Henry's Hat opens Thanksgiving at 9 a.m., serving brunch all day long (including two-for-one mojitos and Bloody Marys, and bottomless mimosas and sangria). A Southern Thanksgiving buffet dinner starts at 2 p.m.: spinach salad; deep-fried turkey breast; brown butter and honey-glazed ham; mashed potatoes; stuffing; roasted Brussels sprouts; coconut cream pie and pumpkin pie. $20 per person; children 8 and under eat free. 3413 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City; (323) 512-2500; www.henrys-hat.com.
Jar's traditional Thanksgiving dinner is served family-style, including roasted turkey with cranberry relish, corn bread and turkey sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes au gratin, mashed Yukon gold potatoes with gravy, braised Brussels sprouts, roasted onions with almond pesto, and pumpkin pie or fall crisp. $85 per person; children 12 and younger, $40. 8225 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles; (323) 655-6566; www.thejar.com.
Jiraffe's Thanksgiving menu features three courses, with a choice of three appetizers, entrees, optional sides and house-made pies for dessert. Among the first-course options are butternut squash soup with duck confit and foie gras au torchon. Roasted turkey and six-hour braised osso bucco are the mains, served with optional sides (yams, glazed carrots, kale, Brussels sprouts or mashed potatoes) for $5 each. 1 to 8 p.m. $68 for adults and $35 for children younger than 12. 502 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 917-6671; www.jiraffesrestaurant.com.
Joe's Restaurant is offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu with several choices for each course, including sunchoke soup with smoked baby artichokes and hazelnuts; crispy sweetbreads with fall vegetables; Heritage Farms turkey breast and leg confit; Eastern monkfish and Gulf shrimp with butter clam parsley broth; and pumpkin pie with pepita brittle and parsnip vanilla ice cream. $52 per person, $22 for children. 1023 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Venice; (310) 399-5811, www.joesrestaurant.com.
There won't be turkey and stuffing, but Katsuya in Brentwood will be open for Thanksgiving, just in case you want sushi. 4 to 9 p.m. 11777 San Vicente Blvd., Brentwood; (310) 207-8744; www.sbeent.com.
Locanda del Lago offers three- and four-course Italian-inflected Thanksgiving menus with a choice of main courses: rainbow trout filet or roasted turkey. "Thanksgiving-to-Go" features a whole deboned turkey with chestnut-apple stuffing, Italian shepherd's pie and savoy cabbage involtino. Pies also available. 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., $49 for three courses, $62 for four courses (plus $20 for optional wine pairings). "Thanksgiving-to-Go" is $25 per person (minimum order for five people) and must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance. 231 Arizona Ave., Santa Monica; (310) 451-3525; www.lagosantamonica.com.
The Loft restaurant at the Montage Laguna Beach, on a bluff overlooking the Pacific, plans a traditional four-course dinner from noon to 10 p.m. $90 adults, $35 for ages 4 to 12. The resort's other restaurants will also have special menus, including a five-course tasting menu at Studio from 4 to 9 p.m. $115, $185 with wine pairings. Montage Laguna Beach, 30801 South Coast Highway, Laguna Beach; (949) 715-6420; www.montagehotels.com.
Mélisse, a Michelin two-star restaurant, is preparing the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie, but there's a lot more to choose from. There are five choices for the first course, including Maine lobster ravioli, diver scallops or seared foie gras. Aside from the turkey with chanterelle-apple-brioche stuffing, there's prime rib, crispy sea bass or wild mushroom, sweet onion and burrata torte. To finish, there are three desserts. 3 to 7 p.m. $89 for adults, $42 for children younger than 8. 1104 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica; (310) 395-0881; www.melisse.com.
Morels French Steakhouse & Bistro is offering a traditional feast with all the classic trimmings. Organic turkey is served with gravy and homemade cranberry relish in the downstairs bistro for $24 per person. At the upstairs Morels Steakhouse, guests can enjoy a three-course dinner for $65 per person. It includes spiced pumpkin soup, turkey with corn bread and dried fruit brioche stuffing, mashed potatoes or candied yams with pecans, and sautéed haricots verts and a three-layer chocolate cake with cinnamon ice cream. $24 in the bistro, $65 in the steakhouse. 189 The Grove Drive, No. H10, Los Angeles; (323) 965-9595.
Downtown steakhouse Nick & Stef's is serving up hand-carved turkey or roasted prime rib with your choice of brioche-sage or corn bread-raisin stuffing and all the traditional Thanksgiving fixings. The dinner is also available to go with 48-hour notice. $32 adults, $15.95 children ages 3 to 12, free for children younger than 3. 330 S. Hope St., Los Angeles; (213) 680-0330; www.patinagroup.com.