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 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.
152 W. 52nd St., nr. Seventh Ave., 212-265-9700
Three courses, $80; children, $45
Dine at Bobby Flay’s midtown brasserie, and you’ll be giving thanks for the pumpkin-centric menu, which includes pumpkin soup and a triple pumpkin bread pudding. As for the main dish of the night, the maple-roasted turkey will be in stiff competition with salmon, prime rib, lamb chops, or rack of pork entrées. Seating available between 1 to 8 p.m.
60 W. 55th St., nr. Sixth Ave., 646-943-7373
Three courses, $65
The French bistro will serve a decadent Thanksgiving supper filled with a glorious twice-baked Comte cheese soufflé, turkey stuffed with foie gras and chestnuts, and spiced baked apples served à la mode. Seating from 11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
20 W. 29th St., nr. Broadway; 212-679-1939
Three courses, $70 (for eight or more only)
Head into the Ace Hotel with a group, and chef April Bloomfield will cook a mean feast including pumpkin fondue, chopped-liver toast, roasted turkey, and a variety of seasonal pies for dessert. Seating from noon to 10 p.m., reservations accepted by e-mailing RSVP@BreslinPresents.com.
Ça Va by Todd English
310 W. 44th St., nr. Eighth Ave.; 212-803-4545
Three courses, $55; children under 12, $33
The French brasserie will be serving pumpkin bisque (with lobster, apple-sage cloud, cinnamon croutons), butternut-squash risotto with black truffle butter, and turkey with chestnut stuffing. For dessert, try the pumpkin cheesecake with fig compote or the cranberry bread pudding. Serving from noon to 9 p.m.
414 W. 42nd St., nr. Ninth Ave., 212-594-1925
Four courses, $65; children, $35
The charming French bistro in the heart of midtown will have live piano music and serve savory dishes of chestnut-stuffed turkey, roasted lamb, salmon, or sea scallops to diners. Save some room for dessert: crème brulée, profiteroles au chocolat, or a cinnamon baked apple topped with caramel ice cream will give a sweet ending to any meal. Serving from 1 to 10 p.m.
127 W. 28th St., nr. 6th Ave.; 646-397-9881
Chef Julieta Ballesteros is taking Asian and Latin American fusion to another level by adding Thanksgiving flavors into the mix. From Friday, November 17, through Sunday, November 25, from 5 to 11 p.m., turkey mole wonton tacos ($18) and pork and kimchee tamales ($13) will appear on the menu, all in honor of Turkey Day.
Colicchio & Sons
85 Tenth Ave., at 15th St., 212-400-6699
Four courses, $125; children under 12, $55
Tom Colocchio’s Chelsea quarters has a Thanksgiving menu chock-full of rich and savory autumnal flavors. Both the dining room and tap room will be open to guests, who will choose from duck and pork pâté, suckling pig rigatoni, turkey (with optional truffles!), and dry-aged sirloin. Top off the night with apple-cider glazed doughnuts with maple chestnut cream and cinnamon ice cream. Seating from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m.
43 E. 19th St., nr. Park Ave. South, 212-780-0880
Three courses, $135
Chef Colicchio’s Thanksgiving menu is a flavorful fall sampler that includes three courses and traditional sides (cranberry sauce, please). Dishes like roasted scallops, bacon with apple, sweet potato purée, and sugar pumpkin pie grace the menu. For the main dish, opt for free-range turkey, dry-aged sirloin, or salmon. Dinner is being served from 2 to 8 p.m., and they’ll even let you take home the leftovers (turkey sandwiches, please).
db Bistro Moderne
55 W. 44th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-391-2400
Three courses, $75; children 12 and under, $35
The special menu at db Bistro Moderne caters to vegetarians, pescatarians, and carnivores alike. Not only are fall’s best veggies (squash and sweet potato) featured in a divine soup and cappelletti, but the main entrées include a selection of fish, lamb, steak, burger, and a squash risotto. Seating from noon to 9 p.m.
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave., nr. 24th St., 212-889-0905
Four courses, $195
The largest outpost of Danny Meyer’s dining empire will be serving one of the most extravagant family-style Thanksgiving meals the city offers, complete with amuse, appetizers, entrées, and dessert. The classic holiday turkey will be served, as well as beef and fish.
132 W. 44th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-997-5262
Three courses, $85; children 12 and under, $35
Executive chef Eric Haugen will be helming the ship on Thanksgiving at the Times Square classic, cooking up a plethora of old-school dishes. There will be an autumn squash soup, barley-and-egg porridge studded with Parmesan and chestnuts, roasted turkey with cranberry ginger sauce, and a generous selection of the best holiday sides.
557 Lexington Ave., nr. 50th St., 212-715-2400
Three courses, $65
Head to midtown’s Benjamin Hotel to give thanks by carving into a delicious chestnut-stuffed turkey. Other options include flank steak or farro risotto. Add on some sides with “For the Table” options including sweet-potato purée with candied pecans or cider-glazed Brussels sprouts.
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.
9 Jones St., at W. 4th; 212-929-6868Three courses, $75
Guests can join chef Harold Dieterle (Top Chef’s inaugural winner) for traditional dishes such as brown-butter sweet-potato soup, roasted local turkey with chestnut stuffing, braised ginger-sassafras short ribs, spiced orange and purple yams, and pumpkin-chestnut bread pudding. Seating runs from 2 to 9 p.m.
54 E. 1st St., nr. First Ave., 212-677-6221
Three courses, $95
The East Village restaurant will be serving a mix of goods on Turkey Day, beginning with a glass of salted tomato juice and a cheese board. There will also be an oyster pan roast, capon (instead of turkey), and a slew of savory sides from Brussels sprouts to stewed chestnuts with fresh ricotta.
78-84 Rivington St., nr. Allen St.; 212-420-7700
Four courses, $49.95
This LES restaurant is putting an Italian spin on its Thanksgiving menu. It will feature two choices per course, including fall parmigiano salad, braised short rib tortelloni in brown butter, turkey Oklahoma with all of the fixin’s, and homemade pumpkin pie for dessert.
1 E. 15th St., at Fifth Ave., 212-647-1515
Three courses, $95, children 10 and under, $48
Chef Jason Lawless is taking Turkey Day to the next level. Each course has a array of selections to choose from, including a caramelized chestnut and pumpkin soup, lobster bisque, smoked rack of pork, and the classic turkey stuffed with chestnut-sage dressing. Be sure to save room for dessert: the Thanksgiving Sundae, composed of pumpkin, Thanksgiving spice, and maple ice creams drizzled in hot fudge, caramel sauce, and whipped cream, is a creation to dream about.
259 Flatbush Ave., nr. Bergen St.; 718-484-4114
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a southwestern kick. From 2 p.m. to midnight, Piquant will be serving braised-turkey tacos topped with pickled butternut squash and jalapeños, and butternut squash and red curry soup with foie gras croutons.
465 Court St., at Luquer St.; 718-254-0327
Three courses, $45
Get cozy at Prime Meats to give thanks. Start off with a bowl of heirloom-squash soup, then choose between a turkey breast or leg served with pretzel dumpling stuffing. Other highlights include candied sweet potatoes, roasted turnips, and Brussels sprouts topped with cranberry sauce. Finally, enjoy a slice of apple cake or pumpkin pie. Serving from noon to midnight.
339 Greenwich St., 423 Amsterdam Ave., 1295 Madison Ave., 40 Central Park South
Three courses, $60; Children under 12, $35
The brunch favorite will be temporarily transitioning into a Thanksgiving dining haven. Choose from a classic turkey plate, filet mignon, or seared scallops. For dessert, grab a slice of Sarabeth’s famous pumpkin, apple, or pecan pies topped with vanilla ice cream. Serving from 1 to 9 p.m.