Blessing and chef de cuisine Jérôme
LeGras quell any Thanksgiving Day cooking anxiety with their carefully crafted,
three course prix fixe menu at Aujourd’hui. They’ll be offering options
like chestnut bisque with caramelized shallots and port reduction; espresso
braised shortrib with celery root puree, heirloom carrots and truffle reduction;
and slow roasted tom turkey with all the trimmings, traditional giblet gravy
and cranberry-tangerine relish. Save room for desserts like bittersweet chocolate
mousse torte; and English toffee bread pudding from pastry chef Tim
Fonseca. Dinner costs $78 per person not including tax and gratuity and
$39 for children. Call 617.351.2071 for reservations and more information.
One at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown Crossing welcomes guests for a family
style Thanksgiving dinner on the 25th. Chef Brad
Ozerdem will be making spiced butternut squash bisque; fresh Vermont turkey
with giblet gravy traditional sage dressing; spiced roasted yams; and traditional
pumpkin pie. Dinner, which will be available from 12:00-10:00pm, costs $31.95
per person (not including tax and gratuity). Children ages 4 to 12, are half
price and children 3 and under are free. Reservations are strongly recommended,
so call 617.422.5579.
Boston Harbor Hotel
Bruce of Meritage
offers his own take on a traditional New England Thanksgiving at the Boston
Harbor Hotel. Guests can enjoy the beautiful harbor view from the Atlantic
Room while indulging in specialties like cider-basted roasted turkey with giblet
gravy; pastry wrapped salmon and scallops with champagne saffron cream; and
maple glazed baked bone in ham with a Riesling green apple sauce. Make reservations
for dinner between 11:00am-7:00pm. It costs $69.50 per person ($35 for children
under ten, and children under three are complimentary). Call 617.439.7000 to
make reservations and to get more information.
Café Fleuri’s Thanksgiving celebration includes their award-winning brunch,
live musical entertainment, balloon artists and ten buffet stations, including
a specially designed kids’ station and the ever-popular dessert station.
On Thanksgiving Day, chef John
Lambiase‘s brunch is available from 11:30am until 5:00pm. Brunch costs $58
for adults, $25 for children under the age of 12 and free for children under
four. Reservations, which are strongly recommended, can be made by calling 617.956.8751.
Rabin welcomes guests to enjoy a complimentary buffet of pates, cheeses
and smoked fish in the Bistro before heading in to the dining room for a traditional
Thanksgiving feast complete with all the trimmings. As Chillingsworth’s
seasonal swan song (they close for the season on the following Sunday), Thanksgiving
is one of the last opportunities to enjoy Rabin’s cooking until spring.
Call 508.896.3640 for reservations at either of two midday seatings.
Brennan celebrates his first Thanksgiving at Excelsior
with a six-course menu, available from 1:00-9:00pm. The menu features dishes
like applewood smoked Scottish salmon Waldorf salad; free range roasted turkey
served with chestnut corn pone dressing, orange-honey sweetened Cape Cod cranberries,
gold potatoes Chantilly, walnut buttered haricot verts, barely creamed pearl
onions and forest mushrooms and smoked giblet gravy; and pumpkin panna cotta
from pastry chef Kilian
Weigand. Dinner costs $75 per person, or $100 per person with paired wines.
Call Excelsior at 617.426.7878 for reservations and additional information.
23 & Bar
specially designed Thanksgiving menu will be offered in addition to the regular
menu at Grill
23 & Bar. Chef Jay
Murray is whipping up dishes like sweet corn soup with lobster fritters,
golden raisins and butternut isle flotante; maple brined and slow roasted turkey
breast & braised leg on cedar autumn roots and peppered Riesling gravy.
Pastry chef Molly
Hanson contributes to the menu with pumpkin Indian pudding with honey-crème
fraîche hard sauce and candied cranberries. Dinner costs $60 per person,
$85 with paired wines. Grill 23 & Bar will be open from 1:00-9:00pm. Reservations
are required and can be made by calling 617.542.2255.
Thanksgiving in Cambridge at Harvest
with either a three or four course menu from chef Keith
Pooler. Appetizing options include spiced Bosc pear with arugula and Maytag
blue cheese fritter; sautéed Nantucket Bay scallops with autumn vegetable
quenelle and watercress salad; sage studded roast turkey breast with buttermilk
mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing and Madeira giblet gravy; and roast venison.
Pastry chef Molly
Hanson adds to the day’s delicacies with desserts like cranberry walnut
galette with bourbon anglaise and fig sauce; apple pot pie with burnt sugar
ice cream; and double chocolate tart with espresso cream and candied orange
zest. The three course menu costs $55 per person ($70 with half glass wine
and $80 will full glass wine pairing) and the four course menu costs $65 per
person ($80 with half glass wine pairing and $90 will full glass wine pairing).
Harvest will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 12:00-8:00pm. Make reservations
by calling 617.868.2255.
at the Langham Hotel will be offering a four course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu
from 2:30-8:00pm. Chef Mark
Sapienza’s menu options include quail confit with haricot verts, hazelnuts
and Anjou pear; pan roasted line caught Chatham cod loin with saffron scented
shell beans, fennel and native calamari stew. Pastry chef John
Quinn will be whipping up spiced pumpkin mousse with cranberry relish and
sable Breton; and warm chocolate cinnamon cake. They’ll also have live
piano entertainment. Dinner costs $79 per person. Call 617.956.8752 for reservations
and additional information.
McClelland has been hard at work designing a menu for L’Espalier’s
Thanksgiving festivities. The multi-course menu features dishes like pâté
of pheasant, foie gras and black truffles with apple and Riesling jelly; sweet
piccalilli; standing rib roast of Red Oaks Farm beef with local forest mushroom
and stewed black kale; Zinfandel, black truffle and marrow sauce; and for the
traditionalists among us roasted fresh free range Vermont turkey with cornbread,
chestnut, quince dressing, Madeira truffle gravy and cranberry relish. Dinner
costs $75 per person with a vintners pairing available for an additional $38.
They’ll be serving dinner from 1:00-8:30pm, so, call 617.262.3023 for
reservations. Ask them about their vegetarian Thanksgiving menu.
Sel de la Terre
Gardner invites guests to spend Thanksgiving at Sel
de la Terre. They’ll be open from 2:00-8:00pm on Thursday, November
25th, so drop in for dishes like truffled forest mushroom soup with grilled
crostini, Provencal boneless beef shortribs with tomato, green olives, potatoes
and onions; and warm chocolate tart with brown sugar ice cream. The three course
prix fixe menu costs $48 per person. Call 617.720.1300 for reservations and
Frasca celebrates Thanksgiving at Spire with
a specially created four-course prix fixe menu. The menu has some of Frasca’s
signature dishes like the Chantenay carrot soup with plumped cranberries, hazelnuts
and Maine lobster in addition to some Spire twists on traditional holiday far
like Monday-brined roast turkey with brioche and foie gras stuffing, sweet
and cranberry-kumquat jam; slow-roasted pork loin with Brussels sprouts, pancetta,
parsnips and prune-armagnac sauce; and heirloom pumpkin pie with lime whipped
cream. Thanksgiving dinner, which will be served from 1:00-6:30pm costs $65
per person or $95 with accompanying wines. Call Spire at 617.772.0202 for reservations.
celebrates Thanksgiving with exceptional holiday specials offered in addition
to their regular seasonal menu. Chef Kevin
Long‘s specials include quick seared Cape Cod bay scallops with caramelized
cauliflower and green apple salad; and split local lobster stuffed with shrimp,
sweet onion and leek fondue and served over housemade noodles. For the traditionalist,
there’s also sage roasted turkey, crisp turkey leg with fresh cranberries,
double smoked bacon stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes. Tosca will be open
12:00-7:00pm. Call 781.740.0080 for reservations and more information.
UpStairs on the Square
Regis and Amanda
Lydon have created a Thanksgiving menu to be served in both the Soiree
Room and the Monday Club Bar at UpStairs
on the Square. Available from 1:00-7:00pm, the menu offers choices like
hand-cut cavatelli with delicata squash and chanterelle mushrooms; roasted farm
raised Vermont turkey; native swordfish with blood orange butter and leaf spinach;
and sage-rubbed pork loin with prunes and armagnac and mashed Macomber turnips.
Save room for desserts options like chocolate espresso cake with Chantilly,
apple cider sorbet with almond financiers and pumpkin and pecan pies with Tahitian
vanilla ice cream. Dinner costs $68 for the four-course menu ($34 for children
under 12). Make reservations, which are required, by calling 617.868.1933.