Sometimes it just makes more sense to eat out on Thanksgiving. Heading out to one of these fine dining establishments is sure to guarantee a memorable and hopefully delicious holiday feast. Litchfield County isn't the most populous county and that shows in the limited number of restaurants there may be in any given town. That being said, there are some incredible dining experiences to choose from. Listed are some of the best Litchfield has to offer on Thanksgiving Day. We've also rounded up some popular restaurants in Fairfield County and Hartford County.
The Mayflower Grace, Washington
This luxe inn with very fancy dining room and cozy lounge is truly a treat. If you've got the budget for it and want to splurge, we recommend the indulgence. Hey, Thanksgiving only comes around once a year! Roast turkey and all of the traditional trimmings will be served.
118 Woodbury Road, Route 47, Washington, 06793 860-868-9466
The Hopkins Inn, New Preston
The historic Hopkins Inn overlooks the beautiful Lake Waramaug and surrounding Litchfield Hills. The meal includes an appetizer, entree and dessert. The traditional roast turkey as well as Salmon, Wienerschnitzel, Piccata Milanaise, Roast Pork Loin, Prime Rib and Roast Duck are choices. All of the entrees come with the traditional sides. For children they also offer grilled cheese or pasta and it includes a dessert.
22 Hopkins Road, Warren, CT 860-868-7295
Fife 'n Drum Restaurant, Kent
The Fife is a Kent landmark. Corn Bisque, mesclun salad, roast turkey, stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts, cranberry sauce, glazed carrots, hericot vert with shallots, are all on the menu and make our mouth water as we write! You'll have to click on to their website to see the numerous delicious deserts they will be offering. They also will have an a'la carte menu for those who want to keep it light.
53 Main Street, Kent, CT 860-927-4595
Winvian is an amazing Relias Chateaux 113 acre property. For Thanksgiving there will be one seating family style in their fine dining restaurant. Reservations are required for all guests in house and outside guests. No discount for the kids.
155 Alain White Road, Morris, CT 860-567-9600
Originally published 11/5/12.