Best Boston Restaurants Open On Thanksgiving

November 6, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo from Moo/Facebook)

Leave the shopping, cleaning and cooking to some of the best chefs in Boston this Thanksgiving. Join your family and friends for a memorable meal featuring turkey, sides, desserts and plenty of wine and cocktails to wash it all down. Whether you are in search of an all-inclusive buffet that can accommodate guests of all ages or an intimate dinner by the fireplace, there are Thanksgiving events going on all throughout Boston at the following locations.
Photo Credit: Cafe Fleuri

Photo Credit: Cafe Fleuri

Cafe Fleuri
The Langham Hotel
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-1900

Located in the Financial District, just steps from the gorgeous park at Post Office Square, is The Langham hotel. Featuring a few dining destinations including Café Fleuri and Bond, this is one of the best places to go for holidays or to celebrate special events. For a Thanksgiving brunch, feast on all of the classics for $77 for adults and $36 for kids. Numerous seatings will be offered throughout the day starting late morning and going into late afternoon.

(Photo from Mandarin Boston)

(Photo from Mandarin Boston)

Mandarin Oriental Hotel
776 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 535-8800

Thursday, November 28, ASANA at the Mandarin Oriental is taking reservations for dining from noon until 7 p.m. for a delicious dinner. Pricing is $89 for adults and $35 for children for the Thanksgiving meal. There will be live music and a menu you won’t want to miss. For the first course, guests will indulge on mushroom soup with maiitake, parmesan and chive or venison carpaccio with Asian pear and black pepper emulsion, amongst the many options. Then traditional dishes like turkey, ham and prime rib will be the star of the show alongside onions, green beans, potatoes and other perfect accompaniments. And for dessert, enjoy seasonal selections that are sure to satisfy like hazelnut frangipane caramelized pear tart or pumpkin cream profiteroles.

(Photo from Moo/Facebook)

(Photo from Moo/Facebook)

15 Beacon St.
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 670-2515

The historical restaurant Mooo…., which sits in the same spot of a 1722 mansion, will be open for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For the menu that day, Mooo…. will be combining restaurant favorites like fresh seafood such as oysters along with signature steaks like the eight-ounce filet mignon, pepper crusted sirloin au poivre and the tenderloin of beef wellington with foie gras, spinach and duxelles. There will be plenty of traditional dishes for the holiday as well.

Related: Boston’s Best Thanksgiving Celebrations And Events For The Family

(Photo Credit: Ritz Carlton)

(Photo Credit: Ritz Carlton)

The Ritz-Carlton
10 Avery St.
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 574-7100

Located steps from Downtown Crossing in Chinatown, close to Boston Common, is The Ritz-Carlton. On Thursday, November 28, it will be offering a family-friendly buffet. Carving stations will feature turkey and prime rib and there will even be a seafood station including shrimp, crab and oysters, along with plenty of sides. Desserts will feature pastries and even a children’s dessert decorating station at this sophisticated spot, offering up an excellent location, delicious cuisine and top-notch service. The buffet will be held from 12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the cost is $98 for adults and $48 for children.

The Fireplace in Brookline (CBS)

The Fireplace in Brookline (CBS)

The Fireplace

1634 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 975-1900

The Fireplace in Brookline prides itself on creating American comfort foods in a cozy, warm setting. From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., an a la carte menu will be served or you could even order take-out for the big day. Braised short ribs, filet mignon and cider glazed turkey with stuffing are just a few of the many selections. Beside the entrees, there is something for everyone including salads, soups, seafood, duck, chicken and more.

Related: Boston’s Best Tips And Recipes From Chefs For Thanksgiving Leftovers

Michelle Levine is a creative energetic, young professional that is passionate about everything Boston has to offer. She loves to attend local events, dine out, and cook and wants to share her findings with you. Her work can be found on

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