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2019 Thanksgiving Guide: Where to Dine Out

We won't tell Auntie Sue you skipped her table for this one.
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By Manny Rodriguez Photography.

Here are the restaurants where you can find turkey and all the fixin’s without lifting a finger. From festive brunch to pre-fixe to all-you-can-eat buffet, from Southwestern cuisine to steakhouse classic to Mexican-inspired, these spots have you covered.


A three-course tasting menu


Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Pheasant Confit, Spiced Crème Fraiche and Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Poached Jumbo Prawns with Horseradish/Tomato Cocktail Sauce and Colossal Crab ‘Louie’ in Chilled Gem Lettuce Cup

Pan-Seared Nantucket Bay Scallops with Roasted Pumpkin Tortellini, Asparagus Tips, Sage Brown Butter Sauce and Hand-Shaved Perigord Black Truffles

Chicken Fried Lockhart Quail on Smoked White Cheddar/Bacon/Hominy Casserole and End-of-Season Pickled Okra


Tangerine Glazed All-Natural Turkey with Tortilla Dressing, Whipped Potatoes, Green Beans and Salsify, Jalapeno Cranberry Relish and Pecan/Chili Gravy

Pan-Seared Nova Scotia Halibut on Roasted Parsnip Puree with Confit Winter Root Vegetables, Persimmon Relish and Crispy Pumpkin Tuile

Mesquite Grilled 44 Farms Beef Tenderloin with Wild Mushroom Ragout, Loaded Twice Baked Yukon Potatoes on Medley of Green Vegetables and Dried Fruit Chutney

Lamb Osso Buco with Orange Gremolata on Pecorino Polenta with Roasted Heirloom Carrots, Cipollini Onions and Rosemary Lamb Jus


Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Orelys Ganache

Brown Sugar Custard Creme Puff with Candied Pecans

French Silk Chocolate Mousse Torte with Fleur de Sel Cookie

$125 per person

LAW Restaurant at the Four Seasons

Thanksgiving brunch: “We have all of the classics, including chicken-fried turkey and cornbread waffles, whole roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, apple and sausage dressing, roasted acorn squash, raw bar and hand-rolled sushi, poke station, hand-carved meats, custom omelets, bourbon bananas foster French toast, eggs Benedict as well as a kid-themed buffet. There is an entire room dedicated just to desserts that includes a liquid nitrogen ice cream bar and caramel-dipped apple station. Guests can hydrate at the bubbly bar or caffeination station.

DATE: Thursday, November 28, 2019
Seating Times: 10:00 am – 6:00pm
Pricing: Adults $95, Children under 12 $45
(Tax and 18% percent service charge are not included in this price)
Reservations: Call 972-717-2420

Mexican Bar Company

An all-you-can-eat “buffet full of Mexican flare and flavors”: “Guests can enjoy Sandoval’s spin on favorites, including a turkey carving station, vegetarian and chorizo stuffings, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, Brussels sprouts, butternut squash au gratin, a las brasa gravy, and churros. Additionally, guests can enjoy spiced nuts and deviled eggs and freshly-made rolls with rosemary butter at the table.”

Children 6 and under eat for free, children ages 7 to 15 eat for $15, and adults 16 and up for $35.


Three Course Dinner

Choice of Salad
Mixed greens & berries, pomegranate vinaigrette & roasted pistachios
Caesar made traditionally with fresh egg yolk

Choice of Entree
Turkey Breast or Pork Chop with pomegranate citrus sauce, pistachio fig dressing, mashed potatoes & grilled vegetables

Vegetarian Entree Option—3 Cheese Spinach Lasagna with pomodoro or arrabiata diavolo sauce
& goat cheese with grilled vegetables

Prime 6oz Beef Tenderloin with gnocchi gorgonzola & grilled vegetables

Australian Sea Bass & Shrimp Poached in Chablis Sauce with barrberries, lime & capers over cauliflower puree with grilled vegetables

Choice of Dessert
Kefir Cheese, Jordan Valley Medjool Date & Pomegranate Reduction
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberries & Whipped cream

$69 per person (vegetarian entrée) – plus tax
Or $79 per person plus tax
Thursday November 28, 2019
5:00 – 9:00 pm
limited seating — pre-payment required
Call For Reservations

Adults $45, Young Adults 12 & under $19

Choice of lobster bisque with lobster morsels, horseradish goat cheese
Caesar salad with white anchovies, shaved pecorino, fresh lemon
Sonoma salad greens with spicy pecans, local goat cheese, apples, Kalamata olives, honey vinaigrette

Herb-roasted turkey breast with Parmesan mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry apple compote

And choice of two family style sides per table:
Creamed spinach, steamed asparagus, macaroni and cheese, or green beans amandine

Southern pecan pie à la mode or classic pumpkin pie with eggnog whipped cream

An additional serving of herb roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing and parmesan mashed potatoes available for here or for take home | $15

Poseidon, Chardonnay, Napa, 2016 | 14.5 glass
Dr. Hermann, Spätlese, Riesling, Mosel, Germany, 2015 | 15.5 glass Hahn, SLH, Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, 2017 | $14.5 glass
Buffalo Trace Bourbon, Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Star Anise | 14

Blue Mesa Grill

“The Blue Mesa Grills in Plano and the 2-story Fort Worth location are offering a special holiday brunch. Center stage is a roast turkey and glazed ham carving station. In addition to Blue Mesa’s usual brunch-breakfast fare, Thanksgiving sides include corncake stuffing, baked mac ‘n cheese, sweet potatoes, apple-kale salad and cranberry-jalapeno relish. A dessert table will feature pumpkin flan, homemade chocolate chunk cookies, banana pudding, ice cream sundaes, nutty pecan-walnut bars and more.
Thursday, November 28, 10am to 4pm
$24 per person includes champagne, Mimosas, coffee, tea and soft drinks.
$7 for children 6-11 years old, and children 5 years and younger dine for free.
For more information call (817) 332-6372 in Fort Worth and (214) 387-4407 in Plano – or go to”

The Mansion on Turtle Creek

“Available for reservations between 11:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and priced at $125 per person and $60 per child, the menu will offer Blue Hubbard Pumpkin Soup, Beef Tenderloin, Roasted Organic Heritage Turkey and an extensive dessert display.”

CBD Provisions

“On the brunch menu, diners will find an assortment of breakfast items alongside Thanksgiving Day specials ranging from Buttermilk Hotcakes topped with blueberry butter and lemon-shortbread crumble to a Turkey Plate with cornbread dressing, sage gravy and cranberry chutney. The Thanksgiving dinner menu highlights holiday specials (Butternut Squash Veloute, Acorn Squash Hummus, Turkey Plate, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Beans) alongside selections from its regular menu, including Pimento Cheese Toast, Steak Frites and Pan-Roasted Gulf Catch. Thanksgiving Day Hours: Thursday, November 28 brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Reservations recommended.”

Meddlesome Moth

“The Moth Thanksgiving Plate offers choice of herb roasted turkey breast or honeybaked ham, green beans almondine, whipped parsnips, sage sausage stuffing, dinner roll and cranberry confit for $25 per person. Additional specials include Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup, Persimmon Salad, ‘Tearjerkin’ Tomahawk Pork Chop, Duck Confit Tamales and a selection of savory sides and turkey day desserts as well as signature Moth favorites. Reservations are recommended. For additional information and to reserve a table call 214-628-7900 or go to Complimentary valet parking always provided.”

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle

“Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse locations nationwide are open on Thanksgiving with an all-day dinner menu as well as a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu, which includes Slow Roasted Turkey Breast with Apple-Sausage Stuffing and a variety of trimmings, choice between two appetizers as well as a choice between two desserts – Pumpkin Cheesecake and Pecan Pie a la Mode. Refer to your nearest restaurant for prix fixe menu pricing.”

Perle on Maple

“The three-course prix-fixed menu, featuring locally-sourced, seasonal Thanksgiving favorites, is $49.95 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) and will be served on Thursday, November 28, from 11AM to 2PM and 5PM to 10PM. Perle on Maple is located at 2927 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on OpenTable and by calling (469) 375-5846.”

The Fairmont

“Enjoy Thanksgiving brunch with a Texas flair featuring locally-sourced ingredients. The brunch will be located in the Fairmont Dallas’ International Ballroom Seating times include 10:30am, 11:00am, 1:30pm and 2:00pm. $69/adults, $34.50/children. For reservations, please visit Wear your cowboy boots or hat to brunch on November 28 for a complimentary mimosa or glass of champagne!”

The Holy Grail Pub

“The four course dinner is anchored by a choice of our popular fried turkey or chili-rubbed lamb offered exclusively for $40 per person and $12 per child under 12 years of age. A four-course drink pairing menu is offered for an additional $15 per person.

Thanksgiving Day Dinner Menu:

Course 1: Appetizer
Brie en Croute with Red Wine Mushrooms and Granny Smith Apples or Smoked Corn Chowder with Chorizo and a Jalapeno Cornbread Waffle

Course 2: Vegetable
Kale and Orange Salad with Cranberry Vin or Roasted Root Vegetables with Goat Cheese Dressing

Course 3: Entree
Fried Turkey Breast with Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes, Almond Green Beans and Smoked Porter Gravy or Chili-rubbed Lamb Chops with Cherry Sauce, Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Drizzle and Brussels Sprouts

Course 4: Dessert
Pumpkin Creme Brulee or Chocolate Cheesecake

Thanksgiving Day Dinner from Noon to 5:30 on Thursday, November 28. Reservations are required can be made by emailing [email protected] or calling 972-377-6633.”