14 Great Restaurants for Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC
The holidays are always a special time in New York City and Thanksgiving is the official start of the holiday season! It’s also the best holiday for getting your grub on and feasting like a king or queen! If you’re looking to dine in NYC, then you’re in the right place! New York City is already considered one of the biggest food capitals of the world, so if you’re looking for excellent and unique dining, there are countless options. If you’d like to keep your sink clean and leave the cooking to the professionals, below are my top picks on where to dine this Thanksgiving.
FEINSTEIN’S 54 BELOW
254 West 54th Street, Cellar, NY, NY 10019 | (646) 476-3551 | $85+
For a different Thanksgiving dining experience, head over to Feinstein’s 54 Below. What better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with music and great food?
“The Tony Award®-nominated Callaway Sisters are back by popular demand at Feinstein’s/54 Below with their new show Broadway the Calla-way! For Liz and Ann’s Thanksgiving performance on Thursday, November 28, pre-selected reservations are mandatory & begin at 5:00pm. The kitchen will continue to serve throughout the entirety of the performance. For this evening only, our regular menu will be replaced by a Thanksgiving prix fixe, which features classic holiday dishes and other festive seasonal favorites. All guests will be charged $85 each for their meals (this pricing does not include beverages or tax & gratuity).” – Feinstein’s 54 Below
Chelsea Piers | 866-817-3463 | $90+
Step aboard the all-glass, European-inspired Bateaux New York for an elegant, sophisticated, and unforgettable dining experience. Bateaux by Hornblower is offering a Thanksgiving afternoon lunch cruise and a Thanksgiving dinner cruise, and Thanksgiving weekend cruises. “Try something different this November, and spend Thanksgiving in awe, with dazzling up-close views of New York City. Outstanding service, delectable cuisine and quality time spent together combine for a simply breathtaking experience you’ll remember for years to come.” – Bateaux
The lunch cruise is a 2 hour cruise with incredible views of the NYC skyline, music selection from onboard DJ, and a plated three-course lunch prepared by onboard executive chef. Boarding is at 1pm, cruising takes place 1:30-3:30pm, and pricing starts at $89.90. The dinner cruise is a 3 hour cruise with incredible views of the NYC skyline, features an acoustic trio with a vocalist and grand piano, panoramic views of the NYC skyline and many landmarks, and a plated three-course dinner prepared by onboard executive chef. Boarding is at 6:15pm, cruising takes place 7-10pm, and pricing starts at $179.90.
WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE
One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523 | (914) 592-2222 | $87+
For a unique and fun dining experience on Thanksgiving, head north of the city and enjoy food and entertainment at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. “Spend Thanksgiving day with Family & Friends at WBT! Feast on a lavish Thanksgiving Buffet, including Turkey and all the Trimmings. Following dinner, it’s an afternoon of Broadway as you and your guests sit back, relax and enjoy our critically acclaimed live production of “It Happened One Christmas Eve”. A heart-warming musical about an infant left on a Brooklyn doorstep one Christmas Eve and the magic she brings to the lives of those who find her. It captures the holiday message of love, forgiveness, understanding, loyalty, and perseverance in a nostalgic blend of joy and nostalgia.” – Westchester Broadway Theatre
The buffet starts at 1:15pm and the show starts at 3:00pm. Adult prices are $96.00 + $8.04 tax + $4.00 gratuity, totaling $108.04. Children (up to age 16) are priced $77.00 + $6.45 tax + $4.00 gratuity, totaling $87.45
250 Park Avenue, NY, NY 10003 | (212) 995-0242
Enjoy a special Thanksgiving menu inspired by the Mediterrean at Barbounia. Some standouts include roasted butternut squash soup, fall salad, wild mushrooms khachapuri and free-range Pennsylvania turkey served with sweet potatoes, mushrooms, brussel sprouts, and stuffing, and for dessert, an apple tart and roasted acorn squash!
“Barbounia is an oasis of modern Mediterranean cuisine, influenced by the food and cultures of Greece, Southern France, Morocco and Southern Italy combined with a beautiful chic ambiance and a welcoming staff.” – Barbounia
THE STANDARD GRILL – HIGHLINE NYC
848 Washington Street at 13th Street, NY, NY 10014 | (212) 645-4100 | $75
“Skip the in-laws and join us for Thanksgiving at The Standard Grill. Our Thanksgiving prix-fixe will be served alongside the full menu from 5PM or join us for lunch from 11:30 – 4pm for Thanksgiving specials.” – The Standard Grill
The special Thanksgiving menu at the Standard features appetizers such as salt roasted heirloom baby beets and acorn squash soup, entrees such as organic turkey roulade (with Foie Gras & Golden Raisin Stuffing, Cranberry Relish, Yam Puree, Roasted Baby Vegetables), and Chilean seabass, and desserts including a pumpkin pie tart and caramel apple. Add an additional wine pairing for $35.
NARCISSA – EAST VILLAGE NYC
25 Cooper Square, NY, NY 10003 | (212) 228-3344 | $75
“Narcissa invites you to Thanksgiving dinner in our dining room. We’ll take care of the dishes” – The Standard East Village
Enjoy a prix fixe menu featuring appetizers such as pumpkin bisque and smoked salmon, entrees such as slow cooked turkey breast (herb crust, cornbread stuffing, cranberry-orange ginger jam, gravy) and roasted delicata squash, sides such as garlic mashed potatoes, and mac and cheese, and desserts such as chocolate pecan pie and spiced pumpkin cheesecake. Add an additional wine pairing for $45.
DB BISTRO MODERNE
55 West 44th Street, NY, NY 10036 | (212) 391-2400 | $75
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe meal at Chef Daniel Boulud’s Bistro Moderne for $75 per person. There are many choices to choose from, offering something for everyone! There are appetizers such as pumpkin soup and burrata, entrees such as filet mignon, salmon, and Thanksgiving turkey with all the fixings, and desserts such as apple tarte tatin, pumpkin pot de crème, and molten chocolate fondant. There are also many sides available for $10 each, or 3 for $25.
14 East 60th Street, NY, NY 10022 | (212) 390-8060 | $105
Located in a prime NYC location, enjoy dinner at Rotisserie Georgette, a restaurant specializing in various poultry dishes, perfect for Thanksgiving. Enjoy a beautiful atmosphere and delicious food choices from a special Thanksgiving menu, such as a roast turkey dish with all the Thanksgiving fixings and roasted prime rib of beef. And of course, you need to leave room for some dessert, such as bourbon pecan pie and pumpkin mousse. Rotisserie Georgette is offering a three course menu for Thanksgiving Lunch and Dinner, $105 per person; Optional side dishes à la carte.”
LA PECORA BIANCA – NOMAD
1133 Broadway, NY, NY 10010 | (212) 498-9696
“La Pecora Bianca, offers a relaxed, all-day dining experience, serving vibrant Italian fare in a beautiful setting. We take Italian food back to its roots with an approachable menu that emphasizes vegetables, house-made pastas (gluten free available upon request) and seasonality, with thoughtful, locally sourced ingredients. Join us on Thanksgiving and enjoy our a la carte menu all day! We’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and will be serving festive, seasonal specials in addition to all your La Pecora Bianca favorites.” – La Pecora Bianca
2 Lexington Avenue at Gramercy Park Hotel, NY, NY | (212) 777-2410
“Located in the Gramercy Park Hotel, Maialino captures the warmth and comfort of a Roman trattoria, with a menu that reflects the rich cultures of both Rome and New York.” – Maialino
16 West 29th Street at the Ace Hotel, NY, NY 10001 | (212) 679-1939 | $95+
Dine at The Breslin for a Thanksgiving feast. Enjoy four courses with delicious items such as parsnip soup, roasted turkey breast, and pumpkin pie for $95 per person. Add an additional Wine Pairing for $55
160 East 46th Street, NY, NY 10017 | (212) 883-7373 | $95+
Feast on a three-course meal with family-style sides at Aretsky’s Patroon. Choose from squash salad and oysters for your first course, to roast turkey and halibut for your second course. Enjoy sides such as sausage herb stuffing, and brussel sprouts. And lastly, enjoy desserts such as pecan pie and apple charlotte. Prices are $95 for adults, $55 for children, and $28 for wine pairing.
180 Ludlow Street, NY, NY 10002 | $98
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at Dirty French, for $98 per person. “Dirty French takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of the classic French bistro and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Our prix-fixe includes dishes like the Millefeuille with trumpet mushrooms and butternut squash curry, foie gras pate with apricot mustard and endive salad with anchovy and cinnamon, which remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Our main course will include takes on American Thanksgiving with Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce all with a Dirty French twist. Enhance your meal with a grand plateau de fruits de mar, our Côte de Boeuf for two or Dover Sole Meuniere.” – Dirty French
TAVERN ON THE GREEN
67th Street and Central Park West, NY, NY 10023 | (212) 877-8684 | $125
Dine at one of NYC’s most iconic restaurants in Central Park, Tavern on the Green. Enjoy a wonderful prix fixe Thanksgiving menu for $125 per person, and enjoy dishes such as roasted wild mushroom and beluga lentil soup, free-range turkey with all the fixings, and chocolate bread pudding. There is also a vegetarian prix fixe menu available for $95 per person, and children’s prix fixe menu for children under 12.