These four restaurants are serving up Thanksgiving in style, taking the delicious but heavy weight off your shoulders.
The beautiful outdoors at LON’s at The Hermosa Inn. PHOTO BY AMANDA PROUDFIT
It wouldn’t truly be Thanksgiving without loving company and, of course, a full belly. Checking off both necessities, Elements is accepting reservations for its four-course prix fixe feast featuring tasty holiday classics in its signature farm-fresh fashion of American cuisine elevated by Asian accents. Enjoyed with a gorgeous view of Paradise Valley, dining at Elements is guilt-free with a focus on sustainable, local and organic ingredients presented by Food Network chef Beau MacMillan. 5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, sanctuaryoncamelback.com
For the classiest of Thanksgivings, J&G will add a sophisticated edge to this homey holiday dinner. From 5 to 9PM and accompanied by incredible Valley sunset views, the menu will include all of the hot spot’s usual modern steakhouse dishes in addition to a one-night-only tasting menu of executive chef Jacques Qualin’s upscale twists on Thanksgiving favorites like butternut squash soup and turkey prepared two ways and served with chestnuts, baby Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and a cranberry ginger relish. End the meal with a slice of Japanese-style pumpkin cheesecake with ginger ice cream and then head home—no holiday clean-up needed! 6000 E. Camelback Road, jgsteakhousescottsdale.com
T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa. PHOTOS BY SHAWN TALBOT PHOTOGRAPHY
Feast on turkey and gravy or opt for a less-traditional meal of beef or seafood this Thanksgiving at LON’s, where a prix fixe special will be served from noon to 7PM on the holiday evening. Reservations are a must and the menu will include multiple choices of tantalizing appetizers, entrees and desserts to customize your ideal Thanksgiving meal. Diners will dig in surrounded by flower beds and scenic desert views of Camelback that will give anyone a reason to be thankful this season. 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, hermosainn.com
T. Cook’s knows that Thanksgiving cuisine is too good to be limited to one meal. While this year’s menu is still in the works, past favorites include mouthwatering heirloom turkey breast, pumpkin ravioli, scallops, slow-braised short ribs, carrot cake and pumpkin panna cotta over the course of several meals. Guests can begin the day with a la carte Thanksgiving breakfast and end with a three-course holiday dinner feast before heading to the Mix-Up Bar and Lounge to continue the festivities and wait out any residual food comas. Also on the table: a Thanksgiving banquet buffet and special holiday in-room dining options, all enhanced by the serenity of Royal Palms Resort and Spa. 5200 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, royalpalmshotel.com