Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC, 2013 Guide
Haven't perfected your roast turkey? Tired of your weird relative's equally weird baked corn? Just don't want the hassle of cooking and hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year?
If so, here's our guide to restaurants with special Thanksgiving menus, as well as a few offering take-home package and pie options. In addition to classic menus serving roast turkey with all the trimmings, there are several spots offering less conventional Indian, Mediterranean, barbecue, and even Ethiopian-inspired fare. 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.
All restaurants listed had availability the night before article's publication. Reservations may go at any time; let us know if a restaurant runs out of seats in the comments below and we'll remove it from this list.
Under $60 Per Person
Four-course prix-fixe menu includes butternut squash soup, scallops, turkey, and chestnut and sausage stuffing; 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
$55/person ($85 with select Italian wine pairings), á la carte dinner menu also available.
Full dinner menu in addition to dishes including sunchoke soup, turkey breast, sweet potatoes, and cranberry chutney; 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Special Thanksgivukkah menu includes sweet potato latkes with labne and dill, sweetbreads with cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and turkey with challah stuffing, in addition to regular menu; 12pm-10:30pm.
Bell Book & Candle
Prix-fixe dinner includes soup or salad, turkey, sourdough-sage stuffing, and apple pie; 1pm-8pm.
$55/person, $30/children under 10
bbandcnyc.com (PDF menu)
Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen
Regular menu with specials including caviar egg shooters, brick-oven roasted turkey, and spiced honey cake; 12pm-11pm.
Week-long thanksgiving pop-up with a vegetarian Ethiopian-themed Thanksgiving menu; 2pm-10pm (bar 2pm-2am.)
$10/meal (5 entrees), $14/feast (all 8 entrees), $26/feast for 2, $36/feast for 3, $44/feast for 4.
DBGB Kitchen And Bar
Three-course Thanksgiving menu includes squash soup, poached egg, turkey, rye and chestnut stuffing, and pumpkin spice sundae; 12pm-9pm.
$55/person, $26/person 12 & under.
Regular menu with specials including turkey, cornbread, stuffing, and pumpkin pie; 7:30am-11pm, specials begin at 12pm.
In addition to regular menu, specials include turkey breast with turkey leg hash and cranberry relish, pumpkin pie, and turkey fingers for kids; 11am-12am Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of Thanksgiving Week (Upper West Side), West Village location will be closed on Thursday.
212-362-4815 (Upper West Side)
East 12th Osteria
Two- or three-course prix fixe menu plus dessert includes soup, seafood salad, pumpkin dumplings, tortelli with lobster sauce, turkey, and braised pork shank; 11am-9pm.
$29/two courses ($44 with wine pairing), $39/three courses ($50 with wine Pairing)
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes carrot-ginger soup, turkey with pecan and apple cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, ham; Seatings at 2pm, 5pm, and 8pm.
Thanksgivukkah menu with smoked brisket knish, liver and latkes, smoked turkey, squash curry with pastrami, pumpkin pie; 2pm-9pm.
718-599-3090 (Brooklyn), 212-929-5050 (West Village)
Holiday menu available, 5pm-10pm, breakfast from 9am to 12 pm, weekend brunch with holiday specials.
Grape & Vine
Four-course prix-fixe menu includes duck rillettes, turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin pie; 11am-10pm.
Thanksgiving prix-fixe includes turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, cider gravy, squash ravioli, and leek tart; 3pm-8pm.
Three-course prix-fixe with pumpkin and barley soup, fried scallops, kale salad, brown butter mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, and more; 2pm-8pm.
$45/person, à la carte menu also available.
Four-course prix-fixe menu with Lebanese spins on classic Thanksgiving fare; 2pm-9pm.
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at Mondrian SoHo
Thanksgiving dishes such as a Pumpkin Lasagna ($25) and Molasses Brined Turkey ($28) in addition to the original menu; 12pm-9pm.
212-389-0000, accepting reservations online.
Jones Wood Foundry
Prix-fixe menu includes butternut squash ravioli, pea soup, turkey and trimmings, pumpkin pie; 12pm-8pm.
$39/person (minimum $100.)
Ken & Cook
Three-course prix-fixe: squash soup, foie gras, turkey or snapper, and chocolate cake or pumpkin pie plus complimentary cocktail; 12pm-12am.
Three-course prix-fixe menu with pumpkin soup, herbed turkey, and chestnut stuffing; 3pm-close.
The LCL: Bar & Kitchen
Sustainable prix-fixe menu includes squash soup, roast turkey with potato purée, green beans, brioche and pumpernickel stuffing; 7am-3pm, 5pm-11pm.
Special holiday three-course prix-fixe menu or regular seafood menu. Thanksgiving dishes include roasted organic turkey, pumpkin ravioli, and warm maple nut tart; 12pm-9pm.
$58/person, á la carte menu also available.
Marco Polo Ristorante
Three-course prix-fixe dinner menu includes salad or pasta, Tacchino Tradizionale (traditional turkey), and Tortino di Zucca Candida (pumpkin pie).
Seatings will be accommodated for 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm.
$37.95/adult, $18.95/child under 12.
Merchants River House
Seasonal specials in addition to the regular menu include butternut squash soup, crab cakes, turkey, tiger shrimp, pumpkin risotto; 12pm-9pm.
Three-course prix-fixe menu with Greek spins on squash soup, turkey with sausage, rice and chestnut stuffing, and a wild greens pie; 1pm-9pm.
$48/person ($75 with select Greek wine pairings), á la carte menu also available.
MP Taverna Astoria
Holiday menu available; 12pm-10pm.
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes choice of soup or salad, roast turkey with stuffing, baked ham, roast leg of lamb, stuffed rainbow trout. Regular menu also available.
Seatings will be accommodated for 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm, 7pm and 9pm.
$37/adult, $15/child under 12.
Three-course prix-fixe dinner with pumpkin salad, tuna tartare, squash pasta, turkey, salmon, and several pies in addition to the raw bar; 12pm-9pm.
$59/person, $29.50/children under 12
À la carte Thanksgiving specials with an Indian twist by chef/owner Peter Beck, including Turkey Pantra, Turkey Sikandri Kabab, Masala Kofta, Dum Pukht, and Sultani; 11:30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm.
$9/appetizer, $15-17/main, $9/dessert.
Red Rooster Harlem
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes squash soup, salad with roasted apples, turkey, sausage cornbread stuffing, catfish, black eyed peas, collard greens; 11am-9pm.
Normal menu will feature the following additions: Roasted Turkey with Huitlacoche Stuffing ($24) and Sticky Pumpkin Cake ($9), and guests will be greeted with Hot Apple Cider made with Mexican Canela upon entry; 12pm-9pm.
212-533-3350 (Union Square), 212-753-7407 (First Avenue), 212-977-7700 (by Lincoln Center)
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes dishes such as cavatelli with butternut squash, walnuts, brown butter and sage; turkey with roasted breast, thigh braciole, confit leg along with crispy stuffing, cranberry mostarda and Tuscan style gray, and pumpkin tiramisu; 10am-10pm.
$55/person (parties larger than six must email email@example.com), á la carte menu also available.
Three-course prix-fixe dinner menu includes squash soup with spiced pumpkin seeds, turkey, stuffing, pumpkin risotto; 1pm-10pm.
212-420-9800 (East Village), 212-496-5700 (Lincoln Center), 212-644-2700 (Midtown)
South West NY
Seasonal specials include corn bisque, turkey, chestnut and cranberry sage stuffing, and pumpkin purée with cinnamon and brown sugar; 11:30am-11pm (normal hours listed.)
The Spotted Pig
Seasonal additions to regular menu include pumpkin soup with kale and pancetta, apple salad, confit turkey, wild mushroom stuffing; 5:30pm-2am.
Regular menu as well as turkey and beef Wellington with yams, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin soup, and more traditional sides.
À la carte specials in addition to the signature menu include Braised Short Rib Gyoza, Mojo Roasted Organic Turkey, Kabocha Cheesecake and Thanksgiving cocktail with red wine, pisco porton, crème de cacao, holiday sugar syrup and orange zest, served up with star anise; 12pm-12am
212-691-7885 (West Village), 212-475-9377 (Gramercy)
Thanksgiving turkey and waffles with confit turkey leg and cornbread stuffing waffle; Available all November.
$60-$90 Per Person
A Voce Columbus
Breakfast parade viewing party 8:30am-11:30am, Dinner from 1:00pm-9:00pm.
$295/person 2-course breakfast, $75/person 3-course dinner, $95/person 4-course dinner.
Portuguese-inspired, three-course prix-fixe menu includes foie gras terrine with charred-pickled quince and concord grape jam, Violet Hill Farm turkey with white buttom mushroom stew; 2pm-10pm.
$85/person ($135 wine pairing), $50/children 12 & under.
Three-course Thanksgiving menu includes squash soup, turkey, spiced pumpkin tart; 12pm-9pm.
$65/person, $35/person 12 & under.
Three-course prix-fixe includes foie gras terrine salmon with lentils and bacon, pumpkin pie; 11:45am-9pm.
$70/person, sides additional $8, á la carte menu also available.
BLT Steak New York and BLT Prime
Both locations will serve a three-course prix-fixe menu with appetizers like porcini risotto, chestnut and celery soup, prime rib, and halibut; 1pm-9:15pm (BLT Prime), 2pm-10pm (BLT Steak New York).
212-752-7470 (BLT Steak New York), 212-995-8500 (BLT Prime)
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
Four-course prix-fixe menu includes apple soup, a roasted winter vegetable salad with charred onion vinaigrette, pan roasted game bird with confit la ratte potato, Brussels sprouts and cranberry, and pie; 12pm-4pm, 5:30p-12am (normal hours listed).
212-679-1939, reservations at Thanksgiving@thebreslin.com
Family-style prix-fixe menu includes Parker House rolls, pickled fall vegetables, rabbit sausage, chestnut soup, turkey, cornbread stuffing; 2pm-8pm.
Three-course prix-fixe menu features squash soup, ham, trout roe, steak tartare, bacon-wrapped turkey, pie; 2pm-9pm.
$90/person, $50/children 12 & under
db Bistro Moderne
Three-course Thanksgiving menu includes squash soup, pâté en croute, turkey, pumpkin tart; 12pm-9pm.
$75/person, $35/person 12 & under.
Four-course prix-fixe includes turkey, sausage and fennel stuffing, salmon wellington, apple chestnut dumplings; 1pm-8pm.
Three-course prix-fixe includes pumpkin soup with parmesan cream, short ribs, apple pie; 2pm-8pm.
$75/person, $37/child under 12, sides additional $9.
theelmnyc.com (PDF menu)
Holiday prix-fixe includes Cauliflower Soup, Chicken Vegetable Soup, Lyonnaise Salad, Lobster & Crab Salad, Rotisserie Turkey, House Cured Ham, choice of family style sides, including potato purée, creamy spinach, brussels sprouts, cranberry stuffing, and pumpkin or apple pie; 1pm-6pm.
Fresco by Scotto
Three-course prix-fixe includes traditional holiday menu items such as Roast Turkey, Roasted Pumpkin and Apple Crisp, and Italian-infused dishes such as Grilled Pizza with Roasted Butternut Squash, Sirloin alla Toscana and Creamy Ricotta Cheesecake; 1pm-9pm.
$75/person, $40/child under 12.
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina
Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu includes stuffed artichoke with turkey, turkey ravioli, tartufo; 11am-11pm.
$65/person, dishes also available á la carte.
Three-course prix-fixe holiday menu features chicken soup, roasted and braised turkey with all of the trimmings, and pumpkin pie with whipped cream and pumpkin seed brittle; 2pm-7:30pm.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
Four-course prix fixe includes smoked bass crudo, veal breast, roast turkey, and pork sausage stuffing; 2 pm-9pm
Three-course prix-fixe holiday menu features lentil-apple soup, smoked bone marrow, grileld trout, steak frites, rotisserie turkey, and maple-pumpkin tart; 2pm-9pm.
The Lambs Club
Prix-fixe menu includes pasta, turkey, pork belly, sweet potatoes with Espelette pepper meringue; 12pm-8:45pm.
$85/person, $35/children under 12
thelambsclub.com (PDF menu)
In addition to regular menu, specials include pear and parsnip soup, turkey with bacon and braised turkey stuffing, and turkey fingers for kids; 7am-2am (Time Warner Center), 11am-12am (Tribeca).
Reservations filled at Time Warner Center, still available at Tribeca.
212-823-6123 (Time Warner Center), 212-343-3883 (Tribeca)
Three-course prix-fixe menu features wild mushroom zuppa, pumpkin agnolotti, pancetta-wrapped turkey; 2pm-9pm.
3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu featuring pumpkin veloute, turkey with Mirliton purée, cod, and pumpkin crumble; 1pm-9pm (Thanksgiving dinner menu), oysters available until 1am, cocktail bar open until 4am.
Three-course German-Italian prix-fixe menu includes pretzel stuffing, turkey with sage gravy, spiced pumpkin pie with quark ice cream. The Wine Room is also available for parties of 8 or more that may be looking for an intimate dining experience; 2pm-9pm.
Three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu features diver scallops, grilled branzino, ricotta gnudi, pecan pie ; 2pm-9pm.
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes Parker House rolls, duck and pork sausage with mashed sweet potatoes, turkey with cornbread stuffing, and all the trimmings; 12pm-8pm.
Prix-fixe menu includes turkey, chestnut stuffing, spiced orange and purple yams with marshmallows; 2pm-9pm.
Five-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu includes interpretations of traditional Thanksgiving fare, such as Cornocopia with squash, barley and rosemary, Turkey with with stuffing, greens and cranberry and an optional course of Risotto with Arbequina olive oil and shaved truffles (supp. $55); 5:30pm-9pm.
Porter House New York
Three-course prix-fixe includes Maine Lobster Bisque and Roasted Natural Turkey; 1:30pm-8pm.
$88/person, $39/child under 10.
Heritage turkey with foraged ingredients. Seasonal á la carte menu; 12pm-9pm.
Four-course prix-fixe menu includes snapper crudo, turkey leg "lasgana," turkey roulade, pumpkin semifreddo; 2pm-11pm.
Four-course prix-fixe menu includes sunchoke soup, scallop crudo, turkey, rabbit, or fish; 12pm-8pm.
Sons of Essex
Three course prix-fixe menu includes Thanksgiving favorites like Turkey and Pumpkin Pie, and more, including Braised Short Ribs and Lobster Risotto.
Stella 34 Trattoria
Prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu includes Turducken, a modern three-bird roast featuring foie gras stuffed chicken within a duck within a turkey, Bistecca Di Manzo, a New York strip steak with crispy salsify and pecorino zabaglione, Mac & Cheese with fontina, taleggio, and classic shells, Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Mash, Green Bean Casserole, Sicilian Stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie with Cinnamon Gelato. A children's menu features Classic Roast Turkey, Margherita Pizza, and Linguine with Meatballs; 4pm-10pm (reservations required).
Vinegar Hill House
Prix-fixe traditional Thanksgiving dinner includes turkey, stuffing, and all the trimmings; 2:30pm-8:30pm.
Three course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu includes Chicken Liver Parfait with Black Truffles, Chestnut Soup "Viennese Mélange" with Armagnac prunes, Organic Pennsylvania Turkey with Braised Red Cabbage, Brioche Dumplings and Cranberries, Venison Cooked Two Ways with Spätzle and Fall Root Vegetables, Pumpkin Tart with Lebkuchen Ice Cream, Pear Strudel, Schlag and Rum Ice Cream, and more; 11:30am-10pm.
$60/person ($95 with wine pairings.)
kg-ny.com (PDF menu)
Over $90 Per Person
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes lettuce salad, smoked foie gras, white truffle, roast turkey, beef tenderloin and poached lobster; 12pm-8pm.
Three-course Thanksgiving menu includes kale and beet salad, turkey, and gingerbread, plus turkey sandwich for "leftovers"; 12pm-9:30pm.
$95/person, $35/person 12 & under.
Three-course Thanksgiving menu includes squash soup, turkey, pecan tart; 11:30am-8pm.
$135/person, $55/person 12 & under.
Colicchio & Sons
Four-course prix-fixe menu of rabbit terrine with smoked apple mustard and frisee, bucatini with white truffle, turkey, and spice doughnuts; 12pm-9pm.
Corkbuzz Wine Studio
Family style feast features dishes from chef Phil Conlon that combine traditional favorites with modern American classics; Seatings at 1pm and 4pm.
$125/person (includes gratuity.)
Four-course prix-fixe menu includes wagyu carpaccio with pickled quail egg, turkey, roasted vegetables, pumpkin pie; 2pm-8:30pm.
Three-course Thanksgiving menu includes sunchoke veloute, turkey with giblet stuffing; 12pm-7pm.
In Daniel's main dining room.
$175/person, $80/person 12 & under.
In Daniel's lounge.
$145/person, $80/person 12 & under.
James Beard Foundation
A New South Thanksgiving at the James Beard House by Chef Brandon Frohne of Mason's, Nashville. Hors d'oeuvres and tasting menu includes Deviled Farm Eggs, Spiced Sweet Potato-Walnut Biscuits, Carolina Rice Arancini, Butternut Squash, Smoked Squab, Brussels & Cheek, Heritage Turkey "Dindon Roulé", and Olive & Sinclair White Chocolate-Pumpkin Cremeux; 6pm.
$130/members, $170/general public.
Restaurant Marc Forgione
Three-course prix-fixe menu includes squash ravioli, smoked lobster bisque, turkey, braised short ribs, apple pie souffle; 3pm-9pm.
Prix-fixe menu includes squash soup, turkey breast, foie gras gravy, spiced pumpkin pudding; 7am-11pm (normal hours listed).
Three course prix-fixe menu includes smoked Brussels sprouts and egg pasta, roasted organic turkey, and pumpkin bread pudding; 1pm-8:30pm.
All Good Things
Special takeout menu includes turkey and roast chicken and traditional sides.
Package includes turkey, pan gravy, maple butternut squash, Brussels sprouds, whipped potatoes, cranberry stuffing. Orders must be placed by Friday, Nov. 15.
alobarnyc.com (PDF menu)
Ample Hills Creamery
Thanksgiving cakes are ready for pre-order, made with Cinnamon and Pumpkin Pie ice cream, layers of graham crackers, fudge, caramel, homemade brownies and whipped cream. Available for pickup any day on Thanksgiving week.
$35/6" cake (feeds 8-10), $58/9" cake (feeds 16-20.)
Pastry Chef Katie McAllister is offering her pies to-go including apple crumb, pumpkin, and cheesecake, and inventive flavors such as cheddar apple, dark chocolate pumpkin meringue, and maple bourbon pecan.
Order forms are available at both B&B & Lure, and orders must be placed by Saturday Nov. 23 for Tuesday Nov 26. and Wednesday Nov. 27 pickup.
"Everything But The Bird" takeaway menu features cheese, charcuterie and crudité platters ($50-75 for 4-6 people), sides including roasted brussels sprouts, creamed kale, green bean casserole, whipped potatoes, roasted sweet potatoes, stuffing, harvest salad, and cranberry relish ($8-32 for 4-6 people), apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies ($28 for 8 people), rolls, gift baskets, and Friday morning loaves.
Orders must be placed by Friday Nov. 22 at 5pm for Wednesday Nov. 27 (9am-1pm, 2pm-6pm) or Thursday Nov. 28 (9am-12pm) pickup.
bouchonbakery.com (PDF order form)
Choice of one bread, two starters, four southern sides and one pie. Comes with turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and bourbon-honey butter.
Place orders by Friday Nov. 22 for Wednesday Nov. 27 pickup.
$200 "Sides & Pies" package serves six to eight.
8 lb. brisket for six, 11 lb. brisket for nine. Bourbon Pecan, Bacon Apple, Pumpkin, and Derby Pies.
Wednesday Nov. 27 pickup. Closed on Thanksgiving.
$200-275 for briskets, $35-40 for pies.
Turkey with trimmings.
Place orders by Sunday Nov. 24 for Wednesday Nov. 27 pickup.
$159 serves eight to ten
delmonicosrestaurantgroup.com/kitchen (PDF menu)
Turkey Deluxe package includes all-natural 12-14 lb. pit-smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, homemade gravy, choice of side and 2 homemade pies.
Pickup only on Wednesday Nov. 27.
$159.95 for Turkey Deluxe, $75.95 for Turkey solo.
212-694-1777 (Harlem), 347-429-7030 (Brooklyn)
8-10 lb. Heritage Thanksgiving Turkeys available (feeds approximately 4-5 people). All Turkeys will ship on Monday November 25th via FedEx Standard Overnight.
$78/turkey, plus $45 flat rate shipping.
Thanksgiving dinner package includes Roasted Turkey, Butternut Squash Soup, Parmesan Pumpkin Loaf and Pain de Mie Rolls, Chestnut & Cornbread Stuffing, Roasted Fall Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Turkey Gravy, and Spiced Cranberry Sauce.
Wednesday Nov. 27 pickup, order by Thursday Nov. 14 to recieve a complimentary Pumpkin Maple Pie (does not apply to á la carte orders.)
$295 serves six to eight, $395 serves ten to twelve, á la carte sides also available.
To-go Thanksgivukkah package includes smoked brisket knish, latkes with chopped liver, smoked salmon salad, smoked mashed potatoes.
7 days advance notice required for all orders.
718-599-3090 (Brooklyn), 212-929-5050 (West Village)
Jones Wood Foundry
Prix-fixe includes Butternut Squash Ravioli with split pea and smoked ham hock broth, Traditional Roast Turkey and all the trimmings, and Pumpkin Pie.
Thursday Nov. 28 pickup from 8am to 11am.
$25/person (minimum $100.)
Pastry chef Jen Yee is offering 9" Pumpkin-Maple Pies ($36, serves 8), 9" Chocolate-Pecan Pies ($36, serves 8), 10" Caramel-Apple Pie Elevées ($54, serves 10-12) and Pie Éclairs ($4.75 each in Key Lime, Pecan, Apple and Lemon Meringue); 2pm-9pm.
Marlow & Daughters
Local roast turkeys available; Pickup on Sunday Nov. 24.
$8.05/lb. plus $50 deposit.
Marlow & Sons
Pies available include Classic Pumpkin, Rye Pecan, and Apple Tarte Tatin; Pickup on Wednesday Nov. 27 and Thursday Nov. 28.
$38-42/10-inch pie (serves eight).
House-roasted turkey breast with gravy, spicy rabe, Brussels sprouts, housemade cranberry sauce, Italian sausage stuffing.
Place orders by Friday Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. for Wednesday Nov. 27 pickup at Torrisi Italian Specialties.
The Strand Smokehouse
Thanksgiving takeout special includes garlic mashed potatoes, corn bread stuffing, green bean casserole, goat cheese and butternut squash salad, mac and cheese, homemade biscuits, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. For dessert, choose from pumpkin pie, pumpkin cheesecake and apple crumb pie.
$95 serves 4-6 people, $135 serves 7-10, $165 serves more than 10.
Thanksgiving dinner to-go includes a spread of Thanksgiving staples including seasonal salad, squash soup, roasted turkey, pumpkin pie and chocolate pecan tart.
Place orders by Friday Nov. 22 for Thursday Nov. 28 pickup.
$600 serves 10 people.