Celebrate Thanksgiving minus the extensive food preparation by bringing your family and friends to Santa Monica for a festive feast in our beach city. From prix-fixe menus to specially curated holiday-themed dishes, celebrate with this list of restaurants, all offering the finest of Santa Monica cuisine sure to make the day memorable.
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Located on Third Street Promenade, 1212 is offering a special holiday menu from 1-8pm this Thanksgiving. Guests can enjoy Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with chopped pecans as the starter, Roasted Turkey with Pan Gravy complete with sides for the entreé, and a Pumpkin Ricotta Cheesecake with Cinnamon Whipped Cream as the dessert. Cost: $39 per person; See Full Menu
With an extensive wine list and a seasonal Californian menu, dine at 1 Pico and take advantage of its special menu just for the holiday. 1 Pico’s menu includes Spicy Carrot Ginger Harissa Soup with Toasted Pinenuts to start, Braised Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with King Oyster Mushrooms for the main course, and an Apple Pecan Tart with Maple and Cranberry Sorbet for dessert. Cost: three-course menu for $95 per person; See Full Menu
BOA Steakhouse will offer a selection of their signature sides. The small size serves 6-8, and the large size serves 12-15. Menus options include Truffle Mashed Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Goat Cheese Baklava. For pricing and pick-up orders, please call in advance. Cost: $36-$168.
One of Santa Monica’s preeminent seafood restaurants with a view, Catch Restaurant at Hotel Casa del Mar brings several dish options for its three-course Thanksgiving dinner special. This menu includes a selection of Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Wild Mushrooms and Marcona Almonds, Lobster Cake Benedict with Kale Hollandaise and Tarragon Oil, Slow Roasted Organic turkey with Mashed Sweet Potato and Citrus Cranberry Sauce, Braise Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with Maitake Mushrooms and Shaved Black Truffle, Warm Apple Tart with Candied Pecan Ice Cream and Bread Pudding with Chocolate and Bourbon Vanilla Sauce, to name a few. Cost: three-course menu for $95 per person. See Full Menu
A restaurant with a view, Coast is located inside Shutters on the Beach and offers great views of the ocean. Its Thanksgiving menu includes Butternut Squash Soup, Free Range Diestel Turkey with Sweet Potato Mash and Smoked Bacon Stuffing, and Pecan Pie with Salted Caramel and Bourbon Whipped Cream. Cost: $48 per person; See Full Menu
Del Frisco’s Grille
Pull up a chair at a table at Del Frisco’s Grille for a traditional chef prepared Thanksgiving dinner. Del Frisco’s will serve a three-course Thanksgiving Dinner including an appetizer, main entrée featuring Slow-roasted Turkey Breast with trimmings and a dessert. Cost:three-course menu for $42 per person.
The Dining Room
Bring the whole family for Thanksgiving at Hotel Shangri-La from 1pm to 10pm. The Dining Room will be offering three Thanksgiving specials including choices of Pumpkin Spice Soup, Wild Mixed Green Salad, or Persimmon Salad to start. Traditional Roasted Turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, or Branzino will be served for the main course. A choice of Homemade Pumpkin Pie or Grand Marnier Bread Pudding will be available for dessert. Cost: three-course menu for $65 per person; See Full Menu
Fairmont Miramar’s FIG Restaurant is serving a four-course, family-style Thanksgiving dinner that will include Brown Butter Cauliflower Soup, Herb and Citrus Roasted Turkey Breast, Wild Mushroom Madeira Cream Sauce, and Caramelized Apple Bread Pudding. The dinner is $84, with an optional $40 wine pairing. Cost: four-course menu for $84 per person.
Ivy at the Shore
Ivy at the Shore is celebrating Thanksgiving with a complimentary glass of French Champagne per person for each three-course menu ordered. To start, enjoy your choice of Spicy Fresh Corn Chowder, French Fried Calamari, Crab Cakes, Six Assorted Oysters, or Crispy Zucchini Blossoms. Main course options includes Thanksgiving Turkey, Mesquite Grilled 9oz Filet Mignon, Fresh Wild Chilean Sea Bass, or USDA Prime 8oz New York Steak. For dessert, enjoy Ivy’s classic Apple Blackberry Crumble with Homemade Vanilla Gelato. Cost: three-course menu for $90 per person; See Full Menu
Chef Josiah Citrin’s Michelin Two Star award-winning traditional French restaurant is offering curated Thanksgiving menu items. Here to grace Mélisse’s menu are Main Diver Scallops with Black Truffle Consomme, Crispy Eastern Bass with Champagne Truffle Reduction, and Mom’s Apple Pie with Cinnamon Cider Ice Cream, to name a few. Cost: three-course menu for $95 for adults and $42 for children ages 8 and under; See Full Menu
In addition to experiencing views of the coastline and the Santa Monica skyline, The Penthouse at Huntley Santa Monica Beach is offering a special menu for Thanksgiving dinner which includes a choice of Butternut Squash Soup with Toasted Chestnuts, Burrata with Balsamic and Persimmons, or Endive Salad with Pecans and Tarragon Vinaigrette for a starter. Entreé selections include Free Range Turkey or Pumpkin Ricotta Raviolo with your choice of two sides, to name a few. The dessert options are Apple Tarte with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or Pumpkin and Yam Bavarois. Cost: three-course menu for $79 per person.
Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
From modern American comfort food to authentic seafood fare, join Plan Check Santa Monica for Thanksgiving as they will be serving a special holiday menu from 11am to 8pm. Menu includes Turkey Plate with Truffle Mushroom Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Burger with Schmaltz Onions and Swiss Cheese, Vegetable Gratin, Cranberry Sauce with Juniper and Allspice, and Pumpkin Pie Cruller with Pumpkin glaze. For reservations for five and more, email firstname.lastname@example.org. See Full Menu
Tiato will be serving an Herb-brined Whole Turkey that feeds 10-12 people for $119; or Herb-brined Turkey Breast that feeds 4-6 people at $49, both with house gravy. For the stuffing, you can opt for the Turkey Apple Sausage or Mama’s Sticky Rice Stuffing with Shiitake Mushrooms. Sides include An’s Famous Secret Kitchen Garlic Noodles, Smashed Yams, Roasted Potato and cauliflower Gratin. For dessert, enjoy a Five Spice Pumpkin Pie. Cost $49-$119.
Celebrate Thanksgiving the Wexler’s Deli way with the Wexler’s Smoked Bird Thanksgiving Dinner. This dinner includes a whole Smoked Mary’s Free Range California Turkey, Challah Stuffing, Pan Drippings Gravy, Matzo Ball Soup, The Big Salad and Mini Kaiser Rolls. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 20th. And for a host or hostess gift, look no further than Wexler’s Caviar. Sustainably sourced and available in Siberian and Oscietra varieties, Wexler’s private label caviar is a great way to thank a Thanksgiving dinner host. Cost: $320 for 10 to 12 people; See Full Menu