Thanksgiving Day: Dinner Out, Anyone?
We love the old-fashioned Thanksgiving traditions; splitting the wishbone, de-lumping the gravy, and busting out the fancy china. But we also love making new traditions...to that end, anyone up for dinner out on Thanksgiving? If so, you’re in luck! A handful of Fairfield County, CT restaurants are open Thanksgiving Day, and this year, a meal out may be the new tradition you’re looking for! (We've rounded up some popular places in Litchfield County too.) Consider one of the following restaurants, and don’t forget to call ahead for reservations:
1. L’Escale, Greenwich
If you’re looking for an elegant Thanksgiving feast, head south to Greenwich’s L’Escale. Attached to the prestigious Delamar Hotel, the dining room at L’Escale overlooks Greenwich Harbor. The Thanksgiving prix fixe menu will run you $70/adult and $25/children under twelve, and will be served from noon - 7pm (the last seating will be at 5:30).
500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT 203.661.4600
2. Splash, Westport
With lovely views of the Long Island Sound, Westport’s Splash may provide the festive environment you’re seeking. More typically an Asian fusion style restaurant, Splash is offering a Thanksgiving buffet that would make the pilgrims proud. The fixed price is $48/adult, and $25 for children under 12. Seatings run from noon through 5pm.
260 Compo Road South, Westport 203.454.7798
3. SoNo Brewhouse, Norwalk
Offering a more casual setting is the Sono Brewhouse. The space features antique German copper brewing kettles whose glimmer and shine make even a dreary day festive. The Thanksgiving feast begins at noon, with subsequent seatings at approximately 2pm and 4pm. The price is $39.95/person.
13 Marshall Street, Norwalk 203.853.9110
4. Red Barn, Westport
The Red Barn Inn in Westport has been serving their Thanksgiving dinner for years. The Inn offers a homey atmosphere and traditional home-style food. Prices run from $33-$43, and reservations are must, and the event will last from noon until 6pm.
292 Wilton Road, Westport 203.222.9549
5. DaVinci’s Pizza, Norwalk
By the end of November, you may be all turkeyed out. Have no fear, there are pizza parlors open on Thanksgiving Day too! The folks at DaVinci’s Pizza in Norwalk will put together a great pie for you. Pizza pie that is...no pumpkin!
60 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk 203.853.1111
6. The Mayflower Inn and Restaurant, Washington
At $85 per person ala carte you'd expect a divine dining experience and you shall receive it here at the Mayflower. This luxe inn with very fancy dining room and cozy lounge is truly a treat. If you've got the budget for it and want to splurge, we recommend the indulgence. Seatings start at 7pm, and children eat for $39. Hey, Thanksgiving only comes around once a year! Roast turkey, mac and cheese, pumpkin pie...what's not to love?
118 Woodbury Road, Route 47, Washington 860.868.9466
7. The Hopkins Inn, New Preston
The historic Hopkins Inn overlooks the beautiful Lake Waramaug and surrounding Litchfield Hills. They will be serving an appetizer, entree and dessert for $45. The traditional roast turkey as well as Salmon, Wienerschnitzel, Piccata Milanaise, Roast Pork Loin, Prime Rib and Roast Duck are choices. All of the entrees come with the traditional sides. For children they also offer grilled cheese and pasta. The children's price is either $15.00 or $21.00 depending on the entree and it includes a dessert. The meal will be served from 11:30 until 7pm, and reservations are required.
22 Hopkins Road, Warren 860.868.7295
8. Parallel Post, Trumbull
Located inside the Marriot in Trumbull, Parallel Post has been there for a year. Reservations run from 11:30-3:15. 40 people seated every 45 minutes (feel free to linger.) Special menu of traditional fare served buffet style $35 adult 5-12 $17 under 5 free.
180 Hawley Lane, Trumbull Ct 06611 203-380-6380
Originally published 11/13/2011.
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