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Special Thanksgiving Meals in New York City

Add the Big Apple to your holiday dinner this year.

Thanksgiving is best known for the feast of roasted turkey, a bowl of stuffing and vegetables you have with your family. If you’re traveling for the holiday, you might be looking for a different feast to try this year n the Big Apple. If you want to add a touch of style to Thanksgiving dinner without cooking it yourself, step into one of New York City’s classic restaurants! Many will be open for dine-in and take-out this year, and they’re offering a prix fixe holiday feast for all of their guests. Find a new way to celebrate this year by seeing what’s on the menu in NYC this Thanksgiving.

New York City’s Thanksgiving Meals

STK Steakhouse

The Thanksgiving meal at STK Steakhouse is an impressive display of traditional favorites with a modern twist. The set menu is available from November 24-27 at $64 per person for adults and $29 per person for children, and comes with roasted free-range turkey, green beans, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry orange chutney. Save room for dessert—spiced pumpkin pie ($12 a slice). A special roasted free-range turkey dinner with spiced pumpkin pie is available for to-go at $128 for two (and $64 per person). Additional sides are available starting at $18 apiece.

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Thanksgiving Dinner at STK Steakhouse (©McMacStudios/Courtesy The One Group)

Barbounia

While turkey is a holiday staple, you may not always want it to be a part of your meal. If that’s the case, try something new at Barbounia. This Mediterranean restaurant in the Flatiron District is preparing a Thanksgiving dinner this year that combines holiday favorites with classic seafood dishes. While you can enjoy a Pennsylvania turkey as your main course, you can also try a bite of fish such as red snapper or branzino. The tastes of fall will still be a part of your feast, as you can add vegetable appetizers and pumpkin pie for dessert as well. Prices for this dinner are $86 per person. 

Thaimee Love

Chef Hong Thaimee serves up a family-style Friendsgiving menu priced at $120 at Thaimee Love. The menu features one of two main courses—either Lychee Honey Brined Turkey or a Whole Salt-Crusted Roast Cauliflower. This main course is served with Thai Red Curry Gravy, “Tom Kha” (Coconut Milk, Lemon Grass, Galangal, Chili), Coconut & Red Curry Sweet Potato Casserole, Thai Chili Cornbread, Fluffy Steamed Ube Buns, Ginger Cranberry Sauce, and more. For dessert, choose Candied Thai Basil, Apple Galette with Salted Candied Chili Crust, or Chef’s Thai Red Curry Pumpkin Pie with Red Curry Cream.

Il Fiorista

If there’s one restaurant that knows how to add the perfect decor to a meal, it’s Il Fiorista. This NoMad hotspot combines a restaurant and a florist, offering floral arrangements and design classes alongside a Mediterranean meal. This year, it’s offering a four-course Thanksgiving feast on its menu as well. Its traditional turkey comes with a side of herbed stuffing with cranberry relish, and you can also enjoy it as a “Chamomile Turkey Roulade.” This all-natural feast also comes with crispy polenta and roasted parsnip, giving you a taste of nature this holiday season. Prices for this dinner are $95 per person.

Carmine’s

Carmine’s has a special family-style Thanksgiving menu that includes an 18-pound roast turkey, sausage and sage stuffing, Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and applewood smoked bacon, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup, baby carrots with fresh dill, sautéed string beans with toasted hazelnuts and julienned red peppers, and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy. The meal is designed to serve six to eight people for $349. Additionally, Carmine’s will be selling their homemade pumpkin and apple pies for $25 each. Orders and reservations can be placed online

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Carmine's Italian (Courtesy Alicart Restaurant Group)

Black Barn Restaurant

Black Barn Restaurant by James Beard Award-Winning Chef John Doherty offers a Thanksgiving feast in NoMad. The three-course meal is priced at $95 per person for adults and $45 per person for children. The meal includes options like Wild Mushroom Toast, Roasted Squash, Fennel & Beets, Venison Sausage, Roast Turkey & Braised Thigh, Beef Tenderloin in Red Wine Sauce, Paupiettes of Sole & Shrimp Mousse, Warm Apple Crumble, and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Apple Cider Glaze & Whipped Cream. The meal also comes with a variety of sides. 

Tavern on the Green

Thanksgiving dinner is difficult to have outdoors, thanks to the cold weather coming in. If you want to be a part of nature while still keeping warm during your feast, visit Tavern on the Green in Central Park. This iconic restaurant located inside the park is known for its elevated dining amongst the trees, giving every meal a touch of class. Guests can still enjoy it this Thanksgiving when they taste its five-course feast. You can choose a traditional tom turkey, roasted sliced chateaubriand or organic Scottish salmon as your main course alongside classic sides from mashed potatoes to cranberry conserves. Top it off with a pumpkin dessert, and this will be one Thanksgiving meal you won’t forget. Prices for this dinner are $125 per person.

Portale

You might not think of Italy when you think of Thanksgiving dinner, but Portale in Chelsea wants to change that this year. When you step inside this Italian restaurant inside an old-fashioned carriage house, you’ll also find a four-course holiday feast waiting for you and your family to enjoy together. Its roasted turkey comes with duck confit and sour cherry stuffing alongside classic vegetables and gravy to add the finishing touch. If you don’t want to eat turkey this year, you can also try its Maine lobster or sirloin steak while enjoying classic Italian appetizers to create a world-class Thanksgiving meal. Prices for this dinner are $125 per person.

Vestry

This Thanksgiving, Michelin-Starred Chef Shaun Hergatt invites guests to celebrate the holiday at Vestry. For $98 per person, diners can choose from a prix-fixe three-course menu with options like Escarole Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Tuna Toast, Potato Gnocchi and Grilled Quail. There are also five entree options like Traditional Roasted Turkey, Crispy Skin Branzino, Binchotan Atlantic Salmon, Creekstone Farm Beef Cheeks or Shrimp Risotto. Dessert options consist of Bourbon Pecan Pie, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Pot de Creme and Chef Shaun’s Instagram-famous Cheesecake.

Virgil’s Real Barbecue

Virgil’s Real Barbecue is the place to be if you’re looking for a delicious and authentic barbecue experience this Thanksgiving. Our special menu includes an 18 lb smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, cornbread & sausage stuffing, giblet gravy, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows, creole green beans, homemade cranberry sauce, candied Brussels sprouts with pecans & applewood smoked bacon, buttermilk biscuits, and more. So come on in and enjoy a true Southern feast! The feast is $349 and serves six to eight. Orders and reservations can be placed online

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Thanksgiving Dinner at Virgil’s Real Barbecue (Courtesy Alicart Restaurant Group)

Porter House Bar and Grill

If you want to take your Thanksgiving dinner to new heights, step inside Porter House Bar and Grill this year. This steakhouse is located in Columbus Circle, and every meal comes with a sky-high view of the area as well as Central Park. Its three-course Thanksgiving dinner can’t be missed, as it combines your favorite holiday and steakhouse dishes. Its roasted natural Lancaster County Turkey comes with standard flavors such as cranberry sauce and sweet potatoes, or you can take a bite of its classic filet mignon or rib eye. Add some vegetable sides and seafood appetizers, and you’ll have a taste of a steakhouse Thanksgiving. Prices for this dinner are $125 per person.

The Dutch

You might just want a classic American dinner this Thanksgiving rather than an extravagant city feast. Luckily, you can find it at The Dutch. This American restaurant in South Village creates a holiday dinner you can enjoy with the family but places it in a restaurant setting. The main course provides all your favorite dishes, such as an organic roast turkey, spoon bread stuffing and cranberry-orange chutney to create those classic flavors. You also have the choice of adding on your favorite appetizer and dessert, from butternut squash to buffalo wings and pork ribs. Prices for this dinner are $145 per person.

Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer

If you’re in the Big Apple and looking for something sweet to enjoy this Thanksgiving, Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer has got you covered. The restaurant is known for its delicious burgers, craft beers, and over-the-top milkshakes. This year, Black Tap offers a Fried Turkey & Brie Sandwich, as well as a Pecan Pie CrazyShake, to celebrate the best of the season’s flavors in a unique way. Both are available through the end of November. 

Dagon

Dagon, a trendy Upper West Side restaurant, serves up a prix-fixe three-course menu for Thanksgiving. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, main courses, and desserts. Some of the choices include Crispy Roasted Lamb, Steamed Red Snapper and Apple Mille Feuille. A la carte options such as the Mezze plates, breads, and sides will also be available. The set menu is priced at $75 per person.

King David Tacos

Exclusively for November at King David Tacos, diners can enjoy the restaurant’s famous Cranbirdy Taco for just $.50. The taco includes a veritable Thanksgiving feast with DiPaola’s turkey sausage, eggs, cheese, roasted sweet potatoes and cranberry salsa (inspired by founder Liz Solomon Sawyer’s mother’s homemade cranberry relish). It’s the perfect holiday breakfast!

Public Display of Affection

If you’re not in the mood for turkey this year, order a family-style meal to enjoy at home from Public Display of Affection. The Brooklyn pizza spot has meals for $200 that feed between four to six people and include a Chicken Confit Detroit-style pizza, your choice of PDA pizzas, PDA Salad, Brussels sprouts, sauteed greens, fingerling potatoes, a Pumpkin Spice Latte Calzone and sparkling wine. Orders must be placed at least two days in advance

Buca di Beppo

Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving Day and serving a special Turkey Day menu from 10:30 a.m. To 8 p.m. A limited menu of the restaurant’s Italian classics is available as well. Thanksgiving Packages To Go are available hot or cold for pick up November 21-23 (cold) and November 23-24 (hot). Meals include sliced turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread and butter, and pumpkin pie. Small pans feed three for $105, and large pans feed six for $192. Catering packages are also available. Details can be found here

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Thanksgiving Dinner (Courtesy Buca di Beppo)

Zaytinya

The Thanksgiving feast at Zaytinya, located at The Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad is a delicious three-course set menu that includes Turkey Gravy finished with black truffle and Madeira; Green Bean Casserole; Chestnut Stuffing; Caramelized Onion Rolls; Buttered Potato Puree; and Cranberry Sauce spiced with cardamom, star anise and orange zest.This meal is perfect for anyone looking for a delicious and traditional Thanksgiving feast. Reservations can be made here

Verōnika

Verōnika has five seatings for Thanksgiving beginning at 4 p.m. Diners can choose between Morel Mushroom Agnolotti and Coconut Squash Ginger Soup for their starters, Four-Story Hill’s Farm Turkey, Eight Hour Salt Crusted Lamb or Mushroom Wellington for their main course and Walnut & Pecan Pie or White Chocolate & Truffle Cake for dessert. Sides include Brussels Sprouts Gratin, Almost Traditional Stuffing, Verōnika Potato Puree and Spice Baked Acorn Squash. The meal is priced at $160 per person, with an option to add a wine pairing for $85-$160 per person. Reservations can be made here

La Goulue

La Goulue is a French restaurant located on the Upper East Side in New York, known for its classic French cuisine and wine list. This year, La Goulue has a special meal for the holiday created by Executive Chef Antoine Camin. The first course consists of Butternut Squash Soup Veloué and Ravioli de Homard. The main course includes Roasted Organic Turkey and Steak Au Poivre. Desserts consist of Pecan Mascarpone Napoleon and Pumpkin Tart. The meal is priced at $92 per adult and $46 per child. 

Lindens

Lindens can be found within Arlo Soho, located in the heart of New York City. The space features an open kitchen and a 12-seat chef’s table, as well as a bar and lounge area. Lindens has a fun holiday meal created by Chef Carsten Johannsen this Thanksgiving. The meal starts with Parker House Rolls and Baked Figs & Brie. It continues with Roasted Turkey Breast, Mashed Potatoes, Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, Cranberry Sauce and Sweet Potato Stuffing and ends with Pumpkin Pie. Seatings are available from noon to 9 p.m., and meals are priced at $65 per person for adults and $35 per person for children.

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Thanksgiving Dinner (Courtesy Lindens)

Industry Kitchen

Industry Kitchen in the Seaport District is a popular restaurant in the Seaport District of New York City. The restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes, including pizza, pasta, and seafood has a holiday menu with the restaurant’s famous Thanksgiving Pizza, Lacquered Chilean Seabass, Braised Short Rib Ravioli, Glazed Pork Belly Bao and more. Diners can book online here.

Margie’s at The Rockaway Hotel

Margie’s at The Rockaway Hotel is a beloved institution in the Rockaway Beach community. Offering classic diner fare, Margie’s has been a staple of the area for years, and locals and visitors alike flock to the restaurant for its friendly atmosphere and delicious food. Margie’s at The Rockaway Hotel has a special feast for the holiday priced at $55 per adult and $25 per child. The meal includes three courses with options like the Honey Roasted Parsnip Soup, Herb Brined Turkey and Spiced Pumpkin Mousse, among other Thanksgiving specials. 

Dante and Dante West Village

Enjoy exquisite Italian cuisine, seafood and small plates at Dante and Dante West Village. Both restaurants have a special set menu for Thanksgiving this year priced at $120 per person. The meal includes items like Roasted Heirloom Delicata, Agave Glazed Ham, Chicory Salad, Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast and Tiramisu EggNog. Seatings begin at noon.

Avra Estiatorio Rockefeller Center

Avra Estiatorio Rockefeller Center has a traditional menu for the holiday, with late lunch and dinner options available on Thanksgiving Day from 12:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. The special menu is priced at $70 per person for adults and $35 per person and includes white meat turkey along with all the trimmings and sides. 

The Orchard Townhouse

Located in Chelsea, The Orchard Townhouse features a special Thanksgiving dinner in a cozy atmosphere. The restaurant is located in a four-story townhouse, so you’ll feel as though you’re enjoying your meal at home. The restaurant serves a three-course holiday menu from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and the meal is priced at $80 per person. The special dinner comes with roasted turkey, stuffing, sides, your choice of an appetizer and dessert. 

The Smith

Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast throughout the day at The Smith, with seating beginning at opening. The meal is priced at $75 per person, and additional items are available a la carte. The Thanksgiving meal includes options like Butternut Squash Soup and Ricotta Gnocchi, Turkey Pot Pie, Braised Turkey Drumstick and Roasted Turkey Breast. If you’re not quite into turkey, you can select from options like Red Wine Braised Short Rib and Rigatoni Carbonara. Make sure to save room for desserts such as Dark Chocolate Layer Cake, Sticky Caramel Apple Pudding, or Pumpkin Cheesecake in a Jar. Each meal comes with a selection of sides. Reservations can be made here.

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Thanksgiving Dinner (Courtesy The Smith)