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Avoid Prix Fixe Meals at These Restaurants This Thanksgiving

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It's business as usual at these restaurants — or at least there are some a la carte options available in addition to the ubiquitous prix fixe holiday feast. (See also: restaurants offering takeout/catering packages for Thanksgiving. And if you do want prix fixe, those are right here.) This list will be updated throughout the month of November.

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BOSTON

  • Anthem Kitchen + Bar (Downtown): Open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and serving the regular dinner menu, plus a few holiday specials. Sample dishes: roasted pumpkin soup; turkey sandwich; creme brulee duo (pumpkin and vanilla). [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Audubon Boston (Audubon Circle): Open at 5 p.m. with drinks and a limited menu.
  • Boston Chops (South End): Open from noon to 8 p.m. and serving selections from the regular menu as well as some holiday specials, including a turkey dinner with appropriate accoutrements. [Reservations.]
  • Boston Public Market (Downtown): Open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here are some meal options.
  • Davio's (Back Bay): Open from noon to 8 p.m. and serving the regular dinner menu (in addition to a special Thanksgiving meal). Sample dishes: Philly cheese steak spring rolls; cavatelli with sausage and black truffles; braised beef short ribs. [Reservations (required): (617) 357-4810.] [More info.]
  • Deep Ellum (Allston): Open at 5 p.m. for drinking and prepared sandwiches.
  • Del Frisco's (Seaport District): Open from noon to 9 p.m. and offering steak and seafood dishes a la carte (in addition to a prix fixe menu). [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Fogo de Chao (Back Bay): Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offering the regular menu, plus a few holiday specials, included roast turkey and sweet potato casserole. [Reservations.]
  • Gather (Seaport District): Serving a turkey dinner with appropriate sides for $23, as well as the regular dinner menu. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Grill 23 & Bar (Back Bay): Open from noon to 8 p.m. and serving the full dinner menu (a four-course menu for $72/person is also available.) Sample dishes: beef cheek 'pot roast'; hamachi crudo; 100-day aged prime ribeye. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Koy (Downtown): Open until 5 p.m.
  • Legal Sea Foods (multiple locations): Hours vary by location, but all are serving a regular dinner menu with a turkey dinner special ($21.95/adult and $7.95/child 12 and under). [Reservations.]
  • M.C. Spiedo (Seaport District): Offering an a la carte menu (in addition to a four-course, $56/person prix fixe). Sample dishes: fried Duxbury oysters; margherita pizza; veal burger. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • The Merchant (Downtown Crossing): Open noon to 8 p.m. and serving a variety of a la carte items. (Also available as a three-course prix fixe menu for $49/person.) Sample dishes: Long Island cheese pumpkin soup; stuffed poblano pepper; spiced apple crisp. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • MJ O'Connor's (Back Bay): Open 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. and serving the regular dinner menu and a few holiday specials. Sample dishes: butternut squash bisque; turkey dinner; herb-roasted prime rib. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Mooo (Beacon Hill): Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and serving steaks a la carte (in addition to a holiday-inspired prix fixe menu for $45/person). [Reservations.]
  • Outlook Kitchen and Bar at The Envoy Hotel (Seaport District): Open noon to 6 p.m. and serving the full regular dinner menu (as well as a three-course tasting menu for $39/person). Sample dishes: squid and chorizo soup; Moroccan-spiced lamb chops; tagliatelle with squash and brown butter.
  • The Palm (Seaport District): Open from noon to 8 p.m. and serving the full dinner menu (in addition to a three-course prix fixe for $55). Sample dishes: veal marsala; 14-ounce filet mignon; broiled jumbo Nova Scotia lobster. [Reservations.]
  • Papa Razzi (Back Bay): Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and offering the regular dinner menu and a turkey dinner special ($28) that includes sides and dessert. [Reservations.]
  • Post 390 (Back Bay): Open from noon to 8 p.m. and serving a limited a la carte dinner menu (in addition to a three-course menu for $60/adult and $20/child). Sample dishes: crispy confit pork belly; tomato-glazed roasted salmon; whole Scituate lobster. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Scampo (Beacon Hill): Open noon to 8 p.m. and serving a variety of a la carte options (a four-course menu, plus family-style sides, is also available for for $62/adult and $25/child.) Sample dishes: sugar pumpkin pierogi; tagliata of prime sirloin; crisp duck; pizzas. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • Strip by Strega (Back Bay): Open from noon to 9 p.m. and serving the full dinner menu (a three-course menu for $55/person is also available.) Sample dishes: wagyu carpaccio; Cornish game hen; 24-ounce porterhouse steak. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • BROOKLINE

    • The Fireplace (Washington Square): Open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and offering a special holiday menu full of a la carte options. Sample dishes: mini lobster roll; pear and pomegranate salad; cider-glazed turkey; sweet potato pecan pie. [Reservations: (617) 975-1900.] [More info.]

    BURLINGTON

  • Chopps American Bar and Grill: Open from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. with a variety of options, including breakfast, a la carte lunch and dinner, a prix fixe menu, and bar offerings. [Reservations: (781) 221-6643.] [More info.]
  • Osteria Nino: Open from noon to 8 p.m. and serving the regular dinner menu (a three-course meal for $29/adult and $15/child is also available.) Sample dishes: spaghetti puttanesca; chicken milanese; balsamic fried chicken. [Reservations.] [More info.]
  • CAMBRIDGE

    • Beat Brasserie (Harvard Square): Open 11 a.m. to midnight and serving an a la carte menu (including options for children) until 10 p.m. with featured champagne cocktails and live bluegrass, country, and Americana music throughout the day. Sample dishes: Buffalo cauliflower; roast prime rib of beef; pies; crispy chicken dinosaurs and frites for kids. "Leftovers menu" served from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. [Reservations.] [More info.]
    • Park Restaurant & Bar (Harvard Square): Open noon to 9 p.m. and serving the full dinner menu as well as some Thanksgiving specials. Sample dishes: stuffed Cape quahog; prime rib. [Reservations.] [More info.]
    • Temple Bar (between Porter and Harvard Square): Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and serving the full dinner menu as well as some Thanksgiving specials. Sample dishes: celery root veloute; traditional turkey dinner; pumpkin pie. [Reservations.] [More info.]

    MALDEN

    • Hugh O'Neill's: Open at 7 p.m. for drinking. The kitchen will not be open.

    NEWTON

    • Social Restaurant & Bar: Serving a "leftovers" menu and bar menu from 6 p.m. on. (From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., there's a traditional turkey dinner with accoutrements for $29/adult and $14/child.) [Reservations: (617) 244-4800.]

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