While many people enjoy cooking for themselves and others during the holidays, some might not be able to this Thanksgiving in Seattle. Fortunately, plenty of restaurants in the area will be open on Thanksgiving Day and during the parade and serving up traditional and contemporary meals to locals and tourists alike.
Going out on Thanksgiving can mean a casual, affordable meal, or an extravagant, multi-course feast by candlelight. Whether you want something upscale: or your turkey, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole; or an entirely vegan meal, Seattle's restaurants are diverse enough to accommodate any dietary needs and tastes—and there are many restaurants open on Thanksgiving.
Unless you’re looking at very casual restaurants, always make sure to call ahead for reservations for Thanksgiving dinner since many restaurants book up days or weeks in advance. To make reservations, call restaurants directly or go through OpenTable.com. This year, Thanksgiving is on November 28, 2019.
Agrodolce Family Style Thanksgiving
Nestled in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, Agrodolce is a Southern Italy and Sicily-inspired trattoria and founded by chef Maria Hines, the 2009 winner of the James Beard Award for Best Chef Northwest (however, Hines sold Agrodulce to her executive chef in 2019). Each year for Thanksgiving, Agrodolce puts an Italian spin on the traditional turkey dinner and offers up a grand family-style pre-fixe feast to share.
The first course offers chicory salad and caramelized onion crostada; then, you'll be served a pasta dish - Tonnemaker Squash Cavatelli. For secondi (second course), Agrodolce will serve Mary’s Organic Turkey Breast Involtini with yams, sweet potatoes, caramelized brussels sprouts and pancetta, and finally dessert will be pumpkin cannoli. Vegan and vegetarian items are available with advanced request.
Located in Tukwila, Basil's Kitchen is a great option for a Mediterranean escape this Thanksgiving. The restaurant will be offering up a buffet of traditional favorites, seafood, carved meats, and a delightful array of desserts.
The Bellevue Basil's Kitchen buffet will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Service will include a selection of salads and Mediterranean foods; a carving station with prime rib, apple cider brined turkey breast, cranberry relish, and giblet gravy; a bar full of savory sides; and a dessert bar with an assortment of pies, puddings, and other delights (including pumpkin pie).
Located inside the historic Cobb Building between the Pike Place Market and Downtown neighborhoods, The Capital Grille Seattle is a steakhouse that serves up fine dining experiences with a world-class selection of wines year-round. On Thanksgiving, Capital Grille will be serving their usual dinner menu or you can order a pre-fixe Thanksgiving dinner by their Executive Chef.
With four locations in the Seattle area to choose from, Daniel's Broiler Steak & Seafood is a great option for your Thanksgiving meal this year.
Daniel's Broiler Lake Union (809 Fairview Avenue North), Daniel's Broiler Leschi (200 Lake Washington Boulevard), and the downtown location at 808 Howell Street are all in Seattle Seattle, while Daniel's Broiler Bellevue (10500 Northeast 8th Street) is located on the shores of Lake Washington, offering stunning views of the city skyline from the 21st floor of the Bank of America building at Bellevue Place.
Three locations will offer four-course dinners for $60 per person, which offers each person the ability to choose an entree (roast turkey, prime rib, maple pork roast, wild king salmon or plant-based ravioli). For dessert, guests will have their choice of vanilla bean crème brûlée, chocolate raspberry charlotte, traditional pumpkin pie, or a double scoop of Olympic ice cream or sorbet.
The downtown location will offer a buffet filled with traditional Thanksgiving favorites.
Frolik Kitchen Thanksgiving Dinner
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Frolik Kitchen & Cocktails, a trendy rooftop restaurant in the Motif Seattle Hotel, this Thanksgiving Day from 1 to 7 p.m. For the holiday feast, start with a family-style appetizer of bread and butter, horseradish and chive deviled eggs, a cheese ball, or a large salad. Then dive into one of three entrees: roast turkey, rib roast, or pumpkin and ricotta ravioli. Cap the evening with a dessert of either pumpkin, apple, or banana cream pie.
Located blocks from the Seattle Art Museum, Outlier is a trendy spot in downtown Seattle that typically offers an eclectic mix of international dishes in an artsy setting. On Thanksgiving, this community-oriented spot Thanksgiving dinner served buffet-style for all to enjoy between noon and 8 p.m.
If you're looking for an Asian-inspired holiday meal this year, you can head to Wild Ginger in downtown Seattle on Thanksgiving Day where they'll be serving up all their regular menu items alongside Thanksgiving favorites with delicious Wild Ginger flare.