49 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-453-4233
Four or five courses; $75; with wine pairings, $115
Chef Tilmann will have two special menus: one four-course traditional prix fixe Triomphe tasting (including duck sausage, butternut-squash bisque with lobster dumplings, and sage-stuffed turkey) and a five-course menu called “Turkey Five Ways” that will donate 5 percent of its proceeds to City Harvest. Expect to have turkey in preparations you’ve never seen before (as in turkey and foie gras dumplings). Reservations are recommended.
31 W. 17th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-675-7223
Three courses, $85; Prix fixe with wine pairings, $135
Chef George Mendes is putting a modern Iberian touch on holiday favorites, including turkey with chorizo-brioche stuffing, sea-salted chatham cod with smoked autumn squash, and his signature shrimp alhinho.
190 Ave. B, at 12th St., 212-388-1992
Three courses, $60; children 12 and under, $40
The East Village restaurant best known for its farm-to-table ethic will be serving a homey, classic, three-course turkey feast. But for those who want to pass on the bird, vegetarian and pescatarian options abound. Try the roasted squash stuffed with barley, or the wild sockeye salmon. Reservations are available from 2 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available online.
Back Forty West
70 Prince St., at Crosby St., 212-219-8570
Three courses, $65; children, $40
Peter Hoffman’s Soho locale will go traditional and serve a cozy family-style meal, with the starter course served right by the upstairs fireplace. Non-turkey-eaters can choose from cod, steak, or smoked-pumpkin tagliatelle to suit their tastes, and an assortment of pies à la mode, tarts, and cheesecakes will be on hand for dessert. Seating available between 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are available online.
45 E. 22nd St., nr. Park Ave. S.; 212-982-8422
Three courses, $69
Shea Gallante’s posh Italian restaurant will be serving a delectable mix of items: rosemary and truffle veal meatballs, savory crepes, squash-stuffed roasted turkey, and pumpkin mousse topped with cranberry compote and candied hazelnuts. Fish, pork, and duck options are also available for the main course. Reservations can be made at 212.982-8422. Serving from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Corkbuzz Wine Studio
13 E. 13th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 646-873-6071
Three courses, $65; optional wine-pairing supplement, $40
The Union Square wine studio is hosting a family-style dinner with festive dishes such as dry-aged filet steak tartare, herb-roasted turkey, maple-glazed Kabocha squash, and brown-sugar apple crisp on offer. Guests may order wine from the full bottle list or choose the special wine-pairing option with pours selected by master sommelier Laura Maniec. Feast from 3 to 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
David Burke Kitchen
23 Grand St., at Sixth Ave., 212-201-9119
Three courses, $65
Chef Burke’s Soho menu boasts more than five items for each course, beginning with savory dishes (pretzel crab cakes or duck meatball lasagna) to warm up the palate for the feast to come. The main course options are a meat-lover’s paradise, with turkey, pork shank, prime beef short rib, and dry-aged prime porterhouse vying for the pick, but seafood fans are also covered with lobster steak, dorade, and cod options. Top off the meal with plenty of pie, and stock up on table shares or supplemental sides. (Smoked beef fat and jalapeño fries, anyone?)
403 E. 12th St., at First Ave.; 646-602-1300
Three courses, $78
Marco Canora will offer a three-course Thanksgiving meal bursting with filling choices from the chicken soup down to the roasted and braised turkey with all the trimmings. A choice of a pecan tart with sweet-potato ice cream or an apple crisp with cranberry ice cream will cap the night on a sweet and satisfying note.
1170 Broadway, nr. 28th St., 212-796-1500
Four courses, $125; children under 12, $65
Celebrate Thanksgiving off the lobby of the NoMad Hotel, where Daniel Humm is concocting a four-course meal, starting with a carved-out pumpkin with velouté amuse. Turkey won’t be served, but a roasted stuffed chicken with foie gras, brioche, and truffles will be the star of the evening, with beef and fish options available. If you can't bear the thought of breaking Thanksgiving poultry tradition, the Library will be offering “leftover” turkey sandwiches for walk-in diners.
62 W. 9th St., nr. 6th Ave.; 212-353-8400 Three courses, $75
Guests can also dine in John Delucie’s iconic West Village townhouse with family and friends. Try the roasted heritage turkey (with golden raisins) or the black truffle gnocchi. End the meal with the Lion’s special holiday pie sampler, an assortment of pumpkin mascarpone, chocolate pecan and apple spice desserts. Menus are available from noon to 9 p.m.
377 Greenwich St., at N. Moore St., 212-925-3797
Three courses, $85
The Tribeca restaurant will be serving Thanksgiving classics with an Italian flair. Taste the wild-mushroom and truffle zuppa, ogle at the pancetta-wrapped turkey, and end the meal right with maple pumpkin pie, topped (appropriately) with vanilla gelato. Seating from 3 to 9 p.m.