60 E. 65th St., nr. Park Ave.; 212-288-0033
A confit of heritage turkey leg with black trumpet mushroom, sweet-potato purée, and giblet stuffing is as close as you’ll come to the traditional Thanksgiving meal at Daniel Boulud’s flagship restaurant. The prix-fixe menu ranges from a sunchoke velouté and Aleppo-seed-crusted scallops to a “tasting” of milk-fed veal and crispy Japanese snapper. For dessert, a coffee mousse leans Turkish, a poached-pear dish Asian, while the crémeux pumpkin gives a slight nod to holiday convention. There are also several optional supplements for big spenders—caviar ($210 and up), wine pairing ($95), and white-truffle risotto or agnolotti ($60 and up).
Three courses, $185; children 12 and under, $85
The East Pole
133 E. 65th St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-249-2222
Autumn veggies steal the show at this breezy UES outpost from the Fat Radish team. Start with a kabocha-squash soup or butternut-squash salad and a second course of baked oysters or mushroom risotto. Entrées include a garlic-and-herb turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, as well as enough Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, roasted chestnuts, and stuffing for the table.
Four courses, $120
Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Malcolm X Blvd., nr. 125th St.; 212-421-3821
Thanksgiving is served buffet-style at the Harlem hot spot, including all the traditional fixings and then some. Fill your plate with roasted turkey and giblet gravy, roasted porchetta with cider jus, mac and greens, cheddar and Yukon Gold gratin, and Marcus Samuelsson’s famous cornbread, alongside other soul food favorites.
Buffet, $55; children 12 and under, $27
Tavern on the Green
67th St. and Central Park West; 212-877-8684
The embattled restaurant reboot has at least three things going for it: location, location, and location. From noon to 10 p.m., celebrate the holidays in Central Park—right along the Thanksgiving Day Parade route—with a turkey feast, including soup, salad, dessert, and a glass of Champagne. The scenic space offers a variety of options for large dining groups, along with special menus ($70) and toys for the kids.
Four courses, $125
16 W. 29th St., nr. Broadway; 212-679-1939
Your bird is in good hands at April Bloomfield’s Ace Hotel gastropub. The feast begins at 1 p.m. and features roasted game bird, seasonal appetizers and sides, and pie for dessert.
Four courses, $75
43 E. 19th St., nr. Park Ave. South, 212-780-0880
This supper is built for sharing. The meal begins with scallops with black truffle and cauliflower, duck pâté, and arugula salad for your first course; roasted turkey, roasted dry-aged sirloin, and roasted sea bass for your main; and a range of traditional sides and desserts for the table. These selections are available from noon to 8 p.m. and, just like home, in your fridge the next day—the restaurant lets you take home the leftovers.
Four courses, $145
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., at 24th St.; 212-889-0905
On Thanksgiving Day, Daniel Humm’s world-renowned restaurant offers a prix-fixe menu including your choice of starter, main course (organic turkey, black Angus beef, or butter-poached lobster), and dessert. Seatings run from noon to 8:30 p.m.
Four courses, $195
1170 Broadway, nr. 28th St.; 212-796-1500
Daniel Humm serves up turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes, plus family-style sides, from noon to 9 p.m. For an abbreviated version, head to the Elephant Bar for a “leftover” turkey sandwich, available all day for $18. (Note: The NoMad Bar will be closed.)
Four courses, $135; children 12 and under, $65
163 Duane St., at Hudson St.; 212-964-2525
The palatial David Bouley restaurant serves a six-course tasting menu revealed the day of, but past favorites have included highlights like Nova Scotia bigeye tuna with sweet garlic and roasted turkey with sweet-potato gnocchi. The optional wine pairing is $105.
Six courses, $175
282 Bowery, at Houston St.; 212-226-3055
Celebrate the season at one of the hottest new restaurants in town, with a range of à la carte specials including kabocha-squash velouté ($16), sunchokes with preserved Meyer lemon and sage ($11), heritage turkey ($34), and pies from Balthazar Bakery for dessert ($12). This menu is available from noon to 11 p.m.
À la carte
Colicchio & Sons
85 Tenth Ave., at 15th St., 212-400-6699
Dine prix-fixe at Tom Colicchio’s Chelsea spot, right off the High Line. From noon to 9 p.m., you’ll enjoy seasonal dishes like a foie-gras torchon with smoked apple mustard, orecchiette and white truffle (for an additional fee), cardamom-spiced doughnuts with cranberry jam, and turkey with all the trimmings.
Four courses, $135
DBGB Kitchen & Bar
299 Bowery, nr. Houston St.; 212-933-5300
The prix fixe at Daniel Boulud’s downmarket gastropub includes the obligatory roasted turkey, of course, along with butternut-squash soup and pumpkin pie. But we’ve got our eye on a seasonal turkey burger called “The Gobbler,” featuring grilled-radicchio slaw, toasted pumpkin seeds, and cranberry ketchup, as well as the kitchen’s great ice-cream sundaes. You can also order from the usual raw bar, sausage, and drink menus.
Three courses, $60
131 Sullivan St., at Prince St.; 212-677-6200
Andrew Carmellini does Thanksgiving family-style at his scene-y Soho restaurant. Choose from cauliflower soup, sea scallop Waldorf, pumpkin cappellacci, and more for your appetizer, and share the bacon-wrapped turkey and sides such as Andouille-sausage cornbread stuffing and maple-glazed squash and quinoa. Desserts include a pumpkin doughnut and the kitchen’s much-vaunted pies.
Three courses, $95; children 12 and under, $50
403 E. 12th St., at First Ave.; 646-602-1300
Marco Canora keeps it simple at his venerable East Village restaurant. All diners receive the same farm-to-table menu, with squash soup and pear-and-pecorino salad to start, roasted and braised turkey with mashed potatoes and stuffing, and pumpkin pie to finish. Seatings run from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., and there are vegetarian and pescatarian options available at the same price upon request.
Three courses, $92; children 12 and under, $48
377 Greenwich St., at N. Moore St.; 212-925-3797
Pumpkin tortelli, brown butter and amaretti, and a wood-fired heritage bird headline the Italian-inspired menu at Andrew Carmellini’s Tribeca restaurant. The turkey is served family-style, and walnut pie with amaro gelato and pumpkin semifreddo will provide a sweet ending to the meal.
Three courses, $95; children 12 and under, $55
142 Mercer St., at Prince St.; 212-431-7676
The seafood-centric restaurant will offer its classic raw bar on Thanksgiving Day, as well as a festive prix-fixe menu including roasted turkey, sweet-potato ravioli, and honey-glazed cornbread with cranberry butter. Traditional sides ($9) and specialty cocktails ($14), including a “Pumpkin Spiked Latte” and a Scotch-laced “Ginger Snap,” are available à la carte.
Three courses, $85
54 Carmine St., at Bedford St.; 212-255-2100
Head to this West Village standby for a classic take on Thanksgiving supper. Choose from a Riesling roasted turkey, American lamb chops, or golden cod for your main course, along with a range of seasonal sides and desserts.
Three courses, $90; children, $30
Pearl & Ash
220 Bowery, nr. Prince St.; 212-837-2370
Have turkey four ways at Richard Kuo’s restaurant—in turkey butter, turkey sausage, turkey Wellington, and fried turkey wings (with a squeeze bottle of cranberry sauce). The dessert course is just as playful: a pumpkin-caramel candy bar. Seatings available every two hours from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Five courses, $95
328 W. 12th St., at Greenwich St.; 212-414-3000
Jesse Schenker brings an air of sophistication to the Thanksgiving meal, starting with scallops and guanciale adorned with a pumpkin espuma and whipped cranberry cream. The second course kicks up mac and cheese with short ribs, truffle cheese sauce, and jalapeño—and, for those looking to impress out-of-town guests, an optional white-truffle supplement ($60). Turkey is served in a roulade alongside crunchy yam and potato, gravy, and “bean casserole,” and dessert is a spice cake with pumpkin-white-chocolate mousse and caramel ice cream.
Four courses, $85
18 Greenwich Ave., at W. 10th St.; 212-647-1818
The Italian-influenced menu begins with seasonal vegetables and butternut-squash cavatelli and, for the main event, features turkey with meatballs, maple gravy, and cranberry mostarda. Brussels sprouts get a splash of balsamic flavor, while the desserts, which include pumpkin tiramisu and cinnamon gelato, bring a taste of the pasticceria to your Thanksgiving feast.
Four courses, $70; children, $35
1 E. 15th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-647-1515
The classy French-American restaurant will serve an array of seasonal dishes, from creamless winter-squash soup and fettuccine with shaved white truffle to a roasted turkey with sweet-potato-maple mousseline. Plus, you can sip festive cocktails, like a pear Bellini and the Tocqueville toddy, to get in the holiday spirit. Three courses, $95; children 10 and under, $48
524 Court St., at Huntington St.; 718-852-8490
The Carroll Gardens favorite offers a homestyle Thanksgiving supper, including a cider-brined turkey, sweet-potato-and-squash gratin, buttermilk whipped potatoes, and your choice of appetizer and pie for dessert. The restaurant’s regular oysters on the half-shell will also be available, for an additional $2.50 each.
Three courses, $50
Frankies 457 Spuntino
457 Court St., nr. Luquer St.; 718-403-0033
465 Court St., at Luquer St.; 718-254-0327
At these neighboring eateries from Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, enjoy Thanksgiving staples like butternut-squash soup, pumpkin pie, and a hearty turkey plate with pretzel stuffing, sweet-potato mash, and collard greens. For the holiday-averse, normal dinner menus will also be available.
Three courses, $47
160 N. 12th St., nr. Bedford Ave.; 718-218-1088
At Paul Liebrandt’s Williamsburg bistro, you’ll find refined takes on seasonal staples, from a pumpkin soup with Parmesan cream and sage to Thanksgiving turkey with potatoes and stuffing, and an apple galette for dessert (plus sides for an extra $9). Other options, like a foie-gras starter with cashew brittle and skate with potato fondant, showcase the chef’s French training.
Three courses, $75; children 12 and under, $37
298 Bedford Ave., nr. Grand St.; 347-335-0446
The trendy Williamsburg bar offers a prix-fixe menu with your choice of appetizer and entrée, plus seasonal sides and dessert for the table. There’ll be heritage turkey, mushroom roulade, and veggie stuffing, along with more offbeat options such as absinthe-cured salmon gravlax and crab aspic. The bar, open until 4 a.m., will serve a small-plates menu during dinner and—not to worry—you can still order oysters à la carte.
Three courses, $65
80 Wythe Ave., at N. 11th St.; 718-460-8004
Snag a table between noon and 8 p.m. at Andrew Tarlow’s hip Wythe Hotel dining room. You’ll get your choice of appetizer (grilled squash, Bibb lettuce with scallops, or mushroom farro), entrée (striped bass, turkey, or rib roast), and dessert (apple honey cake or pumpkin pie), plus an oysters-and-sausage amuse-bouche and spiced carrot soup to start. Each entrée comes with plenty of vegetable sides to share.
Five courses, $87
Vinegar Hill House
72 Hudson Ave., nr. Water St.; 718-522-1018
This rustic, farmhouse-inspired space sets the stage for a good old-fashioned Thanksgiving feast. Dig into a roasted heritage turkey, accompanied by mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cranberry chutney, and a stuffing—made with Chinese wood-ear mushroom—you won’t find anywhere else. Pecan and pumpkin pies round out the menu, while the $30 all-you-can-drink Beaujolais deal is an optional supplement we can all get behind. Supper is served at 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Three courses, $80