You might try one of these restaurants and see if they still have openings:
(Note: the verbiage belongs to the restaurants, not to me.)
I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving, and I appreciate all the comments and interactions on this blog. (Even the ones where people told me to get a life. ) An open forum, where people of different persuasions and backgrounds, can get together and talk about food is a fine thing, indeed.
I’ll see you on the other side of the tryptophan haze!
1. South City Kitchen Midtown
1144 Crescent Avenue
OPEN THANKSGIVING DAY 12-6:30pm
Three-course dinner for $35/person ($17.50 for children 12 and under) plus tax.
APPETIZER (choose one)
Fried Green Tomatoes goat cheese, sweet red pepper coulis
Oysters Rockefeller Gratin
Spicy Pimento Cheese toasted corn crackers, celery hearts
Harvest Salad roasted butternut squash, chopped romaine, shaved red onions,
black pepper vinaigrette, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, Grana Padano
Caesar Salad fried okra, garlic-grit croutons
Old Charleston She-Crab Soup fresh cream, sherry
Butternut Squash Ginger Bisque nutmeg cream
ENTREE (choose one)
Roasted Turkey Breast giblet gravy, cornbread dressing,
collard greens, whipped potatoes, orange cranberry sauce
Seafood Jambalaya shrimp, crawfish, mussels, fish,
Carolina Plantation rice, andouille sausage, spicy tomato broth
Buttermilk Fried Chicken sautéed green beans, buttermilk whipped potatoes, bourbon gravy
Smoke Roasted Filet of Beef smashed sweet potatoes, garlicky greens, brown butter béarnaise
Sautéed Shrimp & Scallops creamy stone-ground grits, garlic gravy
Grilled Salmon roasted tomato ragout, Parmesan grits, grilled zucchini-corn salad
Veggie Plate green beans, smashed sweet potatoes, garlicky greens, cornbread dressing
DESSERT (choose one)
Our Signature Individual Pecan Pie buttermilk caramel, vanilla ice cream
Double Chocolate Bread Pudding bittersweet and milk chocolate custard, coffee crème anglaise
Order in multiples of eight @ $22.50 per person (plus tax)
Each eight-person order includes:
16 housemade muffins and cornbread
One boneless roasted turkey breast
Two quarts each of cranberry sauce, collard greens,
whipped potatoes and cornbread dressing
One quart giblet gravy
One pecan or pumpkin pie with whipped cream
TAKE-HOME ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY FRI., NOV. 20 AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICK-UP ON WED., NOV. 25 ONLY. TO PLACE TAKE-HOME ORDERS, CALL 404.873.7358.
2.Toulouse American Bistro
2293 Peachtree Road NE
phone (404) 351-9533
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Toulouse is offering their French-inspired American cuisine on Thanksgiving Day. From 12 p.m. to 7 p.m., the cozy Buckhead bistro will serve holiday classics like oven roasted turkey and pumpkin pie as well as some of the restaurant’s regular menu items including their wild mushroom ravioli and grilled salmon. For more information or to make reservations, guests can call 404-351-9533.
3. Ray’s on the River
6700 Powers Ferry Road NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30339
9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Ray’s Killer Creek
1700 Mansell Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Ray’s Restaurants will have two locations open on Thanksgiving Day. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Ray’s on the River will be offering a holiday buffet priced at $35 for adults and $17.50 for children 5 and under. For those outside the perimeter, Ray’s Killer Creek will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., serving a special menu to celebrate this day of thanks.
Here is the special Thanksgiving menu for Ray’s Killer Creek:
Turkey Dinner • $25
Homemade dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes,
seasonal vegetables, and homemade cranberry sauce.
Kid’s Turkey Dinner • $13
Turkey, homemade dressing and gravy, mashed potatoes,
seasonal vegetables, and homemade Cranberry sauce.
Thanksgiving Three-Course Dinner
$39* (with wine) • $35 (without wine):
Butternut Squash Soup or Crab Bisque or
Simple Green Salad or Caesar Salad
Oven Baked Turkey
Homemade Dressing and Gravy
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Apple Pie • Homemade Chocolate Cake • Pumpkin Pie
*Choice of Tunnel of Elms Cabernet Sauvignon or Chardonnay
4. 103 West
103 West Paces Ferry Road
Noon – 7 p.m., Thanksgiving Day
What would family Thanksgiving be without hours of slaving over a hot stove and oven, polishing silver and cleaning up? A feast at 103 West! Join us as we host our fabulously popular seventh annual Thanksgiving Day spread from Noon to 7 pm. Come with your family and enjoy a feast for all your senses, specially crafted by Executive Chef Matt Rainey, Pastry Chef Joseph Goency and staff. Let us serve you so you can enjoy the day – which is truly a reason to give thanks!
Call (404) 233 5993 for reservations, with a minimum of four guests required. Cost is $69.00 adults, $35.00 kids under 12, free for kids under 6. Taxes and gratuities are additional.
No to-go offered but, once you’ve enjoyed your fill, our staff will refresh side dishes and package the remainder of treats for you to enjoy later at home, along with Chef Matt’s tips for successfully reheating your meal.
5. Canoe Restaurant
4199 Paces Ferry Road
Canoe Restaurant knows it has plenty to be thankful for this holiday season. After flood waters filled the restaurant, the outpouring of support from the Atlanta community helped fuel the restaurant to a speedy recovery. Not only will Canoe reopen in mid-November, Chef Carvel Grant Gould has crafted a special three-course prix-fixe menu. Dinner costs $55.00 per person, excluding alcohol, tax and gratuity, and the menu is as follows:
She-Crab Soup, Jumbo Lump Crab Meat, Sherry Cream
African Squash Ravioli, Sweet Italian Sausage and Golden Raisins
Autumnal Bosc Pear & Gorgonzola Salad
Dried Fruits, Frisse, Spiced Walnuts, Sherry Vinaigrette
Oak Roasted Amish Organic Turkey, Traditional Cornbread Stuffing, Cranberry-Pecan Conserve
Brown Butter Sweet Potatoes with House-made Marshmallow
Pan seared Newfoundland Steelhead Trout
Roasted Root Vegetables, Pink Lady Apples, Brussels Leaves, Apple Cider Hazelnut Butter
Herb Crusted Aged Prime Ribeye
Whipped Potatoes, Filet Bean and Chanterelle Mushroom Casserole,
Crispy Tobacco Onions, Red Wine Sauce
Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Maple Brown Butter
Pink Lady Apple Pie
“Rosemarried” Ice Cream
Georgia Pecan Tart
Knob Creek Bourbon Cream
Forget the stress of cooking a Thanksgiving meal for family and friends, and come to Canoe for a delectable meal and impeccable service. Wander around the newly landscaped gardens and enjoy scenic views of the Chattahoochee River. Between the atmosphere and the cuisine, Canoe delivers a truly unforgettable Thanksgiving experience. Reservations are recommended but not required, make yours today by calling 770.432.2663 or logging onto www.canoeatl.com.
6. McCray’s Tavern – West Village
4500 West Village Place, Smyrna
McCray’s Tavern – West Village will be closed on Thanksgiving Day but are hosting a Turkey Bash on Thanksgiving Eve.
Escape from a house full of relatives and duties in the kitchen on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 at McCray’s Tavern – West Village for an Turkey Bash Party. McCray’s Tavern will feature menu specials, festive cocktails, over 44 beers on draft and live music beginning at 9:00 p.m. Join McCray’s Tavern for the Turkey Bash this Thanksgiving. McCray’s Tavern – West Village is located at 4500 West Village Place, Smyrna, GA 30080. For reservations or additional information, call 678.370.9112 or visit www.mccraystavern.com.
7. Nori Nori Japanses Sushi & Grill Buffet
6690 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs
Not in the mood for the traditional Thanksgiving turkey and dressing? Join Nori Nori Japanese Sushi & Grill Buffet for an extraordinary variety of sushi and grilled items this Thanksgiving. Located in Atlanta’s Sandy Springs neighborhood, Nori Nori Japanese Sushi & Seafood Buffet elevates buffet dining to a new standard. The restaurant offers guests a unique array of over 120 menu items that consist of both modern and purely traditional Japanese dishes, including more than 30 varieties of sushi. Nori Nori is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The lunch buffet costs $17.00 per person and the dinner buffet costs $26.00 per person. Do something unique this Thanksgiving and dine with Nori Nori.