12 Spots To Do Thanksgiving

Who doesn’t love spending hours upon hours hovering over a turkey or hand-whipping your grandma’s famed mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving? Yeah, we thought so. (If you do, take a look at our Turkey Day tips here.) Get out of the house this holiday and take in a sumptuous spread at one of these fine Valley restaurants. You’re bound to enjoy everything from traditional pumpkin pie and stuffing to out-of-the-box eats like lobster and lamb. Be sure to reserve your spot! (Note that some restaurants offer special or complimentary pricing for seniors and young children. Also, prices do not include gratuity and tax.)

Wrigley Mansion The historic Phoenix venue is offering a luxe brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving. In addition to the tasty Turkey Day offerings: Wrigley Mansion’s gorgeous Valley views. $65 per adult; $32.50 per child 13 and under. www.wrigleymansion.com.

Quiessence How does wild venison or baked stuffed New England lobster sound as a Turkey Day feast? Phoenix’s romantic Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain is offering three seatings on Thanksgiving and a slew of tasty traditional and out-of-the-box eats. $65 per adult; $29 per child 12 and under. http://www.quiessencerestaurant.com/.

T. Cook’s at Royal Palms The plush Phoenix resort restaurant is offering a three-course Thanksgiving feast. For dessert, dig your fork into a warm apple-and-cranberry tart, a dark chocolate-and-sweet potato cheese cake, warm banana-hazelnut and croissant bread pudding or spiced pumpkin pie. $70 per adult; $25 per child under 12. www.royalpalmsresort.com.

The Phoenician The new Camelback Ballroom will host a delectable Thanksgiving brunch buffet featuring carved turkey breast, butternut squash stuffing, sweet potato casserole, giblet gravy, plenty of breakfast offerings, sparkling wine, sweet tooth-satisfying desserts and more. The on-site J & G steakhouse will impress with its three-course dinner that includes roasted turkey with mushroom-and-chestnut stuffing. Prices vary per restaurant. www.thephoenician.com.

Fairmont Scottsdale Princess All four of the Scottsdale resort’s top-notch eateries (Bourbon Steak, The Grill at TPC Scottsdale, La Hacienda and LV Bistro) are offering can’t-miss holiday spreads. If you can’t decide which restaurant to stop by, there will be a Thanksgiving brunch by the Princess Falls Waterfall that’ll feature eats from all on-property restaurants. $65 per adult; $29 per child. (Prices vary for restaurant dinners.) www.scottsdaleprincess.com.

Ko’Sin at Sheraton Wild Horse Pass & Spa Whether for lunch or dinner, the Chandler-based resort restaurant is offering plenty of traditional-with-a-spin Thanksgiving selections. Think butter-basted lobster tail with sweet potato quiche or slow-roasted turkey breast complete with shallot mashed potatoes and green beans almandine. $60 per adult; $30 per child 12 and under. www.wildhorsepassresort.com.

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa Tuscany, Meritage Steakhouse and Blue Sage Restaurant at the Phoenix resort will all make way for special Thanksgiving meals on Nov. 25. Options include prix fix meals or a  buffet-style spread. Prices vary per restaurant. www.jwdesertridgeresort.com.

Prado at InterContinental Montelucia Resort & Spa Whether for lunch or dinner, the divine Paradise Valley restaurant is dishing out delectable family-style three-course meals. The special holiday menus are offered from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. $55 per person for lunch; $75 per person for dinner. www.icmontelucia.com.

Arizona Biltmore Wright’s at the Biltmore and Frank & Albert’s will be serving up more than turkey and potatoes this Thanksgiving. Wright’s will make way for a five-course feast featuring sweet balsamic-glazed lamb while Frank & Albert’s will tempt with Schnepf Farm’s pumpkin pie. Prices vary per restaurant. www.arizonabiltmore.com.

Latilla at The Boulders Resort Latilla’s five-course prix fix menu features the lip-smacking likes of pink peppercorn-seasoned rib eye, pear-and-almond Cake with mascarpone cream, roasted sugar pumpkin veloute with chorizo dumplings and oh so much more. $78 per adult; $29 for children 12 and under. www.theboulders.com.

Alchemy Fountain Hills’ Alchemy restaurant makes way for a well-stocked Thanksgiving buffet. Guests can expect a carving station, filling entree dishes, traditional side dishes, seasonal desserts and more. $52 per adult; $20 per child 12 and under. http://alchemy360az.com/.

Hotel Valley Ho Trader Vic’s and Cafe ZuZu, both of the Scottsdale hotel, will be hosting special and scrumptious Thanksgiving day menus. Some of the fall-friendly eats include pumpkin seed-crusted salmon, Brussels sprout salad and butternut squash soup. Prices vary per restaurant. www.hotelvalleyho.com.

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