Nov 17, 2021 - Things to Do
Where to dine out in Denver this Thanksgiving
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If you're not interested in cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, you don't have to give up on an indulgent mea

Whether you're booking a family feast or a quieter table for two, enjoy Thanksgiving with all the flavor and glow of gratitude — and none of the hassle — in the dining room of one of your favorite restaurants. Let the experts do the cooking (and the dishes) this year so you can relax. Here's a look at what's on the menu around the Mile High this year:

Somebody People

This health-conscious eatery dishing up creative plates on South Broadway takes a plant-based approach to Thanksgiving. Highlights from the menu: roasted Brussels sprouts with maple, pickled Fresnos and pecans; sweet potato casserole; savory pie with mushrooms, celtuce and caramelized onions. Mushroom gravy and cranberry sauce fill the "condiments" list, and for dessert, try the squash cake with white chocolate, dates and anise. Reservations.

Quality Italian

Open for Thanksgiving dinner from 2pm–9pm, this Cherry Creek hot spot is serving its full a la carte menu and a turkey special, too. The exclusive holiday menu includes roasted bird with rosemary gravy served alongside sweet Italian sausage and roasted mushroom stuffing, and glazed kabocha squash with candied pumpkin seeds. $52/person. Reservations.

Note: The restaurant will have White Alba truffle specials throughout the holiday weekend.

The Original

Inside The Rally Hotel across from Coors Field, this diner-style restaurant, which opened this year, is offering a prix-fixe holiday menu, serving a hefty collection of comfort food from noon to 8pm. Main dishes include turkey breast and leg confit, and roasted honey-glazed ham, with standard Thanksgiving day sides. $49/adult, $25/child. Reservations.

Citizen Rail

Choose your own wood-fired adventure at this Union Station perch with a variety of appetizers, entrées and desserts at Citizen Rail for your holiday feast. Think: wagyu beef tartare, blistered bone marrow boats, apple- and fennel-stuffed pork loin, roasted white bass and sweets like pumpkin and white chocolate mousse. $75/person. 10% of all Thanksgiving to-go orders will be donated to No Kid Hungry. Reservations.

STK

Give thanks and dine out at this sprawling modern chophouse in LoDo. Holiday menu highlights include roasted free-range turkey with cornbread and sage stuffing, shallot and thyme confit thighs, maple baked sweet potato and more. Save room for the spiced pumpkin pie to wrap up the special meal. $59/adults, $29/kids (12 and under). Reservations.

Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

This modern American eatery in the Uptown neighborhood is hosting three Thanksgiving dinner seatings from 2pm to 6pm. Guests get to choose between soup or salad; an entrée ranging from traditional herb roasted turkey to grilled salmon and butternut squash risotto; and an assortment of sides, sauces and starches. Top off the celebration with a slice of pie. $70/person. Reservations.

Note: Guests are urged to limit their dining experience to no more than 2 hours.

Perry's Steakhouse

Take a load off and let Perry's handle your holiday from 11am–9pm. The menu starts off with honey crisp apple salad or butternut squash, then enjoy smoked turkey breast, mashed potatoes, green bean almandine, sausage and sage dressing, and round things out with the pumpkin cheesecake at the end. $45/person. Reservations.

Hideaway Steakhouse

Locally owned and operated, this suburban Westminster steakhouse has a piano lounge and patio, and typically features chops, seafood and a full bar. For turkey day dinner, try the roasted prime strip loin, served alongside several signature sides from the menu. Reservations.

The Kitchen

Crafted to delight, this garden-to-table American bistro with locations in downtown Denver and Boulder has starters, mains and desserts for Thanksgiving this year, from tender milk bread rolls and roasted leek and mushroom dressing to the showstopping pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust. $75/person, $35/kids (12 and under). Reservations.

Urban Farmer

Let this LoDo eatery handle the cooking from 11am–8pm and enjoy a three-course prix-fixe experience, with offerings like a sweet potato gnocchi with mushrooms, caponata and pumpkin oil; roast prime rib with blackened foie gras butter all leading up to the grand finale — Urban Farmer's beloved carrot cake with homemade goat cheese icing. $80/person, $30/kids under 12. Reservations.

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