Planning to hit the town for Thankgiving, or do you just want to order in? Here are some of the best places to eat a festive dinner without trussing, roasting or slicing a thing.
Garcon! will open early for dinner at 1 pm, and the menu will run the gamut from the holiday-appropriate Mary's Farm turkey, served two ways with sweet potatoes, kale and cranberry-mushroom stuffing, to Pacific cod with Swiss chard, roasted cauliflower, and pistachio-mandarin soffrito.
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Le Colonial will serve their regular menu plus specials like grilled turkey and pork meatballs with lettuce cups, roasted celery soup, quail stuffed with sesame-infused sticky rice, and pumpkin cheese cake.
For a NOLA-spin on turkey, Boxing Room is offering a traditional Southern Thanksgiving to-go. Fork up just $325 and eight to ten people get deep-fried turkey (or regular roasted), collard greens, candied yams, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce and your choice of pie. Call the restaurant at 415-430-6590 to order.
The newest additon to the Chez Mamam family on Gough Street will be open on Thanksgiving Day, serving their regular a la carte menu.
One Market's Mark Dommen offers a $62 three-course menu featuring a roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing, root veg, and shallot thyme gravy. Seatings start early, at 1 pm, and go until 8:15 pm.
1300 on Fillmore chef David Lawrence does an upscale soulful Thanksgiving supper. It's $59 for a fixed price meal, with seatings at 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm.
Luce is offering a $70 four course with optional wine pairings for $30. You can check out the full menu on Luce's website, but here's a teaser: there is chilled lobster salad and caramelized squash mousse with gingerbread.
Bluestem Brasserie does a $75 three-course fixed price traditional dinner with passed appetizers at the start.
Le P'tit Laurent is offering a $37 fixed price holiday three-course menu in addition to the usual a la carte option. It includes butternut squash soup, roasted turkey with all the fixins, pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream, and a complimentary glass of champagne with dessert.
Bourbon Steak eschews its regular menu for a $125 three course dinner with wine pairings for an additional $65. Truffled mac and cheese and brussels sprouts have got to be involved.
Palo D'Asti will be open from 3 to 8 pm, serving a four-course $59 holiday-appropriate meal with Italian accents. Think pumpkin ravioli with brussels spround or braised turkey with gravy.
Recently called out as one to watch by Esquire magazine, Brasserie S & P's chef Adam Mali is putting together a four-course menu for the holiday with a "Tofurkey" option for vegan and gluten-free eaters. The meal costs $75 (+ $45 for wine pairings) and includes favorites like butternut squash soup, pumpkin pie, and delicious sounding sides like caramelized brussels sprouts and Della Fattoria bread stuffing. There's also roasted turkey or pork loin for meat lovers.
Presidio Social Club has two options. You can come in for a $49 three course fixed price dinner full of all the classics, or order Thanksgiving dinner to-go using this seriously smart online order form.