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Thanksgiving Day Celebrations in Boston

Five fantastic Thanksgiving dinners to enjoy this year in Boston.

A popular area to take your holiday party this year is the waterfront coast of New England, especially if you’re visiting Boston. Many restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinners for dine-in and take-out, so you can enjoy the holiday wherever you go. Boston is a foodie city, and during Thanksgiving week, there is no shortage of delicious dinners. With cuisines ranging from seafood specials to traditional Italian feasts, you can find any kind of meal you want for the holiday. If you’re in the area, check out these local hotspots when traveling with your family.

Thanksgiving Dinners in Boston

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse

Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner on the 24th of November from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Guests can enjoy a variety of dishes such as Oven-Roasted Vermont Free-Range Organic Turkey, Yukon Gold Creamy Potatoes, Butternut Squash and Challah Bread Herb Stuffing. For dessert, choose from a selection of Homemade Apple Pie, Vanilla Ice Cream, Pumpkin Pie and Whipped Crème Fraîche. The meal is priced at $85 per adult and $23 per child, with holiday desserts available for an additional cost. Reservations can be made here

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Thanksgiving Pies (Courtesy Davio's Northern Italian Steakhouse)

CLINK

Thanksgiving dinner at CLINK by Chef Daniel Kenney includes a roasted cauliflower and parsnip bisque or organic autumn greens; pasture-raised natural breast of turkey brined with local honey and apples, herb roasted Chatham cod loin or spice roasted acorn squash with ancient grains; and a delectable holiday dessert buffet. The three-course meal is priced at $89. A children’s menu is available for $37 per child. A special to-go feast is available to order and pick up at the Liberty Hotel. Everything is prepped and ready to heat (the turkey is raw and will need to be cooked). Each kit includes a whole pasture-raised turkey, Turkey gravy, Cape Cod cranberry sauce, creamy whipped northeast potatoes, maple-scented butternut squash, blanched green beans with shallot butter and cornbread stuffing. The kit is $550, feeds six to ten people, and can be ordered here.

Para Maria

You won’t only find a traditional Thanksgiving dinner waiting for you in Boston. Some restaurants, such as Para Maria, want to give their customers a taste of something new this holiday season. Located inside the Envoy Hotel in the Seaport District, this restaurant is putting a fresh twist on holiday favorites thanks to its Latin-inspired menu. With your choice of white or dark meat, your turkey will be packed with an extra dose of flavor thanks to its Valencia oranges and rosemary brine. Be sure to add herb-filled sides such as its sage brioche stuffing, whipped garlic potatoes and bacon brussels sprouts to add some spice to your Thanksgiving. Prices for this dinner start at $55.

The Beehive

Thanksgiving can become a party this year when you decide to celebrate at The Beehive in South End. This American restaurant is a popular spot for artsy visitors thanks to its rotation of live music. This Thanksgiving, the party can keep going when you visit for its special Thanksgiving feast. The prix fixe dinner comes with a three-course traditional menu of oven-roasted turkey alongside its special appetizers such as lobster and pumpkin bisque and your favorite fall pie for dessert. Each meal will also be accompanied by live music playing throughout the day, so you’ll never be bored during this feast. Prices for this dinner start at $85.

75 Chestnut

There’s one restaurant in Beacon Hill that’s sure to bring the family together this Thanksgiving, thanks to its cozy atmosphere and delicious flavors. 75 Chestnut is easy to find thanks to the address in its name, and you’ll also find a casual bistro waiting for you inside. This Thanksgiving, it’s created the perfect fall menu for visitors to enjoy the perfect holiday dinner without the frills of an elegant restaurant. Enjoy an oven-roasted turkey served with walnut stuffing, butternut squash puree and other hearty vegetable sides. If you want to eat something other than turkey, enjoy their fall spin on favorite dishes such as pumpkin ravioli or an “Autumn Salad” filled with native greens. Prices for this dinner start at $95. 

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Thanksgiving Dinner (Courtesy 75 Chestnut)

Ramsay’s Kitchen

Ramsay’s Kitchen by Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay is open on Thanksgiving Day. The newly opened restaurant is located inside Mandarin Oriental Boston. The special Thanksgiving meal costs $70 per person with a $55 wine pairing option and includes Butternut Soup, Turkey Dinner and Pumpkin Pie.

Deuxave

Suppose you want a taste of the finer things in life this Thanksgiving, head to Deuxave in Back Bay. This restaurant delivers modern French cuisine against the beauty of Boston’s nearby neighborhoods, making every meal a class act. Your Thanksgiving dinner will have the perfect touch of style when you visit, as it’s created a holiday menu combined with its traditional class. Enjoy a Misty Knoll Farm turkey served with cornbread sausage stuffing and a green bean casserole, or you can combine all your favorite birds with their Misty Knoll turducken with Robuchon potatoes and turnip and butternut squash. Prices for this dinner start at $125.

Rosa Mexicano

Add some spice to your Thanksgiving dinner at Rosa Mexicano and enjoy your meal as dine-in or takeout. The restaurant has two specials exclusively for the holiday—a main course and a special dessert. The main course is priced at $38 and includes ancho chile roasted turkey with a choice of traditional gravy or mole poblano. It is served with cranberry salsa, sweet plantain-huitlacoche stuffing, Mexican potatoes and roasted fall vegetables. The dessert is priced at $8 and includes calabaza (pumpkin) pie with whipped cream or Manzana (apple) pie with vanilla ice cream.

Fireside Grille

Just a short drive away from Boston, Fireside Grille has a special menu exclusively for Thanksgiving Day. Menu items are priced a la carte so that you can order as much or as little as your appetite demands. The menu includes specials like the Chicken and Cranberry Flatbread, Fresh New England Haddock, Baked Stuffed Shrimp, Warm Apple Crisp and Pumpkin Pie A La Mode.

Precinct Kitchen + Bar

If your trip to Boston takes you to Hotel AKA in Back Bay, be sure to stick around on Thanksgiving Day for their holiday feast. The hotel’s restaurant Precinct Kitchen + Bar, creates a relaxed atmosphere for customers inside an old police headquarters, so you don’t have to worry about getting dressed up for the occasion. It offers both a buffet and select entrees for customers to enjoy on Thanksgiving, allowing you to have your choice of favorite dishes. Its oven-roasted turkey comes with cornbread stuffing, buttermilk potatoes and gravy, but you can add on other flavors, such as their charcuterie and raw bar options or a green bean and mushroom casserole. Prices for this dinner start at $92. 

Charcuterie at Precinct Kitchen + Bar Boston | WHERE Traveler®
Charcuterie at Precinct Kitchen + Bar (Courtesy Thanh L.)