Turkey Day Dining

Want to spend Thanksgiving Day relaxing, watching football, and hanging out with friends and family instead of cooking and cleaning? Here’s five local restaurants that will make you thankful you left the work to them.

Cafe Boulud (301 Australia Ave., Palm Beach, 561/655-6060). A three-course meal – “traditional holiday fare with a French accent” – is on tap from 1 to 9 p.m. Start with an American pickle tray, the a choice of appetizers, turkey with a variety of seasonal side dishes and tasting of Thanksgiving tarts for dessert. Cost is $65 per person, $25 for children under 12.

Cut 432 (432 E. Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach, 561/272-9898). SoFla’s hippest steakhouse offers a three-course meal for $39 per person from 4 to 8 p.m. Starters include a choice of soup or salad; roast organic turkey is the entree, with gravy, veggie, stuffing and choice of starches. For dessert is cranberry-raisin bread pudding or pumpkin pie. And the regular menu is available too.

McCormick & Schmick’s (1400 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, 561/394.2428 and 651 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, 561/655.6363). Both local McSchmick’s will be dishing a three-course, $22.95 prix fixe T-Day dinner from noon to 8 p.m. Start with choice of soup or salad, then move on to traditional roast turkey with all the trimmin’s and close with upside-down apple pie or pumpkin pie.

Legal Sea Foods (6000 Glades Rd., Boca Raton, 561/447-2112). For $21.95 per person ($7.95 for kids) you get all your Thanksgiving favorites: slow-roasted turkey breast, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, butternut squash and cranberry sauce. The regular menu is available too, just in case you want some oysters on the half shell or stone crab claw. Dinner is served from noon to 9 p.m.

ZED 451 (201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, 561/393-3451). Have it your way at this Mizner Park eatery. There’s a three-course, $37 prix fixe menu available from 5 to 11 p.m. that includes soup or salad, slow-roasted turkey breast and choice of desserts. Get the full ZED with a Thanksgiving twist for $44 per person or order sides to go with your own T-Day turkey.X Cut 432 X Legal Sea Foods X McCormick & Schmick’s X prix fixe X T