Plan Your Thanksgiving in Manhattan BeachNov 16, 2021 08:57AM ● By Jeanne Fratello
Thanksgiving meal via MB Post
It's that time of year again, and Manhattan Beach restaurants are ready to help you with your Thanksgiving feast, whether you prefer in-house or to-go.
Thanksgiving Dine-In Options in Manhattan Beach
Il Fornaio has a dine-in and take-out option (see take-out option below). The dine-in Thanksgiving feast is a four-course fixed-price menu with butternut squash soup, salad, turkey with all the fixings, freshly baked bread, and pumpkin pie. The cost is $51.95 for adults, $19.95 for children 12 and under. Reserve your spot online here.
The Kettle is once again offering its "Locally Famous" Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, yams, mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, soup or Caesar salad, and pumpkin or pecan pie. The cost is $29.95 per person. Note that The Kettle doesn't take reservations; it's walk-in only.
Lido di Manhattan has a dine-in and a take-out option (see take-out option below). The dine-in Thanksgiving feast starts at 1:00 p.m. and features a three-course price-fixed menu of appetizers, turkey with all the trimmings, and pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. The price is $48 per person. Reserve your spot online here.
Manhattan House is back with a grand multi-course Thanksgiving feast, including appetizers; a second course of pasta, pizza, or risotto; a turkey course; numerous vegetable sides; and a dessert course of sweet pumpkin cannoli, olive oil cake, or iced pumpkin cookies. Call 310-574-2277 to make your reservation.
Slay Steak & Fish House is open from 5:00 to 9:00 on Thanksgiving with its regular menu and some special holiday options. Make reservations online or email [email protected] for questions.
The Arthur J is open for Thanksgiving with a full three-course menu. The dinner starts with rolls; choice of salad or soup; followed by turkey or a filet and all the Thanksgiving sides; and a choice of The Arthur J's classic pumpkin pie or apple chiffon streusel cake. The cost is $95 per person; or $25 for a simplified menu for kids 10 and under.
Zinc @ Shade has a Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Feast, at $75 for adults and $25 for children under age 10. The meal features an amuse-bouche, a salad course, a choice of four main courses, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Reservations are available between 2:30 and 8:00 p.m. Call 310-698-5559 to reserve a spot, or reserve on Resy.
Thanksgiving To-Go Options in Manhattan Beach
Becker's Bakery and Deli has all of your fall and Thanksgiving bakery needs, with pumpkin and apple pies and mini pies; dinner rolls; turkey face and leaf cookies; and special fall cookie kits (keep kids busy). Contact them here to order online.
Bristol Farms has its traditional Turkey day offerings available for pre-order, from uncooked turkeys to cooked meals with all the sides. Order by November 23 for pickup on November 24 or 25. Order online here.
Gelson's Market offers a wide variety of Thanksgiving choices, from a full dinner, to stand-alone cooked turkeys, hams, and side dishes. Thanksgiving dinner pickup is available between November 20 and December 1 (for those who choose to celebrate later). The last day to order is November 23. Order online here.
GROW features Mary's Organic Free-Range turkeys, and all of the traditional sides such as potatoes, vegetables, stuffings, rolls, and cranberry sauce; plus an artichoke and roasted poblano dip, and a butternut squash apple soup. Place your Thanksgiving orders here.
Il Fornaio has a Thanksgiving to-go package that includes butternut squash soup, freshly baked bread, salad, turkey with all the fixings, and pumpkin pie with vanilla gelato. The package serves 4 for $207.80. It can be picked up on Wednesday, November 24 from noon to 9:00 p.m. or Thursday, November 25 from noon to 3:00 p.m. Order online here.
Lido di Manhattan has a Thanksgiving take-out option that includes 1 1/2 pounds of turkey breast, stuffing, potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and four slices of pumpkin cheesecake. The meal feeds 4-6 and costs $149 per package, for pickup on Thursday, November 25. Order online here.
Manhattan Bread & Bagel has a full slate of Thanksgiving options for pre-order and pickup. Choose from four kinds of pie or pumpkin cheesecake; plus multiple choices of bread and rolls (including a cranberry or pumpkin loaf); and holiday stuffing mix. Order your Thanksgiving items here.
MB Post once again has its Thanksgiving To-Go. The full dinner includes a 12-pound turkey (and a turkey thermometer), gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, wild rice and sage stuffing, a green salad, and pumpkin pie; for $375 (or add one dozen Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits for $42). The meal will be available for pickup Wednesday, November 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Order here.
The Source Cafe offers Thanksgiving plant-based dishes including salads, vegetables, breads, and desserts. Place your Thanksgiving orders by Monday, November 22. Order online here.
SusieCakes has a variety of Thanksgiving desserts, including apple crumble, pumpkin, and pecan pies; pumpkin cupcakes; pumpkin cheesecake; frosted turkey-shaped sugar cookies; and decorated cakes. Order Thanksgiving bakery items here.
Sweet Lady Jane Bakery, the newcomer in Metlox Plaza, has four different kinds of Thanksgiving pies available for pre-order, as well as a special Thanksgiving Triple Berry Cake. Prices range from $38 to $60. Pre-orders require 48 hours notice. The Thanksgiving Triple Berry Cake is available for pick up on November 23 and 24 only, with the last pickup at 3:30 on the 24th. Order online here.
Tin Roof Bistro has a Thanksgiving To Go Dinner with turkey, rolls, delicata squash salad, green bean casserole, sausage and wild rice dressing, rainbow carrots, mashed potatoes, cranberry-kumquat sauce, and pumpkin panna cotta. The dinner serves 4 to 5 and costs $220. Pickup on Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 25) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Order here.
Urban Plates has a Turkey Family Feast that includes turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, artisan bread, and a choice of two sides. The meal serves 6 to 8 and costs $139. Pre-order by November 20; pickup on November 24 or 25. (Also available are a smaller family meal, a single Thanksgiving plate, and stand-alone side dishes.) Order online here.
P.S. If you're thinking about breaking the Thanksgiving "rules" entirely, we hear that Handel's Manhattan Beach has Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pumpkin Pie ice cream, just sayin'....