Thanksgiving Dining specials

For those who enjoy spending free time outside or doing something else other than spending your entire day in a kitchen cooking a Thanksgiving feast, here are 16 dining destinations open on Thanksgiving Day. Check out some spots to pick up a pie to bring to a family or friend’s home.

  1. Merry Thanksgiving at Mari – On Thursday, Nov. 22, enjoy a prix-fixe dinner menu for $55 per person from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Meet family and friends staying at the InterContinental Los Angeles Century City in the lobby’s Copper Lounge for a special cocktail before dinner at Mari. Diners get a choice of either roasted kabocha squash soup or roasted Bosc pear and endive salad. Entrées include slow-roasted turkey with trimmings or herb-crusted, slow-roasted prime rib with horseradish-whipped potatoes, charred broccolini, rosemary demi-glace or salt-baked salmon with beet risotto and a roasted fennel purée. Finish with either a pumpkin tart with pear sorbet or a chocolate hazelnut flourless cake with caramel, orange and praline. 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, (310)284-6536.
  2. Veggie Grill Plant-based Thanksgiving – The healthy, fast-casual brand makes celebrating with family easy by offering festive dishes in store. For a simpler Thanksgiving with all the flavors, the chefs are making a $11.50 Thanksgiving sandwich made with layers of rosemary chicken with cornbread dressing, creamy mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce and Vegenaise, an egg-free mayonnaise, on a hearty roll and served with mashed yams. Veggie Grill is open on Thanksgiving from noon to 11 p.m. 6374 Sunset Blvd., Ste. A, Los Angeles, (323)962-3354, and from noon to 8 p.m. at 110 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, (323)933-3997.
  3.  Hassle-free Turkey Day at Del Frisco’s Grille – Head to the beach to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings on Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. This ocean side restaurant overlooking the Santa Monica Pier is offering a three-course traditional turkey dinner, with no clean up afterward. Family style signature fall items include roasted butternut squash bisque, herb and citrus butter roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake. 1551 Ocean Ave. Suite 105 (310)395-7333.
  4. Thanksgiving at Barton G – This whimsical dining destination is serving a three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant’s unique presentations will be prepared with classic Thanksgiving ingredients. A roasted acorn squash salad is served before the herb-roasted turkey breast with confit leg and cranberry-walnut stuffing, maple-roasted root vegetable with crumbled cornbread, whipped celery root and Yukon Gold potatoes, and a brown butter and Frangelico sweet potato casserole. Finish with pumpkin and apple beignets served with  cranberry jam, pumpkin butter and orange anglaise. $75 per person. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)388-1888.
  5.  Hotel Shangri-La Thanksgiving Feast – Join others for the annual Thanksgiving buffet at Hotel Shangri-La. Take the elevator up to The Penthouse for unobstructed ocean views with indoor or outdoor seating. There are over 20 culinary offerings including herb butter slow cooked turkey, spiced boneless rib eye, brown butter poached salmon with root vegetables, cold seafood display, and green beans almondine. Executive Chef Jessica Bedolla will also be serving pumpkin pie, homemade bread pudding, and chocolate cake from 12 to 6 p.m. Following the festive meal, diners are invited to enjoy a digestif across the hall at ONYX, Santa Monica’s first indoor/outdoor rooftop bar. The price is $79 for adults and $45 for children 6 – 12 years old. 1301 Ocean Ave. (310)394-2791.
  6. Thanksgiving at Barton G – This whimsical dining destination is serving a three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The restaurant’s unique presentations will be prepared with classic Thanksgiving ingredients. A roasted acorn squash salad is served before the herb-roasted turkey breast with confit leg and cranberry-walnut stuffing, maple-roasted root vegetable with crumbled cornbread, whipped celery root and Yukon Gold potatoes, and a brown butter and Frangelico sweet potato casserole. Finish with pumpkin and apple beignets served with  cranberry jam, pumpkin butter and orange anglaise. $75 per person. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)388-1888.
  7. Granville Gives Back To Fire Fighters – Granville is offering free meals for any rescue workers, law enforcement officers and fire fighters now through Friday, Nov. 23. While at Granville be sure to order a Medicina cocktail. Granville is also donating 100% of proceeds of every Medicina ordered to the IAFF (International Association of Fire Fighters) Disaster Relief Fund until Friday, Nov. 23. 8701 Beverly Blvd. (424)522-5161, 12345 Ventura Blvd. (818)506-7050, 807 Americana Way (818)550-0472 and 121 N. San Fernando Blvd. (818)848-4726.
  8. Viviane Beverly Hills’ Thanksgiving – Chef Michael Reed will prepare a poolside Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu for those looking to dine out on the holiday. For $65 per person, guests can enjoy a three-course menu highlighting Thanksgiving classics such as butternut squash soup, garlic mashed potatoes, traditional brioche bread stuffing and roasted Brussels sprouts with dates and pumpkin seeds. For the main course, guests can choose from slow-roasted turkey, roast beef or stuffed portobello mushroom. Dessert options include a mini pumpkin pie or mini Granny Smith apple pie. The menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. alongside a limited selection of à la carte dishes from the regular Viviane menu. Guests are encouraged to make reservations in advance. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., (310)277-5221.
  9. ‘Season to Soar’ at the InterContinental – Enjoy a Dekkadance buffet and bottomless sparkling rosé or mimosas on Thanksgiving from noon to 6 p.m. The meal is $95 for adults and $45 for children ages 5 to 12. Afterwards, an à la carte menu will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Additionally, “Season to Soar” is back at the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown with hotel-wide specials on select menu items. Enjoy s’mores with homemade marshmallows, graham crackers and milk chocolate bars at Spire 73, and a portion of the $18 dessert will be donated to support Alzheimer’s Association Southland Chapter throughout November and December. The November “Season to Soar” cocktail, Winter is Coming, is made with Eagle Rare bourbon, Amaro Montenegro, apple juice, cinnamon syrup and lemon juice, garnished with nutmeg and dried apple. It’s available at Spire 73, La Boucherie, Lobby Lounge, Dekkadance and Sora. Pick up pre-ordered, house-made pumpkin or pecan pie, assorted truffles and macarons now through Dec. 30. Two-day advanced notice are required for truffles and macarons, and three-day advanced notice are required for pies. 900 Wilshire Blvd., (213)688-7777.
  10.  Family-style holiday prix-fixe at Craft – Craft Los Angeles will offer a prix-fixe feast from chef de cuisine Denis Crutchfield who will blend traditional holiday plates with Craft favorites. Guests begin with seasonally driven starters, such as pork belly with celery root, and then can choose from roasted organic free-range turkey, Angus beef short ribs, seafood or pasta dishes. An assortment of sides such as sausage and raisin stuffing, and Brussels sprouts will also be available. Pastry chef Shannon Swindle is baking classic and reimagined fall desserts, including a pumpkin pecan cheesecake and apple sticky pudding. The cost is $145 per person with an additional $65 for an optional wine pairing. Reservations will be available for 1 to 8 p.m. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)279-4180.
  11.  Lawry’s The Prime Rib to-go – This Thanksgiving, bring Lawry’s traditional prime rib and turkey dinners home. The turkey holiday feast includes classic Lawry’s sides such as creamed corn, creamed spinach and mashed potatoes, along with stuffing and cranberry sauce. Prime rib dinners to-go will also be available with signature side offerings and Yorkshire pudding batter to bake fresh at home. Desserts available à la carte include apple and pumpkin pies, as well as C.C. Brown’s hot fudge sauce so diners can recreate the famous sundae at home. To place an order, visit 100 La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310)652-2827.
  12. NoMad Thanksgiving – NoMad Los Angeles in downtown will offer a $59 holiday prix-fixe menu alongside its regular à la carte menu for dine-in guests only. The set menu begins with the choice of butternut squash soup or puntarelle salad, followed by roasted turkey breast or the famous NoMad whole-roasted chicken with black truffle. Family-style sides, including stuffing, potato purée, crispy Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce will be offered as well. An apple cobbler with brown sugar crumble and vanilla ice cream brings the meal to a sweet close. For reservations, visit 649 S. Olive St., Los Angeles, (213)358-0000.
  13. Thanksgiving with all the trimmings from Du-par’s – Sit back and spend time with your family instead of cooking on Thanksgiving. Order an individual meal with turkey and trimmings or a feast for up to 10 people. For those who prefer to cook their own turkey, pick up the trimmings, sides and a pie or two for dessert. 6333 W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)933-8446.
  14.  Huckleberry Bakery & Café is having a Pop-up on Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pick up your catering order and Esters will be there with a sidewalk sale selling some wine for your Thanksgiving table. There will be Champagne, Riesling, Beaujolais and more to pair perfectly with turkey and the fixings. Esters Wine Shop & Bar will have pre-packaged boxes for last-minute host gifts. On Black Friday until Cyber Monday, enjoy 20% off all Esters Wine Club Memberships. From Savvy Sipper to Adventurer to Collector, there’s a club for any budget. 1014 Wilshire Blvd. 
  15. Winston Pies for Thanksgiving – Special holiday pie flavors at Winston Pies include harvest apple, fall pumpkin, classic southern pecan, Twix and a very original cranberry orange chess pie. They also offer gluten-free and vegan options. The pies are 11 inches, perfect for larger gatherings. The shop also makes five-inch mini pies, and small PieBites are available for $20 a dozen. Place your order online and pick it up at the West Hollywood location by Wednesday, Nov. 21, or the Brentwood location by noon on Thursday, Nov. 22. 8366 W. Third St., Los Angeles, (323)925-4743. 11678 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, (310)207-5743.
  16. Homeboy Bakery pies – Enjoy handmade, nine-inch pies made by the dedicated homeboys and homegirls of the Homeboy Industries Bakery for your Thanksgiving feast. Choose from pumpkin, apple or pecan. The pies are made to order and baked in a small-batch kitchen in downtown Los Angeles with an all-butter crust and high-quality ingredients. To place an order, visit Pickup at Homegirl Cafe by Nov. 21. The social programs by Homeboy Industries help provide jobs to people wishing to change their lives. 130 Bruno St., (888)341-1422.This was also featured in the Beverly Press on Nov. 15, 2018

Thanksgiving Dining-Out Guide

Here are some holiday dining events around Los Angeles before and during Thanksgiving. Why cook and clean? Go out and enjoy a memorable meal with family and friends.

(Photo courtesy of Tam O'Shanter)
(Photo courtesy of Tam O’Shanter)

Tam O’Shanter Dickens dinner
Tam O’Shanter is offering a special menu and Dickensian entertainment for its Dickens dinners on Monday, Nov. 23 and Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. The Nov. 23 and 24 dinners are $96 per adult and $69 for children; the matinee dinners on Nov. 22 and Nov. 28 are $89 per adult and $59 for children. The interactive dining extravaganza features an acting troupe performing a family-friendly version of the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol.” The actors wear 19th century Victorian costumes and are joined by carolers with stovepipe hats and long-tailed coats. The Tam transforms into a yuletide wonderland with a Christmas tree, candy-red poinsettias, glittery wreaths, a brick fireplace and festive decorations. The four-course meal includes hors d’oeuvres followed by mixed greens salads with pecans, butternut squash, pomegranate seeds and cognac dressing. Entrée options include prime rib, roasted goose, salmon with parsnip puree, beluga lentils and bordelaise sauce, and vegetarian winter squash with goat cheese mousse. Desserts include mincemeat made with figs, raisins and dates and vanilla ice cream with bourbon caramel sauce. 2980 Los Feliz Blvd., (323)664-0228. OpenTable.


(Photo courtesy of The Redbury - Cleo)
(Photo courtesy of The Redbury – Cleo)

Cleo Thanksgiving Fit For a Queen
Cleo in the Redbury Hotel is hosting its annual Cleopatra’s feast with a Mediterranean twist on Thanksgiving, Nov. 26. Curated by award-winning chef Danny Elmaleh, the holiday menu will feature mezzes served family style, a choice of specialty salad, entrée and dessert. Raise a glass to family and friends while enjoying persimmon and pomegranate salad, sauerkraut and parsnip latkes with apple butter, and slow roasted spiced Colorado lamb shoulder. Desserts include pumpkin-maple donuts, and pecan and pear baklava with Greek yogurt gelato. Seatings are available at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. for $65 per person. 1717 Vine St., (323)962-1717. OpenTable.

Avalon-Bay-feels-a-million-miles-from-homeSanta Catalina Thanksgiving
Take a quick boat on the Catalina Express to Catherine’s Terrace at the Descanso Beach Club. Enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet on the beach that includes carving stations with all the usual fixings on Nov. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The feast is $39 for adults and $19 for children. 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon (800)481-3470.

(Desserts at The Montage- Photo by The Montage)
(Desserts at The Montage- Photo by The Montage)

Thanksgiving at the Montage Beverly Hills
The hotel’s fine-dining restaurant Scarpetta with celebrity chef Scott Conant offers a Thanksgiving Day buffet with herb roasted turkey and the traditional trimmings. Begin with a complement of West Coast oysters, chilled shrimp, citrus cured salmon or snow crab legs and a mélange of extraordinary desserts from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Rooftop is more casual featuring pumpkin soup, butternut squash flatbread, a roasted turkey sandwich and pumpkin gingerbread trifle.The Rooftop will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for guests to order from the á la carte menu with views of Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills as a backdrop. 225 N. Canon Drive (310)860-7990.

12250058_886314264770920_1057785638761827865_nBar Mattachine
Ring in Thanksgiving at a bar where everyone is thankful. Bar Mattachine, Downtown L.A.’s welcoming gay craft cocktail bar, is celebrating Turkey Day with lavish libations. Owner Garrett McKechnie is shaking up the Cape Coddah cocktail with vodka, fresh muddled cranberries and homemade lime cordial poured over crushed ice. The Indian Summer is a icy mixture of Olmeca Los Altos tequila, agave, fresh watermelon, lime juice, jalapeño and cilantro. Kick back on the outdoor patio, cozy up in the upstairs lounge, or dance underneath the shimmering disco ball this holiday. The motto at Mattachine is “Come with us, whether you are or not. Or do whatever you would like.” Bar Mattachine is open on Nov. 26 from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. 221 W. 7th St.(213)278-0471.

(Photo courtesy of Mastro's)
(Photo courtesy of Mastro’s)

Mastro’s Malibu Thanksgiving
Ocean Club sitting right on the cliff of PCH, offers the perfect atmosphere, comfort and elegance for holiday events and dining. Open for Thanksgiving, the dining menus can be customized to include Mastro’s signature dishes – the seafood tower, petite filet, lobster mashed potatoes and the warm butter cake. A wider selection includes fresh seafood, sushi, and celebrated cuts of steaks. Guests can enjoy live entertainment and dancing nightly in the piano bar lounge. 18412 Pacific Coast Highway (310)454-4357.

(Photo courtesy of Viviane)
(Photo courtesy of Viviane)

Viviane’s First Thanksgiving
The newly opened Beverly Hills restaurant from restaurateur Stephane Bombet and Executive Chef Michael Hung will present an all-day feast on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dine in style at L.A.’s most contemporary indoor/outdoor dining destination, while enjoying technique-driven French dishes that include Galatine of Diestel Farms turkey with rosemary and sage gravy; roasted sugar pumpkin with bourbon honey glaze; brioche with wild mushrooms and truffle stuffing; and caramel pear tartine with ice cream and pomegranate reduction. Sip spiced mulled cider with rum or one of the specialty Thanksgiving cocktails from Bar Manager Ryan Wainwright. Managing Partner and Wine Director Francois Renaud and General Manager Emmanuel Faure will be on hand to provide artfully paired wine suggestions that blend with Hung’s offerings. This holiday meal is $68 for adults and $25 for children ages three to 12 years old. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd. (310)407-7791.


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(Photo courtesy of Wally’s )

Thanksgiving from Wally’s Beverly Hills
Executive chef David Feau of Wally’s Beverly Hills is preparing a festive feast to take home for Thanksgiving. The meal serves up to 12 people and includes one 16 to 18 pound turkey with green bean ragout, truffle mashed potatoes, pumpkin gratin, choice of vegetarian or meat stuffing, pan roasted Brussels sprout salad, gravy and cranberry sauce for $300. Patrons can also order the meal with an eight- to nine-pound turkey that serves up to six people for $180. Feau will prepare only 50 turkeys and the meals are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The meals should be ordered at least 48 hours before Thanksgiving and can be picked up on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 447 N. Canon Drive, (310)475-3540.

(Photo courtesy of Tanzy's)
(Photo courtesy of Tanzy’s)

Thanksgiving in Westwood
Tanzy in Westwood is serving a three-course Thanksgiving meal for $40 per adult and $20 for children 12 and under. The first course includes parsnip and apple soup or endive and arugula salad, followed by herb roasted turkey with cranberry and quince bread pudding, sautéed green beans, sweet potato, confit chestnuts, turkey gravy, cranberry compote and fresh baked Parker House rolls. Finish with three pumpkin pie with chantilly cream and pumpkin mousse and pink lady apple crisp with candied pecans and maple gelato. 10840 Wilshire Blvd., (310)307-7004. OpenTable

(Photo courtesy of Brite Spot)
(Photo courtesy of Brite Spot)

Thanksgiving in Echo Park
Brite Spot in Echo Park is offering a Thanksgiving meal for $19.95 per person, plus tax. The meal includes a fresh roasted, hormone and anitbiotic free farm raised Mary’s turkey breast with Yukon gold mashed potatoes, baked yams, housemade turkey gravy, housemade traditional dressing, housemade fresh cranberry sauce, fresh baked Parker House rolls and a slice of freshly baked pumpkin pie. A cup of coffee or soda is included. Brite Spot will also offer whole pies and cheesecakes to go with 48-hour advanced orders. Whole apple pies and pumpkin cheesecakes are $40. The meal is available for take out and must be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance. 1918 W. Sunset Blvd., (213)484-9800.

Doma Kitchen Thanksgiving
Doma Kitchen will be open from 2 to 8 p.m. and will offer a special Thanksgiving menu by chef Kristina Miksyte. Some of Miksyte’s unique creations have an Eastern European culinary theme. 3562 N. Sepulveda Blvd. (310)647-3157.

(Photo Courtesy of Barton G.)
(Photo Courtesy of Barton G.)

Barton G. LA Thanksgiving
L.A.’s “culinary theatery” Barton G. LA will showcase seasonal pumpkin and turkey-inspired creations with an elevated twist on Thursday, Nov. 26. Three-course holiday meals include shareable pumpkin spice donuts and pumpkin soup. The menu also includes fall garden salads, herb roasted turkey breast with confit leg, and pumpkin donuts with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced warm chocolate and cinnamon anglaise. The cost is $65 per person and reservations are required. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., (310)388-1888.

(Photo Courtesy of Patina)
(Photo Courtesy of Patina)

Patina’s Descanso Gardens Thanksgiving
Have a carefree Thanksgiving with an annual buffet prepared by Patina chefs with all the trimmings, including vegetarian options, on Thursday, Nov. 26 at Descanso Gardens. Seatings are available at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Cranberry orange cheesecake and pumpkin pie tarts are an ideal finish. After the meal, guests can walk in the gardens. Seating is limited and reservations are required by Thursday, Nov. 19. The Thanksgiving brunch buffet is $74.56 for Descanso Gardens members and $31.39 for their children, and $86.33 for non-members and $36.62 for their children. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada, (818)790-3663.

(Photo Courtesy of M Cafe)
(Photo Courtesy of M Cafe)

Healthy Thanksgiving to go at M Café
M Café, Los Angeles’ contemporary macrobiotic café, is serving cuisine free of dairy, red meat, refined sugars, eggs and poultry, and offers a veg-friendly, meat-free Thanksgiving feast to go that is tailored for dietary needs and requires no cooking. The M Café’s Thanksgiving Feast includes a choice of entrée, holiday soup, salad and choice of two additional accompaniments. The price is $75 for a two-person feast and $145 for a four-person feast. Locations include Brentwood, Melrose Avenue and Beverly Hills. For information and orders, call Kristel Kim at (213)500-7220, or email


(Photo courtesy of Circa 55)
(Photo courtesy of Circa 55)

Beverly Hills Thanksgiving
Circa 55 in the Beverly Hilton is serving a modern brunch and California dinner menu for Thanksgiving with market-fresh dishes that are 95 percent locally sourced. Thanksgiving brunch includes carved citrus-brined roasted turkey with breakfast favorites like eggs Benedict and Belgian waffles. The dinner includes roasted turkey with giblet gravy and sage stuffing, and wood grilled fish with spaghetti squash herb butter. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 to 10 p.m. The brunch price is $79 per adult and $36 for children; $60 per person for dinner. 9876 Wilshire Blvd., (310)887-6055.

Santa Monica Thanksgiving
The oceanfront 1 Pico at Shutters on the Beach features a market-fresh menu that showcases seasonal Southern California ingredients and seafood. The prix fixe menu allows guests to choose from poached farm egg and duck prosciutto and seared scallops. Entrées include free-range Mary’s turkey, American red snapper and scallop potato and black truffle gratin. Finish with pumpkin tarts and butterscotch and caramelized pear trifles. The price is $90 per person. 1 Pico Blvd., (310)587-1717. OpenTable


(Photo courtesy of Umami Burger)
(Photo courtesy of Umami Burger)

Umami Burger’s Holiday Bird
Umami Burger’s Holiday Bird is an entire holiday meal with Umami’s signature turkey patty, a cornbread stuffing patty, house-made turkey gravy, fresh ginger-cranberry chutney, spiced Japanese yams and Umami-dusted fried sage. For every Holiday Bird dinner sold, $1 will be donated to Meals on Wheels America to help seniors in need. 189 The Grove Drive, Ste. C-10, (323)954-8626; 4655 Hollywood Blvd., (323)669-3922; 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., (323)469-3100.

These destinations were featured in the Beverly Press and Park LaBrea Newspapers on Nov. 19 and Nov. 26, 2015.

Two Thanksgiving Dining Options at The Montage in Beverly Hills

(Celebrity Chef Scott Conant with a very happy Jill Weinlein)
(Celebrity Chef Scott Conant with a very happy Jill Weinlein)

Celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta is serving an elegant Thanksgiving Day buffet that includes all the traditional trimmings inside The Montage Beverly Hills

(Start with Soup to Nuts at Scarpetta's Thanksgiving Buffet - photo by The Montage)
(Start with Soup to Nuts at Scarpetta’s Thanksgiving Buffet – photo by The Montage)

While overlooking the beautiful Beverly Canon gardens, families can begin with a complement of West Coast oysters, chilled shrimp, citrus cured salmon or Snow Crab legs, before moving on to enjoy slices of  herb roasted turkey, and his signature tomato and basil spaghetti. Other items include a leg of lamb, porchetta and Prime Rib. Corn Bread is infused with prosciutto & thyme.

Italian fare featured in the buffet range from ricotta Agnolotti, rigatoni and baked ricotta Cavatelli with Napa cabbage, sausage and butternut squash. There are cured meats, Fingerling potatoes with scallions & whole grain mustard, and autumn squash with agro dolce & spicy pumpkin seeds.

(Desserts at The Montage- Photo by The Montage)
(Desserts at The Montage- Photo by The Montage)

Finish with a multitude of satisfying desserts.

Bottomless Mimosas, Bloody Marys & Bellinis are available for an additional $22.

The Scarpetta buffet is served on Thursday, November 28 starting at noon to 5 p.m. The price is $108 per adult and $35 for children (5-12 years), exclusive of tax and gratuity. For reservations, (310)860-7970.

(Photo by The Montage)
(Photo by The Montage)

For lighter fare with glorious views of the Hollywood Hills and Beverly Hills, take your family to The Montage Rooftop for a myriad of gourmet á la carte options including pumpkin soup with toasted pepitas, pomegranate and whipped chèvre brioche toast. Other items include butternut squash flatbread with duck confit; a roasted turkey sandwich on toasted cranberry walnut bread, with warm brie, green apple, and caramelized shallots. Finish with a pumpkin gingerbread trifle or eggnog creme brûlée.

(Photo by The Montage)
(Photo by The Montage)

The Rooftop will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For reservations, please call (310)860-7990. Prices range from $12 to $29 a dish.

Montage Beverly Hills is located at 225 N. Canon Drive. in Beverly Hills.

Cooking This Thanksgiving? Forget it!

Thanksgiving-ImageWhy shop spend a lot of money, clean up your house, set the table, heat up the ovens, eat too much food, and then clean up the dining room and kitchen this Thanksgiving? There are some great spots in Los Angeles that are open for Thanksgiving that offer traditional fare for lunch or dinner. A few are even open for breakfast. Check out my list to get inspired:

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Canter’s Celebrates Thanksgiving
Come to Canter’s on Fairfax this Nov. 27 for a Thanksgiving dinner that includes an oven roasted turkey, mashed potatoes, yams and peas, gravy, cranberry sauce, Canter’s stuffing and a slice of pumpkin pie for $17.95. The restaurant is open 24 hours. 419 N Fairfax Ave. (323)651-2030.

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Eat at Mimi’s Cafe for Thanksgiving Day for $18.99 per adult and $8.99 for kids. Guests have a choice of soup or Mimi’s House or Caesar salad. The main course is turkey, cornbread stuffing, Bourbon sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cranberry relish, pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie with whipped cream or salted caramel pecan pie. For those who want to bring a feast home, order a to-go box to feed 6 to 8 people for $89.99. It comes with a whole turkey basted with rosemary herbs de provence butter or a smoked ham with orange-Dijon glaze served with mashed potatoes, Bourbon sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole and turkey gravy, cranberry relish, Dessert includes six pumpkin muffins and pumpkin pie. 2925 Los Feliz Blvd. (323)668-1715.

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Open 24 hours a special Thanksgiving meal is being served at kitchen24. The Thanksgiving Goodness Dinner is $15.95. The dinner includes oven roasted turkey, a homemade buttermilk biscuit, chicken gravy, cornbread pecan stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. Dessert is $5.95 for warm pumpkin beignets With spiced cream cheese frosting. 1608 N Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, (323) 465-2424


Papilles Thanksgiving
Open on Thanksgiving from 3 to 7 p.m. for a three-course menu for $45. Start with a Fall market salad or Thaitian squash velouté. The entree selection includes a Heritage turkey with wild mushroom stuffing, roasted roots and a thyme jus or Arctic Char with sweet potato and celery root with a black truffle vinaigrette. Dessert is a chocolate hazelnut crisp or slice of pumpkin pie. 6221 Franklin Ave. (323)871-2026.


Mr C Thanksgiving
On Thursday, Nov. 27 the special holiday meal begins with a lobster bisque soup. Guests will also enjoy homemade butternut squash ravioli, oven roasted turkey with delicious side dishes and homemade pumpkin pie for $85 a person. Pair with wine for an additional $35. The chefs at Mr. C are also preparing Thanksgiving to go meals. Orders must be called in advance. 1224 Beverwil Drive (310)277-2800.


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Eat in or take out on Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. by ordering from their regular menu a la carte or enjoy a generous three-course Thanksgiving feast at $40 for adults and $20 for kids. For take-out, please give 12-hour notice before pick up. 10840 Wilshire Blvd. (310)307-7004.


Komodo Thanksgiving
This California Asian fusion restaurant puts a spin on Thanksgiving to-go. The Komodo box offers a choice of two entree items that include braised ox tail with rose’ red wine, Thai spice baked pork tenderloin, or salmon filet with cream of lemongrass and black ear mushrooms. Choose three out of five side dishes that include charred corn on the cob, Mac & Cheese with Vietnamese sweet sausage, and Peking duck stuffing. Dessert is strawberry Horchata with tapioca boba. Komodo makes a house Lychee lemonade ideal for adding Gin or Vodka and topping with fresh mint. This special dinner feeds six to eight people for $350. 8809 Pico Blvd. (310)246-5153.


On Thursday, November 27, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., the iconic waterfront dining destination will celebrate Thanksgiving with an exclusive three-course prix-fixe menu for $60 per person. Celebrate the holiday with such favorites as roasted turkey breast served with sausage stuffing, green beans, truffle mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Chef Abair is also making lobster ceviche and roasted salmon. Desserts include sweet potato pie, pecan bars or cranberry 4451 Admiralty Way (310)823-6395.


Thanksgiving at Barton G. LA

On Thursday, Nov. 27 from 5 to 10 p.m., Barton G. LA presents Angelenos with a holiday feast featuring turkey, gravy, stuffing, candied yams and many of the classic holiday fixings in a three-course menu for $65 per person. The dishes are plated with an artful twist intended to amuse and entertain diners. Finish with pumpkin donuts with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced warm chocolate, and cinnamon anglaise. 861 N. La Cienega Blvd. (310)388-1888.

Thanksgiving at Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Executive chefs Kaleo Adams and Hugo Bolanos have created menus to reflect the warmth and magic of the holiday season on Nov. 27 from 12 p.m to 8 p.m. This one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving meal is $140 per adult and $65 for children under 12. 701 Stone Canyon Road (310)472-1211.


Bruce Bozzi Jr. recently opened the new Palm Restaurant in Beverly Hills and is offering a festive three-course menu on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 8 p.m. Guests have a choice of three salads or lobster bisque or roasted butternut squash soup. For the second course, guests receive a plate of slow-roasted hand carved turkey with stuffing, cranberry sauce and giblet gravy with a choice of one seasonal side dish. Finish with a slice of chocolate pecan pie with Bourbon sauce or pumpkin pie with ginger spiced whipped cream. Dinner for adults is $55 per person and $24 for children. An a la carte dinner menu is also available. 267 N. Canon Drive (213)763-4600.

Thanksgiving at the Polo Lounge at The Beverly Hills Hotel
Enjoy brunch from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. for $90 per adult and $55 for children 12 and under. Chefs are also preparing a special dinner from 4 to 10 p.m. This special holiday meal is $135 per adult; $55 for children 12 and under. 9641 Sunset Blvd. (310)909-1663.

Thanksgiving at The Peninsula Beverly Hills

Executive Chef David Codney’s provides an exquisite take on traditional holiday dishes. Appetizers include roasted D’Anjou pears with endive, Maytag blue cheese and pecan brittle. Main courses include Long Valley Ranch short ribs with Brussels Sprouts, pomegranate and sweet potato brulée. Entrees include a “Willie Bird” free range Sonoma turkey with sage stuffing, Farmers’ Market carrots, buttermilk potatoes, Pinot cranberry chutney and traditional gravy. A bountiful dessert buffet will also be featured. The festive meal includes champagne for $130 per person. Children under 12 are $60. 9882 S Santa Monica Blvd. (310)551-2888.


M Café Thanksgiving Feast
Bring home a choice of entrée, holiday soup, salad, salad and your choice of 2 additional healthy accompaniments. Order a holiday Seitan roast or a gluten-free tempeh loaf. A selection of sides include sourdough bread stuffing with almonds and raisins, mashed pumpkin with couscous and raisins, whipped potato and rutabaga. For two it’s $75 and for four it’s $135. Orders must be placed by Nov. 24. 7119 Melrose Ave. Contact Sarah at (617)291-3847.


Overlook the Pacific at Thanksgiving
One Pico offers a casual, yet elegant Thanksgiving meal prepared by Executive Chef Isaac Gamboa. He uses classic Thanksgiving flavors and market-fresh ingredients, seasonal seafood, and a touch of coastal whimsy. The $90 three-course menu includes a range of options from which guests can choose including a traditional free range Diestel turkey and butternut squash soup. 1 Pico Blvd. (310)587-1717.

Coast at Shutters on the Beach
This coastal casual restaurant offers a $42 three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu that consists of butternut squash soup with Madagascar vanilla crème fraiche, free range Diestel turkey with a Yukon gold mash, cranberries, roasted market vegetables, and smoked bacon stuffing. Finish with a pecan pie with salted caramel and bourbon whipped cream. 1 Pico Blvd.

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CIRCA 55 at The Beverly Hilton
The Thanksgiving menu includes both brunch and dinner options. The brunch buffet is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for $79 for adults and $29 for children. A couple of the delicious four-course dinner selections include lobster bisque with sherry cream and chives or pumpkin bisque with toasted pepitas. Entrees include citrus brined turkey with roasted garlic mash, Marilyn Monroe’s stuffing, gravy, apple cranberry chutney or dry aged Prime Rib with Haricot Vert, Beech mushrooms, crispy shallots, rosemary jus and horseradish. Dinner starts with a amuse bouche and ends with a trio of Thanksgiving pies: pumpkin, apple crumble and golden pecan for $69 per person. 9876 Wilshire Blvd. (310)887-6055.


Nick + Stef’s Specials
For Thanksgiving day Nick + Stef’s Steakhouse offers a prix-fixe menu with roasted root vegetables with aged goat cheese, pomegranate, and chimichurri, hand carved Diestel turkey with brioche and chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes, candied butternut squash, creamed Swiss Chard, pickled cranberry relish,and turkey gravy. The three-course meal is $52 for adults and $19 for children 10 and under. 330 S. Hope St. (213)680-0330.

IMG_0852Café Pinot
Enjoy a prix fixe holiday meal starting with roasted pumpkin soup with coffee cream, Bourbon gastrique,and pumpkin seed. Entrees include veal sweetbreads with chestnut agnolotti or braised pork shoulder with savoy cabbage and apple fondue. The dessert is a chocolate Namelaka with financier, roasted Griottes, pistachio Chantilly and basil. The adult portion is $55 for three- courses and $19 for children under 10. 700 W 5th St. (213)239-6500.

Patina Catering Thanksgiving To-Go
Now through November 25 order by phone or online your holiday meal at Patina Catering. They are offering an array of traditional sides to pair with either a bone-in turkey breast or a whole roasted turkey. Highlights include classic brioche stuffing with roasted squash, charred Cinderella pumpkin soup, and roasted root vegetable salad with Tuscan kale, faro and pumpkin seeds. To complete the Thanksgiving feast, Patina Catering offers four signature pies including the classic pumpkin pie with roasted pumpkin, maple Chantilly, and leaf butter crust. There is also a winter S’mores pie with graham cracker crumble, milk chocolate pudding, and roasted marshmallow fluff. The bone-in turkey breast dinner serves 6 to 8 people with all the trimmings, two sides and one pie at $145.Call (213)814-3263 or email Pick up locations will be given when order is placed.


Thanksgiving Dessert at Bo Nuage10802613_396967167120183_1063352854_a
The Parisian-inspired pastry shop on Melrose offers 15 different flavors of “nuage” cakes. It’s two layers of meringue, filled with flavored whipped cream, covered in that same cream, and topped with shaved chocolate. For a Thanksgiving feast serve or bring one or both of their new seasonal flavors – Pumpkin-Ginger and Apple Cobbler. They are available in the small nuage size or full size cakes. From now until Thanksgiving buy four small nuage cakes (any flavor) and get 2 free. Or buy a 9″ inch cake for $45 and get a box of 6 mini cakes for free. The cakes are around 200 calories and available in gluten-free and dairy free options. 8010 Melrose Ave.(310)880-2065.

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