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Oct 21, 2012 02:33 PM

Eating out on Thanksgiving 2012

I thought we might start a 2012 thread to avoid confusion with older threads. What restaurants do you know are open for Thanksgiving? These are some from OpenTable. I could only find a couple with their Thxgiving menus already up, but I'm sure more will appear closer to the holiday.

- French Garden will have a Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 6p:
- Central Market

- Girl & Fig
- Grill @Meadowood

- Madrona Manor
- Matteos

- Brix
- Domaine Chandon
- La Toque
- Lucy @Bardessono
- Solbar

- Artisan Bistro has a 3-course for $59:

- Pican
- Lake Chalet Seafood Bar & Grill is open (altho I wouldn't personally recommend them, LOL
)- Miss Pearl's Jam House
- Marzano on Park

- Five @Hotel Shattuck
- Zut!

San Francisco has a lot of restaurants to choose from: 100 just on OpenTable. And a lot of the ethnic restaurants are open, too - several of Oakland's Chinese and Ethiopian/Eritrean places are listed open on Thanksgiving.

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  1. I called several restaurants to check up on their T-giving menus in order to write the Chowhound Digest thread on 2012 Thanksgiving dinner out:

    Most didn't have their menus confirmed yet, but did confirm they were open on Thanksgiving and serving a turkey dinner. I didn't know that Elite serves frozen biscuits as a take-out option, so I may take them up on that. I heard a lot of good first-person accounts of One Market's dinner, though I've never been. We did Big 4 one year and found it a little too stodgy for our tastes.

    1. Auberge in St. Helena is said to have a really nice one. I know more than one family that's made it their yearly dinner.

      1. Sonoma's Depot Hotel just put up their Thanksgiving menu on the web:

        1. Opentable special menu list (which does not include all the places on OT that are open that day):

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          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            I've been looking at the available restaurants, and trying to cross-reference with reviews, but am not seeing anything too great. We will be coming up from Monterey for Thanksgiving to San Fran (staying near Union Square, but willing to take public transportation or a cab for a good rec). Prefer more options than just a prix fixe meal, blend of traditional and non-traditional options. Any ideas? Also, are there any live Q&As (chat-like) with the food critics in the area?

            1. re: gvogelge

              Traditional AND non might be tricky, places that are open tend to limit options. Maybe look into Zare at Fly Trap and Ame.

          2. Luce in the Hotel Intercontinental is open.