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Thanksgiving Dinner out?

dotrat Nov 12, 2006 06:18 AM

I have never had Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant before but my house in under construction and really in no condition for a nice meal. I am wondering if anyone has suggestions for a Thanksgiving dinner that would be ok for kids as well as foodies. I am thinking of Saddle Peak Lodge, just to do something different but I don't know how the food is these days. I live on the westside but will travel.

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    ninja RE: dotrat Nov 12, 2006 02:49 PM

    Off the top of my head, I know that Campanile, Literati II, and Jar are all open on Thanksgiving Day. I think there is a more comprehensive list on gayot.com.

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      yogachik RE: dotrat Nov 12, 2006 04:43 PM

      la.com:

      http://www.la.com/dining/guideme/than...

      1. dotrat RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 12:12 AM

        I know who is open, I am wondering who is best and if anyone has had SaddlePeak lately?

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          manku RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 01:04 AM

          i'm going to cafe bizou, for the first time in years...yeah, the food is not great, but it's thanksgiving - Campanile or a high end hotel will be better, but like any holiday, not the best time to dine out.

          reasons for me: much less expensive (25 adults/13 kids) and $4 corkage.

          just my 2 cents...

          manku

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            BrookieStyles RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 08:46 PM

            I personally absolutely LOVE the Thanksgiving dinner offered at Four Seasons Beverly Hills. It is where I go every year if I can't make it back home.

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            Mel Gee RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 04:22 AM

            I travel a lot and have found myself on the road at Thanksgiving on more than one occasion. I second the notion that some high-end hotels take the Thanksgiving meal seriously and offer very nice holiday dinners. They're used to accommodating everyone from kids to grandma to finicky eaters, and, nowadays, many have top-quality restaurants that appeal to food-lovers. So I recommend looking for an interesting hotel dining room that has what you want on Thanksgiving Day. Wherever you go, I wouldn't wait much longer to get a reservation.

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              xica14 RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 04:08 PM

              If you're on the Westside, Jiraffe is offering Thanksgiving dinner this year.

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                Silverlaker RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 04:36 PM

                I doubt you'll be able to get into Saddlepeak now (though try)-- we called over a month ago and barely got in (but have since released the date). If Jiraffe is open, I'd go there or Saddlepeak. We're going to Minx this year (it's in Glendale).

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                  beatle9 RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 09:43 PM

                  My parents and I go to Shanghai Red's in Marina Del Rey for Thanksgiving dinner. It's buffet-style and it's always very tasty. Plus, the harbor is beautiful.

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                    Chris in Conejo RE: dotrat Nov 13, 2006 10:06 PM

                    My immediate thought was Saddle Peak Lodge but not likely to get a reservation there at this late date. I've had Thanksgiving dinner in the room right by the fireplace. Perhaps reserve in advance for next year.

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