It’s that time of year again. Here are some of your best bets for dining like a king without the effort.
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5Church: The three-course menu, served 11 a.m.-9 p.m., includes items like wild mushroom and purple barley soup, roasted turkey breast, seared sea scallops and apple tarte tatin. Wine pairings are available for $6 per course or $15 for all three. $20 for children under 12, $45 for adults. Reservations required.
The Asbury: A three-course, prix-fixe meal will be available in the restaurant at two different seating times (12:30 and 3 p.m.), but if you can’t make it, you can grab take-home orders. $25 for children, $55 for adults (in-restaurant). $50 for take-home orders, which must be confirmed by November 21 and picked up by 11:30 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Reservations required.
BLT Steak: Choose between three appetizers, main courses like roasted organic turkey and slow-roasted prime rib and chocolate tart or carrot cake for dessert. Sides will include Brussels sprouts, carrots and mashed potatoes and be served family-style. $82 per person. Reservations required.
The Capital Grille: The prix fixe menu includes turkey, green beans and family-style mashed potatoes. Dessert is available for $10. $15 for children, $39 for adults. Served 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Reservations and menu.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse: Indulge in a full Rodizio dinner that includes Thanksgiving classics like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and more. $56.90 per person. Reservations.
Del Frisco’s: A prix-fixe menu with 3 courses that include butternut squash soup, slow-roasted turkey breast with apple-sausage stuffing and pecan pie à la mode. $24 for children, $49 for adults. Reservations required.
Fleming’s: The prix-fixe menu includes lobster bisque, turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and dessert. $25 for children, $50 for adults. Reservations required: 704-333-4266.
Gallery Restaurant at The Ballantyne: Expect salads, carving stations, dessert and live entertainment. $35 for children, $85 for adults. Reservations required.
The Liberty: Served 12-6 p.m., this 3-course prix-fixe menu includes choices like butternut squash soup, smoked trout and jumbo lump crab cake for the first course and turkey, prime rib and pork for the second. Follow it up with dessert (choose from items like salted caramel budino, pecan pie bread pudding and chocolate cake). $12 for children, $35 for adults. Reservations.
Luca Modern Italian Kitchen: The prix-fixe menu includes acorn squash shrimp grits, pork chops, turkey, butternut squash and cranberry sauce with dessert items like bread pudding and cheesecake. Served 2-6:30 p.m. $42 per person. Reservations.
Lumiere: Plates include a dry-aged beef carpaccio, black roast turkey, chilean sea bass and a Grand Marnier soufflé. Served noon to 5 p.m. $19.95 for children, $49.95 for adults. See the full menu and make reservations.
Oak Steakhouse: The 3-course menu, served 2-8 p.m., includes your choice of butternut squash bisque or caesar salad, turkey breast and confit legs and pumpkin cheesecake. $42. Reservations required.
The Palm: Expect a 3-course, prix-fixe menu with lobster bisque, hand-carved turkey, goat cheese whipped potatoes, sweet potatoes, charred brussels sprouts and cheesecake. $24 for children, $55 for adults. Served 2-7 p.m. Reservations.
Reid’s Fine Foods: Menu items are a la carte and include honey ham ($54.95), turkey ($79.99-$119.99), sweet potato soufflé ($14.99) and fresh cranberry sauce ($9.99). Orders must be placed by November 19 at 5 p.m. – do so here.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Uptown & SouthPark: The 3-course turkey dinner highlights include seafood gumbo, Ruth’s Chris famous creamed spinach, and dessert duo of pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla ice cream. $39.95; kids option for $12.95. Details.
Stoke: The 4-course menu includes deviled eggs, wood-finished smoked turkey, pork loin and family-style sweet potatos, brioche and mushroom bread pudding, green bean casserole and braised greens. Dessert is their famous Donut to be shared. Seatings available at noon, 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. $25 for kids, $60 for adults. Reservations not required, but strongly recommended.
Sullivan’s Steakhouse: This $39, three-course, prix-fixe menu features roasted turkey with sweet onion apple-sausage stuffing, sweet potato casserole and chocolate pecan pie. Select a la carte and dinner menu items will also be available. Reservations.
Vivace: Expect a 3-course, prix-fixe menu featuring smoked turkey consomme, roast turkey, prime rib and vegetarian options with family-stye sides. Dessert includes apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake. $15 for children, $45 for adults. Served noon to 6 p.m. Reservations.
Feature photo via Katherine Scwarzenegger.