The 25 Best NYC Restaurants for Thanksgiving

NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By The Beekman

By: Stefanie DiMartino

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving dinner in NYC, look no further. In this article, I’ll share the best NYC thanksgiving restaurants. While this year has proven to be unpredictable and difficult for a lot of people, the holidays bring about the very best of all that New York City has to offer. And, although the holidays may look a little different this year, food is one thing that helps bring people together.

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    Thanksgiving kicks off the holiday season and is hands down everyone’s favorite holiday for feasting on amazing food! Restaurants have struggled this year, so supporting eateries for either dine-in or take-out helps keep these wonderful businesses afloat! Luckily, NYC has countless dine-in and takeout options, with anyone sure to leave you with a full belly and a memorable culinary experience.

    The 25 Best NYC Thanksgiving Restaurants

    THE BAR ROOM AT TEMPLE COURT

    The Beekman Hotel, 5 Beekman Street, New York, NY 10038 | (212) 658-1848 | $95+

    Featuring an autumnal menu from Tom Colicchio, in the most elegant and beautiful space, be sure to dine at The Bar Room at The Beekman for a 3-course Thanksgiving feast. Enjoy menu options such as Honeynut Squash Soup, Chestnut Risotto and Narragansett Free-Range Turkey, and Pumpkin Pie. Reservations are available inside The Bar Room beginning at 2pm through the evening, with the last seating at 8pm. You can view the full Thanksgiving menu here. It is sure to be a wonderful experience and that’s why it is one of the Top 25 Best NYC Restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner.

    Note: So that all mandated safety protocols are adhered to, seatings are limited. Temperature checks are mandatory for entry. Guests are required to wear a mask in all public spaces.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By The Beekman
    Photo By The Beekman

    CARMINE’S UPPER WEST SIDE

    2450 Broadway, New York, NY 10024 | (212) 362-2200 | $295+ 

    Carmine’s is a quintessential NYC spot, and is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. This is one of the best restaurants in New York-based on customer reviews so it is no wonder it is also one of the best NYC Thanksgiving restaurants. To say they are known for their huge portions would be an understatement!

    Carmine’s Italian Restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving feast for both dine-in and takeout that will feed 6-8 people. Their traditional feast includes an 18-pound Roasted Turkey with Sausage and Sage Stuffing served with homemade Cranberry Sauce, Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sautéed String Beans with julienned Red Peppers and Toasted Hazelnuts, Baby Carrots with fresh dill, Sweet Potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup, and Mashed Potatoes with giblet gravy. YUM! This amazing meal is offered for $295 and is available for dine-in, take-out, delivery, and catering. Of course, you can’t forget dessert, which is always the best part of any meal! You can choose either homemade Pumpkin Pie or Apple Pie, for $24.99 each.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Carmine's
    Photo By Carmine’s

    INDUSTRY KITCHEN

    70 South Street, NY, NY | (212) 487-9600 | $30+

    Located in the South Street seaport waterfront area, Industry Kitchen is offering a special Thanksgiving take-out menu! Some traditional menu offerings include a whole roasted turkey that serves 10-12 ($120), a half stuffed turkey breast roll that serves 2-4 ($40), roasted spiced squash pot with sage and marshmallow that serves 3-6 ($25), and purple mashed potatoes that serve 3-6 ($20). But, the most interesting offering is their Thanksgiving Pizza that serves 2-4 people ($30), and has cranberry sauce, mozzarella, pulled turkey, stuffing, shaved pecorino, and walnuts! And, what is Thanksgiving without dessert? Industry Kitchen offers pumpkin pie and pecan bourbon pie that both serve 10 ($60 each). 

    Note: Orders must be placed one week in advance

    To Order, email: Celine@merchantshospitality.com

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Industry Kitchen
    Photo By Industry Kitchen

    BENOIT NEW YORK

    60 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019 | (646) 943-7373 | $85+

    Benoit New York is a contemporary French bistro by Alain Ducasse. From 12-9pm on Thanksgiving Day, you can enjoy a carefully curated 3-course meal. Some delicious menu options include butternut squash and ginger soup and beet tartare, Vermont free-range turkey and beef filet mignon. Finally, for dessert, pumpkin cheesecake, and a warm chocolate and pecan tart! View the full menu here

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Benoit
    Photo By Benoit New York

    ANTICA PESA 

    115 Berry Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249 | (347) 763-2635 | $40+

    Celebrate Thanksgiving at home! In addition to their regular menu items, Antica Pesa in Williamsburg, Brooklyn is also offering Thanksgiving specials for preorder until November 22, and will be prepared for pickup on November 23, 24, or 25. Order Italian favorites like Cacio e Pepe, Rigatoni all’Amatriciana, Cannoli & more! And some Thanksgiving specials include a Butternut Squash Lasagna, Sliced Roasted Turkey Leg served with Mashed Potatoes, Carrots, Brussels Sprouts, and Cranberry Sauce. Lastly, for dessert, you can have Pumpkin Olive Oil Cake! 

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Antica Pesa
    Photo By Antica Pesa

    ROUTE 66 SMOKEHOUSE 

    46 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004 | (212) 943-1602 | $23+

    Route 66 is now open for indoor dining and is offering a special Thanksgiving menu for dine-in and catering! You can feast on Thanksgiving specials such as butternut squash soup, a Thanksgiving platter ($23) with turkey breast and leg confit, cranberry sauce, stuffing, bourbon sweeties, truffled brussels sprouts, and gravy, steak frites, and for dessert, pecan pie and an apple blossom!

    The full menu and kids menu will also be available all day on Thanksgiving. You can enjoy unique twists on classic BBQ food, plus enjoy craft beer and great cocktails!

    Photo by Pro Church Media on Unsplash

     AQUAVIT

    65 East 55th Street, New York, NY 10022 | (212) 307-7311 | $175+

    Aquavit, a two Michelin star restaurant, typically offers excellent seasonal Nordic cuisine. And, for the first time ever, they have created a Thanksgiving Dinner Kit for Two so that they can do the work for you!

    The Kit includes Fennel and Caraway spiced Turkey Breast and Smoked Turkey Leg alongside a Green Bean and Tarragon salad, a Kale and Orange salad with Pecan, Sweet Potato puree, Creamed Cabbage, Rye and Pork Sausage stuffing, lingonberries, and Danish Rye and butter. Plus, an Apple Crumble Pie with Vanilla Custard for dessert. If you want to indulge further, you can add extra delicious sides for two such as Roasted Pumpkin, Charred Brussels Sprouts, and Spaetzle Mac and Cheese for $55. For more add-ons, you can also add caviar service and pies to truly make it a feast.

    Note: Orders must be placed by November 18. Pickup is available November 25 from 12-6pm. Reheating and some cooking required.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Aquavit
    Photo By Aquavit

    SCARPETTA

    88 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 | (212) 691-0555 | $125+ | $325+

    Scarpetta is offering a $125/person prix-fixe menu in the Main Dining Room. First, appetizer options include Butternut Squash Soup, Creamy Polenta, and Seared Diver Scallops. Second, pasta choices include Tomato and Basil Spaghetti and Short Rib and Bone Marrow Agnolotti. Main courses include Roasted Turkey, Branzino, and a NY strip steak. And, finally, to top it off, dessert options include Apple Pudding, Pumpkin Cheesecake, and Valrhona Chocolate Cake.  

    In addition to dining in, Scarpetta is also offering an “At Home” Thanksgiving Convivial Feast for $325 that serves 4 and comes with a Scarpetta apron and a bottle of Scarpetta Olive Oil. For appetizers, some menu items offered include Rosemary Focaccia, Truffled Mushroom Creamy Polenta, Beet Salad and Chicory Salad. The pasta dish is Ricotta and Spinach baked Manicotti in a truffle fontina fonduta sauce and the main entrée includes 35 oz Turkey Breast and gravy. The sides are Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, and Stuffing. Lastly, for dessert – apple pie! You cannot go wrong with either option from Scarpetta! 

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Scarpetta
    Photo By Scarpetta

    HEARTH

    403 East 12th Street, New York, NY 10009 | (646) 602-1300 | $98+ | $55+

    Hearth is offering a special prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu for dining in, on both November 26 and November 27, from 2-9pm. For $98 per guest, you can begin your meal with an Autumn Squash Soup or a Pear and Pecorino salad. For your main entrée, you will be served Roasted Turkey Breast, Braised Leg and Thigh, with traditional Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, and classic Brown Gravy. Equally important are the side dishes, which include Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Greenmarket Vegetables with honey and thyme. Finally, for dessert, choose Pumpkin Pie or Apple Crisp! For an additional $38 per guest, you can add a wine and beverage pairing.

    Also, Hearth is offering 2 Thanksgiving At Home menus. “The Bird and Trimmings” is $55 per person, packed family-style, and includes the Roasted Turkey Breast, Braised Leg and Thigh, traditional Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, classic Brown Gravy, and Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes. “The Full Festive Feast” is $75 per person, packed family-style, and includes Autumn Squash Soup, Roasted Turkey Breast, Braised Leg and Thigh, traditional Bread Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, classic Brown Gravy, Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Greenmarket Vegetables with honey and thyme, and your choice of Pumpkin Pie or Apple Crisp. You can also choose between 5 additional beverage options, from $28-$130. 

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Hearth
    Photo By Hearth

    ILILI 

    236 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 | (212) 683-2929 | $80+ | $375+

    ilili offers Lebanese-Mediterranean inspired cuisine, with a New York attitude. Ilili is offering a special 4-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu for $80 per person with favorite a-la-carte menu items along with Thanksgiving specials.

    You can choose two items as your appetizer, amongst dishes such as roasted Sweet Potato, roasted Wild Mushrooms, Cherry Tabbouleh, Hummus, Baba Ghannouj, Brussels Sprouts, Falafel, and more! For your entrée, you can choose between slow roasted Heritage Turkey with Stuffing “grand-mère”, country gravy, and pomme puree, Lamb Makloubeh, Salmon a la Plancha, and Warak Enab (stuffed grape leaves with tomato, eggplant garlic confit, mint yogurt). And, for dessert, you can choose between Pecan Pie, ilili candy bar, and Knafeh Bil Jibneh. 

    In addition to dining in, ilili is also offering Thanksgiving to go! For $375, serving 8 people, you will get Whole Turkey broken down into breasts, thighs & wings, Stuffing “grand-mère,” Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts with fig jam, mint yogurt, grapes, and walnuts, and Pecan Pie. 

     Note: Thanksgiving To Go Orders are for Pickup Only, on November 24th and 25th, between 11:30am and 7pm

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By ilili
    Photo By ilili

    BISTANGO AT THE KIMBERLY HOTEL

    145 East 50th Street, New York, NY 10022 | (212) 888-4121 | $74+

    On Thanksgiving Day, Bistango is offering a special dinner from 2pm-8:30pm. Some Thanksgiving menu items include Bell and Evan’s Red Bourbon Free Range Organic Turkey, Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Sage and Brown Butter, Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and Carrots, and your choice of seasonal dessert. Truly, you cannot go wrong with this delicious feast!

    Photo by Gabriel Garcia Marengo on Unsplash

    LA GOULUE

    29 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065 | (212) 988-8169 | $82+

    La Goulue is offering a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner available from 12 PM until 7:30 pm for $82 and $41 for children under the age of 12. First course selections include Butternut Squash Soup, Ravioli de Homard, Le Tartare de Thon Japonais and Salade Folle. Main course selections feature Roasted Organic Turkey, Steak Au Poivre and Pavé de Saumon. Desserts include Pecan Mascarpone Napoleon, Pumpkin Tart, and Profiterolles Croquantes. Everything sounds delicious, so that’s why La Goulue is one of the Top 25 Best NYC Restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner. 

    Note: For carry-out, orders must be placed by Friday, November 20th by calling (212) 988-8169.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By La Goulue
    Photo By La Goulue

    JOJO

    160 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065 | (212) 223-5656 | $128+ | $588+

    JoJo is offering a 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu from 12-8pm. Some delicious menu items include appetizers such as Spicy Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Lettuce Cups, Burrata and Citrus Salad, Broccoli and Kale Salad, or Butternut Squash Soup with Black Trumpet Mushrooms and Chives. The entrées include your choice of Roasted Faroe Island Salmon with Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts, Truffle Vinaigrette, Roasted Organic Turkey with Mushroom and Chestnut Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Compote, Brussels Sprouts, Gravy, Wagyu Beef Tenderloin with Broccoli Rabe, Potato Puree, House-Made Sriracha Emulsion and Sesame, or Seared Black Sea Bass with Mushrooms Steamed with Citrus-Red Curry infusion. And, for dessert, your choices are Chocolate Pecan Pie, Caramelized Apple Pie, or Spiced Pumpkin Pie. 

    Similarly to their delicious dine-in menu, JoJo is also offering Thanksgiving To Go, for $588, serving 6-8 people. Menu items include Whole Roasted Organic Turkey, Sourdough Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Ginger and Orange Zest, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Delicata Squash with Sage, Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Crosnes with Garlic and Rosemary, Roasted Mushrooms with Herbs, and Spiced Pumpkin Pie. 

    Photo By JoJo

    MOLYVOS

    871 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019 | (212) 582-7500 | $45+

    Molyvos is one of New York’s most beloved Greek restaurants. They are offering a 3-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu available from 12pm-7pm on Thanksgiving Day. To start, your appetizer will be Butternut Squash Soup. Second, for your entrée, enjoy Roasted Organic Turkey with Chestnuts, Pine Nuts, Golden Raisins & Rice Stuffing, Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Fall Fruit Spoon Sweet. And finally, for dessert, enjoy Milopita with Caramelized Apples, Golden Raisins, and Walnuts wrapped in Phyllo, Cinnamon Ice Cream, and Samos Caramel. Truly a unique dining experience, Molyvos is one of the best NYC thanksgiving restaurants.

    Note: The regular menu will also be available on Thanksgiving Day. And, all special menu items are available via takeout/delivery.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Molyvos
    Photo By Molyvos

    AMERICAN CUT 

    363 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013 | (212) 226-4736 | $95+ | $280+

    For a Thanksgiving dinner in NYC, American Cut is offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving Day menu, with seatings at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm. Appetizer offerings include a choice of Butternut Squash Soup, a Harvest Salad, or Grilled Bacon. For your entrée, choose Roasted Turkey with Ginger Cranberry Sauce and Gravy, Prime Rib, Seared Salmon, Filet Mignon, or a NY Strip Steak. Sides include Thanksgiving Stuffing, Sweet Potato Purée, and Brussels Sprouts for the table. And finally, for dessert, choose either an Apple Crostata or Pumpkin Cake. Call for reservations. 

    Not only can you dine-in, but American Cut is also offering an “At Home” Thanksgiving Feast that feeds 4, for $280. Each kit comes with enough Appetizers, Turkey, Sides and Dessert to share amongst 4 people. 

    Note: Pre-Order by 9pm on November 23rd. Pick up on November 25, 4pm-8pm, or November 26, 12pm-2pm. Limited quantity of kits available. Local pick-up from our Tribeca location only; delivery not available.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By American Cut
    Photo By American Cut

    ROBERT

    2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019 | (212) 299-7730 | $110+ | $160+

    Robert sits atop The Museum of Arts and Design at Columbus Circle, and is a modern American restaurant with stunning views of Central Park and Columbus Circle. No wonder it made our list of the best NYC thanksgiving restaurants!

    Just for location and views alone is why Robert is one of the Top 25 Best NYC Restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner. On Thanksgiving Day, enjoy a special prix fixe menu from 2pm-8pm. First, as an amuse bouche, enjoy Wild Mushroom and Butternut Squash Soup. Second, for appetizers, some choices include Truffled Gnocchi and Dungeness Crab Cake. Third, for the main course, choose from Branzino and Scallops, Turkey Roulade, Wagyu Filet Mignon, or Spaghetti Squash and Farro. And finally, for dessert, enjoy a duo of Pumpkin Cheesecake and a Chocolate Ganache Bar. 

    Also, enjoy Robert’s Thanksgiving At Home. $160 Dinner For Two includes Mulled Apple Cider, Butternut Squash Coup, Camembert en Croute, Turkey Roulade with Brioche Stuffing Cake with Chestnuts and Cranberries, Roasted Baby Carrots and Brussels Sprouts, Truffled Pommes Purée, Apple Cranberry Sauce, and Cognac Turkey Gravy, plus 4 Sourdough Dinner Rolls. And for dessert, Pumpkin Cheesecake, Chocolate Ganache bar, and Pecan Tart Petit Fours.

    Note: All orders must be placed by November 24. Orders may be picked up November 25 between 3-6pm or November 26 from 12-2pm.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Chef Gonzalo Colin of Robert
    Photo By Chef Gonzalo Colin of Robert

    SOCARRAT PAELLA BAR

    3 NYC Locations |  $55+ | $110+

    At Socarrat Paella Bar, “celebrate Thanksgiving the Spanish way eating Turkey Paella in the restaurant or at home. Gather around with your family and friends and enjoy a different celebration this year. Enjoy a specially crafted Thanksgiving menu with a selection of classic tapas, turkey paella, traditional Thanksgiving fixings, pumpkin cheesecake and churros, all served family style. Indoor and heated outdoor seating available. Dining at Socarrat Paella Bar is sure to be a great Thanksgiving dinner experience. And for that reason, that’s why it is one of the Top 25 Best NYC Restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner.

    In addition, you can take home the perfect Thanksgiving meal for two, four or eight people. Includes a selection of classic tapas, turkey paella, traditional thanksgiving fixings, pumpkin cheesecake and churros, all served family style. Price is $110 for two, $220 for four, and $440 for eight. 

    Note: Order by Tuesday, November 24th. Deliveries are available November 25th. Curbsude pickup available November 25th and 26th. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. 

    To Place An At Home Order, email: events@socarratnyc.com

    FOR RESERVATIONS AT:

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Socarrat
    Photo By Socarrat

    UNION SQUARE CAFE

    101 East 19th Street, New York, NY 10003 | (212) 243-4020 | $140+

    Union Square Cafe is a top rated NYC restaurant with a warm atmosphere. You can enjoy a special prix fixe Thanksgiving menu, from 1pm-7pm on Thanksgiving Day. Appetizer options are Celery Root Soup, Autumn Mistacanza, or Beef Carpaccio. Main course options include Heritage Turkey with Stuffing, Cranberry, and Pan Gravy, New York Strip Steak, or Grilled Branzino. Sides are served family style for the table and include Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Roasted Delicate Squash, and Polenta with Gorgonzola and Balsamic. And of course, dessert is always a must! Your choices are Poached Pear with Spiced Sabayon, Pumpkin Pie, or Chocolate Panna Cotta. You cannot go wrong with any of these amazing dishes, which is why Union Square Cafe is one of the best NYC Thanksgiving restaurants.

    In addition, orders are available to pickup at Union Square Cafe from November 19th-29th, so you can bring these treats with you if you’re heading out of town, or have them ready in your kitchen if you’re hosting. Options include a Pumpkin Lasagna for 6 ($125) and a Holiday Three Pack of Wines ($85).

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Union Square Cafe
    Photo By Union Square Cafe

    PJ CLARKE’S

    3 NYC Locations For Pickup: 915 Third Avenue, New York, NY, 10022, 44 West 63rd Street, New York, NY, 10023, or 250 Vesey Street, New York, NY, 10281 | $55+

    Enjoy Thanksgiving at home with PJ Clarke’s! Some of the special Thanksgiving meal offerings include a choice of Creamy Pumpkin Soup or an Arugula Walnut Salad, an entrée of Roast Heritage Turkey with Old School Pan Gravy and Potted Cranberry Relish, Cornbread Stuffing, Sweet Potato Gratin, and Roast Autumn Vegetables (Brussels Sprouts, Acorn Squash, Potatoes). Of course, you must leave room for dessert, which is Apple Cobbler with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. As an additional treat, you can also order a Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Spice Glaze! 

    Note: Available for Pick Up or Delivery Starting Monday November 23 through November 26.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By PJ Clarke's
    Photo By PJ Clarke’s

    QUE CHEVERE

    115 Delancey Street, New York, NY 10002 | (929) 384-6811 | $15+

    Are you looking for unique Thanksgiving dishes? Then, you must order Thanksgiving To Go from Que Chevere. Que Chevere has created two Thanksgiving-inspired menu offerings with Puerto Rican flair and flavor. The first offering is a 12 pound Turkey ($45) that is marinated in fresh garlic, QC Adobo seasoning, and homemade sofrito for two days, and then slow-roasted on the rotisserie. The turkey also comes with a quart of tomato-based gravy. The second offering is a Mofongo Pie ($15), a Puerto Rican twist on traditional Thanksgiving pies. The Mofongo Pie is made from mashing plantains together with butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, sugar, and nutmeg, and then baked in a flakey pie crust – YUM! 

    The Turkeys are available for pre-order now, for pick up on November 24 or November 25

    The Mofongo Pies are available for same-day pickup or take out.

    NYC Thanksgiving/Photo By Que Chevere
    Photo By Que Chevere

    MIFUNE

    245 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 | (212) 986-2800 | $180+

    Michelin-recognized progressive and innovative Japanese restaurant Mifune definitely ranks as one of the best NYC Thanksgiving restaurants. They are offering a Thanksgiving Eve and Thanksgiving Day 7-course prix fixe menu, for $180 per person. You can also add an optional wine or sake pairing for $70. There will be two seatings – one at 5:30pm and one at 8pm, with limited indoor seating and 4 semi-private outdoor bubble tents, with seating up to 6 people per table.

    Mifune’s menu spotlights their annual Thanksgiving signature organic Turkey Truffle Foie Gras Pie with Foie Gras Gravy. Other courses include Porcini Mushroom Cream Soup with Black Truffle, Alaskan King Crab and Caviar with Tosazu Gelée, Pan Seared Scallop and Black Truffle with Lotus Root Purée and Pedro Ximénez Foam, Grilled New York Fluke with Yuzu Croûte and Bonito-Kombu Beurre Blanc, Japanese Wagyu A5 Rank and Japanese Uni Sushi, and Gâteau Opéra with Kabocha Pumpkin Custard Cream and Fruits Rouge Sorbet. 

    Note: The restaurant’s number one priority safety, so masks and gloves will be worn by the staff with tables set six feet apart. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival and hand sanitizer will be readily available.

    For reservations, email: MifuneReservation@gmail.com

    Photo By MIFUNE

    HORTUS NYC

    271 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016 | (646) 858-3784 | $70+

    Hortus is a Michelin-recognized restaurant that continues to evolve its approach to modern Asian cuisine. As one of the best NYC Thanksgiving restaurants, Hortus will be offering a $70 prix-fixe menu with highlights such as the Hortus Royal Platter with chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and shrimp cocktail, as well as Truffle Noodles with assorted mushrooms and Thai bird chili. As an appetizer, your choices include Pumpkin Soup with grilled bread, cilantro espuma, and pumpkin seeds or an Autumn Salad with roasted delicata squash, and radicchio pine nut dressing. Main dish options include Seabass with charred eggplant puree, lotus root chips or Duckwith spicy braised mu (Korean radish) orange, and duck jus. And finally, for dessert, your options are Matcha Tiramisu or Monaka Ice Cream (black sesame, green tea, or vanilla). You can also accompany your meal with a $40 wine pairing.

    Note: Reservations can be made indoors and on their heated outdoor patio.

    Hortus NYC
    Photo By Hortus NYC

    ALFIE’S BAR & KITCHEN

    800 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019 | (212) 757-2390 | $20+

    Alfie’s is a Hell’s Kitchen favorite with a refreshed New American Gastro Pub menu. Alfie’s is offering Thanksgiving brunch from 11am-4pm, and dinner from 5pm-10pm. 

    Some innovative brunch specials include Korean Fried Chicken on a biscuit with a sunny-side up egg, black garlic aioli, butter lettuce, romesco on a fresh biscuit served with mixed greens and Banana Cheesecake Pancakes with a crunchy peanut butter crumble. Some dinner highlights include appetizers such as OH. MY. MAC with local burrata on top of hot & creamy mac & cheese with a crispy breadcrumb topping, served with two pieces of romesco bruschetta and Butternut Squash Soup with topped with fried sage and toasted pumpkin seeds. Main dish options include Classic Fish & Chips with beer battered pollock, mushy peas, preserved lemon, caper berries, choice of hand-cut fries or sweet potato fries, and Char Grilled Steak Frites with 12oz brant beef NY Strip with a peppercorn sauce & hand-cut french fries.

    Note: Dining will be available indoors or in their heated outdoor seating arrangement. 

    For reservations, call (212) 757-2390

    NAI TAPAS

    85 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003 | (212) 677-1030 | $85+

    Nai Tapas, located in the East Village, will be offering a Thanksgiving 6-course prix-fixe tapas style menu for $85 per person, with choice of dessert, as well as a choice of sangria, red/white wine, or beer. Menu highlights include Fideua (Catalan styled toasted paella with mussels, scallops, clams, seaweed, tobiko and aioli); Gambas Al Ajillo (shrimp in garlic sauce); Carpaccio De Portobello (Portobello marinated in truffle oil, topped with manchego cheese, marcona almonds and saffron salt); and Rabo Guisado (tempranillo braised oxtail, veal demi-glace), among others. 

    Note: Reservations start at 5pm and can be made for indoor or outdoor seating.

    Fideua at Nai Tapas
    Photo By Nai Tapas

    ELEGANT AFFAIRS CATERERS

    240 West 30th Street, New York, NY 10001 | (212) 991-0078 | 110 Glen Cove Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542 | (516) 271-1619 | $50+

    Elegant Affairs Caterers serves NYC and Long Island/The Hamptons and will be offering carry-out and delivery with over 45 delicious Thanksgiving dishes available! Your choices include Baked Brie that serves 8-12 ($65), a whole Roasted 20-28 pound Thanksgiving Turkey ($130+), Cranberry Citrus Compote ($12), Bourbon Glazed Spiral Cut Ham ($100), Whipped Cinnamon and Maple Sweet Potatoes ($18), Truffle Macaroni and Cheese ($24), Pumpkin Pie ($45), and so much more! You can hand select your feast and have your appetizers, entrées, sides, and desserts covered! 

    Note: Pick-up is available in Long Island and delivery is available for Long Island, NYC, and The Hamptons. Deliveries and pick-ups can be scheduled up until 7 days prior to Thanksgiving and picked up any time from 10am-4pm on November 25 and from 9am-12pm on November 26.

    Photo By Elegant Affairs

    In conclusion, these are the best NYC thanksgiving restaurants. Certainly, there are so many places to choose from, each one sure to be great. Remember, stay safe, stay thankful, and Bon Appetit!

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