Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays as the only expectations are good food and being surrounded by friends and family! While I enjoy eating, I don’t enjoy cooking and washing the piles of dishes that are left over after a fabulous feast! If you want to enjoy everything Thanksgiving has to offer minus the grunt work, check out the below brunch and dinner options all over the area (and take a stroll down my own Thanksgiving Day memory lane – when you always seem to end up living on the opposite coast of your family, my Thanksgivings often turn into Friendsgiving Adventures)!

So many years ago – most of my mom’s side of the family – I was in college in this photo (and had braces)!!

Alderbrook Resort & Spa
Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nov. 29, 2019 – Tree Lighting Ceremony
$25 per person deposit required | $65 per person | $25 for kids | kids under 3 eat free!
The beautiful Alderbrook Resort & Spa, located on Washington’s Hood Canal, will be offering Thanksgiving favorites buffet-style for guests to enjoy, including: roasted kobucha squash cream soup, fresh seafood, organic turkey breast, sweet potatoes, gruyere cheese bread pudding and so much more! Stay the night and join the Resort on Friday, Nov. 29 for its annual tree lighting ceremony! Watch Santa make Alderbrook merry and bright as he turns on the lights of the Resort’s Christmas tree alongside carols, drumlines and fireworks. 

https://www.alderbrookresort.com/

Bakery Nouveau
Holiday Treats
Nov. 27, 2019 – Open until 7 p.m.
Prices Vary
Life too busy? Is the thought of handling all the cooking AND baking for Thanksgiving stressing you out? Bakery Nouveau has your back on the baking! Not to worry, your friends and family will be impressed, and all you have to do is make a phone call—and send someone else to pick up the goods! Bakery Nouveau is offering a lineup of classic holiday treats for Thanksgiving. Orders need to be in by Sunday, November 24, and pickup will be on Wednesday, November 27.

http://www.bakerynouveau.com/#

Another picture from so long ago – one of the first Thanksgivings at my parent’s house in Nevada!

Copperleaf Restaurant – Cedarbrook Lodge
Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$75 per person | $110 with wine pairings
Gather around a cozy table in Copperleaf Restaurant and let us take care of you for Thanksgiving dinner this year. With seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine, plenty of roasted turkey, and perfect wine pairings, it’s never been easier to enjoy Thanksgiving to the fullest. A full menu can be found here.

https://www.cedarbrooklodge.com/copperleaf-restaurant.php

Eques at Hyatt Regency Bellevue
Thanksgiving Brunch
Nov. 28, 2019 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
$62 per person | $31 for kids 5-12 | kids under 4 eat for free!
Eques will offer a Thanksgiving brunch as a midday alternative to your annual turkey dinner! Brunch items include cauliflower bisque, a Beecher’s mac & cheese station, seafood station, hot dishes (brined Kuroboto pork loin, yum!), a carving station, and pastry shop!

https://bellevuecollection.com/tenant/eques/#/

Until we grew up and all moved out of the house, my brother and I had a “break the wishbone” tradition after dinner.

Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar
Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
$42.95 per person | $10.95 for kids under 12
For a uniquely Pacific Northwest experience, patrons can celebrate Thanksgiving on Seattle’s scenic waterfront with a five course feast at Fisherman’s Restaurant & Bar:   

  • Course One: Tureen of Fisherman’s or Clam Chowder 
  • Course Two: Bucket of Steamed Clams and Mussels 
  • Course Three: House Green Salad 
  • Course Four: Whole Roasted Turkey with all the fixings 
  • Course Five: Pumpkin Pie  

https://www.fishermansrestaurantseattle.com/

Fog Room
Wrappy Hour
Nov. 29, 2019 – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
As a bonus for guests who are spending their Black Friday shopping, stop by Fog Room after a day of hitting the downtown stores for delicious bites and craft cocktails during “Wrappy Hour” on Friday, Nov. 29 from 3 – 5 p.m. and the team will wrap three gifts while you sit back and relax.

https://www.fogroomseattle.com/

Hearth – The Heathman Hotel
Friendsgiving
Nov. 27, 2019 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Celebrate food and friends with a festive celebration at Hearth, inspired by Big Night. Pass around family-style bar food and sip on a handcrafted harvest cocktail while sharing laughs and giving thanks to those around you. Or, go all out with a punch bowl for the table!

Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$75 per person | $20 for kids under 13 | Kids 3 and under eat free!
Gather the ones you love and indulge in a traditional Thanksgiving feast at Hearth featuring classics like Roasted Turkey Breast, Chanterelle & Brioche Stuffing, Traditional Pumpkin Pie, and more. The buffet menu can be viewed here.

https://www.heathmankirkland.com/hearth-restaurant-kirkland-wa.php

Back in my DC living days, I spent a couple holidays braving the cold for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Hotel Interurban
Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 11 a.m. to close
$40 per person
Bring the family to Waterleaf Restaurant & Bar and leave the cooking to us. Sit down for seasonal eats along with Thanksgiving classics while you enjoy time with those who matter the most. A full menu can be found here.

https://www.hotelinterurban.com/

Patagōn
Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019
Thanksgiving prix fixe $65 | Sommelier’s Wine Pairing $45
Join this Argentine-inspired restaurant for its Thanksgiving prix fixe menu with an optional sommelier’s wine pairing.Choose one from the following courses. A children’s menu will also be available for those 12 and under.

    • Appetizer: Chanterelle tartlets with caramelized onion and crème fraiche; duck confit croquetas with citrus-quine gastrique, celery root and apple bisque; or American country ham. 
    • Entrée: Roulade of turkey and sausage with fire roasted stuffing, sweet potato, braised greens and turkey jus; Oregon pastured lamb with pomegranate mint chimichurri, Swiss chard and Brussels sprouts; or Tonnemaker Farm’s stuffed pumpkin with root vegetables, foraged mushrooms and raclette
    • Dessert: Maple bourbon carrot bread pudding or a persimmon cake with pumpkin whip 

https://www.patagonseattle.com/

Salish Lodge & Spa
Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
$110 per person | Wine pairings $39 per person
$35 per child 10 and under
Look forward to a delectable four-course dinner featuring classic favorites, Salish signature dishes, wine pairings, and more. A full menu can be found here as well as the kids menu.

https://www.salishlodge.com/

And nothing beats spending Thanksgiving with your girlfriends in Williamsburg, Virginia!

The State Hotel
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$75 per person
You’re always treated like family at Ben Paris, but we’re taking it next level this Thanksgiving with our family-style feast. Using the freshest seasonal ingredients, Chef Quinton will serve up all of the classic favorites – with a Ben Paris twist. You’re sure to leave feeling thankful (and full). A full menu can be viewed here.

https://benparis.com/

Urbane
Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Nov. 28, 2019 – 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$55 per person | $15 for kids (entrée only)
Urbane is known for its globally-inspired comfort-food, which the chefs are bringing to the table this Thanksgiving. The menu includes:

    • Starter: Choose between Tonnemaker Farmes roasted pumpkin bisque or a roasted root vegetable salad with a cranberry vinaigrette 
    • Main: Enjoy a traditional roasted Northwest turkey breast with brown butter and chive mashed potatoes, Haricot verts with smoked butter, Hill’s bacon and leeks, roasted carrots with Jacobsen honey, served with cranberry sauce and, of course, “whole bird gravy!”
    • Dessert: Indulge in a pumpkin pie tart with vanilla bean ice cream, salted caramel and candied pecans to finish.

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/washington/hyatt-at-olive-8/seahs/dining

About Lesley Kilp

Lesley is the founder and editor of What's Up NW. Prior to creating WhatsUpNW.com, she was the Seattle city editor for AskMissA.com. For both publications, Lesley has covered fashion shows, openings, and local charity events.  She has written numerous articles shining the light on local businesses, encouraging readers to always shop local.

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