Restaurant Roundup: Thanksgiving on Beacon Hill

For those who would rather relax outside of the kitchen tomorrow, there are several options for a holiday feast in a neighborhood restaurant.

The following are taken from press releases and restaurant websites:


In a throw-back homage to Boston’s great chefs (and her best friends), Lydia is bringing back a menu they collectively created for a Food & Wine Thanksgiving cover feature back in November 1997. Lydia will showcase Susan Regis’, Chris Schlesinger’s, Todd English’s, Gordon Hamersley’s, Jasper White’s and Jody Adams’ feast-worthy creations on a special tasting menu from 12-7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day at Scampo, while rounding out the table with her own Roast Heritage Turkey w/ Muscat Gravy and Anadama Bread & Fig Stuffing w/ Celery and Sausage Crackling.

Scampo Thanksgiving2011 

* * *

Lydia Shire’s Thanksgiving Dinner from

Food & Wine Magazine November 1997

* * *

Crystal Coated Walnuts

* * *

Japanese Unagi Canapes w/ Horseradish Crème Fraiche – Susan Regis

- or –

Oysters & Clams w/ Mango Mignonette Sauce – Chris Schlesinger *

* * *

Lobster w/ Nutmeg Vinaigrette and Chestnut Puree – Todd English

- or –

Curried Pumpkin Soup w/ Spicy Lentil Crisps - Gordon Hamersley

* * *

Roast Heritage Turkey w/ Muscat Gravy

Anadama Bread & Fig Stuffing w/ Celery and Sausage Crackling - Lydia Shire

- or –

Roasted Venison w/ Beach Plum Sauce – Jasper White *

- or –

Roasted Cod w/ Bacon and Spinach Stuffing – Jody Adams

Served family style:

mashed turnips & potatoes, fried brussel sprout leaves, maple glazed yams, creamed onions, Edmund’s ( Lydia’s dad’s ) cranberry sauce

* * *

Jennifer Gates Kaner’s Incredible Apple Pie w/ Vanilla & Lemon Peel

( and nary a trace of cinnamon!! ) 

three courses: 52 dollars; four courses: 68 dollars; children under 12: 21 dollars.


215 Charles Street

Boston, MA  02114

(617) 536-2100




Thanksgiving dinner
Noon – 6 p.m.

Enjoy Thanksgiving this year, by sharing this special holiday with your loved ones at the 75 Chestnut!

Thanksgiving Menu Selections

Harvest Pumpkin Bisque
with roasted pecans and goat cheese

Oven-Roasted Turkey
with our walnut stuffing, giblet gravy and Pilgrim cranberry-orange sauce. 
Served with garlic mashed potatoes, puree of butternut squash and tender string
beans with vegetable julienne

Choice of Desserts:

Apple and Cranberry Cobbler
served with cinnamon gelato

Pumpkin Pie
with whipped cream

Rum Raisin Pudding
with fresh berries and chocolate sauce

Three Course Meal: $55.00 per person
Taxes, gratuity and alcoholic beverages not included.


Noon to 6 p.m.

Enjoy Thanksgiving this year by sharing this special holiday with your loved ones at the Hampshire House!

Thanksgiving Menu Selections

Choice of Appetizers: Oven Baked Heirloom Pumpkin Bisque, Roasted Sweet Corn and Quahog Chowder, Caesar Salad, Library Grill Salad.

Choice of Entrees:Oven-Roasted Turkey, Herb-Crusted Salmon and Halibut Filet, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and Gulf Shrimp.

Choice of Desserts:Harvest Pumpkin Pie, Orchard Apple Pie, Library Chocolate Mousse, Rum Raisin Bread Pudding.

$55 per person excludes tax, gratuity and beverages.

For reservations please call 617-227-9600.



Thanksgiving Dinner

1 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Pumpkin Bisque
Almond Brittle, Pumpkin Oil

Fall Greens Salad
Chèvre, Pepitas, Pomegranate

Duck Confit
Grilled Radicchio, Sultanas, Fennel

New England Shellfish Stew 
Oysters, Littleneck Clams, Guanciale, Fresh Herbs

Country Pate
Assorted Pickles, Mustard and Baguette

2010 Domäne Wachau, Grüner Veltliner (Austria) or
2009 Château Pesquié Les Terrasses Rouge (Rhône Valley, France) 


Free Range Turkey Roulade
Sage and Chestnut Dressing, Mashed Fingerling Potatoes, Gravy and Fresh Cranberry Sauce

Faroe Island Salmon
Brussels Sprout Ragout, Parsnip Mousseline

Braised Berkshire Pork Shoulder
Cider Braised Celeriac, Frisée

Braised Beef Short Ribs 
Pearl Onions, Farm Carrots, Rutabaga

Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Brown Butter, Kabocha Squash, Kale, Pecorino

2006 Kinton Syrah (Santa Barbara County, California) or
2009 Château Moncontour Vouvray (Loire Valley, France) 

Holiday Accompaniments for Two

Green Bean Casserole, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Herb Roasted Butternut Squash


Pumpkin Chiffon Pie, Pecan Pie, Chocolate Mousse Torte, Selections of Farmstead Cheeses

N/V Yalumba Muscat “Museum Reserve” (South Eastern Australia) or
N/V Quinta de Noval 10 Year Porto (Douro, Portugal)

$55 per person (tax and autogratuity not included)

$29 per person for the wine pairing

Jan Paulsen November 24, 2011 at 05:09 PM
How can anyone justify these prices for a plate of turkey and the fixings? The least expensive place on the list only offers the entree (turkey, stuffing, cranberry, squash and potato) at prix fixe, while the customer has to order appetizer and dessert al la carte.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »