Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in LA? You're in luck! There are an impressive number and array of restaurants open in LA on Thanksgiving, ready to serve up savory feasts so you don't have to do any of the work. Whether you're visiting and staying at the Pacific Palms Resort or a local wanting to switch things up this year with a stress-free holiday meal, you won't be disappointed. Let's dig into six of the best Turkey Day dinner options in the City of Angels.
Note that reservations are highly recommended throughout Thanksgiving weekend, and we also encourage you to call to confirm special holiday hours and menus.
Red Restaurant & Bar
Perched on a hill overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains, the upscale Red Restaurant is on the grounds of the Pacific Palms Resort. Put a modern twist on the holiday this year and enjoy top-tier, ultra fresh steaks and seafood as you dine with a view. Red also serves breakfast and lunch.
Just a short drive from Pacific Palms, Caldo Verde is in the heart of downtown proper. The James Beard Award-winning restaurant serves a Mediterranean-meets-California menu, and this year's Thanksgiving menu will largely focus on Portuguese cuisine.
What was supposed to be a 2-year pop-up restaurant in Culver City quickly became a fan favorite, and it just so happens to be one of the best places to have Thanksgiving dinner in LA. Dear John's has a super hip, vintage vibe and serves great steaks and Italian food.
On Santa Monica Beach, FIG serves a modern 4-course meal for Thanksgiving in LA. While the turkey will be traditional, expect seasonal standouts including king salmon with white bean purée and—naturally—a fig tart instead of pie. The restaurant also offers an alternate vegan menu, as well as curbside pickup with advance orders.
Near FIG, The Draycott is another fantastic option for Thanksgiving dinner in LA. The husband-and-wife-owned restaurant brings their "creative, British twist" to Thanksgiving fare, offering a divine prix fixe menu for $95 per person. If you're looking to shake up tradition, opt for sweet potato ravioli over turkey.
The Cat & Fiddle
Arguably one of Hollywood's most treasured British pubs welcomes patrons on Thanksgiving day, serving both its regular full menu and a special holiday prix fixe menu. This year's version features three courses, and is one of the most reasonably priced holiday dinners in the city.
Spend Thanksgiving at The Pacific Palms Resort
Thanksgiving in LA is an experience like no other, with gorgeous sunny fall weather and a festive vibe. These restaurants are just a glimpse of what the city has to offer, so whether you're a guest at our City of Industry hotel, a local seeking a memorable holiday staycation, or you just want to pop into Red's, be sure to plan ahead and make reservations early. Have a fantastic Thanksgiving in Los Angeles, filled with good food and great company!