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Oct 6, 2009 11:55 PM

Restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

I will be traveling from the San Francisco Bay area to spend Thanksgiving in Los Angeles and would appreciate receiving recommendations of restaurants serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner for about $50/person. Thank you so much!

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  1. I did Saddle Peak Lodge last year and it was expensive but well worth it. The Elk is incredible.

    1. I think the Pacific Dining Car does one.

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      1. re: rednyellow

        They always have, although I much prefer their beef to turkey (and other poultry) that I've had at Thanksgiving and Christmas there.

        1. re: rednyellow

          The Pacific Dining Car is a 24 hour a day 365 day a year restaurant.

          Dining Car
          PO Box 5381, Santa Barbara, CA 93150

          Pacific Dining Car
          2700 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403

        2. Any particular area of LA or are you willing to travel??

          I think any decent hotel will be serving a t'day dinner, you may want to call around to get prices and reservations.

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          1. re: Phurstluv

            I don't know if they are still doing it, but Taylor's on 8th St. used to serve a very decent Thanksgiving dinner.

            Taylor's Steakhouse
            3361 West 8th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90005

            1. re: Sam D.

              I just called Taylor's. Sadly, they are closed for Thanksgiving this year.

          2. Friends of mine who are big foodies go to JAR every year and rave. They would not miss it.


            1. If your $50 includes alcohol it will test your budget, but Campanile has always been my favorite Thanksgiving restaurant in L. A. The fare is traditional but much lighter than you might be used to on Thanksgiving -- you won't end up feeling bloated.

              It goes without saying that reservations are essential (not just there but anywhere.) The place is as packed on T-day as you're ever likely to see it, and as a result service can be a little flaky. Also, they serve pumpkin ice cream pie in place of the traditional pumpkin custard pie -- it's good but I've known strict traditionalists to balk.

              624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036