Don’t Make Dinner, Make Reservations: 9 Top Feasts for Thanksgiving 2017

Spare yourself the shopping, prep, and clean up next Thursday by dining out. These nine restaurants are offering fantastic feasts to ensure you have a memorable (and filling) Thanksgiving 2017 celebration.

Charlie Palmer Steak, Washington, D.C.
Eats: A three-course, prix-fixe menu that includes roasted butternut squash soup with pumpkin seed brittle, sage roasted free-range turkey, family-style sides, and pumpkin cheesecake.
Deets: 2-8PM, $75 per adult, $25 per child under 12.
Make a reservation at Charlie Palmer Steak.

Thanksgiving 2017

Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs, New York, New York
Eats: Begin with breads – think hard cider bread with onions and apples and cranberry cornbread – before moving onto kale salad and crudité, roast turkey and slow-roasted pork loin, sides galore – such as Brussels sprouts duck confit with cranberry vinaigrette – and desserts, including pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.
Deets: Brunch 11AM-1PM, dinner 3-11PM, $66 per adult, $25 per child.
Make a reservation at Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs.

Thanksgiving 2017

Catalina Kitchen, Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Eats: A carving station, local seafood, classic Thanksgiving dishes, a raw bar, charcuterie, crepes, and desserts.
Deets: 11AM-8PM, $98 per adult, $47 per child 5-10-years-old, children under 5 eat free.
Make a reservation at Catalina Kitchen.

Thanksgiving 2017

Lafayette, New York, New York
Eats: Highlights of the three-course, prix-fixe dinner include duck pâté with roasted apples and pistachio, Moroccan spice-glazed duck, and maple-pumpkin pie.
Deets: 12-10PM, $110 per person.
Make a reservation at Lafayette.

Thanksgiving 2017

Maple, La Canada, California
Eats: Prime proteins, including hickory and applewood-smoked turkey, paired with stellar sides – such as maple bourbon mashed potatoes and green bean casserole – and delicious desserts, including pecan pie and pumpkin bread pudding.
Deets: Seatings at 2PM and 4PM, $75-$85 per adult, $35-$45 per child.
Make a reservation at Maple.

Thanksgiving 2017

The Dutch, New York, New York
Eats: A three-course dinner featuring a choice of appetizers, a family-style main course made up of Thanksgiving classics, and choice of desserts, including pumpkin cream puff and apple pie.
Deets: 12-10PM, $125 per person.
Make a reservation at the Dutch.

Thanksgiving 2017

L’Auberge Chez Franҫois, Great Falls, Virginia
Eats: Five-course prix-fixe dinner featuring a choice of French classics and seasonal specialties, such as sage-stuffed pork loin, roast turkey, and pumpkin mousse cake
Deets: 12-7:30PM, $85-95 per person.
Make a reservation at L’Auberge Chez Franҫois.

Thanksgiving 2017

The Smith, Washington, D.C.
Eats: Enjoy an epic spread that includes butternut squash soup, ricotta gnocchi with truffle cream, turkey three ways (osso buco, pot pie, and roasted), sensational sides – such as mac ‘n’ cheese and apple brioche stuffing – and desserts, including apple pie in a jar and sticky toffee pudding.
Deets: 1-9PM, $47 per adult, $23.50 per child under 12.
Make a reservation at the Smith.

Thanksgiving 2017

Miss Lily’s, New York, New York
Eats: A prix-fixe Caribbean feast featuring jerk turkey, sides, and a choice of pumpkin pie or banana cream pudding, as well as limited a la carte options.
Deets: 2-9PM, $48 per person.
Make a reservation at Miss Lily’s.

Thanksgiving 2017

Thousands of restaurants are ready to serve you and yours this Thanksgiving. Let us know where you’re headed here or over on FacebookG+InstagramPinterest, or Twitter. And, remember to snap + share your #dishpics with us on Instagram for a chance to win in our weekly giveaway.

Nevin Martell is a Washington, D.C.-based food and travel writer and the author of several books, including Freak Show Without A Tent: Swimming with Piranhas, Getting Stoned in Fiji and Other Family Vacations. Find him on Twitter @nevinmartell and Instagram @nevinmartell.

Photo credit: Paul Wagtouicz (Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs).