy Vinaigrette; followed by Oven Roasted Turkey Breast, Roasted Almond-Currant Stuffing, Sweet Potato Puree, Orange Infused Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Gravy, Haricot Verts, and Crispy Shallots. Rounding out the meal is a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pepita Crumble, Salted Caramel and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Time: 1-8 pm

Price: $49 per person

BOXWOOD at The London

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. Celebrate family and friends with a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts such as Roasted Butternut Soup with Sage Dumplings; Lobster Tortellini with Summer Corn and Chanterelle Mushrooms; Roasted Pork Shoulder Steak and Crab Apple Mostarda with Glazed Carrots, Fennel and Button Onions; Roasted Organic Turkey with Sage Stuffing served with Buttered Carrots, Brussel Sprouts, Cranberries and Yams and more in Boxwood’s sophisticated and stylish atmosphere.

Time: 11 am-8 pm

Price: $85 per person


Chef Andrew Gavalla and pastry chef Shannon Swindle offer a prix fixe feast that blends traditional holiday plates with classic Craft favorites. Guests will start their meal with family-style presentations of Wild Arugula, Pomegranate & Delicata Squash; a savory Gruyere & Caramelized Onion Tart; and Country Pate & Pickles before selecting an individual choice of entree. Options include Organic Free Range Turkey, Diver Scallops, King Salmon, Pork Loin, Beef Short Ribs, or Sunchoke Agnolotti. An assortment of homey sides such as Sausage & Raisin Stuffing, Yukon God Potato Puree, Cranberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts, and Assorted Mushrooms will be presented for diners to share alongside their main plates. For dessert, Swindle will serve up rustic sweets that include Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Pecan Pie and Chocolate Hazelnut Marjolaine.

Time: 1-8 pm

Price: $130 per person

Carbon Beach Club
Carbon Club

CARBON CLUB at The Malibu Beach Inn 

Enjoy Thanksgiving beachside with the prix-fixe menu at Malibu Beach Inn’s Carbon Beach Club that includes entrées such as Citrus & Cider brined free range turkey, butternut squash ravioli, whole roasted branzino, rosemary & garlic prime rib and kurobuta pork chop.

Price: $75 per person with an additional fee for hand-selected wine pairings.





If you’re in the mood for a little whimsy this Thanksgiving, you must indulge in the four-course menu at Sherry Yard‘s delightful Westwood eatery, which includes an acorn squash bisque with bacon and kale, autumn salad, herb roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing, brussels sprouts, orange-cranberry compote and baked house rolls, followed by a three layered pumpkin pie. After the meal, all guests will receive a special gift from the chef herself.

Hours: 4-11pm

Price: $55 per adult


2016 James Beard Outstanding Chef winner Suzanne Goin is serving up some gastro delights at her Brentwood eatery including herb-roasted organic turkey breast & stuffed leg with mashed potato and gravy served with
sourdough stuffing with turkey sausage, almonds, dates & cavolo; sweet potatoes with sherry & roasted shallots; brussels sprouts with pancetta & thyme; cranberry sauce with orange & mint; and pumpkin panna cotta with gingersnap cookies & whipped creme fraiche.

Time: 1-8 pm

Price: $85 per person