Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal and more high on Nov. 26 above Boston’s Prudential Center by dining at 145seat tablecloth Top of the Hub, which celebrates its 50th year in the city this year. A prix fixe four course holiday menu served from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. is $75 for adults and $25 for children aged 6 to 12, while younger children eat free. Prices exclude tax, tip and alcoholic beverages.
The experience includes live jazz entertainment from 4 to 8 p.m. in the 190-seat lounge, and a complimentary tour of the SkyWalk Observatory on the 50th floor of the Prudential Tower. It’s the tallest observatory in New England and one-of-a-kind in Boston. Guests receive an Audio Tour highlighting the skyline’s many points of historic and cultural interest, Dreams of Freedom: Boston’s Immigrant Experience, plus admission to four video presentations screened in the SkyWalk’s state-of-the-art video theater, including “Wings Over Boston,” an aerial video tour of Boston and Cambridge. There is nothing that rivals being this high up and able to see for miles around!
You’ll ride high as you select from an extensive menu of traditional Thanksgiving treats such as Meyer lemon poached jumbo shrimp with seaweed mango slaw and chili cocktail sauce or roasted Kabocha squash soup with spiced pepitas and fall mushroom crostini. A salad follows with carmelized Bosc pears, cranberry pickled shallots, local goat cheese, a parsnip straw and maple vinaigrette.
Select from entrees such as Misty Knoll Farms Vermont turkey with all the fixings – think old fashioned cornbread suffing, baked yam wedge, harvest vegetables,
New England cranberry relish, and rosemary gravy. Or go a less traditional route with coffee rubbed pork tenderloin, Georges Bank lemon sole or smoky braised Niman Ranch braised beef brisket. If you’re still hungry, dessert options are equally mouthwatering – Cranberry Pecan Tart and Pumpkin Créme Brulée, Make reservations at 617-536-1775 or at www.opentable.com. If you’re driving to dinner, there is discounted parking in the Prudential Center garage.
As it celebrates 52 years high above the city, Top of the Hub continues its tradition of serving lunch, dinner, late dinner, Sunday brunch, and private functions as well as offering full-service corporate and private events for up to 1000 guests at SkyWalk Observatory. Select Restaurant, Inc. General Manager Peter Papagelis who formerly was assistant general manager from 2006 to 2009 when he oversaw a multi-million redesign, rejoined the management team this year as general manager. The restaurant’s 360-degree views offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience, making guests feel on top of the world. Zagat reviewer-diners praise it for the decor and the views and the live jazz, along with the total experience.