Thanksgiving is almost here, so you should probably start working on some plans. Avoid the dishes — and maybe even the fam — with dinner at one of Palm Beach County's finest restaurants. Here are some local spots offering T-Day meals.
Howley's Restaurant: Thanksgiving Charity Dinner
Howley's Restaurant (4700 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach) will host Thanksgiving dinner. This costs $18.95 per person with all profits benefiting Meals on Wheels, the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, Healthy Bellies & Boca Helping Hands, and the Lord's Place. Visit sub-culture.org/howleys.
Dada: Thanksgiving Charity Dinner
Dada (52 N. Swinton Ave., Delray Beach) will celebrate its tenth-annual Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m. This costs $24 per person with all profits benefiting the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, the Lord's Place, Healthy Bellies & Boca Helping Hands, and Meals on Wheels. Visit sub-culture.org/dada.
III Forks Prime Steakhouse
III Forks Prime Steakhouse (4645 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens) will have a four-course dinner from 2 to 8 p.m. Courses include a tenderloin tomato soup, salad, turkey, maple-glazed yams, and roasted vegetables. Other entrees are Midwest beef or Atlantic salmon. Dinner is $48 for adults, and those 12 years old and younger can enjoy soup or salad, entrée, and dessert for $18. Call 561-630-3660.
Farmer’s Table (1901 N. Military Trl., Boca Raton) will offer Thanksgiving meals from noon to 8 p.m. Courses include fresh-baked artisanal bread baskets, butternet squash "bisque" or autumnal salad, plainville heritage turkey or pastaless vegetable lasagna, and pumpkin pie or apple strudel. This costs $45 for adults and $22.50 for children. Call 561-417-5836 or visit farmerstableboca.com/holiday-menu/.
Waterstone Resort & Marina
Waterstone Resort & Marina (999 E. Camino Real, Boca Raton) will have a three-course dinner with seatings starting at 3 p.m. Courses include deep plum/golden beet salad; lobster bisque or sauteed acorn squash; slow-braised short rib, salmon, turkey pumpkin, or pork chop; and lastly, pecan tart, pumpkin cheesecake, praline gelato, or pumpkin pie. The four-course menu is $60 and an additional $20 for wine pairings. The children's menu is $20 per child. Reservations required. Visit waterstoneboca.com/dining-en.html.
The Dubliner: Thanksgiving Charity Dinner
The Dubliner (435 Plaza Real, Boca Raton) will host its tenth-annual Thanksgiving dinner at 5 p.m. This costs $21 per person with all profits benefiting the Lord's Place, the Achievement Centers for Children and Families, Meals on Wheels, and Healthy Bellies & Boca Helping Hands. Visit sub-culture.org/dubliner.
125 Datura St., West Palm Beach; 561-623-0822; avocadogrillwpb.com.
Avocado Grill chef-owner Julien Gremaud has been hard at work to create what he calls a "lighter, healthier" gourmet Thanksgiving. Served from 1 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, Avocado Grill’s
Thanksgiving Day menu will include a three-course meal for $47 per person ($25 for children) and will feature healthy options, a traditional turkey dinner, and popular menu items from the restaurant’s daily dinner menu. Offbeat options include: Kale Salad with endive, cranberry, apple, Boursin cheese, and walnut vinaigrette; traditional ceviche with mahi, bay scallops, shrimp, calamari, lime, red onion, cilantro, and aji amarillo; organic salmon with quinoa, artichoke, pickled mushrooms, and feta. Several dessert options allow you to save room for the best part with everything from cinnamon white chocolate bread pudding with pina colada sauce to traditional pumpkin and pecan pies.
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Brandon's Palm Beach
2842 S. Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach; 561-540-6440; tidelineresort.com/palm-beach-restaurants/brandons/
This Thanksgiving, Palm Beach residents can give thanks with a holiday meal while also giving back to their community. On Thursday, November 24, Brandon’s Palm Beach will offer a special oceanfront Thanksgiving Day Buffet featuring traditional holiday dishes, as well as signature menu items. Available from noon to 7:30 p.m., the buffet is $75 per person ($45 for children 13 years and under). The holiday feast will showcase a number of stations including a charcuterie display, assorted fine cheeses, organic salads, meats and fish, sushi and sashimi, a traditional turkey, and more. The restaurant will also offer an ample selection of house-made pies.In addition to the varied buffet-style offerings, executive chef Chris Schaefer has joined forces with Pie It Forward: Meals On Wheels of the Palm Beaches, a local fundraising initiative to bring fresh-cooked meals to homebound seniors and disabled adults in the Palm Beaches. A portion of all sales that evening will benefit Meals On Wheels of the Palm Beaches.
301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton; 561-922-6699; tanzyrestaurant.com/
Tanzy at iPic Boca Raton makes for an entertaining Thanksgiving. The cozy dining room decked with imaginative and eclectic décor offers a magical backdrop for friends and family this holiday, accompanied by an equally impressive four-course menu by celebrated corporate chef Sherry Yard. When you celebrate Thanksgiving at Tanzy, the only thing you have to make is a reservation. Yard’s special feast includes Acorn Squash Bisque topped with crispy bacon and kale and whipped crème fraiche; an Autumn Salad of local mixed greens, poached pears, cranberries, candied sunflower seeds, gorgonzola dolce and maple-pomegranate vinaigrette; Roasted Turkey Breast with chestnut stuffing, caramelized brussels sprouts, turkey gravy, orange-cranberry compote, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and fresh baked parker house
rolls; and a Three-Layer Silken Pumpkin Pie with chantilly cream and pumpkin mousse. The prix-fixe menu is priced at $45 per person ($20 for children 12 and under).
Natalya Jones is a food and music writer covering Broward and Palm Beach counties. To get the latest in entertainment and fun things to do in South Florida, follow her on Twitter.