Atlanta’s Best Restaurants for Thanksgiving Brunch and Dinner
Photo via Seasons 52
If the thought of spending countless hours cooking—and ultimately doing loads of dishes—doesn’t exactly thrill you this Thanksgiving, then you’re in luck. Atlanta is known for its amazing culinary scene, and there are a wide variety of delectable options available for you this November 23.
Whether you’re bringing the whole family or having a romantic Thanksgiving dinner for two, you’ll want to make a reservation at one of these outstanding metro area restaurants so you can celebrate the holiday in style. From turkey and all the fixings to desserts that will make you drool, you’ll enjoy some of the best cuisine you’ve ever had.
Take a Southern spin on Thanksgiving at Chicken and the Egg, located near historic Marietta Square. Offering seasonal farm-to-table fare, this modern bistro will be open from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Nov. 23 and offer a full holiday menu crafted by executive chef and owner Marc Taft. Choose from roasted turkey breast and gravy or brown sugar and mustard glazed ham, as well as a selection of sides including cornbread dressing, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes and more. Dinner ends with your choice of pecan or pumpkin pie (or apple cobbler for non-pie lovers). The all-inclusive meal costs $27.50 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12 and children under 5 are free.
Take Thanksgiving to new heights at The Sun Dial, perched 71 floors up atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza building. This year, the iconic downtown Atlanta establishment, which is recognized for its unique southern-inspired menu, features a pre-fixe Thanksgiving meal with all of the traditional dishes you would expect, from classic turkey with buttermilk whipped potatoes and apple sage stuffing to garlic green beans, as well as delightful additions like creamy Vidalia onion soup with tomme cheese and chives and pumpkin cheesecake with classic vanilla sauce and an almond twill cookie. And the entire experience is framed by the gorgeous 360-degree views of the city that have made The Sun Dial one of Atlanta’s most beloved locations. The pre-fixe menu, available from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., costs $70 per person.
Midtown, Vinings and Buckhead
No matter where you live in metro Atlanta, you can find your way to one of South City Kitchen’s three acclaimed locations for an amazing Thanksgiving meal. From 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., each one will offer a three-course pre-fixe menu with selections like autumn greens salad, onion tart, Old Charleston she-crab soup, roasted turkey, grilled filet of beef, Georgia mountain trout, apple slab pie and pumpkin cheesecake, as well as South City Kitchen’s signature dishes like fried chicken and shrimp and grits. (And be sure to look for special items that are exclusive to each individual location.) Adults can enjoy a memorable meal for $55 per person, with children $12 and under costing $25.
When Thanksgiving brunch is more your style, there’s no better place to go than Southern Art and Bourbon Bar in Buckhead. Founded by famed executive chef Art Smith, this esteemed restaurant is known for its excellent Southern fare. And the Thanksgiving brunch menu is equally impressive. From pastries, an artisanal ham and cheese bar and soups and salads to traditional Thanksgiving carving stations, delicious sides and a dessert station, there’s something for everyone. The event, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., even includes a breakfast corner (with fruit, made-to-order omelets and a waffle bar) and a kids’ corner with mac and cheese, chicken tenders and PB and J sliders. Adults are $89, children ages 5 to 10 are $45 and children under 5 are free. southernart.com
Perimeter and Buckhead
This popular American fresh grill and wine bar will welcome diners to its two metro area locations for a special experience on November 23. Highlighted by the roasted “never ever” turkey (which has never been given antibiotics), the Seasons 52 menu includes all of the traditional fare that makes the holiday stand out: herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, housemade cranberry relish, pumpkin pie mini indulgence and more. And to round out a perfectly perfect meal, enjoy special wine choices selected by Season 52’s sommelier or a seasonal cocktail like cranberry & sage or a new old fashioned. An adult entrée costs $26.90, and child’s portion costs $12.90.