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Seattle Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner (or Brunch)

Where to go if you’d rather leave the turkey (or salmon, or stuffed pastas) to the professionals.

By Seattle Met Staff

Thanksgiving at Goldfinch Tavern includes two buffets.

These local spots stand ready to handle your Thanksgiving festivities. Hotel-adjacent restaurants have elevated the holiday menu into a truffle-shaved, prix fixe art form, but all kinds of restaurants—from vegetarian havens to steak houses—rise to this occasion. We will keep this list updated as more options surface; if you’re looking for takeout Thanksgiving fare, we’ve got resources for that, too.


 

Ascend Prime Steak and Sushi

Bellevue

At this penthouse destination restaurant, Thanksgiving means brunch. More importantly, it means tableside carts of sushi bites and fancy toasts, plus entrees, plus starters, plus high-drama dessert. And, yes, drinks. Brunch is $125 per person, or $40 for kids.

Stella

First Hill

The Sorrento’s atmospheric Italian restaurant will serve dinner from 2 to 5pm on Thanksgiving. The $85 menu doesn’t include drinks, but clearly those are available for purchase. Reservations required.

Ben Paris

Downtown

The State Hotel’s handsome restaurant with the memorable wallpaper will keep things classic with a $75 dinner that goes big on dessert: pecan bars, plus pumpkin cake with gingerbread icing and Chantilly cream. Wine pairings: also an option.

Hearth

Kirkland

From noon to 7pm, the dining room will serve a classic Thanksgiving menu for $70 per person.

Salish Lodge

Snoqualmie

This scenic destination serves a three-course meal for $135 per person (plus a kids menu) so you can choose your own starter, main course, and dessert.

Water’s Table

Renton

The restaurant at the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington goes big with a $95 buffet that includes seafood, a carving station, multiple desserts, and classic sides aplenty—plus lake views. Reserve here.

STK Steakhouse

Bellevue

For the holiday, the steak house with Vegas vibes adds roast turkey to its repertoire, with a Thanksgiving special that includes gravy, stuffing, green beans with crispy shallots, and two kinds of potatoes. It’s $64 for adults, $29 for kids 12 and younger. Slices of spiced pumpkin pie are $12.

The Lakehouse

Bellevue

Jason Wilson and newish chef de cuisine Thomas Cullen put together a three-course meal where you choose from options like turkey (duh), squash, and wagyu. Dinner is $74 per person, or $25 for a kids plate. Reserve on Tock.

Samara

Ballard

Thanksgiving is chef Eric Anderson's favorite food holiday—and it shows in a four-course dinner that begins with shared snacks like duck pate and smoked halibut dip. Choose your preferred vegetable course and entree (salmon, turkey, or grilled pork), then it's on to dessert. The meal is $90 apiece, with a $55 option for kids.

Cafe Flora

Madison Valley

Four courses of vegetarian (and largely gluten-free) holiday fare await in Flora’s dining room or on its new all-year patio. The meal centers on an autumn puff pastry with porcini cream sauce, or local delicata, stuffed with wild rice and root vegetable pilaf. The $85 dinner has a kids menu option, too.

Cafe Flora's new year-round patio will serve a heated, covered Thanksgiving alfresco.

Goldfinch Tavern

Downtown

Each $150 dinner involves three courses—two of which involve buffets. Kick things off with a trip to an extensive appetizer buffet, followed by your choice of entree (options include turkey, dungeness benedict, wagyu striploin, and cannelloni with delicata squash). Then it’s on to the dessert buffet. This spread is available from 10am–7pm, in case you prefer Thanksgiving brunch to Thanksgiving dinner.

Bird is just one of the entree options at spots like Goldfinch Tavern.

The George

Downtown

The Fairmont’s newly polished dining room serves up vintage grandeur, but also a three-course meal, plus dessert, from 1–8pm on Thanksgiving. The meal centers on turkey or steak, plus a shared autumn salad, carrot and pumpkin soup, and pumpkin spiced cake; dinner is $80 per person. Reserve online.

Bourbon Steak

Downtown

Michael Mina’s urbane steak house assembled a three-course meal (plus dessert) that might start with tuna tartare or bourbon-glazed pork belly bacon. Five entrée choices include turkey and steak, naturally, but also salmon and the house lobster pot pie. Each $105 dinner also comes with sides and your choice of dessert. 

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