· The Beverly Hills Hotel
You can have turkey with chestnut-brioche stuffing and candied yams at the Polo Lounge's four-course dinner. But you can also opt for cioppino with halibut, Manila clams and other seafood or the veggie-friendly spinach garganelli with bell pepper confit and a tomato pesto. Adults cost $99 and kids are $55.
· Fairmont Miramar
The tasty FIG restaurant will serve an a la carte menu of dishes that pay homage to leftovers. That doesn't mean reheated turkey, but fresh, locally sourced T-Day ingredients in dishes like prosciutto and turkey croquettes, quinoa stuffing and Okinawa sweet potatoes. Dishes range from $8 to $25.
· Viceroy Santa Monica
Head to Whist to dine alfresco this holiday. The $68 Thanksgiving buffet offers classics like turkey as well as untraditional options such as a poached char, polenta with housemade sausage, and a risotto station with varieties such as shellfish-tarragon and mushroom-spinach.
· Avalon Beverly Hills
If you want a simple, traditional T-Day dinner, try Oliverio. The $40 meal consists of a pepita salad with pumpkin seeds, goat cheese and walnut dressing; roasted turkey with sweet potatoes and cranberry sauce; and apple pie topped with cinnamon ice cream for dessert.
· Hollywood Roosevelt
At The Bridge, you can eat a three-course meal overlooking the pool. Chestnut agnolotti with crispy sage, ameritti cookies and shaved Parmesan, and squab-roasted root vegetables and foie gras remoulade with huckleberry jus are some of the menu choices. Dinner costs $49 for adults and $25 for kids.
The Restaurant at L'Ermitage will lay out a gourmet brunch buffet. In addition to turkey and all the trimmings, you can gorge on Pacific oysters, jumbo shrimp, crab claws and several types of caviar. But save room for the chocolate dessert buffet. Adults cost $80 and kiddies $45.