This Thursday is every foodies favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! Feel like taking a break this year? We’ve got you covered! Here, you’ll find a round up of five local restaurants offering some of the tastiest turkey dishes in town.
For an elegant and classy holiday dining experience, take a trip to Lacroix Restaurant at The Rittenhouse Hotel, where the lovely ambiance is coupled with a tasteful menu filled with holiday specialties. The Thanksgiving menu includes raw bar specialties, seasonal salads, and an assortment of favorites like grilled sourdough, foie gras s’mores khachapuri, and picnic cake with hazelnut herb butter. Guests can also order their choice of turkey, glazed ham, basque crab, sweet potato hash, stuffing, and much more. Their hand carved meat, fish, and hot hors d’oeuvres will exceed your expectations and have you handing the reigns to them every year! 210 W Rittenhouse Square, (215) 790-2533
Located on the corner of 12th and Market, Bank & Bourbon is the perfect destination for a classic, buffet-style Thanksgiving meal. For the appetizer round, you’ll be presented with an array of flavorful options such as roasted squash salad, local cheeses, and whipped ricotta toast with Bartlett pear and raisin chutney. As for the carving station, Bank & Bourbon will offer herb roasted prime rib topped with horseradish sauce, roasted Lancaster turkey drizzled with house gravy, and whole roasted verlasso salmon, served with lemon cucumber yogurt. Fill your plate up with their memorable sides including brioche-sage stuffing, whipped Yukon gold potatoes, green bean almondine, roasted root vegetables, candied yams, and jersey cranberry relish. Save room because their wil be a plentiful assortment of pies including cranberry, sweet potato, pecan, pumpkin, maple-bourbon, almond praline, apple and lemon meringue! 1200 Market Street, 215.231.7300
Square 1682’s new chef Mackenson Horebe is serving up an extraordinary three-course holiday meal you don't want to miss. Attendees will enjoy pleasant portions of kale brussel salad, chilled shrimp, blue hubbard and apple bisque, crispy potato gnocchi and Brussels salad. The entree menu features favorites such as honey roasted Pennsylvania raised turkey, Skin Bay salmon, crusted prime rib, mushroom risotto, and roasted pork loin. To compliment your entree, choose from a variety of seasonal sides like cornbread turkey stuffing, mashed potatos, roasted fall squash, house-made cranberry sauce, and roasted brussel sprouts. Save room for dessert because you dont want to miss the decadent chocolate pecan tart, pumpkin bourbon cheesecake or the beloved Thanksgiving favorite, classic pumpkin pie. $75 per person, 1200 Market Street, 215.231.7300
What used to be a colonial tavern is now a charming restaurant filled with delicious dishes seeped in history and tradition. City Tavern not only offers a warm and cozy holiday feel, but also a delicious pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu. Enjoy the likes of fresh crab cakes and mallard duck sausage, shrimp newburg vol-au-vent, and a fresh garden country salad. The main dish includes roasted free range turkey accompanied by a selection of sides such as sage and marjoram stuffing, smashed red bliss potatoes, sweet potatoes with apples, creamed green beans, and cranberry relish. End your meal with the chocolate mousse cake, fresh fruit cobbler, creme brulee, bread pudding, linzer tart, or the pumpkin pie paired with madeira toast. $97.95 per person, 138 S 2nd St, (215) 413-1443
Looking to switch up your ordinary Thanksgiving meal? Swing by Sofitel and experience a French inspired feast from Chez Colette. Savor their exquisite appetizers which encompass a range of delightful dishes such as a French & American cheese display with date-banana jam and roasted apples paired with blue cheese, spiced pecans and a drizzle of apple cider vinaigrette. For the main platters and meats, try the grilled salmon bay scallop “scampi”, traditional stuffing mixed with fresh herbs, prime rib of beef, and much more. To finish off your meal the right way, order the red-wine poached pear & almond tart, chocolate pot de creme or even the cranberry-walnut bars. $65 per person, 120 S 17th Street, 215.569.8300