Even if jetting off to Paris isn’t in your plans yet, you can still pretend you’re sitting in a chic European bistro at Valentina. They’ll be offering their regular menu, along with chef Jonathon’s prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu from 12-7pm, featuring a Turkey Plate, Mashed Potatoes, Butternut Squash Soup, and classic Thanksgiving sides and desserts.
Cost: $65 per person for the Thanksgiving Plate, other costs vary.
Mario and Morgan Guerra named this European-inspired wine bar after their daughter, and the bistro evokes the outdoor eateries and casual elegance of French, Mexican, Italian, and Spanish dining. Sip rosé and slurp market fresh oysters on the expansive patio weekdays from 5-10 pm, or brunch with them on weekends from 11 am–3 pm. Oysters run $4 per, $22 for half-dozen, $34 a dozen, and come with lemons and lime mignonette.
How to book: Walk-ins are accepted if seating is available.
Even if traveling isn’t in your plans yet, you can still pretend you’re sitting in a chic European bistro at Valentina. This Christmas Eve, enjoy a three-course dinner featuring dishes inspired by the owner’s passion for travel, such as tomaquet iberico and Spanish sashimi, alongside new bold dishes like the moulard duck breast with creamy polenta, braised endive, and orange sauce to be enjoyed with sommelier-curated wine pairings.
Cost: $79 for a three-course prix fixe menu.
How to book: Reservations can be made via OpenTable.