Denver and Boulder's restaurants are giving Coloradoans some serious feasts to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Some of them will stay open for turkey day, while others are offering specialty dinners and other events on days surrounding the holiday next week. These are Eater's picks for the best Thanksgiving celebrations from the Front Range to the mountains.
Linger will serve a five-course Thanksgiving meal with turkey-day classics on Wednesday November 27. Seating is limited. Reservations can be made at 303.993.3120. Linger is closed on Thanksgiving day.
Randolph's, the Denver Warwick's in-house restaurant will host a Thanksgiving feast with brunch dishes like French pastry, cheeses, and charcuterie, tables laden with seafood delights, a host of chef-attended stations, including prime rib and roasted turkey, and a holiday dessert display. Pricing for adults is $38, Seniors $30, youth 13-17 $22, children 5-12 $15, and 4 and under for free. Festivities start at 11 a.m. on November 28 and run to 3 p.m. That evening, Randolph's invites attendees to a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner with a choice of starter (like roasted butternut squash bisque), main course (clover honey glazed ham, turkey, or prime rib), and dessert. The menu can be viewed here. Reservations can be made at 303.318.7272.
EDGE Restaurant will serve a three-course menu on November 28 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. The meal, which includes sweet potato bisque and pecan-roasted beef tenderloin, costs $60 for people 13 and over, and $25 for kids 12 and younger. EDGE will also offer a buffet family-style Thanksgiving feast from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The buffet costs $75 for people ages 13 and over, and $25 for kids 12 and under. One day later, Thanksgiving Day overlaps with Hanukkah and EDGE will celebrate Thanksgivukkah accordingly. The menu that day will include a special fried pumpkin CroDough dessert in addition to the Thanksgiving menu. The CroDough, a flaky, croissant-donut served with a caramel glaze, will be available for $10.
ELWAY'S at the Ritz Carlton downtown will also offer a Thanksgiving feast from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. Stations include a seafood selection, a salad bar, charcuterie and cheese, soups, carving tables for turkey and prime rib, and an extensive dessert display. Tickets for the buffet cost $65 and $35 for children. Call 303.312.3107 to make a reservation.
This year The Corner Office is putting a spin on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Southern comfort food. Select menu items include glazed yams and cornbread chorizo stuffing. The meal costs $35 per person, and will be available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations call 303.825.6500.
Cherry Creek's Second Home Kitchen + Bar will be open on Thanksgiving, with select menu items like jumbo lump crab cake and white chocolate pecan pie. The meal, available only on Thanksgiving Day, is $39 per person, and will be available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information and reservations call 303.253.3000.
Zink Kitchen + Bar in the Doubletree by Hilton Denver Tech Center Hotel will offer a four-course Thanksgiving day meal from 1 to 5 p.m. The menu features roasted cauliflower bisque with citrus crème fraiche, your choice of seasonal salad, and turkey with bacon-sourdough stuffing. Dinner costs $29.95 per adult and $15.95 per child. Make reservations by calling 303.253.3517.
Denver's Texas de Brazil is offering traditional roasted turkey, sweet potato casserole, house-made gravy and cranberry sauce on Thanksgiving. The menu is offered from noon to 9:30 p.m. on November 28 and costs $45 per person. The Stapleton restaurant will also offer its standard menu items that day, including grilled beef, pork, lamb, chicken and sausage carved tableside. More information and reservations are available by calling 720.374.2100.
Kachina Southwestern Grill in Westminster will celebrate Thanksgiving family-style this year. The specialty menu will include bison tenderloin pintxos and campfire ruby red trout. The meal costs $40 per adult and $15 for kids, and will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information call 303.410.5813.
Both Murphy's locations in Boulder will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner for $24. Its menu features apple cider gravy for its turkey, maple syrup on its sweet potatoes and cranberry-orange compote. Murphy's regular menu will also be available. Visit the Murphy's website for more information.
Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, located in The St. Regis in Aspen, will celebrate Thanksgiving day with a feast by executive chef Didier Elena, who has constructed a menu with dishes such as kale and oxtail cavatelli, traditional turkey with cranberry relish, fresh greens, homemade stuffing, and beef rib cap with foie gras and port reduction. Tickets cost $85 per person, with wine pairings available for an additional $55. To make a reservation call 970.429.958.
Also in Aspen, there will be a Thanksgiving Day buffet from noon to 5 p.m. at the St. Regis Resort's new authentic Italian restaurant Trecento Quindici Decano. The meal created by executive chef David Viviano will feature traditional turkey day fare with Italian influences. Tickets cost $95 for adults and $39 for children. Recommended reservations can be made by calling 970.429.7373.
Make a last-minute addition to your at-home Thanksgiving feast with sides from Sullivan's Steakhouse. Back by popular demand, Sullivan's is offering guests the opportunity to carry out their favorite side dishes, such as garlic horseradish mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and sweet potato casserole for Thanksgiving. Side dishes to go will be offered for pick up on Tuesday November 26 and Wednesday November 27.
The Denver Cupcake Truck is still taking Thanksgiving orders for pies, rolls, and turkey day-themed cupcakes. Order by this Sunday and pick up on Wednesday November 27 at the Cake Crumbs bakery. Check out the menu here.
The chef at Boulder's FATE Brewing is going in early on Thanksgiving morning to personally smoke turkeys for customers that only cost $5.75 per pound. Call 303.449.FATE or email joe@fatebrewingcompany for more details and to order a turkey.