The stresses of cooking for an entire family can really put a wear to the holiday spirit. Salt Lake magazine has lifted that burden and prepared this round-up of local restaurants offering special Thanksgiving Day menus to give the fam a reason to say thanks.
SALT LAKE CITY
Texas de Brazil
City Creek Center, 50 S. Main St., 385-232-8070, texasdebrazil.com
Texas de Brazil is offering a break from tradition as they welcome diners to celebrate Thanksgiving Brazilian-style with new traditional menu items like signature cuts of beef, pork, lamb, chicken and Brazilian sausage. The menu will also include traditional roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, house-made gravy and cranberry sauce. This menu will be offered Nov. 28 from 11 a.m.–9:30 p.m. The cost is $42.99, alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity not included.
151 S. 500 East Salt Lake, 801-322-0404, oasiscafeslc.com
Following its two experimental years of opening on Thanksgiving Day, the Oasis Cafe will support the demand again this year as they serve Thanksgiving Brunch on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mirroring the creative daily menu filled with local organic vegetables, sustainably ranched meats and fresh seafood, brunch at Oasis Cafe is a favorite with locals. Reservations are highly suggested and can be made by calling Oasis Cafe.
454 E. 300 South, Salt Lake City, 801-746-4441, faustinaslc.com
In his first year with Faustina, Chef Joe Kemp is excited to offer a Thanksgiving Day dinner menu as we give thanks for our blessings. Faustina will serve dinner on Thursday, Nov 28 from 3 to 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person and General Manager Hillary Merrill will have specially paired wine selections available for $20 extra per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Faustina.
202 South Main St. Salt Lake City, 801-363-5454, bambara-slc.com
Tired of navigating midnight crowds Thanksgiving night, dazed from tryptophan, knowing you're going home to a sink full of dirty dishes? When downtown is your destination for Black Friday power shopping, you can include a leisurely brunch at Bambara. As a popular power lunch spot and one of Salt Lake’s liveliest dinner restaurants, Bambara will offer a Black Friday Brunch for the first time from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Check out their menu online and make reservations there or by calling.
1500 South 1500 East Salt Lake City, 801-486-5585, theparis.net
This fall, The Paris is excited to feature many ingredients that owe their culinary existence to the Native Americans who gathered and cultivated them; like pine nuts, wild mushrooms, corn, pumpkins and winter squash, turkeys, potatoes, yams and quinoa. This Thanksgiving, come and celebrate our native autumn bounty at The Paris with a seasonal, local harvest banquet among family, friends and neighbors. The Thanksgiving Day menu will be offered from 4 to 9 p.m. The price is $49.95 per person and $19.95 for children under 8. Reservations are required.
PARK CITY/SUMMIT COUNTY
Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant
1235 Warm Springs Road Midway, 1-888-650-1400, theblueboarinn.com
The Blue Boar Inn & Restaurant will be offering a fixed-price, three-course menu featuring roasted turkey and delicious desserts like pumpkin pie and pecan bourbon syrup and cinnamon whipped cream. Executive Chef Eric May will also prepare three delectable, less traditional Thanksgiving entrees. The Thanksgiving Day menu will be offered Nov. 28 from 12–6 p.m. The cost is $45 for adults and $15 for children under 12. Call for required reservations.
Waldorf Astoria Park City, Powder
2100 Frostwood Blvd., Park City, 435-647-5566, parkcitywaldorfastoria.com
Join Waldorf Astoria for a traditional Thanksgiving Feast served buffet style. Enjoy items such as baked ham with orange-cranberry chutney, Scottish Salmon with Lemon Beurre Blanc and more. The cost is $65 per adult, $25 per child. Reservations can be made directly through Powder by calling in or through the website. If you'd rather eat at home, pick up a Thanksgiving Feast to-go! Choose from Thanksgiving soups and salads, hot items, sides and desserts—all packaged in a to-go box for six people. The cost is $250, call Powder to order. Meals are available for pick-up on Nov. 27 or 28.
Apex at the Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, 435-604-1300, montagedeervalley.com
The selection is as wide as the Wasatch Range at the Apex Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Montage Deer Valley from 12–8 p.m. Sample salads made from endives, romaine hearts bitter greens or rigatoni; potato leek and butternut squash soups; chilled shellfish; unique sides like Granny Smith apple-sausage stuffing and Apex cranberry sauce; and a carvery serving herb-roasted turkey breast, peppercorn-crusted prime beef tenderloin, rosemary-roasted leg of lamb and chili-glazed cedar-plank salmon. Then, top things off with one of the 12 desserts offered, including chocolate Bundt cake, mocha éclairs, and cheesecake in a jar. Price is $75 for adults, $30 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.
412 Main St. Park City, 435-649-8211, bistro412.com
This American-French favorite on Main Street will be serving its regular menu for Thanksgiving, plus a pair of special entrees for the holiday from 4 to 9 p.m. Celebrants can choose roast turkey with pork-belly hash, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and huckleberry sage sauce for $27, or baked wild stripped bass with crayfish-and-fontina polenta, green beans and tarragon broth for $28.
Buzz Coffee & Tea at the Montage
9100 Marsac Ave, Park City, 435-604-1300, montagedeervalley.com
Take home a tasty Thanksgiving meal without spending the day sweating above the kitchen stove. Buzz Coffee’s take-home meal for six to eight people includes herb-roasted turkey breast, sausage-apple stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, cranberry sauce, country turkey gravy and a choice of Granny Smith apple pie or traditional pumpkin pie. Call ahead for reservations no later than 72 hours before Thanksgiving.
4000 Navajo Trail, Park City, 435-615-8042, canyonsresort.com
You’ll have no shortage options at The Canyons’ Thanksgiving Harvest Buffet, which features more than two-dozen meats, fishes, pastas, soups, salads, sides, starters and desserts. Highlights include roasted turkey brined in brown-sugar molasses, High West whiskey and maple-glazed ham, prime rib, crispy sausage and chestnut stuffing, and Louisiana bread pudding with whiskey sauce. A children’s menu is also available for picky eaters. Open 12 to 6 p.m., $49 for adults and $19 for children age 6 to 14, free for those 5 and younger.
306 Main St. Park City, 435-649-5044, ciseros.com
Cisero’s on Main Street will be serving a tasty, Italian-inspired three-course dinner. Entrees consist of slow-roasted osso-bucco-style short ribs, maple-brined turkey breast, charbroiled New York choice steak or grilled salmon that’s then charbroiled to perfection. Every entrée also comes with cranberry and fresh orange marmalade, green-bean-prosciutto and chevre gratinee, spicy Italian sausage and Fuji apple stuffing, and a choice of asiago-garlic mashed potatoes or braised yams. For dessert, tuck into traditional pumpkin pie or artisanal torta della nonna custard cake. Open from 4 to 10 p.m., $20 to $36 for adults and $12 to $17 for children 10 and younger.
Daly's Pub & Rec at the Montage Deer Valley
9100 Marsac Ave. Park City, 435-604-1300, montagedeervalley.com
For an active and truly stress-free Thanksgiving, head to Daly’s Pub & Rec at The Montage at Deer Valley. Enjoy bowling, billiards and a vintage arcade, and dig into gourmet pub food, including a special turkey sandwich. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Deer Valley Grocery Cafe
1375 Deer Valley Dr. Park City, 435-615-2400, deervalley.com
Take-Away options include Deer Valley Roasted Garlic Mashers, Steamed Green Beans, Lemon Thyme Sauce, Cranberry Chutney, Roasted Acorn Squash, Homemade Chorizo Stuffing and Vidalia Onion Bread Pudding. To place your order, call ahead before Monday Nov. 25 at 5 p.m.
Glitretind at Stein Eriksen Lodge
7700 Stein Way, Park City, 435-645-6455, steinlodge.com
Glitretind is once again serving its giant, five-star Thanksgiving buffet on Thursday, Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Selections include pumpkin-apple soup with sherry and bacon, scallop-and-lobster fall potato chowder, grilled lamb T-bone, braised veal short-ribs, roasted Arctic char, sides, salads, Stein’s Grand Dessert Display, and so much more. $75 for adults, $25 for children 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.
2093 Sidewinder Dr. Park City, 435-649-8060, grubsteakrestaurant.com
The Grub Steak will be offering potato and bacon chowder, a salad bar or Baby Romaine Heart Caesar Salad, Roasted Tom Turkey, Harvest Vegetable Stuffing, green beans amandine, homemade mashed potatoes, along with pumpkin pie or spiced apple bread pudding with whiskey sauce. Open from 3 – 8 p.m. and prices are $26.75 for adults and $13.74 for children 12 and under.
High West Distillery & Saloon
703 Park Ave. Park City, 435-649-8300, highwest.com
Park City’s favorite high-altitude distillery will be closed for the holiday, but the night before, it will be hosting a special Whiskey Wednesday, featuring a burger special paired with a High West whiskey and music by Lash LaRue from 8 to 11 p.m. on Nov. 27.
Hyatt Escala Lodge
3551 North Escala Ct. Park City, 435-940-1234, escalalodge.hyatt.com
The popular three-course buffet at the Hyatt Escala Lodge returns for Thanksgiving from 12 to 8 p.m. Try baby spinach salad, handpicked artisan greens, cider-brined turkey with fennel apple stuffing, Cox’s honey-glazed ham with candied sweet potatoes, Loch Duart salmon with citrus jasmine rice and roasted garlic-and-chive potatoes. Kids can also enjoy chicken tenders, house-made mac-and-cheese, spaghetti and turkey meatballs, and more. $45 for adults, $23 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children 3 and younger.
2064 Prospector Ave., Park City, 435-647-0010, cuisineunlimited.com
As families gather to share good cheer with family, friends and colleagues, it’s time for food and fabulous decorations to take center stage. It’s all about making it festive, making it special and making it fun. Cuisine Unlimited will prepare an entire Thanksgiving dinner, or any portion people would like, and deliver it to customers’ doors. No cooking, and leftovers. All orders must be pre-paid and placed by Monday Nov. 25. Call for orders and check our their website for prices on items and delivery.