Yesterday, Eater brought you a list of fine establishments where you can purchase a roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, pie and all the fixin's up to the very last minute. Today, we've got help for anyone who plans to dine out. Here's a list of Bay Area restaurants that will be open for business on Thanksgiving Day. Many of these spots will be serving special holiday items (Michael Mina stuffing 'sandwiches,' anyone?), and some of them are serving Normal Rockwell family dinners. None of them require a turkey baster.Read More
The Eater SF Thanksgiving Dinner Heatmap
Top of the Mark @ InterContinental Mark Hopkins
At the InterContinental, you can eat roasted free range turkey with cranberry-orange chutney and gravy, while listening to live pianists from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ricardo Scales plus Bourbon pecan pie is really not bad for a last minute plan. Brunch and dinner buffet is $105 for adults, $59 for children.
One Market Restaurant
Chef Mark Dommen's three-course prix fixe includes options like a roasted turkey with a hearty cornbread stuffing, shallot thyme gravy and seasonal root vegetables. Seatings are available from 1 p.m. to 8:15 pm, $62 per person.
Chef Daniel Corey starts a four course holiday meal with a lobster salad before moving guests on to a hearty turkey breast with truffles and leg confit. Or, skip the bird altogether and opt for a beef filet or Petrale sole and caramelized squash mousse with gingerbread for dessert. $65 per person, $32 for the kids table.
Chef Adam Mali has put together a holiday menu with all the fixings: turkey or pork loin with sides like brown sugar glazed yams, caramelized brussels sprouts and stuffing made with bread from Della Fattoria. Vegans can indulge as well with “Tofurkey” and sides of butternut squash and kale. Four course prix-fixe, $75 per person.
Escape from turkey-and-gravy-pounding madness with a Vietnamese Thanksgiving. Le Colonial is serving its regular menu plus Thanksgiving specials like grilled turkey meatballs, a quail stuffed with sesame-infused lop cheong sticky rice, and a pumpkin cheesecake for dessert. Lunch from 11:30 am to 2:30 p.m., and dinner from 4 to 10 p.m.
The 3-course feast ($74, 4 to 8:30 p.m.) begins with an oyster chowder with smoked bacon, or a warm butternut squash soup with black walnut gnocchi. Proceed to roasted game hen or go totally atypical with rib eye, arctic char and sea scallops. Desserts like pumpkin cake with white chocolate mousse wrap things up.
Burritt Room + Tavern
A simple, yet surprising menu includes butternut squash soup with a duck confit dumpling, lemon and thyme roasted turkey breast with creamy giblet gravy and for dessert a pumpkin tart with burnt maple marshmallow and orange crème fraîche ice cream. Three courses, $75 per person, 5:30 to 10 p.m.
The Plant Cafe Organic
At the Pier 3 location of The Plant, a four course meal ($55, $25 for kids) includes options like sweet potato soup with a burnt marshmallow topping, turkey with mashed potatoes, and for a vegetarian entrée, a roasted root vegetable roulade with lentils. Heads up, they are all booked with reservations, but some tables are set aside for walk-ins. Desserts like their pumpkin or pecan pies (vegan versions available) or vegan pumpkin caramel cupcakes are also available to take home.
Presidio Social Club
Presidio Social Club is sticking to the classics. A three-course meal includes roasted turkey with sides of stuffing, cranberry sauce, pickled beets, as well as a butter lettuce salad topped with persimmons. Oysters on the half shell and Dungeness crab round out the menu, which ends up with bourbon pecan pie or a slice of pumpkin cheesecake. ($49 per person, $75 with wine pairings).
Velvet Room @ Clift Hotel
The four-course menu created by Chef Thomas Weibull keeps with tradition: an oven roasted turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy and sweet cranberry sauce. For dessert, things take a French turn with pumpkin mascarpone crème brulee and spiced macaroons. $75 per person, two seatings at 4pm and 7pm.
The menu includes slight Asian nods. Turkey breast or leg confit comes with lop cheong sticky rice, ginger-cranberry relish, and mushroom sauce made with truffled shiimenji. For dessert things get classic with apple, pecan or pumpkin pie. ($50 per person).
A Dungeness crab salad and scallops with black truffle are the prelude to the turkey, or beef rib-eye if that's your jam. Sides include stuffing ‘sandwiches’ and sweet potatoes with candied pecans. Desserts options include butternut squash spice cake and a caramel apple with mulled cider. ($125 per person, with beverage pairing $75).
At Cocotte (formerly Hyde Street Bistro), dinner begins with an appetizer of muscovy duck or a seafood “cassolette.” You can choose from turkey, filet mignon or seabass for the main course, and because this is a French restaurant, banana crème brulee is on the dessert menu in addition to pecan and pumpkin pie. ($69 per person).
The three course holiday meal gives a multitude of options with starters like butternut squash ravioli, entrées such as lobster risotto, wild salmon, bacon wrapped pork tenderloin, and turkey, of course. For dessert they have an orange crème brulee or ginger bread topped with pumpkin ice cream. $57.50 per person, $29.50 for children.
While the restaurant is closed for Thanksgiving, one can enjoy an entire Southern-style holiday meal from chef Justin Simoneaux in the comforts of their own home. Pick roasted or deep fried turkey to go with giblet gravy, collard greens, cornbread stuffing, candied yams, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin or pecan pie. Feeds 8 to 10 people for $325. Pick up from 9 a.m. to noon.
Chef Clint Davies oversees a Maine lobster boil served with fingerling potatoes and green beans. Turkey will also be in the house. ($45 per person, 2 to 7 p.m.)
Carneros Bistro & Wine Bar
Four courses from Chef Andrew Wilson include a butternut squash soup with candied bacon, entrées such as turkey with mashed potatoes and brioche dressing or seared scallops with truffled cauliflower puree. Wrap it up with pie or a caramel apple bread pudding. $55 per person, $30 for children.
Here, Thanksgiving commences with crispy popcorn shrimp dipped in sriracha aioli, a heritage turkey with Southern cornbread stuffing, roasted root vegetable and hot buttered biscuits. Vegetarians will dig the leek and wild mushroom bread pudding entree paired with a honeycrisp apple compote. There's also pineapple quince upside cake for dessert. $55 per person, $25 for people under 5 years of age. Noon to 7 p.m.