A Foodies Guide to Dining Out This Thanksgiving


Hang up your apron and pick up the phone to make a reservation at one of these local restaurants for Thanksgiving this year. With menus as mouth-watering as this, there’s no reason to stay in on Turkey Day.

Viognier – San Mateo, CA Reservations Suggested $65 per person http://www.viognierrestaurant.com/menus.php

A delicious three-course meal will be delivered by one of San Mateo’s well-respected restaurants. For your enjoyment on Thanksgiving, enjoy Sage and Cornmeal stuffing in a Roasted Pumpkin along with a choice of Duo of Diestel Organic Turkey, 72 Hour Braised Short Rib, Mount Lassen Trout, or Squash Farrotto. Add a lobster pumpkin soup and a hazelnut chocolate pot de crème to round out your meal and you’ll be thanking yourself for not staying home.

37 North – Burlingame, CA Reservations Suggested Adults $45, Seniors $38, Children 4-11 $19 http://doubletree3.hilton.com/resources/media/dt/SFOAODT/en_US/pdf/en_SFOAODT_ThanksgivingMenu_Nov2016.pdf

Chef Paul Maloney has created a menu that features only the best local Bay Area Products. The buffet will feature a carving station with turkey, ham and prime rib. The rest of the menu features a delightful mix of bay area seafood dishes, traditional (yet modern) takes on traditional Thanksgiving sides and a variety of desserts.

The Vans “on the hill” – Belmont, CA Reservations Suggested Call for pricing http://thevansrestaurant.com/

The ultimate dining destination in Belmont becomes a serious contender for best Turkey Day trimmings. In the past, their menu has included: Oysters Rockefeller, Escargot, Fried Calamari, Sautéed Garlic Prawns, Bacon Wrapped Prawns, Salmon Cakes, and Mesquite Artichoke.

In addition to their succulent traditional Thanksgiving turkey and Virginia baked ham, the special Thanksgiving menu will also include numerous entrees, such as Linguini Primavera, Prime Rib Au Jus and Maine Lobster Tail to name a few. The Thanksgiving menu is completed with a distinctive selection of The Van's Restaurant's decadent desserts.

The CreoLa Bistro – San Carlos, CA Reservations Suggested $60 per person http://www.creolabistro.com/images/thanksgiving-2014_2.pdf

The CreoLa is a Cajun/Creole casual restaurant with a very jazzy take on Thanksgiving. The four-course menu featuring items like gumbo, Tur-Duc-Hen and decadent beignets for dessert. Your meal wouldn’t be complete without corn hushpuppies with truffle butter.

LV Mar – Redwood City, CA First come first serve Free! http://chefmanuelmartinez.com/lv-mar/

Their first annual Thanksgiving event: "Muchas Gracias" to our community. Free Latin-inspired food to all our community from 11 AM to 2 PM. Turkey enchiladas, guacamole and chips, tacos de Smoked Ham al Pastor and more!