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Oct 16, 2008 05:59 PM

Thanksgiving service?

Does anyone know of any west-side restaurants doing Thanksgiving--preferably during the day? Lots of family in town (10 people) and I usually cook up a storm, but will have a newborn and won't be up for it this year. Any advice is appreciated! We were going to go to Joe's but they won't seat parties over 8.

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  1. La Cachette does a nice service... not cheap 65 for adults and 35 for kids under 12

    Campanile does one as well.

    On the lesser expensive end...
    I've heard Talleyrand in Burbank is supposed to good
    Literati II does one and is less expensive than the above
    I believe Baby Blues BBQ is open as well

    3 Replies
    1. re: Emme

      If you want to do it at home but not have to cook, check out the meals Whole Foods offers. Might be more economical than going out?

      1. re: JEN10

        Whole foods is a whole lot of reheating, which in some ways was more of a pain then cooking. Plus at least once the turkey wasn't ready when it was supposed to be. Unless they have some kind of deal where you can pick it up all hot I wouldn't do it.

        See if you can pick up takeout at a restaurant.

      2. re: Emme

        Campanile is my Turkey Day restaurant of choice, one of the few upscale places that serves it family style. I couldn't recommend it more highly.

        Wherever you end up, make your reservations soon.

        624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

      3. We went to Angeli Cafe last year. They had 2 seatings, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. They seemed to be accommodating large parties. Food was solid but not amazing. Service was excellent. The only weird thing is that they did communal seating and I'm not a huge fan of sitting with strangers, but that probably wouldn't apply to you with a party of 10 anyway.

        1. We did a party of 10 at Jar one year, and both the food and service were stellar.

          1. Josie does great Thanksgiving to go. Your guests will be blown away. And make sure to order a sticky pecan pumpkin pie extra to enjoy when your guests are gone.

            1. AKASHA in Culver City does an amazing prix fixe Thanksgiving meal that offers choices for vegetarians (Including some vegan dishes) and meat eaters, and includes an amazing pie buffet (including one vegan pie and both a dairy and non-dairy version of whipped cream). They take seating reservations in advance, and are open from 12pm - 7pm. The price this year is $55 for folks over 13, and $30 for children 12 and under. Happy Thanksgiving to All!