You’ve got just over a week, folks. Seven days and a few hours to pull together a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner by which all your friends and family will judge you. Are you really ready to do this? Yeah, we didn’t think so. Honestly, it’s not worth it. Instead, make them all jealous of how unconventional and urbane you are by going out to a restaurant on turkey day. You’ll remember, we made some suggestions last week. Here are a few more last-minute picks.
• Americano Restaurant and Bar is doing a traditional, family-style dinner for $75 (children $25), for which they’re doing three seatings, at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. A reservationist said today that the 6 p.m. seating is already full, so if you’re interested you’d better call soon.
• Aurea is doing a four-course prix-fixe for $75 ($35 for children). They are still accepting reservations at all hours for the 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. menu.
• Ducca has their regular menu available, plus a three-course Italian dinner featuring “Sonoma Turkey Involtino (root vegetable farcia, caramelized brussels sprouts, cranberry and gravy)” for $65. The only time they’re booked right now is exactly at 6 p.m.
• In a fit of self-restraint, Epic Roasthouse leaves beef off their Thanksgiving menu. They’re serving a four-course prix-fixe for $85. You’d better act fast, though. A reservationist just said they’ve only got one more table open: A two-top at 4:30 p.m.
• For those seeking a more reasonably priced, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, the Franciscan Restaurant offers a three-course menu for $30 ($20 for children).
• Another mid-range, straightforward option is Home, which has a traditional, three-course meal for $40 ($20 for children).
If you’re vegetarian, or just feel like sparing a turkey, Millennium is offering a five-course, prix-fixe menu featuring tofu turkey. OpenTable showed they have some openings left, but it’s filling up.
• Finally, Stinking Rose is offering a traditional, three-course turkey dinner for $30 ($20 for children). Our question is, why would you ever want a traditional turkey dinner at Stinking Rose? No crazy garlic? No sleeping on the couch afterward? Our advice is to skip the turkey and go straight for the 40-clove chicken, or it’s a waste of time.
If you still haven’t found the perfect place, and you want more options, OpenTable has a gigantic list of open restaurants, both in the city and region-wide. There’s also the San Francisco Chronicle’s ongoing roundup. Between all of us, you have got to be able to find somewhere everybody likes.
Holiday Hearburn: Thanksgiving Restaurants In San Francisco [MenuPages: San Francisco]
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