Everyone has a favorite thing about Thanksgiving – the butter turkey on the table, making a wish on the wishbone, putting too much whipped cream on the pumpkin pie. But no one’s favorite thing is cleaning up after the biggest meal of the year. This year, why not let the professionals handle the cooking and clean-up, while you relax and enjoy only the best parts.
Several downtown restaurants are offering both their traditional menus as well as special Thanksgiving choices. The hours for individual restaurants are noted.
Boi Na Braza
Carew Tower, 441 Vine St.
Open 5 – 8:45 p.m.
Brazilian Steak House that preserves the unique way of cooking meat over an open flame. Boi Na Braza provides all you can eat for 40+ item salad bar that includes fresh greens, the finest cheeses, and an array of hot and cold specialties that could serve as a meal in itself.
Market District Buffet
JACK Casino Cincinnati
Open 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Buffet includes all the traditional Thanksgiving foods such as stuffing, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, Southern-style collard greens, sweet potatoes and slow cooked turkey, in addition to seven stations of international cuisine. The buffet is $28.99 and all ClubJACK J card members will receive 20% off simply by showing their card.
McCormick & Schmick's Seafood
21 East Fifth St.
Open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional roasted turkey dinner, with mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and more Thanksgiving favorites. In addition, the regular menu will be available, featuring their signature “Fresh Fish” highlighting an impressive number of fresh seafood varieties, in addition to aged steaks, poultry, entrée salads and pasta.
21c Hotel, 609 Walnut St.
Open 2 – 8 p.m.
Thanksgiving has never been so simple – or indulgent. Let us set the table for this year’s Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving!) feast. Friends or family alike can enjoy a family-style prix fixe menu centered around an Elmwood Stock Farm Roasted Turkey with rutabaga puree, charred cranberry relish and natural jus. If that doesn’t grab your gobble, an a la carte menu with your Metropole favorites will also be available. Three-course, prix fixe menu available for two or more people at $54 per person.
Morton’s the Steakhouse
Carew Tower, 441 Vine St.
Open 1 – 10 p.m.
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition and treat your family to a perfect steak dinner. Morton’s specializes in prime aged beef, fresh seafood, signature side dishes, and decadent dessert selections. Pair your expertly prepared meal with a selection from their award winning wine list, or allow their Certified Sommelier to assist you.
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 W. Fifth Street
Open 5:30 – 10 p.m.
The annual Thanksgiving buffet offers traditional favorites and features a creative selection of appetizers and entrees accompanied by an award winning wine list.
505 Vine St.
Open 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner, with stuffing, mashed potatoes, and other sides, with pumpkin pie for dessert or roasted prime rib in rock salt, plus menu of favorites including starters and shareables, and entrees and desserts.
The Presidents Room
The Phoenix, 812 Race St.
Open 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
The staff at TPR is hard at work putting all the small details to create an all day celebration of food and gratitude. Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu compiled of their most popular fall menu items and the traditional turkey dinner, featuring live music and gratitude for the good things in life.
580 Walnut St.
Brunch: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Dinner: 3 – 8 p.m.
Brunch buffet includes turkey and ham carving stations, with sides including assorted quiches, mascarpone & berry stuffed French toast, mashed potatoes, and macaroni and cheese. The plated dinner ($35) includes the regular dinner menu plus turkey and traditional sides.
JACK Casino Cincinnati, 1000 Broadway
Open 5 – 10 p.m.
A four-course, prix-fixe menu complete with live music by Sarah Francis Johnston for $40 a person. The prix-fixe menu will offer a Thanksgiving special of smoked turkey with Japanese sweet potatoes, herb stuffing, green beans and home-style gravy in addition to the current entrée selection.
Red Roost Tavern
The Hyatt Downtown, 151 W. Fifth St.
Open 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The menu will offer a special Thanksgiving features available at lunch along with a three-course meal for dinner, served family-style for $39/person. Executive Chef Chad Goudie infuses Red Roost Tavern with an innovative flair for thoughtfully sourced cuisine and fresh ingredients.
Ruth's Chris Steak House
The Banks, 160 E. Freedom Way
Open 12 – 8 p.m.
Ruth didn't believe a holiday should get in the way of a great dinner. Sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with sausage and herb stuffing, complete with your choice of starters and sides. Plus, they'll send you home with some Thanksgiving extras to enjoy the next day. Three-course dinner, $39.95, children's menu, $12.95.