RSVP now: Metro Atlanta restaurants serving Thanksgiving lunch, dinner

This Thanksgiving, plan to fill your day with food cooked by someone else.

It’s tempting to want to show off your culinary skills, but opt for dining out at several metro Atlanta restaurants, which will offer everything from traditional roasted turkey with southern sides to bourbon pecan pie for dessert. Besides the no-dishes factor, there’s sure to be no grumbling about who ate the last piece of (insert item here) since you and your family will be able to order more on the spot.

Thanksgiving is just under three weeks away and availability may be limited so be sure to reserve your seat at the table for Thursday, Nov. 23 at any of the following seven restaurants. You’ll be thankful that you did.

101 SteakThe restaurant will offer a three-course menu of appetizers, salads, entrees, sides and desserts from noon-7 p.m. for $49 per person and $18 for children 12 and under.

3621 Vinings Slope SE, Atlanta. 770-805-8855,

5Church Atlanta: The Midtown restaurant offers a three-course menu starting at 11 a.m., with a last seating at 7 p.m. Meals are $45 per adult and $20 for children 12 and under, with a $20 optional wine pairing available.

1197 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta.404-400-3669,

Atkins Park Restaurant & BarThe Virginia-Highland location is serving a Thanksgiving feast that includes a Big Green Egg-smoked turkey breast with caramelized apple and sage stuffing and cider gravy; braised pork shoulder with roasted root vegetables and a bourbon glaze; green bean casserole with crispy onions and roasted mushrooms; roasted garlic mashed potatoes; cranberry Grand Marnier compote; and sweet potato biscuits. For dessert, there's a choice of Southern pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. The dinner is $30 for adults, $20 for young adults and $10 for kids under 10. Doors open at 4 p.m.; reservations are strongly recommended.

794 North Highland Ave. NE, Atlanta. 404-876-7249,

Better HalfEnjoy a Thanksgiving dinner with options including charred hakeruai turnip salad, smoked ham hock croquette, dried cranberry and dijonnaise and roasted trout, lady pea cassoulet, winter squash hushpuppy and whipped corn tea. The dinner is $85 per person, with optional wine pairings for $30. Reservations are required.

349 14th St. NW, Atlanta. 404-695-4547,

Chicken and the Egg: The farm-to-table mainstay is offering a Southern Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For an entrée, choose from a smoked turkey breast and a brown sugar and mustard-glazed ham with choice of three sides (cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, mac’ and cheese, creamed corn and green bean casserole). Dessert includes a choice of apple cobbler, pecan or pumpkin pie. Price is 27.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 6-12.

800 Whitlock Ave. NW, Marietta. 678-388-8813,

Cibo e BeveA three-course meal with appetizers, entrees with a choice od roasted turkey breast, lamb shank or pan roasted salmon fillet and dessert will be offered from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for $49.50 per person and $20 for children 12 and under.

4969 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs. 404-250-8988,

Davio's AtlantaThe restaurant will offer a Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. with items including oven-roasted free-range turkey, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, apple pie and flourless chocolate torte. The meal is $59 per adult and $23 per child 12 and under. Davios' regular dinner menu will also be available. Reservations are required.

Phipps Plaza, 3500 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-844-4810,

Del Frisco’s Grille AtlantaThe restaurant in the Mandarin Oriental Hotel will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $39 per person, $15 per child. The menu will include butternut squash bisque, hand-carved slow roasted turkey breast, sage apple sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes and pumpkin cheesecake. The restaurant's regular dinner menu will also be available.

3375 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta. 404-537-2828,

Food 101For $46 a person, guests will feast on a three-course menu inclusive of family-style appetizers and sides, a choice of honey roasted turkey or Cheshire pork loin ham plus dessert. Kids can enjoy the feast for $20. The restaurant will be open from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Reservations are required.

4969 Roswell Road, Atlanta. 404-497-9700,

Four Seasons Hotel AtlantaThe hotel will offer a Thanksgiving brunch buffet with seatings at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for $110 for adults, $48 for children 6-12 and complimentary for children 5 and under. A prix fixe dinner with a menu featuring smoked Tom turkey with sausage cornbread dressing, cider gravy and charred Brussels sprouts, will be available starting at 7 p.m. for $85 for adults, $45 for children 6-12 and complimentary for children 5 and under.

75 14th St. NE, Atlanta. 404-881-9898,

HOBNOB Neighborhood TavernThe Midtown location of HOBNOB is offering its regular menu all day on Thanksgiving, along with a special Thanksgiving burger with turkey steak, stuffing, cranberry sauce and melted Brie cheese, served with sweet potato fries. In Brookhaven, enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet for $39 per person from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Both locations are also serving mulled wine for $8.

1551 Piedmont Ave.NE, Atlanta, 404-968-2288 and 804 Town Blvd., Brookhaven, 404-464-8971.

Livingston Restaurant + Bar: For a festive buffet, head to this Midtown restaurant located in The Georgian Terrace, which will offer an expansive menu inclusive of bacon-basted turkey, New York strip steak, salmon, mac and cheese, shrimp cocktail, whipped sweet potatoes, bourbon pecan pie and more from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. The buffet-style meal, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity, is $50; $25 for children ages 12 and under; and complimentary for children ages three and under.

The Georgian Terrace, 659 Peachtree St. N.E., Atlanta. 404-897-5000,

Milton’s Cuisine & CocktailsFor $45 per person, dig in to three courses of traditional favorites such as turducken meatballs, spiral cut ham, shrimp and grits, sweet potato-pumpkin pie and blueberry-peach pie from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

800 Mayfield Road, Alpharetta. 770-817-0161,

The Palm AtlantaThe restaurant in the Westin Buckhead Atlanta will feature a three-course holiday dinner from noon-9 p.m. for $55 per person and $24 for children under 12. First course options include lobster bisque andbaby kale, radicchio and apple salad; the second course is served with herb-roaste turkey with dressing, homemade cranberry sauce and traditional giblet gravy and a choice of several sides including creamed spinach, whipped potatoes and sweet potatoes; and the third course offers a choice of New York cheesecake or pumpkin pie.

3391 Peachtree Road NE, Atanta. 404-814-1955,

Petite Violette RestaurantDive into a four-course Thanksgiving meal featuring a choice of turkey gumbo or creamy potato puree soup; a salad; entrée choice of beef Wellington, filet mignon, roast leg of lamb; shrimp scampi, grilled salmon or traditional roast turkey with trimmings; and a choice of desert. A seat the table is $39.95; a special kids’ menu will be available for $9.95. Reservations, which are strongly recommended, will be available from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

2948 Clairmont Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-634-6268,

Ray’s Restaurants: The restaurants will all offer Thanksgiving buffets. At Ray’s on the River, try hickory-smoked beef brisket with Carolina Gold BBQ and blistered sweet peppers or molasses-glazed rotisserie chicken, among many other offerings for $47.95 per adult and $23.95 per child, ages 5-10. Feast on roasted turkey with sage dressing, gravy and cranberry relish or Big Green Egg-smoked brisket with whipped potatoes and homemade BBQ sauce at Ray’s at Killer Creek for $45.95 per adult and $22.95 per child. Or head downtown to Ray’s in the City for braised beef burgundy or roasted turkey and smoked turkey legs for $42.95 per adult and $21.95 per child.

Ray's on the River, 6700 Powers Ferry Road NW, Sandy Springs. 770-955-1187,

Ray's at Killer Creek, 1700 Mansell Road, Alpharetta. 770-649-0064,

Ray's in the City, 240 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta. 404-524-9224,

Red Pepper TaqueriaThe Buckhead location of this Mexican restaurant will serve its regular menu from 3 p.m.-2 a.m. on Thanksgiving.

3135 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta. 404-869-2773,

The St. Regis Atlanta: The bountiful Thanksgiving buffet in the hotel’s Astor Ballroom will feature an assortment of brunch favorites as well as a bloody Mary and mimosa bar, live music  by the Joe Gransden Six Piece Band and a game day lounge for football fans. Tickets, which can be purchased here, are $149; $75 for children eight to 12 years old; $59 for children four to seven years old; and complimentary for newborns to three-year-old children.

88 West Paces Ferry Road N.W., Atlanta. 404-563-7797,

South City Kitchen: All three locations—MidtownViningsandBuckhead—will offer a three-course, prix fixe menu featuring traditional roast turkey breast with gravy, cornbread dressing, collard greens, whipped potatoes and orange cranberry sauce, among other signature southern entrees from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.. Unique menu options will include duck confit with braised white beans and pan roasted corvina with butternut squash at South City Kitchen Midtown; fried Springer Mountain chicken with collard greens and “smashed” potatoes as well as Georgia Mountain trout served with sweet potatoes at South City Kitchen Vinings; and grilled pork chops with a squash casserole as well as shrimp and mussel risotto at South City Kitchen Buckhead. Tickets, which are $55 and $27.50 for children 12 and under, can be purchased at each restaurant’s website. Exact seating times are also available online.

South City Kitchen Midtown, 1144 Crescent Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-873-7358,

South City Kitchen Vinings, 675 Cumberland Pkwy. S.E., Smyrna. 770-435-0700,

South City Kitchen Buckhead, 3350 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-815-6677,

Ted's Montana GrillThe restaurant will feature its annual Thanksgiving Feast from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., including a side salad or cup of soup or chili, roast turkey and gravy with garlic mashed potatoes, herb dressing, carrots, “Aunt Fannie’s” squash casserole, cranberry sauce and Ted’s famous Apple Pecan Crisp. The cost is $29 per person. A limited menu will also be available for the entire day outside of the Thanksgiving meal and can be found here.

Locations in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Buford, Cumming, Decatur, Marietta, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville, Norcross and Peachtree City.


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