Holiday | San Diego Thanksgiving Roundup 2012

San Diego Thanksgiving Roundup

We have a lot to be thankful for in San Diego this year. Our San Diego Thanksgiving roundup will guide you where and how to celebrate.


Adobe El Restaurante
Nov. 22. Whether you can’t wait to dig in and sit down in the early afternoon, or prefer to gather the family for an elegant evening dinner, Estancia’s Adobe El Restaurante has a Thanksgiving celebration perfect for you. The famous brunch buffet will include all the regular brunch favorites as well as signature holiday dishes until 4 p.m. Then, at 5 p.m. the dining room will offer a special holiday prix fixe dinner. Reservations are required. Brunch buffett $38.95/pp, prix fixe dinner $60/pp. 9700 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. 858.964.6516.

Argyle Steakhouse
Nov. 22. Perfect for families and larger groups, Argyle Steakhouse is offering an extensive brunch buffet featuring popular Thanksgiving favorites and other delights including a carving station with slow roasted free range turkey, iced and smoked seafood and caviar, artisan salumi and maki sushi and sashimi. Also load up on made-to-order omelets and poached egg delicacies at chef-attended egg stations. $85/pp, $42 for children 10-12 and $21 for children 5-9. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Argyle Steakhouse will be open on Thanksgiving for regular a la carte dinner service from 5-8:30 p.m. 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad. 760.603.6908.

Bertrand at Mister A’s
Nov. 22. Celebrate Thanksgiving with a heavenly prix fixe meal with entrees including scallops and asparagus risotto, slow roasted Brandt Farm Prime rib, and pumpkin bread pudding in a toffee pecan sauce. Chef Stéphane Voitzwinkler’s oven-roasted organic “Diestel” turkey is an anticipated favorite and will be served with traditional Thanksgiving accompaniments. $59.95/pp, $20/child. 2550 5th Ave, 12th Floor, San Diego. 619.239.1377.

Flavor Del Mar
Nov. 22. Leave the cooking and cleaning to Flavor Del Mar this year, with this three-course prix fixe menu. Highlights include butternut squash soup with marshmellow and brown butter, and turkey breast, leg and thigh served with sausage-mushroom stuffing, swiss chard, cranberries and gravy. $42/pp. 1555 Camino Del Mar #322, Del Mar. 858.755.3663.

Hornblower Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Cruise
Nov. 22. Change your scenery this Thanksgiving with dinner aboard a Hornblower Yacht. The cruise includes a buffet dinner with all the Thanksgiving trimmings including a carving station with turkey and prime sirloin, potatoes, vegetables, a variety of salads, a gourmet dessert buffet and bottomless coffee, juice, soda and tea. All guests over 21 years of age will also be treated to a boarding glass of champagne. $84/pp, $82 for seniors and military, $50.40 for children 4-12. Boarding begins at 3 p.m. 3:30-6 p.m. Board at Hornblower Landing at Grape Street Pier, 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.686.8715.

Indigo Grill
Nov. 22. Why spend hours slaving over steaming sides for your Thanksgiving feast when you can pick up delicious prepared accouterments from one of San Diego’s most celebrated chefs? This turkey day, Indigo Grill’s Chef Deborah Scott is offering her signature sides professionally prepared for pickup so you can spend the day with your guests, not stuck in the kitchen. Savory options include the sensational corn pudding, butternut squash soup with cilantro pesto, roasted corn and beet puree. Instructions for re-heating the dish will be included. 1536 India Street, San Diego. 619.234.6802.

Lael’s Restaurant
Nov. 22. Start Thanksgiving early with a full buffet brunch. Lael’s is offering its daily brunch with a special Thanksgiving twist, including a turkey carving station, cranberry relish and traditional Thanksgiving desserts such as apple cobbler and pumpkin pie. $64.95/pp, $45 for seniors, $25 children 6-12, children 5 and under eat free. 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 1 Market Place,  San Diego. 619.358.6735.

Marina Kitchen
Nov. 22. Marina Kitchen is the perfect destination for comfort cuisine this Thanksgiving. Inspired by American holiday favorites, Chef Aron Schwartz has created a nostalgic Thanksgiving menu that will make you feel right at home for the holidays. The three-course menu includes classic and traditional dishes like roasted butternut squash soup, herb roasted free range turkey with brioche stuffing, local farm vegetables and house made orange cranberry sauce, and Pumpkin Pie with Chantilly cream. $30/pp. Imbibe with an optional wine pairing for an additional $20. 333 West Harbor Drive, San Diego. 619.699.8222.

The Marine Room
Nov. 22. Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast with stunning views of the Pacific at La Jolla’s famed Marine Room. The menu features a la carte items specific for the holiday, with the Marine Room’s global cuisine flair. Highlights include savory appetizers such as fall mushroom casserole and delicious main courses such as Julian cherry cider brined turkey breast. Top off your meal with a selection of desserts including five spice pumpkin pie. 2000 Spindrift Drive, La Jolla. 866.644.2351.

Mille Fleurs
Nov. 22. This French country gem’s prix fixe menu offers  a selection of  Thanksgiving inspired items including duck liver pate, duo of Prime beef filet and hanger steak, and apple strudel with vanilla sauce, and traditional holiday dishes such as oven roasted turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, fall vegetables and cranberry sauce. $65/pp. 1:30-7:30 p.m. 6009 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. 858.756.3085.

Nov. 22. Nosh on delectable cauliflower orange veloute with spiced fuji apple, red quinoa salad and free range turkey roulade stuffed with ricotta, chestnuts and grapes at this carefully crafted Thanksgiving dinner. Eat your fill; choose a three- or four-course prix fixe dinner at Sally’s in the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Three courses $37/pp, four courses $42/pp. Optional wine pairing is an additional $20. 1 Market Place,  San Diego. 619.358.6740.

Nov. 22. Park Hyatt Aviara’s AAA Four-Diamond signature restaurant will offer an Italian twist on traditional Thanksgiving fare with a four-course prix fixe dinner. Highlights include butternut squash soup, maple-glazed sweetbreads, caramelized apples, roasted turkey breast, turkey sausage and sage bread stuffing, grilled radicchio, hazelnut Nutella cake, cinnamon poached pear and pumpkin gelato. $75/pp. 4-8 p.m. 7100 Aviara Resort Drive, Carlsbad. 760.448.1234.




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