Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving, Part II


Continuing our “They’re cooking turkey (or whatever) on Thanksgiving Day so you don’t have to” series, here are a few more restaurants to be thankful for. . .

Cafe Boulud (301 Australian Ave., Palm Beach 561/655-6060) will be dishing up an elegant three-course T-Day meal for $79 per adult and $36 per kid. Think dishes like pumpkin veloute and terrine of squab, heritage turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie or apple tart tatin for dessert.

Meat Market Palm Beach (191 Bradley Place, 561/354-9800), the most inventive steakhouse around, will be offering a variety of a la carte specials from chef-partner Sean Brasel. There will be a fresh Bell & Evans turkey leg roulade for $32 and bourbon-vanilla-marinated sous vide turkey breast for $35, plus Jack Daniels caramel pecan tartlet with candied pumpkin ice cream for $12 and more.

The new Del Frisco’s Grille (340 Royal Poinciana Way, Palm Beach, 561/557-2552) is offering a $42 prix fixe menu with three courses off all the traditional Thanksgiving favorites. Start with butternut squash bisque, then gobble up a hand-carved turkey with cornbread stuffing plus a choice of two sides, then finish with pumpkin or pecan pie.

Pistache French Bistro (101 N. Clematis St., West Palm Beach, 561/833-5090) is pulling out all the stops for its $45 prix fixe, three-course Turkey Day dinner. Go traditional with apple and heirloom squash veloute, roasted turkey with chestnut brioche stuffing and pumpkin pie or not so much with escargot in lemon-garlic butter, pan-roasted black grouper and dark chocolate mousse.

III Forks in Palm Beach Gardens (4645 PGA Blvd., 561/630-3660) invites you to stick a fork in their four-course Thanksgiving dinner. For $46.95 for adults and $16.95 for kiddies you get tomato soup with fresh basil, field green salad with blue cheese and pecans, turkey and assorted trimmings or beef tenderloin with roasted shallot-thyme demiglace and a smorgasbord of desserts.

For part I of our Turkey Day Dining guide, click here.