Monday, November 18, 2013 , Updated 8:00 a.m., November 28, 2013
Hate to cook? 27 DFW restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner
If you look hard enough, you’ll even find tur-duc-ken ... without having to roast it yourself.
Perhaps you’re looking for a Thanksgiving meal that doesn’t end with a sink full of dishes while your extended family members begin their midafternoon naps. Or maybe you swore off cooking after you burned the potatoes last year. Dozens of restaurants in Dallas-Fort Worth want to do the roasting, stuffing and baking for you this Thanksgiving.
All you’ll need to do is call ahead; reservations are generally required. Specials listed below are for Thanksgiving Day, November 28.
Buca di Beppo: Although they’re also selling to-go food, four DFW locations of Buca di Beppo will serve Thanksgiving in the restaurant. The “feast” includes turkey and gravy, Italian sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce and chocolate chip cannolis for dessert. $49.95 for three people; $89.95 for six. Sides of traditional pasta can be added for $12.95 for a half pan; $18.95 for a large pan. 11 and to 10 p.m. 7843 Park Lane in Dallas – 214-361-8462; 8580 State Highway 121 in Frisco – 972-668-3287; 1104 Town East Mall in Mesquite – 972-279-2822; and 2701 East State Highway 114 in Southlake – 817-749-6262. bucadibeppo.com.
The Capital Grille: In addition to offering the full dinner menu, the Capital Grille will sell a special slow-roasted turkey with butter brioche stuffing served with gravy and cranberry pear chutney. Dessert is pumpkin cheesecake on gingerbread crust. Noon to 9 p.m. $36 for adults, $15 for children 12 and under. 500 Crescent Court in Dallas – 214-303-0500; 800 Main St. in Fort Worth – 817-348-9200; and 7300 Dallas Parkway in Plano – 972-398-2221. capitalgrille.com.
Canary by Gorji: This Mediterranean restaurant serves a three-course Thanksgiving dinner. First course is field greens with vinaigrette; entrée is turkey or pork chop with pomegranate citrus sauce, pistachio fig dressing, mashed potatoes and veggies; and dessert is pumpkin or pecan pie. 5 to 9:30 p.m. 5100 Belt Line Road, Dallas. $30 per person. 972-503-7080. chefgorji.com.
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Central 214: Thanksgiving dinner comes in three courses. Appetizers include roasted butternut squash bisque or organic baby lettuces with vinaigrette; entrees are turkey, Dr Pepper and pineapple glazed ham, redfish filet with shrimp and cream cheese grits, or trompetti pasta; and dessert is pumpkin pie, apple cobbler or chocolate molten cake. 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $42 for adults, $18 for children. 5680 North Central Expressway, Dallas. 214-443-9339. central214.com.
Cook Hall: The W Hotel gastropub offers appetizers like kale Caesar salad and deviled eggs; entrees are trout, turkey or rigatoni with a choice of sides such as sweet potato mash, braised collard greens or cauliflower gratin; and dessert is spiced pumpkin sundaes, butterscotch pudding or devil’s chocolate cake. 1 to 10 p.m. $32 per person. 2440 Victory Lane, Dallas. 214-397-4111. cookhalldallas.com.
Crescent Club at Rosewood Crescent Hotel: A private dining club opens to the public for Thanksgiving at the Crescent Club. Guests can sample the buffet and see views of the Dallas skyline from 17 stories up. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $85 for adults, $40 for children 7 and older, free for children 6 and younger. 200 Crescent Court, Dallas. 214.953.4343. www.rosewoodhotels.com/crescent.
CRÚ: The wine bar with locations in Dallas, Plano and Allen offers a meal for the whole family this Thanksgiving. The three-course menu starts with items like pumpkin mascarpone ravioli. Mains include salmon and braised short ribs. Dessert finishes with Granny Smith apple bread pudding served with salted caramel gelato. Noon to 9 p.m. $36.50 for adults, $18.25 for children 12 and under. 3699 McKinney Ave. in Dallas – 214-526-9463; 7201 Bishop Road in Plano – 972-312-9463; and 842 Market St. in Allen – 972-908-2532. cruwinebar.com.
Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa: A three-course meal starts with Old Bay seasoned fried oysters, the entrée is an individual tur-duc-ken roulade, and dessert is pumpkin spice cheesecake. The cheesecake comes with a Fireball Whiskey crème anglaise. The hotel is also offering Thanksgiving meals via room service “to avoid the familial drama and dishes.” 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. $58. 2332 Leonard St., Dallas. 214-550-9500. hotelzaza.com/dallas.
Fearings: The theme at this Ritz-Carlton restaurant is “bold flavors, no borders.” Lunch and dinner feature a three-course meal with menu items such as roasted pumpkin soup, tangerine-glazed turkey with tortilla dressing, and chocolate pecan pie shooters. 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. $95 for adults, $35 for children 12 and under. 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas. 214-922-4848. fearingsrestaurant.com.
Ferré: A three-course prix fixe meal at Ferré in Fort Worth comes with starters such as fig and cranberry-boursin bruschetta or buttery baby Bibb; entrees like roasted garlic and honey baked turkey breast or Peroni glazed leoncini ham; and desserts such as pumpkin mascarpone tiramisu or dark chocolate mousse cake. Noon to 9 p.m. $37.50 for adults, $18.75 for children 12 and under. 215 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth. 817-332-0033. ferrerestaurant.com.
Four Seasons Resort and Club: Café on the Green offers buffets for brunch and dinner with items like oysters, ceviche, butternut squash bisque, prime rib, baked turkey and walnut apple stuffing. 10:30 a.m to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $72 for adults, $35 for children 6-12, free for children under 6. 4150 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving. Breakfast is also available, from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m., with a la carte pricing. 972-717-2420. fourseasons.com/dallas.
Highland Park Cafeteria: Open on Thanksgiving but also offering to-go, Highland Park Cafeteria is serving roast turkey, ham, cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, squash casserole, green beans, mashed potatoes, candied yams and pies. 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $11.99 per person for turkey, dressing, two sides and a roll. 1200 North Buckner Blvd., Dallas. 214-324-5000. highlandparkcafeteria.com.
Holy Grail Pub: Known for their craft beer selection, Holy Grail Pub in Plano is serving a full Thanksgiving menu, with items like smoked corn chowder, fried turkey breast, chile rubbed lamb chops and pumpkin crème brulee. The four-course meal includes the choice of two options per course. Noon to 7 p.m. $35 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Add $15 for a four-course beer pairing. 8240 Preston Road (between Hedgcoxe Road and State Highway 121), Plano. Call 972-377-6633 or email email@example.com for reservations. holygrailpub.com.
Humperdinks: Four area locations are selling Thanksgiving dinner in-house or to go. Meals include turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, green beans, and pecan or pumpkin pie. They are also offering their regular menu. $19.99 for adults, $9.99 for kids 6-12, free for kids 5 and under.6050 Greenville Ave. in Dallas – 214-368-6597; 2208 West Northwest Highway in Dallas – 214-358-4159; 3820 Beltline Road in Addison – 972-484-3051; or 700 Six Flags Drive in Arlington – 817-640-8553. humperdinks.com.
InterContinental Dallas Crystal Ballroom: An extensive brunch buffet includes starters like chicken salad, penne pasta and shrimp; hot entrees like sage rubbed turkey breast and wild rice pilaf; plus a crab cake slider station, an omelet station and breads and desserts. Kids have a separate buffet with mac and cheese, chicken nuggets and pancakes. 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. $65 for adults, $25 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. Military members get 50 percent discount with ID. 15201 Dallas Parkway, Addison. Reservations are required: 972-386-6000. icdallas.com.
Katy Trail Ice House: Casual Thanksgiving dinner at the Katy Trail Ice House includes an all-white turkey plate and cranberry sauce with a choice of charro beans, cole slaw, salad, fries or cornbread stuffing. Attendees can also order off the regular menu, treated to a Thanksgiving twist, with items like turkey nachos, turkey quesadillas or turkey tacos. 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. $15 per person. Pumpkin Ales cost $4. Dinner will be served until they run out. 3127 Routh St., Dallas. 214-793-2971. katyicehouse.com.
MoMo’s Pasta: A three-course dinner includes a house or Caesar salad, an entrée of turkey, chicken or pasta, and tiramisu for dessert. The regular menu will be available as well. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. $24.95 per person. 2800 Routh St., Suite 165, Dallas. 214-521-3009. momospasta.com.
Princi Italia: Tuscan restaurant Princi Italia will be open on Thanksgiving for a three-course prix fixe menu. Antipastis include Ceasar salad, sweet potato and ricotta ravioli and others, followed by mains of turkey breast, chicken lasagna and more; and ending with the option of chocolate pecan pie served with vanilla bean gelato, for example. Noon to 9 p.m. $37 for adults, $18.50 for children 12 and under. 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 707, Dallas. 214-739-5959. princiitalia.com.
Pyramid Restaurant at Fairmont Dallas hotel: The newly remodeled downtown Dallas hotel is serving a four-course Thanksgiving dinner with cauliflower bisque, butternut squash, roasted turkey with chanterelle stuffing and desserts. 6 to 10 p.m. $55. 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas. 214-720-2020. fairmont.com/dallas.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek: A three-course Thanksgiving meal at the Mansion costs $105 per person. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for brunch; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. for dinner. 2821 Turtle Creek Blvd., Dallas. 214-443-4747. www.rosewoodhotels.com/mansion.
Ruggeri’s: Thanksgiving lunch or dinner includes the choice of soup or salad; choice of turkey, baked salmon and others; and dessert. Add bottomless mimosas for $7.95 per person. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. $29.95 for adults, $12.95 for children. 5950 Royal Lane, Dallas. 214-750-0111. ruggerisrestaurant.com.
Seasons 52: Known for its 475 calories per plate menu, Seasons 52’s traditional Thanksgiving dinner is slightly above that, though they still offer their regular menu on Thanksgiving for the calorie conscious. Thanksgiving entrées include Plainville Farms roasted turkey, traditional herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, maple-glazed butternut squash, green beans and house-made cranberry relish. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $25.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 12 and under. Two locations in DFW: 8687 N. Central Expressway in NorthPark Center in Dallas – 214-361-5252; and 7300 Lone Star Drive in Plano – 972-312-8852. seasons52.com.
Second Floor Bistro – Bar at the Westin Galleria Dallas: The buffet includes prime rib, turkey, plus Southern sides and pies. 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. $55 for adults, $25 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and younger. 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas. Reservations are required with a credit card guarantee. 972-450-2978. thesecondfloorrestaurant.com.
SER Steak + Spirits at the Hilton Anatole: A four-course, prix fixe dinner includes adult and children’s portions. Dinner includes items like organic roast turkey, stuffing, and giblet gravy or a pork chop with apple-mandarin compote and truffle vinaigrette. Dessert includes coconut cream pie, pumpkin cheesecake or Valrhona truffle cake. 5 to 9 p.m. $65 for adults. $24 for children ages 5-12. Free for children 4 and under. Extra sides cost $8. 2201 N. Stemmons Freeway, Dallas. 214-761-7470. sersteak.com.
Texas de Brazil: It’s a true feast at Texas de Brazil this holiday. Thanksgiving dinner includes cuts of beef, pork, lamb chicken and Brazilian sausage carved tableside, plus 50 items in the salad buffet, like turkey, sweet potato casserole and cranberry sauce. Dessert is pecan pie and other selections. Three DFW locations: 15101 Addison Road in Addison – 972-385-1000; 2727 Cedar Springs Road in Dallas – 214-720-1414; and 101 N. Houston St. in Fort Worth – 817-882-9500. 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Addison and Fort Worth; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. in Dallas. $44.99 for full meal, $24.99 for salad bar only, half price for children 7-12, $5 for children 3-5, and free for children 2 and under. texasdebrazil.com.
Venetian Room at Fairmont Dallas hotel: Brunch and live entertainment includes crab cake eggs benedict, pecan and toffee sticky buns and chicken habanera breakfast sausages, plus traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Price includes a free mimosa or glass of sparkling wine. Seating times are 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. $65 for adults, $55 for seniors, $30 for children 6-12, free for children 5 and under. 1717 N. Akard St., Dallas. 214-720-2020. fairmont.com/dallas.
Victory Tavern: Right next to the American Airlines Center, Victory Tavern offers a family meal for adults and kids. The three-course menu starts with items goat cheese polenta or crab bisque; main courses include steak, turkey breast, pork tenderloin or fish; and down-home desserts include pumpkin pie and apple cobbler. Families will also share sides of mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, creamed corn and shaved Brussels sprouts. Noon to 8 p.m. $32.50 for adults, $16.25 for children 12 and under. 2501 N. Houston St., Suite 100, Dallas. 214-432-1900. victorytavern.com.