Thanksgiving is a time for gathering and indulgent eating, but not all of us are up for hours of turkey roasting and cleaning up. Fortunately, many restaurants in Los Angeles will stay open this holiday so we can eat well without toiling away in the kitchen. Whether you are looking to enjoy a family-style meal to-go, a sit down turkey feast, or a steak dinner instead, there are plenty of options. Here are our picks for the best restaurants that are open this Thanksgiving Day in Los Angeles. (Psst: Thanksgiving Day falls on November 24 this year.)
20 Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Los Angeles￼
The Fairmont Miramar Hotel is offering three separate Thanksgiving menus this year, including a dine-in feast at FIG Restaurant. They are serving a $89 prix-fixe menu with slow-roasted turkey, king salmon, butternut squash tortellini, fig tart and more. Those eating at home can also opt for their Turkey to-Go menu for $395 which comes with a whole slow-roasted turkey, sides and a pumpkin pie. The Lobby Lounge will also serve a more casual traditional Thanksgiving plate for $58 per person.
101 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-319-3111 or figsantamonica.com
Coin & Candor at the Four Seasons Westlake Village will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and serving a four-course menu for $105 per person. There will be turkey on the menu, but guests can also choose from scallops with Jerusalem artichoke, lamb loin in demi-glace sauce, or butternut squash pappardelle. The restaurant’s pastry chef will also have pies available as whole pies or by the slice from caramelized Fuji apple pie to spiced pumpkin pie.
2 Dole Dr.; 818-575-3000 or coinandcandor.com
Dine with a panoramic view of Los Angeles at Castaway, perched on the hilltop in Burbank. The restaurant will be offering a four-course brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with oysters, steak and eggs benedict, dragon fruit Waldorf salad, and of course, turkey. Brunch costs $92 for adults and $35 for kids. Guests can also add bottomless mimosas for $30 per person with flavors like apple cider, pumpkin spice and more. In the evening, Castaway will be open and offering an a la carte menu.
1250 E. Harvard Rd.; 818-848-6691 or castawayburbank.com
4. 1 Kitchen
1 Kitchen at 1 Hotel West Hollywood will be offering two ways to dine out this Thanksgiving Day. There will be a $95 prix-fixe menu featuring a choice of roasted turkey, pan roasted salmon, or a vegan wild mushroom and mixed grain risotto. This will be served with a choice of appetizer and dessert and a children's portion is also available for $45. Additionally, 1 Kitchen will also be offering the “Give Thanks” sandwich from November 14 through 25 in the afternoons. The sandwich contains house smoked turkey, spice roasted yam, brussels sprout slaw, and cranberry mostarda and all proceeds will go towards the LA Mission.
8490 Sunset Blvd.; 310-434-1600 or 1hotels.com/west-hollywood/taste/1-kitchen
Josiah Citrin’s Charcoal in Venice will be open for dine-in only on Thanksgiving Day, serving a five-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. Start with their signature cabbage baked in embers followed by a choice of smoked turkey with wild mushroom stuffing or slow roasted prime rib, both of which will be served a slew of sides from praline pecan yams to Szechuan green beans. Of course, diners will finish the meal with seasonal pies.
425 Washington Blvd.; 310-751-6794 or charcoalvenice.com
Chef Brendan Collins’ Fia in Santa Monica will be open for dine-in only with a four-course, family-style, prix fixe menu for $95 per person. Start with butternut squash soup and heirloom greens followed by a choice of entree served with sides for the table. Dinner will end the traditional way with a slice of pie.
2454 Wilshire Blvd.; 424-280-4196 or fiarestaurant.com
7. 1 Pico
The beachside restaurant will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. Appetizer choices include truffle caviar mousse and burrata with jamon iberico, and entree options include traditional heritage turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes, as well as dry aged Wagyu steak and Santa Barbara spiny lobster. There are also vegetarian options for each course from beet tartar to stuffed yellow squash with truffles.
1 Pico Blvd.; 310-587-1717 or shuttersonthebeach.com
Sugar Palm Restaurant at The Viceroy Santa Monica will be serving a three-course dinner for $125 per person. The prix fixe menu options will include the classic Thanksgiving feast with turkey breast and mashed potatoes, but there will also be clam chowder, pinot noir based osso buco, and more. There will be no shortage of vegan options from king oyster mushrooms to pumpkin baklava. A kids menu will be available for $50.
1819 Ocean Ave.; 310-260-7500 or viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/santa-monica/sugar-palm-ocean-avenue
Blue Streak at Loews’ beach hotel in Santa Monica will be serving a family-style turkey dinner with cornbread stuffing and more for $95 per person ($35 for kids 10 years old and under). And why not make it a staycation with their Thanksgiving getaway package? The special accommodation package comes with a $100 dining credit to be used towards the Thanksgiving dinner per stay, plus access to their family-friendly movie screening dubbed Seaside Cinema, and the hot cocoa bar.
1700 Ocean Ave. #200; 310-458-6700 or loewshotels.com/santa-monica/dining/restaurant
Hotel June’s Caravan Swim Club is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast with a Californian Mexican slant. Roasted turkey will be dressed with amarillo mole and served with cilantro rice alongside roasted sweet potatoes, and dessert consists of pumpkin flan with pumpkin seed brittle. Dinner will cost $50 per person with an optional wine pairing for $30 per person.
8639 Lincoln Blvd.; 310-491-6646 or thehoteljune.com/west-los-angeles/caravan-swim-club
11. The Cat & Fiddle
This classic pub in Hollywood will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal of roasted turkey and all its trimmings for $42 per person on Thanksgiving Day, complete with pumpkin walnut pie for dessert. The Thanksgiving meal will be available for dine-in and takeout and for those opting not to eat turkey, there will also be a vegan option of nut roast wellington topped with vegan cheddar. The pub’s full menu will also be available.
742 N. Highland Ave.; 323-468-3800 or thecatandfiddle.com
12. Krapow Kitchen
The take-out and delivery only Krapow Kitchen will be open on Thanksgiving Day for all your Thai food needs. Not only will they serve their regular menu, but they are also offering a special Thai Thanksgiving platter for four people which includes their marinated duck breast with crispy skin, chicken larb with lettuce cups, coconut rice, cucumber salad and the mango tapioca dessert. The Thanksgiving Platter is $200 and must be reserved via Tock.
5660 Selmaraine Dr.; 831-999-1688 or krapowkitchen.com
13. Circa 55
CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton hotel will be serving both a brunch and a dinner on Thanksgiving. The brunch buffet will set you back $125 per person and has everything from eggs benedict, Belgian waffles, assorted sushi, and of course, citrus brined turkey. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and costs $85 per person with a large selection of salads, cheese and bread, turkey and smoked prime rib. Children are also welcome to both feasts for $45.
9876 Wilshire Blvd,; 310-887-6055 or hilton.com/en/hotels/laxbhhh-the-beverly-hilton/dining
At their flagship location in Northridge, Tulsi Indian Eatery will be offering a special regional thali experience (a platter made up of multiple small dishes). There will be the North India Thali with samosas, malai kofta, dal makhani and more, as well as the Gujarati Thali Experience with roti, puri, Gujarati kadhi and more. Either option is an affordable (and delicious) experience at just $18 per person and everything at Tulsi is vegetarian.
19535 Nordhoff St. Suite 50; 818-626-9667 or tulsieatery.com/tulsi-northridge
Not everyone has time to brine a whole turkey for two days, but luckily Huckleberry is taking pre-orders for their 48-hour brined Mary’s organic turkey. Each order includes half a turkey with mushrooms, caramelized onions, thyme and white wine and a pint of gravy. Traditional and non-traditional fixings are also available, and of course, don’t skip on ordering this bakery’s pies. Just make sure to pre-order yours before they’re gone!
1014 Wilshire Blvd.; 310-451-2311 or huckleberrycafe.com
16. Beauty and Essex
TAO Group’s Beauty & Essex in the heart of Hollywood will be serving a condensed version of their menu including staple dishes like the grilled cheese and tomato soup dumplings. In addition, they’re also offering a special Thanksgiving menu a la carte, with options such as roasted turkey, a 20-ounce pork tomahawk and grilled hanger steak.
1615 Cahuenga Blvd.; 323-676-8880 or taogroup.com/venues/beauty-essex-los-angeles
17. Little Dom's
This neighborhood institution is bringing back their popular deep fried turkey Thanksgiving feast to-go. Customers can pre-order the 12- to 14-pound deep fried turkey with gravy for $100 along with sides that include yam puree with coconut cream, fennel sausage and mushroom stuffing, and more. Pre-order is open now and orders can be picked up the morning of Thanksgiving Day. Call or email the restaurant to get your bird and fixings.
2128 Hillhurst Ave.; 323-661-0055 or littledoms.com
This luxurious hotel in Beverly Hills has a couple of options for celebrating Thanksgiving. The Belvedere will be offering a four-course menu for $175 per person between 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with menu options including roasted free range turkey, lobster confit, and a pumpkin Valrhona chocolate ganache. They will also be hosting a special Thanksgiving afternoon tea at The Living Room for $125 per person with holiday teas, pumpkin spice sweets, and Thanksgiving-themed sandwiches.
9882 S. Santa Monica Blvd.; 310-551-2888 or peninsula.com/en/beverly-hills/hotel-fine-dining
Skip the turkey and go for steak instead at the new Downtown LA location of Mastro’s Ocean Club this year. The restaurant will be serving their full dinner menu from A5 Wagyu steak to lobster mashed potatoes. For those hosting at home, they are also offering a family dinner kit for $350 which feeds four people, including raw bone-in prime rib to prepare at home, traditional sides and bananas foster butter cake.
1200 S. Figueroa St.; 213-204-6842 or http://mastrosrestaurants.com/location/mastros-ocean-club-la
20. Genwa Korean BBQ
Another option for red meat lovers who want to skip the turkey this year, Genwa Korean BBQ will be serving all their usual grilled meats. Known for their higher quality beef and the impressive selection of banchans, Genwa is a more upscale Korean BBQ experience worthy of a holiday celebration. Everything at Genwa is available a la carte, but most opt for one of the five combination courses that serves anywhere from two to five people.
Multiple locations; genwakoreanbbq.com