The Pick oHappyThanksgivingf the Week….is Thanksgiving!

Time to RELAX….and give thanks….Whew Mama needs a break! It’s a time for reflection, gratitude, celebrating and appreciating our friends and family.

Also Hanukkah comes early this year…beginning on Wednesday, November 27th…it’s gonna be a busy week…with lots of family time!

So hanukkahwhatever you are celebrating, take some time to be with friends and enjoy a home cooked meal. No worries, if you are not up to cooking…I will be spotlighting several restaurants that will serving a traditional Thanksgiving. But if you are reading this on Thanksgiving day and have not yet made arrangements….GET TO IT!!! What are you waiting for???

We’ve got all different price ranges for you …depenping on your budget. Always call to confirm with the restaurant. YOU MUST MAKE A RESERVATION!!!  All prices are per person!

In Beverly Hills,

If yoPOW Culina Thanksgivingu are feeling like spending some money…..

Start Thanksgiving off early (before 3pm) at Culina with a brunch offering Belgian waffles, eggs benedict and an omelette station. There will be side dishes galore, such as butternut squash, charred corn and pepitas with maple-chipotle cream. Then after 3pm, enjoy additional options such as seafood, carving and charcuterie stations.

Desserts feature pastries and ice cream with toppings. Plus an all-you-can-eat meal with a nice helping of the Thanksgiving-focused pie selection, such as pumpkin, pecan, apple, key lime and chocolate banana cream pies.

Price: Thanksgiving pumpkins$98 per person; $49 ages 5-12, children under 5 free

Where: Culina, 300 S Doheny Dr, LA 90048
When: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Phone: (310) 860-4000

But we’ve got lots of options for you…..a bit less expensive too.

Sonny McLean’s, a local Santa Monica hang-out that will be offering locals a comfortable, relaxed setting. For the full menu…check out our Restaurant/Bar Page.

At lowresSonnyMcleans frontSonny’s you’ll have a choice of Turkey or Ham, with all kinds of delicious sides.

Order just the entree or take advantage of the full three course prix fixe which is offered.  Be aware that the Thanksgiving special will be available from 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm, then only the regular bar menu items can be ordered.

Price: $29 (Prix Fixe)
Al a Carte: $20 – Entrée;  $7 – Soup;  $10 – Dessert

Where: Sonnys McLean’s, 2615 Wilshire Blvd., in Santa Monica

When: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm – Thanksgiving Special
Phone: 310 449-1811

In Pasadena…

Visit the Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar for Thanksgiving!

EPOW ThanksgivingRaymondnjoy a traditional family style Thanksgiving Dinner at your home away from home with a Prix-fixe Turkey or Prime Rib Feast (*Pumpkin Ravioli and Grilled Salmon available on request). 

The dinner will be served with all the holiday accompaniments & American Apple Cobbler or Pumpkin Tart for dessert!


Where: Raymond Restaurant & 1886 Bar,
When: 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Phone: (626) 441-3136

In Westchester…lowres MelodyBarandGrill

Melody Bar & Grill offers a diverse menu today in addition to the much anticipated Turkey dinner.

Open from 9am till midnight, this retro bar will be offering traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with all the fixings. Yes it also includes dessert and a glass of wine.

The meal will be offered from 9am-4pm for $15 and after 4pm $20. Kitchen closes at 10pm.

Football games will be on all day. But if turkey is not your bag…you can even enjoy Melody Bar’s famous happy hour from 4pm-7pm.

DJ Creepy will be spinning at 7pm till midnight.

Price: $15 (9-4pm); $20 (4-9:30pm)

Where: Me
Thanksgiving pilgrimslody Bar, 9132 S Sepulveda Blvd, LA 90045-4804
When: 9:00 am – 9:30 pm 
(310) 670-1994
Parking: Free in the back

More Thanksgiving dinner options on Thursay’s Page.