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Giving Thanks

As our national day of gratitude nears, five L.A eateries ease the toil. Forget the yams. This Thanksgiving, make reservations.

Fig’s blissful coastal raises the standard this Thanksgiving.

1. Patina: Gourmands can seek solace at this downtown destination, where exec chef Charles Olalia puts a French twist on the all-American feast. Pumpkin veloutÈ, anyone? Three courses, $55. Four courses, $70. 141 South Grand Ave., L.A., 213.972.3331,

2. Crossroads: What’s a Thanksgiving without poultry? For chef Tal Ronen, whose four-course, vegan-friendly affair supplants traditional holiday cravings, it’s absolutely delicious. $75. 8284 Melrose Ave., L.A., 323.782.9245,

3. Geoffrey’s: Moonlighting as Plymouth Rock, the oceanside icon plates hearty offerings (think roast turkey and grilled filet) so as to placate even the most ravenous culinary pilgrims. $56. 27400 Pacific Coast Hwy., Malibu, 310.457.1519,

4. Fig: While your East Coast kin gather ‘round the fire, enjoy the sunnier surrounds of Santa Monica for organic turkey and buttermilk mashed potatoes. $69. 101 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310.319.3111,

5. The Langham: Pasadena is no Herald Square, but The Langham’s Thanksgiving brunch, teeming with Champagne and live music, is a parade for the senses. $95. 1401 South Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, 626.577.2867,