Holidays in Houston: Delicious Meals & Deals
Are you looking for the perfect place to enjoy Thanksgiving? What about fun, post turkey day festivities for the family? Houston has a variety of hotels and restaurants offering special, non-traditional Thanksgiving menus, Black Friday discounts and Cyber Monday deals.
Celebrate the Holidays in Houston with my guide to delicious Thanksgiving meals and holiday deals.
Vietnamese restaurant Le Colonial in River Oaks District will open their doors on Thanksgiving Day, and welcome diners who don’t have home cooking in their plans. The new hot spot for authentic Vietnamese cuisine will offer guests a number of specials that day, along with their regular lunch and dinner menu. Specials include Smoked Turkey Spring Rolls with a creamy basil dipping sauce; Roasted Duck with a cranberry ginger sauce and wok fried Brussel sprouts; and Pumpkin Cheesecake with a brandy cumquat sauce.
Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE
800 Sorella Court
Hotel Sorella CITYCENTRE is ushering in the holiday season with a Cyber Monday deal, starting on Monday, November 28. The special, online-only winter rate – valid into the New Year – provide your out of town family and holiday visitors a one-of-a-kind hotel surrounded by boutiques and Houston’s best in dining and entertainment outside the loop. The Cyber Monday package offers up to 30% off of a Junior Suite in addition to complimentary continental breakfast, garage self-parking and Wi-Fi for stays between December 19, 2016 and March 31, 2017. Learn more and book Cyber Monday here.
1400 Eldridge Parkway
At Chef David Denis’ classic French restaurant, get a Thanksgiving meal with Gallic leanings. Sit back and relax as you let this Energy Corridor, tour-de-force take care of Thanksgiving for you and your loved ones. Priced at $55 per person, enjoy an impressive four-course feast, featuring starters like Veloute de Maos Aux Lardons, a velvety white corn soup, sour cream and crispy bacon julienne; followed by Strudel de Champignons Sauvages et Confit de Canard, a wild mushroom duck confit strudel with shaved brussels sprouts.
Entrée options include La Dinde Rotie, a roasted free-range turkey breast, with Le Mistral gravy, Swiss chard filled with traditional stuffing, caramelized bourbon sweet potato and homemade cranberry marmalade. For dessert, sink your fork into a Pumpkin Soufflé topped with spiced rum sauce and vanilla cinnamon whipped cream. An a la carte and children’s menu is available upon request. Reservations can be made between 11 am – 2 pm and 5 – 9 pm.
PESKA Seafood Culture
1700 Post Oak Blvd
Join Peska Seafood Culture for Thanksgiving dinner with a twist. On November 24th, PESKA is turning back the clock and serving a “traditional” menu with a variety of seafood and seasonal ingredients. Given the close proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday lighting ceremony and fireworks that starts at 7 pm, Peska makes it easy for guests to dine early and walk over to the festivities.
Priced at $60 per person, guests can delight in a three-course prix fixe menu with offerings like Mussels (served family-style), with smoked tomato, chorizo, white wine and toast; Whole Roasted Branzino; and Pumpkin Cheesecake. Family Style sides include, mashed potatoes, turkey gravy and green bean casserole. A $20 kids menu will also be available. Peska’s convenient Uptown location also offers early diners an easy walk to Houston’s 31st Annual Uptown Holiday Lighting Ceremony and firework show at 7 pm.
Peska’s Thanksgiving Day, Football + Family package offers a private “suite”, complete with flat screen, outdoor patio and three-course menu. PESKA’s private dining room is available all day for the family to eat, celebrate and enjoy. Reserve your dinner in advance to guarantee seating and availability by visiting www.peskathanksgiving.eventbrite.com. To book a private room, please call the restaurant at 713.961.9229.
Prohibition Supperclub & Bar
1008 Prairie St.
Keep your family and out of town guest entertained throughout Thanksgiving weekend at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar to enjoy show-stopping entertainment with a holiday twist. The downtown destination will be introducing their new holiday musical Tales of a Hard Nut, a burlesque-inspired adaptation of the timeless classic, The Nutcracker. Through veils of glistening snowflakes and song, their majestic odium transforms into the Stahbaums’ annual Christmas party. Guests are invited to savor seasonally-inspired cuisine, while partaking in holiday games and festivities.
The show runs every Friday and Saturday throughout the month of November with two seatings each evening – Friday, 7PM & 9:30PM and Saturday, 6PM & 8:30PM. To reserve your tickets visit: www.prohibitiontheatre.com
800 Sorella Court
Radio Milano’s Jose Hernandez welcomes the season with Thanksgiving dinners to-go, allowing customers to wow guests minus the mess. Serving 8 to 10 and priced at $300, the package includes pumpkin soup, green beans, Brussel sprouts, sweet potato puree, mashed potatoes, stuffed turkey, gravy, pumpkin pie and pecan pie. Orders must be placed by November 21. To reserve yours, call 713.827.3545.
For those wanting to dine out rather than in, Radio Milano is also ($45 per person) offering a three-course, prix fixe Thanksgiving lunch menu from 10 am until 3 pm on November 24. Highlights include Sunchoke Creamy Soup with smoked salmon, salmon rose and chives; Roasted Turkey Breast with green beans, sweet potato mash and cranberry cake; and Pumpkin Pie with marshmallow and vanilla ice cream.
Royal Sonesta Hotel
2222 West Loop South
Kick off the holidays with a bang that won’t break the holiday shopping budget with the Royal Sonesta Houston Uptown Lighting Black Friday package. Not only will you enjoy a prime, rooftop location for the annual Thanksgiving eve Post Oak Blvd. tree lighting and fireworks spectacular, along with champagne, hot chocolate and desserts for two, but you’ll also be ideally positioned steps from The Galleria to get an early start – without the hassle of parking – on Black Friday shopping.
Priced at just $99 for the night, the package includes luxurious, double occupancy accommodations, complimentary self-parking and a 4 pm late check-out. Extend the celebration through the weekend for only $79 per additional night.
The Westin at the Woodlands | CURRENT
The Westin at The Woodlands gets an early start on Thanksgiving Day with a festive a la carte brunch offered from 10 am until 4 pm. Indulge in beginnings like Butternut Squash Soup with cinnamon crème fraiche and spicy pumpkin seeds; or Lil’ Emma’s Crispy Calamari with fresh Gulf calamari, peppadew peppers and lemons, roasted tomato basil sauce, lemon infused Old Bay remoulade and scallions. Brunch selections include Stuffing Eggs Benedict, traditional holiday stuffing cakes topped with tow poached eggs and spiced Hollandaise sauce; and Pumpkin Bread French Toast, house made pumpkin bread with maple glaze and candied pecans.
Guests can also indulge in lunch items like the Turkey & Pear Sandwich made with house roasted turkey breast, poached pears, cranberry jelly, Boursin cheese and artisan pecan and cranberry bread; and Grilled Bay of Fundy Salmon with Yukon gold whipped potatoes, green bean casserole and orange butter sauce.
– Happy Holidays from Gristle & Gossip!