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Boston restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Let someone else do the cooking—book one of these top restaurants open on Thanksgiving for a stress-free feast

By Gerrish Lopez and Time Out Boston Staff

Skip the stress of preparing your own feast and head to one of these Boston restaurants open for Thanksgiving 2019. From small bistros to hotel buffets, these restaurants pull out all the stops. Feast on everything from the classic roast bird and prime rib to fish that wouldn’t be out of place at the best seafood restaurants in Boston. Without a mountain of dishes to clean afterwards, you can get to your post-turkey nap sooner (or work off your meal with one of the best hikes in Boston). For other Thanksgiving ideas and happenings, check out our guide to Thanksgiving in Boston.

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Boston restaurants open on Thanksgiving

Bar Boulud
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1. Bar Boulud

Restaurants French Back Bay

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 crab tartine or Colorado leg of lamb. Finish with butternut pumpkin tart or a decadent pain au chocolate bread pudding.
12pm-9pm, $98pp/$150 with wine pairings

The Bristol
Photograph: Courtesy The Bristol

2. The Bristol

Restaurants American Back Bay

The Four Seasons’ fine dining restaurant offers two options for your Thanksgiving pleasure. For early indulgers, the Thanksgiving brunch fresh juices, omelette station, salads, raw bar, pasta station, carving station with turkey, and plenty of sides. The Thanksgiving buffet is served family-style, anchored by turkey roulade, herb crusted prime rib, and sides like truffled whipped potatoes.
Brunch: 9am-11:30pm, $105pp. Buffet: 11:30am-8pm, $110pp

Parker's Restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Omni Parker House

3. Parker’s Restaurant - Omni Parker House

Restaurants American Downtown

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.

Oak Long Bar and Kitchen
Photograph: Courtesy Oak Long Bar and Kitchen/Richard Mandelkorn

4. OAK Long Bar & Kitchen

Bars Hotel bars Back Bay

The Fairmont Copley Plaza's grand restaurant will be serving a three-course prix fixe that includes New England-style favorites like lobster bisque, pot roast, and pumpkin whoopie pie in addition to classic turkey. The feast is served family-style. There's even a selection of Thanksgiving treats available until midnight for those who want to celebrate later.
12pm-9pm, $65pp

Photograph: Courtesy Parsnip/WEC Photos

5. Parsnip Restaurant

Restaurants Contemporary American Harvard Sq

Enjoy a modern, sophisticated take on Thanksgiving dinner at Parsnip. Traditional roasted turkey is on the menu, but so is black bass with chipotle beurre blanc and cranberry gastrique and pumpkin risotto with smoked tofu & pecan cranberry relish. Bookend your meal with the likes of shaved brussel sprouts and pumpkin cheesecake. All the fixings and a delicious bread service are available as well.
2pm-6pm, $65pp

Four Seasons One Dalton Street, Boston
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6. One+One

Hotels Boston

Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the Four Seasons. One+One Restaurant will offer a three-course prixe fixe with a la carte options. Highlights include duck breast salad, hand carved turkey, and pistachio cream profiteroles. There's a kids' station too, plus a festive wall of delicious donuts.
2pm-8pm, $90pp/$40 children under 12

Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Diane W.

7. Davio’s - Boston

Restaurants Italian Back Bay

Join Davio's for a Thanksgiving dinner that includes roasted turkey with challah bread herb stuffing, cipollini onions with fresh peas, creamy potatoes, and homemade pie. Just because you're dining out doesn't mean you have to miss out on leftovers - take a turkey sandwich with all the fixin's when you go.
11am-8pm, $75pp/$23 children 12 and under

Photograph: Courtesy Deuxave/Andy Ryan

8. Deuxave

Restaurants American creative Back Bay

Deuxave's three course prixe fixe feast will be as glamorous as their regular menu. Choose from several options including spiced heirloom pumpkin and lobster soup, traditional turkey, turducken, smoked salmon, and more.
12pm-8pm, $99pp/$50 wine pairings

Beehive, Bars, Boston
Photograph: Alex Benn

9. The Beehive

Bars Lounges South End

Celebrate Thanksgiving with live music and a delicious feast at The Beehive. The menu will feature traditional offerings (turkey and stuffing) alongside Boston classics like lobster chowder. Finish up with tasty pies like apple or pumpkin.
11am-10pm, $70pp/$20 children under 10

Boston Chops
Photograph: Courtesy Boston Chops

10. Boston Chops

Restaurants Steakhouse South End

Both Boston Chops locations—Downtown and South End—will be open for Thanksgiving. Several special Turkey Day items will be served alongside their regular menu of delectable steaks.

Photograph: Courtesy Scampo

11. Scampo

Restaurants Italian West End

Head to Scampo for a three course prixe fixe featuring traditional favorites and innovative Italian fare. Options include bay scallops with butternut squash risotto, cod with lobster succotash, and veal porterhouse with spinach gnoccheti and sherried mushrooms. A selection a la carte items will also be available.
11am-9pm, $70pp/$30 children

Encore Boston Harbor
Photograph: Courtesy Encore Boston Harbor

12. Encore Boston Harbor

Things to do

Three of the restaurants at Encore Boston Harbor—Garden Café, Sinatra, and Rare Steakhouse—will serve their regular menus as well as a special Thanksgiving menu. Check each for details.

Beat Brew Hall
Photograph: Courtesy Yelp/Beat Brew Hall

13. Beat Brew Hall

Bars Beer bars Harvard Sq

Dive into a plate of turkey and fixins to the sounds of bluegrass, Americana, and country. Beat Brew Hall will be hosting a traditional Thanksgiving feast with a set menu plus a lineup of great bands.
12pm-8:30pm, $59pp/kids order a la carte


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