It's easy to forget, in the rush of shopping, cooking, and traveling, that the holidays are meant to be relaxing. So, if you are dreading chore of cooking and cleaning up after your Thanksgiving Day meal, why not leave the dirty work to someone else by making a reservation at a hotel restaurant.
New York City
The Thanksgiving feast at the InterContinental Barclay offers a tasty buffet of local, natural and organic food with a turkey and ham carving station, seafood, smoked meats, soups, salads, hot entrèe selections that include Amish free-range organic roasted chicken breast with morel sauce, and pistachio-crusted organic farm-raised bronzini with lemon and pink peppercorn sauce. Dessert offerings include pumpkin pie, and chocolate and pecan tart. You may also like to partake of the Barclay Bar's collection of 92 different Calvados labels or the collection of more than 100 martinis and cocktails. Thanksgiving seatings are from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the price is $75 per adult, $30 for children ages 4 through 12. You can make reservations through OpenTable.
Rates start at $329 on Thanksgiving night.
At the Americano restaurant in the luxury waterfront Hotel Vitale a three-course menu by Executive Chef Kory Stewart will be available in three seatings: at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. The cost is $75 per person (or $105 with wine pairings) and choices include: apple, chestnut and celery root soup with bacon hazelnut pesto and roasted quail with brussel sprouts, toasted walnuts and artichoke puree for first course; seared diver scallops with brown butter and vanilla sweet potato puree, or Ribeye with savory gorgonzola bread pudding, spinach and porcini sauce for second course, and pumpkin pie tartlettes with candy cap mushroom meringue or apple fritters with maple-bourbon ice cream for dessert.
You can make reservations through the website's OpenTable link, or by calling 415-278-3777 and, if you need to spend the night at the hotel to sleep the dinner and wine off, rates start at $269.
Special Thanksgiving menus will be available at the various restaurants throughout the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa including Ceres, Carmel Room, The Rampart Buffet and Promenade Cafe.
A Thanksgiving Day brunch will be offered at Ceres from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include breakfast pastries, salads, antipasti, and omelet and carving stations, roast turkey, and sweet potato flan. Brunch costs $49.99 for adults; $24 for children 12 years and under. For reservations, call 702-869-7381
At the Carmel Room, a three-course menu will be served from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will cost $49.99 per person. The menu includes a choice of butternut squash bisque or autumn greens to start; traditional roast turkey, prime rib of beef, or pan-seared king salmon as the entrée, and maple pecan tart, pumpkin pie or chocolate banana mousse for dessert. Make reservations by calling 702-507-5955.
Nightly rates start at $135.
The award-winning David Burke Primehouse at The James Chicago won’t deprive Thanksgiving guests of the prime dry-aged steaks that its reputation is built upon, but it will also offer traditional holiday favorites (all day) such as butternut squash soup with a curry crème fraiche; roasted turkey breast and leg confit with giblet gravy, and sweet potato mac & cheese.
Other highlights include a surf & turf appetizer with lobster dumplings and beef short rib dumplings, and a cider-brined pork chop entrée with maple black pepper chutney. The menu is priced at a reasonable $58 per person; $19 for ages 12 & under (entrée & dessert only). Children 5 and under eat free.
Rates start at $127 a night.
The St. Regis is offering a Thanksgiving buffet at their Astor Court restaurant. Brunch will be available between 11.30 a.m. and 4 p.m., and dinner from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The menu includes such dishes as Southern style red potato salad with fresh dill; fresh caviar, seafood and sushi, and salt crusted prime rib with thyme infused jus, horseradish cream and soft brioche rolls. Dessert offerings include sweet potato cheesecake and a pear and almond tart with caramel chantilly and roasted apple. Be sure to add on a signature West Paces Bloody Mary. The price tag, however, is steep: $125 per person or $59 per child 12 and under.
Nightly rates at the St. Regis Atlanta start at $429.