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Dining Out on Turkey Day

Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

Line & Lariat
220 Main Street, 713-224-4266

Visit the Hotel ICON's restaurant for a pre fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for $27 per person ($12.99 for kids ages six to 12, free for kids under five). Executive Chef David Luna has created a menu starting with roasted butternut squash soup and candied spiced pecans, followed by an arugula salad, then a roasted turkey dinner with cornbread dressing, gravy and roasted cranberry relish. Finish this meal with either pumpkin pie or a bourbon pecan pie and caramel ice cream. Reservations are required.

Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar
1985 Welch, 713-533-0200

Dine in for a three-course menu featuring unconventional entrees like sea bass and grilled prime rib eye, all paired with delicious elegant side dishes. End your Thanksgiving dinner with their classic crème brulee or pumpkin cheesecake with huckleberry sauce. Dining-in reservations are required.

Monarch Bistro at Hotel ZaZa
5701 Main, 713-527-1800

Join the Monarch Bistro for a four-course Thanksgiving Day meal for just $55 per person. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., you and your friends and family can dine on roasted squash soup, quail with cornbread sage sausage and cherry stuffing, the classic turkey with giblet gravy or smoked duck breast with shepherd's pie, and finish with a twist on pumpkin pie: pumpkin panna cotta.

Philippe Restaurant + Lounge
1800 Post Oak Blvd., 713-439-1000

From noon to 8 p.m., French Cowboy Chef Philippe Schmit will feature his take on Thanksgiving dinner: Sweet potato flan, coleslaw with horseradish, braised collard greens with bacon and almonds and chocolate pecan pie.

Quattro at Four Seasons Houston Hotel
1300 Lamar, 3rd floor, 713-276-4700

Whether you prefer brunch or dinner, Quattro at the Four Seasons has you covered. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy their brunch buffet for $79 per person, but kids under five eat free. Starting at 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., you and your family can dine in for Thanksgiving dinner featuring an antipasti buffet of various cold salads, cheeses and fruits, followed by plated entrees and an assortment of desserts, all for $58 per person. Reservations are required.

Roost
1972 Fairview, 713-523-7667

Roost will be open for Thanksgiving Dinner at 4 p.m. serving its latest regular local / seasonal menu, plus a few special dishes just for Thanksgiving: seared allspice duck breast with roasted beet and rye bread panzanella; honey-brined turkey breast with sweet potato purée, braised greens, jalapeño cornbread and cranberry chutney; and an appetizer of country fried local quail, butter biscuit, cream gravy and sweet pickled jalapeños. Reservations are required, and parties of six or more are subject to a credit card deposit.

Spindletop
1200 Louisiana, 713-654-1234

Take your guests out and take in a beautiful, 360-degree view of downtown from Spindletop's perch above the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown. The restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving lunch special from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. that features a four-course meal along with a lavish dessert display of tartlets, pies, cheesecake pops and other assorted sweets. Lunch is $60 per adult, $30 for children ages 7 to 12 and complimentary for children 6 and younger.
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DINING DEALS

Black Friday Steals
Everything tastes better on sale.

BY MOLLY DUNN

While you're going crazy running from store to store to grab the best deals for Christmas gifts this Black Friday, you're definitely going to be starving for something good to eat. Why not stick with the theme of finding the best deals when it comes to where you'll eat or drink that day?

We've compiled a list of the places in Houston where you'll find discounted food and drinks on Black Friday. Everything tastes better when it's on sale.

Bistro Alex
800 Sorella Court, 713-827-3545

Happy hour lasts all day at Bistro Alex this Black Friday. All the specials, including half-price cocktails and appetizers featuring flatbreads and burgers, will be served from 10:30 a.m. until midnight.

Mi Cocina
1201 Lake Woodlands Dr., 281-298-6426

Mi Cocina offers extended happy-hour hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Try a domestic beer for $3 or one of their appetizers and margaritas for just $5. If you bring your receipt from shopping that day, you'll get a free cup of queso with your happy hour treats.

RA Sushi
3908 Westheimer, 713-621-5800

Relax after a long day of shopping with sushi, appetizers, tapas and drinks at RA Sushi during their extended happy hour from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. Each food item costs no more than $7.25 and every drink costs no more than $7.

TQLA
4601 Washington, 281-501-3237

From 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. if you bring your Black Friday shopping receipt, order one food item and get a second equally priced or cheaper one for just ten cents. What a great way to get rewarded for shopping.

H-E-B
All locations

The grocery chain is rewarding Black Friday shoppers who get their Christmas buying done in the stores by offering a special deal: All H-E-B plus! store customers who spend $50 or more on Black Friday will receive a coupon for $10 off to be used on Saturday, November 24, in H-E-B plus! stores.
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