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.
Please note the dining specials below are from 2017. Check back for offers and events for the 2018 Thanksgiving specials!
Be sure to check back regularly as more restaurants and menus will be added. For hours, reservations and any additional inquiries, please refer to the restaurant listing for contact information.
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 Sweet Potato Mousse as the dessert. Cost: $45 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 Butternut Squash Soup, White Asparagus, Roasted Ginger Shrimp or Smoked Duck Breast Arugula Salad to start, Free Range Mary’s Turkey, Braised Waygu Beef Short Ribs, Cedar Plan Shetland Salmon or Tagliatelle with Porcini Mushrooms for the main course, and a Pumpkin Granny Smith Apple Butterscotch Chip Cookies, Molten Chocolate Cake or Cranberry Frangipane Crostata for dessert. Cost: three-course menu for $105 per person. See Full Menu
Belcampo Meat Co.
Order a luxurious fully cooked, multi-course feast prepared by the chefs at Belcampo Meat Co for pick up or delivery to your door on Thanksgiving day! The menu includes a Charcuterie Tray, soup and salad as starters. Roasted Organic Turkey, Sage and Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing, White Truffle Mashed Potatoes and Aged White Cheddar Mac & Cheese are only a few of the main course options. Dessert includes pumpkin or apple caramel pie and one bottle of Champagne. Cost: $899 for 14 people. See Full Menu
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
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. Cost: three-course menu for $110 per person inclusive of a glass of welcome bubbles. 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 Sliced Roast Turkey with Trimmings and a dessert. Cost: three-course menu for $49 per person. See Full Menu
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 Butternut Squash Soup with Wild Mushrooms or Spinach Salad to start.Her Crusted Turkey, Pineapple Honey Glazed Ham, Filet Mignon or Halibut will be served for the main course. A choice of Homemade Pumpkin Pie or Carrot Cake will be available for dessert. Catering is also available. Cost: three-course menu for $69 for adults, $35 for kids (12 & under) and complimentary for 5 & under. See Full Menu
Hotel Casa Del Mar
Casa Del Mar is serving up a savory feast for Thanksgiving starting with Butternut Squash Soup, followed by Chilean Sea Bass or Mary’s Farm Slow Roasted Organic Turkey and ending with a choice of Pecan Pie, Warm Apple Tart or Bread Pudding for dessert. Cost: $110 per person. See Full Menu
Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery
Huckleberry Cafe and Bakery is offering a full scale Thanksgiving catering menu. For entrées, sides and starters, Huckelberry 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 Mini Tcho Chocolate Cupcakes. All catering orders must be placed by 5:00pm Thursday, November 16th and picked up by Thursday, November 23rd between 9am-12pm. Please call (310) 451-2311 after 2pm to place your order. See Full Menu
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 and Homemade Wild Maine Lobster Ravioli or Mesquite Grilled 9 oz. Filet Mignon are just a couple of the main dish options. All items are served with the following sides; Fresh Cut Truffle Fries or Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Fresh Pureed Cauliflower, Farmers Market Brussel 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
Lunetta All Day
Lunetta All Day is offering “Thanksgiving To-Go”! The Thanksgiving Dinner Package includes 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: $190 for 4 people or $350 for 8-10 people for the dinner package. 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
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, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 An’s Famous Secret Kitchen Garlic Noodles, Créme 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
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 Tuesday, November 21st for pick-up or delivery by Thursday, November 23rd. 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