Boston restaurants open on Thanksgiving
Enjoy a farm-to-table Thanksgiving at Henrietta’s Table. The buffet supper includes Thanksgiving classics - turkey, potatoes, cornbread, pie - as well as New England classics. There will be fresh veggies, cold Island Creek oysters, local and imported cheeses, and a selection of homemade pies and desserts.
12pm-8pm, $95pp/$47.50 for children age 5-12/Children under 5 eat free
Celebrate the bounty of Thanksgiving at a restaurant that celebrates the bounty of the harvest. Harvest’s seasonal, farm-to-table approach is perfect for a Thanksgiving meal. The three-course prix-fixe menu includes delicious options such as carrot ginger soup, delicata squash with burrata, Georges Bank haddock, roasted Misty Knoll Farm turkey breast with fixings, and an apple pie doughnut.
11am-8:30pm, $75pp, optional wine pairing $30pp
Beacon Hill Bistro offers a sophisticated take on Thanksgiving classics for its prix-fixe menu. Diners have a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. The roast turkey is cider-brined, and classic sides feature local accoutrement, like baked sweet potato with thyme-scented honey. The vegetarian options are equally enticing—local pumpkin soup with maple sage crema and roasted acorn squash stuffed with cranberry and pecans. Dessert presents a dilemma—pumpkin pie cheesecake with Maker's Mark caramel or baked apple skillet with cinnamon-cider caramel?
For an elegant, French bistro-inspired Thanksgiving, have your gathering at Bar Boulud. The three-course prix-fixe menu - comprised of carefully-selected, seasonal ingredients - features Thanksgiving classics alongside French favorites. Enjoy a traditional turkey with all the trimmings, or try something different, like Colorado leg of lamb with root vegetable fricassée and pumpkin-sage pain perdu. Finish with pumpkin pie or a decadent chocolate ganache. Hosting dinner at home? Stop by the Pie Pop-Up at Bar Boulud from November 4-20 for fresh baked pies.
12pm-9pm, $95pp/$46 children under 12
Make Thanksgiving a truly special occasion at Deuxave. The Back Bay restaurant will serve a decadent, three-course prixe-fixe menu. A variety of choices for each course will surely make for some difficult decisions: spiced heirloom pumpkin and lobster soup, a melange of roasted heirloom beets, Misty Knoll turducken, slow-roasted salmon... Each course can be made extra-decadent with the addition of white truffles. Finish pu with chocolate bourbon pecan pie, just one of the luxurious desserts on the menu.
12pm-8pm, $89pp, optional wine pairing $49pp
Thanksgiving dinner at the top of Prudential Center is a beloved tradition for many families. With panoramic views from the 52nd floor, live entertainment from 5pm-9pm, and a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu, Top of the Hub lets you enjoy Thanksgiving without the fuss. The menu includes traditional roasted Vermont turkey, stuffing, and sides, but Georges Bank swordfish, slow-braised lamb shank, and sweet potato gnocchi are equally delicious options. A complimentary visit to Skywalk Observatory is included for all Thanksgiving guests.
11:30am-8pm; $79pp/$35 kids 12 and under
The Four Seasons’ fine dining restaurant offers three options for your Thanksgiving pleasure. For early indulgers, the Thanksgiving buffet covers breakfast and lunch, with fresh juices, omelette station, salads, raw bar, pasta station, carving station with turkey, and plenty of sides. Thanksgiving dinner is served family-style, anchored by turkey roulade, herb crusted prime rib, and sides like truffled whipped potatoes. For Four Seasons-quality food in your home, opt for takeaway—a complete, effortless Thanksgiving meal.
Buffet: 9:30am-2:30pm, $105pp. Dinner: 5pm-10:30pm, $105pp. Takeaway $85
Head to the birthplace of Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls for a grand Thanksgiving meal. On the menu you’ll find Blue Hubbard squash soup, beet carpaccio, entrees such as roasted heritage turkey and bourbon-glazed Smithfield ham, and an assortment of sides and accompaniments. There are plenty of baked goods, and, of course, Boston cream pie.
11:30am-2:30pm, $79pp/$35 kids 6-12
Yes - there’s even a sophisticated Thanksgiving dinner for vegans. The five-course menu features seasonal ingredients with delicate accents, like heirloom squash bisque with cashew sour cream and fried sage. The hearty main is a yuba roulade with seitan sausage and roasted root vegetables. Go meatless this Thanksgiving and give thanks with a flavorful, plant-based meal.
2pm-close, $90pp, optional wine pairing $30pp
Feel like mixing it up with a different meat this Thanksgiving? You're in luck - both locations of Boston Chops will be open on Thanksgiving Day serving their full menu of raw bar selections, prime steaks, chops, and "rarely celebrated" parts. For traditionalists, a complete meal of Misty Knoll turkey, fixings, and family-style sides is on the menu too, for a set price.
12pm-8pm, Thanksgiving menu $49pp
Who knew? Apparently the first Thanksgiving featured fish and shellfish. Legal Harborside follows that tradition with their annual Thanksgiving dinner. On floors one and two, enjoy turkey breast with stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, and more fixins. There’s even stuffed lobster available. Private dining room reservations are available as well.
12pm-9pm, $24.95pp/$8.95 kids 12 and under
This Northern Italian steakhouse offers a full spread on Thanksgiving. To complement roasted, free-range, organic Vermont turkey, there’s roasted butternut squash, challah bread stuffing, homemade gravy, cranberry apple chutney, and more. Special desserts include a pecan tart with Wild Turkey anglaise and sweet cream. Who doesn’t love a leftover turkey sandwich the day after Thanksgiving? You can also get a “Tomorrow’s Turkey Sandwich” to go.
This year, enjoy Beat Brew Hall’s new, family-friendly Thanksgiving tradition: A Taste of Country. The menu will feature Thanksgiving classics with a beer hall twist. In addition to a great selection of beer and other libations, there will be Americana and bluegrass music all day.
11am-9pm, $55pp/a la carte for kids 10 and under