Houston’s downtown and uptown hotels are ready for the holidays. From Thanksgiving buffets to Thanksgiving brunches and even complete Thanksgiving meals to go, they have you covered. So whether you’re in town visiting or simply don’t want the stress hosting and preparing a Thanksgiving feast, this guide will help you choose a place to kick back and celebrate the holiday with very little effort.
Lucienne’s executive chef, José Hernandez, has thought of everything for Thanksgiving. If you’re in the mood to dine out, enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving brunch ($50). Choose from several savory options like cauliflower soup and pork tenderloin, and several desserts. A kids menu is also available.
If you prefer to enjoy a prepared meal at home, impress your guests with Lucienne’s Thanksgiving To Go. The meal feeds 10 to 12 people for $320 and includes a slow roasted turkey with all the traditional sides, as well as appetizers and desserts. Orders must be placed before Monday, Nov. 25 via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 713.242.8540.
Enjoy seafood, carving stations, fresh sushi, cheeses and decadent desserts at the Post Oak Hotel’s Thanksgiving Buffet. Held in the luxurious Galleria-area hotel’s Grand Ballroom, this Thanksgiving feast is sure to leave you and your family satisfied.
The buffet is available from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $115 for adults and $60 for children ages 5 to 14. Reservations are required.
How does a Thanksgiving meal with unobstructed views of Houston sound? At Spindletop, the revolving restaurant on the 34th floor of downtown’s Hyatt Regency, diners can enjoy a four-course Thanksgiving lunch for $66.
Start with a sweet potato cream and caesar kale salad followed by your choice of roasted turkey roulade, grilled ribeye, seared snapper or potato-cauliflower ravioli. For dessert, choose between pumpkin pie or apple tart.
Head over to 1600 Bar and Grille at downtown’s Hilton Americas-Houston for a Thanksgiving brunch buffet. Enjoy an assortment of breakfast foods, including pastries, yogurt parfaits, smoked salmon, and eggs, as well as salads, seafood, a carving station with turkey, and sweets from the restaurant’s pastry shop.
The cost for the buffet is $56.95 for adults, $46.95 for seniors, and $18.95 for children ages 6 to 12.
In the Uptown Park area of Houston, you can celebrate Thanksgiving set in the old world charm of Hotel Granduca.
The hotel’s popular Thanksgiving Brunch Buffet has a variety of foods to choose from, including a breakfast station, a kids corner, a soup and bread station, as well as appetizers, vegetables, sushi, raw seafood, and a carving station with turkey, leg of lamb and prime rib au jus.
The buffet, held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., costs $95 per adult and $42 per child 7 years or older. It fills up fast, so make sure to reserve your table early.
This year, choose between Thanksgiving brunch and Thanksgiving dinner at Quattro, the Italian restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel. The Thanksgiving brunch buffet will be served between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and features a variety of dishes, including breakfast favorites, a raw bar, a kids corner and a multitude of desserts.
The price is $115 for adults and includes mimosas and valet parking. Kids pay $55.
If you prefer Thanksgiving dinner, Quattro will treat you to a four-course meal where you can sample starters and desserts from the restaurant’s buffet and choose your appetizer and entrée from a selection of a la carte items, such as lump crab risotto, beef carpaccio, maple-glazed turkey and braised short ribs.
The cost for dinner is $85 for adults and $42.50 for kids.
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