Thanksgiving Dining Across the Palm Beaches

Need a last minute reservation for Turkey Day or a Friendsgiving hangout? Check out these Palm Beach County hotspots

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Aioli Thanksgiving to-go spread. Photo by LibbyVision.com
Aioli Thanksgiving to-go spread. Photo by LibbyVision.com

Aioli

Chef Michael Hackman of Aioli in West Palm Beach has curated a prepared Thanksgiving dinner to-go to ease the stress of dining at home this holiday season. The fully cooked meal is priced at $225 and feeds four people. The meal includes half of a 16 lb. turkey (breast sliced and dark meat pulled); one pint of gravy, one pint of tart apple cranberry sauce; sausage ciabatta stuffing; bacon balsamic Brussels sprouts; three cheese macaroni; cauliflower gratin; cornbread; and one quart of butternut squash soup.

Orders can be placed by November 20 (or until sold out) by calling (561) 366-7741 or online. Orders must be picked up by 2 p.m. on November 24.

Charred octopus at Avalon Steak and Seafood
Charred octopus at Avalon Steak and Seafood

Avalon Steak and Seafood

The Delray Beach restaurant will celebrate its first Thanksgiving with a three-course prix fixe menu for diners on Thanksgiving Day from 3-9 p.m. Executive Chef Greg Rubin’s menu will include butternut squash soup; chilled shrimp; charred octopus; roasted turkey; Maine halibut; lobster tagliatelle; braised short ribs; pumpkin pie; and warm apple tart. Dinner starts at $80 per person. Reserve here.

Photo courtesy of Batch Gastropub: Delray
Photo courtesy of Batch Gastropub: Delray

Batch Gastropub: Delray

The Delray Beach hotspot is celebrating Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November 24, with $5 Pumpkin Bombs and $5 Pumpkin Old Fashioneds from 9 p.m. until closing time. Enjoy delicious bites like Pub House Tater Skins, the Mac Attack ($13) made with gnocchi Mac, aged gruyère, and spicy “Dorito dust”, the Florida Shrimp & Lobster Rolls. Call (561) 877-0000 or click here to reserve.

Batch New Southern Kitchen & Tap

The West Palm Beach comfort food favorite will host a Friendsgiving party on Wednesday, November 24. The restaurant is also currently accepting orders for its first ever sweet tea-brined, cajun-fried Thanksgiving turkey packages. The selections can feed up to 10 people and include all of the holiday fixings.

Executive Pastry Chef Jennifer Woo's holiday pies. Photo by LibbyVision.com
Executive Pastry Chef Jennifer Woo’s holiday pies. Photo by LibbyVision.com

Beacon

The restaurant at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street in Jupiter will host a Thanksgiving feast to remember. Executive Chef Jordan Lerman has put together a holiday menu featuring wood-roasted sunchoke soup and a stuffed turkey breast with pomme puree, cranberry marmalade, honey roasted fall squash, Brussels sprouts salad, and roasted turkey jus.

Beacon will also offer a limited menu, complete with charred Spanish octopus and bucatini caccio e peppe, and, of course. Executive Pastry Chef Jenniffer Woo will whip up pumpkin pie and her signature deconstructed apple tart with apple cider gelée and dulce de leche.

The restaurant will be open from 3-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Reserve here.

Café Boulud Thanksgiving. Photo by Evan Sung
Café Boulud Thanksgiving. Photo by Evan Sung

Café Boulud

Café Boulud Executive Chef Dieter Samijn has crafted a 3-course prix fixe menu ($165 per person, $65 for children under 10) for Thanksgiving. Appetizers include pumpkin velouté with brioche crouton, sage and pumpkinseed oil; crispy kale salad with squash agrodolce, dried cranberry, walnuts, and sourdough; and a duck and foie gras galantine topped with pistachio, dried apricot, mostarda, and frisée.

The traditional turkey dinner will be prepared two ways. One with sweet potato, bourbon and marshmallow, cranberry compote, and stuffed acorn squash Daniel Boulud, and the other with charred Brussels sprouts with chestnuts.

Executive Pastry Chef Julie Franceschini will prepare pumpkin pie with spiced Chantilly and bourbon ice cream; warm chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet; and Paris-Brest with pecan cream and praline. Franceschini will also bake Thanksgiving pumpkin and pecan pies to-go (orders must be placed by November 20). Reserve here.

Ember Grill Thanksgiving. Photo by Scott Diel
Ember Grill Thanksgiving. Photo by Mas Appetit

Ember Grill and Rosewater Rooftop 

The Ray’s traditional neighborhood tavern with a twist will feature a four course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 2-8 p.m. by renowned Chef Joe Zanelli for $75 per person featuring: roasted squash soup with herb seed oil, toasted pepitas, and fall spiced crème fraiche; roasted beet salad, arugula, frisée lettuce, Saint-André cheese, Marcona almonds, and truffle vinaigrette; a turkey platter including buttermilk breast, confit turkey leg, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, orange cranberry sauce, brioche and foie gras and chestnut stuffing, crispy salsify, natural turkey gravy; and bourbon pecan pie with whipped vanilla cream or apple crostata with maple ice cream. The restaurant will also offer shareable specials for groups to celebrate Friendsgiving on Wednesday, November. 24. Reserve here.

Upstairs at Rosewater Rooftop, gets can indulge in pre-Thanksgiving sushi and over-the-top cocktails, with special sharing menus for groups of four ($250) and six ($375) including a mix of hot and cold items, skewers, and sushi with a bottle of wine (two bottles for groups of six) on November 24. Reserve here.

Farmer's Table Thanksgiving turkey
Farmer’s Table Thanksgiving turkey

Farmer’s Table

The Boca Raton and North Palm Beach restaurants will take care of Thanksgiving this year. The healthy dining destinations will both feature a three-course dinner inside the main dining room from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for $69.95 per person. For those looking for an at-home celebration, all of Chef Michael Schenk’s famous fall specialties are available for pickup just in time for Turkey Day. Mouthwatering dishes include vegan butternut squash bisque, roasted heritage turkey, and pumpkin pie for dessert. Click here for more information.

Thanksgiving at Lionfish in Delray Beach. Photo by Scott Diel
Thanksgiving at Lionfish in Delray Beach. Photo by Scott Diel

Lionfish

The Atlantic Avenue hotspot known for serving up sustainable, modern coastal cuisine will opt for a traditional take on Thanksgiving with a Turkey Platter Special from 2-8 p.m. featuring Bell & Evans organic turkey breast, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, green bean casserole, sourdough stuffing, and cranberry sauce for $45 per person. On November 24, a special sharing menu for groups of four, six, and eight friends for $70 per person will be available. Reserve here.

Lucky Lobster Dinner for Two at Lucky Shuck at Charlie & Joe's at Love Street. Photo by LibbyVision.com
Lucky Lobster Dinner for Two at Lucky Shuck at Charlie & Joe’s at Love Street. Photo by LibbyVision.com

Lucky Shuck

You’re in luck! Executive Chef Nick Dellinger’s signature flavors will come together for a Thanksgiving spread from 12 to 8 p.m., headlined by a Lucky Lobster Dinner for Two ($140), featuring a two-pound Maine lobster with a crawfish-stuffed tail, steamed claws, lobster cognac sauce, Creole green beans, sweet corn pudding, and garlic mashed potatoes au gratin. The special menu will also include a grilled beef tenderloin with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and savory sauce trio of Cajun hollandaise, blue cheese butter, and roasted mushroom cream.

Executive Pastry Chef Jennifer Woo’s pumpkin cheesecake and apple cider beignets will sweeten the deal. Reserve here.

Photo courtesy of Morelia Gourmet Paletas
Photo courtesy of Morelia Gourmet Paletas

Morelia Gourmet Paletas

For those with a Thanksgiving sweet tooth, Paletas Morelia in Boca Raton will offer 10 paletas for the price of 8.

Okeechobee Steakhouse, Okeechobee Prime Seafood, and Okeechobee Prime Meat Market

Whether dining in or taking out, Okeechobee Steakhouse and its family of businesses are doing all the work this Thanksgiving. Those looking to dine-in at Okeechobee Steakhouse can select from an a la carte menu of signature dry-aged, hand-cut steaks, or a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Okeechobee Prime Seafood will offer its menu of fresh seafood and prime protein, along with a traditional Thanksgiving menu. The traditional Thanksgiving menu at both restaurants will feature oven-roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes or yams, vegetable, cranberry sauce, house salad, and pumpkin pie for $42.99 ($19.99 for children ages 12 and younger). Both restaurants will be open from 1-9 p.m. Reserve here.

At Okeechobee Prime Meat Market, customers can pre-order fully cooked holiday meals to-go for up to 18 guests. The popular Holiday Family Feast (16-18 guests, $525) includes: one Bell & Evans all-natural roasted turkey; one Prime roasted beef tenderloin; (choose 4) cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, honey glazed carrots, roasted red potatoes; two quarts of turkey gravy; one quart of au jus; one quart of fresh whole berry cranberry sauce; and one pint of creamy horseradish sauce.

To place an order, call (561 570-7200 or email service@okeeprimemeats.com. Orders will be accepted through November 21 and will be available for pickup November 22-24.

Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island

3800 Ocean Restaurant & Lounge will offer brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The festive brunch will feature carving stations with including apple-bourbon brined turkey and rosemary-crusted prime rib. Complete the picture with mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, sweet potato hash, Brussels sprouts, and roasted parsnips. For those who can’t shake the allure of a traditional oceanside brunch, opt for raw bar favorites like shrimp, oysters, and mussels, and sip on mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Brunch is $85 per adult, $25 for children, and free for kids ages 5 and younger. Reservations are strongly encouraged and can be made by calling (561) 340-1755.

Pistache

Pistache in West Palm Beach will invite guests to give thanks with a special three course prix fixe menu prepared by Chef Michael Burgio on Thanksgiving Day from 2-8 p.m. Blending traditional American and French flavors, the menu includes: butternut squash maple velouté; onion soup gratinée; salmon tartare; autumn squash salad; roasted turkey breast with confit thighs and side dishes; beef bourguignon; pumpkin pie; and pistachio crème brûlée. Dinner starts at $75 per adult and $35 per child. Reserve here.

Thanksgiving at Proper Grit. Photo by Palm Beach Influence
Thanksgiving at Proper Grit. Photo by Palm Beach Influence

Proper Grit

The Ben’s restaurant will offer a prix fixe dining experience on Thanksgiving Day from 3–9 p.m. The prix fixe meal with be served with a family-style turkey and accompaniments, sized according to the number of guests, for $39 per person ($15 per child under 12). The menu will feature butternut squash soup with fig granola; turkey with traditional gravy, berry compote, sourdough stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes, and collard greens; and a pumpkin pie with spiced mascarpone or an apple cobbler with vanilla bean ice cream. Each guest will also receive a complimentary Champagne toast and a special seasonal cocktail will be available for purchase. Reservations are required and can be made here.

On the rooftop, Spruzzo will serve its regular menu throughout the day and evening.

Ramen Lab Eatery

Ramen Lab Eatery in Boca Raton and Delray Beach will celebrate Friendsgiving with dim sum and bao bun platters (paired with a bottle sake, of course) available for pickup for any upcoming holiday gatherings. Through November 28, diners can select among a 12-bun platter (their choice of pork belly, beef bulgogi, or short rib), a 25-dumpling dim sun platter, and a bottle of sake or wine. Orders must be placed at least 24 hours ahead of the 4-5 p.m. pickup window. Click here for more information.

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse

Ruth’s Chris in West Palm Beach will offer dine-in and to-go menus for Thanksgiving. Patrons can make a reservation here or place an order at order.ruthschris.com.

Diners will enjoy a prix fixe menu featuring a choice of Caesar salad, house salad or lobster bisque; an entrée of sliced oven roasted turkey, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy, and cranberry relish; a side of garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, sweet potato casserole, or green beans with roasted garlic; and a chef’s choice dessert. Each purchase also includes leftovers to take home.

Ruth’s “Thanksgiving at Your Table” menu will be available for pick-up only and will feature a choice of Caesar salad, house salad or lobster bisque; an entrée of sliced oven roasted turkey, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing, homemade turkey gravy, and cranberry relish; side of sweet potato casserole, potatoes au gratin, creamed spinach, or green beans with roasted garlic; and chocolate sin cake. The menu is available for pre-order through November 22 and for pick-up on November 24.

For home cooks in charge of the turkey, Ruth’s “Thanksgiving Sides at Home” menu will include sausage and herb stuffing, homemade gravy, cranberry relish, four chocolate sin cakes, a choice of Caesar or steak house salad, and choice of sweet potato casserole, potatoes au gratin, creamed spinach, or green beans with roasted garlic. The menu is available for pre-order through November 23 and for pick-up November 24-25.

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