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susiequeue Oct 14, 2011 08:40 PM

Our family is unable to cook Thanksgiving dinner for various reasons. Does anyone know a restaurant that does a good Thanksgiving dinner? Price is not issue. Live in the valley, but will definitely drive over the hill, Pasadena, etc. Thank you so much for your help!

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    madsp33d Oct 19, 2011 11:42 AM

    The pick up option for campanile is pretty good also if you're going to Pasadena to pick up dinner, you can go a little further south to san marino to Julienne's they make a pretty good thanksgiving dinner.

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      Cosanostra Oct 19, 2011 10:01 AM

      The Charthouse in Malibu was fantastic for our family of 7 last year. Great food, reasonable prices and wonderful atmosphere.

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        susiequeue Oct 17, 2011 12:51 PM

        What wonderful suggestions!! Thank you ALL!

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          Clyde Oct 17, 2011 10:26 AM

          if you want to pick up and eat a meal back at your place, auntie em's kitchen does take out orders for the holidays. i've had it a couple of times. it's pretty good. check their website in a few weeks i'm guessing. the food is packaged up so all you have to do is make them look presentable on plates.

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            RichardM Oct 17, 2011 09:55 AM

            The Langham Huntington (formerly Ritz-Carlton) in Pasadena is a good upscale choice. Check website or call for T-day menu and reservations.

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              susiequeue Oct 17, 2011 09:30 AM

              Thanks everyone for the ideas! Since we are unable to do dishes easily either (ailing parents), any ideas on anywhere more upscale? Of course, I'll look at Open Table (great idea) but my parents are Patina/Campanile/Illiterati people... Is this an impossible dream..?!

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                happybaker Oct 17, 2011 09:32 AM

                I have friends who went to Craft in Century City for Thanksgiving - they adored it.

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                  wienermobile Oct 17, 2011 11:18 AM

                  My family and I are going to Scarpetta Beverly Hills this Thanksgiving and are looking forward to it . Campanile is open this Thanksgiving and so is Melisse. Last year we did Fig in Santa Monica and it was wonderful. A few years ago we did Saddle Peak Lodge and had a great holiday dinner.

                  Melisse Restaurant
                  1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

                  Saddle Peak Lodge
                  419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

                  624 S La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036

                  Scarpetta Beverly Hills
                  225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

                  100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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                    Snoopy Oct 17, 2011 12:07 PM

                    Last year we went to Akasha in Culver City and were very disappointed (we'd eaten there multiple times before Thanksgiving, but haven't been back since). For Christmas dinner we went to Fig at the Fairmont in Santa Monica and it was wonderful. I would definitely consider Fig.

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                      westsidegal Oct 19, 2011 08:59 PM

                      +2 for Fig in Santa Monica.

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                        wienermobile Oct 21, 2011 09:40 AM

                        Fig's Thanksgiving menu is now posted and they are doing the wonderful leftover inspired menu that I enjoyed so much last year. Loved that Turkey Schnitzel.(they have a traditional turkey dinner also) Take a look, it was great.

                        100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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                      ocshooter Oct 17, 2011 12:48 PM

                      How about the Patina Group restaurant of your choice?

                      I always see advertisements for Pinot Provance in OC, so I going to assume that most of the Pinot options are going to do a Thanksgiving menu. You have a Pinot right there on Ventura, call them to see what they are doing for the holiday.

                      A step down from there, though I do enjoy it, is Cafe Bizou. I have had Thanksgiving dinner there at least twice, though the last time was a while ago. The Pasadena location has a more upscale feel to it from the Valley location, though they both have the same menu.

                      Cafe Bizou
                      91 N Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

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                      ZeusLA Oct 16, 2011 07:22 PM

                      Better hotel dining rooms often do exactly this for Thanksgiving especially those that are long established in their community or have destination dining in their own right. You may consider looking near you a hotel respected by the local community. You can even find out if a good package deal can be arranged to have the family occupy a few rooms at either a nearby hotel or in a favorite Southern California location.

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                        SIMIHOUND Oct 17, 2011 09:24 AM

                        Buon Gusto will be serving traditional Thanksgiving dinner this year. In past years they did only takeout. Call them for more information 818-893-9985


                        Buon Gusto Ristorante
                        15535 Devonshire St., Mission Hills, CA 91345

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                        nosh Oct 14, 2011 09:59 PM

                        The Main Course on Pico, across from the Rancho Park golf course. They are a cafeteria type place that has gone decades specializing in turkeys and the usual sides. Big carryout business.

                        Main Course
                        10509 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90064

                        1. wienermobile Oct 14, 2011 09:08 PM

                          Google "OpenTable Thanksgiving Los Angeles" and their 2011 list will come up. Lots of choices.

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                            wienermobile Oct 19, 2011 02:14 PM

                            Open Table is now adding restaurants daily at their site for Thanksgiving reservations including Scarpetta, Craft, Tavern and Saddle Peak Lodge

                            10100 Constellation Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90067

                            Saddle Peak Lodge
                            419 Cold Canyon Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302

                            11648 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049

                            Scarpetta Beverly Hills
                            225 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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