This year's holiday season looks a lot different, and while COVID has cancelled the gathering of family and friends, we can still feast in celebration of our small wins.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, and thanks to San Francisco's fine restaurants, you can say grace over a royal feast without having to lift a finger.
Whether you’re ordering a five-course meal for the home or daring a night on the town, these eight local favorites are open for business with special Thanksgiving menus worth the food coma.
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603 Bush St. / Website
In the mood for a French Thanksgiving? Bouche offers dine-in and takeout service this Thanksgiving. The menu includes small plates such as caviar and pork croquettes, as well as large plates of pork chops or tagliatelle. Call to order pickup in advance or make your reservations online.
Mathilde French Bistro
315 5th St. / Website
Mathilde is pleased to announce a $75 three-course Thanksgiving dinner special for 2020. The selection includes delicious appetizers from warm goat cheese and apples to butternut squash soup, while main courses offer a roasted turkey and pan-seared black cod. Make your reservation online now.
558 Bridgeway, Sausalito / | Website
Across the Golden Gate Bridge lies the Trident in Sausalito. Known for fabulous seafood, their waterfront dining experience includes a menu of special entrees, from oysters on the half shell to jumbo prawn cocktails and other favorites. Make reservations by calling the restaurant direct at (415) 331-3232.
60 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo / Website
If you’ve been craving a juicy steak, this is a sign from the universe to indulge. Porterhouse is offering their spectacular nightly dinner menu, but they'll also bring the turkey from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. Book your table now.
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3321 Steiner St. / Website
Café Boho has a large and impressive Thanskgiving feast for dine-in and takeout. Their $60 five-course menu includes duck liver mousse pate and caramelized onion crostata appetizers, plus entrée offerings of pan-seared halibut, braised short ribs, turkey and butternut squash gnocchi. Of course, there’s delectable dessert option of vanilla gelato and pumpkin pie. Don’t wait – book your seats.
Zingari Ristorante & Rooftop
501 Post St. / Website
For the effortless Italian Thanksgiving of your dreams, reserve seats at Zingari. The party comes to its rooftop and Jazz Bar, where you'll enjoy a three-course Italian Thanksgiving meal, cooked to perfection. This year has been anything but traditional. Keep it going.
120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo / Website
Have a Mediterranean-themed Thanksgiving at Insalata’s! Their holiday menu is available for dine-in or takeout, with family-style appetizers like marinated castelvetrano olives and Dungeness crab parfair. Entrees include roasted turkey with gold potatoes, cornbread, sweet potatoes, and cranberry ginger relish. Book seats or order ahead now.
507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur / Website
Last but definitely not least is Left Bank with their 2020 Thanksgiving four-course prix fixe menu of butternut squash soup, fall salad, choice of turkey, pork, or risotto, and pumpkin pie. Dine in at the restaurant or order pickup available on Thanksgiving. Whatever you decide, book it ASAP.
Photography by: Jay L. Clendenin