Celebrate Thanksgiving or Thanksgiving Eve without 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.

Please note the below information is for 2018. Check back for Thanksgiving 2019 details.

Thanksgiving Eve Special

The Room Santa Monica
Celebrate the night before Thanksgiving (and a long weekend J) with The Room Santa Monica for an evening filled with a DJ spinning old school classics, hip-hop, 80/90s, Latin, world grooves, and party jams. Even better, The Room will be offering $5 Locals Only Drinks, including beer, wines, and well cocktails, from 9 – 11 p.m. For parties of six people or more, enjoy free table reservations. See Event Page

Thanksgiving Specials

Located on Third Street Promenade, 1212 is offering a special holiday menu from 12pm to 9pm this Thanksgiving. Guests can enjoy a choice of Butternut Squash Soup or Autumn Salad as a starter, Roasted Turkey Breast for the main course and a Pumpkin and Pumpkin Cheesecake as the dessert. The restaurant even has a kids’ menu! Cost: $48 per adult and $24 per child. See Full Menu

1 Pico
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 butternut squash soup, seared dayboat scallops, and Treviso salad as some of its appetizers. Its entrees include free-range Mary’s turkey, braised Wagyu beef short ribs in red wine, and spaghetti alla chitarra to name a few. 1 Pico’s decadent molten chocolate cake, cranberry-almond tarts, and pumpkin mascarpone cheesecake will be offered for dessert. Cost: three-course menu for $110 per person. See Full Menu

BOA Steakhouse
BOA Steakhouse will offer a selection of their signature sides. The small size serves 6-8, and the large size serves 10-12. Menus options include lobster mashed potatoes, mac & cheese, Brussels sprouts and goat cheese baklava. For pricing and pick-up orders, please call in advance. All orders must be placed by November 17th. Cost: $33-$210. See Full Menu

Catch Restaurant
One of Santa Monica’s prominent seafood restaurants with a view, Catch Restaurant at Hotel Casa del Mar brings several dish options for its three-course Thanksgiving dinner special. Cost: three-course menu for $110 per person inclusive of a glass of welcome bubbles. See Full Menu

Del Frisco’s Grille
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast at Del Frisco’s Grille. Appetizers include butternut squash bisque and jumbo lump crab cake. Choose between herb & citrus butter roasted turkey and honey Dijon pork tenderloin for your traditional holiday entrée, or opt for steak and seafood, such as filet mignon, prime New York strip, and simply prepared salmon to name a few. Sides include, but are not limited to, mashed potatoes and gravy, apple-sage sausage stuffing, and buttered green beans. Top the meal off with desserts, such as pumpkin cheesecake, caramel pot de crème, and molten chocolate cake. See Pricing and Full Menu

FIG Restaurant
This year try a traditional Thanksgiving feast with some added flair to it. For its main dish, The FIG will be serving roasted turkey that is soused in maple, chipotle and rosemary. Other dishes include sage-and-cider “Cinderella” pumpkin bisque with panettone croutons and candied pumpkin seeds, Brussels sprouts with shallots and sherry, prime rib with horseradish cream, and crème fraiche whipped potatoes. Cost: $25 for children (12 or under) and $90 for adults. See Restaurant Page

Hotel Casa Del Mar
Casa Del Mar is serving up a savory feast for Thanksgiving starting with appetizers like butternut squash soup, followed by Chilean sea bass or Mary’s farm slow roasted organic turkey to name a few entrées. Desserts include pecan pie, warm apple tart or bread brioche pudding. Cost: $110 per person. See Full Menu

Hotel Shangri-La
This Thanksgiving, enjoy Hotel Shangri-La’s rooftop buffet with ocean views outdoors or inside the hotel’s penthouse. The buffets carving station will consist of sweet pineapple roasted spiral ham, herb butter slow turkey with cranberry relish, and spiced boneless rib eye and au jus. Main courses include a live omelet station; individual cranberry, yogurt and granola parfaits; green beans almandine, sweet maple heirloom carrots, homemade stuffing; and brown batter poached salmon with root vegetables. For your salad choose between spring greens, poached spiced pear, crumbled goat cheese, candied walnuts tossed with sherry vinaigrette and quinoa salad and julienne vegetables with citrus dressing. Last but not least, enjoy an assortment of holiday pastries for dessert. Cost: $79 per adult and $45 per child. See Full Menu

Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery
Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery is offering a full-scale Thanksgiving catering menu. For entrées, sides and starters, Huckleberry is serving Creekstone Farm braised brisket, sweet potato mash, Chimichurri roasted carrots with breads, rolls and biscuits to name a few. Huckleberry is also serving an assortment of sweets, such as gluten-free apple berry crumble pie, chocolate pecan tart and sweet rose creamery old fashioned vanilla ice cream. All catering orders must be placed by 5:00pm Thursday, November 15th and picked up by Thursday, November 22rd between 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Please call (310) 451-2311 after 2pm to place your order. See Full Menu

  • Esters Wine Shop & Bar 
    Even though Esters Wine Shop & Bar will be closed on Thanksgiving, it will be hosting a pop-up event right outside Huckleberry on Thanksgiving from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the pop-up you can pick up your Huckleberry Café and Bakery order and puck up some wine, champagne, Riesling wine, and more that will pair well with your Thanksgiving dinner. Even better, Esters Wine Shop and Bar will be offering 20% off all memberships from Black Friday to Cyber Monday. See pop-up details and membership info

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 fresh crab cakes or homemade fresh pumpkin ravioli to name a few. A couple main course options include homemade wild Maine lobster ravioli and mesquite grilled 9 oz. filet mignon. All items are served with the following sides; fresh cut truffle fries or Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, baby green summer squash, farmers market Brussels sprouts or fresh sugar snap peas. For dessert, enjoy Ivy’s classic apple blackberry crumble, fresh pecan square or pumpkin pie & homemade vanilla gelato. Cost: three-course menu for $100 per person. See Full Menu

Locanda del Lago
With its Northern Italian dishes, Locanda del Lago has created a prix-fixe menu with hand-selected ingredients and organic fruits and vegetables from Santa Monica’s local farmers’ market. The holiday dishes include, but are not limited to, organic free-range Mary’s turkey and sustainably-sourced black cod. See Full Menu

Lunetta All Day
Lunetta All Day is offering “Thanksgiving To-Go”! The Thanksgiving Dinner Package includes a two-course meal plus a side and a dessert. Choose between pancetta-wrapped diver sea scallop, garden of organic hearts salad or roasted chestnut soup for the first course; oven-roasted all-natural Mary’s heritage + maple herb turkey, six-hour slow cooked osso-buco or Jiraffe classic bouillabaisse for the second course; and triple blanched garlic mashed potatoes + shiitake mushroom gravy and brown sugar candied yams to name a few for a side dish. For dessert, enjoy chocolate banana cream pie, Dutch apple pie + vanilla ice cream or pumpkin spiced marsarcpone. Cost:  The first course choices include Herb Roasted Free-Range Turkey Breast, Turkey Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and a choice of three sides. These menu items are also available a la carte, as well as salads and desserts. Cost: $74 per adult and $34 per child (10 or under). 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 foie gras, young turnips, porcini, and truffle consommé and Maine lobster ravioli to name a few. The restaurant’s decadent dessert menu includes mom’s apple pie with cinnamon cider ice cream. Cost: three-course menu for $95 for adults and $42 for children ages 8 and under. See Full Menu

 Plan Check Kitchen + Bar
From modern American comfort food to authentic seafood fare, join Plan Check Santa Monica for Thanksgiving, for which they will serve a special holiday menu from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Menu items include a turkey plate with truffle mushroom stuffing and cranberry sauce; a turkey burger with Schmaltz onions and Swiss cheese; vegetable gratin; cranberry sauce; and pumpkin pie cruller with pumpkin glaze. See Full Menu

Tiato will be catering a Thanksgiving feast featuring an herb-brined whole turkey that feeds 8-10 people for $128; or herb-brined turkey breast that feeds 4-5 people at $56, 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 famous secret kitchen garlic noodles, crème fraiche mashed potations, mac ‘n cheese cauliflower gratin, Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole or roasted sweet Potatoes. For dessert, enjoy a five-spice pumpkin pie or bourbon pecan pie. Cost $24-$128. See Full Menu

Wexler’s Deli
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 with mushrooms and sage, drippings gravy, the big salad with farmer’s market vegetables, everything bagel crumb, and dill champagne vinaigrette along with sourdough rolls. Orders must be placed by Sunday, November 18th and will be available for pick-up or delivery on Wednesday, November 21. Even better, if you’re looking 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