Thanksgiving is a holiday best spent with friends and family, enjoying food around a festive table. Whether that table is inside a house or inside a restaurant? That’s up to you. If you’re inside a restaurant, you don’t have to worry about doing dishes, serving food, or even standing up until it’s time to leave, so that’s one advantage right there. And while it might sound sad to think about Thanksgiving at a restaurant — a few slices of dry turkey, lumpy gravy, boxed mashed potatoes and canned cranberry sauce might come to mind — there are actually a lot of restaurants that go above and beyond the call of duty to put together a world-class Thanksgiving experience for their customers.
We’ve scoured the country and assembled a list of restaurants, both chains and non-chains, that are serving Thanksgiving dinner this year. Check back often, as we’ll be updating it as more menus roll in.
Applebee’s: The chain will be offering a buffet-style Thanksgiving dinner. Each location’s offerings will be slightly different, but will include turkey, cranberry sauce, yams, and green beans.
Boston Market: You’re probably not going to want to eat your Thanksgiving dinner inside a Boston Market, but there’s a whole feast you can order to go. It includes a whole roast turkey, spinach artichoke dip, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry walnut relish, stuffing, dinner rolls, and pumpkin and apple pies. This is just one of many options; click here for the full menu.
Buca di Beppo: An Italian family-style meal with Thanksgiving fare will be served to feed between 3-6 people. The Turkey Feast includes turkey with gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, homemade spicy Italian stuffing, cranberry sauce and Buca's mini chocolate chip cannolis. The entire menu can be found here.
Cracker Barrel: For the entire week of Thanksgiving, their special meal, which is $10 for adults and $5 for children, can be ordered to go, and on Thanksgiving proper you can eat-in. It includes turkey with dressing and cranberry sauce, sugar-cured ham, sweet potato casserole, your choice of vegetable, bread, a drink, and a slice of pumpkin pecan streusel pie.
New York City
Delicatessen: For an all-American feast, check out Chef Michael Ferraro’s Thanksgiving menu at Delicatessen ($42/pp). The menu will incorporate some of his family’s favorite holiday dishes such as turkey tortellini soup, local farm roasted turkey with all the trimmings, and an assortment of Thanksgiving Day pie. And, of course, you can’t skip out on the cast iron skillets of Ferraro's famed mac and cheese.
Fish Tag: The Middle Eastern inspired Thanksgiving meal at Fish Tag ($40/pp, $22 wine or beer pairing) stands out with its Turducken and fixins: a roasted terrine of chicken, duck and turkey with bread and mushroom stuffing, Kabocha squash puree, cranberry chutney, and brussels sprouts. In addition to the tasty bird-trio, enjoy roasted Squash Salad with dry cherries and Tuscan kale; grilled prawns with feta and spicy chilies; smoked turkey tortellini in turkey broth; roasted salmon, a lamb burger, and Mediterranean bulghar salad.
Benoit: Give thanks at Alain Ducasse's adorable Midtown bistro Benoit ($65/pp), which will serve up a family-style French feast including highlights like Butternut Squash Soup, Maine Lobster Salad, Twice Baked Upside Down Comté Cheese Soufflé, Homemade Foie Gras Terrine, Vermont Farm-Raised Turkey, foie gras/chestnut stuffing cranberry chutney, fricassee of potato, pearl onion and wild mushroom, Organic Scottish Salmon Tournedos, Filet Mignon aux Poivres, and Fresh Ricotta and Pumpkin Ravioli with sage.
Marble Lane ($65/pp) will serve a southern-style, globally-inspired Thanksgiving, with dishes like Turkey Gumbo with fried okra and biscuits; Sweet Potato Risotto with roasted pecans, chives, and Parmigiano reggiano; Herb Roasted Turkey Breast with sweet potato puree, sprouts, giblet gravy and stuffing; and pumpkin cheesecake.
Fish & Game: Enjoy a family-style turkey with all of the trimmings with housemade charcuterie, pickles, and a selection of pies and cakes at this Hudson Valley location.
Madison & Vine: International wine bar and American bistro Madison & Vine ($50/pp) will serve a globally inspired three-course meal featuring Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Bisque with Toasted Pumpkin; Free Range Organic Roasted Turkey served with homestyle mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, Haricot Vert, cornbread, herb and sausage stuffing and cranberry orange relish; or slow roasted Black Angus Prime Rib with homestyle mashed potatoes, sauteed baby vegetables and a Port, raisin and black peppercorn sauce; or Wild Mushroom and White Truffle Ravioli with toasted pine nuts in a brown butter sage sauce. Pumpkin and apple pies will be available for dessert.
Recette ($85/pp) will serve a specially created four-course meal including pumpkin Espuma with bay scallops and pear; roasted Sable Fish with chicken dumplings, root vegetables, consommé; Turkey Roulade featuring a confit leg, chestnuts and cranberries ; and a Pumpkin Custard topped with candied pecans and pepitas, cinnamon brown sugar ice cream, chocolate ganache.
Café Boulud: French-born culinary master Daniel Boulud is hosting Thanksgiving dinner in all of his NYC restaurants. Cafe Boulud ($135/person, $55/child), will serve a three course tasting menu with fall squash soup, heritage farm turkey breast stuffed with ciabatta alongside crangerry marmalade and sweet potato puree, as well as a pecan tart with bourbon ice cream for dessert. But not being home doesn’t exclude having leftovers! Guests will go home with a box including a turkey sandwich on a rosemary and sage focaccia bun with braised red cabbage, herbed aioli and apples, sweet potato salad and dessert.
Seäsonal: Ring in the Thanksgiving season with an Austrian-style fare like butternut sqash soup; autumn spatzle with wild mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and Austrian cheese; wiener schnitzel with cucumber, potato and lingonberry; and a roasted duck confit with apples, chestnuts, dried prunes and marjoram.
DBGB Kitchen and Bar: For a less-expensive option, check out DBGB Kitchen and Bar ($55/person, $26/child). The three courses will include autumn squash soup with pumpkin seeds, preserved gooseberries, and sage cream; roasted turkey breast and leg with rye and chestnot stuffing; and a pumpkin pie with maple cream for dessert.
Ditch Plains: Have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in the Upper West Side with dishes like the pan seared turkey breast with turkey fingers and cranberry dipping sauce and pumpkin pie for dessert.
Eleven Madison Park: If you’ve been looking for a reason to splurge at Daniel Humm’s restaurants, the anniversary of the arrival of the pilgrims may be just the reason to do so. Eleven Madison Park ($195/pp) will serve a prix fixe of foie gras with maple and wood sorrel, heirloom beets with horseradish and rye crumble, organic turkey with butternut squash and chestnut stuffing, Black Angus beef with red wine braised shallots and searedfoie gras, tilefish, poached with matsutakes, broccoli rabe and garlic, potato mousseline; red wine braised cabbage; cranberry chutney; brussels sprouts with bacon; parsnip ecrasse; baked sweet potatoes and a dessert of apple with hibiscus and bay.
The NoMad ($135/pp, $65/child) will serve dishes like foie gras with pear, licorice and red wine; white truffle and parmesan pisotto; bone marrow encrusted beef with short ribs and sweet potato; chicken with black truffle, brioche and foie gras stuffing; turkey; buttermilk and brown butter mashed potatoes; Brussels sprouts with bacon and shallots; acorn squash with maple and pumpkin seeds; chestnut stuffing with turkey sausage and sage; roasted parsnips with creme fraiche and parsley, and sweet potato custard with maple ice cream, gingerbread and chestnuts.
Jones Wood Foundry: Dine in ($39/pp) or take out ($25/pp) a 3-course prix fixe menu at this Upper East Side location. Start with the Butternut Squash Ravioli with split pea & smoked ham hock broth with crumbled goat cheese and toasted pumpkin seeds; traditional roast turkey with gravy, roast potatoes, sweet potato puree, chesnut & sage stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, buttered carrots, corn bread, cranberry sauce; and finish with pumpkin pie with chantilly cream.
The Elm: A 3-course prix fixe ($75/pp, $37 per child) with pumpkin soup, foie gras with grape gelée, peanut, and ginger, and artichoke with buttermilk, speck, and black garlic; skate with cucumber, Marcona almond, and brown butter, short rib, and Thanksgiving turkey with all of the trimmings; apple pie, pumpkin pie, black forest cake; and sides of sweet potato purée, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing, and hericot vert. View the menu here.
Porter House: The full menu has not been released yet, but expect to find Maine Lobster Bisque and Roasted Turkey on the 3-course menu ($88/pp, $39 per child).
Blue Ribbon Bakery & Cafe: The regular menu will be served, but be on the lookout for specials starting at noon like the caviar egg shooters, brick-oven roasted Vermont turkey and a warm spiced honey cake.
Pearl and Ash: Chef Richard Kuo has designed a menu of small items with Japanese influence ($68/pp), with items like the Tea Cured Salmon with goat cheese, tamarind and seaweed; fluke with sunchoke and pomegranate; pork meatballs with shiitake mushrooms, bonito and soppressata; chicken dinner for two with stuffing, squash, mashed potatoes and green beans; and a selection of fruit pie and pumpkin pie.
Market Table will host Thanksgiving dinner with beet salad with goat cheese horseradish creme, herbs and hazelnuts; Applejack braised pork shoulder with antebellum grits, watermelon raidsh and apple mostarda; charred Brussels sprouts with pickled apples, sage and bacon; acorn squash with pecans and bourbon maple drizzle; roasted turkey with cornbread dressing, wilted greens, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce; banana chip gelato, brittle and pistachio cheesecake with dark chocolate sauce; and pumpkin or apple pies ($85/pp, $25 per child).
Dinosaur BBQ: Pick up your Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 27 for your party of 8-10. The Turkey Deluxe features a 12-14 lb. pit-smoked turkey, cornbread stuffing, homemade gravy, a choice of side, and two pies ($129.95-$159.95, prices vary per location). The Turkey Solo option is just the turkey with gravy ($75.95).
The Stanton Social: Thanksgiving specials include a traditional oven roasted organic turkey with honey and cider butter; butternut squash and sweet potato ravioli; spiced pecan and sage cornbread stuffing; pumpkin soup dumplings; skillet roasted brussel sprouts with pancetta, chestnuts and mustard.
Picnic: This new addition to East Village will be celebrating Thanksgiving family-style ($40/pp) with Granny's Sticky Rolls in espresso glaze, sugar coated, and spiced nut flavors; turkey leg confit braised in bacon fat with a cranberry BBQ sauce; elk sausage stuffing; sweet potato casserole; Autumn Harvest Mash with turnips, onions, Kobacha squash, red skins, toasted celery seeds and smoked cheddar; pumpkin mousse with gingersnap and bourbon whipped cream.
Edi & the Wolf: Celebrate Austrian-style Thanksgiving in Alphabet City with a 4-course prix fixe ($55/pp) featuring the Autumn Flatbread with Canadian onion, pickled oyster mushroom and smoked mozzarella; wild Long Island mussels with country sausage, miso and hefeweizen; roasted duck with red cabbage, pretzel soufflé and a sweet potato gratin; spaetzle with Austrial mountain cheese, wild mushrooms and Brussels sprouts; pumpkin parfait with Meyer lemon custard anad pumpkinseed brittle.
The Lambs Club: Not only will there be a prix fixe menu ($85/pp, $35 per child), but The Lambs Club will be giving away pumpkin bread. The menu will have dishes like the autumn sqash soup, roasted turkey breast, sweet potatoes with esplette meringue, homemade gemeli, and dessert options like their Fall Spieced Chocolate Cake, pumpkin pie, ice cream and sorbets.
The National: This year's Thanksgiving menu features a 3-course prix fixe ($80/pp) that includes diver scallops, ricotta gnudi, grilled branzino, and desserts like pecan pie and carrot cake.
Landmarc: Chef Marc Murphy has prepared a menu fit for all ages with dishes like seared turkey breast with bacon and braised turkey stuffing; pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup; pear and parsnip soup; and cheesy broccoli tater tots for the kids.
Marco Polo Ristorante: For contemporary Italian, have the prix fixe menu with Zuppa di Zucca, a pumpkin soup redolent of nutmeg and cloves, with basil, parsley and Parmigiano Reggiano; traditional roasted turkey served with sweet potato, cranberry sauce, chestnut stuffing, and giblet gravy; and Torta di Noci, a walunt cranberry cake drizzled with Godiva chocolate sauce, for dessert. ($37.95/pp, $18.95 per child). See the menu here.
ABC Cocina: Start with the Salmon Crudo with green apple, green chili and lime; Maine lobster with Romanesco cauliflower and Romesco Sauce; roast organic turkey, jalepeño cornbread stuffing and chipotle gravy; end with Thanksgiving dessert ($88/pp). Click here to view the menu.
ABC Kitchen: An $88/pp prix fixe menu includes fluke carpaccio with autumn vegetable mignonette; roasted lobster with black truffle butter; roasted organic turkey, sourdough mushroom stuffing and
caramelized Brussels sprouts; and Thanksgiving dessert. See the menu here.
JoJo: Enjoy a prix fixe menu of potato and goat cheese terrine with arugula juice and olive oil, salmon in black truffle crumbs, parsnip and chives, roasted organic turkey with sourdough stuffing
and root vegetables, and Thanksgiving dessert for $88/pp. View the menu here.
Nougatine: A prix fixe dinner comes with hamachi sashimi with toasted pecans and sherry vinaigrette; roasted Maine lobster with chili almond emulsion and Romanesco; free range turkey and foie gras stuffing; and dessert. ($98/pp). See the menu here.
Perry St: The $88/pp prix fixe menu inclues the Rice Cracker Crusted Tuna with citrus chili sauce, seared Carolina shrimp with butternut squash-ginger puree, roasted organic turkey, caramelized Brussel sprouts, crispy stuffing and dessert. The menu can be found here.
The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges: This is sure to be a feast. The prix fixe menu is $108/pp with butternut squash soup with black trumpet mushrooms and chives; salmon with truffle mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts; roasted organic turkey with mushroom stuffing and cranberry relish; and dessert. Read the menu here.
Mercer Kitchen: Celebrate with a tasting menu ($88/pp). Start with the Warm Crispy Goat Cheese with frisee and pear; Skuna salmon with parsnip and marinated clementines; roasted organic turkey, sourdough stuffing and natural jus; and dessert.
Palo Santo Restaurant: For Latin flavor, try the four-course seasonal menu and reserve a table for Thanksgiving today ($65/pp, $35 per child). There will be turkey, game, fish, or vegetarian options. And choose between turkey brined and roasted with gravy and traditional sides or turkey braised in mole poblano.
Clement in The Peninsula New York: Clement will be serving a four-course meal from 11:45 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ($115/pp, $55 per child). Choose between the Taste of Fall Salad or scallops; butternut squash soup; Heritage Turkey from Fossil Farms, NY served alongside stuffing, cranberry sauce, yams with marshmallow, green beans, mashed potatoes and his mother's recipe of Shiitake Mushroom Gravy; pumpkin pie or chocolate bread pudding.
Raymi NYC: If you would like to try an exotic turkey dinner, try Thanksgiving Peruvian-style with dishes like the Pastel de Choclo Stuffing topped with cheese, turkey marinated in ground bean sauce, aji amarillo, cumin, oregano and garlic, and sweet potato pie with walnut crumble, Chancaca honey and whipped cream. This is only offered to-go ($150 for 8 people).
Circolo45: For Italian fare, have Thanksgiving as a 3-course meal ($35/pp) with options like Green Squash Soup and Garganelli in Cream Di Scampi, a short fresh egg pasta with a scampi fish bisque; Tacchino, an oven baked turkey fillet with sweet sausage and mushroom in a natural juice served with spinach flan; and a choice of chocolate souffle or tiramisu.
Maison Premiere: The prix fixe menu with a Parisian/New Orleans twist includes takes on Thanksgiving items like the Pumpkin Veloute with black trumpet mushrooms and peekytoe crab; Heritage Turkey with mirliton stuffing; and pumpkin crumble a la mode. ($65/pp).
Atrium DUMBO: Check out the seasonal menu with dishes like Sunchoke Soup with a truffle chantilly cream; roasted turkey breast with caramelized apples and sweet potatoes and cranberry chutney; stuffing with mushrooms, butternut squash and foie gras; and pumpkin tart with homemade ice cream.
The Smith Restaurant NYC: A three-course meal will cost $55/pp and will feature seasonal favorites like a butternut squash soup for starters; roasted turkey with apple sage stuffing, orange cranberry compote, Brussels sprouts and white pepper gravy; roasted pumpkin risotto with crisp sage, grilled bacon and shallots; and pumpkin pie in a Jar or Apple Pie for dessert. See the menu here.
Red Rooster: Have Thanksgiving dinner with a Southern twist. Served family style, this Harlem restaurant offers a Thanksgiving prix fixe menu ($55/pp) with items like truffled butternut squash soup; roast turkey with sausage-cornbread dressing and giblet gravy; blackened catfish with black-eyed peas; and sides like collard greens, sweet potato puree and cranberry sauce. These items will also be served at under Red Rooster at Ginny's Supper Club buffet-style for $55/pp and $25 per child.
Giovanni Rana Pastifico Cucina: Celebrate Thanksgiving at Chelsea Market, Italian style. The prix fixe menu is $65/pp or can be ordered a la carte. This includes stuffed artichoke with turkey, herbs, bread crumbs and Parmigiano Reggiano ($19); roasted turkey ravioli with tartufo bianco and chestnuts ($38); Thanksgiving sweet ravioli in cocoa banana, pecan caramel, apple cinnamon or sweet potato flavors ($15).
Rosa Mexicano: Along with the normal menu, the restaurant will be offering Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving dishes like a chile roasted turkey with Mole Xico, huitlacoche-sweet plantain stuffing, roasted fall vegetables and Mexican chorizo potatoes, sticky pumpkin cake with pumpkin-piloncillo sauce, topped with pumpkin mole swirl ice cream and cranberry salsa, and hot apple cider upon entry. For more details, see the menu here.
Desmond's Steakhouse: Desmond's will be celebrating Thanksgivukkah with a buffet assortment of turkey with the standard trimmings of cranberry sauce, vegetable stuffing, sweet sausage and mashed potatoes; but also dishes related to Channukah like a smoked salmon tartare, braised brisket with root vegetables and latkes with sour cream, applesauce and jelly doughnuts.
"21" Club: The three-course prix fixe menu ($105/pp, $55 per child) includes traditional Thanksgiving fare such as Heritage Turkey with cornbread and apple sausage stuffing, honey poached cranberry smothered in a giblets and thyme gravy; a vegetarian spread of golden cauliflower, squash, wild mushrooms, Parmesan crisp and an herb oil; oyster stew with lardoons, baby leeks, corn, cream and tarragon; and pumpkin, apple and pecan pies for dessert.
Sirio Ristorante: For a taste of Thanksgiving and Italian, Sirio offers a prix fixe menu ($95/pp) of yellow polenta with a mushroom ragu and truffle puree; butternut squash gnocchi with prosciutto, radicchio and Port Wine reduction; turkey with sweet potato puree, braised red cabbage, stuffing, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy; pumpkin panna cotta or apple and pecan pies for dessert. The full menu is listed here.
The Palm Court: Dine at one of New York's most iconic hotels: The Plaza. The prix fixe menu ($95/pp) includes pumpkin risotto; traditional turkey with chicken sausage stuffing and a chestnut tagliatelli pasta; sides of Yukon gold potato puree and truffled creamed spinach; and a Grand Viennese Dessert Table with pies, cakes, tarts and truffles. View the menu here.
The Todd English Food Hall: Fare for this Thanksgiving dinner at The Plaza is inspired by Myles Standish, the English military advisor for the Plymouth Colony as elected by the Pilgrims. Dishes include roasted turkey, apple-sage cornbread stuffing and sweet potato casserole, as well as non-traditional items like grilled trout almondine and filet of beef.
Villard Michel Richard: This French-style bistro at the New York Palace Hotel will be offering a Thanksgiving buffet featuring chestnut soup, turkey, candied yams, cranberry sauce, mushroom stuffing, pumpkin pie and Michel's famous napoleons ($115/pp).
Stella 34 Trattoria: For a modern take on Italian cuisine served family style, dine at Stella 34 for Thanksgiving with their special prix fixe menu ($60/pp and $40 per child). The menu features Turducken, which is foie gras stuffed chicken in a duck within a turkey; green bean casserole; sweet potato and pumpkin mash; and choice of pumpkin pie with cinnamon gelato and apple crostata with eggnog gelato. See the full menu here.
Brasserie 8 1/2: Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with a French twist with a prix fixe menu prepared by Chef Franck Deletrain ($49/pp, $29 per child). This menu includes a butternut squash soup with porcini mushrooms and crème fraîche; roasted Vermont turkey with corn bread stuffing, cranberry-orange relish, and Brussels sprouts; pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallows and cinnamon ice cream; and apple pie with maple ice cream and cranberries. The full menu can be viewed here.
Rock Center Cafe: With The Rink at Rockefeller Center already open, dine at the cafe then lace up your skates and hit the rink. Or, just enjoy the view. The Rock Center Cafe will provide a three-course prix fixe meal ($75/pp, $25 per child). Taste their sweet roasted beets with pecorino, arugula, and candied pistachio; roasted Vermont turkey with country corn bread and sausage stuffing, Brussels sprouts, maple-bourbon sweet potatoes; cranberry relish, and gravy; braised short rib with soft pumpkin polenta; and pumpkin brûlée parfait with gingerbread crumb and vanilla ice cream. View the entire menu here.
The Sea Grill: Have your Thanksgiving feast at the Rockefeller Center. Select from a three-course prix fixe menu featuring butternut squash risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds and Pecorino Romano; the Sea Grill Chowder with smoked bacon, lobster, shrimp, and clams; traditional Thanksgiving Heritage Turkey with gravy, Brussels sprouts, sausage-chestnut stuffing, and cranberry-quince relish; and Berkshire pork chop with maple-bourbon glazed sweet potato, Swiss chard, and rosemary jus. See the menu here. ($89/pp, $35 per child).
Wallsé: Viennese meets American at this restaurant, and the Thanksgiving prix fixe menu is just that ($60/pp). Choose from chicken liver parfait with black truffles; chestnut soup; turkey with braised red cabbage, brioche dumplings and cranberries; and pumpkin tart with Lebkuchen ice cream, pear strudel, schlag and rum ice cream. View the full menu here.
Dig Inn Seasonal Market: Bring a Thanksgiving meal home with small and large package options for delivery or pick-up. Expect a half or whole roasted turkey with gravy and sides like sweet potato casserole, Mom's Classic Stuffing, Not-So-Creamed Spinach and Mac 'n Awesome. Dessert is pie provided by the folks over at Magnolia Bakery in either pecan, pumpkin or apple crumb. See the menu here.
Mirbeau Inn & Spa: Feast on a Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Mirbeau ($44/pp, $18 per child). Look for a New Orleans-inspired fried turkey, whipped sweet potatoes with homemade marshmallows and brown sugar, root vegetable salad, pumpkin rolls and bread pudding with bourbon caramel. View the menu here.
Empire Steak House: Visit Midtown Manhattan for a three-course meal ($64.95/pp). Start with minestrone soup and salad, then venture into traditional Thanksgiving fare like turkey with turkey stuffying, jelly cranberry sauce, string beans and sweet mashed potatoes. For dessert: pumpkin pie with a choice of coffee or tea.
Delmonico's Kitchen: Close to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a four-course prix fixe meal ($65/pp) at Delmonico's. Selection includes roasted butternut squash soup; roasted vegetable risotto; salt water brined turkey with fennel stuffing, sausage, cranberry compote yams and turkey jus; and traditional pumpkin pie with chantilly cream. See the entire menu here.
Harding's: For a Thanksgiving feast in a rustic setting, head to Harding's. The menu features a pumpkin pie soup or butternut sqash ravioli for starters; roasted turkey with sausage and fennel challah stuffing, cinammon orange spiced cranberry sauce and apple cider gravy; and either pumpkin pie, apple custard crisp or a lemon white chocolate cheesecake for dessert ($45/pp, $25 per child). See the menu here.
Omar's: An $85/pp three-course prix fixe menu includes complimentary sparkling wine as well as a selection of soup, appetizers, entrees, and desserts, including striped bass, roast turkey, and pumpkin pie. Reservations are accepted from 12 noon to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.
Gaby Brasserie Française: Visit the Sofitel New York hotel for French fare prepared by Chef Sylvain Harribey. The prix fixe menu ($62/pp, $24.50 per child) features h'or doeuvres like the Salade De Chèvre Chaud et Prosciutto with aged goat cheese toasted with honey on a baguette with winter lettuce, shaved Prosciutto, and a fig vinaigrette; an entree of Lancaster County roasted turkey breast stuffed with wild mushrooms and sides of sweet potato flan, chestnut vegetable ragout and cranberry sauce; and petit desserts like chocolate crème brûlée, pumpkin cupcake and French macarons served with warm apple cider. View the menu here.
The Standard Grill: A 3-course prix fixe meal ($50/pp) includes dishes like apple fennel soup with pumpkin seed oil, arugula orange salad, roast turkey with chestnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry relish and mashed potatoes, and sweet potato pie with toasted marshmallows.
David Burke Fishtail: For $75/pp, the prix fixe menu includes appetizers like lobster dumplings with pumpkin chutney and corn chow chow, and wild mushroom risotto with black truffle and aged parmesan. Entrees include salt baked branzino with charred broccoli, beluga lentils and meyer lemon, and poached Alaskan halibut with spaghetti squash and a pumpkin seed mole.
David Burke Townhouse: Thanksgiving is served with appetizers like the Roasted Three Squash Risotto with toasted pumpkin seeds, brown butter and sage, and the Warm Duck Confit and Spiced Cranberry Salad with fall greens, goat cheese fritter, pecans and honey mustard. The main courses include a Rosemary Crusted Rack of Lamb with glazed salsify, porcini mushrooms, sunchokes, peanut potatoes and lamb jus, and a Creekstone Farms Dry Aged Prime Rib with whipped potato, haricot vert and red wine sauce ($85/pp).
David Burke Kitchen: Venture to SoHo's James Hotel for full Thanksgiving fare. Starters include a scallop and Butternut squash chowder with guanciale, cranberries and sage, and a seared foie gras with caramelized onion flan and cranberry black pepper brioche. Main dishes include a prime beef short rib cavatelli with wild mushrooms and truffle cream, and a pork shank with poppy seed sauerkraut and applesauce. ($65/pp).
Carnegie Deli: The New York staple deli is offering a three-course Thanksgiving meal for $40/pp. Start with the matzoh ball soup or borscht, served hot or cold; choose between a brisket of beef, roast turkey or Atlantic salmon for the main course; and finish with pumpkin cheesecake or pie, apple pie or plain cheesecake. View the entire menu here.
Tocqueville: For a more upscale Thanksgiving dinner, indulge in the three-course prix fixe meal. Appetizers include a local fluke sashimi, roasted butternut squash soup, or truffled creamy parmesan grits and sunny side up egg; the main entree selections include roast free range turkey with cranberry compote, chestnut sage stuffing, sweet potato-maple mousseline, baby Brussels sprouts and glazed carrots; and a red wine poached quince or Tocqueville's Thanksgiving sundae with pumpkin, Thanksgiving spice and maple ice cream, hot fudge, caramel and whipped cream. ($95/pp, $48 per child). See the menu here.
Rosemary's Enoteca & Trattoria: Prix fixe and a la carte options are available at this Italian ristorante. There is the Insalatta di Cotta Cruda, which are cooked and raw fall vegetables; Cavetelli with butternut squash, walnuts, brown butter and sage; Rosemary's Thanksgiving Turkey with roasted Brussels sprouts, balsamic sweet potatoes and chestnut crumble; and pumpkin tiramisu or cinnamon gelato ($55/pp, $18 per child). See the menu here.
Reynard: Located at the Wythe Hotel in Brooklyn, Reynard will be offering a four-course prix fixe menu. Items include a sunchoke soup with brown butter, pecan and sage; scallop crudo or fritto misto of autumn squashes; choice of rabbit, turkey or fish served with sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts with maple syrup, grilled greens and glazed onions; and dessert served family style with pumpkin pie, apple pie and candied pumpkin seed brittle. See the menu here. ($85/pp).
Lafayette: The prix fixe menu ($90/pp) includes a choice of smoked bone marrow with escargot and patis butter, lentil and braised apple soup or a frisée salad with poached egg and maison bacon; organic rotisserie turkey with cranberry sauce and stuffing maison or lamb chops marocaine with whole wheat couscous; maple-pumpkin tart with crème fraîche and pomegranate or a milk chocolate pot de crème with espresso crumb and chai tea. The full menu is available here.
The Breslin Bar & Dining Room: For $75/pp, a four-course prix fixe menu includes roasted winter vegetables or sunchoke and apple soup first; black trumpet and heirloom pumpkin or Nantucket scallops second; cornish rock hen with sage brioche stuffing, cranberry, carrots and pan sauce or Scottish salmon third; and winesap apple crisp or bourbon pumpkin pie for dessert. The entire menu is listed on the website.
Buttermilk Channel: The Thanksgiving prix fixe menu ($45/pp) includes turnip and pear soup or a roasted squash tart; cider-brined turkey with cranberry ginger sauce, caramelized onion gravy and stuffing; sweet potato and butternut squash gratin; and pecan pie, Dutch apple and cream cheese pie and sweet potato and pumpkin pie. The menu is available here.
P.J. Clarke's: Each location will have a different Thanksgiving prix fixe menu ($29.90/pp). Look for chestnut and pear stuffing, candied sweet potato gratin, spiced cider brined turkey, cinnamon and oragne butternut soup and pumpkin pie with maple walnut tart and cinnamon ice cream. Check the P.J. Clarke website for the exact menu for each location.
Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar: Located at the Mondrian SoHo hotel, this trattoria is inspired by the Amalfi Coast and will bring a taste of Italy for your Thanksgiving meal. Dishes offered include a pumpkin lasagna with pumpkin, sage, roasted squash and mascarpone cheese layered between rosemary pasta sheets, and molasses brined turkey with spicy cabbage and a parsnip slaw.
Lexington Brass: This bistro located on its namesake avenue will offer a Thanksgiving prix fixe menu ($45/pp) with dishes like pumpkin soup with apple and smoked cinnamon, herb roasted Heritage Turkey with rosemary gravy and cranberries and chestnut and turkey sausage stuffing.
Enduro: The prix fixe menu incorporates Thanksgivukkah ($65/pp, $25 per child) with dishes like chicken noodle soup with matzoh balls, potato pancakes, roasted turkey with cranberry compote, and pumpkin or apple pie. See the entire menu here.
Fresco by Scotto: For a traditional Thanksgiving meal with Italian infusions, this menu will feature roast turkey, grilled pizza with butternut squash, sirloin alla toscana, pumpkin pie, apple crisp and creamy ricotta cheesecake.
Haven Rooftop: For Thanksgiving on a heated and enclosed rooftop with a view of Manhattan, spend the holiday at this midtown spot. The prix fixe menu ($59) includes soft polenta, mushroom risotto, turkey with cranberry sauce, herb stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and crème brûlée. See the menu here.
The Brew Inn: A prix fixe menu ($39) will be offered along with a mug of hot mulled beer. The menu includes roasted turkey breast, sweet corn pudding, green bean casserole, country stuffing, cranberry sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and choice of pumpkin or black bottom pie. The menu can be viewed here.
A Sweet, Simple Menu of Thanksgiving Recipes for Two
Tiny is the new big this holiday season, and making a small meal can be just as festive — and a whole lot easier — than a feast.
The whole point of Thanksgiving is to go big: a huge turkey surrounded by a bevy of sides and what’s never too many pies, all devoured by relatives who may or may not be under the influence of free-flowing wine. That’s the way the holiday usually goes.
Not so this year. Given the pandemic, current guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rate small Thanksgiving dinners confined to members of your household as the lowest-risk way to celebrate the holiday. Tiny is the new big for Thanksgiving 2020, and, for many people, that means dinner for two.
But a Thanksgiving for two can be just as festive and delicious as a feast for 12 — with the distinct advantage that there’s a lot less to clean up when it’s over. It’s simply a matter of scaling the proportions way down.
That’s what I did in this menu, which delivers all of the autumnal charm and traditional flavors in a smaller package. And it still leaves room for a favorite family recipe, if you can’t possibly live without Cousin Jessie’s mac and cheese or Uncle Lou’s jiggly salad, the one with the cream cheese and pecans.
The hardest thing about scaling the turkey was deciding whether to go with white meat or dark. I chose thighs, which are a lot easier and forgiving than the more finicky breast. But if you prefer white meat and would be happy for the extra leftovers, you can substitute a roasted breast. Pair the meat with quick-pickled onions and cranberries, which, with their fuchsia hue, add a welcome bit of color that could replace or brighten the usual jamlike cranberry sauce.
Stuffing is arguably the next most important dish on the table. This one, filled with sautéed shallots and plenty of herbs, is fairly classic: buttery soft in the center golden and crunchy on top.
You’ll also need something sweet and orange and something spunky and green to round it all out. Here, I offer winter squash doused in a mildly spicy maple glaze, and roasted until velvety and browned at the edges, and sautéed greens, flavored with slivers of garlic and a dash of smoked paprika.
Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with baking a pie for dessert, and savoring the leftovers for a few days after. But if that seems excessive, try these rich little date and pumpkin sticky toffee puddings, imbued with a brown sugar toffee sauce and topped with crème fraîche for some much needed tang.
[Thanksgiving will be different this year. Here are hundreds of our best Thanksgiving recipes from NYT Cooking to help.]
Even if it’s just the two of you, you can still eat until your stomach aches and the only sensible course of action is a bracing walk or a cozy nap (or both). Because even if we are celebrating a little differently this year, some holiday traditions remain sacred.
30 Best Healthy Dinner Ideas Your Family Will Eat Right Up
You won't hear any complaints about these flavorful recipes.
Looking for something a little lighter this week that your family will actually enjoy ? You know, healthy dinner ideas that don't look and taste like, uh. cardboard?
Look no further. The nutritious dinner ideas you'll find here are still every bit as satisfying and delicious as the more indulgent recipes you know and love&mdashthey're just tweaked a bit to ensure you and your family are getting the fuel needed to power through the week ahead. These ideas really run the gamut (easy fish dishes! Slow cooker chicken recipes! Grain bowls! Spinach salads!) but each and every recipe has one thing in common: guilt-free tastiness. They also come together quickly&mdashsome being 30 minute meals.
Try a broiled ginger shrimp salad that'll put your go-to salad recipe to shame, a quinoa recipe involving acorn squash dish that's filling enough to operate as a main course, or a spicy jalapeño cilantro cauliflower rice that'll have your whole family asking for seconds. Speaking of cauliflower recipes, Ree Drummond's cauliflower stir-fry is not to be missed. A touch of lime juice gives it just the right amount of acidity.
Leftover Turkey Recipe Ideas
There always seems to be a lot of turkey left, so there are a lot of leftover turkey recipes, all of them delicious.
Roast Turkey Galette with Bacon and Cream Cheese
A galette is basically the most casual pie ever you simply fold the dough around the filling, which in this case is roast turkey enriched with bacon, cream cheese, sauteed leeks, herbs, and gouda. Even better: The dough itself is speckled with everything bagel seasoning. Get the Roast Turkey Galette recipe.
Turkey Hash Patties
Leftover turkey and mashed potatoes become the best-ever fried breakfast patties, crisp on the outside, soft in the middle. The turkey is shredded, and diced carrot, onion, and celery give the patties a little extra crunch and flavor. Serve these topped with a fried egg and hot sauce. Get our Turkey Hash Patties recipe.
Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls
This recipe is written to use duck confit, but it works beautifully with shredded dark meat left over from Thanksgiving dinner too. These take a little work, but they taste way better than the Chinese takeout you were planning to order on Black Friday. Get our Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls recipe and adapt it as described.
Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata
A simple frittata recipe that uses up leftover turkey and sweet potatoes, plus it includes mozzarella cheese for extra richness, but you can use gruyere if you prefer (maybe you have some left over from this savory bread pudding?). Get our Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata recipe.
Crispy Turkey Enchiladas
These real-deal enchiladas are spicy and flavorful. Though they are more commonly made with pork or chicken, we swapped in turkey and doused it all in a Red Chile Sauce that’s great to snack on with chips. Get our Crispy Turkey Enchiladas recipe.
Turkey Pad See Ew
The Thai noodle dish pad see ew is usually made with anything from beef to pork to chicken. We filled ours with turkey and won thumbs-up from our pad see ew–obsessed former Multimedia Producer Meredith Arthur. Get our Turkey Pad See Ew recipe.
Leftover turkey also takes well to Italian-style noodles. It gets gussied up with bacon, mushrooms, and a creamy sauce in this dish. Get our Turkey Tetrazzini recipe.
Turkey Pot Pie
Pot pie is a common way to use up turkey, but subpar versions are often chalky, gummy, and bland. Ours starts things off right with Creamed Turkey that’s good enough to eat on its own then you pack it with vegetables, and top it with store-bought crust to avoid dough-making headaches. Get our Turkey Pot Pie recipe.
Curried Turkey Salad
Another throwback recipe that we improved upon, this salad has tartness from yogurt, sweetness from raisins, and crunch from shards of toasted coconut. It takes a minimum of effort and will renew your interest in big bird leftovers. get our Curried Turkey Salad recipe.
Turkey Posole a la Guerita
Posole is one of those slow-cooked dishes that result in a beautiful meld of flavors. Figuring that you won’t want to be slaving away with your leftovers after having just orchestrated the big meal, we came up with a shortcut version we coined a la Guerita, a.k.a. white-girl style. Get our Turkey Posole a la Guerita recipe.
Turkey Mulligatawny Soup
LauriPatterson / E+ / Getty Images
Mulligatawny is an old Anglo-Indian dish, from the days of British rule. It’s a soup with coconut milk and spices that charmed British cooks back home in Europe. Ours is a rich, heady soup, laced with spices and coconut milk, yes, but based on the leftover holiday carcass. Get our Turkey Mulligatawny Soup recipe.
Basic Turkey Stock
Last but not least, let’s not underestimate the ease and deliciousness of having homemade stock. If the big day left you in a food coma, then you’re probably not enticed to do much beyond clicking the remote. This stock recipe requires minimal effort and makes eight quarts, perfect for freezing and using later. Get our Basic Turkey Stock recipe.
Links to Recipes for Solo Cooks on Thanksgiving
For those with greater culinary skills, here are some links to Thanksgiving menus for one and hints on how to enjoy.
Traditional Thanksgiving Roast Turkey Dinner for One: Excellent step-by-step instructions with illustrations on cooking legs and breasts with stuffing for one.
Reviews of Frozen Turkey Dinners on Wandering Chopsticks: Absolutely fabulous rundowns and recommendations for Thanksgiving meals for one featuring frozen turkey dinners.
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Recipes for One Person: Look no further than author HubberGordon Hamilton for fabulous inventive Thanksgiving recipes for one.
Homemade Gravy Recipes
You can't have potatoes without a side of gravy, right? Our easy gravy recipes are the perfect complement to your meal. You need something to top off that gravy too, you know! We love how hassle-free it is to make our 2-Step Turkey Gravy (page 17). With so many different dishes to keep track of, you don't have the time or energy to spend all this time on the gravy. With this simply recipe for gravy though, you can put your mind at ease, knowing that making it will be the easy part of the night! We bet no one will complain if there's a unique spin on this year's gravy recipe, especially when it involves a beloved ingredient like bacon. Our Bacon Turkey Gravy (page 21) is a real treat because it's got a smokier edge, taking your meal to the next level.
19 Easy Recipes To Make With Stuff You Already Have
Hurricanes make grocery shopping impossible. Here's what you can cook without putting on pants.
Does your neighborhood store look something like this right now? DON'T PANIC. You can still feed yourself with what's already in your fridge and pantry. Here's what to make.
20 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes So You Can Celebrate Without Worry
This year, feel as good after the meal as you do while eating it.
Thanksgiving is often a day for celebration: We gather with friends and family, we think about the people and the things that we are grateful for, and of course we share food and we feast. But for those of who who are trying to stay healthy and keep our eating habits on track, Thanksgiving can be difficult to navigate. After all, overindulging is a big part of the fall and winter holiday entertaining traditions, from Halloween candy and Thanksgiving desserts to Christmas Cookies and New Year's Champagne. So what's a person on a diet (or just simply trying to eat a little better) to do?
You don't want to try to abstain entirely from any kind of fun or indulgent food. Even if you manage to white-knuckle it through all of the holidays, you won't enjoy yourself, and it'll only increase your desire for foods you "can't" have. Instead, focus on adding taste where it really counts, make sure there's a good mix of healthy foods like Thanksgiving salads and also some indulgent foods on the table, and help yourself to a reasonable portion of both. Here's our list of some of our favorite tasty but also relatively healthy Thanksgiving recipes. These still contain some butter, sugar, salt, and even carbs. But they're not over-the-top indulgent. You can make them, and eat them in reasonable portions, sure in the knowledge that you're still keeping healthy. And if you do go back for that second slice of pie? Don't beat yourself up! A once-a-year feast won't negate all the hard work you've put into eating healthy for the rest of the year.
21 Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes To Gobble Up This Holiday Season
If you're looking for a lighter meal, these recipes are for you.
A Thanksgiving dinner wouldn&rsquot be complete without some mashed potatoes, rolls, and an assortment of desserts. And although the food is the best part of this special holiday, the carb overload can sometimes make you feel so drowsy and bloated that you&rsquoll choose to skip out on getting in line to score some amazing Black Friday deals. So, this year, why not avoid the food coma by swapping out your favorite Thanksgiving classics with some healthy Thanksgiving recipes?
These healthy Thanksgiving recipes are as delicious as their high-calorie counterparts &mdash just a little lighter. Whether you&rsquore trying to keep your cholesterol in check or want to avoid overeating, you can rest assured that these recipes for roasted sweet potatoes and cranberry-grape sauce will satisfy everyone at the table. But remember, you don&rsquot have to feel bad for eating whatever you want during the holidays. Enjoying every aspect of the special occasion &mdash including the food &mdash is what it's all about.
20 Turkey Sandwich Ideas That Make the Most of Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
The hard part is over (read: cooking up an entire Thanksgiving dinner) &mdash but now, you&rsquore tasked with transforming those Thanksgiving leftovers into new, delicious meals the whole family will get excited for. Of course, you can bring out the waffle maker to turn leftover stuffing into life-changing stuffing waffles. Or, you can get ambitious and turn leftover turkey into enchiladas, pot pie, casseroles or soup. But sometimes, all you want to eat the day after Thanksgiving is a leftover turkey sandwich.
You really can&rsquot go wrong with carving up the bird and serving it between two slices of bread (or baguette, ciabatta, pita, you name it). Who doesn&rsquot love the classic turkey sandwich combo of leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing? But, that can get old on day two or three. Enter, these creative twists on the cold turkey sandwich. Try a leftover shredded turkey sandwich with tangy-sweet BBQ sauce for a fun take on pulled pork, or a grilled turkey sandwich with plenty of cheese for maximum melt. Looking for a healthy turkey sandwich recipe instead? It doesn&rsquot get better than a satisfying turkey and hummus on multigrain or a roast turkey sandwich loaded with veggies. With fun flavors and condiments like buffalo, homemade pesto and spicy hummus, these hoagies, wraps and paninis make for a great healthy lunch idea or cold-weather comfort food.