Skip slaving over the stove and scrubbing dirty dishes this Thanksgiving. Instead get your turkey day fix at one of these eight local restaurants that are serving up juicy entrées and to-die-for desserts.
Davios’ a la carte menu is full of Thanksgiving classics, beginning with an oven-roasted Vermont turkey with homemade gravy, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash, glazed carrots, and of course, apple pie topped off with vanilla ice cream. 75 Arlington St., 617-357-4810
Pick up a pie from Pastry Chef Robert Differ’s Bar Boulud pop-up, or indulge in a slice during their Thanksgiving service. You’ll have the chance to sample the tall apple, traditional pumpkin, glazed pecan, chocolate cream, or the macadamia nut meringue. 776 Boylston St., 617-535-8800
This year at Dante, Thanksgiving is truly a family affair. Chef Dante de Magistris and his brothers are welcoming guests to indulge in their traditional turkey day menu that’s sure to satisfy carnivores and veggie-lovers alike. 140 Edwin H Land Boulevard, Cambridge, 617-497-4200
Embrace your pilgrim roots with Top of the Hub’s New England-inspired menu, featuring festive pumpkin gnocchi and a delicious pecan and cranberry tart. Before slipping off into your turkey coma, make sure to take advantage of a complimentary visit to the Skywalk Observatory, for the city’s highest view. 800 Boylston St., 617-536-1775
This historic New England inn is the perfect place to host your Thanksgiving feast. Treat yourself to a caramelized brie and onion tart, a light field green salad, and salmon dijonnaise served with all the fixins. 72 Wayside Inn Rd., Sudbury, 978.443.1776.
Indulge in a three-course Provençal feast full of seasonal selections from Bistro Du Midi’s Executive Chef Josue Louis, and decadent desserts from Pastry Chef Allen Morter. Start with the heirloom squash soup and switch out the classic turkey for a mouth-watering duck breast served with celery root, candy cane beet, dates, and juniper jus. 272 Boylston St., 617-426-7878
Harvest is taking the hassle out of the holidays with this inspired prix-fixe menu. Filled with interpretations of classic Thanksgiving dishes, including whole wheat pappardelle and maple cheesecake paired with cranberry ice cream. 44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-2255