Where To Dine Out In O.C. On Thanksgiving Day

Where To Dine Out In O.C. On Thanksgiving Day
Fried and Sides dinner plate; Photograph courtesy of Bruxie

These Orange County restaurants are prime spots to gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving.

1 Where: Bruxie
What: Thanksgiving-inspired “Fried & Sides” plate with two pieces of buttermilk-marinated, fried-to-order chicken, sweet potato waffle fries served with signature Holy Sauce, and a street corn skillet
The Details: $15, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Brea, Huntington Beach, and Orange; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Irvine

2 Where: Heirloom Farmhouse Kitchen
What: A three-course prix fixe meal curated by executive chef Leonel De Leon at the resort’s signature restaurant with dishes including butternut squash soup and herb roasted turkey
The Details: $39 per person, 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Marriott Irvine Spectrum, 7905 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, 949-759-0200

3 Where: The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
What: Three-course meal including traditional maple-glazed free-range turkey or a selection of classic dishes such as grilled beef flatiron steak
The Details: $69 per person, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., locations in Tustin and Newport Beach

4 Where: Bourbon Steak Orange County
What: Enjoy the restaurant’s featured dish for the holiday: Mary’s Free Range organic turkey with bread pudding, haricots verts, sweet potatoes, and caramelized onion gravy ($42).
The Details: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, 949-234-3900

5 Where: K’ya Bistro
What: Try the “Thanksgiving Turkey & Fixin’ Feast” with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry relish, and glazed carrots ($12), and finish it off with a slice of pumpkin pie ($4).
The Details: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. 1287 S. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach, 949-376-9718

6 Where: Coastal Kitchen
What: Thanksgiving-themed menu with items such as a Diestel Farms turkey plate and a pumpkin bread pudding
The Details: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., 34091 Pacific Coast Highway, Dana Point, 949-449-2822

7 Where: Urban Plates
What: A turkey plate with herb-roasted free-range turkey breast, mushroom stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, rustic bread, and your choice of a side ($16) plus a Thanksgiving take-out menu from family sides to a full family feast ($13 to $125)
The Details: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., locations in Aliso Viejo, Brea, and Irvine

8 Where: Las Brisas
What: A three-course, prix fixe menu by chef-executive general manager Michael Gaines includes items such as lobster salad, cured duck breast, chile-rubbed turkey, and apple bread pudding accompanied by an unbeatable ocean view
The Details: $75 per person, 361 Cliff Dr, Laguna Beach, 949-497-5434

9 Where: Mayor’s Table
What: A family-style dinner including deviled eggs and kale salad starters and dishes such as roasted heritage turkey breast, applewood smoked potatoes and gravy, and pumpkin and bourbon pecan pie
The Details: $80 per adult, $50 per child under 12, 3 to 9 p.m., Lido House, 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 949-662-6160

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