You can forego the hours of cooking and loads of dishes to clean on Thanksgiving with the many Seattle restaurants who are offering special, chef-prepared Thanksgiving meals this year. Vegetarian and vegan options are available at some as well as multi-course meals that range from four to nine dishes, some more traditional, others more experimental. Whatever you choose, let the chefs cook for you and your family this year.
In Bellevue, Leschi, and South Lake Union locations, indulge in a seafood-heavy four-course gourmet meal, served from noon to 8 p.m. Adults are $60, children aged 6 to 10 are $12, and under 5 are free. Begin with a bay shrimp salad or clam chowder, and an entree of your choice: roast turkey breast, herb-roasted prime rib, maple-cured pork roast, fresh broiled salmon or a prime steak, all of which comes with traditional sides. For dessert choose a double scoop of Olympic Mountain ice cream, pumpkin pie, chocolate raspberry charlotte or vanilla bean crème brûlée.
Shaker & Spear
In addition to the regular dinner menu, this Belltown seafood restaurant’s executive chef Carolynn Spence is offering a Thanksgiving plate special ($30 per person for dinner, $9 for dessert) from 5 p.m. until supplies last. This traditional Thanksgiving meal will include sage roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy. For dessert enjoy ginger snap pumpkin pie with sweet vanilla whip cream and cinnamon pecans.
Enjoy a Thanksgiving brunch at this upscale hotel restaurant offering Pacific Northwest and globally inspired dishes from chef Anthony Sinsay, $65 per person, $25 for kids under 12. The menu includes a buffet-style brunch featuring more than 15 items, including sweet onion and arugula salad, glazed root vegetables, pork longaniza stuffing, roasted turkey breast, roasted sweet potato and buttery mashed potatoes to name a few. For dessert there will be caramelized apple tartlets, a cranberry upside-down cake and more.
Bookstore Bar & Café
The Thanksgiving plate courtesy of chef Dan Matthiesen will feature turkey roulade, porcini mushroom smashed potatoes, savory sausage bread pudding, roasted baby carrots and cranberry gastrique. $38 per plate, available noon to 8 p.m.
Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge
The Edgewater Hotel is offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu at their Six Seven Restaurant & Lounge for $85 per person, from noon to 8 p.m. The menu includes choices such as butternut squash bisque, Dungeness crab cake, Roquefort-crusted filet of beef, roasted natural turkey, cedar planked King salmon, traditional pumpkin pie and a lemon ricotta cheesecake.
A family-style Thanksgiving is offered at this Southern Italian-inspired spot for $75 per person. This four-course meal features locally sourced, seasonal and organic ingredients, with vegetarian and vegan options available as well. Dessert features a combo of a classic Italian treat and a Thanksgiving staple in the form of a pumpkin cannoli with a candied pecan dust.
Forget the turkey and feast at this beloved vegetarian spot with four courses of vegetarian fare for $75 per adult and $25 per kid. The menu also features vegan and gluten-free options. You will have two plant-based main course dishes with sides and stellar dessert choices including a cranberry apple corn cake, a dark chocolate pecan tart or the standard pumpkin pie with whipped coconut cream.
Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi
Mix it up this Thanksgiving with a huge array of dining options at this Bellevue steakhouse with panoramic views of the Puget Sound, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m for $95 per adult. Various buffet stations will feature items including a sushi bar and wagyu brisket, along with some takes on classic Thanksgiving fare such as a citrus brined duo of turkey and roasted winter squash, with a smoked apple and pumpkin cobbler. A kids’ station is also available, for $35 for kids 12 and under.
The Herbfarm invites you to make reservations for their nine-course Harvest Table Thanksgiving available Nov. 14 through Nov. 30. Each evening’s meal begins at 5 p.m. and is accompanied by live guitar music. The feast is harvested directly from The Herbfarm’s own garden and farm, and is paired with expertly selected wines, beers or non-alcoholic libations. On Thanksgiving Day only, each guest will be sent home with a bag of leftovers to take home for the next day. Times and prices vary, from $245 to $325 per person, depending on the date.
Eques at Hyatt Regency
Thanksgiving at this Bellevue Hyatt Regency restaurant runs $62 for adults; $31 for children 5 to 12, and free for children ages 4 and under, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dinner is in a buffet style which includes a seafood station, special kid’s menu items and a mac and cheese station with house-made Beecher’s mac and cheese and toppings including pork belly, chicken, mushrooms and caramelized onions to name a few, plus a variety of desserts.
Take a Southeast Asian twist on Thanksgiving this year at Wild Ginger’s downtown location. From noon to 8 p.m. the restaurant will be serving its regular dinner menu in addition to some special Thanksgiving dishes a la carte, including malay-stuffed turkey, flash-fried Brussels sprouts with smoked pork and a garlic ginger sauce, curry kabocha and a cranberry sauce with a Chinese wine reduction.
Goldfinch Tavern at the Four Seasons Hotel
The Four Seasons in Seattle is hosting two Thanksgiving events: the Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet at Goldfinch Tavern will feature several entrees and appetizers, among which is the turkey platter with apple stuffing, sage gravy and mashed potatoes for $65 per adult and $35 per child from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From noon to 5 p.m. the Ballroom will be serving a Thanksgiving Feast, complete with all the traditional fixings as well as extras like a Northwest shellfish tower and carving station. The feast costs $125 per adult and $45 per child, and free for kids under 5 years old. You can add a bottomless mimosa or Bloody Mary for $20 more.
Conversation at the Thompson Hotel
Thompson Hotel’s new restaurant Conversation is offering a “Friendsgiving” turkey-day feast with two seatings, one at 1 p.m. and the second at 5 p.m. Bubbly will be served at the hotel’s rooftop bar The Nest followed by the three-course dinner at Conversation featuring celeriac soup, roasted turkey, traditional mashed potatoes and stuffing, roasted salmon and pecan or pumpkin pie, to name a few dishes. The cost is $90 for adults and $40 for children under 12, and $45 extra for a beverage pairing.
The neighborhood restaurant will have a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 1 to 7 p.m. this year at its cozy Sunset Hill spot. The menu is $65 per person and gets you a choice of a snack platter, vegetables, entrée, and a dessert, with supplements and wine pairings available as well. Some notable dish choices include the smoky duck pâté, a heritage turkey dinner with traditional fixings, grilled salad of chicories, wood oven roasted king salmon and buttered Dungeness crab.
This café and bar with a focus on local, sustainable ingredients will have a Thanksgiving plate available from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in addition to a reduced menu of their regular morning brunch (9–11 a.m.) and dinner (11 a.m.–9 p.m.) on Thanksgiving Day. The $49 Thanksgiving plate will include roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg gravy, celery root puree, roasted brussels sprouts with bacon, cranberry sauce, a buttermilk biscuit and pumpkin pie, with even more sides available to add.