It’s T-minus seven days and counting until Thanksgiving, which means that if you don’t have a proper turkey day game plan together by now, it’s time to do so. To help you get your preparations together for what is eating’s biggest day, Grub Street has created this handy guide to help you with your decision making. Here you will find information on what restaurants are serving Thanksgiving meals and which ones are offering take-out options. Click through to see what we’ve come up with.
Percy Street Barbecue
Pit Mistress extraordinaire Erin O’Shea and her dedicated crew are offering smoked turkeys (approximately 15 lbs.) for $65. They come with gravy and housemade cranberry sauce. Percy Street also has what it’s calling the Smokin’ Thanksgiving Feast as an option. It includes a smoked turkey, gravy, housemade cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes with bruleed marshmallows, cornbread and sausage stuffing, collard greens, baked apples and pecan pie. The feast costs $225 and feeds six to eight people. Orders must be placed by Thursday, November 18. Call (215) 625-8510 to place orders.
Fork and Fork:etc.
Ellen Yin and Terence Feury are again offering complete Thanksgiving dinners with everything from fresh Lancaster turkeys and gravy to side dishes and desserts. Fork is offering two turkey options: herb-roasted or house smoked. Both feature organic turkeys from Lancaster County’s Green Meadow Farm. Additional option include housemade artisanal charcuterie plate with pickled vegetables, poached shrimp with ancho chili remoulade and celery root slaw, mini crab cakes served with citrus aioli, housemade sausage-sage stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts with house-cured pancetta, butternut squash soup (vegan-friendly), sweet potato gratin, fresh cranberry sauce with orange zest, and pumpkin, apple or pecan pies. Orders must be places by Friday, November 19, nad picked up on Thanksgiving at Fork:etc. at designated pick-up times. Call the restaurant for more information. (215) 625-9425
Stephen Starr’s comfort food focused restaurant is offering an entire Thanksgiving dinner to go. It includes sliced roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and carrots for $90 or $180, depending on the size of the order. Individual dinner items are available apart from the entire meal. Orders must be placed by Tuesday, November 23 at the latest and picked up on Wednesday, November 24.
The catering arm of South Street’s farm-fresh obsessed Supper have a variety of Thanksgiving options available and will work with you to create a completely customized menu. Call (215) 592-9944 for more information.
A Thanksgiving Brunch will be available from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m for $79. It will feature standard brunch fare, plus roasted turkey breast, soy braised turkey legs, traditional stuffing, pumpkin and black garlic stuffing, apple-bacon-rosemary stuffing, gravy, foie gras with chestnut gravy, caramel cured ham, mashed potatoes, espresso-glazed white potatoes, haricot vert with fried shallots, and cranberry miso sauce. Call (215) 790-2533 for reservations.
London owner Terry Berch is celebrating her annual No Basting, Just Tasting Thanksgiving Day Buffet from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The buffet includes Thanksgiving favorites, like roasted heirloom turkey, baked country ham, seafood shepherd’s pie, sausage-cornbread stuffing, chestnut-herb stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole, and costs $40 per person ($20 for children ages 11 and younger). Call (215) 978-4545 for more information.
Chef Mitch Prensky is hosting three seatings at Supper on Thanksgiving day at 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The menu includes smoked Blue Elephant Farm sweet potato soup with cinnamon marshmallow and sage, Blue Elephant Farm greens and herbs salad with apple, bacon, cornbread and buttermilk, roasted farm-raised turkey, giblet gravy and housemade cranberry compote, sauteed Blue Elephant Farm brussels sprouts with smoked bacon and shallots, caramelized Blue Elephant Farm root vegetable cassoulet with walnut crumble, sourdough bread stuffing with leeks and shiitakes, candied sweet potatoes with apple cider glaze, potato puree with cheddar and horseradish, house baked pumpkin pie with vanilla bean ice cream, and house baked apple crumb pie with cranberry ice cream. The dinner coasts $50 per person ($25 for children 12 and younger). Call (215) 592-8180 for reservations.
For the Thanksgiving buffet, Chef Judson Branch is preparing a bounteous feast featuring traditional favorites as well as his own take on American classics. The buffet will be served from 12 noon to 9 p.m. and costs $23.95 per person ($12.50 for children 10 and younger). The menu features turkey with giblet gravy, oven-baked ham in a pineapple and raisin glaze, roasted beef au jus, corn and crab soup, creamy chive potato salad, Caesar salad, candied yams, herb roasted mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green beans with pearl onions. Call (215) 625-2900 for reservations.
Chez Colette will serve a Thanksgiving feast from 1 to 8 p.m. for $48 per person (half price for children). The menu features fresh Blue Point oysters, with cocktail and horseradish sauces, crab cakes, green bean salad with French shallots and baby tomatoes, lobster and fingerling potato salad, roasted beet salad with glazed Cottin goat cheese, local and Continental cheeses, roasted Lancaster pumpkin and sweet potato soup with caramelized pecans, slow-roasted turkey with sage pan gravy, turkey sausage stuffing, apple, chestnut and sage in a cranberry and red wine sauce, grilled beef rib eye with potato gratin, wild mushrooms and peppercorn cream, pumpkin pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, and a chocolate fountain for dipping fruit and pastries. Call (215) 569-8300 for reservations.
The new restaurant from South Philly native Joey Campanaro and his brother Louis is serving up Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 8 p.m. for $35 per person. Village Belle’s three-course meal features escarole soup with chicken, meatballs and vegetables, sweet potato soup with spiced rum, chicken liver mousse crostini, baby arugula salad with roasted beets, chevre and walnuts, country salad with frisee, lardons and bleu cheese, turkey breast and leg roasted “osso buco” style, caraway dusted salmon with grain mustard sauce, and a ricotta crespelle with pignoli, caramelized onion and marinara. Side dishes include cranberry sauce, broccoli rabe, roasted vegetables, sausage stuffing and delicate squash. Call (215) 551-2200 for reservations.
Stephen Starr’s French bistro overlooking Rittenhouse Square will be open Thanksgiving from 12 noon to 9 p.m. and will serve a limited a la carte menu with French-inspired Thanksgiving specials.