By Christie Galeano
November 12, 2019
The holidays are around the corner with Thanksgiving and all its delicious goodness kicking off the season. The indulgent day is all about being together with family and loved ones while enjoying a feast. This year, celebrate your Thanksgiving by letting someone else do the cooking (and cleaning) while you savor the juicy turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, and warm apple pie in one of these blissful and relaxed settings.
Be sure to call ahead to see if reservations are required as special Thanksgiving dining events tend to sell out.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale’s Burlock Coast is rolling out a lavish buffet to satisfy everyone’s tastes. Start off by sampling the raw bar or caviar station before heading over to the hot carving stations and dessert extravaganza. The feast includes a bottomless drink package for adults and a special kids buffet for the little ones.
Known for succulent meat selections, Stephen Starr’s Steak 954 is going all out for its turkey celebration. The a la carte menu offers fall favorites like roasted butternut squash soup along with herb-roasted free-range turkey, Italian sausage stuffing, sweet potato mash, homemade pumpkin cream pie, and pecan soufflé.
At 3030 Ocean, located inside the Marriott Harbor Beach’s oceanfront resort, you can enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu, which starts with roasted butternut squash soup. The next course, served family style, includes roasted turkey breast and crispy leg with black truffle and a mushroom dressing, along with savory sides like green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. The sweet ending to the meal is a pumpkin-gingersnap blondie with candied cranberries and maple ice cream.
Head over to The Atlantic Hotel & Spa to dine at Wild Thyme’s multi-course prix fixe dinner party featuring a selection of entrees like orange-honey glazed grilled salmon, filet mignon, and herb citrus turkey breast, of course. Pair them with apple walnut stuffing or garlic mashed potatoes, but save room for the dessert duo: apple cobbler and pumpkin pie with cinnamon ice cream.
If you’re looking for an Intracoastal view, Shooters Waterfront has been a Fort Lauderdale staple for decades and is serving up a turkey day buffet that features carving stations complete with herb-infused roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, and prime rib au jus. There’s also a salad station, plenty of tasty sides like mac and cheese and sweet potato casserole, and spiced pumpkin and apple pies for dessert.
If you want to head south, Hollywood’s Diplomat Beach Resort is hosting its own Thanksgiving feast at Diplomat Prime. The two-course dinner includes turkey with festive fixings and dessert. But if you want to treat yourself a bit more, the a la carte menu has several more options available, like turkey sausage and sage stuffing.
Who says your Thanksgiving dinner in Fort Lauderdale only has to include traditional turkey dishes? Be adventurous this year and give your fall festivities a refresh at Lona Cocina y Tequileria. Chef Pablo Salas has created a tasting menu bursting with south of the border flavors like zucchini flower empanadas and turkey enchiladas.
Over at the W Fort Lauderdale, El Vez has a prix fixe menu that includes chile-rubbed turkey and with veggie and green chile stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean, mushroom casserole, and charred jalapeño gravy. For dessert, the pumpkin pie is sprinkled with spicy pumpkin seeds.
Take your pick of these plentiful restaurants for your Thanksgiving dinner in Greater Fort Lauderdale and focus on what really matters: expressing gratitude and spending time with the people you love.