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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

              1. You can try a kosher caterer which is offering kosher thanksgiving meal options in los angeles - www.shabbosfoodla.com , i heard they r supposed to be greeat.

                1. Go to Open Table. Go to the Los Angeles page. On the left hand side is a box that says Open Thanksgiving.

                  I've noticed that they add more every day. Includes details of the dinner and prices in some cases.

                  1. I treat going out on Thanksgiving the same as on Valentine's Day when the restaurants add extra tables and rush you in with less than stellar results. Although, Saddlepeak would be great. they seem to do spectacular events. try to get invited to someone's home. $50 pp seems very attainable if you are not considering alcohol, but no way that's the price at Saddlepeak.

                    1. I just got an email that the Angeli Cafe (on Melrose) is doing a Thanksgiving dinner, and it's $40 per person, family-style (shared table). Menu looks good, though I can't figure out why EVERYONE seems to season a Thanksgiving turkey with rosemary! (Pet peeve, sorry....)

                      1. Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills is open and turkey is on the menu.

                        1. Craft is serving Thanksgiving dinner (I saw the fixed price menu on our way out, a couple of weeks ago). It sounded delicious. I am pretty sure it was over $50 per person, though. How about Beacon?