Make This Thanksgiving A Truly Grateful Occasion
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and it’s time to talk turkey. Your favorite restaurants near The Pearl are offering delicious Thanksgiving feasts, ranging from elegant outdoor dining to meal kits and even pumpkin pies to go. If you’re cooking at home, Butterball has some great tips to assist you with everything from turkey preparation to recipe inspiration. And if you want to share your gratitude, consider making a donation to a worthy cause. We’ve gathered up some scrumptious ideas to help make your Thanksgiving a truly grateful occasion.
8164 W 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 9004
This Thanksgiving Day, enjoy an intimate dinner with friends and family at The Little Door. Regarded as one of the most romantic restaurants in LA, The Little Door is a hidden paradise featuring candlelit patio dining amidst flowering trellises and rustic Mediterranean decor. Executive Chef Jonathan Portela has created a $70 per/person Thanksgiving sharing menu that you can view HERE. A condensed version of their regular menu will also be offered. Thanksgiving Dinner will be served 4:00 pm to 9:30 pm A deposit is required to confirm your dinner reservations.
2980 Los Feliz Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90039
A Los Angeles legend for nearly 100 years, The Tam O’Shanter is Los Angeles’ oldest restaurant, operated by the same family in the same location since 1922. Now open for outdoor dining, The Tam O’Shanter presents the traditional charm and hospitality of a Highland inn, complete with plaid-clad waitstaff. The Tam O’Shanter is offering Thanksgiving To Go, with a choice of slow-roasted organic turkey with traditional stuffing or their signature prime rib, along with mashed potatoes, sautéed market vegetables, house made candied cranberry, and turkey gravy. View menu HERE
100 La Cienega Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Lawry’s The Prime Rib is open for outside service on their fine dining terrace. Founded in 1938 by brothers-in-law Lawrence Frank and Walter Van de Kamp, today the third and fourth generations continue the legacy of elegant, homey dining. Lawry’s Thanksgiving Dinner To Go offers a choice of turkey or prime rib, with traditional sides such as the original spinning bowl salad and mashed potatoes. Other entrees include Skuna Bay salmon, pumpkin ravioli, and a la carte lobster tails. Top off your meal with apple or pumpkin pie, Lawry’s signature English trifle, or flourless chocolate cake. View menu HERE
5722 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Make your Thanksgiving a star studded occasion with Kali’s Michelin Star recipient Chef Kevin Meehan. Kali will be hosting their annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11 am – 10 pm on the outdoor patio, offering a delicious seasonal family style meal for $59, along with a la carte items, cocktails and wines. Kali is a small neighborhood restaurant tucked in between Hollywood and Larchmont village, created by lifelong friends/co-workers chef Kevin Meehan and Drew Langley. Stripping away all facades of what fine dining should be, Kali focuses strictly on the ingredient, technique, and service creating a casual environment everyone can enjoy. You can also enjoy your Thanksgiving meal to go. Order HERE
5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
This year Providence is offering the traditional Cimarusti family Thanksgiving dinner spread for curbside pick up. Sized from 2 to 6 people, Thanksgiving Meal Kits include roast turkey breast (fully-cooked and ready to be browned in your oven), smoked turkey legs ready to carve, gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables (carrots, parsnips, rutabaga, turnips, garlic, herbs, and butter), cranberry sauce with satsuma tangerine, brussels sprouts with La Quercia pancetta, Parker House rolls, and your choice of one pie (pumpkin, pecan, or heirloom apple). For over a decade, Providence has elevated the standard of modern American seafood restaurants with Chef Michael Cimarusti’s award-winning cuisine in the heart of Los Angeles.
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For most of us, Thanksgiving dinner is not complete without a turkey on the table. But if you trend toward vegetarianism, veganism or flexitarianism, luckily there are amazing plant-based dishes that you can prepare for a mouth-watering Thanksgiving feast, making it easier than ever to skip the turkey. Inhabitat, an online guide to green design ideas and innovations, offers some fresh ideas for main dishes that will replace the turkey on your table, plus some side dish and dessert ideas that will keep the food at your celebration completely plant-based.
Deliver Love and Thanksgiving Dinner to more than 2000 seniors. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers nutritious meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable residents across Los Angeles, regardless of age, illness, disability, race, religion or ability to pay. Every dollar you donate is triple matched.
303 E 5th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
The Los Angeles Mission’s annual Thanksgiving celebration serves over 3,000 pounds of turkey, 700 pounds of mashed potatoes, 800 pounds of green beans and 600 pies to their neighbors experiencing homelessness. They also give out over 1,400 blankets and over 1,200 tarps in preparation for the colder winter months. Now that we’ve seen an increase in homelessness across Los Angeles, the Mission is expecting more people to attend their Thanksgiving event than ever before. If you can’t volunteer this Thanksgiving, you can still help by making a donation.
Photo #1: Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Photo #2: The Little Door
Photo #3: The Tam O’Shanter
Photo #4: Lawry’s The Prime Rib
Photo #5: Kali
Photo #6: Providence
Photo #7: Butterball
Photo #8: Inhabitat
Photo #9: St. Vincent Meals on Wheels
Photo #9: Los Angeles Mission