Thanksgiving draws near and if you're suddenly panicking about preparing the meal of the year, you have options. There's no shortage of restaurants that will be cooking up delectable feasts -- both traditional and wildly creative -- to help you and your family get through the holiday in style. Below is a list of choices.
Bouchon Bakery: Bouchon's recently added bakery, in the first-floor lobby of the Beverly Hills bistro, is lending a helping hand to those making meals at home this year with desserts and breads available for purchase. Apple, pumpkin and pecan pies as well as pumpkin cream cheese macaroons, turkey-shaped shortbread and cornbread will be available for pickup Nov. 14-24. 235 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, (310) 271-9910 ext. 621, bouchonbakery.com.
Cafe del Rey: Celebrate your Thanksgiving by the sea with Cafe Del Rey’s three-course menu, served from 1 to 8 p.m. Select from an assortment of dishes including butternut squash and burrata agnolotti; free-range turkey breast with duck sausage, haricot vert almondine, cranberry sauce and pan gravy; or go the nontraditional route of pan-seared Maine scallops with cauliflower puree, corn succotash and warm pancetta vinaigrette. The Thanksgiving menu is available for $55 per person, with a kids menu for $18. 4451 Admiralty Way, Marina del Rey, (310) 823-6395, www.cafedelreymarina.com.
Cecconi’s: Cecconi’s is serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $45 per person (children 10 and under $25) beginning at 2 p.m. Diners will feast on turkey, gravy, seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes garnished with truffles. There will also be an additional fall-inspired menu offering butternut squash tortelli with amaretti crumble; butternut squash and Gorgonzola pizza with shaved black truffles; and ricotta and pumpkin cake. 8764 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, (310)-432-2000, www.cecconiswesthollywood.com.
Cleo at The Redbury: For $65 per person ($32 for kids ages 5 to 12, free for kids under 5), Cleo restaurant is serving "Cleopatra’s Feast" for Thanksgiving. Chef Danny Elmaleh has prepared a family style menu featuring roasted Brussels sprout hearts; pumpkin salad; za’atar; preserved lemon- roasted turkey with apple cider gravy; and a dessert platter. Seatings will be at 1, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Reservations can be made at www.sbe.com/cleo or by calling 323-962-1711. 1717 Vine St. (at the corner of Hollywood and Vine, next to Bardot), Hollywood.
Plenty more options after the jump!