The season of giving is upon us, and with it brings the stress of cooking the infamous Thanksgiving day meal. This year, enjoy the food, family, and festivities (without the clean-up!) at one of these local Cincinnati eateries.
*Editor’s Note: This story was updated Nov. 11, 2019.
- There may be no better place in the city to celebrate Thanksgiving than Lebanon’s The Golden Lamb. The historic building provides a quaint yet refined backdrop for sharing a three-course menu of dishes like a salad of mixed greens, smoked cheddar, candied pecans, and green apple and mushroom ravioli featuring charred carrots and pecorino cream sauce. Don’t forgo one the Inn’s pies, like the famous Shaker Sugar Pie with caramel and whipped cream, and a glass or two of their extensive selection of wine and local beer. Prices vary by selection. 11 a.m.- 6:30 p.m., 27 S. Broadway, Lebanon, (513) 932-5065, goldenlamb.com
- Thanksgiving at Metropole is sure to be tasty, but nontraditional. You can choose from a three-course prix fixe of items like burnt carrot salad, blue oven stuffing, and the piece de resistance— a turkey from Kentucky’s Elmwood Stock Farms. Finish with pumpkin cheesecake topped with pecan and pepita brittle and sorghum whipped cream. 7 – 12 a.m., 609 Walnut St., (513) 578-6660, metropoleonwalnut.com
- Enjoy the best view of the city from the rotating rooftop restaurant, while feasting on holiday favorites like turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes at Eighteen at the Radisson. Appease the picky eaters in your family by letting them pile their own plates. 668 West Fifth St., Covington, (859) 491-5300, 18dining.com
- In addition to hearth-roasted turkey, Parker’s Blue Ash Tavern offers prime rib with horseradish and au jus. The buffet is filled with all the Thanksgiving favorites like mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, traditional stuffing, a seafood bar, and a selection of desserts. 12 – 7 p.m., 4200 Cooper Rd., Blue Ash, (513) 891-8300, parkersblueash.com
- Head to The Market for a modern American Thanksgiving. Twists on traditional favorites like free-range turkey, 16-Bricks Stuffing, and Pinot Noir cranberry sauce compliment the new restaurant’s funky interior. 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., 5345 Medpace Way, Madisonville, (513) 527-9960, opentable.com