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Thanksgiving 2012 dining guide

November 15, 2012|By Betty Hallock
  • Zoe Nathan's Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery will be offering takeout Thanksgiving dinner items. Get free treats and coffee with your pickup order.
Zoe Nathan's Huckleberry Cafe & Bakery will be offering takeout… (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles…)

It's one week until Thanksgiving, and we've updated our Thanksgiving dining guide to include more restaurants:

If Thanksgiving creeps up on you by surprise and you suddenly find yourself unprepared to whip up an all-out turkey dinner, no problem. Many Los Angeles restaurants are offering either take-out Thanksgiving dinners, to be picked up the day before Thanksgiving, or are open on Thanksgiving Day. 

Melisse's annual Thanksgiving dinner includes options such as Josiah Citrin's dry-aged prime rib and crispy bass with Champagne-truffle reduction, as well as roast turkey. Pick up Suzanne Goin's stuffing with chestnuts, prunes and cavolo nero at the Larder at Tavern in Brentwood. Or have it with a full sit-down Thanksgiving dinner at Tavern.

Looking to pick up some extras? Cooks County's Daniel Mattern and Roxana Jullapat have add-ons such as persimmon, pomegranate and arugula salad and desserts such as cranberry chess pie. Manhattan Beach Post has side dishes such as cheddar buttermilk biscuits.

At Huckleberry Cafe, free sweet treats and Verve coffee come with your pick-up order. 

Farmshop will roast a 15-pound Diestel Family Farms turkey for you (or you can roast it at home). And Thomas Keller's Bouchon marinates and stuffs the turkey for you so you can just slip it into the oven, and take all the credit.

Here's a list of Thanksgiving Day dinner (and even brunch) options:

Hungry Cat Santa Monica

Thanksgiving dinner: persimmon and watercress salad, deep fried turkey with green bean casserole, chorizo and oyster stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, potato puree, gravy and cranberry sauce. Pumpkin pie for dessert. The full raw bar menu will be available a la carte. Thanksgiving dinner is 1 to 8 p.m. $64 per person, $32.50 for children 10 and younger, and free for children 2 and under. Reservations required. 100 W. Channel road, Santa Monica, (310) 459-3337,

The Churchill

A three-course Thanksgiving Day dinner starts with carrot-apple-ginger soup with spiced apple chutney, or winter greens, cranberries and Drake farms goat feta cheese. The second course includes roasted turkey, with cranberry-kale-and-cornbread stuffing, oak-roasted di ciccio broccoli, candied sweet potatoes, Yukon Gold smashed potatoes, giblet gravy and drop biscuits. Dessert is seckel pear crostata with brown butter gelato, or pumpkin creme brûlée. $35 per person. 5 to 10 p.m. 8384 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles,

BLT Steak LA

Dinner choices for Thanksgiving include roasted turkey, dry-aged roasted prime rib and pan-seared halibut. Start with chestnut and celery root soup, porcini risotto or Boston salad with figs and Gorgonzola. Sides: chestnut-sausage stuffing (vegetarian option available), cranberry-grenadine sauce, rosemary gravy, Brussels sprouts with cippolini and bacon, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and sweet potato gratin. And for dessert? Cranberry spiced bread pudding or pumpkin tart. $68 per person. 8720 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, (310) 360-1950,


Order Thanksgiving dishes to go. Serving six people: roasted almonds and olives with sea salt and thyme ($20); baby vegetable crudite ($30); house-cured salmon with crème fraiche, chives and crostini ($24); bresaola with arugula, persimmons and pomegranates on crostini ($24); platter of prosciutto San Daniele, bresaola, soppressata and Parmigiano Reggiano ($36); artisan cheeses ($48). Turkey options for eight to 10 people: roasted Diestel turkey breast and braised legs ($85) or brined oven-ready turkey ($75). Sides, serving four to six: kabocha squash soup with creme fraiche and roasted pepitas ($16); Coleman lettuces with Bartlett pear, Humboldt Fog, pomegranates, hazelnuts and sherry vinaigrette ($26);  roasted baby root vegetables ($24); roasted sweet potatoes with spicy maple butter ($20); roasted Brussels sprouts with pancetta ($22); blue lake beans with lemon zest and pinenuts ($18); charred rapini with crushed garlic and chile ($20); horseradish mashed potatoes ($18); wild mushroom turkey gravy ($20 for 1 quart); whole grain chestnut sage stuffing ($18); cranberry chutney with ginger-tangerine ($12 for 1 pint). Desserts for eight: pumpkin pie with brandied whipped cream ($28); pumpkin cheesecake ($30); pecan pie with crème fraiche ($28); apple bread pudding with caramel sauce ($26); assorted cookie plate ($8). Call by Sunday at 3 p.m.; credit card required. Orders can be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 21, after 11:30 a.m. Local delivery for an additional fee. 1155 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, (323) 871-2666,
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