California: San Francisco Thanksgiving Dinner Dining Options

San Francisco Thanksgiving Dinner

Dining Options: Buffets, A-La-Carte or Pre Ordered Goodies….

For those that are staying locally in San Francisco I’ve compiled a list of a few of my favorite spots offering great Thanksgiving Dining, A La Carte Reservations or Catering Options. I hope this helps you have a Happy and Healthy San Francisco Thanksgiving Dinner.

The J.S.F.

Thanksgiving to-go 

Salumeria is offering a take-out Thanksgiving meal for those we want to enjoy a meal at home without worrying about all the preparations. Leave the heavy-lifting to Ne Timeas Restaurant Group this year by ordering a prepared dinner by their chefs. This entire feast will feed 4 to 6 people for $295 and includes all the prepared fixins’ such as a Pre-Brined Turkey, Butternut Squash Gratin with goat cheese and hazelnuts, pork sausage and fennel stuffing, Braised Brussels Sprouts with white wine and bacon, Turkey Giblet Gravy, and Cranberry and Quince Chutney. All food (with the exception of the pre-brined turkey) will be fully cooked and packaged in disposable containers with reheating instructions.

Thanks to Black Jet Bakery, you can add on your favorite pie or a bottle of wine to complement the meal. Each pie will be an additional $30. Any traditional wine will be $24.99 a bottle and premium will be $54.99 a bottle. Food will be ready for pick up on Wednesday, November 26th, between 2pm-6pm from Salumeria located at 3000 20th Street, San Francisco, CA. Orders must be placed by 7:00pm on Sunday, November 23, 2014 and can be made via or by calling 415-826-7001. 

4505 Meats is where I’ve ordered some of my Friendsgiving (A dinner party I’m hosting a week before Thanksgiving) options. They have amazing meats, sides…. so anything you order from here will be delicious.  Stay tuned as I recently did a Stage with their fabulous Chef Andrew which I’ll be sharing on the blog soon…..  Pre order online for pickup as early as Saturday, November 22nd, 2014. 

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Thanksgiving Dinners  

CLIFT will offer a special Thanksgiving dinner tasting menu at the hotel’s Velvet Room restaurant. Executive Chef Thomas Weibull partnered with local farmers and growers to produce a seasonal four-course menu where guests can choose between autumn dishes like Roasted Butternut Squash with smoked ham hock and ginger confit, Seared Day Boat Scallop with pumpkin risotto, and Sweet Pumpkin Tart with spiced pecans and maple ice cream. The Velvet Room will be open from 5:30pm-10:00pm on Thanksgiving and the tasting menu will be offered at $75 per person.

Presidio Social Club will be serving a traditional menu of a seasonal soup, turkey, stuffing, and of course, PSC pies (a choice of Classic Pecan Pie with Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream and Brown Butter Caramel Sauce or Spiced Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Whipped Crème Fraiche and Vanilla Crème Anglaise) for $59 per person.  Additional offerings include first of the season cracked Dungeness Crab and Local Oysters on the half shell. Fall cocktails are also available, featuring drinks such as the Root Old Fashioned with bourbon, Root liqueur, aromatic bitters, and orange.

Top of the Mark at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins enjoy the abundance of the fall harvest with a Thanksgiving brunch and dinner feast at Top of the Mark. Presented by Chef Nenad Stefanovic, the buffet will take place on Thursday, November 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will feature breakfast selections (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.), antipastos, raw bar, salads, soups, desserts, and more. Seasonal specials include Smoked duck breast with grilled persimmons, toasted pumpkin seeds and fig compote, Sherry-molasses Roast Beets with allspice crème fraiche, candied walnuts and tondo, pickled butternut squash and pancetta jam, and Roasted Free Range Turkey with orange-cranberry sauce and giblet gravy. Desserts will include traditional holiday delights along with Pumpkin foster martinis with diced pumpkin, apple brandy, cinnamon sugar and graham cracker cookie ice cream. In addition to the feast, entertainment will be presented by Michael Athens and Ricardo Scales on piano and a “Little Explorer” petting zoo will be in the lobby from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Top of the Mark’s Thanksgiving brunch and Thanksgiving dinner is $119 per adult and $59 per child (ages 4 — 12). Reservations are required. Please call 415-616-6941.

Palio d’Asti  will be ppen 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Serving a four-course Italian American prix fixe holiday menu, $62.00 per person, children under 10 pay their age, all excluding tax and gratuity. The menu will include a choice of poached prawns, tomato concasse, horseradish and lemon or a salad of radicchio, fennel, roasted beets, walnuts, orange segments and goat cheese vinaigrette or butternut squash with bacon, bourbon and chestnuts; followed by heritage tom turkey with braised dark meat, roasted white meat, mixed white and dark meat, turkey gravy, truffled mashed potatoes and green beans almandine or ravioli di zucca or pan roasted red snapper or roasted cross rib of beef; plus, served family style, sweet potatoes, cottecchino sausage stuffing, wild mushroom ragout and orange cranberry chutney; and for dessert, traditional pumpkin pie or pecan pie “cannoli.” 640 Sacramento Street, San Francisco CA 94111. For reservations call 415.395.9800 or visit on

Thanksgiving Dining Reservations for A La Carte Dining

Le Colonial – Open 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Serving their regular a la carte menu plus Thanksgiving inspired a la carte holiday specials including Soup Bi Nuong ($11.00) with roasted kabocha, tomato, leeks, Dungeness crab meat, crème fraĂ®che, scallion oil and fried shallots; Goi Muc ($14.00) with grilled Monterey squid, Pearson Ranch pink pomelo, shaved fennel, frisĂ©e and a passion fruit vinaigrette; and Xoi Don Ga Rut Xuong ($29.00) with a baked boneless Cornish hen stuffed with sticky rice, shiitake mushrooms, sausage and scallions, over sautĂ©ed Swiss chard. 20 Cosmo Place, San Francisco CA 94109. For reservations call 415.931.3600 or visit on

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