Boston restaurants open on Thanksgiving
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?
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
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.
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
Thanksgiving dinner at the top of Prudential Center is a beloved tradition for many families. With stunning views from the 52nd floor, live jazz, and a delectable four-course prix-fixe menu, Top of the Hub lets you enjoy Thanksgiving without the fuss. The menu includes traditional roasted turkey, stuffing, and sides, but Georges Bank swordfish, slow-braised lamb shank, and cranberry, walnut, and goat cheese ravioli are equally delicious options.
11:30am-8pm; $79pp/$35 kids 12 and under
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
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