It’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving! Below are Fairfield County restaurants that are open this Thanksgiving as well as Fairfield County restaurants that offer Thanksgiving take out or delivery. We took highly recommended restaurants from local chefs and suburbanites to come up with our list of restaurants. Most of these restaurants require advanced reservations and are taking Thanksgiving pre-orders, so start planning now.
Greenwich Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day
L’Escale is open on Thanksgiving day. Celebrate Thanksgiving at L’Escale with their Thanksgiving prix fixe menu for $105 per person and $55 for kids 12 years old and under.
Start with an appetizer from 7 choices such as Thanksgiving Plateau (raw oysters, shrimp cocktails, little neck clams), lobster bisque, tuna crudo or Pumpkin ravioli.
For the entree, there is a nice mix of options such as Apple cider brined turkey, mushroom risotto, horseradish crusted halibut, steak au poivre or lamb bolognese.
Finally, end your Thanksgiving feast with a choice of dessert such as creme brulee, pecan cranberry tart, New York cheesecake, ice cream sundae or fig frangipane tart.
L’Escale Restaurant and Bar at 500 Steamboat Road, Greenwich, CT at (203) 661-4600
Tony’s at the JHouse
Tony’s at the JHouse is open on Thanksgiving day from 11am to 8pm and offers a Thanksgiving prix fixe menu for adults and kids. The adult prix fixe is $95 and the kids prix fixe is $35 (age 12 years old and under).
There is something for everyone on the 3 course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, from turkey dinner to filet mignon to seabass to ravioli.
The kids Thanksgiving menu has a good selection of popular kids’ food like pizza and chicken fingers as well as a turkey dinner option. Make your reservations early for Thanksgiving at Tony’s at the JHouse.
Tony’s at the JHouse at 1114 East Putnam Avenue, Riverside, CT (203) 698-6999
Westport Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving
Rive Bistro in Westport is open on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 7pm with a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu. Start with an appetizer such as butternut squash soup, crab cake, burrata and escargot.
For entrees, they offer turkey with traditional sides, branzino, beef bourguignon, steak frites or truffle ricotta gnocchi. There is also a selection of sides from mixed mushrooms to sweet potato smash to brussels sprouts. For dessert, you can choose pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse or apple strudel.
Rive Bistro at 299 Riverside Ave., Westport, CT at 203-557-8049
The Cottage Westport will be open on Thanksgiving Day from noon-6:00pm offering a 4-course, prix-fixe menu. The Cottage prix fixe menu is $95 for adults and $55 for children under 12 years old.
Start your Thanksgiving meal with squash soup, beet and radichio salad or tuna crudo, then enjoy a second course of sweet corn tortelloni then select from one of the entree options of black bass, honeynut squash risotto or Roasted Turkey, end your Thanksgiving meal with pie, almond cake or a pot de creme.
Call now to make your Thanksgiving dinner reservations at The Cottage.
The Cottage at 256 Post Road East, Westport, CT at (203) 557-3701
La Plage in Westport is open on Thanksgiving day and offers a prix fixe menu for $90 for adults, $55 for children 12 years old and under, and a kiddy menu for $20.
Start your meal with your choice of an appetizer such as Raw Bar Degustation (oysters, clams, shrimp), lobster bisque, artic char crudo, or Florida rock shrimp & grits.
For your entree, choose from a turkey meal complete with stuffing, yam, brussels sprouts, truffle gravy, or fall squash risotto, squid ink linguini, steak au poivre, or halibut.
Finally, end your Thanksgiving feast with dessert such as pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate lava cake, creme brulee, or a sundae.
La Plage at 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT 203-684-6232
Stamford Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day
Prime in Stamford is open on Thanksgiving day. They will be offering both their Thanksgiving menu and regular a la carte menu on Thanksgiving.
You can order their Thanksgiving Turkey Entree for $45 which comes with turkey, apple and smoked bacon cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish. A la carte Thanksgiving sides (sweet potato puree or haricot verts), butternut squash soup and pumpkin pie are also available on the menu. Make your Thanksgiving reservations now!
Prime at 78 Southfield Ave., Stamford, CT- 203-817-0700
Madonia Restaurant and Bar
If you’re looking for a North Stamford restaurant open on Thanksgiving, then Madonia Restaurant and Bar is a good choice. Madonia Restaurant is open on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 6pm.
Enjoy a 3 course Thanksgiving prix-fixe meal at Madonia for $64 per person. Start your Thanksgiving meal with a choice of appetizer which includes roasted beets salad, fried calamari or butternut squash soup.
Then choose from 7 different entrees like roasted turkey, branzino with red pepper puree, pappardelle with lobster ragu, veal parmigiana or butternut ravioli. All the entrees are served with mashed sweet potatoes, sausage stuffing and vegetables.
Finally, end your Thanksgiving meal with a dessert such as pumpkin cheesecake or warm chocolate lava cake or raspberry sorbet.
Madonia Restaurant and Bar at 1297 Long Ridge Road, Stamford, CT at (203) 322-8870
New Canaan Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day
Elm in New Canaan is open on Thanksgiving Day. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the family at Elm this Thanksgiving day. The Thanksgiving Prix Fixe at Elm is $156 per person for adults and $75 per person for kids.
Start your 3 course Thanksgiving meal with a kale salad or pumpkin and apple soup or spicy tuna tartare or oysters, then pick from 5 main course such as smoked turkey breast, fillet mignon, maine lobster tail, whole branzino or dry aged pork chop, complete your meal with pies or gelato.
Thanksgiving sides are served family style. There is a special children’s Thanksgiving 3 course menu featuring turkey, mac and cheese or meatballs.
Elm at 73 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT (203) 920-4994
Norwalk Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day
Tavern at Gray Barns
Tavern at Gray Barns is open on Thanksgiving day. Celebrate Thanksgiving at the restaurant with their 3 Course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu for $150 per person or $75 for their child two course meal.
Start with an appetizer such as cauliflower soup, beet salad, hamachi crudo or honey roast carrots. Then choose from entrees such as red wine braised short ribs, heritage turkey, roasted delicata squash or roasted branzino. As for dessert, choose from creme brulee, gluten free carrot cake or apple pie.
There are also supplemental appetizers and sides that you can order a la carte.
Tavern at Gray Barns– 194 Perry Avenue, Norwalk, CT- 203-580-1900
Darien Restaurant Thanksgiving Take Out
Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s
You can order Thanksgiving take out at Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s in Darien. Select from 2 Thanksgiving menus- a $210 Thanksgiving Package for 6 people or less and a $320 Thanksgiving Package for 8-10 people.
The Thanksgiving Package comes complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, pies and rolls. You can also order add-ons like shrimp tray, antipasto tray, their famous garlic bread or gorgonzola salad.
Order by Friday, November 17 for pickup on Wednesday, November 22.
Water’s Edge at Giovanni’s at 2748 Post Road, Darien, CT at (203) 325-9979
Ridgefield Restaurant with Thanksgiving Take Out
Hoo Doo Brown BBQ
Hoo Doo Brown BBQ in Ridgefield is offering Thanksgiving turkey and sides for pickup. You can order whole smoked turkey (18-20 lbs) for $180, whole turkey breast for $125, whole brisket for $175, 4 pack of Jalapeno cheddar sausage for $35 and 4 Pack Thanksgiving leftovers sausage for $35.
Their turkeys are whole, slow smoked and includes a quart of Turkey gravy. Their whole smoke turkey sell out quickly, you should order in advance.
Hoo Doo Brown BBQ at 967 Ethan Allen Hwy, Ridgefield, CT at (203) 438-6033
New Haven Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving
Shell and Bones
Shell & Bones Oyster Bar and Grill is open on Thanksgiving Day with a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu.
Start your meal with an appetizer of duck confit or fried okra and sweet potatoes. Then choose an entree which includes buttoner squash with chickpea curry, turkey breast, or steelhead trout.
Finally, end your Thanksgiving meal with dessert with your choice of apple buckle or pumpkin cheesecake.
Shell and Bones at 100 S. Water Street, New Haven, CT- (203)-787-3466
Southport Restaurant Open on Thanksgiving Day
Artisan in Southport is open on Thanksgiving day and offers a 3-course Thanksgiving prix fixe for $90 per person, $55 for children 12 years old and under, or $20 kiddy menu.
Start your meal with a cauliflower amuse. Then choose from a starter which includes lobster bisque, arctic char crudo, chilled seafood on ice, chicory salad, rock shrimp & grits, beef tartare, or beef risotto.
For your entree, you have the choice of turkey, pumpkin ravioli, salmon, or New York steak. Finally, end your Thanksgiving feast with your choice of dessert which includes apple hand pie, creme brulee tart, pearamissu, or pecan torte.
Artisan is at 275 Old Post Road, Southport, CT
Cafe on the Green
Cafe on the Green in Danbury is open on Thanksgiving Day and offers a 4-course Thanksgiving prix fixe for $75 per person. Start your meal with either penne ala vodka or shrimp cocktail, followed by a second course of mixed salad.
For your entree, choose from rack of lamb, turkey breast, salmon, red snapper, linguine vongole, or filet mignon. Finally, end your Thanksgiving meal with a choice of dessert such as tiramisu, carrot cake, chocolate mousse cake, cheesecake, pumpkin pie, or apple pie.
Cafe on the Green is at 100 Aunt Hack Road, Danbury, CT 203-791-0369
Happy Thanksgiving Connecticut!
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