Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in Charlotte

Plus, what's on the menu.


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Save the stress for Christmas and opt for a hot Thanksgiving dinner prepared by someone else. With the Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade—the southeast's largest—kicking off its 70th year on the Queen City's streets, there's no reason to slave over the kitchen stove or ruin your nails doing dishes. Bring your family and friends to one of these Charlotte restaurants open on Thanksgiving—they're serving up holiday classics as well as tasty renditions—it could be the start of a new tradition! (Just be sure to make reservations; these dining spots will likely be in high-demand next Thursday.)

 

5Church

Address: 127 N. Tryon St.

Cost: $45 per guest, $20 for kids under 12. Optional wine pairings are either $6 per course or $15 for all three courses.

Thanksgiving dinner hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What's for dinner: There will be a Prix-fix menu.

  • First course: Ginger squash soup
  • Second course will be a choice of the following:
    • Roasted turkey breast with confit stuffing, roasted and caramelized haricot verts, and natural jus
    • Bourbon-glazed ham with whipped sweet potatoes, roasted sunchokes, gremolata, and sorghum
    • Seared sea scallops with apple-celery root puree, walnut spätzle, compressed apples, and sage gastrique ($5 extra)
    • Roasted filet mignon with crushed Yukon potatoes, caramelized Brussels sprouts, cranberries, beet maramlade, and red wine jus ($8 extra)
  • Dessert: Apple cranberry cobbler

For reservations: Visit 5churchcharlotte.com or call (704) 919-1322

 

Sullivan's Steakhouse Charlotte

Address: 1928 South Boulevard, Suite 200

Cost: $39 per person, $19.95 for kids 12 and under

Thanksgiving dinner hours: 5 to 11 p.m.

What's for dinner: There will be a three-course, Prix-fix menu, featuring elevated takes on traditional items. Those seeking a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal can enjoy select items from Sullivan’s dinner menu such as the Crispy Shanghai Calamari, Bone-In Cowboy Cut Ribeye, and Salmon Rockefeller.

  • Hand-carved roasted turkey with sweet onion apple-sausage stuffing
  • Sweet potato casserole with a pecan crust
  • Chocolate pecan pie

For reservations: Visit sullivanssteakhouse.com/reservation or call  (704) 335-8228

SULLIVAN'S STEAKHOUSE

Sweet potato casserole is on the Thanksgiving menu at Sullivan's Steakhouse.

 

The Palm Charlotte 

Address: 6705 Phillips Place Court

Cost: $55 per person, $24 for kids under 12

Thanksgiving dinner hours: 2 to 7 p.m.

What's for dinner: The fall-themed menu offers much room for individual preference as you can choose between options for your first course, side dish, and dessert. The signature a la carte will also be available. Guests can reserve The Palm’s private dining space to enjoy a custom holiday celebration.

  • First course will be a choice of the following:
    • Lobster bisque made with fresh lobster meat, cream, and sherry
    • Roasted butternut squash bisque with apple cider crème fraîche
    • Baby kale, radicchio, and apple salad topped with candied pecans, crispy pancetta, and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano tossed in maple vinaigrette
    • *Classic Caesar salad or Andy’s mixed green salad is available upon request
  • Second course: Herb-roasted, hand-carved turkey served with home-style dressing, homemade cranberry sauce, and traditional giblet gravy
    • Choice of individual side: whipped potatoes; sweet potatoes; creamed spinach; sautéed wild mushrooms; green beans made with pancetta, toasted pine nuts, and pepper flakes; or charred Brussels sprouts served with lemon brown butter
  • Third course: New York cheesecake drizzled with raspberry sauce or pumpkin pie topped with ginger-spiced whipped cream

For reservations: Call (704) 552-7256 or visit thepalm.com

 

BLT Steak

Address: 201 E Trade St.

Cost: $82 per person and complimentary valet

Thanksgiving dinner hours: 3 to 9 p.m.

What's for dinner: There will be a Prix-fix menu, but all Thanksgiving sides are served family-style and include brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and haricot verts.

  • First course will be a choice of the following:
    • Butternut squash soup
    • Fontina and bacon toast
    • Baby spinach salad
  • Main course will be a choice of the following:
    •  Roasted organic turkey with pecan stuffing, cranberry-orange sauce, and rosemary gravy
    • Slow-roasted prime rib served with garlic confit jus and a caramelized onion and bacon-stuffed popover
    • Seared Scottish salmon with potato-leek hash and lemon brown butter
  • Dessert will be a choice of the following:
    • Chocolate tart with toasted meringue and orange ice cream
    • Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and cinnamon ice cream
  • For reservations: Head to bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/charlotte or call (704) 972-4380

 

Oak Steakhouse

Address: 4777 Sharon Road, Suite 125

Cost: $42 per person, $25 for kids (entree and dessert only)

Thanksgiving dinner hours: 2 to 8 p.m.

What's for dinner: Executive Chef Alex Jenkins has prepared a Prix-fix Thanksgiving-inspired menu for the holiday.

  • First course will be a choice of the following:
    • Butternut squash bisque with toasted pecans and cinnamon crème fraîche
    • Caesar salad with herbed croutons and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Second course: Joyce Farms all-natural white turkey breast and confit legs served with house-made pork sausage stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potato soufflé, fresh cranberry sauce, and pan jus gravy
  • Third course: Pumpkin cheesecake with Chantilly cream   

For reservations: Use OpenTable or call the restaurant at (704) 954-8900

 

Bistro La Bon

Address: 1322 Central Avenue

Cost: $35 per person, $16 for kids 10 and under

What's for dinner: Chef Kevin Samuel will offer a Thanksgiving Smorgasbord as well as made-to-order items from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A full bar will also be available.

  • The smorgasbord will include:
    • Koch’s Farms turkey carving station
    • Honey baked ham
    • Swedish meatballs
    • Scottish salmon with dill butter
    • Traditional gravy
    • Fresh cranberry sauce
    • Squash lasagna
    • Green bean casserole
    • Crab mac & cheese
    • Brioche stuffing
    • Sweet potato casserole
  • Made-to-order items included in cost:
    • Chocolate waffles
    • Eggs Benedict
    • French toast
    • Scrambled eggs
    • Asiago cheese grits
    • Fresh mesclun greens
    • Rustic orzo salad
    • Red skin potato salad
    • Assorted fresh fruit
  • Dessert: Assorted Thanksgiving pies, breads, and pastries

For reservations (they're required): Visit bistrolabon.com or call (704) 333-4646

 

Stoke

Address: 100 W Trade St.

Cost: $60 per person, $25 for kids 10 and under, free for kids 3 and under

Thanksgiving dinner hours: Seatings at 12 p.m, 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m. only

What's for dinner: With this Prix-fix, four-course menu, the first and fourth courses are meant to be shared, and the sides are all served family-style. There is also ample room to choose your own dishes for the second and third courses.

  • First course (shared) will include:
    • Mom’s deviled eggs with bread and butter pickles and Aleppo pepper
    • Pretzel brioche with butters
  • Second course will be a choice of the following:
    • Frisee salad with bacon, avocado, soft-boiled egg, blue cheese
    • Mushroom & Carolina gold rice bisque with mustard greens and Georgia olive oil
  •  Third course will be a choice of the following:
    • Wood-finished smoked turkey with herbed turkey gravy
    • Harmony Ridge pork loin with chestnut and pear mostarda
    • Sunburst trout with pecan gremolata
  • Sides (included with all meals, family-style):
    • Roasted sweet potatoes with thyme and burnt honey
    • Brioche & mushroom bread pudding with herbed turkey gravy
    • Green bean casserole with caramelized onion and crispy cheddar
    • Charred & braised greens with warm bacon and mustard vinaigrette
  • Fourth course (shared): The Donut with cinnamon sugar, pumpkin diplomat cream, and spiced pecans

For reservations (strongly recommended): Use OpenTable.

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