The Eat Sheet: Where to Dine Out – Or Order In – This Thanksgiving in L.A.
From the elevated-yet-traditional fare at Jar to the offbeat offerings at the Bazaar, why stay home on Nov. 24?
Not everyone wants to cook on Turkey Day. For those who’d prefer to eat without the toil, some of the city’s top restaurants are open Nov. 24 -- or else offer the ultimate in Thanksgiving-specific gourmet takeout that will taste (let’s face it) even better than homemade. Our holiday hit list:
For $65 per person, chef Jose Andres offers either the obvious -- roasted organic turkey, giblet stuffing, cranberry sauce -- or alternatives a bit less traditional: New Zealand red snapper, sweet potatoes with passion fruit meringue and a very Spanish salted potato appetizer with a cilantro-and-cumin green sauce. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., L.A., 310.246.5555, sbe.com/sls/bazaar
The neo-retro chophouse offers an $85 menu that starts with chestnut chickpea soup, runs through mashed Yukon gold potatoes and Kabocha squash with sage brown butter and is centered on a roasted turkey with in-house cranberry relish. 8225 Beverly Blvd., L.A., 323.655.6566, thejar.com
This elegant rustic Italian stalwart begins its seatings as early as noon for the $55 family-style menu. Chef Mark Peel will present a rosemary-charred bird, along with savory bread pudding, sweet corn succotash and a spiced pumpkin tart dessert. 624 S. La Brea Ave., L.A., 323.938.1447, campanilerestaurant.com
Joachim Splichal’s Walt Disney Concert Hall flagship space presents a four-course $68 menu that includes a turkey prepared sous vide and sides like wild mushroom stuffing. A poached apple rounds things out. 141 S. Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.3331, patinarestaurant.com
Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Venice culinary pioneer presents a $56 four-course feast that begins with a first course of lobster and pumpkin seed oil and ends with sweet potato bread pudding with toasted marshmallow ice cream. 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd., L.A., 310.399.5811, joesrestaurant.com
THE ORDER-IN SAVIORS
Farmshop 225 26th St., Santa Monica, 310.566.2400, farmshopla.com
Cecconi’s 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.432.2000, cecconiswesthollywood.com
Ammo 1155 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.467.3293, ammocafe.com
Savory 29169 Heathercliff Rd., Malibu, 310.589.8997, savorymalibu.com
Comme Ca 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.782.1104, commecarestaurant.com