Thanksgiving Day dining options in Palm Beach County


Finding ample dining options on Thanksgiving Day is not as easy as you might think. This is a day when many favorite local spots go dark, when it’s assumed we’d rather enjoy feasting at home with family, roasting our own turkey and fussing over sides.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a home cook’s favorite holiday.

But if you’d rather not cook (or get stuck with a mountain of dishes to wash), you may want to consider any of the following Thanksgiving menus offered locally.

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AVOCADO GRILL

This new, buzzy eatery in downtown West Palm Beach is serving Thanksgiving dinner with a healthy twist. Chef/owner Julien Gremaud has created a special three-course, prix fixe menu that includes a choice of traditional offerings (turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans) or a lightened-up feast of turkey, quinoa, braised kale, roasted tomatoes, green beans and sweet potatoes.

There are also fresh starters (such as grilled avocado wedges with spiced mango and watermelon, chickpea and quinoa, tuna-avocado spring rolls and a mushroom fricassee over cheddar grits), and nontraditional entrees such as short rib-stuffed shells with gorgonzola, organic salmon, sweet potato-crusted mahi, grilled hanger steak with chimichurri and grilled prime burger on a brioche.

For dessert: Lime Ginger Crème Brulee, Passion Fruit Tiramisu, Peanut Butter Chocolate Macadamia Nut Brownie and Pecan Pie.

The Thanksgiving Day prix fixe menu is $38 per person, plus tax and tip. It will be served from 3 to 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.

Avocado Grill: 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822; AvocadoGrillWPB.com

PISTACHE

Downtown West Palm’s popular French bistro is whipping up a traditional holiday dinner Thanksgiving Day. The three-course menu, served from 3 p.m., costs $45 per person ($19 for kids), plus tax and tip.

On the menu: Starters include onion soup gratinee, Burgundy escargots, Maytag blue cheese salad, and wild mushroom risotto. Entrées include Heritage farm roast turkey with chestnut brioche stuffing, cauliflower-Brussels sprouts hash, sweet potato puree and parsnip crisps, black grouper, Beef Bourguignon and steak frites.

For dessert: apple pie with spiced honey sauce, pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream, warm molten chocolate cake with a gooey center, pistachio crème brûlée with candied pistachios and dark chocolate mousse.

Pistache French Bistro: 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090; PistacheWPB.com

CAFÉ BOULUD

Thanksgiving meal will be a splendid affair at Daniel Boulud’s Palm Beach café: a Heritage breed turkey prepared three ways, served with seasonal, locally harvested sides and a choice of dessert.

The holiday meal, which costs $79 per person ($36 for kids 10 and younger), will be served from 1 to 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly suggested.

Cafe Boulud: at the Brazilian Court, 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-6060; CafeBoulud.com/palmbeach

DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE

This comfy, well-attended eatery will serve a three-course, prix fixe menu Thanksgiving Day from 5 to 9 p.m.

On the menu: butternut squash bisque starter, a main course of carved turkey with cornbread stuffing and a choice of two sides (roasted garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, shaved Brussels sprouts with bacon, sweet potato casserole), plus a dessert choice of pumpkin or pecan pie.

The prix fixe costs $42 per person, plus tax and tip.

Del Frisco’s Grille: 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 300, Palm Beach; 561-557-2552; DelFriscosGrille.com

BISTRO TEN ZERO ONE

This inspired eatery is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet that’s open from noon to 5 p.m.

On the spread: a carving station offering roast turkey, bourbon-glazed ham, salt-crusted prime rib, entrees including brandy-marinated pork chop and Champagne-brined chicken, a variety of side dishes, raw bar (oysters, king crab legs, peel-and-eat shrimp, mussels), salad and antipasti items, plus desserts (pecan, key lime, pumpkin and apple pies, cheesecake and cobbler).

The holiday buffet costs $55 per person. Reservations will be accepted by phone or via OpenTable.com.

Bistro Ten Zero One: 1001 Okeechobee Blvd. West Palm Beach; 561-209-3353; Bistro1001.com

THE CAPITAL GRILLE

The steak house chain is serving a special Thanksgiving Day menu as well as its full a la carte offerings from noon to 9 p.m.

On the holiday menu: roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds, mashed potatoes and cranberry-pear chutney.

The special menu costs $36 per person ($15 for kids 12 and younger). Thanksgiving dessert (pumpkin cheesecake) is sold separately at $10 per person.

Reservations are recommended.

The Capital Grille: 11365 Legacy Ave. (at Legacy Place), Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-4994; TheCapitalGrille.com

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SEASONS 52

This popular, upscale chain eatery has quite the deal: a full traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $26.95, plus tax and tip (a children’s menu is also offered).

The special menu: Plainville Farms roasted turkey, traditional herb stuffing, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, French green beans, cranberry relish and a pumpkin pie mini indulgence dessert.

Dinner will be served until 8 p.m. Reservations are recommended.

Seasons 52 has locations in Boca Raton (2300 NW Executive Center Dr.; 561-998-9952) and Palm Beach Gardens (11611 Ellison Wilson Rd.; 561-625-5852); Seasons52.com.

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III FORKS

The national steak house with a location in Palm Beach Gardens is serving a special four-course dinner from 2 to 9 p.m. Thanksgiving Day.

To start, there’s tomato-basil soup that’s made with tenderloin beef stock (for lobster bisque, add $5), followed by a salad topped with green apples, Wisconsin blue cheese and toasted pecans. For the main course, there’s a spice-rubbed turkey with giblet gravy, sausage-sage cornbread stuffing, cranberry-orange relish, creamed potatoes, glazed yams and roasted fall veggies.

Other entrées include beef tenderloin in shallot-thyme demi-glace with whipped potatoes, creamed corn and roasted vegetables, or maple-glazed salmon with coconut jasmine rice and veggies. For the sweet finale, choose from III Forks’ full dessert table.

The prix fixe meal is $46.95 for adults. For kids under 12, a meal of soup or salad, entrée and dessert costs $16.95. Prices include tea and coffee, but exclude tax and tip.

III Forks: 4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561-630-3660; IIIForks.com

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