Finally, the perfect Thanksgiving meal—without the stress of cooking and the hassle of clean-up.
Whether you’re feeding an entire family or you’re looking for a romantic outing this holiday season, Dallas has a lot of great restaurant options.
Enjoy spending time with the people you love without worrying about the horror of a dry turkey and unimpressed in-laws. Try one of these eight Dallas restaurants for dinner this Thanksgiving.
1) Victory Tavern
Open from noon to 8 p.m., the Victory Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful three-course Thanksgiving meal with your family without breaking the bank.
Though they have yet to release their Thanksgiving menu for 2015, their past menus have included elegant twists on classic Thanksgiving staples. You haven’t truly lived without trying their maple brined turkey, pumpkin ravioli, butternut bisque, smoked brisket tamales, grilled hanger steak, pumpkin pie, and chocolate fig cake.
Price: $35* (half off for kids under 12)
2) Holy Grail Pub
What’s better than a hot Thanksgiving meal? A hot Thanksgiving meal paired with an excellent beer!
The Holy Grail Pub, open from noon to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving, offers a modern take on the traditional Thanksgiving experience, in a family-friendly setting.
In past years, they’ve offered a four-course meal (appetizer, salad, entree, dessert) with options like smoked corn chowder, brie en croute, fried turkey with brown butter mashed potatoes, lamb chops with pumpkin seed sauce, and pumpkin cheesecake.
Don’t forget to make a reservation - 972.377.6633
Price: $35 ($12 for kids under 12; add $15 for beer pairings)
3) Princi Italia
Princi Italia is family-friendly, affordable, and overflowing with modern flair.
Open from noon to 9 p.m., their Thanksgiving dinner menu includes a three-course prix fixe dining experience. Past menus have featured arugula salad with pumpkin and goat cheese, sweet potato-ricotta ravioli, roast turkey breast with sage-pine nut dressing, and seared scallops. And for dessert, caramel sea salt pudding or pumpkin pie.
Price: $38* (half off for kids under 12)
4) Crú Food & Wine Bar
Crú Wine Bar provides the perfect low-key Thanksgiving experience for wine lovers and foodies alike. Open from noon to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Crú offers a three-course prix-fixe menu with tantalizing options.
Choose from savory options like butternut squash bisque, polenta with roasted duck and mushrooms, black cod with mashed sweet potatoes, or roasted turkey breast with cornbread stuffing. Close the evening with the Granny Smith apple bread pudding to give Thanksgiving a whole new twist!
For couples and families open to more extravagant outings this Thanksgiving, the next two options are for you.
5) III Forks
Located on the original III Forks Territory trading post from the 1800s, III Forks brings elegance, history, and a number of impressive dishes to the table.
Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., III Forks’s Thanksgiving menu features a four-course meal including a soup, salad, entree choice, and dessert. Choose from fabulous entree choices like turkey, beef tenderloin, or salmon.
After dinner, close the night with one of their famous dessert options: pumpkin pie torte, chestnut ice cream, chocolate pecan pie, or chocolate caramel crunch cake.
6) Texas Spice
The Omni Hotel in Dallas is known for its impressive quality and charm, and the restaurant inside of it lives up to that reputation.
On Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant offers an impressive brunch from 10 a.m. until 1:45 p.m. Its menu features butternut squash soup, local cheese and sausages, a selection of Texas hog, and slow-roasted Thanksgiving turkey. Start your morning right with a Mimosa, Texas Sangria, or the restaurant’s signature “Texas Spiced” Bloody Mary.
For dinner, Texas Spice offers its regular menu along with a traditional Thanksgiving dinner spread. This Thanksgiving feast, served between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., offers a go-to turkey dinner with stuffing and all the trimmings, butternut squash soup, and either apple or pumpkin pie for dessert.
Price: Brunch- $60 ($19 for kids under 12); Dinner- $32 (Soup and dessert: +$7)
For families looking for fabulous fine dining, sparing no expense, the last two options are for you.
Located within the famous Ritz-Carlton Dallas, Fearing’s was ranked number 1 in Hotel Dining by the Zagat U.S. Hotels, Resorts, and Spas Survey. Yet, there’s no required dress code.
Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and dinner is between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Enjoy options like tangerine-glazed turkey with tortilla dressing, quail “Waldorf salad,” and seared scallops. For dessert, indulge in a dessert trio that includes chocolate pecan pie.
To make a reservation, call 214.922.4848.
Price: $100 ($30 for kids 12 and under)
8) The Mansion Restaurant
Located within the highly esteemed Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek, the Mansion Restaurant offers an impressive dining experience that is hard to rival.
With five seatings available between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., their three-course prix fixe spread features starters like cod brandade ravioli, Texas beef carpaccio, and herb gnocchi. Entrees include organic free-range turkey filled with cornbread-sausage stuffing, scallops, filet mignon, and much more. Close with a dessert buffet featuring apple tarte “paysanne,” pecan pie, and pumpkin cheesecake.
Reservations can be made by calling 214.443.4747.
Skip the Hassle
In 2011, Eater.com estimated that 14 million Americans would eat dinner in restaurants on Thanksgiving Day. Since then, that number has only gone up.
For every budget and every family type, Dallas has restaurant options that are sure to surpass your wildest holiday expectations.
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