Thanksgiving is one of the most glorious days of the year. Seriously, how could you not love a holiday that's dedicated to stuffing your face with turkey, mashed potatoes, and pie?
However, if you’ve ever tried to host your own Thanksgiving, you probably know that eating Thanksgiving dinner is a hell of a lot more fun than cooking it.
When it comes time to whip up the annual fabulous feast, unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with the homemaking skills of Martha Stewart. Plus, cooking a four-course meal in a tiny apartment kitchen can be a challenging task, to say the least.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to get in on the Turkey Day festivities without all of the hassles, you’re in luck. Whether you're aiming to splurge or keep it frugal, NYC is home to all sorts of awesome restaurants that will be dishing out delectable meals on Thanksgiving Day.
Whether you’re looking for an intimate place to have dinner with a bae, taking your family out for a Thanksgiving feast, or rounding up the troops for a fun Friendsgiving celebration, these restaurants are the perfect place to snag all of your favorite foods on Thanksgiving—on any budget!
1. The Flying Cock (Murray Hill)
If you’re looking for a tasty Thanksgiving meal without a pile of dirty dishes to clean up afterward, check out The Flying Cock, located at 497 3rd Avenue. This Murray Hill restaurant will be serving a $20 per person traditional roast turkey dinner that includes herb-roasted carved turkey with savory stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.
And if you're really in the mood for some Turkey Day fun, for an additional $19, you can also add 90 minutes of bottomless cocktails.
2. Má Pêche (Midtown)
For Thanksgiving fare with a hint of Asian flair, check out Má Pêche, located at 15 West 56th Street in Midtown. This lofty Momofuku restaurant will be offering a family-style meal from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
The $55-per-person feast will include innovative dishes such as turducken, roasted squash, and grains, loaded Pommes puree, focaccia stuffing with Chinese sausage and mushrooms, and pumpkin pie topped with smoked Sichuan whipped cream.
Not to mention some marvelous mulled apple cider!
3. Harold's Meat + Three (Soho)
This Thanksgiving, Harold's Meat + Three, located at 2 Renwick Street in Soho, will be serving up a traditional family-style feast from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
The meal, which costs $52 per person, will feature all the Thanksgiving classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato puree with marshmallow brulee, creamed onions, stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mac and cheese, and, of course, pie.
4. Celestine (DUMBO)
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving feast that comes with a side of killer views, head to Celestine located at 1 John Street in Brooklyn. This Dumbo restaurant has great views of the Manhattan Bridge and the downtown skyline, not to mention a pretty impressive Thanksgiving menu.
The meal, which costs $78 per person, includes foie gras, brown butter sweet potato soup, roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, braised short rib, bruleed yam casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie from Four & Twenty Blackbirds.
5. Red Rooster Harlem (Harlem)
For a festive meal filled with all of your favorite comfort foods, head over to Red Rooster Harlem located at 310 Lenox Avenue.
This uptown establishment will be offering a $55 prix fixe menu that includes mouthwatering eats like cornbread, pumpkin soup, and kale salad followed by delectable entrees such as a Thanksgiving plate, consisting of fried hot honey turkey, savory rice pudding, bourbon cranberry jam and dirty gravy.
For the non-traditional, there's also a jerk salmon, lamb pasta, and a vegetarian option. Plus, some tasty sweet potato pie for dessert.
6. Gastroteca Astoria (Astoria)
If you’re looking for the perfect place to celebrate Thanksgiving in Queens, head over to Gastroteca Astoria, located at 30-02 34th Avenue in Astoria.
This restaurant will be offering its a la carte menu as well as a four-course, $49 Thanksgiving prix fixe menu filled with decadent dishes such as pumpkin ravioli, Tuscan rosemary garlic turkey, marshmallow roasted yams, Brussels sprouts, stuffing, mashed potatoes and a couple different types of pie.
Gastroteca will also have a $10 unlimited house wine special during dinner to boot!
7. Freemans (Lower East Side)
Tucked away at the end Freeman Alley, you’ll find a Thanksgiving feast going on inside of Freemans.
From 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. this rustic, American restaurant will be offering a four-course prix fixe meal for $90 that includes traditional Thanksgiving fare such as hot artichoke dip, butternut squash soup, green bean casserole, roasted turkey, trout, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, pumpkin pie, sweet potato pie and sticky toffee pudding.
If you’re looking to eat dinner in a more intimate setting among family and friends, Freemans also has private spaces available for booking on Thanksgiving Day.
8. Leuca (Williamsburg)
If you’re looking for something on the fancy side in Brooklyn, head over to Leuca, located in the bottom of the William Vale Hotel at 111 N 12th Street in Williamsburg.
This upscale restaurant will be offering a four-course, $75 prix fixe menu filled with all sorts of delectable eats that range from smoked beets, tuna crudo, and octopus, to entrees like pasta, turkey, fish, and steak followed by pumpkin cheesecake and Sicilian pistachio cake for dessert.
9. Locanda Verde (Tribeca)
For a Thanksgiving meal with an Italian twist, snag a table at Locanda Verde on Thanksgiving Day.
This Tribeca hot spot, located at 377 Greenwich Street, will be dishing out a family-style meal for $110 per person that includes dishes like squash agnolotti, sheep’s milk ricotta, autumn salad, winter squash, Brussels sprouts, and turkey with chestnut stuffing, and polenta cake.
10. db Bistro Moderne (Midtown)
db Bistro Moderne, Daniel Boulud’s stylish Midtown restaurant located at 55 West 44th Street, will be getting into the holiday spirit by offering a special dinner from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m on Thanksgiving.
For $75 a person, you can score a delicious three-course prix fixe dinner that includes insanely tasty dishes such as squash soup, Amish turkey, roast rib of beef, pumpkin risotto, pumpkin profiteroles and maple pecan tart. Yum![Feature Image Courtesy The Flying Cock]