Where To Dine Out On Thanksgiving in St. Louis

By Molly Rippinger
In Food

Not into toiling in the kitchen this Thanksgiving? Leave the cooking to the professionals and enjoy turkey with all the trimmings but none of the trouble by dining out this Thanksgiving. These local restaurants are offering special menus to ensure your holiday meal is a delicious, fuss-free affair.

Image courtesy of Ruth's Chris

Image courtesy of Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
Poultry rules this steakhouse on Thanksgiving with a special three-course meal being offered at both the Downtown and Clayton locations. The dinner includes a starter, an oven-roasted turkey breast entrée (dished up with homemade gravy, Ruth’s sausage and herb stuffing and cranberry relish) and your choice of a traditional side. The best part is each family gets sent home with a southern sweet pecan pie! Served from 2-8pm, $34.95 per person and $9.95 for children 12 and under.  
315 Chestnut St., Downtown, 314.259.3200 or 1 N Brentwood Blvd., Clayton, 314.783.9900

Eclipse
Perch yourself atop the Moonrise Hotel where you can enjoy a classic meal along with a bird’s-eye view of The Delmar Loop. Eclipse is serving herb-roasted turkey with an orange cranberry relish, apricot-glazed ham and a vegetarian-friendly stuffed acorn squash with kale and white beans. The meal also includes a salad, three of your favorite traditional sides and a slice of apple spice cake or pumpkin cheesecake. Served from noon-10pm, $25 per person and $10 for children 10 and under.
6177 Delmar Blvd, The Delmar Loop, 314.726.2222.

Image courtesy of Chase Park Plaza

Image courtesy of Chase Park Plaza

Eau Bistro
Up on the Starlight Roof, Eau Bistro will be serving a Thanksgiving brunch with much more than just the traditional turkey and sides. Diners can walk along the buffet line filled with carving stations of prime rib and turkey, displays of charcuterie and towers of seafood. Though somewhat untraditional, Eau Bistro will also be rolling out sushi for those looking for something a little lighter, or who maybe just want more room to indulge in dessert. Brunch served from 11am–4pm, $55 per person and $20 for children age 5-12.
212-232 N. Kingshighway Blvd., The Central West End, 314.633.3056

Home Wine Kitchen
Cozy up with your dining neighbors in the family-style Thanksgiving feast at Home Wine Kitchen. The dinner will include unique homemade breads, duck confit-stuffed turkey breast and delicious riffs on traditional down-home sides. Be sure to save room for dessert with four seasonal offerings served up á la mode, such as the pear crostata with honey fig ice cream. Seatings at 5:30pm, 6pm, 7:30pm and 8 p.m., $65 per person and reservations are required.
7322 Manchester Rd., Manchester, 314.802.7676

Central Table Food Hall
If you want to dine on Thanksgiving dishes in the comfort of your own home, but without washing a single mashed potato-encrusted pot, consider picking up your dinner from Central Table. Everything from lush butternut squash soup to cranberry pomegranate relish and even flakey pumpkin pie can be ordered and picked up by tonight. It may require you to plan ahead, but you’ll be rewarded when you wake up with your holiday meal already waiting for you in the fridge come Thanksgiving. Sides are sold by the pint and vary in price, whole pies are $12 each and fully cooked turkey breast is sold by the pound.
S. Euclid Ave., The Central West End, 314. 932.5595

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