Feast without the fuss: 5 Los Angeles restaurants for Thanksgiving meals

by Chloe Chang

Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude where we give thanks to those whom we love, and what better way to do so than over a delicious feast? This Thanksgiving, instead of spending the whole day preparing food at home, consider skipping the stress and instead treat your loved ones to a traditional and memorable dining experience! Los Angeles offers a variety of choices, but we have compiled a list to save you from the headache of vetting restaurants. These Thanksgiving-ready restaurants are sure to provide a memorable and savory experience, leaving you with a heart full of gratitude and a stomach satisfied with the best flavors of the season.

STK Steakhouse

Location: 930 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Hours: 3 p.m. – 11 p.m. (Mondays – Fridays), 10 a.m. – 12. a.m. (Saturdays), 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Sundays)

Price: $64

STK Steakhouse puts a modern twist on a classic American experience. Although they are considered fine dining, their venue on Hilgard has DJs to create a more upbeat and social environment. Their most popular dishes include the lobster, filet and tuna tartare. For Thanksgiving weekend, they offer a complete dinner with turkey breast, sage stuffing, shallots, green beans, pumpkin pie and more. Luckily for us, they are situated right here in Westwood.

The Cat and Fiddle

Location: 742 North Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038

Hours: 12 p.m. – 11 p.m. (weekdays), 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. (weekends)

Price: $45 (adults)

A family-owned business since 1982, the Cat and Fiddle has established itself as the go-to pub and restaurant for many Los Angeles natives. They are best known for their British dishes, such as fish and chips, beef Wellington and an assortment of savory pies. As such, every year, their Thanksgiving menu remains a fan favorite. The menu is typically released during the first week of November, and the day is typically completely booked. Their Thanksgiving menu last year consisted of a three-course meal with options such as butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, roasted Wellington, carrot mash, baked sweet potato, pumpkin walnut pie and more.

Meat on Ocean

Location: 1501 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Sundays – Thursdays), 11:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Fridays – Saturdays)

Price: $68 (from 2022)

This steakhouse is known for their dry-aging process and for delivering the best quality meats. The dining experience allows visitors to see various cuts of meat displayed and prepared in-house. Annually, on Thanksgiving Day, Meat on Ocean offers a three-course meal consisting of roast turkey, apple-celery stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and dessert options!


Location: 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90403

Hours: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. (weekdays); alternate hours on weekends

Price: $88 (from 2021)

Fig is an American bistro located in Santa Monica that is committed to using fresh and seasonal ingredients throughout all dishes on their menu, thereby supporting Californian local farmers along the way. Their Thanksgiving menu consists of a four-course meal, including dishes such as roasted turkey, pumpkin crème brûlée tarts, apple and sage stuffing and more.

The Abbey Food & Bar

Location: 692 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Hours: 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. (weekdays), 10 a.m. – 2 a.m. (weekends)

Price: $59

A bar with the title of two-time MTV Best Gay Bar in the World Award, the Abbey sure knows how to make their food memorable. The Abbey is well-known for their assortment of mixed cocktails and drinks, and Thanksgiving is their busiest time of year. Their Thanksgiving set menu is $59, and they serve lobster bisque, smoked turkey breast, brioche stuffing, truffle mashed potatoes, apple pie and more.

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