Best Thanksgiving Restaurants in New York

Marc Forgione, New York (Photo credit: Noah Fecks)

Best Thanksgiving Dinners in NYC

If laboring in the kitchen all day doesn’t sound like your idea of a holiday, leave it to the professionals to prepare your Thanksgiving dinner.

For a traditional feast of turkey and all the trimmings, visit one of GAYOT’s Top Thanksgiving Restaurants in New York, presented in alphabetical order. And best of all? No dishes to wash.

But you can also pick up prepared turkey or traditional sides (or both, in some cases) at these Top Thanksgiving Take-out Restaurants in New York. Contact each restaurant for details.

1. ABC Kitchen

ABC Kitchen, New York
Union Square, NYC

Butternut squash soup, roasted organic turkey with sourdough-mushroom stuffing, and cranberry Pavlova are only a few of the temptations on the prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu ($108) at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant on the ground floor of ABC Carpet & Home.

2. Beauty & Essex



Beauty & Essex, New York
Lower East Side, NYC

Reservation OpenTableThis scene-y pawnshop/nightclub/restaurant on the Lower East Side will serve roasted free-range turkey, and spiced pecan and dried cherry cornbread stuffing, among other holiday dishes, on Thanksgiving Day.

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3. Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse, New York
Midtown East, NYC



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Dine amid sumptuous wood and leather on Thanksgiving Day at this Midtown East steakhouse.

The three-course prix-fixe holiday menu ($69.95) includes purée of pumpkin soup, traditional turkey with stuffing and pumpkin pie.

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4. Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud, New York
Upper West Side, NYC



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Chef Daniel Boulud‘s Boulud Sud on NYC’s Upper West Side will offer a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu ($105 per person).

The dinner will feature traditional turkey as well as dishes such as za’atar grilled Mediterranean sea bass.

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5. Café Boulud



Café Boulud, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

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Head to this Upper East Side café from Daniel Boulud to enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving holiday meal ($165; $55 for children under 12).

Pumpkin soup with savory bread pudding can precede free-range turkey, chestnut-ciabatta stuffing and sweet potato purée, and an apple tarte Tatin with brown butter ice cream.



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6. Cookshop

Cookshop, New York
Chelsea, NYC

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Cookshop in Chelsea will offer a three-course set menu, which includes a turkey entrée, on Thanksgiving Day.

Cost is $75; $35 for kids under 12.

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7. Craft

Craft, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

Reservation OpenTableThanksgiving at Tom Colicchio’s Craft in the Flatiron District will be a family-style feast ($155 per person).

There will be starters of Wagyu carpaccio and Nantucket Bay scallops with apples and Brussels sprouts; a choice of turkey, salmon, porchetta or short rib; and pumpkin pie, apple crisp and spice doughnuts for dessert.

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8. Daniel

Daniel, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

Daniel Boulud’s eponymous fine dining establishment will treat Thanksgiving Day guests to a three-course holiday meal ($205; $89 for children under 12).

Red kuri squash velouté can launch the feast, which includes choices such as turkey with sage gravy and giblet stuffing, and vanilla pecan pie with whipped maple cream.

9. The Dutch

The Dutch, New York
SoHo, NYC

Reservation OpenTableThanksgiving diners at The Dutch in SoHo will enjoy a choice of appetizer (spinach gnocchi with duck ragù, Wagyu steak tartare, etc.), followed by a family-style main course of roasted organic turkey and classic sides, and a choice of dessert (pumpkin Swiss roll, apple pie, pecan pie, chocolate tart).

The fixed menu costs $130 per person, $60 for children 10 and under.

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10. Gotham Bar & Grill

Gotham Bar & Grill, New York
West Village, NYC

Gotham Bar & GrillReservation OpenTable is a downtown power spot with soaring ceilings, billowy light shades and casually airy feel.

Roasted free-range turkey with duck confit cherry stuffing is only one of the choices on the restaurant’s four-course Thanksgiving Day menu ($150), which could include pumpkin pie and maple ice cream.

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11. The Grill

The Grill, New York
Midtown East, NYC

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The Seagram Building is home to this opulent chophouse inspired by midcentury New York.

Buttered dumplings with Brussels sprouts, roasted turkey complemented by bourbon gravy, and a pumpkin tart are only a few of the dishes on the Thanksgiving holiday menu.

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12. Günter Seeger NY

Günter Seeger NY, New York
West Village, NYC

Reservation OpenTableChef Günter Seeger’s homey, eponymous West Village restaurant features an intimate dining room with 11 tables, as well as a chef’s table.

Visit on Thanksgiving Day and celebrate the holiday with a menu that ranges from heritage turkey to a chocolate pecan tart ($158; children 12 and under $85). Optional wine pairing costs $125.

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13. Jean-Georges

Jean-Georges, New York
Upper West Side, NYC

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The centerpiece of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant empire, this Upper West Side destination will offer a four-course menu on Thanksgiving Day ($198).

Choices will include roasted organic turkey with foie gras and chestnut stuffing, and a pumpkin dessert.

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14. JoJo

JoJo, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

JoJoReservation OpenTable, the first restaurant in chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s culinary empire, is offering a prix-fixe menu ($118; children under age ten half price) on Thanksgiving Day.

Look for options such as butternut squash minestrone, roasted organic turkey with mushroom and chestnut stuffing, and apple pie with cinnamon ice cream.

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15. Little Park

Little Park, New York
TriBeCa, NYC

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Thanksgiving Day diners at Little Park in TriBeCa will choose from starters like sunchoke risotto and autumn squash soup, and desserts such as olive oil cake and apple pie à la mode. In between, guests will feast on slow-roasted turkey served family-style with accompaniments of braised Swiss chard, crispy Brussels sprouts and more.

The prix-fixe menu costs $95 per person; $50 for children 12 and under.

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16. Maialino

Maialino, New York
Gramercy Park, NYC

Reservation OpenTableThis traditional Roman restaurant, part of the Danny Meyer empire, will offer an Italian-American Thanksgiving menu ($115) for the holiday — agnolotti di zucca (butternut squash and sage) will be followed by heritage turkey with sausage stuffing and cranberry mostarda.

Also available, the Maialino Classics menu ($115) and a kids’ menu ($65) stay in the spirit.

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17. Marc Forgione

Marc Forgione, New York
TriBeCa, NYC

Reservation OpenTableAmbitious American cuisine is the calling card of Marc Forgione, son of Larry “the godfather of American cuisine” Forgione.

Seasonal ingredients help inspire the three-course Thanksgiving meal ($95 per person) at this TriBeCa restaurant. Among the choices will be lobster-and-squash soup, roast organic turkey, and caramel apple crisp.

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18. The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges on the Upper East SideReservation OpenTable presents a three-course Thanksgiving meal ($175 per person).

Guests will choose from five appetizers, five entrées and five desserts, including chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s famous molten chocolate cake.

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19. Meadowsweet

Meadowsweet, Brooklyn
Brooklyn

Reservation OpenTableBrooklyn’s farm-inspired restaurant Meadowsweet will celebrate Thanksgiving with a three-course prix-fixe menu ($95 per person).

Compose a meal from dishes like autumn squash bisque, roasted and braised turkey, heritage pork loin and maple crème caramel.

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20. The Mercer Kitchen

The Mercer Kitchen, New York
SoHo, NYC

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On Thanksgiving Day, guests at SoHo’s The Mercer Kitchen will compose their holiday meal ($98) from among dishes such as black truffle and Fontina pizza, roasted organic turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, and warm apple pie complemented by cinnamon ice cream.

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21. The Polo Bar

The Polo Bar, New York
Midtown East, NYC

Reservation OpenTableOn Thanksgiving Day, Ralph Lauren’s popular equine-themed restaurant, The Polo Bar, will offer traditional Thanksgiving specials in addition to its regular à la carte menu.

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22. Porter House New York

Porter House New York, New York
Midtown West, NYC

Reservation OpenTableIf you prefer red meat, consider celebrating Thanksgiving at Porter House New York at Time Warner Center.

Filet mignon and grilled Prime rib-eye are among the options on the three-course prix-fixe menu ($102 per person, $42 for children under 10), along with roasted turkey with bread, apple and sage stuffing.

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23. Ristorante Morini

Ristorante Morini, New York
Upper East Side, NYC

Ristorante Morini on the Upper East SideReservation OpenTable is offering three-course ($85) and four-course ($95) menus for Thanksgiving.

This upscale Italian eatery will serve dishes ranging from sweet potato gnocchi with pancetta to turkey roulade with gravy and cranberry.

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24. Tavern on the Green

Tavern on the Green, New York
Upper West Side, NYC

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At Tavern on the Green in Central Park, traditional turkey with fixings and pumpkin cheesecake are only a couple of the dishes that will tempt diners on Thanksgiving Day.

The prix-fixe menu costs $125 ($65 for children 12 and younger).

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25. Tocqueville

Tocqueville, New York
Flatiron District, NYC

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Tocqueville will present a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day menu ($125 per person).

Choices will include forest mushroom risotto, roasted organic free-range turkey, and a Thanksgiving sundae with pumpkin, apple-spiced and maple ice cream.

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26. ’21’ Club

'21' Club, New York
Midtown West, NYC

Reservation OpenTableEnd your Thanksgiving meal with a slice of New York cheesecake at ’21’ Club.

This classic restaurant will also offer traditional turkey, grilled pork chop and butternut squash ravioli on its three-course prix-fixe menu ($155 per person, $55 for children 10 and under).

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