Maybe you don’t feel like cooking, and you’ve had enough sitting at home to last a lifetime. If that’s the case, here’s a quick roundup of places will be serving up Thanksgiving dinner right.
Saint & Second: 4828 E. Second St.
Prix Fixe—reservations required, $49 per adult, $19 per child under 12 (Beverage, tax, gratuity not included). Saint & Second in Belmont Shore will be offering a choice of spice-rubbed Distel “range grown” turkey; molasses and brown sugar Duroc ham; or house-smoked all-natural tri-tip steak. Accompanying these delectable dishes will be andouille sausage and brioche stuffing with thyme, créme fraíche mashed potatoes, sautéed green beans with almonds, and maple mashed sweet potatoes. To finish, how can you say no to pumpkin pie with fresh whipped cream?
Wood & Salt Tavern, 4262 Atlantic Ave.
Prix Fixe —buy tickets online, at woodsalt.com. $70 per adult, $35 per child under 12 (Beverage, tax, gratuity not included). Wood & Salt in Bixby Knolls is offering a three-course meal that includes a complementary glass of Prosecco, and “table snacks.” First course: Choose from creamy potato soup, fall harvest salad, or bread & cheese. Second course: Choose from roasted turkey, wild mushroom ravioli, or grilled salmon. Third course: Pumpkin pie, or tiramisu. The event is sure to sell out, so buy your tickets fast.
Ellie’s, 204 Orange Ave.
$55 per person, 3 p.m. seating (one seating only). Reservations are recommended (call 562-437-4837) but not required. Ellie’s will be serving a real prix fixe menu, with no choices, but you know every bite is going to be a memorable, perfectly seasoned morsel. The menu: Turkey Roulade with buttered mashed potatoes, spicy sausage stuffing, topped with turkey gravy and a cranberry gastrique. If this sounds like your cut of turkey, but would rather stay home —or you would like to share with a loved one a beautiful Thanksgiving meal but visiting the restaurant will be impossible, fear not! Ellie’s is offering this same meal to-go. It will be available for the same price ($55 per person) and there are three different pickup times on Thanksgiving Day. Pre-orders are required. Please contact Ellies to find out what the pickup times will be.
Ahimsa 340 E. Fourth St.
Reservations recommended for seating or to reserve a meal. Call (424-501-4621) Ahimsa is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving for a three course vegan dinner at $19.95. First course: Green salad with dressing, butternut squash soup, bread and butter. Second course: Turkey (soy and wheat based), mashed potatoes with gravy & stuffing with sides of corn on the cob and candied yams. Third course: Pumpkin pie cheese cake, and wash it all down with a spiced apple cider.
555 East American Steakhouse
The steakhouse is offering a prix-fixe menu at $68 per adult and $25 for children under 12. Reservations are required. Call 562-437-0626, or via their website. The meal is a three course traditional Thanksgiving dinner that is sure to please this holiday season. First course: Choose from clam chowder or mix organic greens. Second course: Choose from roasted turkey or spiral cut ham. Both come with homemade cornbread stuffing, roasting garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, candied yams and sage turkey gravy to top it off. Third course: Pumpkin cheesecake or if that’s not your style, old fashioned chocolate cake to seal the deal.
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