Get out of the Kitchen – Where to Eat in Charlotte on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we could not be more excited. Nothing beats getting away from work to spend some much-needed relaxation time with your loved ones. Whether you are getting together with your close friends for a Friendsgiving celebration or you simply find yourself not wanting to spend all day in the kitchen cooking, these Charlotte restaurants have holiday menu options aplenty for you to delight in without the stress of burning the bird.
At Oak Steakhouse, you can begin your Thanksgiving meal with a butternut squash bisque, topped with toasted pecans and cinnamon creme fraiche, or bite into a ceasar salad with romaine, croutons, and micro-parmesan. For your main entree, enjoy Joyce Farms all-natural turkey with house-made pork sausage stuffing, roasted brussel sprouts, sweet potato mash, fresh cranberry sauce, and pan jus gravy. Dessert can be either a pumpkin cheesecake with chantilly cream or apple cobbler with sugared biscuit topping and ice cream. This menu will be served all day on November 22 for $42 and reservations can be made online.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood:
If you want a Thanksgiving meal that is a little off the beaten path, head to Eddie V’s Prime Seafood for a delicious three-course meal. Kick off your Thanksgiving course with Kung Pao Calamari that come with Wok-fried vegetables as well as roasted cashews and crisp noodles. For your second course, we suggest the Maine lobster bisque, and for your main entree a bacon-wrapped fish filet “oscar” style with Alaskan king crab, grilled asparagus, and bearnaise. Reservations can be made in advance on their website.
Join Stoke in Uptown Charlotte for their annual Thanksgiving holiday dinner on November 22. The holiday menu is not available online just yet, but it is sure to be delicious. You can inquire about the menu and make a reservation via phone call or if you want to take a leap of faith, you can also make a reservation without checking the menu online through Open Table. Seating times are at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5 p.m..
Essex Bar and Bistro:
Essex Bar and Bistro’s third annual Thanksgiving feast will offer a cheese and charcuterie buffet, as well as turkey, ham, and prime rib carving stations. The turkey will be served with gravy, the ham will be partnered with a bourbon glaze, and the prime rib will be served au jus. Sides will include stuffing, golden mashed potatoes, candied yams, green bean casserole, vegetable melody, and cranberry sauce. To finish off your holiday meal, pumpkin pie, raspberry cheesecake, and triple chocolate cake will be available. The feast begins at $15 for children and $30
for adults. Reservations can be made online or over the phone.
Located inside of the Dunhill Hotel, The Asbury will be offering a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu. The holiday menu is not online, but you can inquire about what will be offered as well as make your reservation over the phone. This year, there will be two seating opportunities. One is from 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m., and the second is from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. with Novant Health Thanksgiving Parade seating available. Prices are $25 for kids ten and younger and $55 for adults.
If you are still wanting to host Thanksgiving at your house, but just do not have the time to be in the kitchen for 24 hours, Copain Gatherings might be the perfect choice for you. Prepared dishes are made by Chef Jim Nobles and Noble Food and Pursuits. Their holiday menu includes rolls that are $24 for a dozen, appetizers that serve eight to ten people for $40, sides that come in 32-ounce portions and serve four to six people for $20, entrees that serve eight to ten people for $150-$250, and pies for $30. For pickup on November 21, make sure to order your food at least 48 hours in advance. You can order online or over the phone and pick-up your food at Rooster’s in South Park.
Thanksgiving is a time to be spent with your loved ones whether they are friends, significant others, or family and cooking in the kitchen for hours on end should not be the focus of your attention when you could be laughing and having a good time with those around you. These restaurants allow you to eat well in Charlotte on Thanksgiving, making the holiday a little more easeful for you. That’s something to be thankful for!
Regardless of your plans, we here at QC Exclusive hope that you all have a happy holiday.