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Sep 26, 2007 07:26 AM

Help with Thanksgiving Dinner

Looking for a restaurant anywhere near the 210 freeway for two families to meet for a Thanksgiving dinner. I live in Orange County, my brother lives in Santa Clarita. In the past the best we've found to meet for a meal for 10 people were Cheesecake Factory and Buca de Beppo in Pasadena. Would like something a little more upscale (and not chain if avoidable) in any of the towns along the 210 ie: Glendale Pasadena, S. Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Duarte, Azusa, San Dimas, Claremont or even Eagle Rock. I might add it needs to be a place that will accept reservations.

Please, Please help!

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  1. We went to Minx last year which was really good -- it's off the freeway in Glendale but it's pretty trendy. If you have kids, might not be the right atmosphere -- kinda a club'ish vibe. Didn't see any kids there.

    I'd also be interested for any Thanksgiving suggestions -- esp Eagle Rock, SL, Pasadena, Valley.

    1. Doesn't anybody know of a restaurant that will be open for Thanksgiving dinner somewhere in the greater Pasadena area? We need a place for 10 people including an 8 year old child (well behaved) and we must be able to get reservations. Please help!

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      1. Maybe North Woods Inn? It is a chain, but what I've had there has all been good.

        Don't know if they are open for Thanksgiving.

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        1. re: byeCalihelloBahamas

          How about Tam O'Shanter on Los Feliz? My ex-husband, his dad & brother had a Thanksgiving dinner there when I was in Japan one year, & loved it. It's the perfect atmosphere for a traditional holiday like that.

          1. re: byeCalihelloBahamas

            Good suggestion but unfortunately they aren't open for Thanksgiving

            1. re: HBGigi

              I just checked with Tam O'Shanter, as I had planned to have Thanksgiving dinner there with me mum. I live right around the corner for years and have been drawn to their quaint architecture. Now I'll finally get to try the food.

              They are definitely open for Thanksgiving. In fact, it's one of their busiest days. They only take reservations one month in advance, so you'll need to call after October 22.

          2. Some of these are farther than you want to travel per se, but I'll list them anyhoo...

            The Dining Room at The Ritz Carlton

            I think Maison Akira offers one

            The Derby

            The Raymond

            McCormick and Schmick's

            Luminaria's in Monterrey Park does traditional

            If you'll come further to Silver Lake, Tantra does an Indian twist

            Tangiers in Los Feliz

            Mi Piace