Thanksgiving in Denver: 10 restaurants serving up dinner on Turkey Day

For Thanksgiving, you want options. And turkey. Or maybe mushroom lentil loaf.

If whipping up a major meal from scratch just isn’t in the cards this year, well, then, we’re here to help. Or, rather, some restaurants will be there to help.

Whether you want to let the professionals do all the cooking, decorating and serving at a restaurant, pick up something delicious to eat at home, or have your turkey dinner with all the fixings delivered straight to your door, there’s a place willing to provide. Below, some options for eating well on Thanksgiving Day without all the stress.

Citizen Rail has a four-course menu featuring turkey roulade, lamb and marrow meat pie and, as an add-on, 66-day dry-aged steaks. (Sixty-six days is how long it took the Mayflower to cross the Atlantic. They’re really thinking about this.) $75/person, 12-8 p.m. 1899 16th St., Denver, 303-323-0017;

Vegans will appreciate Vital Root’s vegan, gluten-free pickup Thanksgiving dinner. (Mushroom lentil loaf and coconut bacon are involved.) $25/person; orders must be in Nov. 20 for Nov. 22 pickup. 3915 Tennyson St., Denver, 303-474-4131;

Go traditional at The Palm, where a three-course Thanksgiving menu is available from 12 to 8 p.m. (An a la carte menu is also available for non-turkey lovers.) $59/person, $24/kids under 12; 1672 Lawrence St., Denver (inside the Westin Downtown), 303-825-7256;

Boston Market has you covered if you don’t want to cook, but also don’t want to go out. Thanksgiving delivery orders are shipped frozen and ready to thaw, heat and serve. Order by Nov. 19; starting at $99.99 for a meal that serves 12.

Get turkey, ham and all the fixings at The Corner Office’s Thanksgiving meal. $45/person, $20/kids under 12; 1401 Curtis St., Denver, 303-825-6500;

When in Vail on Thanksgiving, head to the Four Seasons for the Thanksgiving buffet at Flame. In addition to conventional Turkey Day food, it will have a raw bar, pasta, paella and a carving station with honey-glazed suckling pig. Or order off its Thanksgiving To-Go menu ($175; serves 4-6 people) and bring it home. $110/person, $35/kids under 12, 2-9 p.m. 1 Vail Road, Vail, 970-477-8600;

Who better to cook your turkey than the meat experts at The Fort? From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving, The Fort will offer a traditional three-course dinner and a limited menu with vegetarian and fish entrees. $45/person, $29/kids, 19192 Highway

Source:: The Denver Post – Lifestyle

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