The holidays are stressful, especially when you have to cook, clean and cater to your guests. Lucky for you, restaurants in Denver are primed and ready to take care of your holiday hosting needs.
Hearth & Dram Friendsgiving
When: November 22, 5 – 9 p.m.
Where: Hearth & Dram, 1801 Wewatta St., Denver
Cost: $55 per person
Menu: Hearth & Dram Friendsgiving presents a buffet-style meal with a menu of turkey, greens, baked mac n’ cheese, sausage stuffing and of course cranberry sauce to top it all off. When you walk in you will be greeted with a welcome cocktail to set the holiday mood. Make your reservations at least 48 hours in advance here.
Death & Co. Thanksgiving
When: November 22, 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: The Ramble Hotel, 1280 25th St., Denver
Cost: $50 per person
Menu: The Ramble Hotel hosts Death & Co. Thanksgiving. You can dine on a three-course meal that starts with heirloom apples with la tur, endive marmalade and fired walnuts. The main course features a Tom turkey paired with sides of potato-parsnip puree, Brussels sprouts, brioche bread pudding and an herb gravy. At the end of the meal, you can satisfy your sweet tooth with a pumpkin tart topped with orange crème and a maple-pecan syrup. If turkey isn’t your fave, try a menu of Colorado potato gnocchi with potato cream, salt and vinegar and caviar as a starter. A savory main course delights with crispy duck with Szechuan, fried rice and persimmon marmalade. You can finish with a dessert of pear tarte Tatin with parsnip ice cream, rolled oats and pistachio to end the night on a sweet note. Call (720) 330-2660 to create your reservations.
When: November 22, 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Where: Departure Denver, 249 Columbine St., Denver
Cost: $65 per person
Menu: Take a day off to relax at Departure Thanksgiving. You can delight in a four-course menu of an Asian twist on Thanksgiving with Five-Spice Honey Roasted Turkey Breast, Turkey Leg Roulade, Chicken Galangal Soup or Chinese Short Rib. Follow your first course with Thai Sausage Corn Bread, Japanese Leek and Roasted Garlic Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and end with Caramel Apple Cake or Pumpkin Custard for a sweet finish. You can also add on a wine and sake pairing for $25 per person. Create a reservation here.
Citizen Rail’s Thanksgiving
When: November 22
Where: Citizen Rail, 1899 16th St Mall, Denver
Cost: Varying prices
Menu: No need to worry about dirtying dishes when you dine during Citizen Rail’s Thanksgiving. The menu features a three-course meal with smoked turkey, a Hearty Red Oak Salad, a Pumpkin Chocolate Piecaken for dessert and more. Make your reservations by calling (303) 323-0017 or here.
Urban Farmer Denver
When: November 22, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where: Urban Farmer, 1659 Wazee St, Denver
Cost: $75/adult and $25/kids (12 and under)
Menu: Urban Farmer is hosting a traditional Thanksgiving with a twist. Expect a Colorado raised turkey two ways — honey roasted breast and a spiced braised leg and natural jus. There will also be a braised beef meat pie as well as pan seared chicken with Israeli couscous, butternut squash and mustard jus and more. But don’t worry they aren’t skimping on the sides. Here you’ll get sweet potato risotto with mushrooms, caponata and pumpkin oil, blue cornbread stuffing with applewood smoked bacon, dried fruit and Brussels sprouts with brioche brown butter, house bacon lardon and pepita seeds. Dessert will round out the meal with either Pumpkin Cheesecake, cranberry, spiced whipped cream or warm chocolate coffee cake with white chocolate cremeaux and mocha ice cream.
Thanksgiving at The Fort
When: November 22, 11 a.m.
Where: The Fort, 19192 CO-8, Morrison
Cost: $45 per person
Menu: Grab a fork and dig into Thanksgiving at The Fort. The menu features a traditional turkey dinner with sides of sausage apple stuffing, maple-roasted yams and a slice of Gunny’s brandied pumpkin pie. Call (303) 697-4771 to create your reservations.
The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar’s Thanksgiving
When: November 22, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar, 1401 Curtis St., Denver
Cost: $14.95 for kids under 12 – $45 for adults
Menu: Forget slaving in a hot kitchen all day long and opt out for The Corner Office Restaurant + Martini Bar’s Thanksgiving. The menu features a holiday-themed buffet with a roasted beet and goat cheese salad, a roasted turkey carving station, cranberry bliss bars and more.
Thanksgiving at The Nickel
When: November 22, 11 am. – 7 p.m.
Where: The Nickel, 1100 14th St., Denver
Cost: $79 per person
Menu: Hotel Teatro is ready for the holidays with Thanksgiving at The Nickel. The affair features a three-course meal that features the choice of a Nickel salad or French onion soup followed by an entree of turkey, honey glazed ham, prime rib or maitake mushrooms. You can load up on sides of stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and yams to compliment your meats and then end the meal with a slice of pecan pie, chocolate tart or the traditional pumpkin pie. Call (720) 889-2128 to make your reservations.
Thanksgiving Dinner at Range
When: November 22, 4 – 9 p.m.
Where: Range, 918 17th St., Denver
Cost: $40 per person
Menu: If you don’t love cleaning up after guests, try Thanksgiving Dinner at Range. The menu features three courses starting with a spiced butternut squash soup. You can dine on herb-smoked turkey, chile cornbread stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce all smothered in turkey gravy. End the night with a slice of pumpkin pie. If you aren’t a fan of traditional Thanksgiving dinner you can also try from a menu carefully crafted by executive chef Chris Jakubiec. Call (720) 726-4800 to make your reservations.
Kachina Cantina Thanksgiving
When: November 22, 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Kachina Cantina, 1890 Wazee St., Denver
Cost: $24 per person
Menu: Have your Thanksgiving with a Southwestern twist during a Kachina Cantina Thanksgiving. The menu features roasted achiote marinated turkey and confit turkey leg with sides of green chile whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing, Mexican corn salad and cranberry compote. You can end the day with a Mexican chocolate pecan pie for dessert. Make your reservations here
When: November 22
Where: Panzano, 909 17th St., Denver
Cost: Varying Prices
Menu: Celebrate your holiday at Panzano Thanksgiving. The menu features a turkey leg and breast duo with sides of sweet potato puree, green beans almandine relish, cranberry gel and sage gravy. You can also try a butternut squash lasagna and nibble on treats such as pumpkin cream and a pumpkin crème brulee. Make reservations by calling 303-296-3525.
When: November 19 – 21
Where: Hinman’s Bakery, 4850 E 39th Ave., Denver
Cost: Prices vary
Menu: Hinman’s Bakery takes a task off of your list with a chance to pre-order Hinman’s Pies. You can choose from salted maple, pumpkin, cherry, toffee pecan and more. Make your orders here. You can also have a chance to order two pints of ice cream from Sweet Action and a pie to match for $40 here.
Vegan Thanksgiving at Jill’s
When: November 26
Where: Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro, 900 Walnut St., Boulder
Cost: $29.95 per person
Menu: Jill’s Restaurant & Bistro hosts a Vegan Thanksgiving the Monday after Thanksgiving day. You can delight in a menu of Thanksgiving themed dishes tailored to vegan needs that use locally sourced ingredients. The price includes a complimentary glass of wine or KYLA Kombucha. Call (720) 406-7399 to make reservations.