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By Elena Kadvany

Where to dine out on Thanksgiving

Uploaded: Nov 19, 2013

For those of you who don't enjoy cooking, prefer to eat out on Turkey Day or simply want to support restaurant staff working on the holiday, head to these local restaurants for a special holiday meal on Thursday, Nov. 28. This list is by no means exhaustive ? please comment if you know of any other Thanksgiving specials in the area.

Bistro Vida in Menlo Park is offering a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner for $39.50 per person. The regular dinner menu will also be offered. The restaurant is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
641 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 650-462-1686. www.distrovidamp.com

Buca di Beppo in downtown Palo Alto will serve a "Buca style" Thanksgiving with a traditional turkey dinner plus several Italian classics. Open at 11 a.m.
643 Emerson St., Palo Alto; 650-329-0665. www.bucadibeppo.com

Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar will serve a prix fix Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 10 p.m. View the menu here.
544 Emerson St., Palo Alto; 650-327-3161. www.gravitywinebar.com

Il Fornaio in Palo Alto is offering a "four-course feast with an Italian twist" for Thanksgiving. An a la carte menu will also be available. Make reservations online. See the menu here. $39 for adults; $18 for children 12 and under.
520 Cowper St., Palo Alto; 650- 853-3888. www.ilfornaio.com

Left Bank and LB Steak in Menlo Park will be open on Thanksgiving Day from noon to 8 p.m. serving various holiday food items. Left Bank will be serving a $41.75 four-course holiday prix fixe menu and LB Steak, a limited a la carte menu plus two holiday prix fixe four-course menus, one with turkey as the entrée for $50.50 per person and the other with rib roast as the entrée for $58.75. See the LB Steak menu here and Left Bank's, here.
All prix fixe menu items will also be offered on an a la carte basis and select regular menu items will be served at the bar. There will not be happy hour service at either restaurant that day. There will be a children's menu available to those 12 years and under at both restaurants.
Left Bank, 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 650-473-6543. www.leftbank.com
LB Steak, 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; 650-321-8980. www.lbsteak.com

MacArthur Park in Palo Alto will have a Thanksgiving buffet featuring a carving station, chilled seafood display, salad station, a range of "house specialties," traditional side dishes, house made desserts and cheese and fruit platters. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. $45 for adults; $24 for children 6-12 years; children under 5, free. View the menu here.
27 University Ave., Palo Alto; 650-321-9990. www.macarthurparkpaloalto.com

Madera at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park will be offering a prix fixe three-course menu.
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park; 650-561-1540. www.maderasandhill.com

Max's Café of Redwood City will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner including roasted turkey, cherry glazed ham, sausage dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy with cranberry sauce.
1001 El Camino Real, Redwood City; 650-365-629. www.maxsworld.com

Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar will be serving a traditional three-course Thanksgiving Day meal from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. $48 per person.
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park; 650-330-2790. www.menlogrill.com

Morocco's Restaurant in Mountain View will be open all day on Thanksgiving, offering holiday menu items, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Reserve a table online.
873 Castro St., Mountain View; 650-968-1502. www.moroccosrestaurant.com

Reposado Restaurant in Palo Alto will be serving a three-course holiday meal featuring a traditional turkey dinner as well as other "specialties."
236 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto; 650-833-3151. www.reposadorestaurant.com

Ristorante Don Giovanni in Mountain View will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., free of charge.
235 Castro St., Mountain View; 650-961-9749. www.dongiovannis.com

Scratch in Mountain View will have a three-course holiday menu, featuring a traditional turkey dinner as well as other "specialties."
401 Castro St., Mountain View; 650-237-3132. www.scratchmtnview.com

Scott's Seafood at Town & Country Village will serve a traditional three course Thanksgiving dinner. $32 for adults; $16 for children under 10.
855 El Camino Real #1, Palo Alto; 650-323-1555. www.scottsseafoodpa.com

Spalti Ristorante in Palo Alto will be open from 2 to 9 p.m. for Thanksgiving dinner.
417 S. California Ave., Palo Alto; 650-327-9390. www.spalti.com