Many of your favorite Main Line and suburban restaurants are making Thanksgiving stress-free for you in 2013, serving remarkable sit-down feasts that you can simply enjoy—no cleanup attached.
Read on to devour our top 10 recommendations for dining out on Nov. 28.
Brandywine Prime: Those on the hunt for a traditional Thanksgiving buffet featuring high-end options like Kennett Square mushroom soup, imported and local cheeses, homemade butternut squash ravioli, carved-to-order prime rib and oven-roasted free-range Lancaster turkey, are in luck at this Chadds Ford restaurant.
The Capital Grille: The upscale grille features Thanksgiving inspired additions alongside its full menu.
The Farmhouse Bistro: From noon to 8 p.m., escape to Malvern’s People’s Light & Theatre Company’s historic farmhouse-based bistro to devour a Thanksgiving buffet touting classics with a twists (bourbon mashed yams, pan-roasted trout with bacon, cornbread stuffing, spiced apple cake, etc.). Cost is $39.95 for adults, $15 for children under 12.
General Warren Inne: A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will unfold noon to 8 p.m. at this historic Malvern inn, highlighting the full turkey and trimmings, plus options like crab and butternut bisque, filet mignon, colossal crab cakes and grilled Scottish salmon.
Glenmorgan Bar & Grill: This Radnor Hotel-based restaurant will offer a holiday spread fit for a king, packed with imported cheeses, roasted turkey, candied yams with brûléed marshmallows, almond-crusted tilapia and more. Full bar available; live classical music elevates experience.
Margaret Kuo’s Dragon’s Lair: Those itching to go nontraditional should hightail over to East Lancaster Avenue in Wayne for a pitch-perfect Chinese feast. The tableside-carved Peking duck easily contends as the ultimate centerpiece.
Pacific Prime: An eye-catching multi-course Thanksgiving dinner is on the agenda at Valley Forge Casino Resort’s steak and seafood restaurant. Dishes like lobster and acorn squash bisque, pumpkin mousse with orange cotton candy, and roasted turkey breast with turkey leg confit will dazzle guests. Cost is $44 per person.
Paramour: From Nov. 27–Dec. 1, the uber-chic Wayne Hotel restaurant will feature a four-course prix fixe that’ll impress family and friends with options like organic Plains Farm turkey with cornbread stuffing, venison osso buco with parsnip puree, and pumpkin budino with gingersnaps. Cost is $65 per person; $30 wine pairing available.
Seasons 52: Celebrate the season by guiding your taste buds through a vibrant, autumn-inspired menu. A signature Thanksgiving dinner menu will also be available.
Supper: Chef Mitch Prensky’s Thanksgiving feast is well worth your quick trip into the city. With features like roasted farm-raised turkey with giblet gravy and caramelized root vegetable cassoulet with walnut crumble, your Thanksgiving has never been so delicious. Cost is $65 per person for the shareable feast; $32 for children 12 and under.
Vickers Restaurant: Charred baby artichokes, wild mushroom ravioli, roasted racks of lamb, shallot-roasted brook trout, and of course, impeccably prepared turkey with sage stuffing, will dance on tabletops at this Exton restaurant’s traditional feast. All options available a la carte.