Thanksgiving Dining Out Guide

Nov 25, 2014

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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.

Chicago

Deca
Deca’s delectable Thanksgiving turkey.

Deca
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.
Reservations: 312-573-5180

Austin

Corazon at Castle Hill
Corazon at Castle Hill’s eclectic interior.

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.
Reservations: 512-476-0728

Atlanta

Chef Michael Semancik is serving a serious Thanksgiving spread at Livingston.
Chef Michael Semancik is serving a serious Thanksgiving spread at Livingston.

Livingston
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.
Reservations: 404-897-5000

Denver

The pumpkin pie at Edge.
The pumpkin pie at Edge.

EDGE
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.
Reservations: 303-389-3050.

Miami

Red, The Steakhouse
Red, The Steakhouse’s Thanksgiving dinner flaunts this beautiful and delicious pumpkin tiramisu.

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
Reservations: 305-534-3688

The Forge
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.
Reservations: 305-538-8533

 New York

Daniel Boulud
Daniel Boulud’s DGBG Kitchen & Bar.

The Dutch
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.
Reservations: 212-933-5300

Boston

A booth inside Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Boston.
A booth inside Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in Boston.

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.
Reservations: 617-951-1368

 San Francisco

Five Restaurant attempts to incorporate the five senses into every dining experience.
Five Restaurant attempts to incorporate the five senses into every dining experience.

Five Restaurant
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.
Reservations: 510-225-6055

Los Angeles

Melisse
Melisse’s elegant dining room.

Melisse
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.
Reservations: 310-395-0881

Washington D.C.

The Grill Room
The Grill Room’s savory roasted parsnip soup with duck ham and parsley oil.

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.
Reservations: 202-617-2424

Bourbon Steak
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.
Reservations: 202-944-2026

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Have you considered dining out for your Thanksgiving meal? Where will you go?

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