Bird’s the word. Instead of spending your Thanksgiving stirring and basting and baking, reserve a spot at one of these Valley restaurants that are whipping up traditional–and not-so-ordinary–Turkey Day feasts. Visit each restaurant’s Web site for menus, reservations and pricing.
Enjoy a special holiday feast at Prado at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Standout dishes include smokey crab bisque, pimento-rubbed organic turkey, warm pumpkin bread pudding and so much more.
At Hotel Valley Ho, choose from an à la carte Thanksgiving dinner in ZuZu or a full buffet at Sands. For a classic holiday feast, reserve your spot at the Valley Ho Thanksgiving Buffet, served at Sands from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. For an à la carte experience, the ZuZu Thanksgiving Dinner will feature the restaurant’s seasonal menu and several specials from 5 to 9 p.m.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain invites families to its four-course Thanksgiving feast at the acclaimed elements restaurant or for a holiday buffet in The Views Ballroom. On Nov. 24, from 12 to 9 p.m. in elements and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in The Views, guests can indulge in gourmet delights by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, all while overlooking the captivating scenery of Paradise Valley and Camelback Mountain.
The Boulders’ Palo Verde Restaurant celebrates the Thanksgiving holiday with a four0course, specialty menu featuring festive, holiday items on Thursday, Nov. 24. Plates include oysters two ways, sea scallops and more.
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa will feature a traditional Thanksgiving Day menu. Guests will enjoy a delicious buffet-style dinner and live musical entertainment while surrounded by sweeping floor-to-ceiling views of The Westin Kierland Golf Course and McDowell Mountains.
From 3 to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Roka Akor is dishing up a holiday tasting menu (including Japanese-style fried turkey), as well as a limited a la carte menu.
TEXAZ Grill is bringing two of America’s favorites together with its chicken-fried turkey. Leading up to Thanksgiving, this TEXAZ twist on the traditional turkey dinner will be served for four days only (Nov. 20 – Nov. 23). TEXAZ Grill is closed on the actual holiday.
The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, A Destination Hotel dishes up a Family Thanksgiving Celebration. Give thanks with family and friends while enjoying a delectable buffet with a variety of starters followed by main dishes, such as butter-basted turkey and baked Virginia ham, and end on a sweet note with traditional desert options. The Scottsdale’s Thanksgiving celebration is from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Vista Verde Dining Room.
From 12 to 4 p.m. at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, celebrate with a Thanksgiving Day buffet, including a carving station.
Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria Resort honors the day of giving thanks with a variety of feasts fit for families and friends, with a special take-out menu for those on the go. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., dig into a buffet in the historic Gold Room; Wright’s at the Biltmore will offer a four-course Thanksgiving dining experience available 1 to 8:30 p.m.; and Frank & Albert’s will offer a three-course specialty menu available 1 to 9 p.m. The chefs have prepared an indulgent take-out Thanksgiving dinner menu for those who want to dine at home with a wide selection of items that can be ordered as a complete dinner or a la carte. Pick-up times range from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a buffet-style Thanksgiving meal with a Southern twist at Blue Hound Kitchen + Cocktails. (A portion of the proceeds will be donated to One N Ten Charity.) Plus, each guest receives exclusive access to be first on the ice at CitySkate, from 2 to 7 p.m.
Celebrate this holiday season at Ko’Sin restaurant while enjoying stunning views of the nearby Sierra Estrella Mountain Range. Ko’Sin will offer a traditional four-course prix fixe menu for both lunch and dinner on Thursday, Nov. 24, from 12 to 8 p.m. Entrée selections include; a quince braised short rib with smoked carrot and charred cipollini onions, roasted turkey served alongside sage stuffing, buttered root vegetable and thyme gravy, and a kale pappardelle made of Sonoran wheat, wild mushrooms, acorn squash and garnished with shaved pecorino.
Artizen, Crafted American Kitchen & Bar will offer a delicious array of traditional Thanksgiving dishes with the signature Camby-style twist. Buffet-style stations will including an egg benedict section, chef-prepared omelets, and made-to-order buttermilk pancakes. Traditional dish options will include citrus-brined turkey breast with cornbread apple stuffing, cranberry chutney and turkey gravy and peppercorn-crusted NY strip with caramelized cipollini, onion, and port demi. Additional hot brunch items include soy maple glazed salmon, house taglatelli pomodoro and roasted fingerling potato hash. Available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Savor a four-course Thanksgiving feast from Sushi Roku. Sushi Roku’s Thanksgiving celebration will feature classics spiced up with bold Asian ingredients and flavors. (Sushi Roku will feature their Thanksgiving menu all Thanksgiving weekend.)
This Thanksgiving, leave the cooking to T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. Guests have the opportunity to choose from a three-course, prix fixe menu at T. Cook’s, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., or a holiday buffet in one of the beautiful Royal Palms ballrooms, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch invites Valley residents to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with a special Thanksgiving buffet in SWB, a southwest bistro, on Thursday, Nov. 24. Enjoy turkey with all the trimmings, ham, a special buffet for the kids and much more.
With stunning views, join Wrigley Mansion this Thanksgiving for a show-stopping brunch. Seatings are at 11 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Tanzy Restaurant encourages you to save yourself the stress and enjoy a four-course feast of herb-roasted turkey, three-layer pumpkin pie and more at its Scottsdale Quarter restaurant.
For the second time ever, Mastro’s (all three locations in Phoenix/Scottsdale) will be open on Thanksgiving from 2 to 9 p.m. Dig into the restaurant’s famed seafood tower, sides–like lobster mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, creamed corn–the iciest cocktails, and that famous butter cake.
The Capital Grille Phoenix will be open this year from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. offering its full dinner menu in addition to the chef’s take on a traditional Thanksgiving meal. In addition to serving its signature dishes, The Capital Grille will also offer a slow-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing, pumpkin cheesecake and other holiday classics.