1. Bambara
Kendall Square

Bambara’s holiday spread continues to be one of the best T-Day deals going. For $55 per person, the restaurant’s three-course menu starts with either squash soup or an autumn salad, then moves onto a composed plate of sous vide turkey breast and confit turkey legs, along with mashed potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts, pan gravy, and roasted mushroom stuffing. Wrap it up with either pumpkin or apple pie and revel in not breaking the bank—or having to make many choices.

2. Bar Volpe
South Boston

This Italian spread is perfect for couples who want to indulge without stress. It starts with a truffled rotisserie chicken alongside taleggio-stuffed focaccia, ferla-spiced stuffing, mascarpone mashed potatoes, and green beans. Dessert is celebrated the only way Boston Italians know how: with pumpkin spice cannoli. If you seek a true soup-to-nuts order, you can also add a bottle of KA Sangiovese or a full pumpkin pie with whipped cream.

3. The Beehive
South End

The Beehive has always been there for us on turkey day. The space is open from 11 am to 11 pm, offering an all-day menu that features a three-course, $85 menu with appetizers like lobster and pumpkin bisque, entrees choices like organic turkey and slow-roasted beef brisket, and a classic pie lineup along with chocolate pot de creme. Live music will fill the space all day, so even if you need just a little break from the fam, you can slip out for a nightcap and a little jazz.

4. Bistro du Midi
Back Bay

French fare may not make up a traditional Thanksgiving feast, but how can you turn down foie gras-mushroom brioche stuffing? Bistro du Midi’s vast prix-fixe menu starts with offerings as diverse as venison and pork terrine or beef tartare before moving onto options like roasted turkey breast and leg confit, duck breast, and filet mignon with sauce au poivre. When dessert rolls around, you’re choosing between vanilla bean creme brulee, salted pumpkin pie, and gateau basque. Tack on some optional raw bar, foie gras, or truffle additions, and you have yourself a decadent little holiday.

5. Boston Harbor Hotel

Want to go all out without lifting a finger—and leaving plenty of time for football watching? A prix-fixe brunch with gorgeous waterfront views is beyond decadent. There will be a raw bar with sushi and sashimi, white truffle carbonara, beef Wellington, and a full turkey dinner with traditional sides. Save room not just for dessert, but a whole dessert table that happily groans under the weight of pies, tarts, cakes, and cookies.

6. Cafe Sauvage
Back Bay

This top area French restaurant is making life easy—and affordable—this Thanksgiving. The restaurant is offering a takeout apple cider-brined turkey that comes with a rosemary compound butter; sides include fried Brussels sprouts, plantains, sweet potato puree, mac ‘n cheese, mint cranberry sauce, and signature gravy. Add a pecan pie for thirty bucks to make it a festive eve.

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