Holiday Food and Drink

Want To Eat Out for Thanksgiving This Year? Houston Restaurants Have What You Need

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so make sure you have plans to feed every hungry mouth in your family on November 28. A multitude of Houston restaurants are here to make this food-centric holiday less stressful by opening up their kitchens to do the cooking for you, and you know it's going to be a fantastic meal.

Check out the menu options from each of these restaurants and make a reservation as soon as possible - don't wait until the last minute!

benjy's on Washington 5922 Washington, 713-868-1131

The benjy's in Rice Village will be closed on Thanksgiving, but the Washington location will serve a three-course meal from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for $38 per person. Start the meal with an early winter salad (persimmons, bibb lettuce and blue cheese) or hazelnut soup. Choose from chamomile-brined turkey breast with house-made cranberry sauce, vegetarian tamales with corn, raisins and pecans, honey-roasted pork chop or pan-seared local catch for the main entrée - each plate is served with butter-whipped potatoes and brown gravy, green bean casserole and challah dressing with chestnuts. Benjy's on Washington will also serve a pumpkin trifle, pecan pie and mom's chocolate cake for dessert.

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

For $55 per person, the Monarch Bistro inside Hotel Zaza will serve a three-course menu with sophisticated takes on Thanksgiving classics. Choose from spicy cold boiled shrimp with a cranberry chipotle remoulade, wild mushroom and truffle cream crepe, and a mixed-greens salad with roasted pumpkin, pomegranate, goat cheese, candied pecans and pumpkin seed vinaigrette. Second-course options include pumpkin ravioli, duck en mole rojo, market fish and Cajun-spiced turkey breast roulade with all the fixings. Enjoy pumpkin cheesecake with toasted pecans and caramel sauce, or caramel panna cotta for dessert.

Bistro des Amis 2347 University Blvd, 713-349-8441

Bistro des Amis will have two seatings on Thanksgiving Day, one at 12 p.m. and the other at 2:30 p.m. Start the meal with either a soup of the season or salad of the season, then enjoy turkey, ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, homemade cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and sweet potatoes (AKA all the fixings). Top it all off with a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Each dinner costs $48, and a meal for children 10 and under costs $12.

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Molly Dunn
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