If you don’t want to cook over Thanksgiving we put together some great options for your holiday dinner at area restaurants. From Akasha to Melisse and everything in between, get ready to feast on some delicious roast turkey and all the fixin's.
Patina, located in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, is pulling out all the stops on its extensive Thanksgiving menu. You'll fine French twists on holiday crowd pleasers in the eatery's pumpkin velouté, made with a maple gastrique, cinnamon Chantilly, and bacon-pine nuts. 141 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 213-972-3331
Serving dinner from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., this New American farm-to-table restaurant is the perfect place to spend Thanksgiving. The rustic atmosphere adds the perfect autumnal touch, and the menu is absolutely mouthwatering. Begin with a roasted cauliflower bisque, then move on to a seasonal fuyu persimmon and pomegranate salad before feasting on an order of herb-roasted Mary’s turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing. Akasha also has a special annual dessert buffet, which includes everything from your favorite traditional organic pumpkin pie to chocolate-bourbon banana cream pie. Don't forget to sneak a peek at Akasha's takeout menu if you prefer a Thanksgiving dinner at home. 9543 Culver Blvd., Culver City, 310-845-1700
This French-New American eatery is serving traditional fare such as herb-roasted free range turkey, yams, and fresh cranberry sauce, from 3 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. But, if you're in the mood for some alternative Thanksgiving dishes, also try the restaurant's Maine lobster ravioli and crispy Eastern bass. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-395-0881
Diners will find a menu full of Thanksgiving specials including a savory homemade jalapeño cornbread, traditional roast turkey, and caramelized baby brussels sprouts, celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's LA outpost. Wines are available by the bottle—make it a true celebration with their $670 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa. 701 Stone Canyon Rd., Los Angeles, 310-909-1644
This French-Californian café has an outdoor patio perfect for dining al fresco on Thanksgiving. Be sure to order the restaurant's butternut squash soup and the traditional turkey dinner with potato purée, stuffing, squash, cranberry sauce, brussels sprouts, and gravy. 700 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, 213-239-6500