551 Hudson St., at Perry St., 212-858-3838
Three courses, $65
If you’re from the Midwest, you’ll feel right at home at this holiday meal, which features an appetizer (shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs) in addition to turkey or prime rib and all-you-can-stuff-yourself-with sides.
Trattoria Dopo Teatro
125 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 212-869-2849
Three courses, $39.50
This theater district Italian stalwart is putting an Italian spin on Turkey Day. Parmigiana christens the artichoke soup, the pumpkin is in the ravioli, and vanilla gelato will be melting over the warm carrot cake.
480 Lexington Ave., nr. 46th St., 212-871-6600
Five courses, $55
This Indian–Latin five-course feast (available for lunch or dinner) gives you a lot of bang for your buck. The set menu starts with cranberry-spinach salad before moving on to an appetizer and soup before the turkey—a fenugreek-and-black-cardamom-smoked turkey breast—even arrives. Cardamom carries through into the pumpkin-tres-leches dessert as well.
Virgil's Real Barbecue
152 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-921-9494
Prix fixe menu, $195 (for groups of six to eight people)
Head to Virgil's Real Barbecue if you're looking for a Bayou twist on your Thanksgiving dinner. The family-style meal will include Southern classics like crawfish and duck gumbo, corn bread, sausage-and-pecan stuffing, creole green beans, and buttermilk biscuits—in addition to an eighteen-pound smoked turkey, cucumber, cabbage, and carrot salad, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, cranberry sauce, spinach-and-Gruyere pie, and a choice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie for dessert.
344 W. 11th St., at Washington St., 212-352-2300
Three courses, $75; Three courses with wine pairings, $115
The menu offers elegant dishes like foie gras terrine with pear gelée and cod strudel with brussels sprouts and Riesling sauce.
401 44th Dr., at the East River; 718-482-0033
Three courses, $58-$75; children $35
Enjoy a true New York Thanksgiving at Water's Edge, where diners can simultaneously enjoy the food and the stunning Manhattan skyline views. Guests can choose from salmon gravlax, a roasted half duck served with polenta, roast turkey accompanied by chestnut-cranberry stuffing, brussels sprouts, and a potato puree. There will be a special pumpkin tasting for dessert, which includes ice cream, mousse, and a tart.
Watty & Meg
248 Court St., nr. Kane St., 718-643-0007
Three courses, $58; Children $32
Pierogies are an unusual Thanksgiving offering, but at Watty & Meg, the stuffed dumplings are one of the three appetizer options. Follow them up with turkey, trout, or squash-and-ricotta ravioli before digging into dessert. Ongoing seatings between 1–9 p.m.