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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Houston

November 8, 2018

Thanksgiving Day dinner is a celebration. For the home cook, it can also be a logistical challenge. If you don’t feel like cooking or baking, these Houston restaurants will be open and most will be serving traditional holiday fare. We recommend reserving a table soon, as many of them are booking up quickly.

La Table: The upstairs dining room will offer a prix fixe menu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. It’s $95 for adults, $45 for children ages 5-12. Main course is your choice of oven-roasted organic turkey; pan-seared halibut and beef tenderloin and foie gras. An a la carte menu is available at the more casual cafe downstairs. 1800 Post Oak; 713-439-1000.

Rainbow Lodge: Open 11:15 a.m.-7:30 p.m. with a three-course menu ($60 for adults, $45 for kids). Appetizer choices include trio of wild game, smoked duck gumbo or autumn lettuces and gorgonzola salad. Entrée options: wild game duo; rainbow trout with lump crab and pecan brown butter; grilled tenderloin filet; or Southern-style roast turkey with traditional sides. For dessert? Warm croissant bread pudding, chocolate bourbon pecan pie and gluten-free lemon ice box pie. 2011 Ella; reservations required, 713-861-8666.

B&B Butchers & Restaurant: The steakhouse will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. with a prix fixe dinner menu of classic Thanksgiving dishes ($59 per person; $25 for kids 12 and under) as well as regular dinner-menu items. 1814 Washington; reservations required, 713-862-1814.

Four Seasons Downtown Houston: Quattro restaurant will be open 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; $110 for adults, $49 for kids. 1300 Lamar; 713-276-4700.

Brasserie du Parc: The French restaurant facing Discovery Green will be open noon-7:30 p.m. with a three-course meal for $42 for adults, $20 for kids. First course choices are butternut squash soup, pan-roasted shrimp salad, and brie crostini with shaved pear and pepper honey. Second courses: roasted turkey with traditional sides; seared salmon with ratatouille; braised beef short ribs with pommes mousseline; and fall vegetable risotto. 1440 Lamar; 832-879-2802.

Hotel Granduca: Brunch at Ristorante Cavour will feature a buffet, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., with turkey and all the trimmings plus prime beef, seafood, salads, pasta and desserts; $85 for adults, $40 for kids ages 5-12. 1080 Uptown Park Blvd.; for reservations call 713-418-1000.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations: The River Oaks restaurant at will serve dinner noon-7 p.m. with no dress code and a unique pricing structure: $45 for two proteins or $55 for three proteins for adults ($15 for kids 12 and under). The proteins include maple-bourbon brined turkey, brown sugar baked ham and dry-aged roast beef. Served with salad and family-style side dishes. Half-off all wine; $5 Texas draft beer. 4310 Westheimer; 281-501-1187.

The Classic: Three-course prix fixe menu, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., for $40 per person. Highlights include squash soup with gluten-free croutons and vegan herb crema; maple-glazed turkey breast (with smoked turkey gravy, whipped potatoes, fall vegetables, challah dressing and cranberry sauce); and dessert (sweet potato layer cake or chocolate cake with fudge pecan icing and vanilla ice cream). 5922 Washington; 713-868-1131.

Carmelo’s Cucina Italiana: Open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. serving a three-course dinner — think pumpkin ravioli, roasted turkey with stuffing, bourbon glazed ha — with sides and dessert for $45 for adults, $20 for kids 11 and under. Also serving regular dinner menu. 14795 Memorial; 281-531-0696.

Main Kitchen: The restaurant in the JW Marriott downtown will serve dinner 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. The a la carte menu includes roasted quail with chestnut purée or green bean salad with crispy pancetta as appetizers; roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing or prime rib with potato purée and Brussels sprouts; a variety of side dishes; and pumpkin pie. 806 Main; jwmarriotthotelhouston.com/houston-thanksgiving-dinner.

Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille: All local Perry’s locations (Houston, Baybrook, Champions, Katy, Sugar Land and The Woodlands) will be open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., offering a three-course traditional dinner for $49.95 (kid’s plates available for $15). Reservations are limited; perryssteakhouse.com.

Bloom & Bee: The plush dining room at the Post Oak Hotel will be open 11 a.m.-8 p.m. serving a menu that includes butternut squash soup, fall salad, Turkey dinner (apple cider-brined turkey roulade, stuffing, sweet potato gratin, green bean casserole) and miniature desserts for $65 per person. Regular dinner menu also available. 1600 W. Loop South; 346-227-5139.

Etoile Cuisine et Bar: The French restaurant will be open noon-7:30 p.m. serving a prix fixe menu, $56 for adults, $25 for kids. First course options include mushroom and leek soup, goat cheese salad with beets, and Gulf shrimp with French cocktail sauce. Second courses: roasted turkey with traditional sides; braised beef short ribs; seared salmon with black-eyed pea ragout; and fall vegetable risotto. 1101-11 Uptown Park; 832-668-5808.

Brennan’s of Houston: The iconic Creole restaurant will serve dinner, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $65 per person, that includes starter, entrée and dessert. First course choices include turtle soup, seafood gumbo, Creole oyster stew, salads, shrimp remoulade, oxtails and dumplings, barbecue shrimp shortcake or roasted duck crepe. Entrees: roasted turkey, crab-stuffed flounder, shrimp and grits, roast duck, wood-grilled steak with oysters and Bearnaise sauce, pork osso buco, quinoa-stuffed mirliton and turducken quail. For dessert? Bananas Foster, pumpkin pie and Creole bread pudding, of course. 3300 Smith; 713-522-9711.

Hotel ZaZa: Both Museum District and Memorial City locations will offer Thanksgiving options for lunch and dinner. A la carte choices include butternut squash bisque, baby spinach salad, crab-stuffed mushrooms, and two entrees (a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, $28, and prime rib with scallop potatoes and Brussels sprouts, $38), and pumpkin pie. 5701 Main (713-527-1800) and 9787 Interstate 10 W. (713-986-9800).

Westin Houston Memorial City: The hotel’s 024 Grille will offer brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. with traditional Thanksgiving dinner dishes, carving and fresh seafood stations, breakfast and lunch options and a pastry bar; $55 for adults, $25 for kids under 10. 945 Gessner; reserve via opentable.com/024-grille or call 281-501-4350.

Oceanaire Seafood Room: Traditional Thanksgiving menu ($39) will be offered as well as regular menu. 5061 Westheimer; reserve at theoceanaire.com or call 832-487-8862.

Morton’s The Steakhouse: Houston’s two Morton’s steakhouses will be open 1-9 p.m. with the standard menu, including Cote de Boeuf. 1001 McKinney (713-659-3700) and 5000 Westheimer (713-629-1946).

McCormick & Schmick’s: A roasted turkey dinner with classic sides will be available at all three Houston locations, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., for $29.50. 1151-01 Uptown Park (713-840-7900), 1201 Fannin (713-658-8100), 791 Town and Country Blvd. (713-465-3685); mccormickandschmicks.com.

Jonathan’s The Rub: Jonathan’s new west Memorial location will offer dinner 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Choose a protein — deep fried turkey for $45 or beef tenderloin for $65 — which comes with green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potato casserole, cornbread stuffing and a choice of dessert. 12505 Memorial; 713-808-9291.

Kiran’s: The posh Upper Kirby standby will serve Indian-inspired holiday fare in a lavish buffet, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 2925 Richmond; 713-960-8472 or email info@kiranshouston.com.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House: The Galleria steakhouse will serve a three-course turkey dinner for $49 per person in addition to an a la carte dinner menu, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. 5061 Westheimer; 713-355-2600.

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