The holiday season rapidly approaches, and while COVID may have changed your Thanksgiving guest list, your holiday menu doesn't have to. From roasted turkey breast with fresh cranberry sauce to roasted fall vegetables and sweet potato casserole, all of your favorite dishes of the season are available to enjoy - you don't even have to do the cooking!
Houstonians rejoice, for some of our city's best eateries are offering Thanksgiving feasts for dine-in and takeout. We've curated a list of the best restaurant options for your holiday dinner plans, no matter if you prefer an in-person experience or a socially distant meal at home.
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1800 Post Oak Blvd. / Website
Curated by Executive Chef Robert Del Grande & owner Benjamin Berg, this $250 Thanksgiving experience kicks off with complimentary champagne or a Kir Royale cocktail. Next, you’ll be served a plate of appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, including lobster cocktail and oysters on the half shell. Starter options include Belgian endive and persimmon salad or chestnut soup. For entrees, there is heritage turkey, beef tenderloin or Chilean sea bass with traditional Thanksgiving sides of cornbread stuffing and roasted sweet potatoes. It's your choice of classic dessert from pumpkin pie to cheesecake or sweet potato bread pudding. Service runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. as Turner calls on classic atmosphere with live piano music and white glove service.
Bloom & Bee
1600 W Loop S. / Website
Post Oak Hotel houses this chic restaurant with fresh, seasonal fare. For Thanksgiving, they offer a four-course, prix-fixe menu with all of your holiday favorites. Menu items include butternut squash soup with maple cream, apple cider-brined turkey roulade, corn bread stuffing, sweet potato gratin and buttermilk mashed potatoes, with a dessert option of pecan or pumpkin pie. At $75 per person, it's a deal to be thankful for.
Brenner's on the Bayou
1 Birdsall St. / Website
This famous Houston steakhouse can help you celebrate Thanksgiving without having to lift a finger. Brenner’s will open at 4 p.m. with a prix-fixe menu of traditional Thanksgiving dishes. For $65 per person, Ooptions include roasted turkey breast with foie gras cornbread stuffing, croissant bread pudding with bourbon ice cream and more. If you’re looking to dine at home, you can still enjoy a feast without spending time in the kitchen. Brenner’s on the Bayou offers its full Thanksgiving menu to-go. Be sure to place your order by Monday, November 23.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant
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1814 Washington Ave. / Website
This high-end steakhouse in a vintage bakery just may be the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving dinner. B&B Butchers & Restaurant will offer a three-course, pre-fixe menu of $75. For your main course, choose between the delicious roasted prime rib with horseradish or the classic roasted turkey with stuffing and giblet gravy. For a side dish or two, order the roasted brussels sprouts, sweet yams, cranberry sauce or corn souffle. Prefer to dine at home? The menu is also available for to-go orders with curbside pickup on Thanksgiving day from 10 a.m. 9 p.m.
Kenny & Ziggy’s New York Delicatessen
2327 Post Oak Blvd. / Website
For a homestyle Thanksgiving meal without any of the prep work, grab Kenny & Ziggy’s Thanksgiving dinner to-go. At $275, the meal serves 10 to 12 people with a 16-pound roasted turkey, two quarts of gravy, wild mushroom and chestnut stuffing, cranberry pineapple nut relish, apple pie and two sides of your choice. Additional items are available a la carte, like cream cheese-stuffed dates wrapped in pastrami. Place your order by November 19, and allow 48 hours before pick up.
Brasserie du Parc
1440 Lamar St. / Website
Enjoy a festive menu, dine-in or takeout, at this upscale French eatery. The cafe focuses on top-quality ingredients to create a meal as good as homemade. Their holiday prix-fixe menu is extensive for an affordable price of $42 per adult or $ 20 per child. There are many entree options ranging from a more traditional roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and cognac gravy, to a fall vegetable risotto with truffle oil and aged parmesan. Featured on the dessert menu is a caramelized apple crepe with vanilla mascarpone and vanilla ice cream, as well as pecan vanilla pie with bourbon caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream. Brasserie du Parc will be open noon to 7:30 p.m. Thanksgiving day, but takeout orders must be placed on or before November 23.
Photography by: Jay L. Clendenin