The Eat Sheet: Where to Dine Out – Or Order In – This Thanksgiving in L.A.

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Courtesy of Lauren Noble

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:

The Bazaar
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,

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,

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,

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,

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,


Farmshop 225 26th St., Santa Monica, 310.566.2400,

Cecconi’s 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 310.432.2000,

Ammo 1155 N. Highland Ave., L.A., 323.467.3293,

Savory 29169 Heathercliff Rd., Malibu, 310.589.8997,

Comme Ca 8479 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, 323.782.1104,