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Walk away from your uncooked turkey, and let New York's chefs treat you to a feast.


A Benoit Thanksgiving.  


Café Boulud
20 E. 76th St., nr. Madison Ave.; 212-772-2600
Three courses, $125

Celebrate the holiday with a turkey stuffed with ciabatta, onions, and cranberry marmalade; roast beef; or halibut. Then charm your sweet tooth with a pecan tart or molten chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream. Serving from noon to 8 p.m.

24 E. 81st St., nr. Madison Ave.; 646-559-4880
Three courses, $85

John Delucie’s Upper East Side restaurant is sure to be a crowd-pleaser: Standouts include the fall vegetable potage, rack of lamb, 28-day Delmonico sirloin, or the silk handkerchief pasta. Menus are available from noon to 9 p.m.

103 W. 77th St., nr. Columbus Ave.; 212-362-3800
Three courses, $85

At chef John Fraser’s Upper West Side restaurant, the slow-roasted turkey won’t be the only bird served. Diners can start off their meal with the squab served with foie gras (or lobster or salad), and for those interested in passing on the turkey, Québec baby pig and filet mignon will also be up for order.

East End Kitchen
539 E. 81st St., nr. East End Ave., 212-879-0450
Three courses, $65; children 12 and under, $32

The American bistro will be serving true Thanksgiving classics: maple-roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, and pumpkin and sweet corn risotto. Pile up on the necessary sides (a choice of three per diner) of candied sweet potatoes, corn-bread stuffing, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and garlic green beans. Finish with the always delicious choice of pumpkin or apple pie.

Ginny's Supper Club
310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St., 212-421-3821
Holiday buffet, $55

If a single plate of turkey doesn’t sound like it’ll satisfy, head downstairs from Red Rooster Harlem to really feast at Ginny’s, where a buffet featuring turkey and all the trimmings will be available for the same cost. A live jazz band will provide entertainment for the holiday. Seating available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

321 E. 73rd St., nr. Second Ave., 212-861-1038
Three courses, $49

Hospada is putting on a Czech-influenced Thanksgiving dinner, serving maple-glazed turkey with spicy sausage brioche stuffing, butternut-squash soup, and pumpkin tart with bacon and chestnuts. Have a taste of eastern European splendor from 4 to 11 p.m.

The Lowell Hotel
28 E. 63rd St., at Madison Ave.; 212-838-1400
Three courses, $85

The elegant Pembroke Room at the luxurious Upper East Side hotel will start the feast on a celebratory note with a Champagne toast. Start with the lamb tartare and grilled-quail salad, then move on to the classic turkey paired with sage, sausage, and chestnut dressing; Brussels sprouts; sweet potatoes; and giblet gravy.

The Mark Restaurant
25 E. 77th St., nr. Madison Ave., 212-606-3030
Four courses, $108

Dinner at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant inside the Mark Hotel will feature an amuse-bouche; sashimi; angel hair pasta with basil pistachio pesto; and mushroom-stuffed turkey. For dessert, try the concord-grape sorbet—or for gourd lovers, stick with the always-appropriate pumpkin pie.

Neely’s Barbecue Parlor
1125 First Ave., at 62nd St., 212-832-1551
Three courses, $29.95

For a Thanksgiving dinner packed with southern flair, head to the Food Network stars Pat and Gina Neely’s barbecue parlor. Begin with the roasted-pumpkin bisque complete with toasted pumpkin seeds, and for the main course, enjoy a slow-smoked tom turkey with the works on the side. Seating from 4 to 11 p.m.

Red Rooster Harlem
310 Lenox Ave., nr. 125th St., 212-792-9001
Three courses, $55

At Marcus Samuelsson's uptown destination, guests can celebrate Thanksgiving with a three-course prix-fixe, featuring pumpkin soup, a full turkey plate (roasted turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry, Brussels sprouts, and roasted sweet potatoes), and pumpkin and sweet-potato pie with cinnamon ice cream and poached cranberries. For reservations, please call 212-792-9001. Seating from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


21 Club
21 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave., 212-582-7200
Three courses, $95; Children 10 and under, $55

Stay classy at the 21 Club this Thanksgiving. (Remember: Jackets are required for men; no jeans or sneakers allowed.) Thanksgiving favorites include a turkey with chestnut stuffing, chili-rubbed venison, and fish. A vegetarian-friendly main course will also be up for order. As for dessert, the simple (and best) answer: pie.

135 W. 42nd St., nr. Sixth Ave., 212-319-1660
Three courses, $115; Children 12 and under, $55
Charlie Palmer’s midtown hub is serving a bounty of decadent selections for each of the three courses on its holiday menu. Start off by treating your palate with foie gras or Hamachi; feast on a lobster, turkey, prime rib, salmon, or venison loin; and top everything off with pumpkin mousse. Seating 12:30 to 9:30 p.m.

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