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November 23, 2015

The Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving

The very first Thanksgiving was held to mark the success of the summer harvest, so it’s little surprise that (almost 400 years on) the celebration continues to revolve around all things edible. In the true spirit of the day, we’ve rounded up the best sup spots in LA for a first-grade festive feast.

After a classic spread of roast turkey, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole? Bouchon Bistro’s lavish traditional dinner, served up in a deco-dent diner overlooking the verdant Beverly Canon Gardens, truly takes the pumpkin pie.

Or, for a serve of big bird and fixings with an opulent Italian twist, nab a spot beneath the glass ceiling at Cecconi’s West Hollywood where Chef Biangini will be dishing up a dinner of family faves, fancified with indulgent ingredients like black truffles and caviar.

Those after some spice this holiday season should shimmy over to The Bazaar by José Andrés for Latinised fine-dine fodder. Past years’ prix-fixe menus have featured on-point pickings like sous-vide turkey breast, papas canarias and cornbread stuffing spiked with pork sausage and piquillo peppers.

Or, if you're after a truly alfresco affair with a bit of boozy flair, secure a seat at Patina’s Descanso Gardens brunch buffet for autumnal cocktails, maple glazed baby beets and allspice crumble with bourbon Chantilly. We’ll say thanks to that!

Bouchon Bistro / 235 N Canon Dr / Beverly Hills / +1 310 271 9910 / lunch & dinner daily /

Cecconi’s West Hollywood / 8764 Melrose Ave / +1 310 432 2000 / lunch & dinner daily /

The Bazaar by José Andrés / 465 S La Cienega Blvd / +1 310 246 5555 / dinner daily /

Patina / 141 S Grand Ave / +1 213 927 3331 / seats at 11:30am & 1.30pm 26 Nov /