Thanksgiving is a time of family, food and gratitude. Unfortunately, it can also be a time of fist-fighting at Market Basket over the last turkey or who will be washing the mountain of post-dinner dishes. Fear not, it is possible to pull off a successful and carefree Thanksgiving without having to consult with Martha Stewart. These local restaurants offer Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings and none of the cleanup. Make your reservation today — if you haven’t already.
371 Commonwealth Ave., Boston
12 pm – 8 pm
$89 per person; $40 additional per person with wine pairing
Run by Executive Chef Christopher Coombs (of Boston Chops) Deuxave pulls out all the stops for its Thanksgiving feast. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal chosen from a prix-fixe menu, with an optional wine pairing. The menu includes classics like roasted beets, stuffed turkey and pumpkin bread. Or, you can opt for a gourmet twist on traditional with duck confit pavé, braised bone-in short rib and chocolate bourbon pecan pie.
The Capital Grille
900 Boylston St., Boston
11:30 am – 9 pm
$42 per adult; $15 per child; $12 additional per person with dessert
Go classic-luxe at The Capital Grille with a prix-fixe menu of slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, french green beans with Marcona almonds, cranberry-pear chutney and, of course, a side of mashed potatoes. End the meal with a sweet serving of pumpkin cheesecake. For the few patrons for whom turkey doesn’t do the trick on Thanksgiving (!) The Capital Grille’s full a la carte menu is available. The restaurant’s special Thanksgiving menu is also offered at its Burlington and Chestnut Hill locations.
Beat Brew Hall
13 Brattle St., Cambridge
11 am – 12 am
$55 per person
The Harvard Square haunt formerly known as Beat Brasserie jazz lounge recently morphed into Beat Brew Hall, a country-style beer and comfort-food haven. On the holiday next week, guests can enjoy traditional Thanksgiving foods off the prix-fixe menu or take a more rustic turn with buffalo cauliflower in a blue cheese dip, venison loin with sweet potato puree, and cherry pie. There are options for gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets, and kids under 10 can order off a separate a la carte menu. Live bluegrass bands set the mood, playing all day.
Bistro du Midi
272 Boylston St., Boston
12 pm – 8 pm
$75 per person; $32 ages 12 and under
Bistro du Midi serves up a Thanksgiving-day feast with Provençal flair overlooking the Public Garden and bustling Boylston Street. Chef Robert Sisca throws tradition to the wind and yet still honors the season with a prix-fixe menu that includes Spanish octopus with shishito peppers, crusted halibut with chorizo, Faroe Island salmon with chestnuts and squash velouté, and plum almond frangipane. There’s also a foie gras course.
Legal Sea Foods
12 pm – 8 pm
$25 per person; $9 ages 12 and under
If your family members all have different preferences when it comes to what food tastes good, Legal Sea Foods may be your best bet. The iconic local restaurant offers both traditional Thanksgiving foods and its signature, seafood-centric menu. Enjoy turkey breast with sausage stuffing, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce, or order a stuffed lobster off the regular menu.
363 Plantation St., Worcester
10:30 am – 3 pm
$47 per adult; $20 ages 10 and under
Get the party started earlier in the day this Thanksgiving with the holiday brunch buffet at Beechwood Hotel in Worcester. Hosted in the Grand Ballroom, the occasion features chef-attended carving stations (roasted turkey), classic comfort food dishes (roasted acorn squash and mashed sweet potatoes) and sweet breakfast options (apple cider doughnut holes, crepes). It should go without saying that there are bloody Mary and mimosa selections.