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Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving 2019 Around Boston

15 holiday options that still have reservations open

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From traditional turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie to a vegan Thanksgiving to fancy steaks, here’s a sampling of 15 Thanksgiving 2019 dining options in and around Boston, should you choose to dine out on November 28.

Note: As of press time, all of these restaurants still had some availability on Thanksgiving, although that may change quickly. Reservations definitely recommended.

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True Bistro

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For those celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving, Teele Square’s True Bistro is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving a prix fixe meal with optional wine pairings. This year’s menu hasn’t been released yet, but last year’s was a $90 five-course meal (with a $30 wine pairing), with dishes including squash bisque, a yuba roulade stuffed with seitan sausage, and pumpkin pie spice cheesecake.

Grafton Street

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Celebrate in the heart of Harvard Square at Grafton Street, serving the regular dinner menu and Thanksgiving specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the bar operating until 11 p.m. Specials include pumpkin and parsnip bisque, roasted turkey with the proper accoutrements, and pumpkin pie.

Bambara

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Bambara is open from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a holiday menu for $45 per person (before tax, tip, and alcohol). The three-course menu includes starter options such as roasted mushroom soup or kabocha squash falafel; a roasted heritage turkey entree with appropriate accoutrements; and pumpkin creme brulee or other options for dessert. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are available.

Dante is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving its full a la carte menu along with a $39/person turkey platter special that comes with stuffing, gravy, sweet potato fries, and other accoutrements.

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

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As the name states, this Kendall Square restaurant specializes in Hunan cuisine (not to mention the Chinese liquor baijiu). In addition to its regular menu, Sumiao is serving a Thanksgiving special ($26) — spicy turkey with pumpkin.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

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This downtown seafood restaurant will have a turkey roulade special with appropriate sides for $40.

Boston Chops

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Swanky steakhouse? Check. Turkey? Check. Open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Boston Chops is serving most of its regular menu, including plenty of steaks, and a holiday special, roasted turkey with all the fixings ($49), at both its original South End and newer Downtown Crossing locations.

Located at the Intercontinental, this French restaurant is serving a buffet from noon to 8 p.m. ($80/adult; $35/child 12 and under). Dishes include smoked turkey and buttermilk dumpling soup; buttermilk fried turkey thighs with chile lime honey; prime rib with rosemary au jus; cornbread stuffing; a pie station; and lots more.

Inside District Hall, Gather is serving its regular menu along with some Thanksgiving specials, including a turkey dinner, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin spice gelato.

Atlantic Fish Co.

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Atlantic Fish Co. is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will have some Thanksgiving specials available, including a turkey dinner (with optional wine pairing), carrot and spiced apple soup, and sugar pie pumpkin tart.

Abe & Louie's

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At this classic Back Bay steakhouse, there’s a three-course menu available on Thanksgiving ($75 per person), featuring dishes such as bacon-wrapped scallops, roasted turkey with sides, and apple pie.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

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Perhaps go the meaty Brazilian steakhouse route for the holiday: Fogo de Chão is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (dinner pricing all day), serving its usual array of options, including the full churrasco experience ($57.95). (Endless cuts of meat arrive at the table, sliced off of giant skewers, and there’s also a buffet of sides and accoutrements.) Add-ons include sea bass, salmon, and dry-aged long bone ribeye. The company hasn’t announced specific Thanksgiving plans, but there are usually holiday specials (like turkey) available within the churrasco experience.

Legal Harborside

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Any Legal Sea Foods outpost is generally a safe bet for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Try the glitzy Seaport District location this year; the first and second floors are open from noon until 9 p.m. with a turkey breast and sides for $24.95/adult and $8.95/child 12 and under, alongside plenty of seafood.

Capo Restaurant & Supper Club

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In South Boston, Capo is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a menu that can be ordered in prix fixe format or a la carte. This year’s menu hasn’t yet been released, but last year’s prix fixe was priced at $45/adult, $20/child, and free/kids under four, and the menu included pasta dishes such as gnocchi alfredo and butternut squash ravioli alongside more traditional Thanksgiving fare such as roasted turkey, prime rib, and more.

The Frogmore

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JP’s Lowcountry cuisine restaurant, the Frogmore, is offering seatings from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving roast turkey with appropriate sides and dessert options. (Takeout packages are also available.)

True Bistro

For those celebrating a vegan Thanksgiving, Teele Square’s True Bistro is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., serving a prix fixe meal with optional wine pairings. This year’s menu hasn’t been released yet, but last year’s was a $90 five-course meal (with a $30 wine pairing), with dishes including squash bisque, a yuba roulade stuffed with seitan sausage, and pumpkin pie spice cheesecake.

Grafton Street

Celebrate in the heart of Harvard Square at Grafton Street, serving the regular dinner menu and Thanksgiving specials from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the bar operating until 11 p.m. Specials include pumpkin and parsnip bisque, roasted turkey with the proper accoutrements, and pumpkin pie.

Bambara

Bambara is open from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a holiday menu for $45 per person (before tax, tip, and alcohol). The three-course menu includes starter options such as roasted mushroom soup or kabocha squash falafel; a roasted heritage turkey entree with appropriate accoutrements; and pumpkin creme brulee or other options for dessert. Vegetarian and vegan dishes are available.

Dante

Dante is open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving its full a la carte menu along with a $39/person turkey platter special that comes with stuffing, gravy, sweet potato fries, and other accoutrements.

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

As the name states, this Kendall Square restaurant specializes in Hunan cuisine (not to mention the Chinese liquor baijiu). In addition to its regular menu, Sumiao is serving a Thanksgiving special ($26) — spicy turkey with pumpkin.

The Oceanaire Seafood Room

This downtown seafood restaurant will have a turkey roulade special with appropriate sides for $40.

Boston Chops

Swanky steakhouse? Check. Turkey? Check. Open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Boston Chops is serving most of its regular menu, including plenty of steaks, and a holiday special, roasted turkey with all the fixings ($49), at both its original South End and newer Downtown Crossing locations.

Miel

Located at the Intercontinental, this French restaurant is serving a buffet from noon to 8 p.m. ($80/adult; $35/child 12 and under). Dishes include smoked turkey and buttermilk dumpling soup; buttermilk fried turkey thighs with chile lime honey; prime rib with rosemary au jus; cornbread stuffing; a pie station; and lots more.

Gather

Inside District Hall, Gather is serving its regular menu along with some Thanksgiving specials, including a turkey dinner, butternut squash soup, and pumpkin spice gelato.

Atlantic Fish Co.

Atlantic Fish Co. is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and will have some Thanksgiving specials available, including a turkey dinner (with optional wine pairing), carrot and spiced apple soup, and sugar pie pumpkin tart.

Abe & Louie's

At this classic Back Bay steakhouse, there’s a three-course menu available on Thanksgiving ($75 per person), featuring dishes such as bacon-wrapped scallops, roasted turkey with sides, and apple pie.

Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse

Perhaps go the meaty Brazilian steakhouse route for the holiday: Fogo de Chão is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (dinner pricing all day), serving its usual array of options, including the full churrasco experience ($57.95). (Endless cuts of meat arrive at the table, sliced off of giant skewers, and there’s also a buffet of sides and accoutrements.) Add-ons include sea bass, salmon, and dry-aged long bone ribeye. The company hasn’t announced specific Thanksgiving plans, but there are usually holiday specials (like turkey) available within the churrasco experience.

Legal Harborside

Any Legal Sea Foods outpost is generally a safe bet for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Try the glitzy Seaport District location this year; the first and second floors are open from noon until 9 p.m. with a turkey breast and sides for $24.95/adult and $8.95/child 12 and under, alongside plenty of seafood.

Capo Restaurant & Supper Club

In South Boston, Capo is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving a menu that can be ordered in prix fixe format or a la carte. This year’s menu hasn’t yet been released, but last year’s prix fixe was priced at $45/adult, $20/child, and free/kids under four, and the menu included pasta dishes such as gnocchi alfredo and butternut squash ravioli alongside more traditional Thanksgiving fare such as roasted turkey, prime rib, and more.

The Frogmore

JP’s Lowcountry cuisine restaurant, the Frogmore, is offering seatings from noon to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, serving roast turkey with appropriate sides and dessert options. (Takeout packages are also available.)

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