Enjoy more time with your family and skip the messy kitchen by dining out this year for Thanksgiving Day! Here are restaurants in Arizona serving up fabulous Thanksgiving meals your entire family will enjoy.
Gather and give thanks at Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa on Thursday, November 24th with a prix-fixe menu complete with holiday favorites including herb rubbed organic free-range turkey achiote crusted ribeye, along with decadent desserts. You can also enjoy the classics provided on the full, regular Prado menu. Live music will fill the air for this festive occasion. The cost for the prix-fixe menu is $85 per adult and $35 per child. Two seating options are available: 1:00pm to 4:30pm and 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Reservations call 480.627.3020 or book online at Opentable.com.
On Thanksgiving Day, guests can choose between a four-course, prix-fixe menu at elements, Sanctuary’s signature restaurant, or a lavish buffet at The Views in Scottsdale. Dinner at elements will include an elegant turkey dinner with all the trimmings among the entrée choices, along with non-traditional offerings such as bacon-wrapped filet of beef with blue cheese crust; pan-seared John Dory with a braised leek, corn and mussel chowder; and roasted vegetable tian with goat cheese fondue. Available from 12 to 9 p.m., the elements dinner is priced at $85 per person. Featuring action and carving stations, the Thanksgiving buffet at The Views will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is priced at $75 per person. For both meals, children ages 6-12 dine for $25, ages 5 years and under dine free. Drinks, tax and gratuity are additional.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant in Phoenix will offer an Italian rendition of the American holiday feast for a Thanksgiving dinner. At Tomaso’s, Thanksgiving dinner is only $49 a person, and the fine dining experience includes a soup, salad, pasta, and entrée. Choose from traditional roasted turkey served with butternut squash ravioli and mushroom risotto, scallion mashed potatoes, cranberry orange chutney, and Sicilian brussel sprouts, to braised beef short ribs and gnocchi with veal and wild mushroom sauce. Tomaso’s will be open Thanksgiving Day from 12:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. It is recommended to call ahead for reservations 602.956.0836. Tomaso’s is located at 3225 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix.
Palo Verde Restaurant
Palo Verde Restaurant at the Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree will celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a four course, specialty menu featuring festive, holiday items on Thursday, November 24th. Menu options include Oyster Two Ways served on a Half Shell with Smoked Trout Roe Migonette and Salt Baked Stuffed Pancetta-Swiss Chard, Apple-Sunchoke Bisque, Two Wash Ranch Heritage Turkey Braised Leg, Aged Beef Strip Sirloin, Seared Sea Scallops and Spiced Pecan Brittle served with Maple Ice Cream and Bourbon. The cost is $65.00 per person and includes a glass of Red or White Wine. For reservations, please contact the Boulders’ Concierge team at 480.488.7317 or visit the website at theboulders.com.
Blue Hound Kitchen
Blue Hound Kitchen at Hotel Palomar Phoenix is serving a Thanksgiving Feast on November 24, 2016, 11am – 5pm. Enjoy a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal with a Southern twist by Chef Sean Currid, featuring carving stations (Herb Roasted Turkey and Slow Roasted Prime Rib) and a Bloody Mary and mimosa bar. Each guest receives exclusive access to be first on the ice at CitySkate, the Valley’s largest and most popular real outdoor ice rink, from 2pm to 7pm. Reservations are required. To book call 602.258.0231 or visit BlueHoundKitchen.com.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is hosting a Family Thanksgiving Celebration on Thursday, November 24. Give thanks with family and friends while enjoying a delectable buffet with a variety of starters including Salt Pork Barley Soup, Pernod Poached Mussels, and Smoked Scottish Salmon followed by main dishes such as Butter Basted Turkey, Aged Angus Prime Rib, Baked Virginia Ham, Acorn Squash, and Brown Sugar Glazed Yams. End on a sweet note with traditional desert options like Pumpkin, Apple, Pecan and Mincemeat Pies, along with Tortes, Truffles, and Tartlets. The Scottsdale’s Thanksgiving celebration is from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Vista Verde Dining Room. The cost is $55 for adults, $27 for children ages 5-12, and complimentary for kids under 5 (prices do not include sales tax and 20% gratuity).
Hotel Valley Ho
Dine on delicious fare this Thanksgiving at the iconic Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. Choose from a full buffet in Sands or an à la carte dinner at ZuZu. For a classic holiday feast, reserve your spot at the Valley Ho Thanksgiving Buffet, served at Sands from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy an array of salads, roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, classic sides and house-made desserts. Savory dishes include Chilled Shrimp & Crab Claws, Slow Roasted Red Bird Farms Turkey with chorizo cornbread stuffing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with bacon and pomegranate reduction, Bourbon Pecan Pie, and much more. The buffet is $59 per person or $19 for children 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity, not including alcohol. For an à la carte experience, the ZuZu Thanksgiving Dinner will feature the restaurant’s seasonal menu from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. along with delicious specials including Slow Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings and Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon sweet cream. Reservations for both dinners are recommended and can be made at 480.421.7997.
Royal Palms Resort
This Thanksgiving, bring your family and leave the cooking to T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa in Scottsdale. Under the direction of Executive Chef Todd Allison, guests have the opportunity to choose from a three-course, prix-fixe menu at T. Cook’s or a holiday buffet in one of the beautiful Royal Palms ballrooms. Some standout items include Maple Leaf Farms Duck Break and Confit, Pan Roasted John Dory, Pan Seared Maine Diver Sea Scallops, Loch Durat Salmon and Slow Roasted Heritage Turkey. The Thanksgiving Dinner Prix-Fixe Menu at T. Cook’s will be availble 11:00am -8:00pm. The cost is $95++ per person, $29++ for children ages 6-12 years, 5 years and under is free. Reservations are required. The Royal Palms Holiday Buffet will be available 11:00am – 4:00pm. The cost is $85++ per person, $29++ for children 6-12 years, 5 years and under is free. Reservations are required. To book a reservation please call 602-840-3610 or visit royalpalmshotel.com.
Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar
Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at The Camby in Phoenix The restaurant will offer a delicious array of traditional Thanksgiving dishes with the signature Camby-style twist, making Artizen an ideal destination to celebrate with friends and family around the table. Director of Culinary Experiences, Dushyant Singh, will showcase a selection of buffet-style stations, including an egg benedict section, chef prepared omelets, applewood bacon and chicken apple sausage, and made-to-order buttermilk pancakes topped with marinated berries, pure maple syrup, bananas, and Nutella. Traditional dish options will include citrus brine turkey breast with cornbread apple stuffing, cranberry chutney and turkey gravy and peppercorn crusted NY strip with caramelized cipollini, onion, and port demi. The Thanksgiving Day buffet at Artizen will be available from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 24. Adults are $65 per person and children are $25 (ages 12 and under). Guests can make a reservation at thecamby.com or by calling 602.468.0700.
SaltRock Southwest Kitchen
SaltRock Southwest Kitchen at Kimpton Amara Resort and Spa in Sedona is serving a family style, prix-fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Robert Hoffman. Some standouts include: Roasted Squash Soup, Roasted Bass, Grilled Pork Loin, Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing and Flourless Chocolate Tarte. The cost is $55/person ++ and is available from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Reservations are required. To make a reservation call 928.282.4828 or visit amararesort.com.
L’Auberge de Sedona
On Thursday, November 24 guests of L’Auberge de Sedona and locals alike are invited to celebrate Thanksgiving Day at Cress on Oak Creek. With delicious holiday food and drink offerings in a natural creekside setting with stunning views, Cress on Oak Creek is an ideal location to celebrate with friends and family on a holiday where food is nearly as important as those gathered around it. This year, L’Auberge de Sedona will offer a four-course Thanksgiving Tasting Menu at the newly introduced Cress on Oak Creek restaurant, featuring first courses such as steak tartare and Oak Creek risotto; main course dishes of all-natural turkey ‘en ballotine’ with giblet stuffing; and a variety of traditional desserts such as brown butter apple tart, pumpkin pie with rosemary marshmallow and chocolate pudding cake in a jar. The Thanksgiving Tasting Menu is $110 per adult and $35 per child ages 3 – 12 and will be served between noon and 8 p.m.. Reservations can be made by calling 928.282.1661 or emailing [email protected].
The Westin La Paloma Resort
Families are invited to trade prep time for quality time this Thanksgiving at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa’s Thanksgiving brunch buffet in Tucson. Guests can sit back at AZuL Restaurant & Lounge and let the iconic resort’s team of culinary masterminds wow them with a myriad of dishes that are representative of both traditional and Tucson-inspired delicacies. Resort guests and locals are invited to bring friends and family together on Thanksgiving Day during the following reservation times: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. All diners are encouraged to make advanced reservations via credit card by calling 520.742.6000 ext. 5868. The price runs $54.95 for adults and $21.95 for children 6 to 12 with an 18% service charge.
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador
The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador in Tucson will host their annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the Turquoise Ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Priced at $68 for adults and $26 for children ages 6-12 (no charge for children 5 and under), the buffet will begin with light starters including marinated artichokes, oven-roasted pears, duck and pork pate en croute, seasonal fresh fruit and berries and an artisan bread station with flatbreads. Carving stations and seasonal favorites will include roast turkey breast, omelets made to order, turkey enchiladas, pepita crusted corvina and chef specialties including pumpkin biscuits with honey baked ham, poached egg and salsa verde. An assortment of desserts will include pumpkin pie, caramel cheesecake, red velvet cupcakes and a variety of pastries. Reservations are required, call 520.544.1244 or visit hiltonelconquistador.com/holidays.