Time Out has some ideas for Thanksgiving in Dubai, including the best dinner deals, drinks offers and more at American restaurants across the city
By Time Out Dubai staff24 November 2016
Thanksgiving. That quintessential American tradition many of us have grown accustomed to seeing on our favourite Hollywood films and TV shows. But even if you don’t hail from the U.S. of A, Dubai's Thanksgiving offering is varied and open to all.
Here are some of the best Thanksgiving deals available this Thursday November 24 in Dubai (plus a few takeaway juicy turkey options!).
Head to DIFC for some gourmet Thanksgiving treats at Firebird Diner, including pumpkin soup, turkey breast and giblet gravy, truffle mac and cheese and not forgetting, the all traditional pumpkin pie! Guests can enjoy the patriotic-themed menu for lunch and dinner or enjoy a themed ‘Thursday Night Blues Brunch’ from 7pm with food and drink for up to 3 hours once the party is seated. A live swing band will perform three scintillating sets from 8.30pm -11pm. November 24.
This stylish gastropub in JBR will be serving up a special Thanksgiving menu including prawn cocktail, traditional roast turkey/roast rib/beef and apple crumble to cap it off. November 24, midday to 11pm. Dhs190 per person for a la carte or a three-course meal.
This funky spot in DIFC pays culinary homage to the street food vendors of New York City, so what better choice for a Thanksgiving meal than one with a Big Apple twist? In fact, Baxzar will be offering both a sit-in and ‘take it home’ menu, both encompassing classics such as Brussels sprouts, roasted acorn squash, buttermilk mash, cranberry sauce, turkey stuffing and the crown jewel of the feast, roasted honey glazed turkey. Thanksgiving Takeaway Menu, available 15th to 30th November, Dhs595, serves up to six people. Order and pay 48 hours in advance. Sit-in menu Dhs300 per person. For groups of 8 and above. Booking required 48 hours in advance.
For a more budget Thanksgiving feast, book a table at this Americana-themed crab shack in Downtown. The menu comprises pumpkin soup, roasted turkey breast in gravy and cranberry sauce, stringy beans, honey roasted maple carrots and more. Dhs229 for three-course set menu. Children’s menu Dhs129. November 24.
For some Thanksgiving fine dining, visit this upmarket steakhouse in The Address in Marina. They’re offering a three-course menu, with plenty of meaty choices such as lamb lollipop with blackberry demi glaze, petite filet served with tarragon herb butter and of course roast turkey with gravy. The soundtrack to the Thanksgiving weekend will be provided by foot-tapping piano man David Angelo, with his impressive repertoire of music from New Orleans Jazz to classic ballads. November 24-26, Dhs450 for set menu, Dhs650, takeaway menu, Turkey and all the trimmings: Dhs650 (for up to 6 guests). Book 48 hours in advance.
Surf and turf it this Thanksgiving at the Movenpick in Ibn Battuta Gate. Their Thursday Night Live and Friday Night Roast evening brunches will see guests choosing from an array of live cooking stations including Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings as well as the regular roasts and seafood choices. A live band sets the mood on both evenings. November 24 and 25, 6.30pm-11pm. Dhs225 for soft drinks package, Dhs325 for house beverages package.
Have a Moroccan-themed Thanksgiving buffet with a feast of international restaurants featuring Arabic, Italian, Indian and Pan-Asian food. There will be a seafood and oyster ice bar, live carving stations with a special Thanksgiving turkey and a lavish dessert room. Younger guests can also have their very own “Power Bites” snack buffet section and enjoy a range of entertainment throughout the afternoon; including bouncy castle, face painters, movie theatre and interactive activities. There’s also the ‘Turk-Away’ option for people looking to take their Thanksgiving family dinner home. Dhs325 per person with free flow soft beverages, Dhs425 per person with free flow selected house beverages and Dhs599 per person with selected house beverages and French bubbly. Dhs160 for children between the ages of 7 to 12 years Dhs45 for children between the ages of 3 to 6 and free for children up to 2 years of age. Thanksgiving Turk-Away – Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November. Dhs650 for 7-8 Kg, Dhs850 for 9-10 Kg.
This international buffet in JBR will be dropping its brunch prices for Thanksgiving. 24 November,6.30pm-11pm, Dhs595 for Premium package, inclusive of bubbly, selected grape beverages, hops, regular house beverages, selected cocktails, house water and non-alcoholic beverages. Dhs475 for Deluxe Package, inclusive of selected grape beverages, hops, regular house everages, selected cocktails, house water and non-alcoholic beverages. Dhs350 for Standard Package, inclusive of house water and non-alcoholic beverages. Dhs155 per child (4 to 12 years).
If you love Thanksgiving but hate the work involved, this bakery-meets-diner is offering a takeaway menu including roast turkey with stuffing and other favourites that can be mixed up with the regular dishes on the menu. Perhaps Clinton Street Baking Company’s biggest Thanksgiving sell is its pie baking expertise: pumpkin pie, nutty, buttery pecan pie or fruity, apple pie, there are loads to choose from! Clinton Street Baking Company’s Downtown branch is also offering a sit-down menu on the day. November 24, 4pm-11pm.
Enjoy Thankgiving favourites at this popular brunch spot close to DXB. Roast turkey, gammon ham, pumpkin soup, barbeques and much more will be on the menu. It’ll be followed by a Garden Party for those who want to continue the party. Happy Hour on the patio will be on from 3:30pm to 7:30pm with a 20 per cent discount on all beverages. Dhs499 per person. November 25, 12.30pm-3.30pm.
This DIFC NYC-style gastro pub is offering a spread of Thanksgiving favourites both in house and to take home. November 20 to 24. Business lunch 12pm to 4pm, Dhs75 per person. Turkey platter, Dhs90 per person, noon-1am. Takeaway platter with all the trimmings Dhs550, 6kg Must be pre-booked.
In line with its American theme, Original Wings and Rings will be serving an open-buffet style of traditional dishes- turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and plenty more Thanksgiving treats. November 24, 6pm to closing time, Dhs169 per person, includes half a bottle of grape.
This American-inspired bar and grill in Madinat Jumeirah will offer customers a Festive Box hamper with a choice between a 6kg or 11kg smoked turkey and a selection of four traditional sides, from roast potatoes to classic holiday staple candied yams. Desserts include Pecan Pie, Christmas pudding or even mince pies. The in house menu is just as good and there’s even an option for vegetarians. Thursday 24th November 12pm – 11pm, Dhs250 per person. Takeaway Dhs650, 6kg, serves 4-6 people. Dhs895, 11kg, serves 7-10 people,November 15 – December 31.