Tired of Cooking? 5 Famous Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner

If the thought of cooking for Thanksgiving has you overwhelmed, you are not alone. Many of us opt to enjoy the cooking of a master chef rather than dealing with the prep and work of preparing our own feasts.  If you are tired of cooking, here are five famous restaurants that are serving Thanksgiving dinner.



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Located in New York, this restaurant is the jewel of Chef Jean‑Georges Vongerichten’s empire.  Awarded four stars by the New York Times and two Michelin stars, Jean-George represents the best in fine dining, and Thanksgiving dinner here will be memorable. Chef Jean-Georges stocks his kitchen with the finest finds from local farmer’s markets to create dishes that are fresh and also maintain the essence of their natural flavor.

The Thanksgiving meal at Jean-George offers a wonderful variety of dishes to choose from. Diners may select tuna tartar with creamy bonito emulsion, crispy tapioca and avocado, or peekytoe crab dumplings to start with.  Next there is steamed wild black sea bass, butter poached lobster, caramelized beef tenderloin, or free range turkey with foie gras stuffing.  Then the meal concludes with an exquisite Thanksgiving dessert tasting. The four course meal is $188 per person.

Dovetail NYC


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Tucked away in a chic district in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Dovetail offers Thanksgiving patrons an intimate dining experience.  The restaurant is a product of Chef John Fraser’s award-winning contemporary American cuisine. This award winning restaurant always offers vegetarian and vegan menus to complement their standard menu, and Thanksgiving will be no exception. The meal at this Michelin rated restaurant on Thanksgiving $150 per person.

Diners will begin their feast with a choice of green apple salad, honey nut squash velouté, maine lobster, or sautéed foie gras.  Then the entree offers a selection of Atlantic salmon, pork chop with hen of the woods mushrooms, beef shank ravioli, or slow roasted turkey. Many of the traditional Thanksgiving side dishes will be available.  Wind down your meal with scotch panna cotta or you may also choose a chocolate brownie with grenadine and cream cheese frosting.

Michael Mina San Francisco


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My job as a Chef, and my team’s job, is to make food come alive. We strive to create incredible meals each and every day that make our guests sit up, take notice, experience delight and wonder, “Exactly what was in that dish?”


Chef Michael Mina’s restaurant offers a four course meal this Thanksgiving, priced at $165 per guest.  Starters offered are ahi tuna tartare, a fall salad, and truffle tagliatelle. Next is a celery root apple soup, Nantucket Bay Scallop, or Maine Lobster.  Then the entree offerings are roasted turkey, king salmon, or Schmitz Ranch prime ribeye.  The meal is brought to a sweet close with pumpkin pie, pomegranate granite, or cheesecake.

Blue Duck Tavern, Washington DC


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Chef Daniel Hoefler combines time honored cooking methods with modern technology to deliver a dining experience that brings focus and bold flavors to the tables.  Guests will enjoy slow roasted cuisine that comes from a wood burning oven. The venue also offers classic, handcrafted wood furnishings in dark oak which help create an inviting ambiance.  Enjoy simple, classic American dishes in this neighborhood gastro-tavern.

A three-course holiday feast will be on Thursday, November 23, from 12:00 pm to 8:30 pm. The Thanksgiving feast begins with an array of starters for the table, followed by the guests’ choice of an entrée, as well as a generous selection of side dishes served family-style.  Then the house-made desserts complete the holiday feast. The experience is $125 for adults and $55 for children between 6 and 12; children under 6 dine at no charge.

Wrigley Mansion


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For those looking for a less formal setting, the former mansion of the chewing gum colossus William Wrigley is an enticing option. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the former winter residence is now an event space and also a Thanksgiving Day staple.  The location offers magnificent mountain views as well as fine dining.

Thankgiving brunch is buffet style, allowing diners to choose from a wide variety of items.  The offerings range from breakfast items to traditional Thanksgiving fare, including turkey, prime rib, and leg of lamb.  Bottomless mimosas and a vast dessert table selection are also included with the feast.

So, tell us, have you decided where to eat this Thanksgiving dinner?  Will you be dining in or allowing a master chef to prepare your meal?  If you are dining in, be sure to get inspiration from our Thanksgiving tablescapes that will complete your holiday celebration.

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Tired of Cooking? 5 Famous Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner