Turkey, stuffing, all kinds of potatoes, and of course pumpkin pie – it’s Thanksgiving time! Although it’s a thoroughly American celebration, it’s always nice to gather some of your loved ones together over a great meal, no matter the reason. Here is who is carving this year:
Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, 28 Nov.
One of the city’s most popular destinations for special-occasion feasts, don’t procrastinate on booking here if you have your heart set on a truly impressive spread.
Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, Pacific Place Mall, Jl. Jenderal Sudirman kav. 52-53, SCBD, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/2550-1888.
Pullman Thamrin, 27-30 Nov.
This centrally-located hotel’s Sana Sini Restaurant is tackling Thanksgiving for the first time ever and the culinary team is working hard to make a great first impression.
Pullman Thamrin, Jl. H. M. Thamrin 59. CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/3192-1111.
The Dharmawangsa, 27 Nov.
Move over pumpkin spice latte, the Dharmawangsa is serving up a pumpkin martini for Thanksgiving. On the food side, there is a full buffet and a special six-person three-course dinner available.
The Dharmawangsa. Jl. Brawijaya Raya no. 26, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, p.: 62/21-725-8181.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, 27-30 Nov.
It’s the final countdown for the Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta. Enjoy Thanksgiving in the form of a dinner or brunch buffet before the venerable hotel closes its doors for almost three years of renovations.
Four Seasons Hotel Jakarta, Jl. Haji R. Rasuna Said, Kuningan, south Jakarta, p. 62-21/2523-456.
Hotel Mulia, 27-30 Nov.
Hotel Mulia has you covered no matter how big your appetite is. The Café will be offering both buffet and a la carte Thanksgiving options.
Hotel Mulia, Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan 1, Senayan, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/ 574-7777.
Keraton at the Plaza, 27 Nov. (dinner), 29-30 Nov. (brunch)
Craving more than the traditional Thanksgiving spread? Benagawan will also be serving up an elaborate seafood and grill selection including fresh oysters, Alaskan king crab, Kobe beef and foie gras, plus Mexican and international dishes.
Keraton at the Plaza, Jl. H. M. Thamron kav. 15, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/5086-0000.
Le Meriden Hotel Jakarta, 27 Nov.
Le Meriden elevates the Thanksgiving feast with sophisticated dishes like sautéed clams in white-wine sauce, beef mince pie, and grilled fish with a fresh vegetable salsa. There is also a special family promo for two adults and two children.
Le Meriden Hotel Jakarta, Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav 18-20, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/251-3131.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta, 27 Nov.
Do the holidays take it out of you? Enjoy a no-fuss casual brunch at the Grand Café and its spectacular views of the iconic HI traffic circle.
Grand Hyatt Jakarta, Jl. M. H. Thamrin kav. 28-30, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2992-1234.
Hotel Borobudur, 27 Nov.
New executive chef Peter Kaufmann and his team are busy whipping up an all-American buffet, complete with bourbon chocolate fudge cake. Need we say more?
Hotel Borobudur, Jl. Lapangan Banteng Selatan, Monas, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/380-5555.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, 27 Nov.
Gather a large group (bookings are a 10-person minimum) for a classic turkey dinner with all of the trimmings in the heart of the leafy and beautiful Menteng.
DoubleTree by Hilton Jakarta-Diponegoro, Jl. Jl. Pegangsaan Timur no. 17, Cikini, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2985-7093.
Cork & Screw, 27 Nov.
Wine connoisseurs, make a reservation at Cork & Screw for their special Thanksgiving dinner paired with Masi wines.
Cork & Screw, Plaza Indonesia, Jalan Thamrin, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/3199-6659.
Wilshire, 28-30 Nov.
This stylish SCBD eatery is doing their turkey a little different – cooked sous vide and served with crispy skin.
Wilshire, The Foundry No 8, Jl Jendral Sudirman kav 52-53, SCBD, South Jakarta, p. 62-21/5140-1018.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta
If you would rather host at home, the package from the Kempinski will your holidays easy as pie.
Hotel Indonesia Kempinski Jakarta, Jl. M. H. Thamrin 1, CBD, Central Jakarta, p. 62-21/2358-3800.
Top image: The Dhamawangsa