Ditch the stresses of cooking and cleaning and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal at one of these Connecticut restaurants, or bring the fully-cooked turkey, sides and desserts home to your own table.
Restaurants are serving Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 24, unless otherwise specified.
Rooster Company, 1076 Main St., Newington, offers a family-style Thanksgiving dinner with seatings from noon to 4:30 p.m. The menu includes carved rotisserie turkey with thyme jus, and a variety of side dishes: Brussels sprouts with shiitake and Parmesan; Parker House rolls; beets with horseradish crème fraiche; cornbread and Italian sausage stuffing; creamed spinach; and more. Desserts of local apple cobbler and sugar pumpkin cheesecake are an additional $6 apiece. Cost is $40; $15 for children 10 and under. Reservations strongly recommended. 860-757-3969, roostercompany.net.
The Hilton Mystic, 20 Coogan Blvd., Mystic, offers a Thanksgiving buffet from noon to 4 p.m. Selections include soups, salad bar, raw bar, charcuterie and local cheese, a carving station with maple-brined roast turkey and cider-braised pork loin, a station with horseradish-crusted salmon and butternut ravioli, a mashed potato and macaroni and cheese bar, and a variety of desserts. $39, $19 for kids 3 to 11 and free for children under 3. 860-572-2513, hiltonmystic.com.
Vivo at Marriott Hartford Downtown, 200 Columbus Blvd., Hartford, offers a family-style Thanksgiving menu with seatings from noon to 2 p.m. The menu features roasted turkey and gravy, cornbread and sausage stuffing, cranberry compote, butter-whipped potatoes, sweet potato casserole with brown sugar pecan streusel, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and green beans almondine. Plated desserts include baked apple crisp, bourbon pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. Cost is $31, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. 860-760-2333, vivohartford.com.
Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Road, Madison, will offer Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a carving station (featuring herb-roasted bone-in turkey breast and honey-glazed ham), omelets, hot buffet selections, salads and assorted desserts. $49, $24.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6. 203-318-6263, madisonbeachhotel.com.
Grants, 977 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, serves a $38 three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu from 1 to 6 p.m., with a full turkey dinner and trimmings as the entrée, and choice of butternut squash soup or salad to start. Dessert choices include warm pumpkin cake, apple crisp and pecan bourbon tart. Additional small plates, salads and entrees are priced a la carte. 860-236-1930, billygrant.com.
Capital Grille, 44 Front St., Hartford, will be open Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. In addition to its regular menu, the restaurant will offer a full dinner of slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, French green beans with Marcona almonds and cranberry pear chutney, with mashed potatoes to share, for $38; $15 per child. A dessert special of pumpkin cheesecake is $10. 860-244-0075, thecapitalgrille.com.
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 44 S. Main St., West Hartford, offers a Thanksgiving dinner with a choice of salad or lobster bisque to start, entree of herb-roasted turkey breast with gravy, brioche stuffing, fresh cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce; butter-mashed sweet potatoes and green beans with bacon, almonds and onion. Choose pumpkin cheesecake or carrot cake for dessert. $39.95, $19.95 for children 12 and under. 860-676-9463, flemingssteakhouse.com.
Fire at the Ridge at Powder Ridge Mountain Park, 99 Powder Hill Road, Middlefield, hosts Thanksgiving dinner with seatings from noon to 4 p.m. The meal includes a carving station with slow-roasted turkey breast and garlic-infused prime rib; entrees of grilled chicken scampi, butternut and pumpkin ravioli and herb-crusted baked cod and assorted sides and desserts. $45 for adults, $20 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. 860- 852-5444, fireattheridge.com.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Bristol, 42 Century Drive, Bristol, offers Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with a carving station featuring roast turkey breast, maple-glazed Black Forest ham and prime rib, an antipasti display, soup and salads, buffet entrees, seasonal sides and desserts. $39.95, $18 for children ages 5 to 12, free for young children under 5. 860-584-7673, willowsbristol.com.
Fife'n Drum, 53 Main St., Kent, hosts from noon to 8:30 p.m. with a complete turkey dinner for $42, featuring herb roast turkey with applejack black currant gravy and an assortment of traditional sides and desserts. Additional appetizers and entrees are available, priced a la carte. Reservations are required. 860-927-3509, fifendrum.com.
Infinity Hall and Bistro, 20 Greenwoods Road W., Norfolk, hosts Thanksgiving dinner with a buffet menu from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with herb-roasted turkey, pork loin with roasted apples, assorted sides and desserts. Cost is $25 for adults, $12 for children 12 and under. Infinity's Hartford location is closed on Thanksgiving Day. 860-542-5531, infinitybistro.com.
Mattabesett Canoe Club, 80 Harbor Drive, Middletown, hosts dinner with seatings at noon, 12:15, 2:30 and 2:45 p.m. The menu includes a carving station with roast turkey and prime rib and a hot buffet with seared salmon, butternut squash ravioli and sides, along with stations featuring seafood, antipasto and desserts. $36, $20 for children 5 to 12 and $10 for kids under 5. Reservations are required. 860-347-9999, mattabesettcanoeclub.com.
Millwright's, 77 West St., Simsbury, offers a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with a choice of first course, entrée and dessert. Entrées include Gozzi's farm turkey, roast pork loin, baked salmon, dumplings and roasted NY strip. Sides, including cornbread pudding, Brussels sprouts, potato and cranberry sauce, will be shared family-style. $59, $29 for children 11 and under. 860-651-5500, millwrightsrestaurant.com.
Mill on the River, 989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, offers a $37.95 prix-fixe menu for parties of up to 8 people from noon to 6 p.m. (Larger parties will be offered a Thanksgiving buffet.) Dinner includes a choice of soup or salad, an entrée and a dessert. Entrée selections include roast turkey with stuffing, gravy, potato puree and cranberry sauce; honey-glazed Virginia ham, garlic and rosemary pork loin, redfish nouvelle, baked stuffed shrimp and grilled salmon. Featured appetizers, seasonal side dishes and select entrees and desserts are extra. An 18 percent gratuity will be added to all checks. Items are available for children 12 and under, for $18.95. 860-289-7929, themillontheriver.com/thanksgiving.
Copper Beech Inn, 46 Main St, Ivoryton, offers Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 p.m., with a $68 multicourse menu featuring entrée choices of honey maple turkey breast, pan-seared salmon or carved roasted filet mignon. An a la carte menu is available for children. Tax and gratuity are additional. Reservations and information: 860-767-0330, copperbeechinn.com.
Saybrook Point Inn, 2 Bridge St., Old Saybrook, features a buffet-style Thanksgiving menu with seatings from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Options include a carving station with roasted turkey, prime rib and glazed country ham; a pasta station, entrees like pan-seared flounder, braised boneless short ribs and Parmesan-seared chicken; salads, sides and desserts. $52.95, $26.95 for children and free for kids under 5. Reservations required. 860-395-2000, saybrook.com/event/thanksgiving.
Seasons Restaurant at the Avon Old Farms Hotel, 279 Avon Mountain Road, Avon, offers Thanksgiving brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu features breakfast and lunch items, carving station with roasted turkey and prime rib, a cold station with salads and seafood, dessert table and kids menu. $52.95, $24.95 for children 6 to 12, free for children 5 and under. 860-269-0242. avonoldfarmshotel.com.
Foxwoods Resort Casino offers specials and fixed-price menus at several of its restaurants, including turkey dinners at Cedars, Al Dente, Veranda Cafe, Junior's and Festival Buffet ($19.99 to $28). VUE 24 and David Burke Prime each offer three-course prix-fixe menus for $55 and $95, respectively. High Rollers offers a "Pilgrim" turkey burger for $15 and Scorpion Bar offers "cornucopia tacos" with cranberry barbecue turkey for $14. foxwoods.com/thanksgiving.
Simsbury Inn's Evergreen Restaurant, 397 Hopmeadow St., Weatogue, offers Thanksgiving dinner with seatings at 11:30 a.m., 1, 2:30 and 4 p.m. with fall soups, a chilled seafood station, a salad station, a dinner buffet with entrees of roasted sage and lemon thyme turkey, shrimp-stuffed sole and Tuscan herb-rubbed pork; a carving station with leg of lamb, roast sirloin strip and glazed ham; and assorted desserts. $52.95, $18.95 for children 5 and over, free for children 4 and under. 860-651-5700, simsburyinn.com.
Water's Edge, 1525 Boston Post Road, Westbrook, hosts a Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. with salads and appetizers, roasts carved to order, omelet station, Belgian waffles and crepes, breakfast buffet, traditional Thanksgiving buffet and desserts. Cost is $49 for adults, $22 for children under 10 and free for children under 5. Reservations and information: 860-399-5901 or 800-222-5901; watersedgeresortandspa.com.
Latitude 41, 105 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic, serves a Thanksgiving buffet from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Options include soups, an antipasto table, salads, a carving station with turkey and sirloin of beef; assorted entrees and side dishes, and desserts. Adults are $39.95, children 6 to 10 are $19, children 4 and under are $8.95. Tax and gratuity will automatically be added to meals. 860-572-5334 (Monday through Wednesday), 860-572-5303 (Thursday through Sunday), coastalgourmetct.com/latitude41.
Kensington's at Norwich Inn, 607 West Thames St., Norwich, hosts a Thanksgiving buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Items include seafood, soup and salad displays; a hot buffet with roasted turkey, grilled swordfish and sides; carving station with roasted prime rib and apple cider-glazed pork loin; a pasta station and dessert display. $45.95 for adults; $14.95 for children 5 to 12; free for children under 5. 860-425-3630, thespaatnorwichinn.com/seasonalevents.
Apricots, 1593 Farmington Ave., Farmington, offers Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Entrees include a roast turkey dinner with stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and vegetables for $21; a complete turkey dinner with choice of salad or butternut bisque and pie is $29.50. The restaurant will take reservations for seatings every half-hour, up to 10 people. 860-673-5405, apricotsrestaurant.com.
Concorde's Restaurant at Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley Airport, 1 Airport Blvd., Windsor Locks, offers a three-course Thanksgiving menu with seatings from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The menu features a mixed green salad; oven-roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean almondine, cornbread sage stuffing and orange cranberry relish; and a dessert choice of pumpkin cheesecake or pecan pie. Cost is $33, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended. 860-627-5311, concordesrestaurant.com.
The m&m Bistro at Hilton Hartford, 315 Trumbull St., Hartford, offers a Thanksgiving dinner menu from noon to 4 p.m. The menu offers harvest salad, butternut squash bisque, oven-roasted turkey and gravy, cranberry apple compote with chicken and apple sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, New England baked macaroni and cheese, green beans almondine with petite golden squash, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Cost is $28 for adults and $16 for kids 12 and under, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended. 860-240-7222, mandmbistro.com.
Ted's Montana Grill, 500 Evergreen Way, South Windsor, is open for Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The menu features a full dinner with salad or cup of soup or chili, roast turkey and gravy with garlic mashed potatoes, herb dressing, carrots, "Aunt Fannie's" squash casserole, cranberry sauce and apple pecan crisp for $29. Additional items, including children's meals, are available at a la carte prices. The menu is only available in South Windsor; the Hartford location is closed on Thanksgiving Day. 860-648-1100, tedsmontanagrill.com.
The Lockup, 19 Main St., Salisbury, celebrates its grand opening Thanksgiving Day with a $59 prix-fixe menu, served from noon to 8 p.m. The meal includes choice of starter, entree and dessert: main courses feature bacon-wrapped roulade of turkey breast, roasted salmon and sweet potato agnolotti, teres major steak with creamed spinach and fingerling potatoes, roasted pumpkin risotto and whole steamed lobster. 860-596-4371, facebook.com/TheLockUpRestaurant.
Metro Bis, 731 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, offers a prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., with entrée choices of roasted turkey, braised short ribs, pan-seared salmon and pan-seared Maryland crab cakes. $48.95; $19.95 for children 10 and under. Children under 3 are free.
The restaurant's Thanksgiving to-go options include raw and cooked turkeys, assorted sides and several pies. To-go orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 18, and picked up between 1 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. 860-651-7417, metrobis.com.
Angelico's Lake House, 81 N. Main St., East Hampton, offers Thanksgiving dinner with seatings at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. The menu includes a buffet presentation, with a carving station choice of turkey and steamship round of beef, along with chicken Marsala, peel-and-eat shrimp, seafood-stuffed sole, cheddar macaroni and cheese, penne Bolognese, sausage and peppers, traditional sides and a dessert display. $29.95, $13.95 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5.
Angelico's also offers complete Thanksgiving dinners to-go, with a "Feast" option serving 6 to 10 guests ($125) and a "Banquet" meal serving 14 to 16 guests ($150). All dinners include roasted turkey, sides and pie and are ready to heat and eat at home with preparation instructions included. Order by Nov. 18 and pick up Thanksgiving day between 8 a.m. and noon. Reservations and information: 860-267-1276, angelicoslakehouse.com.
Bear's Smokehouse in Hartford and Windsor offers several Thanksgiving take-out options, including whole smoked turkeys, turkey breasts, smoked glazed hams, brisket and baby back ribs. Other items include sides, stuffing and breads, salads, appetizers, sauces and gravies and desserts. A "Bear Feast" for six to eight people includes one 12- to 14-pound smoked turkey and several sides for $110. Order by calling 860-785-8772 or emailing email@example.com. Pickup will be in Hartford on Nov. 23 between 2 and 6 p.m. and Windsor on Nov. 24 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. More information: bearsbbq.com.
Black-eyed Sally's, 350 Asylum St., Hartford, offers its Cajun-fried turkey dinner for $115, which includes a 12- to 14-pound turkey and choice of two sides (stuffing, potatoes, mac and cheese, collard greens, garlic green beans, red beans and rice with sausage, more). Extra sides are available for $32; pies (apple, pecan, sweet potato) are $12.95 to $15.95. Black-eyed Sally's will take orders until Monday, Nov. 21; pickup is Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. 860-278-7427, blackeyedsallys.com.
Nat Hayden's, 144B Broad St., Windsor, offers Thanksgiving to-go options. A $74.99 meal for eight to 10 people includes a 12- to 14-pound smoked turkey with spiced-citrus glaze, cornbread-sausage stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, collard greens, butternut squash and cheddar-herb biscuits. Glazed roasted turkey on its own is $54.99, and Nat's also offers holiday pies for $19.95. Orders must be placed by Nov. 21. Pickup is from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23. 860-298-8955, haydensrealbbq.com.
Max Catering & Events offers complete turkey dinners for families of six to eight or 12 to 16, including roasted whole birds, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy, sides, dinner rolls and pies. Full dinners range from $179 to $269, a la carte sides are $12.50 a quart and pies are $28. Information and orders: maxrestaurantgroup.com/maxtogo.
Ann Howard Catering offers a full Thanksgiving menu of hors d'oeuvres, roast turkeys (15 to 18 or 20 to 24 pounds, priced at $6.99/pound) and a dinner for four special for $120, including a 12- to 15-pound turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy and vegetables. Sides are priced at $4.50 to $9.50 per quart; pies are $16. All orders must be placed by 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and picked up by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 338 Asylum St. in Hartford. 860-278-0105, bondballroom.com.
Cafe Louise, 1156 New Britain Ave., West Hartford, offers several Thanksgiving at-home options, including appetizers, soups and vegetables, turkey and fixings, pies and breakfast items. Orders must be placed by Nov. 21 and will be available for pickup Nov. 23 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. 860-561-0160, cafelouise.com/menus.
Brick and Wood, 1275 Post Road #7, Fairfield, offers specialty dishes for Thanksgiving catering, including burrata boxes for four people ($22-25); vegetarian and meatball lasagna trays (feeds 12-15 people; $50) and maple bourbon, Oreo and pumpkin bread puddings (feeds 12-15 people, $45). Deadline to order is Wednesday, Nov. 16; orders must be picked up Wednesday, Nov. 23, by 4 p.m. 203-939-1400, lovelifeandpizza.com.
Judy's Bar & Kitchen, 927 High Ridge Rd., Stamford, offers "Southern Thanksgiving" items to enjoy at home, like whole applewood-smoked turkeys, pimiento cheese, gumbo, Cajun dirty rice dressing, pecan praline sweet potato souffle and assorted pies. Orders must be placed by Nov. 16. Find full menu here: judysbarandkitchen.com.