Thanksgiving is a quintessential American tradition, where families (or friends!) get together to celebrate the day by counting their blessings, being grateful for the big and small things, and most importantly, by cooking up a lavish meal that sees at least three to five side dishes, multiple desserts, and the star of the show—the roast turkey. The festival, much like Christmas, has seen itself adapted by different cultures around the world, because why not—it’s all about gratitude, great food, and spending time with loved ones.
If you’re looking to celebrate Thanksgiving in the city, we’ve rounded up the restaurants that are offering special menus for the occasion.
Slink and Bardot
Slink and Bardot, the chic restaurant on the fringes of Worli Village is hosting a special Thanksgiving dinner, so get ready to indulge with family and friends. From grazing tables with cheese, baby potatoes, and fresh fruits that come with crackers and bread, to the more elaborate spread with classics like scallion mashed potatoes, charred brussel sprouts, and roasted asparagus, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Non-vegetarians shouldn’t miss the true star of Thanksgiving—the roasted turkey. At the restaurant, you can pick a spiced cranberry sauce or gravy to go along with it. If you’re bringing your kiddos along, then they’ll love special dishes from the kids menu, like chicken tenders, baked mac and cheese, and spaghetti Bolognese. Round up your feast with your favourite dessert—from the butternut squash pie to the apple crumble pie, and sip on fun cocktails like the melon and mint sangria.
When: November 24, 6:00 pm onwards.
Where: Thadani House, 329/A, opposite Indian Coast Guard, Worli Village.
Loci and Toot
If you can’t wait to dig into a delectable Thanksgiving spread complete with roast chicken, shepherd’s pie, and spaghetti and meatballs, then head to Loci and Toot. The café and bar tucked away in the bylanes of Bandra serves up casual European fare but they have brought a bit of America to the table with their Thanksgiving special. Snack on shrimp cocktails and cheese potato roulades, move on to the hearty mains and complete your meal on a sweet note with a warm slice of apple pie. If you would like to take your dining experience to the next level, then you can get the chef to carve the roast chicken at your table, just remember to inform the restaurant 24 hours prior.
When: November 23-November 27
Where: Shop No. 2, Sangrila Vaibhav CHS LTD Plot, 616, 14th Road, Khar West.
Bastian is known for serving up delicious American fare in Mumbai, so it’s no surprise that their Thanksgiving menu sticks to the classics—roast turkey, ham, pork ribs, stuffing, gravy and mash potatoes—all find their way onto its festive menu, along with pies. They have also curated special cocktails to complement your meal, so if you’re looking to get a taste of an authentic Thanksgiving, you know where to head to.
When: November 24, dinner only.
Where: Kamal Building, B/1, New, Linking Road, next to Burger King, Bandra West.
Seven Kitchens, The St. Regis
Seven Kitchens in The St. Regis is hosting a festive brunch just in time for Thanksgiving, and the menu is conceptualised by Chef Paul Kinny, director of culinary of The St. Regis. Expect all your favourites—from roasted whole turkey to honey-glazed ham. They also have a special Marriott Bonvoy On Wheels turkey box if you want to ring in the festival with your loved ones from the comfort of your home.
When: November 27, noon onwards.
Where: 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
Poco Loco Tapas and Bar
Poco Loco Tapas and Bar, the Spanish-Mexican restaurant with branches in Khar and South Mumbai is bringing a traditional Thanksgiving menu that you wouldn’t want to give a miss. The restaurant has delighted patrons with its gastronomical offerings and has a Thanksgiving spread from November 24 to November 27. Dig into dishes like mince turkey meatballs, pulled turkey tacos, Mexican corn ribs with cilantro mayonnaise, and more. There’s a roast cranberry and turkey salad too, that gives a delicious twist to the two traditional Thanksgiving dishes. Sample the cocktails too—the potent vino Granada is a concoction of homemade wine, whiskey, and pomegranate and the mellower rose epumosa has rose-infused liquor paired with sparkling wine and elderflower.
When: November 24-November 27
Where: Ground Floor Hotel Shubhangan 21st Road, Off, Sangeet Samrat Naushad Ali Road, Khar West and 9, N S Patkar Marg, Hughes Road, Gamdevi,.
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