Where to Dine for Thanksgiving in San Diego

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 Give thanks this holiday season with a delicious meal prepared for you. Whether you’re traveling up or down the California Coast this Thanksgiving, you’ll find the perfect place to spend time with family and enjoy a feast. Find our top San Diego spots to enjoy food, friends, and family this Turkey Day.   Rancho Bernardo Inn Spend this Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones during one of Rancho Bernardo Inn’s three charming dining offerings. AVANT will offer a Thanksgiving menu with offerings including sweet potato bisque, slow-roasted prime roast beef, roasted turkey roulade and more (adults $72, kids ages 3-12 $35); Aragon Ballroom will offer a complete holiday buffet complete with hot carvings, fresh seafood, a variety of hot and cold Thanksgiving sides and salads, assorted housemade pies and desserts, and a children’s menu paired with live music and more (adults $85, kids 12 ages 3-12 $40); and Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant will offer a traditional turkey special in addition to the regular a la carte menu.   The Westgate HotelThe Westgate Hotel does an all-day Thanksgiving dining that will have the entire family feeling grateful.Four-Course Prix Fixe Dinner: This four-course prix fixe dinner featuring the classic and beloved flavors of Thanksgiving will be served in the charming Westgate Room from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The cost is $69 per person; $40 for children ages 4-12; and children under the age of 3 are complimentary. Tax and gratuity are additional.
Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet: A Thanksgiving Holiday Buffet will also be offered in the exquisite Le Fontainebleau Room, and the experience will include live music for all to enjoy. Seating will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the cost is $89 per person; $40 for children ages 4-12; and children under the age of 3 are complimentary. Tax and gratuity are additional.
All pricing excludes alcohol but guests may add bottomless house Prosecco or Champagne for an additional $20. Seating for both dining experiences is limited, and reservations are highly recommended. Reservations for Thanksgiving Day dining can be made by calling (619) 238-1818.   Decoy DocksideGather and give thanks on Lake San Marcos at Decoy Dockside while indulging in a lavish Thanksgiving buffet with all the traditional trimmings. This endless feast is $55 for adults and $19 for children and runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended and available by calling (877) 526-2671.   Parc Bistro-BrasserieKnown for their French cuisine and fine dining, Parc Bistro-Brasserie has a Thanksgiving menu with something for everyone. Guests have the option to start things off with appetizers including a Seafood Tower with 6 oysters, 6 mussels, 4 shrimp and Parc ceviche. Main entrees include traditional Thanksgiving dishes like Roasted Organic Turkey, Short Ribs Bourguignon, and Filet Mignon. Reservations are strongly recommended and available by calling (619) 795-1501.  Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine CateringAdd a touch of sophistication to the classic Thanksgiving meal this year by ordering from Giuseppe’s Pronto Delivery Service. From unique appetizers such as Sonoma Apple Chicken Sausage Puff Pastries with Fuju Persimmon Chutney to Spiced Butternut Squash Soup to Truffle and Parmesan Mashed Potatoes, the seasonal menu is sure to impress friends and family this Thanksgiving. Classics such as Oven Roasted Turkey, Roasted Root Vegetables, Cranberry Walnut Bread and Pumpkin Pie are also available to order.   Osetra Seafood & SteaksSearching for a San Diego spot to spend Thanksgiving in style without the stress of cooking? Look no further than Osetra Seafood & Steaks, a prominent feature of the historic Gaslamp Quarter on 5thAvenue. As one of Southern California’s premier destinations for fine dining and nightlife, Osetra promises an upscale, exclusive dining experience like no other for your Thanksgiving Dinner this year. Whether you’re dreaming of tasty traditional favorites this Turkey Day or feeling thankful for fine and flavorful dishes, Osetra’s Thanksgiving Dinner menu is the perfect fit for you and your family to enjoy your time together without getting messy in the kitchen. For only $49.95 per guest, Osetra has prepared a full three-course menu for both discerning adults and picky children: For your starter, choose between the light Osetra Salad, the hearty Handmade Pumpkin Ravioli, or the Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, made with crème raiche, cranberries, and roasted hazelnuts.Take your choice of entrée from the rich Lamb Osso Buco, the Chef’s Selection of Market Fresh Fish, the perfectly grilled New York Steak with garlic mashed potatoes and spinach, or the traditional Hand-Carved Turkey Breast, served with bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, and turkey gravy.Satisfy your sweet tooth with your choice of dessert, including the decadent Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse, a Warm Apple Pie, or a Traditional Pumpkin Pie.  The Duck DiveThe Duck Dive in Pacific Beach will be hosting a two-for-one Thanksgiving dinner. This buy-one-get-one option is for $14 (so, $7 per person), and you and a guest can enjoy a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings like mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy. Not to worry, this classic dinner is served with a piece of pumpkin pie to satisfy the sweet tooth!  barleymashRenowned Chef Kevin Templeton has designed three-course Thanksgiving menu for barleymash. For $45 per person, the meal will include your choice of a variety of soups and salads, andouille stuffed turkey roulade, wild turkey-brown butter gravy, garlic mash, brown ale biscuit stuffing, habanero-cranberry jelly, and either a slice of apple pie or butternut squash cake.  Harrah’s Resort Southern California Enjoy fine dining at Fiore Steakhouse with locally raised turkey served with savory pudding and caramelized yam gratin, or find traditional Thanksgiving fare at the Café, including slow roasted turkey breast, sweet apple cranberry stuffing, warm buttered bacon green beans and homemade cranberry relish. The Buffet, complete with a carving station and selection of pumpkin themed desserts, offers a little bit of everything; from orange clove bone-in-ham and lavender honey pork loin to delectable side dishes..  Grant Grill 
Grant Grill is offering a multi-course dinner complete with traditional carved turkey dish, fresh seafood dishes and more. Grant Grill’s Thanksgiving dinner is available from 4 – 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 23, and costs $97 for four courses plus amuse bouche and an additional $35 for premium wine pairings. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 619.744.2039.
  Hotel Solamar San DiegoDitch hours of prep and cooking, and doing the dishes this Thanksgiving, and instead enjoy a gourmet dinner at Hotel Solamar’s JSix restaurant. Featuring traditional Thanksgiving fare with a twist, the menu includes Pumpkin Lobster Bisque, Endive and smoked pear salad, Citrus Roasted Turkey Breast, Bacon & Apple stuffing, Long bean “casserole,” buttery mashed potatoes, and Warm Cranberry vanilla cake.  THE US GRANT HotelSavor Thanksgiving at the iconic US GRANT’s all-encompassing Thanksgiving Buffet. Complete with a variety of seasonal traditional offerings including carved roasted turkey breast accompanied by both traditional and unique spins off of sweet and savory fall sides and desserts, the feast is accompanied by live music in the Presidential Ballroom. Reservations for the buffet on Thursday, November 23, 2017 are required and can be made by calling 619.744.2039.  Tidal at Paradise Point Resort & Spa On November 23, celebrate the season with decadent dishes like the pumpkin spiced turkey rillette with kumquat jam, purple mustard, caper berries and fig batard; the palm sugar rubbed prime rib with brown butter yukon mash, green beans and red wine sweet and sour sauce; and the caramelized pumpkin pot de crème made with Oaxaca chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and cinnamon crème fraiche. Tidal’s Thanksgiving dinner is priced at $70 per person, plus $25 for optional wine pairings.  Park 101If you’re wanting to celebrate Thanksgiving in your own home, without the stress of cooking, let Park 101 in Carlsbad take care of the food for you! Up until November 18th, Park is taking Family Dinner Package orders, which serve up ten people. Included is a Smoked Turkey, Smoked Garlic Mashed Potatoes n Gravy, Sweet Heat Candied Yams, and Smoked Cheddar Mac N Cheese. The catering meal also includes 101 Greens Salad, made with mixed greens, tomatoes, marinated olives, seasonal vegetables, avocado and a smoked tomato vinaigrette dressing and Green Beans, in a pomegranate and balsamic reduction. Stuffing, Corn N Black Bean Salad and 20 rolls come with the family dinner package, so everyone will get to enjoy whether they prefer butter, or a habanero cranberry relish spread with their roll. For ordering, you can either call Park 101’s catering line at (760)-857-9013 or email at CATERING@PARK101CARLSBAD.COM.  Nick & G’sNick & G’s, a family establishment recently opened in Rancho Santa Fe, will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner. The menu is $46 per person and consists of a three-course menu handcrafted by Chef Brian Freerksen, along with an a la carte menu. For your first course, enjoy the Butternut Squash Bisque made with toasted pepitas and cinnamon cream. The second course includes your choice of Herb Roasted Turkey or Pan Roasted Rib Eye. They turkey plate comes prepared with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, almond maple fig stuffing, marshmallow crusted yams, cranberry relish and savory turkey gravy. The rib eye includes three cheese scallop potatoes and sautéed asparagus in a wild mushroom cabernet sauce. For dessert, choose between the Pumpkin Pie or Granny Smith Apple Cobbler. The a la carte menu has starters, such as Bruschetta and Chilled Jumbo Shrimp, salads and entrées. Entrées include Grilled Filet Mignon,Seared Atlantic Salmon and Pappardelle Bolognese. Reservations can be made by calling (858) 771-1871.  Bellamy’sBellamy’s, located in Escondido, will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner from 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. The adult menu is $45 per person and consists of a three course Thanksgiving menu handcrafted by Chef Jonathan Freyberg. For your first course, indulge in the Crispy Seafood & Cream Cheese Ravioli, prepared in a sweet chili pepper sauce. The second course includes Chef Jonathan’s Thanksgiving Plate consisting of roasted turkey, herb stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, acorn squash, cranberry and sage gravy, among four other dishes to choose from. Table sides to share include the flavorful herb stuffing, creamy bacon potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. For dessert, choose between the Dark Chocolate Cake, Bellamy’s Pumpkin Pie or a Golden Delicious Apple Tart. The kid’s menu is $15 per child and includes three courses, with choices like an Assorted Fruit Cup, Thanksgiving Plate or Gigli Pasta and two options for dessert. Reservations can be made by calling (760) 747-5000.   Rustic RootLet Executive Chef Marcel Childress do the cooking this year with a three-course Thanksgiving menu priced at $55 per person. Menu highlights include delicata squash and pear soup with toasted cashew and Calvados crème fraiche; rustic smoked diestel turkey served with roasted garlic yukon mash, house made cranberry sauce, cornbread dressing and turkey gravy; saffron roasted leg of lamb with herb roasted pee wee potato and lamb jus; pumpkin fettuccine with mushroom, spinach, shaved parmesan, sage and toasted pine nut; pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and cinnamon whipped cream; and apple cider donut holes prepared with baked apple donut holes, cinnamon sugar and a caramel dipping sauce. Dinner is available from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving.  Kettner ExchangeExecutive Chef Brian Redzikowski has created three ingredient-focused, Thanksgiving-inspired dishes available now throughout the month of November. Indulge in Redzikowski’s fried turkey leg, accompanied by a maple syrup-foie gras gravy and KEX’s signature buffalo sauce; roasted butternut squash served with duck fried rice and quail egg and a pumpkin spiced latte mousse, served inside a small pumpkin.  Manchester Grand Hyatt Feast at Manchester Grand Hyatt’s Seaview Restaurant and/or Sally’s Fish House & Bar and start the day by delighting in delectable breakfast cuisine at the Grand Breakfast Buffet at Sally’s, offered from 6:30 – 11:30 a.m. Or, head over to Seaview from 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for a Thanksgiving Day Champagne Brunch. Indulge in a pumpkin bisque salad with sage croutons to start, before moving on to a pumpkin gnocchi with pancetta and crème, cider brined turkey, chestnut sage stuffing, or mini pumpkin and crème brulee. Seaview’s Thanksgiving Day Buffet offers a raw seafood bar, a Thanksgiving-esque carving station and delicious desserts. The buffet is priced at $69.95 for adults, $32 for children ages 6-12, and complimentary for children under five years old. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (619) 358.6735 of online here.  Farmer’s TableFarmer’s Table in La Mesa will be offering a special three-course Thanksgiving menu from 4-9 p.m. Only $40 per person, the menu will boast seasonally inspired dishes and Turkey Day favorites, including Pumpkin Soup, infused with autumnal flavor notes, followed by hearty classics such as their Roasted Turkey Plate, complete with mashed potatoes, gravy, string beans, corn and cranberry sauce, and an offering of sweet indulgences like Pecan Pie topped with creamy vanilla ice cream. For $15, patrons can add a wine pairing, making this a carefree Thanksgiving that melds gourmet with homestyle. Kids 12 years old and under can enjoy a three-course meal of their own for $15, including Pumpkin Soup or a Fruit Cup for the first course, Mini Turkey Plate, Mac ‘n Cheese or Cheese Pizza as an entrée, and Julian Apple Pie, Pecan Pie or Bread Pudding of the Day for dessert.  Farmer’s BottegaMake Farmer’s Bottega your Turkey Day destination and enjoy a $40 specialty 3-course Thanksgiving dinner crafted for those seeking scratch-made dishes that satisfy. Served from 4-9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the menu will feature a selection of the restaurant’s specialty dishes intermingled with Turkey Day classics. Guests can whet their appetites with an order of Burnt Carrots, prepared with local avocado, red onion, cilantro and feta, all tossed in citrus thyme vinaigrette, followed with Butternut Squash Ravioli, topped with brown butter sage and fresh parmesan, and cap off the evening with a slice of Julian Apple Pie served with vanilla ice cream. Wine-o’s can enjoy a wine pairing for only $15 more. Bring the kids along for a $15 three-course kids menu that includes Pumpkin Soup or a Fruit Cup to start, their choice of Mac n’ Cheese, Mini Turkey Plate or Bottega Burger as an entrée, and Julian Apple Pie, Bread Pudding of the Day or Pecan Pie for dessert.  Pacific Beach AleHouseHead to Pacific Beach AleHouse on Thanksgiving for a prix fixe menu curated to include everyone’s favorite Turkey Day dishes infused with culinary zeal. For $25.95, adults can enjoy a three-course meal, including the option to start with Butternut Squash Soup or Harvest Salad, followed by your choice of Roasted Turkey or Pineapple Glazed Ham, served with apple-sausage stuffing, sautéed French beans with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, brown gravy and a French roll with cranberry relish. Vegetarians can enjoy Butternut Squash Tagliatelle, topped with sage brown butter, goat cheese and toasted pepitas. Parents can rest easy knowing that Pacific Beach AleHouse has honed a special kids menu as well, including Mixed Greens with Ranch as the first course, their choice of Roasted Turkey or Pineapple Glazed Ham, and Chocolate Chip and Snickerdoodle Cookies for dessert. 

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