Boston Thanksgiving dinner restaurant menus range from traditional to innovative, but sumptuous feasts rule the day.
Thanksgiving 2024 Date: Thursday, November 28
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. Also please know that our descriptions below include representative choices for each restaurant, but not their entire Thanksgiving menu, so use the included links to their websites to see all options.
If you have any dietary concerns, discuss those with the restaurant when you make your reservation.
Also, the fixed prices below do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated), taxes, or gratuities.
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Boston Hotels Offering Thanksgiving Dinner
Please note: All details for 2024 will be updated closer to Thanksgiving.
Miel Brasserie at InterContinental Boston
Miel Brasserie at the InterContinental will serve an innovative but traditional 3-course Thankgiving dinner this year from 12:30pm - 6pm ($120 adults, $60 children 3-12 years).
First course choices include ginger acorn pumpkin soup, butternut squash & date salad, roasted brussel sprouts with apple salad, smoked bacon, and blue chees dressing, cauliflower sweet potato salad with maple pecan dressing, and chilled shrimp with cocktail sauce.
Main course options include roasted turkey with chestnut and apple stuffing, baked honey-mustard salmon, and roasted prime tenderloin, all with traditional sides and buttermilk biscuits.
Finally, a lavish dessert buffet includes creme brulee, trifle pecan chocolate cake, apple turnover, salted caramel cannoli, and other tempting treats - plus gelatos, seasonal pies, hot chocolate, and hot cider.
Prefer to dine at home? Pick up Miel Brasserie's Thanksgiving to Go feast for six with all the fixin's.
Precinct Kitchen + Bar at Hotel AKA in Back Bay
Precinct Kitchen + Bar serves a special Thanksgiving buffet, with your main entree served at your table, from 11am to 7pm ($125 per adult, $40/children 10 and under) in its sophisticated dining space at Hotel AKA, former home to the the Boston Police headquarters.
The buffet includes a wonderful charcuterie and cheese board with specialty sausages and prosciutto, cheeses, olives, jam, and crostini, salads, a raw bar with Wellfleet oysters, poached lobster tails, littleneck clams, and shrimp cocktail, soups including clam chowder, fancy avocado toast with pomegranate, lavender honey, and other trimmings, bacon-wrapped scallops, and all the traditional Thanksgiving sides.
For your entree, choose from oven-roasted turkey with gravy, grilled sirloin, honey-glazed ham, or grilled salmon filet with cider bechamel sauce and apple slaw.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Peregrine @ Whitney Hotel
Peregrine offers a prix-fixe 3-course Thanksgiving dinner ($85/person) from 11am - 8pm.
For your first course, choose from turkey liver mousse, radicchio salad, and garlic gulf shrimp.
Main course choices include classic roast turkey with traditional accompaniments, braised pork shoulder, arctic char, and gnocchi de Sardi. Additional sides are offered for an extra cost.
Complete your meal with bourbon pecan orange pie, black pepper pumpkin pie, or apple crumb pie.
Thanksgiving Brunch, Dinner, & Private Dining at Boston Harbor Hotel
Boston Harbor Hotel offers two fantastic Thanksgiving dining options this year:
1) A sumptuous a la carte meal at Rowes Wharf Sea Grille overlooking the Rowes Wharf waterfront. Starters include range from elaborate seafoood towers, Russian caviar, and other seafood specialties to baby gem salad and seasonal soups.
Main courses include roasted turkeys, Yankee pot roast, prawn scampi, halibut, white truffle mac and cheese, and pumpkin ravioli, with the perfect accompaniments for each dish.
For dessert, choose between bourbon pecan tart with pumpkin ice cream and salted caramel, and spiced apple galette with vanilla ice cream.
2) In the hotel's renowned Meritage and Atlantic rooms overlooking the harbor, you can enjoy a spectacular Thanksgiving brunch with seatings from 11am - 3pm ($225/adult, $80/children 5-12 years).
To start, choose from an elaborate raw bar with oysters and other shellfish, sushi and sashimi, and scallops prepared in two tasty ways, a variety of salads, and charcuterie and cheese from Formaggio Kitchen accompanied by marcona almonds, Medjool dates, and other good things.
Entrees include everything from brunch favorites to roasted turkey breast to tenderloin beef Wellington, plus lots of other options: pumpkin gnocchi, salmon with chestnuts, Wagyu short ribs, lobster flatbread, smoked salmon, and more.
For dessert, you'll find a lavish offering of pies, cakes, bonbons, macarons, cookies, and chocolate covered strawberries.
Oak Long Bar + Hotel at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
Enjoy simple but savory a la carte Thanksgiving dinner specials all day from 11am - 10pm.
Choices include honey-glazed turky confit and blackened leg with traditional sides, pulled turkey French dep (at the bar) with ciabatta and fried pickle spears, roasted Brussels sprouts glazed with cider accompanied by bacon and smoked almonds, and for dessert, everybody's favorite: pecan pie.
The regular lunch and dinner menus are 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 ($89 adults, $37 children under 12) from 12 noon - 4pm.
Start with root vegetable bisque or a green salad with candied walnuts, blue cheese, and caramelized pears.
For your main course, choose roasted turkey with sausage mushroom dressing, cranberry sauce, and almond green beans, herb roasted salmon with whipped potatoes and green beans, spice roasted acorn squash with ancient grains and green beans, or filet mignon ($30 up charge) with whipped potatoes, green beans, and local butternut squash.
For dessert, enjoy the pastry chef's buffet table, with apple crisp, pecan and pumpkin pies, mini pastries, mango cheesecake, and chocolate mousse.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Para Maria at the Envoy
Para Maria's tasty Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu covers all the traditional bases with cider-brined turkey and black pepper gravy, hard cider cranberry sauce, savory sage sourdough dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, a green salad with walnuts, dried cranberries, and goat cheese, and mini pumpkin pie.
You can also order savory add-ons for $9 each: turkey tamales, black beans and rice, and sancocho de pollo, a Caribbean chicken stew with winter veggies.
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, the original creator of Parker House rolls and Boston cream pie, is currently serving breakfast and lunch only - but please check back for Thanksgiving dinner in 2024.
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Other Boston Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
Ma Maison in Beacon Hill
For an elegant Thanksgiving dinner with a French twist, reserve a table at Ma Maison.
You'll choose a first course, main course, and dessert from a 3-course prix-fixe menu.
For example, you might start with traditional French favorites such as escargot, pan-seared foie gras with pear soaked in red wine, or an endive, pear, and brie salad.
Main course options include traditional American roast turkey with all the trimmings, Alaskan salmon with ratatouille, filet mignon medallions with Bourdelaise sauce and frites, plus other choices.
Desserts include pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse, creme brulee, a Grand Marnier souffle, and lemon tart.
Pair your dinner with one (or more) of Ma Maison's fine wines, including rare vintages.
11am - 8pm ($65 per person; a couple of the menu selections have a small up-charge). 84 Beacon Street, Beacon Hill; www.hampshirehouse.com
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Sonsie in Back Bay
Sonsie offers a 3-course fixed price Thanksgiving dinner ($65 per person) from 11am - 8pm with an interesting mix of traditional favorites and non-traditional options.
Starters include red kuri squash soup, tuna crudo with ginger, scallions, and ponzu sauce, hearts of palm salad, buratta and crispy prosciutto, and roasted beets with goat cheese.
For your main course, you can choose from traditional apple cider brined turkey, roasted cod, pasta with Bolognese sauce, braised lamb shoulder, and cauliflower steak with quinoa, prunes, peanuts, and cilantro.
Complete your meal with a traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin or apple pie - or a delicious flourless chocolate torte with whipped mascarpone, peach creme brulée, or Sonsie's popular bread pudding with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.
Location: 327 Newbury Street; website
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, oven-roasted beef tenderloin, or pumpkin ravioli, all accompanied by several mouth-watering sides.
Finish with your Thanksgiving dessert sampler: apple cranberry tart, a decadent chocolate torte, pumpkin 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 ($95 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; make reservations
Deuxave's Thanksgiving Dinner
Deuxave Chef/Owner Christopher Coombs presents a traditional Thanksgiving feast with modern French touches showcasing local ingredients in a special prix-fixe 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, plus up-charges for a caviar starter or white truffle mac 'n' cheese).
Location: 371 Commonwealth Ave | Menu & Dinner reservations
Thanksgiving Dinner at Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse
Indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving feast at Davios, which is offering a prix-fixe menu ($85 adults, $30 children under 12) plus desserts ($15 each) from 11am-8pm.
The Thanksgiving dinner menu includes free-range organic Vermont turkey and all the traditional sides.
Dessert options include apple pie, pumpkin pie, and cranberry pecan bread pudding, all with toppings.
Boston l ocation: 75 Arlington Street in Back Bay | 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 ($89/adults, $25/kids 10 and under).
For dining at the restaurant, choose from first courses such as lobster and pumpkin bisque, white bean and sesame dip, harvest chopped salad, and baby back pork ribs.
For your main course, choose from roasted free range turkey with gravy, slow-roasted beef short rib, king salmon, and wild mushroom and black truffle risotto- all with delicious sides.
Dessert selections include apple crumble, chocolate caramel pecan sesame tart, and pumpkin sesame tart.
Plus live music all day!
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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, Korean, Vietnamese, or other Asian restaurants in the neighborhood and celebrate Thanksgiving with a delicious non-turkey feast.
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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