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Thanksgiving Day is just around the corner. As a way to help you keep your turkeys in a row, Sun Sentinel will maintain an ongoing list of local restaurants hosting Thanksgiving Day dinners, specials and events. This list will be updated weekly.
If you know of any restaurants that will remain open on Thanksgiving Day, let us know. Just submit the restaurant listing to Rochelle Oliver.
Tropical Acres Restaurant
2500 Griffin Rd.
Tropical Acres restaurant in Fort Lauderdale will offer a special holiday menu where a la carte selections such as delicious roast young turkey, herb-crusted grilled rack of lamb, roast prime rib of beef and baked Virginia ham will be priced between $19 and $29. The dinner includes sides such as mashed potatoes, yams, green salad, bread pudding, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Children portions will be available for $5 less than regular prices. The menu includes a variety of other items priced between $4 and $34. The restaurant will be open between 2 and 9 p.m.
2584A East Sunrise Blvd.
Trulucks Fort Lauderdale will remain open on Thanksgiving Day. The seafood, steak and crab house will serve Thanksgiving eats from 4 to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Trina Restaurant and Lounge
601 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Trina Restaurant will serve a three-course Thanksgiving dinner complete with a white truffle and wild mushroom bisque served with baby scallops and shaved asparagus,Cajun-seasoned turkey with cornbread stuffing and garlic puree and cranberry relish sides. Dessert will include a choice of pecan pie or warm pumpkin pie. Dinner will cost $42 and will be available between 5:30 and 11 p.m.
3016 E. Commercial Blvd.
Ambry Restaurant in Fort Lauderdale is serving a Thanksgiving dinner with items such as turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, soup, salad, dessert and coffee. Dinner will be offered from noon till 7 p.m. and costs $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for children under 12 years old.
China Grill Fort Lauderdale
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
1881 SE 17th St.
China Grill will allow its guests to keep their options open on Thanksgiving Day. The family-style restaurant will maintain its normal menu along with a special Thanksgiving sharing menu. The night's holiday offering will include the roasted turkey two ways dish (roasted dark meat spring rolls with turkey pan gravy, crispy onions, sweet potato mash and stuffing). Cost is $38. The meal will be available from 4 to 9 p.m.
4626 North Federal Highway
Le Bistro hosts "A Bistro Thanksgiving." The four-course dinner with wine pairing starts at 3 p.m. The appetizer is a choice of butternut squash chowder made with crispy fried bacon and garlic buttered croutons or a harvest salad served with organic greens, sweet apples, truffle oil crostini and a blue cheese dressing. Entrees offer one of three options: traditional carved turkey with a sage and onion stuffing, braised beef short ribs or a pan-roasted whole trout. Desserts include pecan pie or vanilla bread pudding. The meal costs $30 for adults; $12 for kids 10 and under.
La Brochette Bistro
2635 N. Hiatus Rd.
La Brochette Bistro strives to fuse French flair with Middle-Eastern and Scandinavian influences in its cuisine. The owner, Aboud Kobaitri, a Lebanese-born American plans to serve a traditional Thanksgiving between 3 and 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Cost $34.95; Children 10-years-of-age and younger are $15.95.
Da Campo Osteria by Todd English
il Lugano Suites Hotel and Residences
3333 NE 32nd Ave.
Da Campo Osteria will serve an Italian Thanksgiving between 3 and 9 p.m. The offerings include starters such as chestnut ravioli, mixed greens, roasted root vegetables and green bean salad; entrees include a char-roasted turkey breast with braised leg and thigh with a butternut squash risotto and cranberry relish; roasted pork loin, roasted Brussels sprouts and sausage kale and bread stuffing; desserts include pumpkin pie and a pine nut tart. The meal ($60) includes a glass of Prosecco and is available a la carte and family style.
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
5550 NW 40th St.
The Fresh Harvest at The Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will offer a selection of items for brunch. Choose from smoked eggs Benedict, stuffed pork loin with apricot and walnut, macadamia crusted black grouper meatloaf, roasted butternut squash bisque with spiced bread croutons, apple-cider-cured turkey, an omlete station, and a selection of sweets: Apple tarts, pumpkin cheesecake and more. The brunch begins at 10 a.m., a Thanksgiving menu will continue until 10 p.m. and costs $26.95
Hyatt Regency Bonaventure Conference Center and Spa
250 Racquet Club Rd.
954-616-1234 ext 7675
Banyan offers a traditional Thanksgiving menu with roasted turkey and gravy served with a cranberry relish, carved ham in a rum raisin sauce and fruit chutney. The meal will be served family style. A kid's buffet will also be available. Dinner will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. or from 5 to 9 p.m. The meal costs $29 for adults; $15 for children 12-years-old and younger. Kids 4-years-old and younger eat free.
Texas de Brazil
The Village of Gulfstream Park
800 Silks Run, Ste 1380
Texas de Brazil's Hallandale location will remain open through lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Brazilian steakhouse will maintain its normal menu consisting of a dozen or more meat selections and 50 salad bar items.
Trump International Beach Resort
18001 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach
305-692-5770 Neomi's Grill, situated inside the Trump International Beach Resort, hosts a Thanksgiving Day dinner and then some. A family-style Thanksgiving menu will offer chive-deviled eggs and pumpkin-spiced kettle corn for starters along with crispy sweet potato strings served with a golden raisin vinaigrette or a mini crab cake and roasted red pepper crème fraiche. Entree selections include slow-roasted turkey, braised short ribs with a molasses glaze, pan-seared salmon, and dessert is a choice of pumpkin or apple pie. Dinner will be served between 4 and 9 p.m. and costs $49. As an added holiday bonus, Thanksgiving Day meal baskets will be available as well. Baskets consist of a traditional turkey feast fit for six to eight people. The meal costs $139 and must be ordered at least 72 hours in advance.
1395 Brickell Ave.
305-503-6529 Atrio restaurant, located on the 25th floor of the Conrad Hotel in downtown Miami, will offer a three-course meal consisting of roast turkey with a cornbread stuffing, baked cod, slow roasted heirloom tomatoes and pumpkin risotto. The meal will be available between noon and 8 p.m., and costs $37. A to-go Thanksgiving Day meal is also available if ordered five days in advance. Call the venue for more details.
2001 Collins Ave.
305-520-6400 The Setai in South Beach will serve a four-course, Asian-style Thanksgiving Day dinner. Menu selections include blue fin tuna skewers with shiso ponzu and Asian pear, kaffir lime sauce and soba shitake served with a truffle ice cream. Entrees include items such as the Tom Kha Gai (chicken, galangal, kaffir lime leaf, and oyster mushrooms simmered in coconut milk), Dong Gua Tang (clear ham broth with winter melon, Iberico ham, chicken, crab meat, ginger straw mushrooms), roasted free-range turkey with chestnut and sage dressing and crisp roast potatoes, smoked barbeque kurobuta pork belly with five-spice confit apples and steamed buns and more selections, plus desserts. The $75 meal will be served between 5 and 10:30 p.m.
404 Washington Ave.
305-534-2211 China Grill Miami offers a bit more than its Fort Lauderdale counterpart. The family-style restaurant will maintain its normal menu along with a special Thanksgiving sharing menu. The night's holiday offering will include the roasted turkey two ways dish (roasted dark meat spring rolls with turkey pan gravy, crispy onions, sweet potato mash and stuffing). Cost is $38. Also available is a char-grilled porterhouse for two served with a wasabi mashed potatoes and sweet soy glaze,. Cost is $79. The meal will be available from 5 to 9 p.m.
1685 Collins Ave.
305-674-6400. The Blue Door at the Delano hotel in Miami Beach will serve a four-course dinner. Starters include blue crab and pumpkin soup and duck confit citrus salad. Entrees include roasted turkey and rosemary-crusted prime rib with truffle-mashed potatoes; dessert is a tasting trio of holiday treats to be determined. The meal will be available from 6 to 10 p.m.
The Betsy Hotel
1440 Ocean Dr.
BLT Steak will serve a prix-fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day. The three-course dinner will include butternut squash soup, wild mushroom risotto, organic turkey, roasted prime rib of beef, Scottish salmon, chocolate tart, hazelnut-pumpkin pie, warm apple pie and more. The meal will be available from 2 to 9 p.m. Cost is $68.
Fairmont at the Turnberry
19999 West Country Club Dr.
Bourbon Steak in Aventura is doing more than serving up turkey this holiday season. Starting on Saturday, Nov. 21, the Michael Mina restaurant will offer a free cooking demo on how to fry a turkey. Advance sign up is required. The class begins at 2 p.m. and includes a tour of the on-site herb and fruit gardens by chef Daniel Buss. Thanksgiving Day will consist of three offerings: Thanksgiving specials (seasonal small plates such as Thai coconut soup, Maine dumplings, foie gras and more); a Thanksgiving Day buffet in the veranda (Cost $65 adults; $32.5 children seating between 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Reservations required) and a more affordable three-course prix-fixe menu available for lunch and dinner at the Cascatta Grille (Cost $36 adults; $18 children between noon and 3 p.m. and 6 and 10 p.m.).
Newport Beachside Hotel and Resort
16701 Collins Ave.
Sunny Isles Beach
Kitchen 305 hosts a 305 Thanksgiving Day buffet dinner. The night's items include starters such as butternut squash bisque and apple walnut salad, entrees like Virgina honey-mustard-glazed ham, roasted turkey with cranberry orange marmalade, haricot casserole with shiitake mushrooms and garlic mashed Idaho potatoes and a range of desserts including a crepe station and apple, pumpkin and peach pie. The meal costs $29.
The Biltmore Hotel
1200 Anastasia Ave.
The Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables opens up to serve two types of Thanksgiving Dinner. At the Palme d'Or Restaurant a four-couse, French-style dinner complete with farm-raised turkey and foie gras gravy, pumpkin soup and pecan pie will be served with wine pairings. At The Biltmore's Fontana Restaurant guests will be able to dine on a Tuscany-inspired meal with selections such as ravioli stuffed with pumpkin in a brandy and shallot light cream, braised boneless free-range turkey and brioche bread poached in light rum syrup. A Sunday Champagne brunch will also be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. following Thanksgiving Day.
Cost: $80 at Palme d'Or Restaurant and $59 at Fontana Restaurant. Available from 6 to 10 p.m. Brunch $85 adults; $37.5 for children between 5 and 11 years of age.
Cafe Prima Pasta
414 71st. St.
Cafe Prima Pasta in Miami Beach will offer a fusion-style Thanksgiving. The night's menu will be a blend of Argentinean and Italian. The prix-fixe event includes stuffed turkey and desserts, a Bellini and coffee. The $45 menu will be available from 5 p.m. to midnight. An a-la-carte menu will also be available.
600 Lincoln Rd.
This Lincoln Road restaurant is well known for its Peruvian, Brazilian and Japanese cuisine. On Thanksgiving, the restaurant will toss a heavy helping of American tradition into the mix. The Thanksgiving menu will include braised short rib gyozas with a pumpkin puree, turkey with sweet potato brown sugar fries and pumpkin cinnamon bread pudding. The a-la-carte menu will be available from noon to midnight.
468 41st. St.
Rare Steakhouse isn't just your everyday steakhouse. This Kosher dining establishment will serve Kosher holiday selections of turkey, appetizers, sides and desserts. The restaurant will remain open from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Holiday menu costs $32.
Palm Beach County
201 Plaza Real
ZED451 is well known for its all-you-can-eat selections of meats and fish, along with its Harvest Table, a buffet of fresh pastas, soups and salads. This Thanksgiving, the Boca Raton restaurant offers turkey breast with garlic and chive butter, hickory-smoked ham with a honey clove glaze, Asian pork belly served with rice, caramelized sweet potatoes with candied pecans, and buttermilk, jalapeno pepper and aged cheddar cornbread to name just a few of the selections. The menu will be available from noon to 8 p.m. and cost $39. 'Tis the season items will be served for an additional $6, and a Thanksgiving pot pie will be available for an additional $7.
Lola Restaurant and Ultra Lounge
16950 Jog Rd.
Lola Restaurant will provide a Thanksgiving buffet with turkey, ham, fish, meatloaf, vegetables, sweet potatoes, salads and a variety of desserts from 2 to 8 p.m.. Football games will be televised all day in the Ultra Lounge. Price not available at this time.
Looking for a quick meal? Piccadilly Restaurant will offer holiday selections such as cranberry-glazed chicken, cinnamon pork chops with apples and desserts. The meal will be available all day for $9.99.
700 Rosemary Ave.
West Palm Beach
561-366-1000 Mamma Che Buono - open all day / 561-655-1241
Taverna Opa - open all day / 561-820-0002
Panera Bread - open for dinner / 561-515-3773
101 N. Clematis St.
West Palm Beach
Pistache restaurant will remain open to welcome diners to Thanksgiving Feast. The French restaurant will serve a three-course menu consisting of items such as butternut squash soup with apples, Maytag blue cheese salad with walnuts and cranberries, traditional turkey and gravy with Idaho or sweet mashed potatoes, fish of the day and prime rib roast. Desserts consist of pecan pie, warm caramelized apple crepe with spiced honey sauce and vanilla ice cream and ice cream and sorbet. The dinner is available from 3 to 9 p.m. and costs $39 adults; $19 children.