It’s hard to imagine a more beautiful place to celebrate Thanksgiving than the Napa Valley. The foliage is turning to reds and golds. The musky smell of crush is in the air. Pumpkins are adorning front porches and plump persimmons hang heavily from the trees. Many of the valley’s best restaurants are in preparation for the Thanksgiving feast, and reservations are going fast for Thursday, November 22.

Angele Restaurant & Bar in Downtown Napa presents a special pre-set Thanksgiving menu from 1- 8:15 pm, featuring choices with each course. Wine pairings are available to complement the menu.

The Meritage Resort and Spa offers Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 6 pm. Enjoy Executive Chef Vincent Lesage’s seasonal favorites, including roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, prime rib, assorted sushi and rolls, California wine country salads, desserts, and more. Children are invited to join the special kids buffet, cookie decorating and puppet shows.

Acacia House in St. Helena offers a festive Thanksgiving menu designed by Chef Chris Cosentino with dishes such as roasted turkey breast with confit roulades of legs (sausage & oyster stuffing, giblet gravy, Robuchon mashed potatoes, and cranberry jelly); roasted butternut squash soup (pumpkin seed pesto & fried sage); choice of sides including rutabaga meuniere, brulee sweet potatoes, and others, and choice of desserts including apple crostata, persimmon pudding or pumpkin pie. Seating is limited and reservations may be made via OpenTable.

Michelin-starred La Toque within The Westin Verasa Napa will present their 21st Annual Thanksgiving Feast, offering a selection of seasonal items and classic Thanksgiving dishes with a twist, including slow roasted Willie Bird turkey with wild mushroom roasted garlic gravy, chestnut herb stuffing, potato puree and steamed broccoli hollandaise, and more. The four-course Thanksgiving Feast will be served from 1-5 pm. Pricing is $85 per person with an additional $45 per person for optional wine pairings with the three savory courses. Children 10 and under can enjoy a three-course menu at $45 per child.

FARM at Carneros. Thoughtfully designed by Executive Chef Aaron Meneghelli, this three-course family-style dinner will include a presentation of classic Thanksgiving dishes and desserts with unique seasonal twists. FARM will open for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 22nd from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm. $95.00 per adult and $42.00 per child (12 years and younger).

Thanksgiving Dinner at Boon Fly Café. Enjoy a three-course dinner including a choice of a seasonally inspired soup or salad, a plated entrée of Thanksgiving classics and decadent holiday desserts. Boon Fly Café will serve Thanksgiving dinner along with a limited a la carte menu from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will be open for brunch from 7:00 am - 3:00 pm. $65.00 per adult and $32.00 per child (12 years and younger).

The Napa Valley Wine Train Thanksgiving features all the customary fixings, perfectly prepared in gourmet Wine Train style by world-class Executive Chef Donald Young. Enjoy Honey roasted acorn squash bisque, roasted turkey, savory herb stuffing, and a decadent pumpkin dessert. Thanksgiving aboard the Wine Train certainly seems traditional, but there’s nothing conventional about this gourmet feast and the luxuriously vintage setting in which you enjoy it—on an elegant journey through Napa’s stunning fall landscape. Includes a 3.5-hour train journey, departing at 11:30 am or 5:00 pm. 

Silverado Resort offers Thanksgiving dining in both the Grand Ballroom and The Grill. Enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day Buffet in the resort's elegant Grand Ballroom, featuring an array of traditional holiday dishes such as Sweet Potato Bisque, Honey-Brined Diestel Turkey, Carving stations featuring Prime Tenderloin, Tomahawk Steaks, Herb Roasted New York Strip, and Fall inspired Desserts. Adults are $69 per person and children ages 4 to 12 are $30 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Children under three are free of charge. Additional Thanksgiving Day dining options include a special three-course menu at The Grill from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $48 per person, children aged 3 to 9 are $27 per person, exclusive of tax and gratuity.  

Bardessono's Lucy Restaurant will offer Thanksgiving dinner on from 11 am – 9 pm. Executive Chef Nate Lindsay’s thoughtfully created dishes offer an elevated variation on traditional favorites. With fresh, locally sourced ingredients, menu items include prosciutto-wrapped diver scallops with sweet potato puree, a traditional turkey dinner with sage stuffing and cranberry sauce, golden barley risotto with kale pesto and pomegranate seeds, warm pecan tartlet with vanilla ice cream and caramel glaze and pumpkin mousse. Reservations can be made by calling 707-204-6030. 

Happy Thanksgiving!