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Nov 21, 2011 05:39 PM

anything open Thanksgiving night in the South Bay?


My parents and I are interested in going out to eat for Thanksgiving dinner this year. We're in Torrance and would like to eat somewhere that's middle-to-slightly-upper range, price-wise that is in the South Bay. I had originally thought of Manhattan Beach Post, but after looking at their menu I realized tapas-style isn't my parents' favorite way to dine. (Also, it's a tiny bit above the ideal budget.)

When I looked into Tin Roof Bistro and attempted an Open Table reservation, I found out -- no surprise -- that they're not open Thanksgiving. That's when I realized this may turn out to be a totally futile goal.

So I thought I'd ask if anybody has a general sense of what tends to be open for Thanksgiving dinner in the South Bay that isn't a hole-in-the-wall (which I would enjoy on my own, but not necessarily with parents in tow).

Thanks in advance!

Tin Roof Bistro
3500 Sepulveda Blvd, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Manhattan Beach Post
1142 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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  1. some Japanese restaurants should be open that night. I think there are some places with special menus that night.

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      1. re: buttermarblepopcorn

        Looking at the Japanese local paper, Ikko is open. That's the only ad I've seen so far, but I know there has to be others.

        Ikko Restaurant
        21008 Hawthorne Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

    1. Consider the restaurants at the Terranea resort. And, what's your budget?
      I'm sure most Chinese restaurants are open too.

      Lastly, while it's not superchowish, the Marmalade Cafe is open in PV and they have some tasty dishes. They have a 3 course dinner for 30...

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      1. re: DrBruin

        Thanks, DrBruin! Oh, our budget? I suppose around $30-35/pp max?

      2. McCormick and Schmick's, Charthouse, Kincaid's, Il Fornaio and Salt Creek Grill are all open but drive a little farther and you can have Fig, Scarpetta or Cafe Del Rey .

        Cafe Del Rey
        4451 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

        Kincaid's Fish Chop & Steak
        500 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

        Il Fornaio
        1800 Rosecrans Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

        Salt Creek Grille
        2015 Park Pl, El Segundo, CA 90245

        Chart House Restaurant - Redondo Beach
        231 Yacht Club Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

        McCormick & Schmick's
        2101 Rosecrans Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

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

        100 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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        1. re: wienermobile

          Thank you so much, Wienermobile! Also, I noticed your helpful remark in a different Thanksgiving thread about just going on Open Table and checking their Thanksgiving-available restaurant list. That basically helped me decide upon McCormick & Schmick's. Good price, solid food, warm atmosphere, and not too much of a drive -- bring on the rain!

        2. Samba in Redondo is open. That might be a fun place to go & they have the Brazilian dancers. They are serving turkey in addition to the regular churasscaria menu.

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          1. re: sparkareno

            Hmmmm, interesting. I may look into this... thanks!