Something we’re grateful for this year? The exceptional resort restaurants that call Southern California home. This Thanksgiving, let the pros do all the work and reserve your spot at one of these luxe locales for your holiday feast.
Hotel del Coronado
The legendary Hotel del Coronado, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, recently announced its holiday theme–“A Twenties Holiday Affair”–alongside its mighty lineup of exciting seasonal activities. One not to miss? Thanksgiving dinner at the beautiful new Southpointe Ballroom, located on the south end of the resort and sparkling with thousands of twinkle lights. The elegant buffet will be a lavish feast with all of the trimmings, live musical entertainment and a complimentary glass of bubbly for guests.
Cost: $195 per adult ($175 for resort guests); $100 per child, ages 4 to 10; complimentary for children 3 and under with paid adult.
To book: hoteldel.com/events/thanksgiving.
Rancho Bernardo Inn
Rancho Bernardo Inn, the recently refreshed resort in North County San Diego, unveils a duo of ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Southern California: a holiday dinner buffet in the Bernardo Ballroom from 1 to 4 p.m. with a wide array of classic holiday dishes or a four-course feast at The Inn’s signature dining destination, AVANT, prepared by Chef de Cuisine Sergio Jimenez and served from 4 to 8 p.m.
Cost: $135 per adult and $55 per child (buffet); or $125 per adult and $65 per child (dinner).
To book: www.ranchobernardoinn.com.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Rancho Santa Fe
Guests of the Thanksgiving spread at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa will indulge in a legendary raw bar, an impressive carving station, a standout dessert bar and more. Complementing the feast will be an array of family-friendly activities including lawn games, a petting zoo, carriage rides, face painting, bounce house, arts and crafts, and much more. Or Rancho Valencia’s culinary team invites guests to take advantage of the resort’s Thanksgiving-to-Go option, which enables San Diegans to order anything from oven-ready traditional sides to the entire meal online here and arrange for pickup on Wednesday, Nov. 22.
Cost: $195 per adult; $55 per child, ages 11 and under; complimentary for children under 3 (dine-in).
To book: ranchovalencia.com.
From noon to 6:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, families are welcome to make holiday memories over a three-course prix-fixe meal at A.R. Valentien at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. The menu, from Executive Chef Kelli Crosson, spotlights locally sourced dishes (including roasted turkey with all the fixings, braised beef short ribs osso bucco, sea scallops and crispy-skin cod) with a side of sweeping views of the Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Cost: $150 per adult; $80 per child, ages 12 and under.
To book: www.lodgetorreypines.com.
VEA Newport Beach
Whether for dine-in or to-go, VEA Newport Beach offers the right Thanksgiving spread for you and your family this holiday season. From 3 to 10 p.m. at VIEW Restaurant & Lounge, delight in a three-course prix-fixe dinner. Or, get the goods to go; VEA Newport Beach’s to-go Thanksgiving dinner has enough deliciousness for six people and must be purchased in advance by Nov. 20. Staying on property? There is even an in-room dining option with a la carte options.
Cost: $75 per person (VIEW Restaurant & Lounge).
To book: www.marriott.com.
The Westin Anaheim Resort
Tangerine Room at The Westin Anaheim Resort (located within walking distance of Disneyland!) dishes up a wonderful Thanksgiving buffet with live entertainment from noon to 8:30 p.m. This Thanksgiving in Southern California, diners can indulge in a wide array of featured culinary stations, including a seafood showcase, carved meats, delightful small bites, endless sweets and more.
Cost: $85 per adult; $45 per child, ages 12 and under.
To book: www.opentable.com.
Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs
Gather with loved ones for an elegant, three-course Thanksgiving menu prepared by Executive Chef Richard Crespin from 4 to 8 p.m. at 4 Saints restaurant at Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs. During this memorable Thanksgiving in Southern California, perched on the tallest rooftop in Palm Springs, guests can savor entrees like confit duck breast, prime New York steak or roasted Tai snapper. Plus, a kid’s menu is also offered for the littlest guests.
Cost: $95 per adult; $55 per child, ages 10 and under.
To book: OpenTable.
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa
Omni La Costa Resort & Spa offers not one, not two, but four different ways to celebrate Thanksgiving in Southern California. During the Chef’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet, savor a seafood bar, carving stations, a.m. classics, dessert and more, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Or book a dinner feast, either at VUE (5 to 7 p.m.) or Bob’s Steak & Chop House (3 to 7 p.m.) Or forget the stress and let the experienced culinarians at Omni La Costa take care of the cooking with the Thanksgiving Meal Boxes. Submit orders by Nov. 17 and arrange for pick-up Nov. 22 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Each box serves four to six guests.
To book: www.omnihotels.com. Order Thanksgiving Meal Boxes at www.tickettailor.com.
Pendry San Diego
Thanksgiving at Provisional Kitchen at Pendry San Diego takes place from 2:30 to 8:30 p.m. Diners are invited to savor a specially-curated three-course prix-fixe menu, with main courses of free-range turkey, red wine-braised short rib, mustard demi whole-roasted branzino and roasted honeynut squash.
Cost: $105 per adult; $40 per child, ages 12 and under.
To book: Opentable.
Dine inside or al fresco at The Front Yard at The Garland for a buffet-style Thanksgiving feast. Guests can dig into seasonally-inspired starters, entrees, sweet treats and more. New for 2023, the Los Angeles hotel added a few next-level eats to this annual holiday spread, including birria-marinated leg of lamb and a comforting build-your-own turkey noodle soup. The holiday buffet is available noon to 8 p.m.
Cost: $85 per adult; $35 per child, ages 12 and under.
To book: www.opentable.com.
La Jolla Shores Hotel
Gather with loved ones just steps from the sandy shores of La Jolla at the Shores Restaurant this holiday season. The buffet dinner will includes classic sides and main dishes like oven-roasted salmon and stuffed brined turkey. Plus, there will be plenty of eats for the kiddos. The dinner buffet will be open from noon to 7 p.m.
To book: www.theshoresrestaurant.com.
The Westin Carlsbad Resort
Featuring festive dishes with locally sourced ingredients, savor a three-course holiday spread at the beautiful 20|Twenty, located at The Westin Carlsbad Resort. For the main course, guests will have the option of citrus-roasted ‘Diestel’ turkey, Campbell River salmon, stuffed acorn squash or prime rib.
To book: 20twentygrill.com.
Park Hyatt Aviara
Park Hyatt Aviara is pleased to offer both a brunch and dinner option for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The elegant brunch buffet (with seafood displays, traditional holiday dishes, carved meats and more) will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a four-course dinner beginning at 4 p.m.
Cost: $140 per adult and $60 per child, under 12 (brunch); $105 per adult and $34 per child, ages 3 to 12 (dinner).
To book: parkhyattaviara.com.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown
Two of the hotel’s culinary concepts, Dekkadance (a harvest buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and La Boucherie (four-course, family-style dinner from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.), welcome locals and guests alike to feast on unique Thanksgiving menus.
Cost: $95 per adult and $75 per child, ages 5 to 12 (brunch); $110 per person, including a welcome cocktail (dinner).
To book: www.ihg.com/intercontinental.
W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills
At STK, part of the W Los Angeles – West Beverly Hills, Thanksgiving specials such as roasted free-range turkey featuring all your favorite sides and desserts are available for dine-in or to-go. This offer is available for dine-in or takeout Nov. 23 to Nov. 26, or you can pre-order your turkey dinner beginning Nov. 13 for pickup on Thanksgiving Day.
To book: stksteakhouse.com.
Dine, drink and give thanks at the hotel’s signature dining venue The Mayor’s Table, where Executive Chef Riley Huddleston has crafted a special menu featuring seasonal ingredients and fall flavors. From 1 to 8 p.m., indulge in gourmet dishes such as whey-brined Heritage turkey breast, flat-iron steak, maple-chestnut brioche stuffing, apple tarte tatin and more. After dinner, visit Topside, Newport Beach’s only rooftop bar to enjoy craft cocktails and epic views of the harbor.
Cost: $89 per adult; $40 per child, age 12 and under; free for children 6 years and under.
To book: www.lidohousehotel.com.
Marriott Irvine Spectrum
From 1:30 to 4 p.m. at Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen at Marriott Irvine Spectrum, enjoy a specially curated Thanksgiving buffet full of your fall favorites, such as butternut squash soup, a cheese and bread display, a salad bar, Turkey Day sides and much more.
Cost: $105 per adult; $35 per child, ages 12 and under.
To book: www.marriott.com.