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Top Restaurants in Boston Open on Thanksgiving Day

Posted by Inn at St. Botolph on Nov 8, 2016 4:47:49 PM

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Boston is a beautiful place to spend Thanksgiving Day with your family and friends! For our guests who are joining us for the holiday, we’ve put together our picks of the top restaurants in Boston open on Thanksgiving Day! All of the restaurants highlighted below are in close proximity to the Inn, and are just a short walk or cab ride away. A memorable meal is guaranteed, no matter where you choose to dine! Reservations for Thanksgiving book quickly, so be sure to reserve your table early.

1. Bistro du Midi
272 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Bistro du Midi, one of our downtown favorites, is offering a 3-course prix fixe for $75 per person (and $32 per child). Beautiful views of the Boston Public Garden make this bistro a popular spot. Typically the restaurant offers Southern French fare, but on Thanksgiving Day they'll offer several traditional options as well as some Provencal favorites. We’re hungry just thinking about the Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan Shortbread and Maple Sage Ice Cream.

2. Eastern Standard 
528 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Breakfast: 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Lunch: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Dinner: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Eastern Standard is a lively restaurant in Kenmore Square, just around the corner from Fenway Park. On Thanksgiving Day they’ll be open for all 3 meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their breakfast menu will be a la carte, lunch will be a limited menu, and dinner will be a 3 course prix fixe menu. The atmosphere is always vibrant and cozy, so if you don’t venture there for a meal, we still recommend going to sit at their stunning bar for a drink or two.

3. Grill 23 
161 Beverly Street
Boston, MA 02116
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In addition to their standard a la carte menu, they’re offering a four course Prix Fixe menu for $75 per person. Their set menu includes the traditional turkey entrée and sides. They serve Roasted Misty Knoll Farms Turkey with yukon gold mashed potatoes, mushroom-gruyère stuffing, brussels sprouts, cranberries, and madeira gravy. Grill 23 is best known for their steaks, so if you’re not in the mood for turkey, we recommend the Filet Mignon or the Prime Porterhouse.

4. Bar Boulud
776 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

French Bistro, Bar Boulud, is a restaurant by renowned Chef Daniel Boulud. It’s the sibling of the New York Bar Boulud, and the handsome French Bistro is just a 10 minute walk from the Inn. On Thanksgiving Day the restaurant is offering a 3-course Prix Fixe menu for $85 per person with the option to add on wine pairings for an additional sommelier selected $59 per person. First courses include options like the Maine Peekytoe Crab Salad and Duck Terrine, while entrée options include Heritage Breed Turkey, Sweet Potato Gnocchi and more.

5.  Boston Chops 
1375 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Boston Chops in the south end will be serving their regular menu which includes “top chops” – their recommended cuts of red meat as well as seafood entrée options like Local Halibut, and Lobster. For those who want a traditional Thanksgiving option, they’ll also have roasted turkey with family style sides like herb brioche stuffing, spiced cranberry sauce, and green bean casserole. Enjoy dinner at this upscale steak bistro and then stroll the south end on your way back to the Inn.

For more restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day in Boston, browse this comprehensive round up from Boston Chefs. If you need additional assistance planning your holiday trip to Boston, don’t hesitate to call us at 617-236-8099.

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