Still haven't made a reservation for Thanksgiving dinner yet? Have no fear. Here are twenty reliable bets, ranging from upscale to neighborhood, from turkey to sour mustard greens with beef shreds. Eater has verified that, as of the time of this post, each of these restaurants still has available seating for a meal on Thanksgiving day. Still, it's not a bad idea to call ahead to make sure those reservations haven't been snagged.Read More
Twenty Solid Options for Eating Out on Thanksgiving
1. Foundry On Elm
A special, a la carte Thanksgiving menu including poutine and roasted pumpkin flatbread, from 11:30am to 8pm. The bird: cider-brined Misty Knoll turkey with sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted acorn squash, cranberry sauce and gravy.
2. Russell House Tavern
A three-course prix fixe meal for $45, plus optional beer and wine pairings for $18, withchildren’s options available, all from 11am to 8:30pm. The bird: brined and roasted breast with a crispy confit of thigh and apple stuffing, mushroom and blue cheese dressing, pan gravy, sweet potato purée and cranberry relish.
3. UpStairs on the Square
A three-course prix fixe menu for $68 or $34 for children under 12, from 12pm to 8pm. The bird: Cornbread-stuffed Lancaster turkey with whipped mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and bourbon-flamed apple and cranberry relish.
4. Grafton Street
A three-Course prix fixe meal for $38 per person plus an optional beer or wine pairingfor $18, with children’s options available, all from 11am to 9pm. The bird: roast turkeywith cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry relish and giblet gravy.
A three-course prix fixe menu from 4pm to 10pm for $69 per person. The bird: free range turkey with stuffing, potato puree, sweet potato fries, maple Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and gravy.
6. Rincón Limeño
The standard Peruvian menu is served from 10am to 10pm. Because nothing says Thanksgiving like ceviche.
7. Beacon Hill Hotel and Bistro
Boston, MA 02114
A three-course prix fixe menu for $57 with optional wine pairings for an additional $29.00, from 1pm to 10pm. The bird: free range turkey roulade with sage and chestnut dressing, potato purée and gravy.
A four-course prix fixe menu for $55 from 5pm until 10pm. The bird: heritage turkey paillard with sage confit of duck, sweet potato hash, French green bean casserole, chestnut stuffing, and cranberry jus.
9. City Landing
A four-course prix fixe menu for $58 per adult, $20 per child or a la carte for children, 11am to 9pm. The bird: slow-roasted, brined turkey breast with confit dark meat, whipped potatoes, seasonal vegetables, stuffing, cranberry chutney and pan gravy
Breakfast is served from 7am to 12pm, dinner is from 12pm to 9pm and features the standard a la carte menu or a three-course prix fixe for $48. The bird: roasted turkey, mushroom-chestnut stuffing, Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce.
Brunch: 10:30am to 4:00pm, $80 per adult, $40 for children under ten, free for children under three. Dinner: 4:30pm to 9:00pm, $85 per adult, $40 per child under ten, children under three are complimentary. The bird: kale and caramelized onion stuffed organic turkey breast.
12. Peach Farm
Boston, MA 02111
The standard Chinese menu will be served from 11am to 3pm. Instead of turkey, how about some crispy fried roast duck?
A three-course prix fixe ($65) and children's ($20) menu from 3pm to 8pm. The bird: Traditional. Also featured: pumpkin tortelloni with sliced confit pheasant breast, root vegetables and pheasant consomme.
14. Bistro du Midi
The full dinner menu is available a la carte, plus Thanksgiving-inspired specials, from 1pm to 8:30pm.
15. The Beehive
A more or less traditional a la carte menu served from 12pm to 10pm with a limited menu from 10pm to 12am, open until 1am. The bird: roast organic turkey with caramelized leek stuffing, truffle and parsnip mashed potatoes, broccoli salad, cranberry compote and sage gravy ($32).
16. Sel de La Terre
A three-course prix fixe menu with options for each course for $65 per person, 11am to 8pm. The bird: Apple Street Farm slow roasted turkey, sweet potato puree, sausage, sage and cranberry bread pudding and gravy.
17. Towne Stove and Spirits
A three-course prix fixe menu for $49 or $17 for children under 12, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. The bird: slow roasted heritage turkey with fresh herbs, sausage, sage and apple stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams and other roasted root vegetables.
Family style or a la carte, $39 for adults, $16 per child, free for children 3 and under, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. The bird: roasted Misty Knoll turkey with chestnut stuffing, butter whipped organic potatoes, ginger glazed baby carrots, French green beans with toasted almonds, cranberry chutney and gravy.
A prix fixe menu for $85 and $45 for children ten and under, from 4pm to 8pm. The bird: Roast free range turkeywith sourdough-sausage stuffing and traditional garnish.
20. Sichuan Gourmet
The standard Sichuan menu will be served from 11:30am to 10:30pm. Sichuan double cooked bacon counts as turkey.