Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to gather the family for a festive meal at the tail end of the autumn season. Preparing the meal yourself can be rewarding, but also daunting and exhausting. Fortunately, if you’d rather forgo the planning, cooking, and clean up this year, there are plenty of Boulder restaurants offering fantastic Thanksgiving meal options. Here are some of the best:
For steak and seafood in a fine dining setting, Cork is one of the best in Boulder. For over 30 years, this restaurant has focused on local, quality ingredients and a nationally recognized wine list. Their Thanksgiving menu is sure to offer both traditional and contemporary offerings.
Since 2006, Black Cat has provided Boulder with a seasonal menu that brings quality ingredients from the restaurant’s own 130-acre certified organic farm. Their Thanksgiving menu is sure to offer some of the city’s freshest food.
Open since 1898, the Chautauqua Dining Hall offers a traditional 4-course Thanksgiving dinner at one of the historic landmarks of our city. Appetizers and salads are served family style, and the entrees always include at least one vegetarian option.
Since 1967, the Greenbriar Inn has offered elegant food in the beautiful countryside of North Boulder. Their yearly Thanksgiving Day buffet offers carved turkey, soups, seasonal pies, and everything else you expect from a full-fledged Thanksgiving feast.
Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro offers contemporary American food with a French twist. They promote organic farming practices in all their food, and offer a variety of vegan dishes. On Thanksgiving day, they’ll be open for brunch and a candlelight dinner.
For anyone who wants to break away from tradition, Kasa Japanese Grill & Bar is open on Thanksgiving, offering an extensive menu of top-notch sushi and Japanese classics in a stylish, serene space.
This American bistro is devoted to sourcing quality food from American farmers, and serving beautiful dishes in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. Their Thanksgiving day service is open from 12-8pm and features an eclectic take on traditional dishes.
Offering an innovative combination of French and Asian cuisine, L’Atelier is a premier foodie location in Boulder. The restaurant emphasizes farm-to-table practices, and is happy to accommodate special diets. For Thanksgiving, they have an a-la-carte menu featuring dishes like Lobster Ravioli and Vegetarian Gourmand, alongside holiday classics like turkey and pumpkin pie.
With a focus on seasonal, fresh food, Spruce Farm & Fish is a perfect representation of Boulder’s bustling culinary scene. From pasta to seafood to steak, this restaurant is sure to offer an interesting take on Thanksgiving dinner.
Wild Standard specializes in a farm-to-table approach that offers premium produce, local chicken, and some of Boulder’s best seafood. For Thanksgiving, they’ll be offering a special pre-fixe menu. Reservations fill up quickly here, so don’t delay!
If you’re looking to lower the hassle of the holidays this Thanksgiving, make reservations with one of the many Boulder restaurants offering a festive meal. No matter the taste, you and your family/friends are sure to find a wonderful, stress-free meal in the culinary gem that is Boulder.