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Finding restaurants in Boston that are open on Thanksgiving can be a challenge. However, there are some inspired choices for you to choose from. Put the Thanksgiving prep work aside and celebrate the holiday with French, Spanish, and classic American choices at these favorite spots:

La Voile

La Voile, one of Boston’s best-kept secrets, is planning a feast for this Thanksgiving. If you’re looking for a quiet and intimate restaurant that specializes in southern French cuisine, La Voile is the place for you. The restaurant has a distinctly romantic atmosphere that reflects its origins in Cannes, France. Call the restaurant for updates on the Thanksgiving menu.

La Voile. 261 Newbury St. (617) 587-4200

Bistro du Midi

Bistro du Midi is located in the heart of Boston with breathtaking views of the Boston Commons. The stylish restaurant takes its inspiration from traditional French Provencal cuisine with special Thanksgiving entrees to be announced soon. Bistro du Midi is great for people watching, and it is an inspired choice for those seeking a French feast for Thanksgiving.

Bistro du Midi. 272 Boylston St. (617) 426-7878

L’Espalier

L’Espalier, one of Boston’s leading restaurants, is preparing quite a luxurious experience for its patrons this year for Thanksgiving. Past holiday meals have included Vermont turkey roasted with French black truffle and sage, as well as Spanish sea bass with Maine mussels, so the bar is set pretty high. This quiet and lavish restaurant promises to please with its top-notch cuisine, ambiance and service.

L’Espalier. 744 Boylston St.  (617) 262-3023

Deuxave

Another fine choice for dining out this Thanksgiving, Deuxave is a critically praised French restaurant with a decidedly opulent décor.  This year, Deuxave will serve a unique three-course menu with a choice of wine pairings that promises to delight its sophisticated clientele. Deuxave is also known for its upscale but approachable vibe, and it is quite popular with Boston’s elite.

Deuxave. 371 Commonwealth Ave. (617) 517-5915

The Beehive

If you’re a live-music fan and like hearty American food, The Beehive might be the perfect place for you to dine out this Thanksgiving. The restaurant and lounge is known for its lively jazz performances. The South End staple that is open for the holiday this year, inviting patrons to celebrate in a friendly, laid-back atmosphere.

The Beehive. 541 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116. (617) 423-0069