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Leave the Turkey to the Pros

Where to dine out on Thanksgiving.



Four courses, $65/$45; children, $35 (Menu)
775 Washington St., nr. 12th St.; 212-924-9700
Jonathan Waxman puts an Italian spin on traditional Thanksgiving fare with acorn squash and crème fraîche soup, roasted-radicchio bruschetta, and black Umbrian truffle risotto as first courses. There will also be natural farm turkey with autumn-vegetable stuffing, and a fall fruit crostata for dessert.

Four courses, $98 (Menu)
80 Columbus Circle, nr. Broadway; 212-805-8800 ext. 8228
Asiate's doing a four-course brunch this year, which will feature wagyū beef tenderloin with potato purée and glazed carrots, butter-poached lobster, and traditional turkey with cranberry, rye stuffing, and shiitake mushrooms. Pecan pie with pumpkin cream and blueberry-apple-crumb cake provide a sweet finish.

Back Forty
Three courses, $50 (Menu)
190 Avenue B, nr. 12th St.; 212-388-1990
Chef Shanna Pacifico creates a casual, family friendly Thanksgiving dinner at Back Forty. Turkey and sides are served family-style, and the menu features roasted heritage turkey with chestnut-turkey-sausage stuffing, slow-cooked dark meat and cranberry sauce, and spice-crusted wahoo and twice-baked delicata squash as entrée choices.

Prix fixe menu, $31.95 (for groups of five or more)
328 Lenox Ave., nr. 127th St.; 212-996-0660
Harlem mainstay Sylvia's is turning out a traditional soul food holiday dinner, complete with roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, macaroni, collard greens, and candied yams. Dine à la carte or select the prix fixe menu option for $31.95 per person for groups of five or more.

Casa Lever
Four courses, $85
390 Park Ave., nr. 53rd St.; 212-888-2700
Casa Lever offers another Italian-inspired Thanksgiving menu, with Chef Mario Danieli serving up butternut-squash purée, pumpkin agnolotti, roasted turkey with all the trimmings, suckling pig with apples and chestnuts, pumpkin cheesecake, and warm apple strudel.

Prix fixe menu, $70; Children under 12, $45
653 11th Ave., nr. 48th St.; 212-757-2224
Chef Charles Rodriguez stays farm to table for his holiday menu at Print, offering roast turkey from Windy Hollow Farm, baby Brussels sprouts, sausage-corn-bread stuffing, cranberry-chestnut relish, rutabaga mash, and plenty of pie.

Pure Food and Wine
Three courses, $72 (Menu)
54 Irving Place, nr. 17th St.; 212-477-1010
Vegans, vegetarians, and vegivores don't have to feel slighted on Thanksgiving. There will be plenty of options at Pure Food and Wine, like squash soup with a bourbon-maple reduction or a black walnut, fig, and onion galette with escarole and lemon mascarpone.

Wildwood Barbecue
Three courses, $32.95 (Menu)
225 Park Ave. South, nr. 18th St.; 212-533-2500
Wildwood's hearty menu features crawfish and shrimp étouffée, blackened mahi-mahi, and applewood-smoked turkey with giblet gravy, served with apple-and-sausage stuffing, molasses-roasted sweet potatoes, orange-cranberry compote, green-bean casserole, and corn bread. Dessert is equally rich: apple crisp, pumpkin pie, and chocolate-pecan bars.

No. 7
Three courses (including wine and beer), $65 (Menu)
7 Greene Ave., at Fulton St.; 718-522-6370
Chef Tyler Kord creates a homey, Brooklyn-style Thanksgiving meal at No. 7, serving three, family-style courses at one big table. Dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. And just like grandma, they'll send you home with leftovers.


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