There are at least a couple of ways to deal with the fact that you have yet to plan Thanksgiving dinner: reservations at any of the dozens of restaurants that will be celebrating the holiday, or takeout.
In addition to the listings below, check your local grocer for takeout options. And besides many notable hotel dining rooms, restaurants all over the Southland are offering wonderful menus for Thanksgiving dinner. You've got choices from the traditional to the not-so-traditional to the vegan. Oh, and there's sushi.
Ammo is offering Thanksgiving takeout, everything priced a la carte, including house-cured salmon with crème fraîche; charcuterie; cheeses; 12- to 14-pound Willie Bird free-range turkeys, cooked ($85) or uncooked and oven-ready ($75); roasted sweet potatoes with spicy maple butter; horseradish mashed potatoes; and whole-grain chestnut and sage stuffing. Among the dessert choices: pumpkin pie with brandied whipped cream. Order by 3 p.m. Sunday for pickup on Nov. 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., with heating instructions. 1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 871-2666; www.ammocafe.com.
Auntie Em's Kitchen in Eagle Rock, in addition to pickup orders, is offering delivery for $25 extra. The meal centers on either a turkey breast or a vegetarian savory nut pie, with all the basic fixings (gravy, stuffing, sweet and mashed potatoes) for $35 per person, plus a variety of sides, $9.95 to $12.95 for servings for four. Finish with an assortment of pies ($18.95) or cupcakes ($3.50 each). 4616 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 255-0800; www.auntieemskitchen.com.
See Bottega Louie under Dine-in.
See Campanile under Dine-in.
Clay Oven in Irvine is preparing its tandoori Thanksgiving, with a 10- to 12-pound free-range, skinned turkey that is marinated for 48 hours in a blend of fresh spices, then cooked in the mesquite-fired tandoor oven. It comes with basmati rice stuffing and cranberry chutney, and, at $54.95, serves six people comfortably. Orders must be in by Monday, and pickup is Thanksgiving Day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 15435 Jeffrey Road, Irvine; (949) 552-2851; www.clayovenirvine.com.
See Fiamme Restaurant & Bar under Dine-in.
See Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood under Dine-in.
At Grace, Neal Fraser is deep-frying turkeys ($145 for eight servings) and offering a dozen other dishes, including thyme and black truffle turkey gravy, braised baby vegetables and cream cheese and chive biscuits. Desserts include a sweet potato pecan pie with toasted bourbon marshmallow and orange crème anglaise and sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce and cranberries (each option is $30 for eight servings). Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. Nov. 24 and picked up 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 25. 7360 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 934-4400; www.gracerestaurant.com.
Guelaguetza is preparing Oaxacan-style turkeys with a deliriously rich stuffing of prunes, raisins, olives, capers, ground beef and potatoes. The turkey is marinated (and injected) with a spicy wine sauce. The meal serves six to eight, comes with potato salad, bean paste and chiles vinagre, all for $65. Add an order of mole negro for an additional $10. Order before Nov. 25. 3337 1/2 W. 8th St., Los Angeles; (213) 427-0601; www.guelaguetzarestaurante.com.
Gus's Barbecue will prepare your holiday meal with all the trimmings: 10- to 12-pound smoked turkey, 1 quart of gravy, 1 quart of corn bread stuffing and 1 quart of cranberry sauce. An oven-safe bag is provided for the turkey as well as reheating instructions. Serves 4 to 6 people, for $60. Place your order by Friday (Nov. 20) and pick it up Nov. 25. 808 Fair Oaks Ave., South Pasadena; (626) 799-3251; www.gussbbq.com.
Joan's on Third offers Thanksgiving a la carte, so you can order as much or as little as you'd like. A 12-pound turkey is $65, a quart of gravy is $17, wild mushroom bread pudding for four is $18, and so on. There are numerous sides, salads, breads and desserts from which to choose. Open for walk-ins on Nov. 25 or order by Thursday, Nov. 19. 8350 1/2 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; (323) 655-2285; www.joansonthird.com.
For take-home Thanksgiving trimmings from Josie, you can order from a selection of appetizers, soups, salads, side dishes and desserts. Options include quiche with wild mushrooms and Gruyère (9-inch, $30); butternut squash soup (1 quart, $24); corn bread stuffing with wild sage, baby artichokes and mushrooms (small, $22; large, $44); pumpkin or pecan pie (9-inch, $30); and sticky pecan pumpkin cake ($54). Order by 1 p.m. Nov. 24. Pick up on Nov. 25. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2420 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 581-9888; www.josierestaurant.com.
You can order Thanksgiving trimmings from the Larchmont Larder until Friday (Nov. 20). Options include fennel sausage-corn bread stuffing ($20, serves six to eight); creamy mashed potatoes (1 quart, $10); sweet potato casserole with rum and pecans ($18); roasted root vegetables with shallots and sage ($10 for a quart). There are plenty more vegetables, soups, gravy and sauce, along with pies (apple, dried fruit, pumpkin, for $24 to $32). Ready for pickup Nov. 25, 2 to 7 p.m. 626 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 962-9900 (or e-mail email@example.com); www.larchmontlarder.com.
The downtown, West Hollywood and Venice locations of Lemonade are offering to-go traditional Thanksgiving dinners. Roast turkey for 12 is $50; sides such as mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash and sweet potato casserole are $14 to 18; and pies go for $20 a pop. Order before Thursday. 9001 Beverly Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 247-2500; 515 S. Flower St., Los Angeles, (213) 488-0299; 1661 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 452-6200; www.lemonadela.com.
Little Dom's has a family-style takeout menu for Thanksgiving, for six to eight people. It includes a 12-pound organic free-range deep-fried turkey (fried in peanut oil) with giblet gravy for $68. Sides are priced a la carte: roasted Brussels sprouts with wild boar bacon; homemade fennel sausage and mushroom stuffing; gingerbread cupcakes; and pumpkin cake. 2128 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 661-0055; www.littledoms.com.
Among Little Next Door's Thanksgiving offerings are salad with persimmons and candied pecans; roasted turkey stuffed with Pink Lady apples and raisins with Madeira giblet gravy; wild mushroom and sage stuffing; lingonberry chutney; and pecan bourbon pie or tarte tatin. Place orders by Friday. $45 per person, with a six-person minimum. Pick up by 4 p.m. Nov. 26. 8142 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles; (323) 951-1010; www.thelittledoor.com.
See Locanda del Lago under Dine-in.
M Cafe is offering an organic macrobiotic Thanksgiving menu: a holiday soup and salad and a choice of two sides to accompany your choice of entree. Savory sliced seitan with herbed bread stuffing, pan gravy and cranberry relish is $60 for two, $110 for four. Stuffed filet of sole with seafood stuffing, soy hollandaise and wild rice pilaf is $75 for two, $135 for four. Accompaniments also can be ordered a la carte. Orders must be placed by Nov. 24. Multiple locations in Culver City, Beverly Hills and Hollywood; www.mcafedechaya.com. For Thanksgiving orders, call (310) 410-0381, Ext. 30.
See Nick & Stef's Steakhouse under Dine-in.
At Olives Gourmet Grocer, a full Diestel natural turkey for eight (10 to 12 pounds) comes with the works -- potatoes, yams, vegetables, stuffing -- and pumpkin pie for $130. Or for couples, there's turkey breast, the same dinner and a small pie for $40. The cutoff for orders is Saturday, but the store will continue taking orders until sold out. 3510 E. Broadway, Long Beach; (562) 439-7758; www.olivesgourmetgrocer.com.
Real Food Daily (both locations) provides vegetarian organic dinners with tofu and tempeh faux turkey breast at center stage. Corn-sage stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes and parsnips are among the sides offered. Dinners include a slice of pumpkin pie with tofu whip. $38.95 per person. RFD also offers cakes and pies, such as Southern maple pecan pie for $36. Orders must be placed by noon Nov. 24 and picked up between 2 and 9 p.m. Nov. 25. 414 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 289-9910; also, 514 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 451-7544; www.realfood.com.
Sapphire Pantry offers a whole Diestel natural hen turkey with bread and fruit dressing and all the fixings, including a cranberry-quince chutney and pumpkin pie, at $345 for six to eight people. There is also a two-person menu available for pre-order this year that includes a turkey breast and all the fixings for $68. The cut-off for orders is 1 p.m. Nov. 25, and pickup times are 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Nov. 26. Sapphire Restaurant next door is also serving dinner from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. 1200 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; (949) 715-9889, www.sapphirellc.com.
71 Palm, the country French restaurant in Ventura, is preparing either individual herb-roasted hen turkey breast with the fixings or whole turkeys, calculated at a pound per person. Along with stuffing and vegetables, the meal includes macadamia-crusted garnet yams and an apple tart to finish. Order by Thursday and pick up either on Nov. 25 or before noon on Thanksgiving Day. $25 per person. 71 N. Palm St., Ventura; (805) 653-7222; www.71palm.com.
Spring Street Smokehouse offers smoked turkeys and hams for $54.80, and the restaurant's entire menu is available to order a la carte. Pick up on Nov. 25. (Order by Friday, Nov. 20.) 640 N. Spring St., Los Angeles; (213) 626-0535; www.sssmokehouse.com.
At Zeke's Smokehouse, celebrate with a hickory-smoked turkey and all the Southern-inspired trimmings (roasted yam purée, Southern-style green beans, corn bread, hush puppies and collard greens are just a few of the sides on offer). The 14- to 16-pound cooked turkeys can be picked up the day of. $65 for the turkey and $8.95 to $10.95 for quart-portioned sides. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood; (323) 850-9353; also, 2209 Honolulu Ave., Montrose; (818) 957-7045; www.zekessmokehouse.com.
Zov's Bistro replaces the standard stuffing with a wild mushroom, black currant, pine nut and jasmine rice mix. The turkey is free-range, serves 12 to 15 and comes with salad, maple-glazed roasted yams, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish -- the works -- and a choice of pies, for $375. Last orders are Friday. 17440 E. 17th St., Tustin; (714) 838-8855; www.zovs.com.
Akasha, the organic locavore spot in Culver City, has something for vegans as well as turkey lovers: There's slow-roasted turkey or tofu. There's a generous list of sides, including corn meal and andouille sausage stuffing -- the first is included, but after that it's $8 per side. Also included in the meal is a "pie buffet." It's $55 for adults, $30 for children younger than 12. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City; (310) 845-1700; www.akasharestaurant.com.
Angeli Caffe has two seatings for communal family-style Thanksgiving dinner, 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. The menu includes herbed dried fruit bread stuffing, pumpkin souffléd fondue, greens braised with garlic and hot pepper, and pies. Dinner is $40. 7274 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles; (323) 936-9086; www.angelicaffe.com.
Balboa Bay Club and Resort is serving a traditional feast, accompanied by live piano music, from 1 to 8 p.m. in the First Cabin Restaurant, overlooking Newport Bay. The four courses include gravlax and trout mousseline, roast turkey or roast beef, pumpkin crème brûlée. It's $68 for adults, $34 for children ages 4 to 12. 1221 West Coast Highway, Newport Beach; (949) 630-4145. www.balboabayclub.com.
BLT Steak will serve a three-course menu with options such as butternut squash soup with brioche croutons, sage and pumpkin oil; roasted turkey, prime rib or seared Scottish salmon served with trimmings; and desserts such as pumpkin pie with pumpkin spice ice cream and honey-whipped ice cream. $68 per person. 1 to 8 p.m. 8720 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 360-1950; www.bltsteak.com.
Beacon is preparing both traditional Thanksgiving and Asian options. Dinner starts with a choice of five first courses, such as grilled shrimp with stone-ground grits and roasted tomato sauce. Five main-course options include turkey, black cod or a vegetarian porcini mushroom ravioli, with a choice of seven sides, one of which is an old-fashioned chestnut and sausage stuffing. There are five desserts, including cheesecake, sorbet, cookies and chocolate pudding. It's $46, $24 for children. 3280 Helms Ave., Culver City; (310) 838-7500; www.beacon-la.com.
Bistro Garden at Coldwater is offering not only traditional roast turkey with all the fixings but also choices of short ribs or whitefish. There are four options for the first course and four for dessert, including tarte tatin. All this and piano music too. From 2 to 8 p.m., $58 for adults, $38 for children. 12950 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 501-0202; www.bistrogarden.com.
Bistro la Cachette has lined up a four-course Thanksgiving menu, but the main event is your choice of roasted turkey and stuffing, Petrale sole with cauliflower gratin or Moroccan squash ravioli. For dessert, there will be fresh pumpkin pie with caramel sauce. $48 per person. Kids menu and vegetarian options available. 4:30 to 9 p.m. 1733 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 434-9509; www.lacachettebistro.com.
At Bottega Louie, the $40 three-course Thanksgiving dinner includes Little Gem lettuces with dried cranberries and Humboldt Fog goat cheese or butternut squash soup; free-range turkey or pineapple ham or grilled Alaskan salmon, served with fall vegetables, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, stuffing, yams and cranberry sauce; and apple pie à la mode or pumpkin pie. There are also plenty of takeout options, with two sizes of turkeys available (for $75 or $90). Orders must be placed by Sunday. 700 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 802-1470; www.bottegalouie.com.
The Thanksgiving menu at Caché includes fire-roasted pumpkin soup or foie gras served with glazed apples and a Calvados reduction. For entrees, guests can choose between sea bass, prime rib or free-range turkey. All dishes come with praline pecan yams, roasted root vegetables, cranberry sauce and mashed potatoes. Keep it classic for dessert with apple, pumpkin or pecan pie. There's a flourless chocolate cake option for dessert. $65 per guest, $25 for children younger than 8. 3110 Main St., Santa Monica; (310) 399-4800; www.cacherestaurant.com.
Cafe del Rey, along with views of the marina, is offering a three-course meal -- but the choice for those courses is considerable. After an amuse, there are six options for first course, including oysters, crab cakes and sweetbreads. The main course could be turkey, diver scallops, pork chops or any of three more choices. Desserts include pumpkin pie, of course, but there's also apple crepes or chocolate cake. Dinner is $55 per person, and there will be a jazz duo from 1 to 7 p.m. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey; (310) 823-6395; www.cafedelreymarina.com.
Cafe Was, Ivan Kane's speak-easy-inspired, trendy Hollywood lounge, is serving a fairly traditional Thanksgiving dinner -- organic turkey breast cooked sous vide with lemon and maple, plus a leg stuffed with chestnut. The dinner includes a choice of sides, and either tarte tatin or pumpkin panna cotta. The signature revolving piano will also be in service. $55 for adults, $26 for children 12 and younger. 1521 N. Vine St., Hollywood; (323) 466-5400; www.cafewas.com.
Campanile will be serving a prix fixe meal including mushroom barley soup, a choice of salads or chicken liver crostini, your choice of organic Willie Bird turkey breast, leg or thigh served with mustard-grain gravy, and sides including bread pudding, succotash and so on. There are three desserts to choose from. It's $65 for adults and $39 for children younger than 12. Takeout is also available. 624 S. La Brea Ave., Los Angeles; (323) 938-1447; www.campanilerestaurant.com.
Craft Los Angeles, where meals are served family-style, is offering two first courses, including a spiced pork terrine with poached pear and a frisee salad with chestnuts and black truffle, then a choice between turkey, prime rib or roasted Scottish salmon, including six side dishes and, if you have room, a choice of four desserts. Pumpkin bread pudding is one, but there is also chocolate pecan pie. It's served 2 to 8 p.m., $85 per person, $40 for children 11 and younger. 10100 Constellation Blvd., Century City; (310) 279-4180, www.craftrestaurant.com.
Dakota in the Roosevelt Hotel is offering a Thanksgiving prix fixe with a choice of starters such as Kobe beef cheek gnocchi and butternut bisque and a selection of entrees including thyme roasted organic turkey. Dessert choices are chocolate-covered pumpkin cheesecake and warm apple tartin. Noon to 8 p.m., $65 per person. Takeout is also available. A complete dinner for eight is $200 and includes an 18-pound turkey and all the trimmings. 7000 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood; (323) 785-3037; www.dakota-restaurant.com.
Descanso Gardens will offer a Thanksgiving menu catered by Patina Catering, a buffet in Van de Kamp Hall. The menu includes brown sugar-brined roasted turkey, herbed stuffing and cane sugar-roasted sweet potatoes with marshmallow meringue. $37 for Descanso members, $45 for nonmembers, $15 for kids 3 to 12, free for kids younger than 3. Noon and 2 p.m. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge; call (818) 790-3663 for reservations. www.descansogardens.org.
Fiamme Restaurant & Bar is preparing a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast with a few Italian touches. Five courses will be served family-style, featuring a choice of antipasti, salads, pumpkin or mushroom ravioli, turkey or baked ham and desserts. The cost is $34.99 per person (children 10 and younger, $9.99), 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fiamme also is offering both the Thanksgiving menu and its full regular menu available for pickup. $24.99 per portion for the Thanksgiving menu. Pick up on Nov. 25; orders must be placed no later than Nov. 24. 3731 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand Oaks; (805) 497-9444, www.fiammerestaurant.com.
Five Crowns, the English-tavern-inspired institution in Corona del Mar, is presenting a choice of five first courses, then a variety of mains, including turkey and various cuts of prime rib, pork rib, salmon or lamb, from $29 to $49. Desserts are $8 each, including an English trifle. 3801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar; (949) 760-0331, www.lawrysonline.com.
Gordon Ramsay at the London West Hollywood is offering Thanksgiving, serving plenty of options such as roasted organic turkey served with herb and chestnut stuffing, buttered carrot, and leeks lemon thyme jus, or dry-aged Black Angus sirloin steak with creamed potato, mushroom a la crème and truffle Madeira sauce. $85 per person. There is also a takeout menu. All orders must be placed by 2 p.m. Monday. Pickup can be scheduled from 8 a.m. Nov. 25 to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. 1020 N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood; (310) 358-7788; www.gordonramsay.com/losangeles.
Henry's Hat opens Thanksgiving at 9 a.m., serving brunch all day long (including two-for-one mojitos and Bloody Marys, and bottomless mimosas and sangria). A Southern Thanksgiving buffet dinner starts at 2 p.m.: spinach salad; deep-fried turkey breast; brown butter and honey-glazed ham; mashed potatoes; stuffing; roasted Brussels sprouts; coconut cream pie and pumpkin pie. $20 per person; children 8 and under eat free. 3413 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City; (323) 512-2500; www.henrys-hat.com.
Jar's traditional Thanksgiving dinner is served family-style, including roasted turkey with cranberry relish, corn bread and turkey sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes au gratin, mashed Yukon gold potatoes with gravy, braised Brussels sprouts, roasted onions with almond pesto, and pumpkin pie or fall crisp. $85 per person; children 12 and younger, $40. 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6566; www.thejar.com.
Jiraffe's Thanksgiving menu features three courses, with a choice of three appetizers, entrees, optional sides and house-made pies for dessert. Among the first-course options are butternut squash soup with duck confit and foie gras au torchon. Roasted turkey and six-hour braised osso bucco are the mains, served with optional sides (yams, glazed carrots, kale, Brussels sprouts or mashed potatoes) for $5 each. 1 to 8 p.m. $68 for adults and $35 for children younger than 12. 502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 917-6671; www.jiraffesrestaurant.com.
Joe's Restaurant is offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu with several choices for each course, including sunchoke soup with smoked baby artichokes and hazelnuts; crispy sweetbreads with fall vegetables; Heritage Farms turkey breast and leg confit; Eastern monkfish and Gulf shrimp with butter clam parsley broth; and pumpkin pie with pepita brittle and parsnip vanilla ice cream. $52 per person, $22 for children. 1023 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 399-5811, www.joesrestaurant.com.
There won't be turkey and stuffing, but Katsuya in Brentwood will be open for Thanksgiving, just in case you want sushi. 4 to 9 p.m. 11777 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (310) 207-8744; www.sbeent.com.
Locanda del Lago offers three- and four-course Italian-inflected Thanksgiving menus with a choice of main courses: rainbow trout filet or roasted turkey. "Thanksgiving-to-Go" features a whole deboned turkey with chestnut-apple stuffing, Italian shepherd's pie and savoy cabbage involtino. Pies also available. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., $49 for three courses, $62 for four courses (plus $20 for optional wine pairings). "Thanksgiving-to-Go" is $25 per person (minimum order for five people) and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 451-3525; www.lagosantamonica.com.
The Loft restaurant at the Montage Laguna Beach, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, plans a traditional four-course dinner from noon to 10 p.m. $90 adults, $35 for ages 4 to 12. The resort's other restaurants will also have special menus, including a five-course tasting menu at Studio from 4 to 9 p.m. $115, $185 with wine pairings. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; (949) 715-6420; www.montagehotels.com.
Mélisse, a Michelin two-star restaurant, is preparing the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie, but there's a lot more to choose from. There are five choices for the first course, including Maine lobster ravioli, diver scallops or seared foie gras. Aside from the turkey with chanterelle-apple-brioche stuffing, there's prime rib, crispy sea bass or wild mushroom, sweet onion and burrata torte. To finish, there are three desserts. 3 to 7 p.m. $89 for adults, $42 for children younger than 8. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 395-0881; www.melisse.com.
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro is offering a traditional feast with all the classic trimmings. Organic turkey is served with gravy and homemade cranberry relish in the downstairs bistro for $24 per person. At the upstairs Morels Steakhouse, guests can enjoy a three-course dinner for $65 per person. It includes spiced pumpkin soup, turkey with corn bread and dried fruit brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes or candied yams with pecans, and sautéed haricots verts and a three-layer chocolate cake with cinnamon ice cream. $24 in the bistro, $65 in the steakhouse. 189 The Grove Drive, No. H10, Los Angeles; (323) 965-9595.
Downtown steakhouse Nick & Stef's is serving up hand-carved turkey or roasted prime rib with your choice of brioche-sage or corn bread-raisin stuffing and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. The dinner is also available to go with 48-hour notice. $32 adults, $15.95 children ages 3 to 12, free for children younger than 3. 330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles; (213) 680-0330; www.patinagroup.com.
Oliverio is serving a $65 four-course menu. To start, choose between a butternut squash bisque and a roasted beet salad featuring greens from the rooftop garden. Second is a fall vegetable risotto or crispy pork belly. There are three mains to choose from, including roast turkey with mushroom brioche stuffing and prime rib with truffled fingerling potatoes. Dessert is a choice of either pumpkin pie or mini chocolate orange cream tarts. Noon to 9 p.m. Avalon Hotel, 9400 W. Olympic Blvd., Beverly Hills; (310) 277-5221; www.avalonbeverlyhills.com/dining.
Palate Food & Wine is offering its second Thanksgiving dinner. In addition to Moroccan squash soup, you get to choose from three appetizers, including smoked whitefish terrine and ricotta gnocchi. There are four mains: turkey, pumpkin risotto, King Red salmon and Berkshire pork loin. With three dessert choices, the four-course menu comes to $48 for adults, $25 for children. 933 S. Brand Blvd., Glendale; (818) 662-9463; www.palatefoodwine.com.
Parker's Lighthouse, the popular waterside seafood restaurant with views of the Queen Mary, is presenting roasted free-range turkey with a sundried cherry and pistachio stuffing, salad, all the fixings and pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Adults pay $23, and it's $10 for children. The regular menu is also available. 435 Shoreline Drive, Long Beach; (562) 432-6500; www.selectrestaurants.com/parkerslight.
Patina's menu starts with a choice of Maine lobster or a veloutédu Berry, followed by two second-course options, including butternut squash ravioli and a fall glazed vegetable mosaic. The main course might be turkey, a filet of opaka, or Chatham cod, with a choice of pumpkin pie or poached pears with chocolate sauce. It's $60 for adults, $30 for children younger than 12. 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles; (213) 972-3331; www.patinagroup.com.
Pinot Bistro will be hosting a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. Fall-friendly dishes on offer are a roasted butternut squash soup with fried sage, roasted turkey breast in a dark-meat roulade with brioche and shiitake stuffing, and orange juice candied yams, Guayaquil chocolate mousse or creamy pumpkin pie. $45 for adults, $15.95 for children 12 and younger. 12969 Ventura Blvd., Studio City; (818) 990-0500; www.patinagroup.com.
Simon L.A. at the Sofitel Hotel is serving on Thanksgiving, featuring free-range, organic turkey and trimmings such as sweet potatoes with caramelized walnuts, corn bread and sage stuffing, and buttermilk mashed potatoes. Kerry Simon's signature junk food platter: pumpkin cupcakes, orange coconut snowballs, pecan-date cookies, candy corn Rice Krispie treats, cranberry-orange sorbet, and pumpkin milkshake. Or you can have pumpkin pie. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., $46 per person, $21 for children under 12. Sofitel L.A., 8555 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (310) 358-3979; www.simonlarestaurant.com.
Tavern's got a three-course feast: herb-roasted turkey breast and stuffed leg; mashed potatoes and gravy; kabocha squash gratin with poblanos, queso fresco and candied pepitas; and sweet potatoes with sherry and roasted shallots. $65 per adult, $35 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children 2 and younger. 11648 San Vicente Blvd.; Los Angeles; (310) 806-6464; www.tavernla.com.
It's a luxury Thanksgiving buffet at Whist at the Viceroy: roasted Mary's turkey breast and leg confit; cranberry-orange chutney and maple-glazed cured ham; corn bread stuffing; roasted Brussels sprouts; butternut squash soup; spice glazed sweet potatoes; and a large salad bar are just some of the dishes. There is also a risotto station. For dessert: apple, chocolate-pecan and pumpkin tartlettes. 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. $68 per person, $24 for children younger than 12. 1819 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 260-7511; www.viceroysantamonica.com/dining/whist.html.
Zucca Ristorante puts up an Italian-style Thanksgiving with ribollita soup, pumpkin tortelloni, homemade wild boar ragù pappardelle, grilled beef tenderloin in Barolo and creamy pumpkin pie. $39 for adults, $15.95 for children 12 and younger. 801 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles; (213) 614-7800; www.patinagroup.com.
-- Betty Hallock, Krista Simmons and Christianne Winthrop