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aecowan10 Nov 11, 2009 07:20 AM


My parents are flying in for Thanksgiving day and we won't have time to cook a Thanksgiving lunch/dinner. We're thinking of going out to a restaurant for the event. Anyone have any GREAT (under $50-75/person) places in the Bev Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Santa Monica, even Malibu areas?

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    NYCnowLA RE: aecowan10 Nov 11, 2009 08:02 AM

    if you are willing to do 85pp, Craft would be ideal.

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      a_and_w RE: NYCnowLA Nov 11, 2009 09:12 AM

      That's where I'm taking the family this year. What was it like? I've been to Craft NYC many times, but never for Thanksgiving.

    2. maxzook RE: aecowan10 Nov 11, 2009 08:59 AM

      My L.A. thanksgiving restaurant of choice has always been Campanile, which is just about everything you could ask for in a great turkey-day meal. Here's the menu:


      I've had every Thanksgiving meal there for a decade (although this year I have an invitation for a home meal). It does get very crowded and there have been service glitches, but unlike other places on this big restaurant day I have never felt rushed.

      Foodwise, the only complaint I ever heard was from a friend who was disappointed that they serve pumpkin ice-cream pie instead of the traditional custard ... but then she raved about it.

      Without alcohol it comes out to $65 pp plus tax.

      Of course reservations are essential (here and anywhere else). Unfortunately it may be too late to get a good reservation time at Campanile, but give them a try.

      624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

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        aecowan10 RE: maxzook Nov 12, 2009 07:06 AM

        great! called Campanile and they said to try them back in case they had a cancellation. Any other recommendations?

      2. wienermobile RE: aecowan10 Nov 12, 2009 07:20 AM

        This is the open table link for restaurants available for Thanksgiving.

        1. JEN10 RE: aecowan10 Nov 12, 2009 07:39 AM

          You could try Whold Foods, they will prep the whole meal for you. I know theree are other places that do the same. You are a little late in the game for reservations.

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            NumeroUnoEat RE: aecowan10 Nov 12, 2009 09:06 AM

            JAR or ANGELI or AKASHA

            1. streetgourmetla RE: aecowan10 Nov 13, 2009 11:19 AM

              Had a great time at Fogo de Chao for Thanksgiving last year. Not traditional American but they do have turkey, and meet the rest of your requirements.

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                schrutefarms RE: streetgourmetla Nov 15, 2009 07:41 PM

                Don't you mean "meat" the rest of your requirements? Haha

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