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Five Midtown Houston Restaurants Where You Can Feast for Thanksgiving

Nov 23rd, 2015

Thanksgiving is a special holiday, but it’s a lot of work for the hosts around the country who take the reins on planning a meal. Are you thinking about taking a year off from putting the sweat, time, and dollars into preparing a Thanksgiving feast?

If you want to still enjoy a late November turkey with all the trimmings in the company of some of your nearest and dearest, here are some places you can eat a traditional(ish) Thanksgiving meal in Midtown Houston.

Artisans Restaurant

From 11 AM to 3 PM, Artisans Restaurant in Midtown Houston is hosting a French-inspired Thanksgiving feast. The menu features sweet potato soup; braised short ribs; wild rice crusted black cod; turkey breast roasted in cranberry compote, cream of mushroom, and yams; and pumpkin “opera” cake with bourbon ice cream and spiced ganache. Dinner costs 5 a person. Call ahead to make your reservation at this bastion of fine French dining, a five-minute drive from AMLI City Vista.

Brennan’s of Houston

Choose your own Thanksgiving culinary adventure at this storied Midtown Houston restaurant. For 0, choose from an elaborate menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Culinary influences range from traditional harvest to cajun to creole. Brennan’s of Houston’s Thanksgiving dinner is convenient, delicious, and just a short-drive from AMLI City Vista and AMLI Memorial Heights.

The Federal Grill

An American restaurant with a wide-ranging menu and excellent customer satisfaction, The Federal Grill is well-suited to prepare a finger-licking good Thanksgiving meal. Fortunately for those in search of a true feast that doesn’t require hours of food preparation and cleanup, The Federal Grill offers a full Thanksgiving spread.

Seating’s are at noon and 2:30 PM. Indulge in your choice of roasted bell pepper soup, salad, oven-roasted turkey or honey-baked ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, and homemade cranberry sauce. For dessert, take your pick between pumpkin and pecan pie. This meal is 9 for adults and 5 for children. The Federal Grill is just a five-minute drive from AMLI Memorial Heights.

Monarch Bistro at Hotel ZaZa

Monarch Bistro prides itself on sophisticated fare. Dine at this boutique hotel dining lounge this Thanksgiving, and you’ll be feasting on things like Texas quail with smoked butternut squash, candied sweet potatoes, and caramel pumpkin ale cake. Don’t worry, turkey is also on the a la cart menu. The restaurant is just a ten-minute drive from AMLI at City Vista.


The Quattro at the Four Seasons is a place some families choose to eat Thanksgiving dinner year after year. The spread features a large selection of traditional dishes and numerous others not traditionally associated with the holiday, such as black Angus tenderloin, slow braised stripe bass, and spelt sage risotto. You’ll be hard-pressed to save room for the acorn-themed dessert, but you’ll probably be happy if you do. Live piano music sets the mood for this event, and the supervised Kid’s Castle is a blessing for families with restless little ones. Quattro is just over five minutes from the Midtown Houston apartments at AMLI City Vista.

If you generally do most of the work preparing your Thanksgiving dinner and you would really like a break, take a year off and see how you feel. It may allow you to have a truly relaxing weekend. One filled with thanks and gratitude. Enjoy a meal at one of these restaurants or another fine Houston eatery helping patrons celebrate Thanksgiving this year.

Have you eaten out in Houston on Thanksgiving before? Recommend your favorite Thanksgiving meal in the comments.

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