Ditch the idea of being a slave to the kitchen this Thanksgiving! 🍂🦃
Running around, endless mountains of dishes, your distant Aunt asking why you’re (still) single – Thanksgiving seems to come with its own bread of stress each year. Whether you’re skipping that long flight home or simply giving your roasting pans a rest, plan a dinner that you’ll actually enjoy this year.
What: Living in Los Angeles without having at least one beachfront Thanksgiving dinner would be such a shame. The beautiful resort a variety of holiday meal offerings including a blowout ballroom buffet big enough to feed the entire family as well as a gourmet prix fixe dinner with an ocean view! If your family can’t miss out on the action be sure to chill out at the lobby bar with a bulging turkey sandwich or head over to a mini-golf lesson or turkey day hike. The resort is even putting on a Turkey Day hike from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.
What: This West Hollywood restaurant throws grandmas thoughts of playing with food out of the window; to give you an idea, deviled eggs are served in a mini chicken coop and martinis are made with liquid nitrogen. If you want to grace your family with a Thanksgiving dinner for the books, this is your go-to place. Barton G is serving a three-course special featuring Roasted Hubbard Squash Salad, Turkey Breast with Apple and Sage Stuffing, Maple Candied Root Veggies, as well as a family-style dessert including Spiced Pumpkin Mousse and Salted Bourbon Caramel atop a Brown Butter Blondie resembling apples and corn!
When: From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Where: 861 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90069. See it on Google maps.
Price: $75 for the three-course menu.
Reservations: Book your dinner here or call 310-388-1888.
What: If you have plans to trade in your family Thanksgiving for some dank Friendsgiving vibes, West Hollywood’s first cannabis restaurant is the place to be. Not only will you be able to order a special holiday meal with people who don’t care about your marital status, but you’ll also get to smoke some California green out of an extremely festive turkey pipe (because why not.) Dessert will taste much better!
What: This Santa Monica eatery is going all out for their Thanksgiving dinner, even more so than your prestigious aunt. Indulge in molasses, sage & rosemary brined Diestel Farm’s turkey; dry-aged prime rib of beef, au jus & horseradish butter; roasted sweet potatoes with marshmallows & almonds! After and plentiful dinner take a nice stroll on the beach to catch one of those beautiful fall sunsets.
When: From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.
Where: 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401. See it on Google maps.
Price: $90 for adults, $25 for children under 12.
Reservations: Book your dinner here or by calling (310) 319 3111.
The NoMad Restaurant
What: This DTLA hotel is cozy, vintage, and perfect for all those classy holiday vibes you’ve been craving as soon as it became fall. The NoMad restaurant is serving up all the classics but with an exceptional posh flare – if you’re not in the mood to transport to the roaring ’20s then head down to the lobby cafe for a “leftover” sandwhich better than mom used to make!
Also published on Medium.