If you are not in the mood to tackle defrosting a 15-pound turkey or rolling out dough for a homemade pumpkin pie, then maybe eating out will be your ideal alternative.
Here are a list of restaurants offering a special Thanksgiving menu to help you ease into the holiday season.
Address: 1112 Second St., Old Sac.
Phone: (916) 442-4772
Reservations Required? Yes
Menu: Four course menu that includes shrimp and scallop crouquette, roasted sweet potato bisque, roasted turkey breast, beef wellington and pumpkin crème brulee. Vegetarians can opt for the trio of winter vegetables for its third course. Children’s menu, for diners 12 years old and younger, consists of three courses. Full menu is online.
Cost: $44.95 per person, $15 per child. Gratuity of 20 percent of parties six or more.
La Provence Restaurant and Terrace
Address: 110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville
Phone: (916) 789-2002
Menu: Thanksgiving dinner includes appetizers, soup, salad, a main course (turkey, salmon or prime rib), family-style side dishes (haricot verts, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts) and dessert (fruit crisp, pumpkin tart, chocolate cake). Full PDF menu is online.
Alternative menu: Don’t want to cook or dine out? La Provence will cook dinner for you, all you have to do is pick it up. Just place your oder 24 hours in advance. Full PDF men is online.
Hours: noon to 6 p.m.
Cost: $45 per person, $12 kids 10 and younger for dine in. $27 per person, $10 kids 10 and younger for take away.
Piatti Ristorante and Bar
Address: 571 Pavillions Lane, Sacramento
Phone: (916) 649-8885
Menu: Three course meal including three salad choices, five main course items, and four desserts. Full PDF menu is online.
Address: 545 Munroe St. in East Sacramento and 4350 B Riverside Blvd. on The River
Phone: (916) 489-1822 (East Sac) and (916) 379-5959 (The River)
Reservations Required? Yes. Call or reserve online.
Menu: Although Scott’s is a seafood restaurant, they are offering a a twist to the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with an oven roasted “Diestel Ranch” turkey dinner with garlic mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans almandine and pumpkin cheesecake. Other menu items include seafood and beef dishes, pasta, shellfish and finfish. Children’s menu of a turkey dinner is available. Full PDF menu is online.
Cost: Turkey dinner $25.95 for adults and $9.95 for kids. Other main dishes range from $18.95 to $46.95.
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Address: Morgan's Central Valley Bistro, 1230 J St., Sacramento
Phone: (916) 447-1700
Menu: The Sheraton Grand in Downtown Sacramento will host its popular Thanksgiving buffet at its Morgan' Central Valley Bistro. Traditional fare will be served. Reserve your spot online.
Silva’s Sheldon Inn
Address: 9000 Grantline Road, Elk Grove
Phone: (916) 686-8330
Reservations Required? Yes
Menu: All dinners include butternut squash soup and mixed baby green salad and a choice of main course of traditional roasted turkey, prime rib, salmon filet, half duckling, and center cut pork chop. Desserts are priced separately. Kid diners can choose from turkey, fish or prime rib. Full menu is online.
Hours: 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Cost: $29.50 per person, $14.50 kids 10 and younger. Tax and gratuity extra. There is an 18 percent gratuity of parties eight and more.