Georgian Room

Fairmont Olympic Hotel
411 University St.
(206) 621-7889

In the Pacific Northwest, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel is considered among the finest, and a place where Seattleites often go for special occasions. Thanksgiving is no different. A holiday meal in the stylish Georgian Room is a tradition for many Seattle families, while visitors to the city also find their way there. Executive chef Gavin Stephenson prepares a five-star, four-course Thanksgiving meal including turkey with corn-bread stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, and a selection of delicious potatoes as appetizers. Of course, what would Seattle be without fresh salmon? For those who want to forgo turkey, the Georgian room offers other entrées, including seared filet of wild salmon with vegetable ragout and truffles.
Price: $95 for adults and $30 for children.

The Pump Room

Omni Ambassador East
1301 N. State Pkwy.
(312) 266-0360

When the Pump Room opened in 1938, it quickly became the hangout of Broadway and Hollywood stars on their way across the country by train. Its host hotel was a favorite place in Chicago for Frank Sinatra, and a booth in the Pump Room bears his name. With its crystal chandeliers, beveled mirrors, and luxurious fabrics, the majestic ambience of the restaurant makes for an ideal Thanksgiving setting. Executive chef John Geschrei and sous-chef Daven Wardynski deliver a memorable feast in three courses. ­A sampling: filet of beef tartare, Pump Room salad, wild rice and mushroom soup, Wisconsin wild turkey with corn-bread stuffing, hazelnut cauliflower, cranberry fois gras glaze, and classic pumpkin-pecan cheesecake for dessert.
Price: $79 for adults and $39 for children.