The following Seattle restaurants will be serving up holiday feasts this year. Be sure to call ahead as some require reservations. Prices shown do not include tax and tip.
AQUA by El Gaucho – (2 pm – 8 pm). Starters: Creamy Seafood Chowder, Spicy Crab Bisque, Caesar Salad, Seasonal Green Salad. Entrees: Traditional Turkey Dinner with all of the trimmings, Surf and Turf, Niman Ranch Pork Porterhouse Steak, Jumbo Sea of Cortez Prawns, Plancha Seared Scallops, Filet Aqua, Gigantic Australian Rock Lobster, Frenched Rib Steak, Bone in New York Strip, Seared Sashimi Grade Ahi Tuna, Barents Sea Red King Crab Legs. Pumpkin Pie, Honey Spice Cake, Classic Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee, Bailey’s Bread Pudding, Seasonal Sorbet. 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70. Call 206-956-9171 for reservations.
ART Restaurant & Lounge – (11 am – 7:30 pm). Adults $85, Children $35. First: Baby Fall Lettuce, G&D Smoked Salmon Tartar, Duck Prosciutto, Caesar Salad. Second: Spiced Cinerella Pumpkin Soup, Blue Prawn & Dungeness Crab Cake, Roast Squash, Fuyu Persimmons. Third: Traditional Roasted Organic Tom Turkey, Grilled Beef Striploin Steak, Roasted King Salmon, Lobster Crust, Barley & Cranberry Stuffed Squash. Dessert: Pumpkin and Pecan Pie, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Cinnamon Dusted Donut Holes, Warm Apple Ginger Molasses Cobbler. 99 Union Square. 206-749-7070.
BOKA Restaurant + Bar – Starters: Cinderella Pumpkin Soup, Fall Harvest Salad, Taylor Shellfish Farms Mussels, Grilled Flatbread, Roasted Mission Figs, BOKA Caesar Salad, Ahi Tuna Poke, BOKA Salad. Mains: American Heritage Turkey, Mushroom and Feta Strudel, Northwest Cioppino, F/V St. Jude Albacore Tuna, Alaskan Weathervane Scallops, Southern Fried Stokesberry Farm Chicken, Long Valley Ranch Top Sirloin, Skagit River Ranch Pork Loin. Dessert: Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Lava Cake. 1010 First Avenue. 206-357-9000.
Cafe Flora – First: Vegetable Consume with Roasted Vegetable Apple Dumplings. Second: Pumpkin Carpaccio, Spiced Tieton Farm Goat Cheese, Cranberry Walnut Crostini, Persimmon Chutney. Third: Acorn Squash with a Cauliflower Walnut Pate, Smashed Rhutabega and Heirloom Potato, Wild Mushroom Gravy, Braised Red Cabbage, Spoon Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Chutney, or Savory Gourgere Stuffed with Roasted Parsnip, Brussel Sprouts, Crispy Chanterelle Mushrooms, Delicata Squash, Greens and a Wild Mushroom Duxelle in a Rich Porcini Mushroom Cream Sauce. Fourth: Cranberry Apple Cheesecake or Pecan Mocha Tart. 2901 E. Madison Street. 206-325-9100.
Copperleaf Restaurant – (12 pm – 8 pm). $65 Adults, $32.50 Kids 6-12, Kids 5 and under eat free. Northwest wine pairings are optional with each course for an additional $25 per person. Starters: Cider-Braised Honeycrisp Apples, Hand-Cut Truffle Agnolotti. Entrees: Caramelized Diver Scallops, Bacon-Wrapped Kurobuta Pork, Painted Hills Short Ribs, Roast Turkey. Dessert: Honey-Poached Cranberry Strudel, Pumpkin Panna Cotta. 18525 36th Avenue South. 206-214-4282.
Copperleaf Restaurant – (1 pm – 8 pm). $42 Adults, $15 Kids 12 and under. Cold Selections: Antipasto Platter, Grilled Pita, Pesto Pasta Salad, Seasonal Greens, Chicken-Apple Salad. Hot Selections: Maple Brined Turkey, Pineapple-Rum Glazed Pit Ham, Grilled Marinated Beef Tri-Tip, Butternut Squash Ravioli, Candied Yams, Brussels Sprouts, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Gravy. Desserts: Pumpkin, Pecan and Mincemeat Pies. Lemon Tarts. White and Dark Chocolate Brownies, Apple Crumble Tart, Fresh Whipped Chantilly Pie. 4th & Lenora. 206-777-1990.
Palisade – (1:30 am – 8 pm). Adults $55, Seniors $49, Children under 5 eat free. Starts: House Smoked Salmon, Local Oysters, Housemade Pastries, Cured Meats & Local Cheeses, Seasonal Fresh Fruit, Cider Steamed Mussels, Local Dungeness Crab, Gulf Shrimp, Chilled Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Slow Roasted Mixed Nuts. Soups & Greens: Butternut Squash Bisque, Poached Pear Salad, Waldorf Salad, Quinoa Salad, Roasted Heirloom Squash Salad, Kale & Apple Salad. Carving Station: Diestel Farms Roasted Heirloom Turkey, Apple Wood Rotisserie Prime Rib, Steamship Duroc Roasted Pork. Accompaniments: Oyster Dressing Grand-Mere, Port & Cranberry Sauce, Vanilla Bean Whipped Sweet Potatoes, Maple Roasted Root Vegetables and more. Sweet Endings: Butterscotch Bread Pudding, Apple Strudel, Flourless Chocolate Cake, Classic Pumpkin Pie, Texas State Fair Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Cookies, Brown Sugar Cranberry Tart, Apple Cider Cream Pie, Seasonal Dessert Shots. 2601 West Marina Place. 206-285-1000.
Ray’s Cafe – Thanksgiving Buffet. First Seating 11 am, Last Seating 8 pm. Reservations required. Adults $40, Children ages 5-11 $20, Children under 5 free. Seasonal Salads, Northwest Antipasto, Seafood Buffet with Oyster Shucking, Snow Crab and Gulf Prawns, Oven Roasted Turkey with all the trimmings, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, Coho Salmon Sides, Variety of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Dessert Table and more.