Thanksgiving Dining Out Guide
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Do you fantasize about a Thanksgiving feast without the cooking and cleaning? How about dining in a beautiful restaurant with a chef and waitstaff who’ve planned out every last detail? TPG Contributor Liana Lozada has searched far and wide to compile our nationwide Thanksgiving Day dining guide. Make your reservations now.
Deca’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet will don turkey with all the fixings, coupled with fresh seafood, omelets, and waffles. To boot, they are preparing pomegranate chutney and bourbon glazed yams. Sweet touches include apple apricot bread pudding, cinnamon flan, and beignets. The unlimited eats are $110 for adults and $36 for children 12 and under.
Hours: 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Corazon at Castle Hill
Castle Hill’s quirky Corazon restaurant is putting its special Southwestern touch on its holiday happenings. Dishes include roasted turkey with black molé and bread pudding with Mexican brandy espresso sauce. This three course meal is a steal, priced at just $29.95 per person.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Livingston’s Chef Michael Semancik is cooking a buffet-style feast come Turkey Day. This family-friendly event flaunts savory hot and cold plates anchored by smoked turkey breast and maple-glazed ham. These seasonal selections complement classic carving stations and an over-the-top dessert display. Pricing checks in at $50 for adults, $25 for children 4 – 12 years old, and free for children 3 and under.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Head to the Four Seasons for EDGE’s three-course holiday meal featuring slow-roasted turkey and buttermilk potatoes. The tasty options also include herb-rubbed beef tenderloin, pumpkin pie and cranberry orange Pavlova. Edge’s prix fixe platings are $60 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Red, The Steakhouse
Red, The Steakhouse is going a la carte for Thanksgiving, serving special holiday additions such as free range turkey and gravy ($28), apple sausage stuffing ($12) and pumpkin tiramisu ($15). The eatery’s signature sides are also available, including truffle whipped potatoes ($16) and Parmesan “Tater Tots” ($12).
Hours: 6 p.m. – midnight
The Forge’s Thanksgiving dinner has been in play since 1968, and this year Chef Christopher Lee is hosting a four-course feast. Priced at $72 for adults and $39 for children 11 years old and younger, the supper time sit down features herb roasted turkey breast and 24-hour braised dark meat alongside fennel sausage stuffing and potato puree. Additional course options include a yellow fin tuna tartare, butternut squash soup and spiced pumpkin cheesecake.
Hours: 5 p.m. – midnight.
The Dutch’s Thanksgiving prix fixe boasts oysters and beef tartare, bacon-wrapped organic turkey, and sausage cornbread stuffing. The southern-inspired restaurant isn’t slacking on the sweets either, presenting pumpkin donuts and cocoa rolls as potential desserts. Seating is $95 per adult and $50 for children 12 and under.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Reservations: 212- 677-6200
DBGB Kitchen & Bar
Daniel Boulud’s downtown tavern-style spot DBGB Kitchen & Bar is serving a three-course meal with some clever Thanksgiving spins: Among them are “The Gobbler” turkey burger with grilled radiccio slaw, toasted pumpkin seeds, and cranberry ketchup and a butternut squash soup served with ginger bread and golden raisin compote. Gobble it up for $60 per person.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Boston’s Seaport District upgrades Thanksgiving dining with its harbor-side view. The waterfront, $70 prix fixe platings include sweet onion apple-sage stuffed turkey breast paired with a butternut squash soup or mixed green salad with warm bacon vinaigrette. Top off the entrees with a pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie a la mode.
Hours: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Five’s three course, prix fixe edibles are centered around chard-stuffed turkey with mushrooms, chestnuts, and gravy. Jaded holiday eaters may opt for mustard and apple glazed ham or vegetarian-friendly pumpkin with wild rice. Sides include sauteed Brussels sprouts with bacon and apples and roasted root vegetables. Five’s culinary celebrations cost $58 for adults, $25 for kiddos 6-12 years old, and free for children 5 and under.
Hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Michelin Star award-winning Melisse is keeping things refined but diverse this Thanksgiving. Their $95 per adult and $42 per child (eight years old and under) three-course menu lists herb roasted, free range turkey with chanterelle mushrooms, apple and brioche stuffing, and praline pecan yams. Guests can also take the nontraditional route with dishes like Maine lobster ravioli with white truffles or dry aged prime rib.
Hours: 3 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Grill Room
Brunch and dinner are getting the Turkey Day treatment at The Grill Room. Brunch boasts parsnip soup with duck ham and chestnut-stuffed roast turkey, as well as cobblers and pies. Dinner dons cornbread stuffed quail and baked salmon. Both family-style seatings are priced at $95 for adults and $30 for children, excluding taxes and gratuities.
Hours: Brunch, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner, 5:30 p.m. – Midnight.
Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak hotspot is tempting palates with a three-course, $90 prix fixe menu. While the roasted turkey with sage stuffing and black pepper gravy is certainly tempting, Mina’s lobster pot pie and seared bass may lead diners in a non-holiday direction. Twists on classic ingredients can be found in the chestnut agnolotti and baked apples with burnt cinnamon ice cream desserts. Mina’s celebrated rootbeer float is also a worthy indulgence.
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
TPG Tip: The Chase Sapphire Preferred Card is a great choice offering 2x the points on dining.
Have you considered dining out for your Thanksgiving meal? Where will you go?