Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of the year as we gather with family and friends to reflect on all the blessings we have been so fortunate to receive. A traditional Thanksgiving feast in Paris can be hard to find, but we have some great recommendations for you. These are popular venues, so we recommend you call or email right away to reserve your spot for Thanksgiving this year!
Mandarin Oriental Paris
This elegant 5 star hotel near Place Vendôme is offering a traditional three course dinner for a very reasonable €55 per person. Michelin-starred chef Thierry Marx oversees the menu, which will be available for three days from November 28th to 30th.
Entrée: Crispy truffle egg, butternut soup or Oysters Rockefeller
Plat: Roasted turkey breast with sweet potato purée and roasted chestnuts, green beans, and cranberry sauce
Dessert: Pumpkin pie
Address 251 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris
Telephone + 33 1 70 98 73 00
Hyatt Regency Paris Etoile – Restaurant La Fayette
This four star hotel offers a traditional three course dinner, and each course is paired with a selected glass of wine. Service is from 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm, and is reasonably priced at €52 with wine or €29 without wine.
Entrée: Pumpkin soup with crispy bacon and croutons (AOC Bourgogne 2009 Chardonnay <<Cuvée Elégance>>)
Plat: Roasted turkey stuffed with chestnuts, sweet potatoes (AOC Chinon 2012 Cuvée <<Les Galuches>> Domaine Jean-Maurice Raffault)
Dessert: Pecan Tart (Billecart Salmon Brut)
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O’ Chateau Wine Bar & Restaurant
This very popular venue offers wine tasting classes, an extensive wine bar and restaurant in a modern setting. They offer six days of Thanksgiving dinner served from November 25th to 30th, priced at €39 per person. O’ Chateau is centrally located northeast of the Louvre near Les Halles.
Entrée: Chestnut velouté
Plat: Traditional stuffed roasted turkey with macaroni and cheese, green beans and cranberry sauce
Dessert : Traditional apple pie
Very casual American cafe with a French twist, near Châtelet/Les Halles. They specialize in serving home-sick expats and you can count on Joe’s to celebrate all American holidays such as Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving … and even the Super Bowl! They offer an extensive Thanksgiving menu with a choice of 7 starters, 3 main courses, and 8 desserts for €46 per person.
Click here to view the complete Thanksgiving Menu.
Bistro St. Martin
This unassuming French bistro near Canal St. Martin pulls out all the stops for a traditional American Thanksgiving served over 3 days from November 28th to 30th and priced at €40 per person. They also prepare complete Thanksgiving dinners “to go”… perfect to savor at “home” in your Paris Perfect apartment! In addition, you can order a whole roasted turkey and pumpkin pie to go, if you crave Thanksgiving leftovers the next day.
Entrée: Savory carrot soup
Plat: Roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, butternut squash, cranberry sauce, pumpkin bread
Dessert: Pumpkin, pecan or apple pie
Breakfast in America
This casual American diner will serve the traditional Thanksgiving dinner on November 28th only, with seatings at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Reservations are accepted only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and dinner is priced at €32.95 per person.
Entrée: Homemade soup or salad
Plat: Roast turkey with gravy, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetable and cranberry sauce
Dessert: Choice of homemade pumpkin, pecan or apple pie
Thanksgiving Grocery – An American Grocery Store in Paris!
If you are the type that simply must prepare your own Thanksgiving dinner, this is the grocery store for you! Thanksgiving Grocery has been supplying “fresh, farm-raised turkeys to Parisians of all nationalities during the 4th week of November for over 25 years.” They stock all the traditional ingredients including sweet potatoes, cranberries, corn meal, stuffing mixes … even pecans and Karo syrup for your pecan pie!
Address 20, rue Saint Paul, 75004 Paris
Telephone +33 1 42 77 68 29
Turkey orders http://www.thanksgivingparis.com/holidayMenu_2013.pdf
Wishing you all a happy Thanksgiving from the Paris Perfect Team!
Many thanks to Mary Ann Grisham for this guest post for the Paris Perfect Blog.