Thanksgiving. It’s the day we gather around the table to enjoy a delicious meal among loved ones. And while the setting is, in some cases, less important than the spread, we can probably all agree that a beautiful dining room often heightens the experience.
With that in mind, we scoured the country for some of the most inspired dining rooms for Thanksgiving. Some have views that will rival even the most exquisitely dressed tables, a few feature fireplaces for an extra layer of warmth (both literally and figuratively), and one is the absolute perfect place to dine with the Queen of England should she take a trip stateside.
Let’s talk turkey.
Here’s your opportunity for a turkey dinner with a side of “Wow!” This Sunny Isles Beach, FL penthouse exudes modern luxury in every inch of its 10,755 square feet—not to mention the 6,050 of rooftop deck space featuring a pool, outdoor kitchen, and 360-degree views of the Atlantic Ocean, Golden Beach, and Miami skylines. Among other exquisite spots including an entertainment wing with movie theater and a second-floor master wing featuring a $1 million his/her bathroom clad in Calacatta marble, the formal dining room impresses with its stylish decor and eye-popping views. We love the unique shape of the room, which accommodates the square table and would also invite a round table—both of which are ideal for entertaining because they encourage conversation. Renowned designer Charles Allem’s touch is felt in the modern crystal chandelier, adding even more sparkle to a space that features ocean views from two sides. All that blue will surely be a breathtaking backdrop to a mouthwatering meal.
This home is listed for $29,500,000 by Daniel Hertzberg, sales associate for Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Miami, Florida.
With views extending out to the L.A. skyline and Pacific Ocean on one side, an intimate outdoor haven with fireplace on the other, plus a massive gallery wall and dazzling chandelier, there is so much to take in while dining in this stunning Beverly Hills Bird Streets property. The ample space can suit even the largest gatherings, and the retractable wall of glass bordering the dining room means you can take the party outside, too. Speaking of outside, the lush landscaping, complete outdoor kitchen, fire pits, and salt water infinity pool invite you out to further explore those dreamy views from this precious perch. Inside, premium features include a gourmet kitchen, a 2,000-square-foot master suite, walls of glass for uninterrupted views, a wine cellar, and a gym in 12,530 square feet of immaculately designed and outfitted living space, with the addition of a subterranean garage suitable for the most discerning car collector.
This home is listed for $29,000,000 by Patty Waltcher, sales associate for Coldwell Banker Property Shoppe.
Now, this is where you entertain royalty. Ornate and awe-inspiring, this formal dining room looks like it was lifted out of Buckingham Palace but is instead ensconced in this glorious 15,834-square-foot Greenwich, CT estate. The regal room spreads out under a traditional crystal chandelier (with matching sconces), offering space for up to 22 guests around the Thanksgiving table—all of whom will undoubtedly marvel at the ornately paneled walls, intricate moldings, and antique fireplace. This remarkable stone Georgian home is an entertainer’s paradise, with a gourmet kitchen that overlooks flower gardens, an expansive step-down formal living room, a handsome library with wet bar, an art-deco glass solarium, a third-floor playroom/studio, a garden-level gym, game rooms, and wine room, a grand terrace, and a poolside cabana.
This home is listed for $12,750,000 by Tamar Lurie, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Greenwich office.
The neighborhood view of prestigious Oak Street in this western suburb of Chicago is delightful through the oversized windows, but the real star here is the dining room itself.
Intricate moldings, white walls, light wood floors, and dual chandeliers for a little bit of glitz keep this space clean and bright, with a distinctive fireplace to draw attention. A table for 10—no problem! And, there’s room for more in case people just can’t stay away from this stately home on Thanksgiving. We also love the return of the swinging door, creating easy access to the adjacent kitchen without a loss of privacy. High-end finishes and comfortably plush spaces are found throughout the home, from the grand foyer with its own fireplace, to the glamorous living room, to the chef’s kitchen, to the incredible lower level with its recreation room, game room, and play areas.
This home is listed for $3,699,000 with Dawn McKenna, sales associate with Coldwell Banker Hinsdale Village.
Rich wood beams, marble columns, architecturally distinct arches, all topped by an elegant chandelier. Slide open those drapes and drink in the views of lush rolling hills. There’s even a stone fireplace to take a chill out of a crisp evening. Think you’re in Tuscany? Actually, you’re just 16 miles from San Antonio in the Texas Hill Country. Grand yet gracious, this 8,064-square-foot home exemplifies Old World style and channels the finest Mediterranean manses throughout, with hand-crafted finishes, multiple gathering areas that frame the tranquil vistas, a large underground wine cellar and tasting room, and almost three acres of gorgeous grounds.
This home is listed for $1,500,000 with sales associate Chad Taylor of Coldwell Banker D’Ann Harper.
How about serving dinner in a light-filled atrium with incredible views of—and access to—downtown Seattle. This one-of-a-kind room, located in a sophisticated urban penthouse in the heart of the city, also offers immediate access to extensive wine storage. In the custom Henrybuilt kitchen, walnut cabinetry joins with Miele and Subzero appliances, an espresso station, and calacatta marble surfaces to create a sleek and functional space. Step into the living room and gaze right out over Elliott Bay, or head outside and treat your guests to a tour of Pike Place Market, right next store.
This home is listed for $1,395,000 with Ron Pederson, broker for Coldwell Banker Bain.