Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in the Bay Area

Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in the Bay Area

Are you team turkey or team ham? Maybe you’re not much for meat and enjoy a roasted Tofurky. Whichever side you’re on this Thanksgiving, let’s settle it here.

We can all agree that cooking a whole feast by yourself sounds like a daunting task, especially with the holiday shopping and get-togethers that are inevitable this season. Why put yourself through all that trouble? You deserve to skip to the fun part and enjoy a hot meal with your loved ones. So, put that silly turkey baster away and take a bite out of our nicely cooked list of Bay Area Thanksgiving offerings.

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San Francisco

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One Market Restaurant

This American restaurant on the Embarcadero has a three-course menu that’s $89 for adults and $49 for children under 10. Pick from appetizers, entrées like butternut squash soup, roasted turkey or pan-seared salmon, and for dessert try hazelnut ice cream or a pumpkin tart. 

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International Smoke

SoMa’s International Smoke is SF’s premier steakhouse. The Thanksgiving menu will offer red curry butternut squash soup, smoked turkey breast, wagyu prime rib, plus apple cobbler and bread pudding for dessert. The Thanksgiving buffet is $105 for adults and $49 for kids.

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Ula Restaurant & Bar Lounge

A French Mediterranean restaurant located in Union Square, Ula will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu featuring cornmeal-crusted calamari, lobster agnolotti, and other dishes. There’s also an option to reserve the “Jellyfish Room,” where you can enjoy dining with live music.

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The Richmond District’s upscale Vietnamese restaurant, Lily, will be serving chilled oysters, confit turkey, sweet potato hash, and pumpkin pie on their Thanksgiving menu. The three-course menu is $88 per person.

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KAIYŌ Cow Hollow

KAIYŌ is hosting a Thanksgiving-Eve pre-fixe dinner featuring Nikkei-inspired dishes utilizing traditional Peruvian and Japanese spices. The menu will feature sharable mains such as Pollo a la Brasa and Aji Amarillo Salmon to spice up the traditional turkey and stuffing, a unique alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving meal. There will also be plenty of festive cocktails that will evoke comforting, nostalgic holiday feelings and flavors. For prices, please check their website.

East Bay

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The Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill

The sister restaurant to Beach Chalet, this East Bay restaurant will be offering a delicious three-course turkey dinner and other entrees such as pan-seared sea bass and farro risotto. $85 per person and $37.50 per child.

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Souley Vegan

Celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a plant-based feast featuring seitan country fried steak with various vegan sides. Souley vegan’s authentic Louisiana creole flavor will surely be a hit for everyone. To-go options are also available. $39 per person (add bottomless mimosas for $25) and $17 per child (10 and under).

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Alley & Vine

For the first time, Alemeda’s Alley & Vine will be offering dine-in Thanksgiving. The three-course menu will include classic turkey as well as vegetarian-friendly options. If you’re not into turkey, guests can order wild Alaskan halibut. Both indoor and outdoor will be available. $79 per person and $35 per child (12 and under).

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ZINO at Hotel Shattuck Plaza

If you’re in Berkeley for Thanksgiving, enjoy an exuberant feast at ZINO, located inside Hotel Shattuck Plaza. The options are plenty, from herb-roasted turkey and pumpkin pie to Mediterranean favorites like spiced root vegetables and baklava — it’s a perfect place for those who indulge in variety. The buffet is $60 per person and $30 per child (12 and under). Children under 5 eat for free.

North Bay

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Le Garage

Enjoy a Frenchie three-course prix fixe at Sausalito’s Le Garage. The menu will include Provencal pumpkin soup with roasted chestnuts and creme fraiche, roasted cider-brined turkey with haricot verts almondine, seared salmon with gruyere gratin, or vegetable cassoulet. Dessert options are pumpkin crème brûlée or fondant au chocolat. $55 per person.

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San Anselmo’s beloved Mediterranean restaurant is cooking up Thanksgiving dinner. Dine in on a feast of butternut and sweet potato soup, persimmon and fennel salad, turkey or salmon with melted leeks, and your choice of four desserts. A vegan main dish will also be available. $78 per person and $30 per child (12 and under).

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Left Bank Brasserie

Larkspur’s Left Bank Brasserie, will be offering a proper Thanksgiving feast to enjoy with friends and family. Choose between turkey or pork chops for the main. The four-course prix fixe is $69 per person. A special children’s menu will also be available as a two course prix fixe menu for $15.

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Buckeye Roadhouse

Mill Valley’s Buckeye Roadhouse will be offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu. This is the place if you’re looking for a cozy, lodge-like dining experience this holiday season. The menu includes traditional Thanksgiving staples like turkey, roasted autumn vegetables, and decadent desserts. $95 per person and $35 per child (12 and under).

South Bay

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Porta Blu Restaurant at Hotel NIA

Porta Blu will be offering a buffet-style Thanksgiving lunch. The menu will feature signature staples like a roasted turkey carvery, traditional sides, charcuterie plates, decadent desserts, and live music from The Charged Particles jazz band. $110 per person, $85 per child (12-18), $65 per child (6-11), and children under 6 eat for free.

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Quattro at Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley

Inspired by the season’s best produce, the talented chefs at Quattro Restaurant & Bar will offer a meal to be thankful for. The menu will include a roasted leg of lamb carving station, a cold appetizer buffet, handcrafted charcuterie, buttermilk-brined turkey, ash-crusted beef tenderloin, smoked salmon, and more! There will also be a dessert buffet by Pastry Chef Guillermo Soto. $185 per person and $60 per child.

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Pasta Moon

Half Moon Bay’s Pasta Moon is an excellent option for those who want an Italian twist on Thanksgiving. From turkey to lasagna, it’s a perfect feast for those who crave variety. The dinner is $88 per person and $25 per child (12 and under). A credit card is required to make reservations.

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