Thanksgiving may be America’s most anticipated holiday for home cooks, but if you prefer to make a reservation rather than roast a turkey, you’ve got plenty of options. Listed prices do not include tax and tip.
Central county picks:
The downtown West Palm eatery is serving healthy holiday options on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to a small-plates menu, chef Julien Gremaud is offering a three-course holiday dinner for $39 per person. The options:
A lightened-up dinner of turkey, quinoa, braised kale, roasted tomatoes, green beans, sweet potatoes and cranberry. Or a traditional dinner of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry. Each meal option is served with an appetizer and dessert.
Thanksgiving menu hours: 3 to 9 p.m. on Thursday. Reservations: Strongly recommended via OpenTable.com or at 561-623-0822
Avocado Grill: 125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; AvocadoGrillWPB.com
The bustling bistro, which offers a view of the downtown West Palm Beach waterfront commons, will serve a special three-course menu on Thanksgiving Day.
On the menu: eight appetizer options, including roasted pumpkin and goat cheese salad, Burgundy escargots, foie gras and classic French onion soup, and four entrée options: roast turkey with chestnut brioche stuffing, pan-roasted black grouper, beef bourguignon and steak frites. The dessert selection: apple and pumpkin pies, warm molten chocolate cake, pistachio crème brûlée and dark chocolate mousse.
The special menu, served from 3 p.m. on, costs $55 per person. (For kids, there’s a special $25 holiday menu.)
Pistache French Bistro: 101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach; 561-833-5090; PistacheWPB.com
The Palm Beach steakhouse will serve a la carte dinner specials on Thanksgiving night. Chef Sean Brasel has created a holiday menu that includes a fresh turkey leg roulade stuffed with sourdough, house-smoked pork belly and Peruvian corn; a wood-grilled citrus-vanilla turkey breast cooked in the sous vide technique to a tender finish with cauliflower puree and candied bacon-tomato marmalade; and a mixed platter of turkey and American bison short rib crusted with walnut praline demi and bone marrow flan. Reservations: strongly recommended at OpenTable.com.
Meat Market: 191 Bradley Place, Palm Beach; 561-354-9800; MeatMarket.net
Café Boulud Palm Beach
Executive chef Rick Mace is preparing a three-course, traditional holiday menu, to be served from 1 to 9 p.m. (A vegetarian option is available.) Dinner costs $89 per person, $45 for kids 10 and younger.
Café Boulud at the Brazilian Court Hotel: 301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach; 561-655-6060; CafeBoulud.com/palmbeach
Eau Palm Beach
The Manalapan resort has a few sumptuous options for Thanksgiving dining. The resort is hosting a fancy, “Eau Does Giving” holiday feast in the resort’s ballroom from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ($95 per adult, $40 per child). There’s also a four-course dinner in Eau’s fine-dining restaurant, Angle, starting at 6 p.m. ($85 per person), and a three-course meal (and a la carte dishes) at the more casual Temple Orange ($65 per person).
All dining options promise a portion of the proceeds to the Palm Beach County Food Bank. Reservations are recommended.
Eau Palm Beach Resort: 100 S. Ocean Blvd., Manalapan; 561-533-6000; EauPalmBeach.com