The best places for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles
Visit one of these restaurants for a patio Thanksgiving dinner that’s got all the necessary trimmings.
Stephanie Breijo, Timeout, November 2, 2020
While the turkey-happy holiday will certainly look and feel different this year, a few L.A. restaurants are opening up their patios for a distanced and alfresco Thanksgiving dinner, lunch or brunch for a bit of normalcy and cooking reprieve. Forget the hours spent tending to the turkey and heating up your house in this unseasonably warm November—instead, take advantage of the temperate evenings and spend the holiday on a patio with pies, prix-fixe menus, family-style feasts—whether it be turkey-centric, vegetarian or even vegan. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here—just like you’ll find a clean, unused kitchen when you return home.
Here’s where to dine (outdoors) for Thanksgiving dinner in Los Angeles
Menu: The Miramar Hotel’s restaurant named for a famous Santa Monica landmark—the Moreton Bay Fig tree—offers, maybe unsurprisingly, a large tree-dotted patio. It’s here you’ll find both an omnivore’s Thanksgiving feast as well as a vegan one, giving you plenty of options. The family-style meat-included option involves organic Mary’s turkey that’s been brined in molasses, sage and rosemary; Flannery dry-aged prime rib with horseradish butter; caramelized-onion, gruyere and chive biscuits; crème fraîche and chive whipped potatoes; charred Brussels sprouts with ‘nduja crumbs and onion cream; and pumpkin pie and a pear-and-ginger cobbler with thyme ice cream. Going vegan? Expect charred cauliflower with gremolata and sunchoke chips; Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts and saba; roasted mushrooms with gravy and pickled cranberries; and coconut panna cotta for dessert, along with passion fruit and crystalized mint.