November 7, 2014

Ultimate Guide To Thanksgiving Restaurants In Phoenix

by

Thanksgiving Restaurants Phoenix

Every year for the past 15-plus years as I sat down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner I was grateful to be in a place with such beautiful weather that we could enjoy our meal on the patio. For many years we had a house full of people, which is always a lot of fun. But, CycleGuy and I used to go out to eat on Thanksgiving when it was just the two of us. And in the past few years, as many of our friends moved away, I found it less stressful to go out to eat on Thanksgiving. Sure, I missed the leftovers. But that’s easily solved by cooking up those few things that we really want. A Phoenix Thanksgiving out is a delicious alternative to cooking at home. Thanksgiving Restaurant Phoenix

If you’re in the Phoenix area for Thanksgiving and thinking of going out to eat, you’re in luck! With so many resorts and fine dining restaurants, it’s easy to find a nice place to go. And while many of the top resorts and restaurants will set you back several hundred dollars for a family of four, there are more reasonable options as well.

Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving Restaurants in Phoenix Phoenix Thanksgiving

Note: all prices are exclusive of beverage, tax, and gratuity unless otherwise noted.

Arizona Biltmore – In classic fashion, Thanksgiving dinner will be served at Wright’s. Also offered is a take-out option which must be ordered in advance.

Arrowhead Grill – This west-side fine dining destination will be open from 11am – 7pm offering a prix fixe menu which includes turducken as well as traditional roasted turkey. An array of sides are offered. Dessert is an additional $4.99.

Adults: $49.99 

Avanti – Serving up traditional Thanksgiving and Italian specialities, enjoy a buffet dinner from 11am – 3pm.

Adults: $38.95
Children (under 10): $15

Beckett’s Table – details coming soon

Binks Midtown – details coming soon

Bistro 24 at the Ritz Carlton Phoenix – details coming soon

Black Angus Steakhouse – A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be served during regular business hours.

Adults: $18.99
Children: $9.99

Boulders Resort – Located in Cave Creek, the Boulders restaurants will offer a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to resort guests and locals alike.

Latilla
4-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Adult (12 and over ): $78
Children (6-11): $28

The Grill
3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
4:00pm to 8:00pm
Adult (12 and over ): $78
Children (6-11): $28

Bucca di Beppo – Offering a family style meal with your choice of turkey or ham, your tummy is sure to be full after a delicious meal that includes Italian sausage stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie.

Small (serves 3): $53.99
Large (serves 6): $98.99

Chompies – Open until 3pm Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant offers options for both dining-in as well as take out.

Camelback Inn – This jewel in the desert is one of my favorite places to stay, visit the spa, and having brunch. Many years ago, CycleGuy and I spent Thanksgiving at the resort. This year there will be two separate options – brunch and a plated dinner. Their brunch is huge and like many of the resorts features multiple stations so everyone can get what they want. Dinner will be served at Rita’s from 5pm – 9pm. In addition to a prix fixe traditional Thanksgiving dinner, the full a la carte menu will be available for dinner.

Brunch (10am – 3pm, last seating at 2pm)
Adults: $85 includes non-alcoholic beverage, as well as sparkling wine or mimosa
Children (4-12): $25 includes non-alcoholic beverage

Dinner
$38 per guest

The Capital Grille – The restaurant will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 9pm. A la carte menu will also be available.

Adults: $36
Children: $15

Chart House – Located in McCormick Ranch, this traditional seafood restaurant will offer a Thanksgiving feast in addition to its award-winning menu offerings. Reservations recommended.

Compass Arizona Grill – Located downtown at the Phoenix Hyatt Regency, this revolving landmark restaurant will be serving a champagne holiday buffet with traditional and specialty delights, including seafood, hearth-baked breads, and an array of desserts. Entertainment will be provided by classical guitarist, Dr. Costa. Reservations required.

Adults $65
Children (5-12): $25
Children 4 and under: complimentary

Cracker Barrel – A family favorite of many, the restaurant will be open from 6am – 10pm serving breakfast all day. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner, beverage included, will be offered after 11am.

Adults: $10.99
Children: $5.99

Deseo at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa – With a southwestern flair, Thanksgiving dinner will be served buffet-style at this restaurant with a view. Dinner will be available from 1-6pm, with the last seating at 5:15pm. Reservations required.

Adults: $72
Children (5-12): $25
Children under 5: complementary

Different Pointe of View – A restaurant with a view, this valley icon will offer a buffet from noon to 7pm at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. Seafood, salads, and a carving station are complimented by wonderful sides and a dessert display certain to tempt you.

Adults: $59.95
Children (10 and under):  $29.95

District American Kitchen – Serving up a traditional Thanksgiving menu, this downtown Phoenix restaurant is always a classic. Reservations required. Open 11:30am – 8:30pm

Adults: $34
Seniors: $30
Children (4-12): $17
Children (3 and under): Complimentary

Eddie V’s – Offering a traditional Thanksgiving feast, this Scottsdale Quarter destination will be open from 11am – 9pm. The restaurant’s full menu will be available in addition to the prix fixe menu.

Adults $32
Children: $15

Eddie’s House – Chef Eddie Matney offers two separate menus for the day. Both served from noon – 9pm provide a prix fixe meal that is sure to make your mouth water. Whether it’s the traditional menu or his alternative menu, there’s certainly something to please everyone.

Adults: $49
Children (under 10): $19

El Chorro Lodge – Thanksgiving at this Paradise Valley landmark begins Wednesday, Thanksgiving Eve, with a special cocktail menu beginning at 4pm. Thanksgiving dinner is a seasonal three-course menu served from noon – 7pm. And let’s not forget those delectably famous sticky buns!

Adults: $58
Children: $24

Fogo de Chao – For this meat-lover’s paradise, the Thanksgiving feast will be served from November 27 through November 30. In addition to the traditional Brazilian specialities, the restaurant will offer special Thanksgiving feast menu-items for both lunch and dinner.

Adults:$49.50
Children (7-12): $24.75
Children (6 and under): complimentary

Four Season Resort Scottsdale at Troon North – Enjoy dinner with a view. The resort will be offering different Thanksgiving selections at each of the restaurants on property. Proof will offer three options with service from 7am – 9:30pm with a breakfast buffet, a brunch buffet, and a 3-course prix fixe dinner. Talavera is a hot ticket in town. I went a few years ago and it was spectacular! The buffet meal is served from noon – 6pm.

Proof
see website for options

Talavera
Adults: $94
Children (5-12): $45

Golden Court Restaurant at Scottsdale Plaza Resort – A buffet brunch served 11am – 3pm features traditional holiday favorites as well as specialty items.

Adults: $49
Children (13-18): $25
Children (6-12): $16
Children (5 and under): complimentary

Green New American Vegetarian – Who said Thanksgiving had to include meat? The 7th Annual ThanksLiving celebration will be held at the Tempe location. This gourmet multi-course meal must be prepaid either online or at any Green location.

Adults: $24.95 in advance ($28.95 day of)
Children (12 and under): $8.95

Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch – Serving up both brunch and dinner, Southwest Bistro is offering an extensive buffet that includes traditional Thanksgiving fare as well as specialty items like sushi, pasta, and paella stations.

Adults: $75  
Children (6-12): $37.50
Children under 5: complementary

Inchin’s Bamboo Garden – Offering traditional Asian cuisine, this restaurant will be open Thanksgiving for an alternative to the traditional feast.

The Phoenician – Two separate offerings are available on Thanksgiving day, both served at Il Terrazzo. An extravagant brunch is served from 10am – 3pm and reservations are required. Dinner is served from 6-10pm and will feature both a prix fixe 3-course meal as well as an a la carte menu.

Brunch:
Adults: $95
Children (3-12): $47.50

Prix Fixe Dinner:
Adults: $49
Children (3-12): $24.50

Litchfield’s at The Wigwam – Years ago we went to the Wigwam for Thanksgiving. It was before the valley was so built up, but still The Wigwam never disappoints.

Holiday Buffet Dinner
noon – 4pm
Adults: $45
Children: $20
Children under 4: complimentary
Make a Toys for Tots donation and receive a 10% discount

Three-Course Prix Fixe Dinner
Guest: $48

Lon’s at the Hermosa – Southwestern inspired holiday favorites are served in this serene setting in the middle of the city.

Adults: $75
Children (5-12): $25
Children (4 and under): complimentary 

Maggiano’s Little Italy – An escape from the standard Thanksgiving meal, enjoy a family-style holiday with an Italian-American twist.

McCormick Ranch Golf Club – Reservations are required and outdoor seating is limited for this buffet meal served from 11:30am – 5:30pm. A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is provided and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Adults: $37.95
Children (6-12): $18.95

Meritage Steakhouse at JW Marriott at Desert Ridge – A jewel in the Marriott crown, Meritage will offer an a la carte menu from 4pm – 9pm.

Mimi’s Cafe – details coming soon

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak – Centrally located, this family-friendly destination has two Thanksgiving offerings. Rico’s American Grill will offer a buffet with three carving stations along with other side options. Hole-In-The-Wall will have a prix fixe menu served family style.

Rico’s American Grill
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult: $49
Children (10 and under): $13

Hole-In-The-Wall
Noon to 10 p.m.
Adults: $39
Seniors: $35
Children (10 and under): $19

Rawhide Steakhouse and Western Town – Located at Wild Horse Pass Casino, Rawhide will offer a buffet dinner from 11am – 5:30pm. There will be live music and reservations are highly recommended.

Adults: $18.95
Children (12 and under): $9.95

Royal Palms Resort – This year T-Cooks will offer both a prix fixe and buffet option for Thanksgiving diners. The three-course dinner will offer both traditional and specialty options and will include a starter, entrée, and dessert. The buffet will feature breakfast items as well as traditional holiday delights.

Prix Fixe Dinner (10:30 am – 8pm)
Adults: $80.00
Children (6-12) $29.00
Children 5 and under: complimentary.

Buffet (11am – 4pm)
Adults: $65  
Children (6-12): $20  
Children under 5: complementary

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse – The restaurant will be open for a prix fixe menu with traditional Thanksgiving fare with a twist.

Adults: $29.95
Children: $12.95

Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain – Whether you want to eat early or late, there are two options for you. The Holiday buffet in The Views ballroom will feature live music and an array of stations with traditional and contemporary options. Elements will feature a prix fixe four-course New American dinner.

Holiday Buffet
11am – 4pm
Adults: $55
Children (6-12): $20

Elements Prix Fixe Dinner
Noon – 9pm
Adults: $75
Children (6-12): $25

Sapporo – East meets West for this spin on Thanksgiving. The restaurant will be open 2pm – 8pm and will serve holiday specialties in addition to their a la carte menu.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess – The theme this year is Four Restaurants, Five Chefs, One Spectacular Thanksgiving Brunch. Pretty impressive! Hard to beat a meal that includes breakfast, traditional offerings, and an extensive dessert bar. The resort will have a brunch that features dishes from Bourbon Steak, La Hacienda and Ironwood American Kitchen; an a la carte menu from Bourbon Steak; and a prix fixe dinner at Ironwood American Kitchen.

Ironwood American Kitchen Brunch
Adults: $85
Children (6 and over): $35
Children 5 and under: complementary with paying adult

Ironwood American Kitchen Prix Fixe Dinner
Adults & Children over 5: $45
Children 5 and under: complementary with paying adult

Seasons 52 – While the full menu will be available, they will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Wine pairings will be offered.

Adults: $26.95
Children: $12.95

Stonegrill at JW Marriott Desert Ridge – A brunch buffet will be served from 10:30am – 5pm and will feature over 25 different options. A separate buffet for kids will be offered.

Adults: $69
Children (4-12): $29

Taggia at Kimpton’s Firesky Resort – From 5pm – 10pm, Chef Massimo will be serving up traditional delights with an Italian twist. This is the only menu I’ve seen that specifically indicates that Gluten Free options are available.

Adults: $45

Talking Stick Resort – With 5 separate dining options, this location offers the most choices. Whether it’s a brunch or a sit-down dinner, they have you covered.

Wandering Horse Buffet
9am – 9pm
Adults: $54.95
Children (5-12) $18.95

Orange Sky
noon – 8pm
Prix Fixe $63
A la carte menu also available

Ocean Trail
11am -9pm
Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner: $45
A la carte menu also available

Blue Coyote Cafe
11am – 11pm
Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Meal: $18.95
A la carte menu also available

Arena Poker Room
11am – 11pm
Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Meal: $15
A la carte menu also available

Tanzy – A contemporary culinary experience will combine with traditional Thanksgiving fare for a three-course prix fixe menu.

Adults: $40
Children (12 and younger): $20

Tuscany at JW Marriott Desert Ridge – Whether you’re staying on property or a local who wants to get an early start, Tuscany will offer a breakfast brunch. No a la carte menu available. Walk-ins only – 6:30am – noon.

Adults: $24
Children (4-12): $9 

Vogue Bistro – Located in Surprise, this farm to table style restaurant will have a traditional Thanksgiving menu featuring local produce. Dinner is served from 1pm – 6pm and is a three-course prix fixe menu. Two menu-options are available for children. The restaurant’s standard menu will not be available.

Adults: $39.95
Children: $8.99 

Wrigley Mansion – Geordie’s welcomes you to celebrate the holiday at this iconic Phoenix landmark.

ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho – This Scottsdale landmark will offer seasonal specialties along with their regular menu for all three meals. A traditional Thanksgiving turkey entrée will be available ($29).

Wherever you eat, I hope you enjoy this day of thanks and giving with family and friends.

Sara

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: