Hollywood Thanksgiving: 15 Places To Dine Out
Wolfgang Puck, Roy Choi, Thomas Keller and other star chefs have cooked up special holiday menus so you can avoid the turkey baster.
Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air
Hollywood’s favorite chef is offering his feast beginning at 12 o’clock, and starting with a roasted pumpkin soup with cardamom cream, cranberry compote and pumpkin brittle. $155 per person, $65 for children ages 12 and under. 701 Stone Canyon Rd.
Joachim Splichal’s flagship at the Walt Disney Concert Hall will deliver a lamb shank with goat cheese ravioli, red cabbage, parsnip and Brussels sprouts. $85 per person, $35 for children ages 10 and under. 141 S. Grand Ave.
At chef-owner Josiah Citrin’s two-Michelin-starred Santa Monica sanctum, guests will be tucking into praline pecan yams and pecan pie with bourbon sauce. $95 per person, $42 for children ages 8 and under. 1104 Wilshire Blvd.
The mid-century-mod steakhouse goes straightforward with a roasted turkey and all of the fixings, from mashed Yukon Gold potatoes to roasted onions with almond pesto. $90 per person, $45 for children ages 12 and under. 8225 Beverly Blvd.
The several-week-old reimagining of the former Oliverio at the Avalon Hotel under Michael Hung will be sending out brioche with wild mushrooms and truffle stuffing. $68 per person, $25 for children ages 12 and under. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd.
The haute vegan restaurant in West Hollywood from chef Tal Ronnen is doing mashed potatoes with porcini gravy and a rosemary and hazelnut scaloppini with cranberry cabernet sauce. $75 per person. 8284 Melrose Ave.
Save room for dessert at Suzanne Goin’s Brentwood restaurant, where there’ll be pecan bars with milk gelato and pumpkin panna cotta with gingersnap cookies. $70 per person, $35 for children ages 12 and under. 11648 San Vicente Blvd.
Hotel Casa del Mar’s seaside spot in Santa Monica is doling out, among other offerings, lobster cake with remoulade sauce and caramel apple cheesecake with an oatmeal streusel – starting at 11am. $90 per person. 1910 Ocean Ave.
Akasha Richmond’s Culver City Indian concept is appropriately on-brand with Bengali five-spice jalapeno cornbread stuffing and chai-spiced pumpkin pie. $48 per person, $24 for children. 9531 Culver Blvd.
The Hungry Cat
Yes, the seafood specialist will be serving chorizo and oyster stuffing. But the key course is deep fried turkey. $70 per person. 1535 Vine St.
Chef-impresario Roy Choi has whipped up a Native Spirit Feast at his restaurant in Koreatown, featuring cauliflower steak, vegetable gumbo, chicken pozole and charred broccolini. Pricing a la carte. 3515 Wilshire Blvd.
Thomas Keller’s French brasserie will send out an organically raised Diestel Family turkey with all of the fixings, but you can also order sole meuniere, pate en croute or steak frites that evening. $80 per person, $40 for children ages 12 and under. 235 N. Canon Dr.
New executive chef Michael Bryant (fresh from The Churchill) shows off with cider-braised turkey leg rolled with prosciutto and whipped robiola. $55 per person, $30 for children ages 12 and under. 5750 Melrose Ave.
Brooke Williamson’s beach-adjacent refuge is doling out maple yams with toasted Earl Grey marshmallows. $30 per person. 119 Culver Blvd.
The Restaurant at Mr. C
Expect homemade pumpkin ravioli among the multiple courses on Thanksgiving at this Italian spot from the Cipriani family. $89 per person. 1224 Beverwil Dr.