Planning to dine out for Thanksgiving? You are far from unusual.
According to a 2017 National Restaurant Association survey, 9 percent of adults enjoyed a Thanksgiving meal at a restaurant last year. Of those, 31 percent said the restaurant they chose was one that they traditionally go to on Thanksgiving.
With two popular Thanksgiving restaurants closing their doors since last year, some folks are going to have to find a new tradition. The Holloway House in Bloomfield and Inn on the Lake in Canandaigua both have closed since last year.
The one drawback of dining at a restaurant is not having leftovers on hand for turkey sandwiches, but one area restaurant has creatively addressed that issue. For the past few years, D & R Depot in Le Roy, Genesee County, has offered people who dine at the restaurant leftovers to go at a nominal cost, packaged in microwaveable containers for easy reheating.
Because of the popularity of the day, diners are advised to make reservations well in advance.
Char Steak & Lounge at the Strathallan, 550 East Ave., Rochester, will serve a special a la carte menu, including Thanksgiving features, from noon to 7 p.m. For reservations, call (585) 461-5010. Its website is charsteakandlounge.com.
Erie Grill at the Del Monte Lodge, 41 N. Main St., Pittsford, will a serve a special Thanksgiving menu, as well as its standard menu, from 1 to 6 p.m. A roast turkey dinner will cost $39. Make reservations by calling (585) 419-3032 or online at eriegrill.com.
Nick’s Seabreeze Inn, 4581 Culver Road, Irondequoit, will serve a roast turkey dinner for $18.95 for adults and $13.95 for children under 10. Its holiday menu also has 11 other items ranging from lobster to prime rib. Dinner will be served from noon until 6 p.m. Call (585) 323-1950 or go to nicksseabreezeinn.com.
The Northside Inn, 311 N. Washington St., East Rochester, will serve a sit-down dinner from noon to 6:00 p.m. A turkey dinner with homemade fixings will be served at $19.95 for adults or $11.95 for children 10 and under; about a dozen other specials will be offered. Call (585) 248-3470 or go to thenorthsideinn.com.
Nucci's Italian Seafood and Steak House, 807 Ridge Road in Webster, will serve its full menu as well as turkey, ham and pork specials, from 12:30 to 8 p.m. The turkey, ham and pork dinners will be $25 including sides and soup or salad. Reservations are recommended; call (585) 347-4961.
Red Fedele’s Brook House, 920 Elm Ridge Center, Greece, will serve a buffet that includes carved turkey, ham and prime rib from noon to 5 p.m. The cost is $29 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for children ages 5 and under. Reservations are required; call (585) 723-9988. Find a full list of buffet items at fedelesbrookhouse.com.
Red Osier Landmark Restaurant, 6492 E. Main St., Stafford, Genesee County, will serve its regular menu from noon to 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Its special for the day will be a cranberry stuffed turkey breast dinner at $20 per person. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to local charities. For reservations call (585) 343-6972 or go to redosier.com.
Richardson’s Canal House, 1474 Marsh Road, Perinton, will serve three-course dinners from 1 to 6 p.m. in its 200-year-old historic building. The cost will be $59 per person. Reservations are required; call (585) 248-5000. Its website is richardsonscanalhouse.com.