The joys of Thanksgiving at a restaurant are real: No cooking, no cleaning, and a guaranteed limit to the amount of time the family celebration can last. This Thanksgiving, on Thursday, November 28, Seattle chefs far and wide are busting out decadent buffets with traditional dishes, Asian-fusion fare and seafood galore. From Ballard to the Eastside, here’s where to find some of the best Thanksgiving dinners in Seattle for 2019.Read More
14 Great Places to Eat Around Seattle on Thanksgiving 2019
From Asian twists to Italian feasts to classic pumpkin pie and turkey
From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. November 28, Ballard diners can indulge in Samara’s four-course Thanksgiving meal, featuring a heritage turkey dinner with sourdough stuffing, mashed potatoes, and giblet gravy. Baked kabocha squash with sage bread pudding and oven-roasted king salmon with grilled beets make appealing vegetarian and pescatarian options. Dinner is $65 per person.
Sticking to its Italian roots, Agrodolce’s pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu is stacked with caramelized onion crostada, squash cavatelli with crispy prosciutto, turkey breast involtini, and pumpkin cannoli for dessert. Dinner is $75 per person and vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
3. Cafe Flora
Here’s a novel idea: How about a holiday dinner that doesn’t induce meat sweats and regret? Everyone’s favorite Madison Valley vegetable emporium is offering its annual prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with options available for vegetarians, vegans, and even gluten-free diners. Pale imitations like tofurkey are set aside for dishes such as delicate squash with mushroom-chestnut gravy and cranberry apple corn cake.
4. Daniel's Broiler
The Schwartz Brothers group is hosting Thanksgiving at each of its four Daniel’s Broiler locations: South Lake Union, Leschi, Bellevue, and Downtown. The Hyatt Regency location will be hosting a traditional, buffet dinner for $60 while the other three locations are hosting a four-course meal for the same price. Roast turkey, smoked ham, maple-glazed yams and pumpkin pie are a few menu samples. First seating is at noon, and kids under five eat free while a meal for children aged six to ten is just $20.
5. The Lakehouse
Chef Jason Wilson’s sleek Eastside farm-to-table restaurant is serving a three-course Thanksgiving feast showcasing all the expected traditional dishes — roasted squash, turkey with cranberry chutney, pumpkin pie — alongside some intriguing twists, like smoked salmon roe-filled deviled eggs and apple stuffing as a side.
6. Lost Lake Cafe and Lounge
This hip 24-hour diner has become a go-to holiday retreat for city-dwellers. Along with a modified menu offered all day, there’s a Thanksgiving feast of cider-brined turkey, honey-glazed ham, and cheesy, vegetarian lasagna. Yes, there’s pumpkin pie, but more importantly there’s a pumpkin pie milkshake with an optional shot of rum.
7. Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
The special Thanksgiving brunch at this Bellevue steakhouse features dishes such as brown butter pumpkin spice waffles and scotch eggs Benedict, accompanied by a build-your-own-bloody-mary bar. Traditional entrees and sides are given an Asian-fusion twist, including the curry-roasted cauliflower steak, char siu honey-glazed pork belly, and yuzu cranberry sauce. Brunch takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is $95 per adult ($35 for children 12 and under).
8. Miller's Guild
In Denny Triangle, Hotel Max’s chic restaurant is offering a decadent Thanksgiving dinner menu with starters like pork pate croquettes accompanied by classics such as butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, and pecan pie. The three-course meal is $89 for adults and $48 for kids 12 and under.
9. Shaker and Spear
The Kimpton Palladian’s sharp downtown restaurant typically focuses on PNW seafood, so diners can still get their fill of the usual menu on November 28. But, for Thanksgiving, there’s also a special plate of sage-roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and sausage stuffing, as well as a dessert offering of ginger snap pumpkin pie with vanilla whipped cream. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the Thanksgiving specials will be available as long as supplies last.
If Thanksgiving is the one day a year to loosen belts at the dinner table and go all out, this sophisticated downtown eatery, inspired by the French food and wine of Burgundy, may be just the place to do it. Nothing screams holiday decadence like king salmon tartare and Maine lobster pot pie, alongside wine pairings selected by knowledgeable sommeliers.
11. Wild Ginger
This longstanding restaurant, known for its Asian-fusion fare and impressive wine list, will be open for Thanksgiving, serving its regular menu and some special dishes at its downtown location. Instead of rosemary and thyme, here the turkey will be seasoned with five spice and turmeric and accompanied by pork sticky rice. Other twists include curry kabocha and wok-fried Brussels sprouts.
12. Goldfinch Tavern
The Four Seasons’ fashionable restaurant-with-a-view will be serving a classic Thanksgiving feast from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. (reservations required) as well as a holiday brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dinner dishes include turkey breast, crispy Brussels sprouts, and pumpkin risotto, while Northwest favorites such as oysters and crab cakes are on both menus. The three-course dinner is $135 per adult, and the brunch buffet is $65. Both options are $35 for kids 12 and under.
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Hotel Monaco’s eclectic restaurant is leaning into the Thanksgiving decadence this year with a brunch buffet from noon to 8 p.m., featuring a blend of American and Filipino dishes, such as apple and endive salad, pork longaniza, braised turkey legs and cranberry upside-down cake. It’s $65 per adult and $25 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are highly recommended.
14. 13 Coins
13 Coins is celebrating its second Thanksgiving dinner at its Pioneer Square location. The $39.99 menu ($19.99 for kids 12 and under) remains relatively the same, with the likes of butternut squash soup, roast turkey with all the fixin’s, and pumpkin pie. Reservations are available for parties of 6 or more, and the feast is also available at 13 Coins’s Sea-Tac and Bellevue restaurants.