Thanksgiving is around the corner, so you should probably save yourself the stress of cooking a 10-pound turkey in your Beijing apartment.
Choosing to eat out or get delivery on this traditional holiday has been a growing phenomenon for Americans living in Beijing, and luckily there are more and more restaurants in the capital taking the occasion seriously by offering full service.
Whether you are going out or celebrating at home, we've got a dining guide for your last-minute decision.<
Casual meal at Blue Marlin
Blue Marlin offers a roast turkey set menu at 118 yuan (), which also includes a complimentary glass of white wine or gluhwein. A whole roast turkey is priced at 120yuan per kilo and is available for take away. The Thanksgiving offers are available from Nov 24-27, and reservation one day in advance is required. Call 010-6462 9976 for details.
Traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet at Aroma
Enjoy the elegance and ritual of a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Aroma in the Ritz-Carlton Beijing, with traditional roast turkey, sumptuous seafood, and free flow of wine and beer. The buffet is 588 yuan per person and a whole giant turkey to go is 1,488 yuan. The dinner is available on Nov 24 only. Call 010 - 5908 8161 for reservation.<
Turkey time at Blue Frog
On Nov 24, Blue Frog will offer a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu at 195 yuan at its locations across China. The meal will include roasted turkey with corn bread stuffing, giblet plum gravy, mashed sweet potato and butter sautéed green beans. For an additional 35 yuan, you can round off the party with a slice of real American caramel pumpkin pie. Check out www.bluefrog.com.cn for the nearest location.
Enjoy the festive warmth at Greenfish
On Nov 24, enjoy the warmth of Thanksgiving with fresh and live seafood, turkey dishes and other festival delights at Greenfish, the buffet restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton Financial Street. Traditional stuffing, honey glazed chestnut, cranberry sauce and classic pumpkin pie are just some of items the dinner has to offer. The buffet is 588 yuan for adults and 344 yuan for children ages 6-12. Call 010-6629 6990 for more information or reservations.<
Thanksgiving dinner and live soccer matches at Q MEX
Mexican restaurant Q MEX will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu at 218yuan with a glass of red or white wine, or a draft beer. The sports-themed restaurant will also show two live soccer games from 8.30pm. The main dish features roasted turkey with mashed potatoes, traditional stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and caramelized baby carrots. The Thanksgiving dinner is available on Nov 24. Call 010-6585 3828 for details.
Thanksgiving feast at the St. Regis
Elevate your dining experience at Garden Court of the St. Regis and enjoy a lavish spread of roast turkey dishes, savory ham and comforting soups, and complete your evening with pumpkin pie and other luscious sweets. The buffet, available on Nov 24, is 420 yuan per person, including complementary white and red wine. Call 010 - 6460 6688 ext 2340 for details.
Buffet and 'Turkey to Go' at Marriott Beijing Northeast
For those who want to take their time and celebrate on the weekend, Beijing Bistro at the Marriott Beijing Northeast offers a Thanksgiving buffet dinner (398 yuan per person) on Nov 26, Saturday. The hotel also offers 'Turkey to Go' with tasty stuffing, sides and pies all ready for pick up. The giant ones (8-9kg) are 1,088 yuan and regular size (5-6kg) 888yuan. Call 010-5927 8312 for details.