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Prime & Provisions offers a hearty Thanksgiving feast.
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Where to Dine on Thanksgiving in Chicago

20 delectable spots for holiday classics and creative twists

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Prime & Provisions offers a hearty Thanksgiving feast.
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Editor’s note: As of October 30, indoor dining has halted in Chicago due to COVID-19. That means no restaurants will have dining rooms open for Thanksgiving Day. The following list was compiled for 2019. For up-to-date options on takeout and delivery, please check out Eater Chicago’s Thanksgiving takeout guide. Stay safe.

Thanksgiving falls on November 28 this year, and while some happily bustle about the kitchen, others are more inclined to bask in the moment and leave the cooking (and dishes) to the experts. Chicago chefs are at the ready with their takes on holiday favorites like turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie with family-style meals, prix fixe menus, and over-the-top buffets — all diners need to do is show up. That’s definitely something to be thankful for.

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Popular chef Michael Lachowicz is offering a Thanksgiving special at his George Trois Group restaurant in suburban Winnetka. The family-style prix fixe meal, available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., includes candied squash bisque with toasted brioche croutons and sage and angus ground beef dressing (or stuffing). Diners can choose two dishes from a selection of brown sugar-brined and roasted turkey with pan gravy, slow-cooked beef short rib and potato ravioli bordelaise, and roasted Berkshire Farms port tenderloin. Sweet treats are also available, such as a warm poached pear financier and Grand Marnier chocolate truffles. Adult meals are $59 each, and children under 12 eat for $29.

A modern bar space inside a restaurant
Essential suburban restaurant Aboyer
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Artango Bar & Steakhouse

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Lincoln Square Latin steakhouse Artango offers Thanksgiving Day diners a three-course prix fixe menu from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. For $55 per adult and $20 for children ages 6-12, patrons can select an appetizer (empanadas, ahi tuna ceviche, salad, lobster bisque), an entree (stuffed turkey breast, grilled salmon, pasta, NY strip), and a dessert (chocolate cake, flan, gelato). Live Latin music kicks off at 5 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m.

Argentine Asado: imported Argentine grass fed beef @artangosteakhouse .

Posted by Artango Bar & Steakhouse on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tavern On Rush

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Gold Coast’s Tavern on Rush is going traditional with a three-course prix fixe meal available from 11 a.m. to midnight ($53.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 12 and under). Familiar menu items include roasted acorn squash soup, mashed potatoes, and a whole carved turkey with chestnut stuffing. Finish the meal with pumpkin pie, carrot cake, or caramel apple cobbler. Staff offer family-style service for groups of four or more.

A spacious dining room.
It’ll be a traditional Thanksgiving at Tavern on Rush.
Tavern on Rush [Official Photo]

The Signature Room at the 95th®

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This Michigan Avenue spot with sweeping downtown views will go beyond turkey, though a roasted bird will be available. From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., prix fixe offerings include a chilled seafood buffet, a prime rib carving station, pan-seared snapper, and lamb chops, as well as a dessert buffet. Adults eat for $80, and children ages 4-12 eat for $35 each.

Bistronomic

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This Gold Coast French bistro will offer a $65 three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from noon to 8 p.m. Menu items include a Belgium endive salad (Hook blue cheese, black mission fig, caramelized walnut, arugula salad), roasted turkey breast and stuffed leg (chestnut stuffing, garlic pomme puree, glazed orange cranberries, haricot vert), and beef tenderloin au poivre (glazed Brussels sprouts, sweet onion mousseline, roasted fingerling potatoes, cognac creme fraiche sauce). Children ages 10 and under eat for $20 each.

The Lobby

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The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago hotel empowers diners to chow down early with its swanky annual Thanksgiving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patrons can expect buffet stations with winter truffle, caviar, and seafood, as well as roasted Amish turkey, Maine lobster, and Tomahawk steak. There are four seatings and prices vary based on the time — the first and fourth seating are $195 per adult and $55 per child, and the second and third seatings cost $245 per adult and $65 per child.

A large white and cream hotel dining room
The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago
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Bernie's Chicago

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“Friendsgiving” at this River North new American restaurant means a plated dinner of Thanksgiving classics such as turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more for $30. Tickets are available here.

Steak 48

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River North steakhouse Steak 48 will offer patrons its full menu on Thanksgiving Day from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Diners can also order a traditional Thanksgiving turkey, along with sides such as au gratin potatoes and Alaskan king crab and rock shrimp macaroni and cheese. Dessert options include warm vanilla caramel cake.

A large bone-in steak on a white plate beside a pan of cubed sweet potatoes and roasted marshmallows.
Thanksgiving turkey isn’t mandatory at Steak 48.
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Bub City

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Lettuce Entertain You’s River North barbecue spot has an offbeat Thanksgiving menu in store. For $39.99 per person, diners get a sliced turkey breast, fried turkey leg, and choice of barbecued meat (Berkshire pork shoulder, Texas hot links, 18-hour brisket, or hickory-smoked ham). That’s accompanied by an unlimited buffet of sides such as sweet potato fluff and celery-and-sage stuffing, as well as seasonal pies.

Travelle at The Langham, Chicago

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River North’s new American restaurant inside the Langham hotel will offer two takes on a Thanksgiving feast. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., diners can explore a brunch buffet with carving stations that feature herb butter-based whole roasted turkey and char-broiled Tomahawk ribeye steaks, as well as smoked fish and meats, country bread stuffing, and roasted root vegetables. The buffet is $175 per person for adults, and $50 for children ages 5-12. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., patrons can order off a $90 prix fixe family-style menu with dishes including cauliflower soup, apple and chili-braised turkey thighs, and sweet potato casserole with pecan and vanilla crumble. Pastry chef Danielle Marelli hopes to send diners off on a sweet note with her pumpkin affogato.

A large wooden table with a whole roasted turkey, fall leaves, and many side dishes.
Travelle offers two takes on Thanksgiving fare.
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River Roast

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Tony Mantuano’s riverside restaurant is offering its spin on a Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a special menu. Offerings include a smoked and baked soda-glazed Berkshire ham and a whole cider-brined smoked and roasted turkey, along with brioche stuffing (pork sausage, apple, parsnips, sage, parsley, pumpkin cheesecake (pumpkin custard, whipped cream), and more. Adults eat for $60 per person, and children ages 5-12 dine for $18. It’s a good idea to reserve this one in advance.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

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Riverside steakhouse Chicago Cut’s prix fixe Thanksgiving — $75 per adult, $35 per child age 3-12 — offers three courses from noon to 10 p.m. Options include a jumbo lump crab cake, maple-glazed roasted turkey, green beans almandine, and Georgia pecan pie.

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Patrons can expect three Thanksgiving courses.
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Prime & Provisions

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DineAmic Group’s luxe Loop steakhouse will offer its annual “Thanksgiving feast” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. adults ($79) and for children ages six and up ($30). Diners can kick things off with shrimp, oysters, and crab legs before moving on to items including slow-roasted prime rib, maple-glazed ham, and herb-roasted turkey — plus fried chicken for the table. Cap it all off with warm bread pudding, pies, and pastries. Reservations are recommended.

Give thanks with us this year — We're now welcoming reservations for Thanksgiving! #CleanCut For Reservations: http://bit.ly/PrimeThanksgiving

Posted by Prime & Provisions on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Free Rein

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This Loop brasserie in the St. Jane Hotel features chef Kristine Subido’s Thanksgiving menu from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Diners can expect an herb-roasted turkey, a selection of three sides, and a dessert for $45. Accompaniment options include French green beans (roasted mushroom ragout, crispy onions), three-cheese macaroni and cheese (herb gratin), and warm apple crostata with brown butter gelato.

A small pie with ice cream and a mint sprig on a white round plate.
Thanksgiving at Free Rein includes dessert.
Free Rein [Official Photo]

Boka Group’s Mediterranean Fulton Market restaurant will feature chef Chris Pandel’s three-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner for $75 per person. Shared dishes include pumpkin ravioli (pecorino pepato, amaretti, balsamic), a whole roasted heritage chicken, bacon and sage stuffing, and an “ice cream sundae extravaganza.”

III Forks Prime Steakhouse

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This Lakeshore East steakhouse proffers a three-course Thanksgiving feast from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $49 per diner, as well as a la carte steak and seafood entrees and sides. The prix fixe meal includes a choice of tenderloin tomato soup or a salad, an entree such as spice-rubbed turkey, roasted beef tenderloin, and maple-glazed Atlantic salmon, as well as dessert — pumpkin pie, Kentucky bourbon chocolate pecan pie, or Makers Mark pecan bread pudding. Children under 12 eat for $18.

Can you handle the 46 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye?

Posted by III Forks Prime Steakhouse on Friday, September 27, 2019

Cherry Circle Room

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The Chicago Athletic Association’s Cherry Circle Room will celebrate the holiday with four courses for $90 per person. Dinner options include turkey roulade with giblet gravy, sweet potatoes with molasses and pecans, and cornbread stuffing. Staff will also serve seasonal cocktails, and offer an optional wine pairing as well.

A low-lit dining room with sturdy wooden booths.
Cherry Circle Room’s dining space
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Grant Park Bistro

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Hotel Essex’s modern French restaurant is planning a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu starting at noon that features seasonal classics. These include roasted squash soup (truffle chantilly cream, brioche crouton), roasted turkey stuffed with chestnuts, collard greens (sweet potato mash, turkey gravy), green bean casserole, and apple streusel pie. Adults pay $45 per person, and children under 12 can eat for $22.50.

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

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South Loop’s Chicago Firehouse restaurant will offer its three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with hearty options for children ages 5-12 ($15) and adults ($58). Steakhouse staff will offer options including butternut squash soup, heritage turkey breast, braised beef short rib, and whipped sweet potatoes. Sweet-toothed patrons can then try desserts including bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin creme brulee.

Chef Ryan McCaskey’s two Michelin-starred restaurant takes Thanksgiving to the next level with a five-course prix fixe meal ($95) offering his take on seasonal dishes. These include a soup, salad, fish course, turkey, and desert, available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Add wine pairings for an additional $55, or preorder a children’s menu for $35. This is another spot where reservations are highly recommended.

Aboyer

A modern bar space inside a restaurant
Essential suburban restaurant Aboyer
George Trois Group [Official Photo]

Popular chef Michael Lachowicz is offering a Thanksgiving special at his George Trois Group restaurant in suburban Winnetka. The family-style prix fixe meal, available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., includes candied squash bisque with toasted brioche croutons and sage and angus ground beef dressing (or stuffing). Diners can choose two dishes from a selection of brown sugar-brined and roasted turkey with pan gravy, slow-cooked beef short rib and potato ravioli bordelaise, and roasted Berkshire Farms port tenderloin. Sweet treats are also available, such as a warm poached pear financier and Grand Marnier chocolate truffles. Adult meals are $59 each, and children under 12 eat for $29.

A modern bar space inside a restaurant
Essential suburban restaurant Aboyer
George Trois Group [Official Photo]

Artango Bar & Steakhouse

Lincoln Square Latin steakhouse Artango offers Thanksgiving Day diners a three-course prix fixe menu from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. For $55 per adult and $20 for children ages 6-12, patrons can select an appetizer (empanadas, ahi tuna ceviche, salad, lobster bisque), an entree (stuffed turkey breast, grilled salmon, pasta, NY strip), and a dessert (chocolate cake, flan, gelato). Live Latin music kicks off at 5 p.m. and runs through 8 p.m.

Argentine Asado: imported Argentine grass fed beef @artangosteakhouse .

Posted by Artango Bar & Steakhouse on Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tavern On Rush

A spacious dining room.
It’ll be a traditional Thanksgiving at Tavern on Rush.
Tavern on Rush [Official Photo]

Gold Coast’s Tavern on Rush is going traditional with a three-course prix fixe meal available from 11 a.m. to midnight ($53.95 for adults, $16.95 for children ages 12 and under). Familiar menu items include roasted acorn squash soup, mashed potatoes, and a whole carved turkey with chestnut stuffing. Finish the meal with pumpkin pie, carrot cake, or caramel apple cobbler. Staff offer family-style service for groups of four or more.

A spacious dining room.
It’ll be a traditional Thanksgiving at Tavern on Rush.
Tavern on Rush [Official Photo]

The Signature Room at the 95th®

This Michigan Avenue spot with sweeping downtown views will go beyond turkey, though a roasted bird will be available. From 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., prix fixe offerings include a chilled seafood buffet, a prime rib carving station, pan-seared snapper, and lamb chops, as well as a dessert buffet. Adults eat for $80, and children ages 4-12 eat for $35 each.

Bistronomic

This Gold Coast French bistro will offer a $65 three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from noon to 8 p.m. Menu items include a Belgium endive salad (Hook blue cheese, black mission fig, caramelized walnut, arugula salad), roasted turkey breast and stuffed leg (chestnut stuffing, garlic pomme puree, glazed orange cranberries, haricot vert), and beef tenderloin au poivre (glazed Brussels sprouts, sweet onion mousseline, roasted fingerling potatoes, cognac creme fraiche sauce). Children ages 10 and under eat for $20 each.

The Lobby

A large white and cream hotel dining room
The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago
Peninsula Chicago [Official Photo]

The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago hotel empowers diners to chow down early with its swanky annual Thanksgiving brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Patrons can expect buffet stations with winter truffle, caviar, and seafood, as well as roasted Amish turkey, Maine lobster, and Tomahawk steak. There are four seatings and prices vary based on the time — the first and fourth seating are $195 per adult and $55 per child, and the second and third seatings cost $245 per adult and $65 per child.

A large white and cream hotel dining room
The Lobby at the Peninsula Chicago
Peninsula Chicago [Official Photo]

Bernie's Chicago

“Friendsgiving” at this River North new American restaurant means a plated dinner of Thanksgiving classics such as turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more for $30. Tickets are available here.

Steak 48

A large bone-in steak on a white plate beside a pan of cubed sweet potatoes and roasted marshmallows.
Thanksgiving turkey isn’t mandatory at Steak 48.
Steak 48 [Official Photo]

River North steakhouse Steak 48 will offer patrons its full menu on Thanksgiving Day from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Diners can also order a traditional Thanksgiving turkey, along with sides such as au gratin potatoes and Alaskan king crab and rock shrimp macaroni and cheese. Dessert options include warm vanilla caramel cake.

A large bone-in steak on a white plate beside a pan of cubed sweet potatoes and roasted marshmallows.
Thanksgiving turkey isn’t mandatory at Steak 48.
Steak 48 [Official Photo]

Bub City

Lettuce Entertain You’s River North barbecue spot has an offbeat Thanksgiving menu in store. For $39.99 per person, diners get a sliced turkey breast, fried turkey leg, and choice of barbecued meat (Berkshire pork shoulder, Texas hot links, 18-hour brisket, or hickory-smoked ham). That’s accompanied by an unlimited buffet of sides such as sweet potato fluff and celery-and-sage stuffing, as well as seasonal pies.

Travelle at The Langham, Chicago

A large wooden table with a whole roasted turkey, fall leaves, and many side dishes.
Travelle offers two takes on Thanksgiving fare.
Huge Galdones

River North’s new American restaurant inside the Langham hotel will offer two takes on a Thanksgiving feast. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., diners can explore a brunch buffet with carving stations that feature herb butter-based whole roasted turkey and char-broiled Tomahawk ribeye steaks, as well as smoked fish and meats, country bread stuffing, and roasted root vegetables. The buffet is $175 per person for adults, and $50 for children ages 5-12. From 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., patrons can order off a $90 prix fixe family-style menu with dishes including cauliflower soup, apple and chili-braised turkey thighs, and sweet potato casserole with pecan and vanilla crumble. Pastry chef Danielle Marelli hopes to send diners off on a sweet note with her pumpkin affogato.

A large wooden table with a whole roasted turkey, fall leaves, and many side dishes.
Travelle offers two takes on Thanksgiving fare.
Huge Galdones

River Roast

Tony Mantuano’s riverside restaurant is offering its spin on a Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a special menu. Offerings include a smoked and baked soda-glazed Berkshire ham and a whole cider-brined smoked and roasted turkey, along with brioche stuffing (pork sausage, apple, parsnips, sage, parsley, pumpkin cheesecake (pumpkin custard, whipped cream), and more. Adults eat for $60 per person, and children ages 5-12 dine for $18. It’s a good idea to reserve this one in advance.

Chicago Cut Steakhouse

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Patrons can expect three Thanksgiving courses.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Riverside steakhouse Chicago Cut’s prix fixe Thanksgiving — $75 per adult, $35 per child age 3-12 — offers three courses from noon to 10 p.m. Options include a jumbo lump crab cake, maple-glazed roasted turkey, green beans almandine, and Georgia pecan pie.

Chicago Cut
Patrons can expect three Thanksgiving courses.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

Prime & Provisions

DineAmic Group’s luxe Loop steakhouse will offer its annual “Thanksgiving feast” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. adults ($79) and for children ages six and up ($30). Diners can kick things off with shrimp, oysters, and crab legs before moving on to items including slow-roasted prime rib, maple-glazed ham, and herb-roasted turkey — plus fried chicken for the table. Cap it all off with warm bread pudding, pies, and pastries. Reservations are recommended.

Give thanks with us this year — We're now welcoming reservations for Thanksgiving! #CleanCut For Reservations: http://bit.ly/PrimeThanksgiving

Posted by Prime & Provisions on Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Free Rein

A small pie with ice cream and a mint sprig on a white round plate.
Thanksgiving at Free Rein includes dessert.
Free Rein [Official Photo]

This Loop brasserie in the St. Jane Hotel features chef Kristine Subido’s Thanksgiving menu from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Diners can expect an herb-roasted turkey, a selection of three sides, and a dessert for $45. Accompaniment options include French green beans (roasted mushroom ragout, crispy onions), three-cheese macaroni and cheese (herb gratin), and warm apple crostata with brown butter gelato.

A small pie with ice cream and a mint sprig on a white round plate.
Thanksgiving at Free Rein includes dessert.
Free Rein [Official Photo]

Cira

Boka Group’s Mediterranean Fulton Market restaurant will feature chef Chris Pandel’s three-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner for $75 per person. Shared dishes include pumpkin ravioli (pecorino pepato, amaretti, balsamic), a whole roasted heritage chicken, bacon and sage stuffing, and an “ice cream sundae extravaganza.”

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III Forks Prime Steakhouse

This Lakeshore East steakhouse proffers a three-course Thanksgiving feast from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $49 per diner, as well as a la carte steak and seafood entrees and sides. The prix fixe meal includes a choice of tenderloin tomato soup or a salad, an entree such as spice-rubbed turkey, roasted beef tenderloin, and maple-glazed Atlantic salmon, as well as dessert — pumpkin pie, Kentucky bourbon chocolate pecan pie, or Makers Mark pecan bread pudding. Children under 12 eat for $18.

Can you handle the 46 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye?

Posted by III Forks Prime Steakhouse on Friday, September 27, 2019

Cherry Circle Room

A low-lit dining room with sturdy wooden booths.
Cherry Circle Room’s dining space
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

The Chicago Athletic Association’s Cherry Circle Room will celebrate the holiday with four courses for $90 per person. Dinner options include turkey roulade with giblet gravy, sweet potatoes with molasses and pecans, and cornbread stuffing. Staff will also serve seasonal cocktails, and offer an optional wine pairing as well.

A low-lit dining room with sturdy wooden booths.
Cherry Circle Room’s dining space
Marc Much/Eater Chicago

Grant Park Bistro

Hotel Essex’s modern French restaurant is planning a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu starting at noon that features seasonal classics. These include roasted squash soup (truffle chantilly cream, brioche crouton), roasted turkey stuffed with chestnuts, collard greens (sweet potato mash, turkey gravy), green bean casserole, and apple streusel pie. Adults pay $45 per person, and children under 12 can eat for $22.50.

The Chicago Firehouse Restaurant

South Loop’s Chicago Firehouse restaurant will offer its three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. with hearty options for children ages 5-12 ($15) and adults ($58). Steakhouse staff will offer options including butternut squash soup, heritage turkey breast, braised beef short rib, and whipped sweet potatoes. Sweet-toothed patrons can then try desserts including bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin creme brulee.

Acadia

Chef Ryan McCaskey’s two Michelin-starred restaurant takes Thanksgiving to the next level with a five-course prix fixe meal ($95) offering his take on seasonal dishes. These include a soup, salad, fish course, turkey, and desert, available from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Add wine pairings for an additional $55, or preorder a children’s menu for $35. This is another spot where reservations are highly recommended.

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