Whether a Turkey Day orphan or simply not a very good cook, there are many reasons to have the traditional feast at a restaurant this year. Luckily, there are a lot of choices in the San Antonio area beyond the Luby’s buffet. From unique Hill Country retreats to decadent steakhouses, these local restaurants give San Antonians even more to be thankful for.
Boudro’s Texas Bistro
Celebrate turkey day with a three-course feast offering classic fare with a twist. Boudro’s prix fixe menu includes choices like a winter chicory and Fuji apple salad, achiote basted turkey breast, and sweet potato pecan pie. Guests can also be thankful for cocktails like a signature prickly pear margarita. $40. 11 pm-11 am.
Collective Hill Country
Head to the Hill Country’s Montesino Ranch for one of the area’s most unique holiday experiences. The multi-course meal includes fried turkey and plenty of sides including a fall harvest salad, cornbread with jalapeño honey butter, truffled baby red potatoes, a root vegetable medley with goat cheese, and pumpkin mousse. For dessert, guests head out to the bonfire to make s’mores out of locally sourced chocolate. $90. Seatings at 1pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
For a luxe Thanksgiving, head to this upscale chain for a three-course dinner featuring delicacies like a petite filet mignon with a Cabernet demi-glace. Keep the wallet open for a $100 pour of Vérité La Joie 2012, a rare Bordeaux-style red blend served in a Riedel Performance glass that guests get to keep. Dinner starting at $45 for adults, $22 for kids. 11 am-8 pm.
Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa
Whether looking for a blow-out brunch or celebratory dinner, guests have plenty to choose from at this luxury resort. Brunch in the Hill Country Ballroom includes classic Thanksgiving fare like green bean casserole and pumpkin pie. Dinner at the Antlers Lodge restaurant is a more upscale affair with dishes like a farro salad with roasted hazelnuts and ginger vinaigrette, butternut ravioli, maple-glazed pork loin, and a selection of chef-inspired family sides. Brunch: $75 for adults, $65 for seniors aged 60 or older, $32 for kids ages 6-12, and free for children under 5. 10:30 am-2 pm. Dinner: $98 for adults and $78 for seniors. A kid-friendly version will be available for $20 for ages 12 and younger. 3-8 pm.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
Gather the family for dinner or lunch at this La Cantera favorite. Though the full menu will be available, diners might find it hard to resist the fixed price meal, which includes savory choices like butternut squash soup or honey crisp apple salad, roast bird with pan gravy, green bean almondine, sausage and sage cornbread stuffing, and cranberry relish. $45 for adults, $15 for kids, pumpkin cheesecake dessert available for $8. 11 am-9 pm.
This River Walk chophouse sticks with tradition for its elegant Thanksgiving feast. The prix fixe menu includes herb-roasted turkey breast and sides like creamy Yukon potato mashers, wild mushroom bread stuffing, and crispy Brussels sprouts. Cranberry jam and house blueberry muffins round out the meal and additional treats can be ordered from the regular menu a la carte. $50. 11 am-9 pm.
Zinc Bistro & Bar
Instead of going into a full turkey coma, keep a little pep for Black Friday shopping by opting for Zinc’s three-course meal. The menu includes choice of pumpkin butternut squash bisque or baby spinach and frisée salad, herb-roasted turkey, and dark chocolate bread pudding for dessert. $30. 11 am-2 am.