By Angela Ye
For those in Shanghai who want to experience a delicious, drool-worthy Thanksgiving feast this year, restaurants and hotels all over the city are cooking up a little something to commemorate the holiday.
We’ve created a hand-picked list of where to get the most delicious Thanksgiving meals in town.
And if you’re up for some post-dinner excitement, make sure you make it out to BEAN’s Rocksgiving at Yuyintang, featuring seven of Shanghai’s finest local bands, including Boys Climbing Ropes and Rainbow Danger Club.
You can throw your holiday weight worries out the window with us, because we’ll help you sweat those out all those calories!
Dakota How does a roasted organic turkey lathered in cranberry orange relish and gravy sound? Dakota will be pairing their turkey with roasted fall harvest salad, butternut squash gratin, garlic mashed potatoes and more. Call 138-1729-1862 for bookings.
380RMB (500RMB includes free flow wine for 2 hours), 160RMB (kids under 12) // 6:30pm first seating (free glass of wine), 8:30pm second seating // 38 Donghu Lu, near Xinle Lu ( 东湖路38号, 近新乐路)
Avalon Wood Grill and Wine Bar Avalon understands that Thanksgiving is a family holiday, sp they’ve provided a special kid’s corner so parents can feast in peace. On the menu is a parsnip puree with ricotta dumpling, classic roast turkey with sides of chestnut stuffing and sausage, french green beans, buttermilk mash, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy. To top off this delicious meal is the icing on the cake, spiced pumpkin cheesecake. Call 021 5382 0862 for bookings.
298RMB plus a glass of wine, 85RMB kids // 5:30pm // 2/F, 139-19 Changle Lu, near Ruijin Lu (长乐路139-19号2楼, 近瑞金路)
Boxing Cat Brewery Don’t just get a taste of Thanksgiving, come to Boxing Cat Brewery for a full-on feast. Chef Kelley Lee is preparing a huge meal featuring pumpkin soup, drunken fall plum salad, a candied spiced sweet potato casserole, bacon-sauteed brussel sprouts, truffel herb mashed potatoes, butter-roasted turkey and a holiday ham, and apple and pumpkin pies for dessert! Call 159-0057-2723 for bookings.
400RMB free flow beer and wine (100RMB for kids) // 5:30pm and 8:30pm // 82 Fuxing Xi Lu, near Yongfu Lu (复兴路82号, 近永福路)
Chicha All these traditionally American thanksgiving dishes may be great and all, but for those who are craving a little extra flavor, Chicha is offering a “Miami-style” feast. Starting off, they’ll have Ecuadorian shrimp ceviches, Latino chopped salad, and Oysters Vargas, followed by Miami-style pumpkin soup and roasted turkey with chorizo and sweet potato. Vanilla-orange flan, a mini pumpkin tart, and flourless chocolate cake are available to top the meal off. Call 159-0057-2723 for bookings.
250RMB, 350RMB for free flow Peruvian beer, sangria and mojitos (even the drinks are fancy!) // 5pm // Sinan Mansions, Block 33, 47 Fuxing Xi Lu (思南路47弄33号, 近复兴西路)
Madison What better way to spend thanksgiving than at Madison, one of the best American spots in the city? Chef Austin Wu has prepared a special 5-course meal which will feature a twist on truffled pumpkin soup, poached turkey breast, a turducken roll and a pumpkin parfait for your sweet tooth. The Thursday dinner will be followed by their regular all-you-can-eat Sunday supper, that’ll feature a Thanksgiving-style traditional turkey roast. Call 021 6437 0136 for bookings.
500RMB (one glass of bubbly) // 7pm // 3/F, 18 Dongping Lu, near Hengshan Lu (东平路18号, 近衡山路)
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