Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching, and for many American families, that means an entire day dedicated to feasting, family, and turkey naps. The downside to this delicious holiday is that Thanksgiving dinner usually requires days of grocery shopping, meal preparation, and cooking. If your schedule is too hectic or there are just too many people to cook for, you may be looking for an easy way to satisfy your family’s turkey hunger while saving yourself a lot of time. This is where restaurants come into the picture.
While most restaurants close for the holiday, some of them stay open to offer a convenient alternative to cooking a Thanksgiving meal yourself. Should you find yourself in the area of any of these restaurants, spare yourself the labor of cooking a feast and drop in for a taste of home cooking without the preparation and clean up.
- Primehouse – Chicago, Illinois
Although primarily a steakhouse restaurant, Primehouse of Chicago cooks up an amazing Thanksgiving Day spread complete with a large side of turkey meat. Their impressive three-course Thanksgiving Day spread includes:
- Main dishes of roasted turkey breast or leg complete with turkey giblet gravy and pork chops brined with cider
- Side dishes of savory herb stuffing with whipped mashed potatoes
- Desserts of chocolate chip pumpkin cheesecake and bourbon pecan pie
- Akasha – Los Angeles, California
Stop in at Akasha to get a taste of traditional American comfort side made with organic, locally sourced ingredients for a gluttonous and health conscious Thanksgiving Day meal. Dining here will offer you a savory roasted cauliflower bisque, an herb-roasted turkey sourced from local California farms with herb and chestnut stuffing (the turkey can be subbed out for West Coast sablefish if you’d prefer surf and turf), and a descent into delight with a pie buffet. You and your family will feast like royalty on pumpkin pies, coconut custard pies, chocolate-bourbon banana cream pies, and brown sugar sweet potato pies with maple walnut frosting.
If you find yourself in New England, this cozy little red brick townhouse bistro on Chestnut Street is the picture perfect nook to spend Thanksgiving Day dinner. Complete with a fully stocked bar and beautiful windows overlooking a sleepy hamlet of a street, 75 Chestnut’s location and decor are just the cherries on top of an already sweet Thanksgiving Day menu. Start your meal with a harvest pumpkin bisque with roasted pecans and goat cheese, oven-roasted turkey with walnut stuffing and giblet gravy, Pilgrim cranberry-orange sauce, shallots in mashed potatoes, and a Thanksgiving Dessert sampler of mini cranberry apple crumble tart, petit cinnamon cheesecake, pumpkin pie, and a pecan triangle.
- Georgia Brown’s – Washington, D.C.
The nation’s capital has more to offer than politics during the holidays. Georgia Brown’s allows you craft your own personalized Thanksgiving Day meal online so it’s ready to be picked up on turkey day. Offering delicious southern cooking, this Thanksgiving meal can include deep-fried or oven-roasted turkey, collard greens, cornbread stuffing, multiple pies, cranberry sauce, and homemade buttermilk biscuits with peach butter.