Thanksgiving in Boston celebrated 5 ways

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Thanksgiving in Boston is a celebration you don't want to miss.

Thanksgiving is a time to celebrate the beautiful sentiment behind the good will shown to colonials. Long before the country was colonized, settlers arrived on America’s soil and the Native Americans welcomed them with open arms and a huge feast. It’s a tradition that American families acknowledge in their own way each year and celebrate with their unique traditions.

While most families put on a giant spread at home, some folks choose to take advantage of the local hospitality (and skip the clean-up and familial banter). Here’s a take on Thanksgiving from five Boston restaurants.

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Lavish buffets are most common at hospitality establishments at Thanksgiving.

Miel Brasserie

Situated in Boston harbor as the principal eating place of the InterContinental Boston, Miel puts a French twist on Thanksgiving by serving up a very Provençale buffet. Like you’d expect from any French restaurant, there is a fleet of food options for a multi-course extravaganza, but the pièce de résistance is the pie à la mode station.

The Bristol

Another delightful restaurant situated in the Four Seasons is the Bristol. Executive Chef Jessica Biederman customizes a buffet offering that celebrates Thanksgiving all day long. The brunch buffet kicks off with unique dishes like chicken cordon bleu hash and black truffle and comté eggs, then segues into lunch and dinner offerings with gourmet spins on your favorite Thanksgiving dishes.

The Industry

Nestled in Adams Village just south of Boston in Dorchester is the Industry, a lovely upscale eatery serving up a three-course meal this Thanksgiving for adults and children. There’s something for everyone on the menu including salmon, prime rib, and your traditional turkey and ham, and it’s perfect for an intimate meal.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving with lively music entertainment is the Beehive's staple.

The Beehive

The Beehive is a gem in the South End neighborhood of Boston with its artsy, speakeasy style décor and unique cocktails. It’s also the most lively place to be on Thanksgiving. The dining room is half performance space, where artists come to play reggae, jazz, and other delightfully loungey musical fusions. Reserve a table if it’s your dig to get down on Turkey Day.

The Zephyr

If you’re looking for beautiful views of Boston seated at the banks of the Charles River, then you may want to book your Thanksgiving reservation at the Zephyr on the Charles, a restaurant located in the Hyatt Hotel. There’s something for everyone on this New England style Thanksgiving buffet table, as well as beautiful views of fall on the Charles River.

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No Thanksgiving spread is complete without dessert.


How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? Many of us are working in establishments like the ones listed above. If you’re looking for an exciting career in hospitality, then get started by creating your profile on Grit and begin your job search.