Petrified of planning? Dislike dirty dishes? Insufficient space for seventeen siblings? Fear not - in Richmond and Midlothian, there is a veritable cornucopia worth of dining choices for those who choose to venture out on Turkey Day. So leave the leftovers for someone else to deal with, sit back and enjoy a delightful Thanksgiving meal - with none of the headache.
The following restaurants accept online reservations at OpenTable.com. Thanksgiving reservations are STRONGLY recommended, if not mandatory.
Bistro Bobette – Both traditional American Thanksgiving fare as well as French delicacies. 12-8pm. $42/person. 1209 E Carey St, Richmond 23219. 804-225-9116.
The Boathouse – Traditional Thanksgiving favorites like turkey and stuffing, also roast filet, monkfish, and other specialties. 12-5pm. $44/adults, $19/children 6-12, Free/under 6. Rockett’s Landing: 804-622-2628, 4708 Old Main St, Richmond 23231; Sunday Park: 804-744-2545, 4602 Millridge Pkwy, Midlothian 23112.
Bookbinder’s – Special three-course prix fixe menu. Along with a traditional turkey dinner, guests can enjoy dishes like She Crab soup, filet mignon with a classic hunter’s sauce, and pumpkin crème caramel. 1-5:30pm. $49/person. 2306 E Carey St, Richmond 23223. 804-643-6900.
Crossings - This is espcially helpful for those with loved ones staying at the Westin - the restaurant is right inside the building! Thanksgiving buffet from 10am-4pm, seated dinner from 4-10pm. 6631 W Broad St, 23230. 804-282-8444. Call for pricing.
The Dining Room at the Berkeley Hotel - For those looking for a fine dining experience this Thanksgiving, this is a great option. Spiced pumpkin bisque, orange- and pepper-rubbed leg of lamb, and Grand Marnier fudge are just a few of the tantalizing options. 11am-5pm. $49/person. 1200 E Carey St, Richmond 23219. 804-780-1300.
Maggiano's Little Italy - This local Italian cuisine favorite is featuring a special Thanksgiving Day menu with traditional favorites with the option of an Italian twist. Call for hours and pricing. 11800 W Broad St #2204, Richmond 23233. 804-253-0900.