Want a holiday from cooking this Thanksgiving? From communal feasts to gourmet meals to go, Seattle brims with delicious options for discerning eaters.
Don your dapper duds and head to the Hotel Sorrento’s clubby cool Dunbar Room. For its three-course prix fixe dinner, choose between traditional turkey breast, black currant and port-braised ham, sockeye salmon, or butternut squash ravioli. Thanks to the oh-so-Instragrammable tile floor, your Thanksgiving snaps are sure to be stunning. After stuffing yourself with homemade pie, enjoy a digestif in the adjacent Fireside Room. Prefer to dine at home? This tasty feast is also available to go.
Thursday, Nov. 24, Noon–7 p.m.
$55/adult and $25/children 12 and under
To-go meals are $75/adult and $40/child
At Seattle’s newest boutique hotel, The Thompson, Scout will be hosting its first Friendsgiving. The communal three-course feast will kick off with a welcome cocktail on the house. Tuck into a comforting spread of celeriac soup, roast turkey, trout and squash, oyster stuffing, spinach gratin, and pecan pie with bourbon whipped cream. Get into the holiday spirit with a photo booth, giveaways, and fun prizes.
Thursday, Nov. 24, cocktails at 3:30 p.m., dinner at 4 p.m.
$90/adult and $60/children under age 12
A destination-worthy meal is just 30 minutes east of Seattle at the Dining Room at the Salish Lodge & Spa. Enjoy a fabulous four-course meal with views of the stunning Snoqualmie Falls. Savory dishes include Dungeness crab bisque, winter kale salad, slow-roasted turkey or prime rib, traditional sausage and sage stuffing, glazed baby carrots, and classic pumpkin and chocolate pecan pies. The kids’ menu includes turkey, chicken fingers or salmon, cut vegetables, and a slice of pie.
Thursday, Nov. 24, Noon–7 p.m.
$100/adult, $35/children age 6 to 12, free for children age 5 and under
Seattle’s beloved vegetarian institution Café Flora is serving a meat-free feast. Highlights of the four-course menu include green beans with fried shallots; pastry stuffed with butternut squash, stilton, and winter greens; heirloom potato, celery root, and black garlic soup; and a wintry salad of seared pear, grilled romaine, spiced hazelnut, and gorgonzola. Pick between pumpkin cheesecake with graham cracker crust or pecan cake with chocolate mousse. A kids’ menu — featuring mini-shepherd pies — is available, as are gluten-free and vegan options.
Thursday, Nov. 24, 1–7:30 p.m.
$75/adult and $25/child
Pick up a meal made with love and natural, local, and organic ingredients at Seattle’s long-standing co-op. Their tasty sides include parsnip mashed potatoes, chorizo, apple, cornbread dressing, roast squash with apples and bacon, and wild mushroom and kale gratin. Baked-from-scratch pies like pumpkin and salted caramel apple are “every bit as good as Grandma’s.” With PCC’s well-curated selection of microbrews, cider, and wine, there’s no need to make an extra trip for boozy beverages. This is perfect for those who operate at the last minute — the stores will have an ample supply of everything.