4. Beat Hotel
Thanksgiving at Beat Hotel is something like spending the holiday at your bohemian cousin's place: a casual vibe, funky artwork on the walls, and country/bluegrass providing the soundtrack. But unlike your cousin, these guys aren't vegetarians. There's peppered beef brisket and roasted organic turkey served buffet style to go along with mashed potatoes, soy-braised squash, and a spread of desserts.
11a-8p. 13 Brattle St., Harvard Square (617-499-0001). $38.