Thanksgiving is on November 26, 2009 this year. Not up for cooking this Thanksgiving? There are several restaurants in the Philadelphia area that will be open and serving Thanksgiving dinner menus. Here are some of the best places to find Thanksgiving Day menus in Philadelphia. Be sure to call ahead- reservations are recommended.
Bridget Foy’s- 200 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147 (215) 922-1813.
This popular restaurant located on hip South Street is open on Thanksgiving and will be serving up a traditional Thanksgiving menu. In addition to roast turkey with sausage and fennel stuffing, there will be mixed beans, sweet potatoes and cranberry compote. There will also be some standard menu items available like coconut curry soup, sweet potato gnocchi, braised short ribs and blue corn crusted Mahi Mahi.
London Grill – 2301 Fairmount Ave. Philadelphia 19130 (215)978-4545.
The London Grill is offering an all you can eat buffet on Thanksgiving Day. Featuring traditional roasted turkey, country baked ham and sausage cornbread stuffing, the buffet also includes a ton of traditional sides and plenty of pies and desserts. The buffet is priced at $35.00 for adults and $20.00 per child. But you can’t put a price on the stress you’ll miss out on.
Valley Green Inn- Valley Green Road at Wissahickon, Philadelphia, PA 19128 (215) 247-1730.
The historic Valley Green Inn, located in the gorgeous Fairmount Park area, features another great Thanksgiving Day buffet. With three main courses- roasted turkey, prime rib of beef au jus and smoked pork loin, sides like macaroni and cheese and brown sugar roasted sweet potatoes, and several vegetable sides and salads, you’ll barely have room for the dessert table, which will have an assortment of pies, cheesecake, pastries and tarts
City Tavern Restaurant 138 South 2nd Street at Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA(215)413-1443
The award winning City Tavern will have a Thanksgiving Day menu that features a traditional family-style Thanksgiving meal. With a selection of gourmet style appetizers and a traditional but elegant menu (roasted free range farm turkey, smashed red bliss potatoes, sweet potatoes with granny smith apples, creamed green beans) this is the upscale place to spend you Thanksgiving meal. It comes at a price: the cost is $82.95 per adult and $32.95 per child age 12 and under. But your family is worth it.
More Philadelphia restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Some of these restaurants will serve their regular menu and others will feature special Thanksgiving menus.
10 Arts- 10 Avenue of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (215)523-8273
Lacroix – The Rittenhouse Hotel – 210 West Rittenhouse Square Philadelphia, PA (215)790-2533
XIX Nineteen Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, 19th Floor – Broad and Walnut Streets (215)790-1919
Supper- 926 South Street Philadelphia, PA (215)592-8180
Keating’s River Grill- 201 South Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA (215) 521-6509