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  • Houston Restaurants open for Thanksgiving dinner and to-go orders

    Houston, Texas Published by Houston Chronicle, Author: Greg Morago

    All eyes are on the most important family meal of the year. But maybe you don't want to cook.
    Here's a list of some Houston restaurants serving Thanksgiving Day dinner. Or maybe you want to entertain at home but need some help. We also present restaurants and caterers who will make turkey day dinner for you -- from soup to nuts.

    La Table: A three-course Thanksgiving dinner will be served at this fine dining restaurant from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Appetizer options include roasted beet salad, wild mushroom ravioli, and Brussels sprouts slaw. Main course is oven-roasted free range organic turkey with Madeira gravy accompanied by traditional side dishes. Dessert is pumpkin pie or bourbon pecan pie. the price is $85 per person ($39 for ages 5-12).
    For information and reservations call 713-439-1000, 1800 Post Oak;

    Cru Food & Wine Bar (The Woodlands and West Ave): Cru is offering a three-course pix fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 9 p.m. to $40 per person (children 12 and under half off). Appetizer options include butternut squash bisque, roasted Texas quail, arugula salad, pumpkin mascarpone ravioli or lump crab cake. Main course entree options are roasted turkey breast, herb-crusted branzino, grilled beef tenderloin, or maple-glazed pork loin. Desserts: pumpkin pie, apple and pecan bread pudding, or chocolate molten lava cake.
    Cru the Woodlands, 9595 Six Pines Dr., 218-465-9463; Cru West Ave, 2800 Kirby, 713-528-9463;

    The Houstonian Hotel: Thanksgiving dinner will be held in the Houstonian's Grande Ballroom with a selection of foods and desserts. Price is $79 for adults including complimentary champagne and mimosas; $35 for children 5 to 12. For reservations call 713-812-6932 or see 111 North Post Oak.
    Olivette Restaurant: The restaurant within the Houstonian Hotel will offer a "Texas-Style" seated Thanksgiving Day menu with individually-priced starters, entrees and desserts. For reservations call 713-685-6713 or see 111 North Post Oak.
    The Manor House Restaurant: The elegant historic property at the Houstonian Hotel will offer its own special Thanksgiving Day menu with set choices for appetizer, entree and dessert priced at $58 per person. For reservations call 713-685-6840 or see 111 North Post Oak.

    B&B Butchers & Restaurant: Thanksgiving dinner will be offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The prix fixe menu includes first course choices (butternut squash soup or mixed garden salad), second course (roasted prime rib or roasted turkey), side dishes (Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, corn souffle), and dessert (pumpkin pie, pecan pie, apple crisp). Price is $55 per person ($25 for children 12 and under). 
    For more information or reservations call 713-862-1814, 1814 Washington;

    Le Colonial: The new Vietnamese restaurant in River Oaks District will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Its regular menu will be augmented with specials such as turkey spring rolls with creamy basil dipping sauce; roasted duck with cranberry ginger sauce and wok-fried Brussels sprouts; and pumpkin cheesecake with a brandy kumquat sauce.
    For information and reservations call 713-629-4444, 4444 Westheimer;

    Le Mistral: The west side French restaurant celebrates Thanksgiving with a Gallic twist. The four-course, prix fixe meal ($55 per person) 
    features dishes such as white corn soup; wild mushroom and duck confit strudel; roast free-range turkey with Swiss chard stuffing; caramelized bourbon sweet potatoes; and pumpkin souffle with rum sauce and cinnamon whipped cream. Dinner is offered between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. For information and reservations call 832-379-8322, 1400 Eldridge Parkway;

    Peska Seafood Culture: The global seafood restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving Day menu of a variety of seafood and seasonal dishes. The three-course prix fixe menu is priced at $60 per person (a $20 children's menu also will be available). 
    For information and reservations call 713-961-9229, 1700 Post Oak Blvd.;

    Radio Milano: The restaurant in Hotel Sorella at CityCentre is offerin a three-course, prix fixe Thbanksgiving lunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a menu that includes creamy sunchoke soup with smoked salmon and salmon roe; roasted turkey breast with green beans and mashed sweet potatoes; and pumpkin pie with marshmallow and vanilla ice cream. The price is $45 per person (an a la carte children's menu also will be available).
    For information call 713-827-3545, 800 Sorella Court;

    The Westin at The Woodlands: The hotel's Current restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day with an a la carte brunch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.The menu includes dishes such as butternut squash soup with cinnamon creme fraiche; stuffing eggs Benedict; pumpkin bread French toast; turkey and pear sandwich; and grilled salmon with whipped potatoes and green bean casserole. 
    For information call 281-419-4300;;

    Etoile Cuisine et Bar: The Uptown Park French restaurant is open Thanksgiving Day for lunch and dinner (noon to 7 p.m.) with a three-course dinner priced at $56 adults, $25 for children. First course options: Onion soup; sauteed Gulf shrimp with persimmon and ginger vinaigrette; or goat cheese in almond crust with beets and arugula. Second course: Roast organic turkey with stuffing, pommes mousseline, green beans, and gravy; pan-seared salmon with snow peas and beech mushrooms; braised beef short ribs with butternut squash mousseline, fall vegetables and cabernet syrup. Dessert is pistachio creme brulee with fresh raspberries or pecan pie with vanilla ice cream and 
    bourbon caramel sauce. 
    For information and reservations call 832-668-5808, 1101-11 Uptown Park Blvd.;

    Mockingbird Bistro: One of the city's most charming neighborhood restaurants will be open between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day offering a three-course menu priced at $75 for adults (or $99 with wine pairings), $25 for children. Chef John Sheely's first course options include lobster bisque with brioche croutons, roasted beet salad with Texas goat cheese, butternut squash souffle, or shrimp and grits. Main course options are herb-roasted turkey dinner, Mediterranean sea bass, or filet of beef with lobster mashed potatoes. For dessert: pumpkin cheesecake with huckleberry sauce, apple bread pudding with caramel sauce, or chocolate pecan pie with vanilla ice 
    For reservations call 713-533-0200, 1985 Welch;

    Rainbow Lodge: The romantic, game-centric restaurant will be offering a three-course Thanksgiving Day meal for $58 per person from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. First course options include a trio of wild game, seared scallops with morcilla piquillo risotto, smoked duck and andouille gumbo or beet and feta salad. Main course options: wild game duo, rainbow trout with lump crab and pecan brown butter, beef tenderloin, or southern-style roast turkey dinner. Dessert choices: croissant bread pudding, chocolate terrine or pumpkin pie with 
    toasted marshmallow cream.
    Reservations are required, call 713-861-8666, 2011 Ella;

    Petite Sweets: Pastry chef Susan Molzan is going all out for the holidays with a full lineup of desserts for the Thanksgiving table. She's offering pies (apple, pumpkin,chocolate pecan, coconut cream, chocolate cream, cherry, key lime and lemon meringue) for $28 each or 2 for $50; layer cakes (carrot, double chocolate, salty caramel, cookies & cream, banana nutella, chocolate peanut butter, funfetti, chocolate toffee, Italian cream, coconut, red velvet, apple spice, lemon and chocolate mint) for $45 each; and cheesecakes (plain, red velvet, caramel, pumpkin) for $55 each. Three days advance notice required. 
    For more information call 713-520-7007, 2700 W. Alabama;

    Goode Company: The Goode's famous Brazos Bottom Pecan Pie is a holiday staple, for gift giving (take one to your hostess) or for your Thanksgiving table. The pie is $20 or $40 with decorative wood box. For ordering information call 713-529-1212 or see The pie is avaiable at at Goode Company restaurants; two days before Thanksgiving Goode Co. BBQ locations will have drive-thru pie pickup from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Ouisie's Table: This iconic Houston restaurant offers full Thanksgiving dinners for take-away. Garlic & pepper-crusted prime rib serves 15-20 including sauces ($350; meat only $275); honey-glazed ham serves 20-25 ($175; meat only $80); and roasted turkey with gravy serves 10-15 ($175 or meat only $80). The meals include two side dishes (lobster mashed potatoes, green beans, cinnamon-ginger sweet potatoes, corn bread dressing, cranberry sauce, mixed grilled vegetables, macaroni and cheese, wild rice, stilton salad) and one dessert (apple strudel, tres leches cake, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, Italian cream cake). Orders must be placed by Nov. 17 for pickup on Nov. 23.
    To order call 713-528-2264, 3939 San Felipe;

    Harold's Restaurant & Tap Room: Chef Antoine Ware offers a Thanksgiving catering package that includes a 10-12 pound smoked turkey with Southern side dishes (cornbread dressing, gravy, sweet potatoes, green beans and cranberry sauce for $89.95. House-made pies (buttermilk, chocolate bourbon praline, and sweet potato pecan pie) are $25. All orders must be placed by Nov. 19; available for pickup on Nov. 22 or 23 before 4 p.m. 
    For more information call 713-360-6204; 350 W. 19th;

    B&B Butchers & Restaurant: Brined, ready-to-cook turkeys are available for $5.50 a pound. The restaurant also is offered roasted prime rib (including au jus, mashed potatoes and Yorkshire pudding) for $550 for a whole prime rib or $300 for half. Side dishes include cornbread and sausage stuffing, corn souffle, candied yams, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce and giblet gravy all priced at $60 for 4 servings; $90 for 6 servings and $110 for 8 servings. (Whipped potatoes and creamed spinach also offered at $5 extra per person.)  House-baked pies pumpkin, apple crumb, pecan or key lime) are $35 each. 
    Orders will be available for pickup started on Nov. 22. Call 832-767-4828, 1814 Washington;

    Triniti Restaurant: Pastry chef Caroline Ramirez is making four different pies (apple, pumpkin, pecan, and peanut butter and jelly), priced at $24 each. Order pies by Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 23 beginning at 2 p.m. 
    To place an order call 713-527-9090, 2815 S. Shepherd;

    La Table: The posh Galleria restaurant offers an entire Thanksgiving dinner to-go: 12-pound oven-roasted, free range turkey with chestnut wild mushroom stuffing, green beans, honey roasted sweet potatoes, potato puree, cranberry relish and Parker House rolls and two pies (pumpkin and bourbon pecan). The price is $395 for pick up (add $25 for delivery within 10 miles). Feeds 12. The meal is pre-paid.
    For information call 713-439-1000, 1800 Post Oak;

    Liberty Kitchen restaurants: All the Liberty Kitchens will offer pies ($14 each for pumpkin, sweet potato, apple crumble, chocolate cream and bourbon pecan), cakes ($24 each for holiday funfetti with vanilla cream, red velvet with white chocolate buttercream, chocolate gingerbread with caramel buttercream, and pumpkin spice with cream cheese buttercream), and cobbler trays ($29.95 each for peach or cherry, feeds 10-15). Desserts must be ordered by Nov. 21 for pickup from noon to 10 p.m. at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar, 1050 Studewood; Liberty Kitchen & Oysterette, 4224 San Felipe; Little Liberty, 2365 Rice Blvd.; Liberty Kitchen Garden Oaks, 3715 Alba; and Liberty Kitchen at the Treehouse, 963 Bunker Hill.
    To place orders call 713-622-1010.

    Revival Market: The Heights gourmet store/restaurant has a full lineup of provisions for Thanksgiving including whole turkey, duck, and ham as well as traditional side dishes, breads and cooking aids (stock, rendered lard, blind baked pie shells, frozen pie shells). And lots of desserts: apple pie, buttermilk pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and chocolate cream pie ($32 each). All Thanksgiving pre-orders must be placed in person, by email or telephone by Nov. 18. A non-refundable deposit of $25 will be taken for each protein.
    For more information and to order call 713-880-8463, 550 Heights Blvd.;

    The Merrill House: Gr8 Plate Hopsitality (owners of the Union Kitchen and Jax Grill) has a full Thanksgiving meal packages and a la carte 
    offerings from its Paul's Catering operating out of the Merrill House. Meats include brined roast turkey ($69.95) and smoked boneless ham ($67.95) with a full lineup of potatoes, veggies, dressings, side dishes and pie. Additionally, there are entire meal packages that can feed 10-15 ((184.95), 15-25 ($368.69), 20-30 ($656.59), and 25-35 ($932.39). To order call 713-360-2002. 
    All orders must be received by Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Merrill House, 2502 Algerian Way;

    Mockingbird Bistro: Chef John Sheely has created a menu of "Thanksgiving To Go" menus to serve 2-4 all the way up to 12-15 in packages that include turkey, ham, andouille sausage stuffing, giblet gravy, cranberry relish, rolls and dessert, priced between $195 and $510. A la carte food covers all the turkey day bases with small or large turkey, traditional sides, and desserts.Orders must be placed before 2 p.m. on Nov. 22 and picked up on Nov. 23 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or Nov. 24 between 10 a.m. and noon. 
    For more information or orders call 713-522-0300, 1985 Welch;

    Hugo's: Chef Hugo Ortega makes many dishes available for Thanksgiving take away for those who want to add Mexican flair to the biggest dining day of the year. Dishes include red snapper ceviche, shrimp cocktail, cauliflower soup, tamales, enchiladas, guacamole, beans, mole poblano, corn pudding, mole cornbread and seasonal vegetables. Desserts include capirotada, flan de queso, chocolate tart, tres leches, apple crisp, and cookies. Orders must be placed by Nov. 21 for pickup on Nov. 23. The order form can be found at For more information call 713-524-7744, 1602 Westheimer.

    Rainbow Lodge: Throughout the holidays Rainbow Lodge will be offering a roasted turkey dinner (serves 6-8) with all the trimmings for $89. A la carte game birds; roasted, grilled or braised meats; and desserts are also available for take-away at 24 hour advance notice. 
    For more infromation or to order call 713-861-8666, 2011 Ella; (menu available online).

    Kenny & Ziggy's New York Delicatessen Restaurant: Traditional Thanksgiving and Eastern European dishes are available for take-away from Houston's favorite deli including whole turkey dinner with an abundance of sides to feed 14-16 for $260. Other dishes available include mini onion and potato knishes, chopped liver, roasted butternut squash soup, wild mushroom and barley soup, salads, side dishes, and a variety of desserts. Meat entrees such as roasted turkey, corned beef, salmon, brisket and beef tenderloin also are available. 
    Thanksgiving orders must be placed by Nov. 17 for pickup before 2 p.m. on Nov. 23. At Post Oak store only. For more information call 713-871-8883, 2327 Post Oak;

    Fluff Bake Bar: Pastry chef Rebecca Masson has started a new tradition with her Mountain Rose Apple Pie, a crumble-top beaute made with stunning pink-hued apples.  Her shop at 314 Gray also turns out other pies including apple, pumpkin and pecan ($25), chocolate cream ($28), and the Mountain Rose Apple ($39). 
    Pies must be ordered by Nov. 20 for pickup on Nov. 22 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. or Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 713-522-1900 or order online at

    Ooh La La Dessert Boutique: The gamut of Thanksgiving pies are covered at the three stores (23920 Westheimer Parkway at Cinco Ranch in Katy; 20155 Park Row in Katy; and 770 W. Sam Houston Parkway at Town and Country Village). Fruit pies ($22.95) include apple, blueberry cobbler, cherry, and pumpkin. Cream pies ($32.95) include banana, chocolate, coconut and key lime. Pecan pie is $32 and white chocolate bourbon bread pudding pie is $45.95. 
    All pie orders must be in by Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. for pickup on Nov. 23. For more information see

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