Have yet to make your Thanksgiving plans? Looking for a place to appease finicky Aunt Ida? Herein we offer a handy roster of restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals. Click through for where to go on gluttony's biggest day.
Aura gets plaudits for making hotel dining delicious and kid-friendly. They'll offer a $65 buffet brunch ($24 for kids) complete with a dining room festooned with toys to occupy unruly offspring. Seatings are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Buffet includes eggs Benedict (traditional and crab), French toast, chicken apple sausage, wild mushroom and goat cheese strudel, turkey with gravy, sirloin with red wine demi, whipped sweet potatoes, baked sole with lemon beurre blanc, butternut squash ravioli ... the list goes on. Kids under six eat free. Call (617) 385-4300 for prepaid reservations.
BOKX 109 American Prime
BOKX 109 American Prime, inside the Hotel Indigo, offers a $48 ($15.95 for kids) customizable three-course meal from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. Dishes include a Japanese winter squash bisque, New Hampshire turkey two ways, family-style side dishes like roasted sweet potatoes and broccolini, and pumpkin cheesecake. Call (617) 454-3399 for reservations.
Dante de Magistris offers a three-course, locally inspired menu for $69 per person, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Choices include chestnut porcini soup, wild mushroom tart, free-range Vermont turkey, stuffing, sweet potato fries, roast duck with sour cherries, and a full vegetarian medley including chestnut stuffing and maple Brussels sprouts. Call (617) 497-4200 for reservations.
Grill 23 serves up a four-course menu for $65 (or with wine pairings for $95) from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. Feast on sweet corn soup, grilled gem lettuce with warm Rawson Brook Chèvre fondue, bourbon-basted turkey, brown sugar bacon gravy, Brussels sprouts, sticky toffee pudding, pumpkin ice cream, and more. Call (617) 542-2255 for reservations.
L'Espalier offers an $88 four-course meal, with vegetarian options also available, from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. Enjoy lobster and king crab salad, pumpkin agnolotti, roasted free-range Vermont turkey, Hudson Valley foie gras terrine, a selection of cheeses, and apple tart, and much more. Call (617) 262-3023 for reservations.
Pigalle offers a $70 prix-fixe ($20 for tykes) from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Dishes include French onion soup, braised short ribs, turkey with trimmings, pumpkin tortelloni with hen consommé, and Pernod-stewed apple and hazelnut strudel. Call (617) 423-4944 for reservations.
A $22 (!) prix-fixe will be available from 12 p.m. until 7 p.m. featuring turkey with all the trimmings, choice of stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash, glazed vegetables, and Cape Cod cranberry relish. An a la carte menu is also available. Call (617) 399-0025 for reservations.
Scampo offers a $65 per person Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. until 7 p.m. Highlights include pumpkin bisque with crisp duck confit and candied chestnuts, calamari with quince aioli, roasted Heritage turkey with sausage and thyme dressing, lobster agnolotti with coriander and lime leaf broth, and sticky toffee pudding with vanilla bean ice cream.