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Top 7 Thanksgiving spots in SoCal

November 20, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
While many families gather at their dining room table for a home cooked Thanksgiving dinner, others will head out to enjoy a great meal at a local restaurant. Jane Monreal teamed up with Citysearch to show you the top 7 Thanksgiving spots in Southern California.

"Citysearch has got our finger on the pulse on everything that's hot and happening, and Ivan Kane's Cafe Wa s is the hottest new spot in town, I have to say," said Citysearch Senior Editor Mar Yvette.

"Basically, it's a French bistro," said Ivan Kane. "We wanted to have a Bohemian vibe, where good friends could gather in a good room to discuss and argue about life, love, politics, and art."

"You get a taste of the glam and glitz of Hollywood," said Yvette. "It's an opulent, gorgeous space. The fabulous thing is that the four-course, price-fixe menu is only $55, and $26 for children 12 and under."

"We do it with a bit of a Bohemian twist, a bit of a French flair," said Kane. "But basically, it's turkey and stuffing and mashed potatoes and cranberries and everything that you want to have. Very comfort food."

For an "Only in L.A." Thanksgiving dinner, head to Coast in Santa Monica. Located in the Shutters on the Beach Hotel, it's serving a three-course price-fixe menu with a view.

"From 5 to 10, they'll be serving it," said Yvette. "It's only $45, which really is a steal, especially on the Westside. Fifty percent off for children 12 and under. And they'll be having all the traditional fixings: Pumpkin soup, the turkey with the stuffing and veggies, and maple pecan pie."

Or, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., celebrate on The Queen Mary in Long Beach. Champagne brunch is $49 for adults, $12 for children 5 to 11, and kids under 5 are free.

"What better way to celebrate the holiday? Bring the family and be on an historic ship," said Citysearch's Mar Yvette.

Already known for its steak, on Thanksgiving Day Nick and Stef's Steakhouse is all about a traditional turkey dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. It's $32 for adults, $19 for kids under 12.

Rounding out the Citysearch Top 7 Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner are: MINX in Glendale; Caf? La Boheme in West Hollywood; and Jar in L.A.

In Orange County, there's Charlie Palmer in Costa Mesa.

In the Inland Empire, try the Mission Inn in Riverside.

In Ventura County, check out the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ventura.

Get more information about the top Thanksgiving spots in SoCal

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Cafe Wa s
1521 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 466-5400
www.cafewas.com

Coast
1 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Phone: (310) 587-1707
www.coastsantamonica.com

The Queen Mary
1126 Queens Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone: (562) 435-3511
www.queenmary.com

Nick & Stef's Steakhouse
330 S Hope St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 680-0330
www.patinagroup.com/east/nickStef

MINX Restaurant & Lounge
300 Harvey Dr.
Glendale, CA 91206
Phone: (818) 937-4478
www.minx-la.com

Cafe La Boheme
8400 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (323) 848-2360
boheme.globaldiningca.com

Jar
8225 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 655-6566
www.thejar.com

Charlie Palmer
3333 S Bristol St.
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Phone: (714) 352-2525
www.charliepalmer.com

Mission Inn
3649 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 784-0300
missioninn.com

Crowne Plaza Hotel Ventura Beach
450 E Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: (805) 648-2100
www.ichotelsgroup.com


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