Where to Eat Out on Thanksgiving in Sonoma County

Restaurants, cafes and grocers in Sonoma County are taking the work out of the holiday by offering Thanksgiving meals for dining in or takeout.

Don’t feel like doing all that cooking for Thanksgiving this year? Restaurants, cafes and grocers in Sonoma County are taking the work out of the holiday by offering Thanksgiving meals for dining in or takeout. Here are a handful across the county, with their specials.

Santa Rosa

John Ash & Co: For dining in. The menu isn’t finalized yet, but it will include a three-course prix fixe meal with six choices for starters, seven choices for entrees and four choices for desserts. $90 for adults, $45 for children 12 and under. Reserve a table by calling 707-527-7687. 4350 Barnes Road.

Glen Ellen

The Fig Cafe: Dine in for a three-course prix fixe meal from 1 to 6 p.m. Nov. 24. Start with Acme bread for the table and choose from fig and arugula salad, crispy Brussels sprouts salad or celery root bisque to start. Main course choices are roast turkey breast, pan-seared flounder, pot roast or roasted mushroom risotto. Dessert choices are poached pear or roasted pumpkin crisp. $60 for adults, $45 for children 10 and under. Add a wine pairing for $15; other beverages not included in the price. Make a reservation by calling 707-933-3000 or on resy.com. For more information, visit thefigcafe.com. 13690 Arnold Drive.

Glen Ellen Star: Order a meal for eight people for takeout. Available to pick up 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 24. The package includes a whole spatchcock Diestel Ranch turkey with gravy; chicory salad with honey crisp apple, pecans and Roquefort dressing; buttermilk mashed potatoes; sourdough-mushroom stuffing; caramelized Brussels sprouts; fresh baked rolls; maple-glazed cranberry-orange sauce; and pumpkin pie. $75 per person. Pre-order on glenellenstar.com and call 707-343-1384 for more information. 13648 Arnold Drive.


Dry Creek Kitchen: Three-course prix fixe dinner with optional wine pairing. The first course is a choice of sweet potato sformato, baby lettuce salad, chicory and squash, braised pheasant tortellini or kanpachi crudo. For the second course, choose from turkey breast roulade, delicata squash casarecce, pork chop, New York strip steak or bay salmon. Dessert options are pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter bar or apple tart. For an additional $16 per side dish, choose from pomme puree, herb-roasted sweet potatoes and Blue Lake bean casserole. 2 to 7 p.m. $110 for adults, $55 for children under 12. Reserve a table at drycreekkitchen.com. 317 Healdsburg Ave.

Spoonbar: From 2 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 24, dine in and choose from options on a prix fixe three-course menu. For the first course, choose from roasted cauliflower soup, Preston Vineyard radicchio salad, Belgian endive and beet salad, or tuna sashimi. For the main, choose from a turkey, Mendocino Petrale Sole, brined Niman Ranch pork chop, 10 oz. prime New York, or curried cauliflower steak. Lastly, dessert options include pumpkin pie or chocolate pot de creme. Children 12 and under can choose from a turkey dinner, cheeseburger and fries, or rigatoni with marinara. $79 for adults, $35 for children under 12. Reserve a table at spoonbar.com. 219 Healdsburg Ave.


Salt and Stone: A three-courses prix fixe menu with five to six choices for each course. For the first course, choose from two soups and three salads, including pumpkin and apple soup and Little Gem Caesar salad. For the second course, choose from Diestel Ranch turkey, prime rib, salmon, porchetta or roasted squash. Dessert choices include pumpkin cheesecake, butterscotch bread pudding, apple galette and other options. Prices vary from $45 to $70, depending on your choice of entree. Children under 10 dine for $20. Additional items such as a charcuterie and cheese board or truffle macaroni and cheese are available for purchase. Make a reservation at saltstonekenwood.com or call 707-833-6326. 9900 Sonoma Highway.

Tips Roadside: To-go meals available for pre-order, serving four people for a total of $240. The meal package includes the following: garlic and rosemary brined smoked turkey, slow braised smoke kissed ham shanks, baby kale and sweet spinach caesar salad, sauteed Blue Lake green beans, candied yams, house mashed potatoes, toasted corn bread stuffing, classic turkey giblet gravy, a basket of brioche butter-top rolls, and burnt whiskey laced orange-cranberry compote. A “Just the Sides” option is available for $140, serving four people. Add-ons include a slow roasted prime rib, traditional pumpkin pie, classic molasses pecan pie, or Disaronno carmel apple turnovers for an additional cost. The pickup is on Wednesday, Nov. 23 between 3 and 6 p.m. Order on tipsroadside.com. 8445 Sonoma Highway.

Sebastopol and west county

Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe: Takeout menu for the holiday coming soon on pascalinepatisserieandcafe.com. Executive chef and owner Didier Ageorges says, “You roast the turkey, we offer the sides and sweets options.” 707-823-3122, 4552 Gravenstein Highway N.

Agriculture Public House at Dawn Ranch: Dawn Ranch’s onsite restaurant will serve a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The menu will include dishes like Pumpkin Safe Arancini, Warm Butternut Squash Soup, Arugula Fig Salad, Honey Mustard Slow Braised Turkey and Grilled Portabello. The dinner experience ($65) can be booked by emailing dining@dawnranch.com. 16467 California 116, Guerneville, 707-869-0656, dawnranch.com


the girl & the fig: Offering a three-course prix fixe menu of Thanksgiving dishes with a twist. Choose from starters of fall squash salad, celery root and parsnip bisque or pear salad. For an entree, choose roast turkey breast, smoked short ribs, sauteed flounder or butternut squash risotto. Dessert choices are a chocolate nut tart, caramel baked apple or profiteroles. $72 for adults, $60 for children. $18 to add a wine pairing. Beverages not included. Make a reservation by calling 707-938-3634 or online at thegirlandthefig.com. 110 W. Spain St.

Layla Restaurant, MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa: Dine in from noon to 7 p.m. Browse a three-course prix fixe menu, with first-course options of tuna tartare with roasted squash, Swiss chard and feta phyllo pie or chop salad. Entree choices are Mediterranean Branzino, beef tenderloin, roasted turkey breast or butternut squash ragout. Shared side dishes for the table are buttered mashed potatoes, roasted acorn squash and smoked sweet potatoes. For dessert, there will be a variety of choices from the pastry chef. $110 for adults, $35 for children and $45 for wine pairings. Make a reservation at macarthurplace.com or call 707-938-2929. 29 E. MacArthur St.

Wit & Wisdom: For dining in, indulge in a three-course prix fixe dinner. For the first course, choose from cioppino, crab and endive salad, mixed greens or sweet potato agnolotti. For the entree, choose from turkey breast, Wagyu beef, sea bass or lobster pot pie. For dessert, choose from a chocolate bar, pumpkin sundae or cheesecake. Includes sides of Brussels sprouts, green bean casserole and pomme puree. $109 per guest. 1 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 24. Call 707-931-3405 or visit witandwisdomsonoma.com to make reservations.

Wit & Wisdom is also offering a takeout package for $225, which serves four to six people. The meal includes a wedge salad and sweet potato soup for starters; a whole Mary’s turkey (brined and ready to cook); side dishes of whipped potatoes, cornbread stuffing, Brussels sprouts and green bean casserole; and apple pie for dessert. For an additional cost, purchase premade cocktails ($35 for one bottle, which makes three cocktails) or a bottle of wine for serving. Order by emailing info@witandwisdomsonoma.com by 8 p.m. Nov. 20. 1325 Broadway, Sonoma.

El Dorado Kitchen: “Thanksgiving Takeaway Feast” available for pre-order by Nov. 17. The dinner includes the following: mixed greens with apples, beets, cojita cheese, pickled red onion, pepitas, and sherry vinaigrette; roasted free-range turkey with potato puree, brioche stuffing, brussels sprouts, sage gravy, and cranberry compote; and individual pumpkin pies. $65 a person before tax. Place orders online here: bit.ly/3WQ938y. 405 1st St.

On the coast

Drakes: Dine in for a prix fixe seasonally inspired menu created by Chef Damon Jones from 2:30 to 6:45 p.m. Nov. 24. For the first course, choose from kabocha squash bisque, organic field greens, or warm foraged mushroom bread pudding. For the second course, choose from rosemary-juniper berry brined and roasted turkey, honey-bourbon glazed Caggiano ham, cast iron skillet seared Creative King salmon, or roasted spaghetti squash and vegan nut Bolognese. For dessert, options include pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and chocolate Budino. $75 per adult.

Children’s offerings are available from 2 to 6 p.m. This is a three-course prix fixe meal, as well. Choose from crudite or kabocha squash bisque to start. For “The Main Event,” choose from roasted local turkey breast, a burger with cheddar, or chicken tenders. Ice cream sundae for dessert. $30 per child. Call 707-377-5010 or visit drakesbodegabay.com/menus to make a reservation. 103 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay.

Coast Kitchen: Three-course prix fixe menu for dining in. Start with roasted squash soup, beets carpaccio salad, or fresh local dressed oysters. For the entree, choose from Willie Bird turkey, homemade cavatelli, or California halibut. Family style sides include mashed potatoes, green beans, and wild rice and mushroom stuffing. For dessert, choose from a dessert duo of pecan apple pie and pumpkin cheesecake, or seasonal gelato or sorbet. $85 for adults, $40 for children 12 and under. Reservations required on coastkitchensonoma.com. 21780 Highway 1, Jenner.

Markets and more

Oliver’s Market: A complete holiday meal serving six to eight people. Allow two hours to heat the meal, which includes Diestel Ranch turkey, traditional holiday stuffing, mashed potatoes with chives, vegetable medley and dinner rolls. Add a pie for an additional cost. Order from oliversmarket.com.

Suncraft Fine Foods: Delivery. Order a takeout Thanksgiving-themed dinner package to be delivered within Sonoma Valley, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, east Santa Rosa or Oakmont. For more details including prices and menus, call 707-343-6016 or email feast@suncraftfinefoods.com.

Whole Foods: Order from a variety of Thanksgiving dishes and ready-to-cook meals and sides. Ready-made meals range in price from $49.99 for a vegan meal for two people to $569.99 for a Thanksgiving Extravaganza for 12 people, with a whole turkey, maple bourbon ham, stuffing, squash soup, empanadas, a shrimp platter, mashed potatoes and more. Other options include a surf and turf meal for four people ($199.99) and a whole roast turkey meal for four people with three side dishes and cranberry sauce ($109.99). Choose a store near you on wholefoodsmarket.com to place your order. Orders must be placed at least 48 hours before pickup date and time.

You can reach intern Lonnie Hayes at lonnie.hayes@pressdemocrat.com.