Thanksgiving Meals Worth Traveling For - Family Traveller (USA)

This Thanksgiving, consider traveling or letting someone else do the cooking and clean-up for you. These restaurants and hotels are serving up Thanksgiving meals the whole family is sure to gobble up.

Landmarc in The Shops at Columbus Circle | New York City

Celebrate Thanksgiving morning at Chef Marc Murphy's Landmarc! Enjoy a festive, delicious brunch as well as a birds-eye view of the world-famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade from the restaurant windows overlooking Central Park.Experience family-friendly activities including a holiday-themed photo booth complete with print outs to take home, crafting for children and holiday cookie decorating. Bring the whole family along for the fun!

Deer Path Inn | Chicago

Chicago’s popular Thanksgiving dinner features classic organic turkey with gravy and luxe filet mignon and pecan praline bread pudding options.

The Savoy | London

Throughout its 129-year history, The Savoy has hosted many a Thanksgiving dinner for its American friends in London. Enjoy a royal Thanksgiving (pumpkin and sage tortellini to carving trolleys boasting Norfolk Bronze turkey, maple cured roast ham and vegetarian Wellington) celebrated across the pond. 

The Berkeley Plantation | Williamsburg, Virginia

Thanksgiving in Williamsburg is more than just football and a feast. The Virginia Thanksgiving Festival returns to the Berkeley Plantation, an annual tradition dating back to 1619 when the first English Thanksgiving was observed in the new world. The Jamestown Settlement will feature Foods and Feasts of Colonial Virginia (Nov. 22-24), showcasing how food was gathered, preserved and prepared by the British colonists and the Powhatans.

Covina | New York City

James Beard-award winning Chef Tim Cushman is offering locals and visitors alike a next-level Thanksgiving meal at Covina, featuring both dine-in and take-out options with all the scrumptious classics like spice rubbed roast turkey, fennel sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, creamed kale, house made pumpkin pie and more.

Indigo at One Aldwych | London

This Thanksgiving holiday, take advantage of the cheaper flights and book a trip across the pond to the British capital. Guests who find themselves far away from home and locals fancying a slightly different celebration, can indulge in a Thanksgiving menu at Indigo at One Aldwych to celebrate the American tradition in the heart of London. On Thursday, November 22nd, Executive Chef Dominic Teague and his Indigo team are offering an indulgent Thanksgiving spread complete with delicious dishes such as Pumpkin velouté, Roast Rhug Estate organic turkey and an irresistible Valrhona chocolate and pecan pie. Those looking for a more intimate space to gather their friends and family, can celebrate Thanksgiving in the comfort of one of the private dining rooms.

Belhurst Castle | Finger Lakes, New York

This stunning property offers two unique dining experiences for guests to choose from: an expansive Thanksgiving-style buffet in their Meritage Ballroom or dinner in Edgar’s Steakhouse. Enjoy spiced pumpkin bisque or herb roasted rack of lamb in a picturesque castle. Kids under 5 are free.

The Jefferson | Washington, D.C.

Enjoy a Michelin-starred, three course meal at The Jefferson prepared by Executive Chef Ralf Schlegel with choices that include: Italian Chestnut Velouté with Mangalitsa Ham, Cinnamon and Marsala Wine, Organic Path Valley Farm Turkey with Apple Chestnut Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Cassoulet and Maple Turkey Gravy and Red Kuri Pumpkin Pie with Speculoos, Chai Spiced Tea and Caramelized Popcorn. A full vegetarian menu is also available.

The Copper Grouse at Kimpton Taconic | Manchester, Vermont

Located adjacent to the Taconic hotel, The Copper Grouse celebrates the bounty of Vermont’s four seasons and culinary heritage. This Thanksgiving, Executive Chef Michael Bates-Walsh has crafted the quintessential Vermont Thanksgiving dinner. Start off with Butternut Squash and Apple Cider Soup, New England Clam Chowder or Sea Salt Roasted Beets complete with Vermont goat cheese. Indulge in the classic Roasted All Natural Vermont Turkey Breast or opt for a Boyden Valley Beef Tenderloin. Save room for dessert with a choice of pumpkin creme brulee, apple crisp or a Vermont goat cheese cheesecake. With a multitude of things to be thankful for, The Copper Grouse has partnered with No Kid Hungry for a Friendsgiving celebration, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the organization.

Red Rooster Shoreditch at The Curtain Hotel & Members Club | London

For American expats in London, or any locals looking for an excuse not to cook November 22, Red Rooster Shoreditch is going big in the spirit of its American roots! Head to The Curtain Hotel & Members Club for a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu crafted by Chef Marcus Samuelsson at the London outpost of his Harlem restaurant. Choose from classics like Roast Turkey, Sammy’s Chicken ‘n’ Waffles, Deviled Eggs and Beef Kifto Tartare, then finish with Pumpkin Pie and a Pumpkin Spice Espresso Martini. Pair the American staples with live NOLA-style brass beats for an extra dose of Americana.

Sea Island Resort | Sea Island, Georgia

In a resort with 90 years of history, Sea Island delivers one of the most delectable and historical Thanksgiving feasts in all of Georgia. With beautiful temperatures year-round and incomparable hospitality, the Forbes Five-Star resort is the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. With extravagant feasts available throughout the resort including a Thanksgiving brunch at The Lodge (from 11am-2:30pm), buffet dinner at The Cloister (from 11am-4pm) and a four-course meal in The Georgian Room (from 3pm-9pm), guests will never be without a turkey and all of its fix-ins this year.

Parker & Quinn at Refinery Hotel | New York City

This Thanksgiving, let NYC's Refinery Hotel take away the stress of holiday entertaining. Instead of trying to cram a turkey into the oven or fit your family and friends in your tiny apartment, make a reservation at Refinery Hotel’s signature restaurant, Parker & Quinn, where you can enjoy their Thanksgiving menu surrounded by family and friends. From 12pm until 10pm, enjoy a comfort-food feast complete with fall squash soup, apple cider-brined turkey and pumpkin pie tart.

Dirty French at The Ludlow Hotel | New York City

Modern bistro Dirty French is perfect for those looking to spice up their Thanksgiving dinner in a New Orleans/French-inspired atmosphere. Start the meal with Chèvre, Verte, Tartare, or Millefeuille. Fill up with Roasted Turkey Breast with Braised Leg Blanquette, Dirty Stuffing, Brussel sprouts, Cranberry sauce and Pommes puree. Then finish up with Pecan pie and an Apple tart.

Gemma at The Bowery Hotel | New York City

At Italian trattoria Gemma, guests can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast with an Italian twist from Executive Chef Carlo Bigi. Menu highlights include Uovo D’oca e Castelmagno (Salt baked potato, Duck egg, Black trumpet mushroom, Truffle pecorino fondue), Tacchino al Forno (Slow roasted goffle farm turkey, Apple chestnut stuffing, Mashed sweet potatoes and brown butter, Brussels sprouts, Cranberry sauce, Gravy) and Torta al Olio e Frutta Secca (Olive oil and dry fruits cake with crème fraiche gelato).

Old Rose at The Jane Hotel | New York City

Overlooking the Hudson River, café restaurant Old Rose is offering a classic Thanksgiving  menu using only local and/or organic produce and dairy products. Indulge in entrees including turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, creamed kale with crispy shallots and cornbread with lemon honey-butter. Finally, cap the meal off with a decadent Pumpkin pie.