Boston Thanksgiving dinner restaurant menus range from traditional to innovative, but sumptuous feasts rule the day.
Thanksgiving 2023 Date: Thursday, November 24
If you are visiting Boston and plan to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner in one of our restaurants, keep in mind that many Boston families have a long tradition of dining out on this day. If you wait too long before booking your table, you risk being disappointed.
Therefore, be sure to make your reservations EARLY!
If you are staying at one of the Boston hotels serving Thanksgiving dinner, check for special packages including dinner and perhaps other goodies such as tickets or discounts.
Some restaurants offer wine pairings as an option - very often, a great deal.
Please note: Cost and menu information can change without notice, so confirm details when you make your dinner reservation. If you have any dietary concerns, discuss those with the restaurant when you make your reservation. Also, the fixed prices below do not include alcoholic beverages, taxes, or gratuities.
Boston Hotels Offering Thanksgiving Dinner
Precinct Kitchen + Bar at Loews Boston Hotel
Precinct Kitchen + Bar serves a special Thanksgiving dinner from 12 noon to 7pm ($84 per adult, $25/children 10 and under) in its sophisticated dining space at Loews Boston Hotel, former home to the the Boston Police headquarters.
Choose your starter from a selection of soups, salads, local cheeses and charcuterie, and nuts locally sourced from Q's Nuts in Somerville.
For your entree, choose from cranberry and oranged glazed turkey, glazed ham, steak, and seafood, all with special garnishes, and accompanied by traditional side dishes such as green bean and mushroom casserole, baked sweet potato gratin, and mashed potatoes.
A selection of assorted pies and mini desserts will complete this wonderful meal.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Peregrine @ Whitney Hotel
Peregrine offers a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner ($75/person) with classic turkey, stuffing, and roasted vegetables, with options for wine pairings, additional sides, and a cheese course. Dinner seatings start at 4pm. If you prefer lunch, lots of Thanksgiving-style a la carte options will be offered.
Thanksgiving Brunch, Dinner, & Private Dining at Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel offers three fantastic Thanksgiving dining options this year:
1) The Sea Grille overlooking the Rowes Wharf waterfront, with a Thanksgiving menu ($70) along with regular breakfast, lunch, and dinner menus.
2) A "Thanksgiving to To" complete prepared dinner ($365, serving 6-8 guests) including an 18 pound organic Vermont turkey to enjoy at home with optional wine pairings. Order through the catering team at 617-856-7729.
3) Private dining, which you can arrange through the hotel's catering team: 617-856-7729.
Oak Long Bar + Hotel at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Enjoy simple but savory a la carte Thanksgiving dinner specials all day, including bacon-wrapped turkey breast roulade with traditional sides, crispy Brussels sprouts, and pecan pie. The regular dining menu is available all day too.
Location: 138 St James Ave, Back Bay. Dinner reservations: 617-585-7222. Hotel reservations: Reviews and Rates
Boston Thanksgiving at CLINK at The Liberty Hotel
Enjoy a special 3-course traditional New England Thanksgiving dinner with root vegetable bisque, roasted turkey breast, sausage mushroom dressing, cranberry sauce, other traditional sides, and apple crisp and creme brulee for dessert.
11am - 4pm ($85 adults, $35 children under 12). Location: Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, West End; Dinner reservations: 617-536-2100. Hotel: Check rates and make reservations
Thanksgiving Dinner at Para Maria at the Envoy
Para Maria's tasty Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu hits the spot with traditional fare with a modern twist: Valencia orange and rosemary brined turkey with red-eye gravy, savory sage brioche dressing, garlic potatoes, bacon Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin cheese cake or apple crisp.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available, weather permitting.
Hours: 12 noon - 6pm, ($55 per person) | Location: 70 Sleeper Street, Seaport/Fort Point, Boston | Reservations: 617-338-3030 | Stay: Hotel rates & reservations
Parker's Restaurant Thanksgiving Buffet at Omni Parker House Hotel
Parker's Restaurant, original creator of Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie, is currently serving breakfast only - but please check back for 2023
Miel Brasserie at InterContinental Boston
Miel Brasserie at the InterContinental will serve an innovative but traditional 3-course Thankgiving dinner this year from 12 noon - 6pm ($72 adults, children's menu available for those under 12).
First course choices include creamy corn chowder, a tart filled with roasted veggies, burrata, and other good things, and a salad featuring apples, kale, pickled blueberries and dates, farro, and candied pecans. Main course options include pomegranate-glazed turkey breast with traditional sides, gorgonzola gnocci with walnuts, kale, sweet potato, and parmesan, and cedar plank-baked salmon with spaghetti squash, baby arugula, and parsnips. Finally, for dessert you can choose from traditional pies and gelatos with toppings.
Location: 510 Atlantic Ave, Downtown Waterfront | Dinner reservations: 617-217-5151 | Stay: InterContinental Boston Rates & Reservations
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Other Boston Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
Boston Thanksgiving Dinner at 75 Chestnut, 75 on Liberty Wharf, & Hampshire House
Whether you choose to dine on Thanksgiving at 75 Chestnut, a delightfully cosy slightly-off-the-beaten path neighborhood spot in Boston's Beacon Hill, glittering 75 on Liberty Wharf in Seaport, or the special occasion-only Hampshire House located in a Beacon Hill mansion upstairs from the original Cheers, you'll savor an elegant 3-course meal superbly prepared.
The special prix-fixe menu includes your choice of a first course, a main course, and a traditional dessert.
You'll start with harvest bisque topped with roasted pecans and chevre, or an autumn salad. Next comes the oven-roasted turkey with all the traditional sides. Alternately, you could choose the char-grilled Atlantic salmon filet, filet mignon, or pumpkin ravioli, all accompanied by several mouth-watering sides.
Finish with your Thanksgiving dessert sampler- apple cranberry tart, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, pumpkin cinnamon cheese cake, and a pecan triangle.
Not included in the fixed price per person, but a worthy add-on: a special Pumpkin Martini or Fall Cocktail.
11:30am - 8:30pm ($75 per person). 75 Liberty: 75 Chestnut Street, Beacon Hill; http://75chestnut.com; 75 Liberty Wharf: 220 Northern Ave, South Boston Waterfront, 75onlibertywharf.com; Hampshire House: 84 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill; www.hampshirehouse.com
Deuxave's Thanksgiving Dinner
Deuxave Chef/Owner Christopher Coombs presents a traditional Thanksgiving feast with modern French touches showcasing local ingredients in a special 3-course holiday meal. Deuxave is known for its beautiful food presentations and elegant dining room. Patio and indoor socially-distanced tables are available.
Noon - 8pm ($125 plus $75 for optional wine pairing per person).
Location: 371 Commonwealth Ave | Menu | Dinner reservations: online
Thanksgiving Dinner at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Indulge in traditional Thanksgiving feast at Davios, which is offering a prix-fixe menu ($75 adults, $23 children under 12) plus desserts ($12) from 11am-8pm - or their regular menu.
The Thanksgiving dinner menu includes free-range organic Vermont turkey and all the traditional sides, and pie options include apple, pumpkin, and pecan, all with toppings.
Location: 75 Arlington Street | menu | Reservations: 617-357-4810
Boston Thanksgiving Musical Celebration at The Beehive
Thanksgiving dinner at The Beehive offers a prix-fixe 3-course traditional Thanksgiving dinner ($80/adults, $25 10 and under).
For dining at the restaurant, choose from first courses such as lobster bisque, white bean and sesame dip, waldorf salad, and salt and pepper chicken wings. For your main course, choose from roasted free range turkey with gravy, slow-roasted beef brisket, baked salmon, and wild mushroom cracked wheat "risotto" - all with delicious sides. Dessert selections include pecan, apple, and pumpkin pie. Plus live music all day!
Hours: 11am-9pm (open until 11pm) | Location: 541 Tremont Street, South End | Dinner reservations: 617-423-0069
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No Reservations for Thanksgiving Dinner?!?
Maybe you simply forgot to make Thanksgiving reservations . . . or you didn't realize frozen turkeys must be thawed days in advance . . . or you popped your beautiful bird into the oven but accidentally hit "clean" instead of "bake" (oops - shouldn't savor too much wine while cooking).
Or maybe you simply loathe turkey. Or rebel at the thought of cooking all day on a "holiday," not to speak of having to clean the oven afterward. Or you just want a change of scenery...one that doesn't involve anything "traditional."
You can still have a fabulous, easy meal. Head to Boston's Chinatown, the area of Downtown more or less bordered by Hudson Street/Surface road to the east, Downtown Crossing to the north, Washington Street to the west, and Kneeland Street to the south.
Basically, you can pick any of the Chinese, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, or other Asian restaurants in the neighborhood and celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious non-turkey meal. Order from the extensive menus - or order off-menu by simply asking the waiter, "What's good, what's fresh today?" to try the chef's choice.
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