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Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC

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Haven't perfected your roast turkey? Tired of that same green bean casserole? Just don't feel like cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year?

If so, here's our guide to restaurants that still have open spots for Thanksgiving dinner, as well as a few offering special take-home options. Classic menus serving roast turkey with all the trimmings abound, as well as less conventional Jewish, southern, even Austrian-inspired meals. Check back for additions as we hear them, and if you plan to eat out for Thanksgiving, now's the time to make that reservation.

Under $60 per person

Ginny's Supper Club
If you're looking for a community-feel this Thanksgiving, head to Ginny's Supper Club in Harlem for a traditional holiday buffet with a live jazz band.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; $55/person
212-421-3821
ginnyssupperclub.com

Edi & the Wolf
You won't find turkey on this three course prix-fixe; instead: Austrian favorites like wiener schnitzel, foie gras with lingonberries, and speatzle with mushrooms and Brussels sprouts.
3 p.m. to midnight; $45/person
212-598-1040
ediandthewolf.com

Hill Country Barbecue Market
Dine in or get your Turkey Day dinner to go. In house, help yourself to an all-you-can-eat menu of Southern-style classics like pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy and Texas toast stuffing.
12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (last seating 6 p.m.); $35/adult and $15 for children ten and under.
Walk-ins welcome.
212-255-4544
hillcountryny.com

Maison Premiere
This seafood and oyster bar will have a three course turkey dinner, as well as a selection of oysters and seafood from its regular menu.
3 p.m. - 9 p.m.; $45/person
347-335-0446
maisonpremiere.com

The Smith
The Smith is offering up a three-course meal with options including a roasted pumpkin salad, pumpkin risotto, and complete turkey dinner. Sweets range from classic apple pie to a pumpkin pie sundae.
1 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $45-$55/person
East Village: 212-420-9800
Midtown: 212-644-2700
thesmithnyc.com

Ditch Plains
Ditch Plains is featuring Thanksgiving brunch and dinner menus. Both are served family-style and include a choice of two appetizers, three mains, and two desserts. Mix-and-match seasonal offerings like pumpkin pancakes for brunch and pan-seared turkey breast for dinner with house specialties like po'boys and lobster rolls.
Brunch: $40/person
Dinner: $55/person
212-362-4815
ditch-plains.com

Jane
Jane's Thanksgiving feast includes family-style sides in addition to revamped classics like roasted pumpkin risotto and candied yams. Fish and beef main course options are also available.
1 p.m. yo 9 p.m.; $55/adult and $27.50/child
212-254-7000
janerestaurant.com

Delicatessen
This eclectic eatery will feature the chef's fall favorites, including turkey tortellini soup, local roasted turkey with all the trimmings, and assorted pies.
7:30 a.m. to midnight; $42/person
212-226-0211
delicatessennyc.com

La Bottega
La Bottega at the Maritime Hotel will be serving up a four course homestyle meal this Thanksgiving. Baked cremini mushrooms with lump crab and roasted cornish hen with sausage stuffing are two of the savory options. A la carte items are also available.
$45/person
212-243-8400
themaritimehotel.com/labottega.php

Highpoint Bistro & Bar
Traditional Thanksgiving dishes will be served all day and available for take-out. Expect revamped comfort food in the form of roasted turkey roulade with sweet potato purée and cranberry gelée or couscous-stuffed pumpkin with fall vegetables and a piquillo pepper purée.
11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; $39/person
646-410-0120
highpointbb.com

Bocca Restaurant & Bar
Executive chef James Corona, formerly of Po and Bouley, has crafted a four-course Thanksgiving dinner made up of Roman-inspired comfort foods. Start the meal off with a butternut squash soup with candied walnuts and aged balsamic. Pumpkin risotto is the featured pasta, and turkey breast with sweet potato purée and Brussels sprouts is the main attraction. The meal can also be ordered for pick up or delivery.
Noon to 9 p.m.; $49.95/person
boccanyc.com

Sauce
The hip LES red sauce place will serve turkey breast stuffed with porcini mushrooms and turkey confit, served with cranberry-apple relish, candied yams, farro and sausage stuffing, as well as your choice of appetizer and first course and pumpkin pie for dessert.
$49.95/person
212-420-7700
saucerestaurant.com

Hospoda
For a farm-to-table Czech-style Thanksgiving dinner, Hospoda will serve butternut squash soup, maple glazed turkey with caramelized Brussels sprouts, sausage-brioche stuffing and potato purée. Dessert includes pumpkin tart with bacon and chestnuts.
4 p.m. to 11 p.m.; $49/person
212-861-1038
hospodanyc.com

Fishtag
There's Mediterranean Thanksgiving at Fishtag, with entrées like a lamb burger with smashed fries and whipped feta, and roasted salmon with Middle Eastern spiced bulgur salad and Greek yogurt. The menu also includes turdurken with traditional fixings.
5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; $40/person, $62 with wine and beer pairings
212-362-7470
http://michaelpsilakis.com/fishtag

Kefi
A rustic Greek-American three course prix-fixe menu comes with a choice of appetizer, entree and dessert. Dishes include turkey avgolemono soup, roasted turkey, braised lamb shank and walnut cake with walnut ice cream.
12 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $25.95/adult, $10.95/child, $21.95/mezze
212-873-0200
kefirestaurant.com

Boukie's
Boukie's Greek-inspired Thanksgiving fare incorporates Mediterranean flavors into fall classics. Cured beef pastourma accompanies roasted turkey breast and a balsamic-honey vinaigrette dresses up an arugula-pear salad.
$35/person
212-777-2502
boukiesrestaurant.com

Kutsher's Tribeca
Kutsher's is featuring several Thanksgiving specials in addition to its regular menu: roasted turkey with challah stuffing, cranberry relish, gravy and vegetables ($27), roasted pear salad ($15), cauliflower and roasted garlic soup ($12) and a pumpkin cheesecake ($12).
212-431-0606
kutsherstribeca.com

Ed's Chowder House
Choose between classic roasted turkey and Chatham cod at this intimate seafood spot. A rich squash chowder with cream and shallots or refreshing iceburg wedge salad are appetizer options. Don't miss out on pumpkin pie served with a scoop of salted caramel ice cream for dessert. These specials are also available a la carte.
$46/adults and $23/children
212-956-1288
chinagrillmgt.com/restaurants-and-bars/eds-chowder-house

RedFarm
Have a Chinese-ified Thanksgiving meal with special menu items like Peking-style turkey, tempura yams and black bean sauce string beans. These Thanksgiving-day only specials will be available in addition to the regular menu.
212-792-9700
redfarmnyc.com

$60 to $90

Katz's Delicatessen
Katz's is combining its killer old-world Jewish offerings with Thanksgiving favorites for an all-you-can-eat feast. Come for unlimited turkey, brisket, mashed potatoes, tsimmes, latkes, potato salad, cole slaw, pickles, apple and pumpkin pie, wine and soda.
Two seatings: 4-6 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.; $60/person
212-254-2246
katzsthanksgiving.eventbrite.com

The Breslin
Bring your family and friends to April Bloomfield's gastropub for Thanksgiving with a British twist. April will prepare shared dishes like fairytale pumpkin fondue, roasted turkey, sweet potatoes with maple and mace and a selection of seasonal pies for dessert. Minimum party size is eight.
Noon to 10 p.m.; $70/person
212-679-1939; reservations at RSVP@breslinpresents.com
thebreslin.com

Del Frisco's
This midtown institution is preparing Thanksgiving with all the trimmings: slow roasted turkey, apple-sage stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, string beans and potatoes. The meal also comes with soup or salad and dessert.
12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $80/person
212-575-5129
delfriscos.com

Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Have the best of food and drink this Thanksgiving with a traditional Thanksgiving feast including herb-roasted turkey with all the trimmings and wine pairings selected by a master sommelier. Wine by the bottle is also available.
Two seatings: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; $65/person, $105/person with wine pairings
646-873-6071
corkbuzz.com

Palo Santo
This Park Slope Latin American eatery will be dishing up seasonal favorites prepared with Latin American twists. Think heritage turkey braised in mole poblano and roasted lamb chops with a jerk rub and cauliflower. Traditionalists can also opt for classically prepared turkey with all the trimmings.
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $60/adults and $30/children
718-636-6311
palosanto.us

Back Forty
This East Village standby will be serving up a turkey dinner with roasted sunchokes, mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts. A stuffed squash entrée is available for vegetarians. Finish the meal off right with heirloom apple pie, pecan pie, or pumpkin cheesecake.
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $60/adults and $40/children
212-388-1990; reservations online at backfortynyc.com
backfortynyc.com

Back Forty West
Cozy up next to the upstairs fireplace and warm your belly with a three course, family-style Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. Vegetarian and pescatarian diets can be accommodated. For dessert, choose from assortment of homestyle pies and cakes.
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $65/adult and $40/child
212-219-8570; reservations online at backfortynyc.com
backfortynyc.com

Junoon
Indian-inflected takes on Thanksgiving classics include squash daal, cranberry turkey tikka, and a pumpkin tart served with garam masala ice cream. A six-course meal, with a separate menu available for vegetarians.
Standard menu: $65/person, $120 with wine pairings
Vegetarian menu: $75/person, $130 with wine pairings
212-490-2100
junoonnyc.com

Saxon + Parole
This Bowery hotspot's Michelin-starred chef will celebrate Thanksgiving with a selection of favorite family recipes. Options include slow-roasted turkey with charred lemon-fennel, gravy and cranberry-kumquat sauce, roasted snapper with clams, eggplant and tomato-caper stew, as well as a vegetarian option. The meal includes eight sides such as crispy Brussels sprouts with chili caramel.
3 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $75/person
212-254-0350
saxonandparole.com

Landmarc
Watch the Macy's parade from Landmarc's dining room while enjoying Thanksgiving morning brunch. Offerings include goat cheese profiteroles, eggs benedict, croque monsieur, and traditional dessert options like creme brulee and tiramisu. Landmarc is also featuring a family style dinner menu that includes pan seared turkey breast with turkey leg hash and cranberry relish, as well as non-turkey options like salmon with roasted winter vegetables and truffle butter and a grilled pork chop with caramelized onions, apples and sautéed spinach.
Brunch: $45/person (waitlist)
Dinner: $65/person
212-823-6123
landmarc-restaurant.com

il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
il Buco Alimentari & Vineria's first farm-to-table holiday menu features a four course harvest dinner this Thanksgiving. Seasonal offerings include heritage turkey and roasted suckling pig. For desert, a fall-themed gelato and sorbet tasting with roasted quince crostada will hit the spot.
1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; $85/adult and $55/child
212-837-2622
ilbucovineria.com

Benoit
This three course lineup includes a beet and mache salad, foie gras terrine with fall fruit chutney and Parisienne brioche, farm-raised turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry chutney and mushroom and potato fricasse, as well as fish, beef and vegetarian options. Dessert includes classic pumpkin pie, pomme au four, and chocolate marquise cake.
11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.; $65/person
646-943-7373
benoitny.com

Marble Lane
Dishes like turkey gumbo with fried okra and biscuits make up this American-inspired Thanksgiving day menu with a twist. Traditionalists can also enjoy roasted turkey with potatoes, gravy and stuffing.
11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; $65/person, raw bar à la carte
212-229-2336
marblelane.com

Mesa Grill
Bobby Flay's flagship restaurant is serving a three-course feast featuring his signature Southwestern flavors. Try roasted pumpkin soup with canela crema and toasted pepitas, or rack of pork with maple-horseradish glaze, Brussels sprouts, pomegranates and pumpkin tamale with allspice butter. Finish it all off with apple cobbler and cinnamon cider whipped cream or chocolate bread pudding with caramel chocolate sauce.
2 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $75/adult and $35/child
212-806-7400
mesagrill.com

Recette
This four course prix-fixe offers French-inspired Thanksgiving dishes like turkey roulade with leg confit, chestnut and cranberries and pumpkin espuma with bay scallops and pear.
3:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; $85/person
212-414-3000
recettenyc.com

Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar
This Michelin-starred restaurant will prepare a three-course Austrian-style meal with dishes like wiener schnitzel with lingonberries, spatzle with wild mushrooms and zucchini. Desserts include a classic sacher torte and the more imaginative crumbled caramelized pancakes with apple compote.
$65/person
212-957-5550
seasonalnyc.com

Gemma
Homey classics like butternut squash soup and roasted Amish turkey will fill the belly and warm the soul. The Bowery hotel is right next door if you're feeling too sluggish to make it home.
$65/person or $89/person with wine pairings
212-505-7300
theboweryhotel.com/dining.php

Reynards
This trendy Williamsburg spot will feature a four-course Thanksgiving prix fixe, including a choice of turkey, pheasant or fish served alongside a cornucopia of vegetable side dishes. Soup, appetizer and dessert are also included.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; $85/person
718-460-8004
reynardsnyc.com

David Burke Kitchen
Classic New American fare highlights this surf and turf Thanksgiving prix fixe. Start with a scallop and butternut chowder or warm oyster with foie and crispy duck. Move onto the main event with roasted turkey, short rib cavatelli, cod or lobster steak. For a sweet finish, choose from a variety of pies, including a decadent deep fried chocolate bourbon pecan.
$65/person
212-201-9119
davidburkekitchen.com

Fishtail
Seafood stars at David Burke's Fishtail Thanksgiving menu. Try the three squash risotto with Nantucket Bay scallops or the turkey-stuffed lobster with all the trimmings. Classic roasted turkey and other fish entrees are also available.
$75/person
212-754-1300
fishtaildb.com

Over $90

NoMad
Daniel Humm's over-the-top four course prix fixe this Thanksgiving features foie gras, truffles and bone marrow. Sample dishes include white truffle risotto, bone marrow-crusted short ribs, and a selection of family style accompaniments like buttermilk mashed potatoes and chestnut stuffing. Feel free to take a food-coma induced nap in the NoMad Hotel's lounge. (Note: This suggestion is not encouraged by NoMad or the NoMad Hotel.)
12 p.m. to 9 p.m.; $125/adult and $65/child
212-796-1500
thenomadhotel.com

Aldea
This day-long feast showcases Iberian and Peruvian flavors such as turkey with chorizo-brioche stuffing and Chatham cod with shrimp alhinho and smoked autumn squash.
2 p.m. to 8 p.m.; $135/adult with wine and $50/child
212-675-7223
aldearestaurant.com

Tocqueville
This eclectic three-course dinner lets you mix-and-match classics like winter squash soup with house specialties such as Fisher's Island oysters or lobster bisque. Main proteins vary from roasted turkey to slow roasted pork to pan-roasted arctic char. A pasta or turkey plate for children is also available.
$95/adult and $48/child
212-647-1515
tocquevillerestaurant.com

Take-away

Parm
Enjoy a restaurant-worthy meal in the comfort of your home with Parm's Italian Thanksgiving spread. The whole feast for six will get you roasted turkey breast with gravy, cranberry sauce, sausage stuffy, spicy broccoli rabe and Brussels sprouts. Turkey and pumpkin cheesecake are also available individually.
Place orders by Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.; $200/feast, $90/turkey, $25 pumpkin cheesecake
212-993-7189
parmnyc.com

Dinosaur BBQ
Pre-order a fully-cooked Thanksgiving meal for eight to twelve. Pit-roasted turkey, gravy, cornbread stuffing, whipped sweet potatoes and homemade pies are prepacked in oven-ready disposable pans for easy at-home reheating and serving.
$159 for pre-cooked dinner for eight to twelve
212-694-1777
dinosaurbarbque.com

Alobar
Help this Long Island City gastropub celebrate its one year anniversary with a week of Thanksiving-week anniversary events including a pig roast and charcuterie night. For Turkey Day, let Alobar prepare a classic Thanksgiving meal for pick-up the day before.
Order by November 16; $25/person
718-752-6000
alobarnyc.com

Burke in the Box at Bloomingdale's
Do some holiday shopping and get your Turkey Day dinner in the same place. The spread includes an uncooked turkey with marinade, diced vegetables and pan for roasting, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce and butternut squash soup. David Burke's famous cheesecake lollipops are included for dessert.
$149
212-705-3800
burkeinthebox.com

RedFarm
Chinese-ify your Thanksgiving with a Peking-style turkey. The meal for six comes with three kinds of sauces and pancakes for wrapping, as well as Asian inspired sides like tempura yams and shrimp and snow pea leaf dumplings.
$125, place orders by Wednesday at 6 p.m.
212-792-9700
redfarmnyc.com

Pie!

Don't forget to pick up a Thanksgiving pie!

Four and Twenty Blackbirds has four seasonal flavors, available here. Yura on Madison won our pumpkin pie taste test for its purely pumpkin filling and ultra-flaky crust. Check out Grandaisy Bakery for a creamy pumpkin filling, Hill Country Chicken for homestyle pie with buttery crust and Two Little Red Hens if you want a boozier pie—a generous pour of liquor enhances their silky-smooth pumpkin filling. Bouchon Bakery will be baking Pecan, Apple Crumb and Pumpkin pies, available for special order. And the chocolate-bourbon pecan pie from Balthazar Bakery will do you right.

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