Five Delicious Metro Atlanta Spots for Thanksgiving Dinner 2018

Thanksgiving dinner

The most anticipated meal of the year is right around the corner, and if you’re more excited about eating it than cooking it, then you might want to consider turning to Atlanta’s amazing culinary community to find the perfect dining spot for November 22. From scrumptious traditional Thanksgiving fare to unexpected dishes that will put a new spin on the beloved holiday feast, you’ll find everything you could possibly want at an array of local establishments. Here are five options to get you started. All you have to do is make a reservation that will completely make Thanksgiving for you and your family.

Crú Food & Wine Bar, Alpharetta

If you’re a foodie and a wine connoisseur, then Crú Food & Wine Bar is your perfect Thanksgiving destination. Located at Avalon in Alpharetta, the restaurant will feature a full holiday menu from noon to 9 pm. Starters include butternut squash bisque, pumpkin mascarpone ravioli, Muscovy duck confit and more, while entrees range from roasted turkey breast with stuffing and mashed potatoes to filet mignon and seared diver scallops. Finish off the meal with classic pumpkin pie or Gala apple and pecan bread pudding. And grown-ups, don’t forget the best part—pairing the meal with the perfect pinot noir or hard cider. The three-course meal costs $42 per person, with children 12 and under half off. cruawinebar.com

Seasons 52, Buckhead and Perimeter

thanksgiving dinnerFamily and friends are welcome to visit this popular American fresh grill and wine bar for a truly traditional Thanksgiving meal. On November 22, everything will center on the renowned roasted “never ever” turkey (which has never been given antibiotics); the main dish is complemented by savory pan gravy, herb stuffing, Yukon mashed potatoes, housemade cranberry relish, mashed butternut squash and more, including pumpkin pie mini indulgences for dessert. And to round out a perfectly perfect meal, enjoy special wine choices selected by Season 52’s sommelier or a seasonal cocktail. An adult entrée costs $27.95, and kids dine for $13.95 seasons52.com 

The Sun Dial, Atlanta

A Thanksgiving favorite, the iconic Sun Dial Restaurant, perched 71 floors up atop the Westin Peachtree Plaza building, will again be offering one of the best holiday meals in the city. The southern-inspired menu includes a classic turkey dinner with everything from whipped potatoes and apple-sage stuffing to garlic green beans and cranberry chutney, as well as more contemporary entrees like vegetable tortelloni and cornmeal encrusted Georgia trout. Salad and appetizers are included, as are delectable desserts like pumpkin cheesecake, bourbon pecan pie and caramel apple tart. And the entire experience can be enjoyed while gazing at 360-degree views of Atlanta. The Thanksgiving menu is available from 6 to 10 pm and costs $80 per person (with a $50 per person non-refundable deposit due in advance of Thanksgiving and an automatic 18 percent gratuity added to each check). sundialrestaurant.com

South City Kitchen, Midtown, Vinings, Buckhead and Alpharetta

No matter where you live in metro Atlanta, you can find your way to one of South City Kitchen’s four acclaimed locations for an incredible Thanksgiving meal. Each location will offer a three-course pre-fixe menu with “first flavors” like onion tart, Old Charleston she-crab soup and autumn salad, as well as “Southern inspirations” like roast turkey breast, seared salmon, winter risotto and duck confit. Diners also can enjoy signature South City Kitchen entrees like fried chicken and shrimp and grits. Just be sure to save room for the apple puff pastry tart or the pumpkin trifle. Adults can enjoy the memorable meal for $55 per person, with children $12 and under costing $27.50. Check each location for specific dining times. southcitykitchen.com

Southern Art and Bourbon Bar, Atlanta

Thanksgiving brunchWhen Thanksgiving brunch is more your style, you have to head to 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. Those looking for breakfast can enjoy everything from scrambled eggs to BBQ brisket benedict, as well as a Belgian waffle and omelet station. And in addition to Southern classics like buttermilk fried chicken and a shrimp and grits station, the carvery will feature slow roasted lemon pepper whole turkey with giblet gravy and honey Dijon clove baked leg of ham, among other delicacies. There’s even a kid’s station with mac and cheese tater tots. And with 12 seasonal dessert offerings and a doughnut station, you’ll be more than satisfied when you finish your holiday feast. Brunch runs from 10 am to 5 pm; adults are $95, children ages 5 to 10 are $45 and children under 5 are free. southernart.com

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