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Ammo: "Hyper-seasonal" menu includes wild mushrooms and heirloom turkeys from Diestel ranch. Dishes are ordered a la carte. Orders must be placed by phone or e-mail by noon on Nov. 22, ready for pickup on Nov. 24 between 2 and 6 p.m. Prices range from $36 for a wild mushroom bread pudding to $130 for a large turkey that feeds 10 to 12 people. 1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 871-2666, http://www.ammocafe.com

Bristol Farms: All the basics, including three stuffings, four kinds of potatoes, turkey, ham or salmon, and all kinds of vegetables and relishies. Order by Nov. 21 for pickup Nov. 24. Many locations. http://www.bristolfarms.com

Cham Korean Bistro: Celebrate Thanksgiving with a Korean twist, including purple sweet potato pie and bokbuja, a gravy made with wild black raspberry wine. Dinner for four to six, $130; for 10 to 12, $240. Order by Nov. 18 and pick up by noon Nov. 25. 851 Cordova St., Pasadena, (626) 792-2474, http://www.chamkoreanbistro.com

Church and State: Brined oven-ready Mary's turkey with chestnut stuffing, potato gratin, apple crisp and more. $37 per person, minimum of four per order. Order by Nov. 21 and pick up Nov. 24 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. 1850 Industrial St., Los Angeles, (213) 405-1434. http://www.churchandstatebistro.com

Gelson's: Three set menus — jumbo turkey dinner, roasted turkey dinner and reduced-sodium turkey dinner, priced from $103 to $154 — plus a la carte items. Order by Nov. 23 for pick up Nov. 24. Many locations. http://www.gelsons.com.

House of An: Citrus- and herb-brined turkey that feeds 10 to 12 people for $89, plus both traditional, Southern and Asian-influenced sides. Order by Nov. 22 and pick up between 9 a.m. and noon Nov. 25. 2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, (323) 460-2645, www.houseofan.com

Josie: Josie is offering everything but the bird — sides such as cornbread stuffing with wild sage, baby artichokes, and mushrooms and butternut squash soup; and desserts such as pumpkin pie and sticky pecan pumpkin cake. Small orders feed four to six people, and large orders are enough for eight to 12 people, $18 to $54. Order by Nov. 23, and pick up between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nov. 24. 2424 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 581-9888, http://www.josierestaurant.com

Huckleberry: Huckleberry offers a range of sweet and savory dishes for Thanksgiving, including three different preparations of turkey and seemingly every cookie under the sun. Sides that feed two to three people cost $12, while larger orders for eight to 10 people cost $45 to $55. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Nov. 21; pick up before 5 p.m. Nov. 24. Huckleberry: 1014 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, (310) 451-2311, www.huckleberrycafe.com.

Little Dom's: Deep-fried turkey ($75) and wood oven-roasted heirloom carrots with saba ($38). Order the entire meal or a la carte no later than Nov. 23; pick up before noon Nov. 25. Each dish feeds six to eight people. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., (323) 661-0055, www.littledoms.com

Lucca: Menu includes Diestel free-range turkey and fire-in-the-sky yams with candied walnuts, $30 per person for set menus. Reserve by Nov. 19; pick up by noon Nov. 25. 6507 Quail Hill Parkway, Irvine, (949) 725-1773, http://www.luccacafe.net

Magnolia Bakery: Dessert classics such as pumpkin or apple pie or special treats such as black-bottomed pecan pie. Each pie serves six to eight people, $24. 8389 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, (323) 951-0636, http://www.magnoliabakery.com

Mimi's Café: Menu includes cornbread stuffing, roast turkey and pumpkin pie. For 6 to 8 people, $79. Diners can enjoy a Thanksgiving menu at the restaurant from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. $14.99. 2925 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, (323) 668-1715, MimisCafe.com

Tavern: Menu includes chestnut stuffing with prunes and cavolo nero, and sweet potatoes with sherry and roasted shallots. Order by 3 p.m. Nov. 21 and pickup Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Or eat at the restaurant from 1:30 to 9 p.m.; $65. 11648 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles (310) 806-6464, http://www.tavernla.com

Xino Restaurant: Xino has an Asian take on Thanksgiving, including roasted Peking turkey with steamed Chinese pancakes, served with mashed taro and sweet potato with coconut milk and brown sugar. Order by Nov. 23; $35 per person. 395 Santa Monica Place, (310) 755-6220, http://www.straitsrestaurants.com

Zov's Restaurant: Menu includes free-range turkey and green beans with caramelized shallots; serves up to 15 guests for $375. Order by Nov. 19 and pick up Nov. 24 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. 17440 E. 17th St., Tustin, (714) 838-8855, http://www.zovs.com

Dine in

Akasha: Menu includes turkey or Niman Ranch ham with pomegranate pepper jelly glaze, red kabocha squash gratin and baked tofu with chanterelles. From noon to 7 p.m. $60 for adults and $35 for children. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, (310) 845-1700, http://www.akasharestaurant.com

Angeli Café: Menu includes herbed dried fruit bread stuffing and stuffed pumpkin filled with souffled fondue. Two seatings: 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.; $40 per person. 7274 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 936-9086, angelicaffe.com

BLT Steak: Classic Thanksgiving dishes prepared with seasonal ingredients. Menu includes celery root, chestnut and apple soup; roasted turkey with chestnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry-grenadine sauce and rosemary gravy; and pumpkin tart and maple ice cream. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. $68. 8720 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood, (310) 360-1950, http://www.bltsteak.com

The Bazaar at SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills: Jose Andres sticks to his gastronomic guns, preparing a Thanksgiving menu that balances classical essentials like a roasted turkey with more exotic sides like salty wrinkled potatoes with mojo verde. 6 p.m. to midnight, $65. 465 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 246-5555, http://www.thebazaar.com

Bistro Garden: Menu includes duck confit ravioli and pumpkin souffle, as well as staples such as roast turkey with a harvest stuffing. 2 to 8 p.m.; $58 for adults and $38 for children younger than 12. 12950 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, (818) 501-0202, http://www.bistrogarden.com

Bottega Louie: Enjoy the special three-course Thanksgiving menu, $40, or order dessert to go. Dessert orders must be placed by Nov. 22, with a choice of apple, pumpkin or pecan pie and macarons, $20 to $35. 700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, (213) 802-1470, http://www.bottegalouie.com

Breadbar: Menu includes roasted turkey with gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce. Or learn how to carve a turkey at home with a free 15-minute demonstration Nov. 23. Finally, you can pick up a roasted turkey that just needs reheating. Call ahead for times, prices and availability. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, (310) 277-3770, http://www.breadbar.net

Catal: Italian staples and Thanksgiving favorites. From 11 a.m.; $35 for adults and $15.95 for children. 1580 Disneyland Drive, Anaheim, (714) 774-4442.

Cecconi's: Italian specialties such as foie gras and black truffle ravioli and a ricotta and pumpkin cake along with the typical Thanksgiving repertoire. 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; $45 for adults, $25 for children. 8764 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, (310) 432-2000, http://www.cecconiswesthollywood.com

Cezanne: Cezanne at Le Merigot hotel in Santa Monica has a three-course menu that includes persimmon salad with burrata cheese, your choice of turkey, salmon, filet mignon or duck for a main course, and rum baba or pumpkin cake. 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $49. 1740 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, 310-395-9700, lemerigothotel.com

Charlie's: The Malibu restaurant has a three-course menu including Jack Daniels sweet potatoes and wild mushroom stuffing. And given advance notice, you can take it to go. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., $50 per person and $25 for children younger than 12. 22821 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, (310) 456-3231, http://www.charliesmalibu.com

Charlie Palmer at Bloomingdale's South Coast Plaza: Menu includes pumpkin risotto and walnut-encrusted venison as well as traditional fare. From 11 a.m.; $68 for adults and $34 for children younger than 12. 3333 S. Bristol St., Costa Mesa, (714) 352-2525, http://www.charliepalmer.com/Properties/CharliePalmerAtBloomingdales

Claimjumper: A three-course menu is offered from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for $21.95. A takeout option includes Caesar salad, boneless turkey breast, red-skinned mashed potatoes and fresh cranberry-orange relish. Prices range from $40 for two guests to $180 for eight to 10 guests. Many locations; claimjumper.com

Culina: Thanksgiving brunch served banquet-style at the Four Seasons of Beverly Hills. Served all day; $95. 300 S. Doheny Drive, Los Angeles, (310) 860-4000, culinarestaurant.com

Descanso Gardens: Thanksgiving with a garden view includes roasted turkey basted in wild mushroom butter and a side of herbed apple stuffing. Noon; $45 for adults and $15 for children. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 790-3663, http://www.patinagroup.com/descanso

Gladstones: Expect a raw seafood bar with chowder and oysters as well as a carving station featuring a Diestel turkey breast or garlic crusted prime rib. Noon to 6 p.m. $45 for adults, $22.95 for children 12 and under. 17300 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, (310) 454-3474, www.gladstones.com

L.A. Market: At the Ritz-Carlton by Staples Center, Kerry Simon applies his modern perspective to deliver traditional dishes, including a prosciutto-and-pumpkin salad, a roasted turkey with sides and a pumpkin pie with five-spice cream. Two seatings, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $47. 900 W. Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, (213) 765-8630.

Leatherby's Café Rouge: Menu includes butternut squash "cappuccino" and pumpkin and hazelnut religieuse. From 2 p.m.; $48 for adults and $15.95 for children. Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 615 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, (714) 429-7640

Matteo's: Menu includes roast turkey with quince apple mashed potatoes and maple praline yams, or a roast prime rib with sautéed Brussels sprouts. From 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., with reservations made no later than Nov. 19. $65. 2321 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 475-4521, http://www.matteosla.com

McCormick and Schmick: Three-course menu includes roast turkey, stuffing and trimmings. Noon to 9 p.m.; $22.95 per person. Many locations; http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse: Carved turkey with brioche stuffing and warm pumpkin cake. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $39 for adults and $15 for children. 330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, (213) 680-0330, http://www.patinagroup.com/nickStef

Oliverio: Menu includes pepita salad made with pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and walnut dressing, and apple pie topped with cinnamon ice cream. 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; $40. 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 407-7791, http://www.avalonbeverlyhills.com

Palate Food + Wine: Menu includes blue hubbard squash soup; autumn salad with persimmon, pear and quince; roast turkey or pumpkin risotto; and a choice of desserts. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; $48 for adults and $25 for children younger than 12. 933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale, (818) 662-9463, http://www.palatefoodwine.com

Pinot Bistro: Three-course menu includes turkey breast with brioche and shiitake stuffing and orange juice-candied yams. From 2 p.m. until 9 p.m.; $45 for adults and $15.95 for children. 12969 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, (818) 990-0500, http://www.patinagroup.com/pinotbistro

Pinot Provence: Menu includes pan-roasted scallops with applewood bacon and apple pie made with apples poached in white wine. From 1 p.m.; $39 for adults and $15.95 for children. Westin South Coast Plaza, 686 Anton Blvd., Costa Mesa, (714) 444-5900. http://www.pinotprovence.com

Polo Lounge: Menu includes roast turkey, wildflower honey and ginger-infused cranberry sauce, candied yams and a pumpkin pie. Its four-course lunch and dinner menu costs $99 for adults and $55 for children. 9641 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 887-2777, http://www.beverlyhillshotel.com

Restaurant at L'Ermitage: Menu includes freshly shucked oysters, jumbo shrimp and Jonah crab claws plus a caviar station and a chocolate dessert buffet. Two seatings: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $80 for adults and $45 for children. 9291 Burton Way, Beverly Hills, (310) 278-3344, http://www.lermitagebh.com

RH Restaurant: Take your pick from a take-out Thanksgiving meal or dining in with a brunch buffet. The buffet is served family style with choices such as pork and chicken liver terrine or the more familiar free-range roasted turkey stuffed with hazelnuts. $56 for adults and $20 for children. The to-go option consists of a chestnut and hazelnut stuffed turkey with foi gras, gravy and cranberry sauce. $36 per person with accompaniments, $26 per person without. Order by Tuesday at 5 p.m., pick up on Wednesday or Thursday. 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (323) 785-6090, www.hyatt.com/gallery/rhlaxss2009/index.html

Shangri-la: Three-course prix fixe menu to be served family style, including house-baked pumpkin bread, lobster dumplings with Port wine syrup, roasted turkey and tangerine glazed ham, and a platter of mini desserts. 2 to 9 p.m.; $55 for adults and $25 for children. 1301 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 394-2791, http://www.shangrila-hotel.com

Simon LA: Menu includes kabocha squash soup with toasted oats and roasted apple and an anise-roasted sweet potato gratin. From 11 a.m. until 11 p.m.; $52 for adults and $21 for children younger than 12. 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, (310) 358-3979, simonlarestaurant.com

The Restaurant at the Standard Hotel, Downtown: This modern downtown hotel is serving a prix fixe menu that includes a choice of appetizer (turkey chowder with sage; butter lettuce wedge with Point Reyes blue cheese); entrée (roasted Diestel Farms turkey with orange cranberry sauce; cedar-smoked Scottish Salmon with sorrel emulsion); two sides (duck fat smashed potatoes; haricot vert with marcona and lemon; yams with "toasty" marshmallow; mushroom Gorgonzola stuffing; roasted baby vegetables); and dessert (pumpkin pie royale; pecan-chocolate tart). $25. 550 S. Flower St., L.A. (213) 892-8080

The Stinking Rose: Menu includes a 400-clove garlic-roasted turkey breast. From 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; $29.95 for adults and $19.95 for children. 55 N. La Cienega Blvd., Beverly Hills, (310) 652-7673, http://www.thestinkingrose.com

Tangata: Menu includes classic roast turkey with stuffing, sweet potato gratin and butternut squash soup. From 11 a.m.; $39 for adults and $15.95 for children. 2002 N. Main St., Santa Ana, (714) 550-0906. http://www.patinagroup.com

Whist: Menu includes butternut squash soup topped with sage and crispy prosciutto, with "carving" stations for turkey, arctic char and risotto. 1 to 7 p.m.; $68. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, (310) 260-7514, http://www.viceroysantamonica.com

Zucca Ristorante: Italian Thanksgiving in three courses including pumpkin tortelloni and wild boar ragu on pappardelle. From 2 p.m.; $39 for adults and $15.95 for children. 801 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, (213) 614-7800, http://www.patinagroup.com/zuccaristorante

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