You could cook at home this year, but why go through all the stress of preparing the meal of the year when you have other options?
There’s no shortage of restaurants that will be cooking up traditional Thanksgiving feasts and other wildly creative dishes. Take advantage of the dine-in Thanksgiving offers and treat your family and friends to one of these Valley restaurants.
If you don’t feel like cooking this year, but still want to have that traditional Thanksgiving dinner, consider making reservations at Bink’s Midtown, where $50 per adult ($18 for 12 and under) will get you a buffet spread that includes all the fixings, with a few chic twists. A traditional slow cooked turkey, mixed greens salad, marinated green beans, house rolls and sweet or mashed potatoes will be offered or diners can kick things up with the mole braised turkey tamales, roasted local pig in barbeque sauce with wild rice salad or butternut squash soup. When dinner is gone, you can indulge in pumpkin roll with cream cheese icing and pomegranate, chocolate pecan pie or mini apple cobbler topped with whipped eggnog. Bink’s Midtown is located at 2320 East Osborn in Phoenix. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. To make reservations, call 602.388.4874 or visit binksmidtown.com for more information.
Want an Italian-inspired Thanksgiving dinner this year? Join Chef Massimo De Francesca at Taggia at FireSky Resort and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel at 4925 North Scottsdale Road at Chaparral for a Thanksgiving feast. The Italian-inspired menu will feature a three-course menu which features choice of a butternut squash bisque or baby arugula salad with raspberry vinaigrette for starters, herb-garlic roasted turkey breast, corn bread confit turkey leg stuffing, baby carrots, green beans, mashed potatoes with a porcini mushroom gravy or smoked ham, green peas, portobellos and parmesan for a main course. To complete the tantalizing feast, pumpkin mousse tart or crème bulee is available for dessert. To make reservation, call 480.424.6095 or visit taggiascottsdale.com for more information.
Go beyond turkey this year with a unique Asian-inspired Thanksgiving at Sapporo Scottsdale. From 1 p.m.-8 p.m., diners can enjoy the exclusive menu developed by Executive Chef Stephen Stromberg which combines traditional Thanksgiving ingredients with the restaurants signature fare. Diners can choose from three dishes: East meets West roll made with prosciutto, pineapple and asparagus topped with spicy seared turkey breast ($12); orange-miso glazed duck breast made with squash, pork belly stuffing, roasted cranberry and ginger chutney ($30); or teppan grilled turkey breast with sticky rice, Chinese sausage, water chestnuts, smashed sweet potatoes and an herb gravy ($12). To accompany the main course–a signature pumpkin pie martini ($8). And diners will love the dessert which combines ginger pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon gelato and candied ginger honey syrup ($8). To make reservations, call 480.607.1114 or visit sapporoscottsdale.com for more information.
In addition to the traditional dishes, Tuscany at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa will combine their signature Italian fare to create a special Thanksgiving menu. Dinner will be served from 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and will feature a roasted acorn squash. The main course will feature a choice of rotisserie turkey breast with sage, gravy and cranberry compote, black garlic paperdelle, roasted lamb leg or striped sea bass with kale, mushroom ragout and applewood smoked spicy pepperonata. After dinner, guests will enjoy an almond apricot tart with Amaretto gelato in a Florentine tuile and spiced cranberry compote. To make reservations, call 480.293.3681 or visit jwmarriott.com for more information.
Different Pointe of View
Give thanks from the AAA Four Diamond Different Pointe of View mountaintop restaurant for $59.95 per adult ($29.95 per child, with children 3 and under free). A unique Thanksgiving menu complements this unique setting, including Pacific Gulf shrimp, snow crab claws, Penn Cove mussels, little neck clams accompanied by a variety of starters such as lobster bisque, mozzarella di bufala and vine ripe tomatoes and side dishes such sweet potato mousse with white truffle marshmallows, sausage and sage brioche stuffing and mascarpone herb caramelized whipped potatoes just to name a few. Also available will be carving stations featuring a wide selection of smoked and slow roasted meats from Guinness-brined slow roasted turkey to soy marinated pork loin. The Different Pointe of View is located at 11111 N 7th Street in Phoenix. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from noon until 7 p.m. To make reservations, call 602.866.6350 or visit tapatiocliffshilton.com for more information.
Lon’s at Hermosa
For a true diner’s experience this Thanksgiving, consider making plans at Lon’s at Hermosa located at 5532 North Palo Cristi Road in Paradise Valley. They will be serving a 3-course dinner for $75 per guest. Diners will choose from roasted pumpkin soup, house burrata, Hermosa garden greens, duck confit ravioli or cast iron seared scallops for a starter and have the choice of roasted natural turkey, grilled beef tenderloin, ancho barbeque rubbed pork loin or pan roasted halibut for a main course. Chocolate pudding cake, organic apple tart and house made pumpkin pie will round out the meal. To make reservations, call 602.955.7878 or visit hermosainn.com for more information.
Gather your friends and family to enjoy the views of Wildfire Golf Club’s green fairways at Meritage Steakhouse at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa. Between 5 p.m.-9 p.m., diners can enjoy choice of celery root chestnut bisque, a fall salad or wild mushroom tartlet for starters. Dinner will include herb roasted turkey breast, smoked organic bourbon ham and turkey pot pie To accompany dinner, diners can choose from a traditional green bean casserole, Vermont maple glazed carrots and savory cornbread stuffing, all served family style. To top off the dinner, a serving of harvest pumpkin spiced pie and pepita brittle crunch with bourbon gelato will be served for dessert. To make reservation, call 480.424.6095 or visit jwmarriott.com for more information.
Latilla Restaurant at the Boulders
Dine from executive chef Michel Pieton at The Boulders, located on 34631 North Tom Darlington Drive in Carefree. For $75 per person ($29 for children between 6-12 years old) diners can choose from a four course prix-fixe menu which features highlights like roasted many squash soup; roasted free range turkey with buttermilk mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chorizo green chile cornbread stuffing, sage giblet gravy and tequila cranberry relish; Sonoran spiced and smoked black angus filet served with autumn root vegetable short rib hash, creamed green beans, tobacco onions, and Arizona Stronghold essence. For dessert, diners can choose from a traditional pumpkin pie with maple bourbon ice cream and salted Carmel or grandma’s pecan pie served with dark chocolate sea salt ice cream. To make reservations call 480.488.7317 or visit theboulders.com for more information.
Enjoy a special three-course menu at ZuZu, located at Hotel Valley Ho at 6850 East Main Street in Scottsdale. The traditional dinner includes a festive butternut squash soup ($8), slow roasted red bird farms turkey complete with mashed potatoes, cornbread sausage stuffing, vegetables and cranberry ginger relish with gravy ($29); and choice of pumpkin pie or pecan pie desserts both for $8. And for the kids, a special slow roasted red bird farms turkey ($12). ZuZu will also serve their regular menu on Thanksgiving Day. To make reservations, call 480.421.7997 or visit cafe-zuzu.com/ for more information.