15 NYC Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner This Year
Forgo cooking for classic spreads and global takes from top local eateries.
Thanksgiving is a day for feasting—but if you’re not keen on shuffling pots and pans around your tiny NYC apartment this year, we totally get you. Instead, head to some top local restaurants who are pulling out all the stops for this food-centric holiday with fancy meals or takeout options that bring their kitchen to you.
Along with traditional faves like turkey, mashed potatoes, and, of course, gravy, some eateries are also offering stellar global spins that make it worth tossing tradition aside. So whether you want that picture-perfect Thanksgiving spread or to just scarf down a holiday-inspired taco after watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, we’ve got you covered. Here are 15 restaurants in NYC serving Thanksgiving dinner this year.
For the upcoming holiday, The Noortwyck will serve signature dishes from its everyday menu alongside Thanksgiving specials. Snag a reservation at this stylish New-American West Village restaurant, and enjoy a spread of fall menu items like Butternut Squash Agnolotti with a sage brown butter sauce along with holiday specials like decadent Caviar with White Fish Salad and Buckwheat Stroopwafel or a classic turkey dinner with all the fixings. Additionally, pastry chef Ileen Cho (One White Street) will have pies in flavors like Pumpkin with Whipped Cream and Cinnamon or Maple Streusel Apple available both by the slice in the restaurant and as a whole pie for pick up ahead of Thanksgiving on Wednesday.
At this swanky new American tavern, you’ll find all the Thanksgiving classics you could dream up. Guests have two options at Smyth Tavern for the holiday: A plate of roasted turkey breast and confit leg with sourdough stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce, or the three-course menu with an Autumn Salad or Butternut Squash Soup to start, a family-style spread of turkey and all the fixings, and an assortment of pies for dessert.
This French brasserie from chef John Fraser will serve Thanksgiving dinner for the first time this year. La Marchande’s three-course menu is rife with favorites, from the Brioche Pull-Apart Rolls and Butternut Squash Soup in the first course to the choice of Pumpkin Pie or Apple Tatin for dessert. Main course options include Beef Wellington or Turkey Breast that’s turned up a notch with turmeric, lemongrass, and tender roots, and all main dishes come with a set of five traditional sides like cranberry sauce and stuffing for the table. Head back to the restaurant the next day for “Blanc Friday” and receive a complimentary glass of bubbles to celebrate the season.
This longtime favorite for sweet stacks of pancakes is also a Thanksgiving star, thanks to Bubby’s incredible pies in flavors like apple whiskey crumble, pumpkin, and sour cherry. The pies can be ordered for pick-up or shipped to all 50 states, but New Yorkers are the only ones who can get in on the savory action. The restaurant is offering dinner in the dining room and a to-go option that starts with a spread of Deviled Eggs, a Market Salad, Pickled Market Vegetables, and flaky Buttermilk Biscuits. For main courses, there’s a choice of turkey from nearby Pallman Farms, Old-Fashioned Glazed Ham, or Vegetarian Lasagna, all served with family-style orders of cornbread stuffing, roasted root vegetables, candied sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mashed potatoes. And don’t worry, in-person guests will also get to sample the pies for dessert.
From the team behind Colonia Verde and Disco Tacos, Comodo is offering a way to shake up your Thanksgiving traditions this year. Unlike the prix-fixe menus at many other restaurants around the city, this Latin American restaurant inside the Freehand Hotel is serving its standard a la carte menu for the holiday. So if you want to feast on Carnitas Tacos and Trout Ceviche Tostadas while your dining companion opts for the 10-ounce Picañha with top sirloin and a rocoto sweet potato puree, there’s no need to compromise if you make Comodo your Thanksgiving destination.
Forgo the turkey this year and instead feast on prime cuts from restaurateur Simon Kim’s Korean steakhouse. In the dining room, Cote will offer its standard a la carte menu along with a special holiday version of its standard prix-fixe menu, the Butcher’s Feast. The meal will kick off with Turkey Mandoo and include four cuts of USDA Prime and American wagyu with a slate of ban-chan; Sticky Rice Stuffing; Scallion Salad; Spicy Kimchi Stew; and more. And guests will finish off their meal with the restaurant’s signature soft serve ice cream drizzled with soy caramel and a selection of pecan and pumpkin pies.
For an epic spread of Thanksgiving classics with a twist, look no further than Edy’s Grocer. The neighborhood shop is currently taking orders for a Middle Eastern-inspired takeout menu. Each dish is available to order individually to cover your potluck assignment or you can let the shop handle the entire spread for $325. With the full Thanksgiving package, you’ll head home with Fig Jam “Stuffins”, Baked Mac ‘n Cheese, Harvest Fatteh, a Zesty Turkey spiced with sumac, and Tahini Apple Pie that will serve six to eight people.
King David Tacos
If you truly want to look outside of the box for your holiday meal, ease into the day with some of the city’s best breakfast tacos paired with a screening of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. King David Tacos is offering a Thanksgiving-inspired breakfast taco dubbed the Cranbirdy with turkey breakfast sausage, roasted sweet potatoes, scrambled eggs, a blend of white cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, and a side of cranberry salsa inspired by a recipe from owner Liz Solomon Dwyer’s mom. The tacos are available at KDT’s storefront in Prospect Heights and carts across the city.
At this new Viennese-French restaurant in the Ace Hotel, Markus Glocker is serving up a menu of indulgent comfort food this Thanksgiving. Koloman’s holiday spread kicks off with freshly baked bread with cultured Vermont butter and a starter that guests can choose from options like Foie Gras and Poussin Terrine or Beef Tartare with fried quail egg, shaved bone marrow, and perigord truffle. The main course consists of a classic dish of Slow Roasted Turkey with Croissant Stuffing and other fixings or options like a Duet of Venison or Pearl Barley Risotto, and the dessert menu features Butternut Squash Cheesecake, Valrhona Chocolate Fondant, and more.
If you want to throw tradition aside and dine on classic French fare for the holiday, the Wythe Hotel’s Le Crocodile is the best bet. The airy bistro is offering a family-style feast that starts with your choice of Butternut Squash Soup with Lentils and Black Truffle or an Autumn Salad with comte, pears, and hazelnuts. The main event is a Whole Roasted Capon or Halibut with chestnuts and sauce noisette served alongside a spread of Brussels sprouts, roasted carrots, and potato gratin. Finally, simply top off your meal with a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream or a cranberry tart, or head upstairs to the restaurant’s swanky rooftop sister bar, Bar Blondeau, for a festive toast to the holiday season pre- or post-dinner.
High above the city on the 60th floor, Manhatta is serving up an upscale Thanksgiving feast with a side of incredible views. The restaurant was newly reopened with chef Justin Bougle (Le Coucou) at the helm and will offer a three-course menu for the holiday this year. The meal starts with a choice of Chicory Salad; Foie Gras and Duck Terrine; or Roasted Scallop with preserved citron and vanilla, before moving into main courses like Grilled Maitake Mushroom with Honeynut Squash and Farro Verde or turkey with traditional garnishes. Apple Tatin with Buckwheat and Yuzu Ice Cream, Pumpkin Custard, or an Ice Cream Sundae with a warm brownie finish off the meal.
Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue
This staple barbecue joint recently reopened after a devastating fire, meaning it's ready just in time to provide your holiday feast. Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue is offering an a la carte holiday menu at the Prospect Heights outpost and a range of takeout options for those wanting to celebrate the holiday at home. At the restaurant, you’ll get Smoked Organic Free-Range Turkey with cranberry compote, chestnut stuffing, sweet potatoes, and gravy, with the option to tack on Butternut Squash Soup with candied pecans and Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon whipped cream. Or reserve a 16- to 18-pound smoked bird to showcase your cooking skills through sides and dessert, or opt for a full Thanksgiving to-go package that comes with enough turkey, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and gravy to serve 10 to 12 people.
Greenpoint’s favorite neighborhood restaurant is serving up a three-course menu of cozy Thanksgiving dishes. Sereneco’s dinner starts with a choice of Biscuits with Applewood Smoked Butter, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, or Pear Salad with baby kale and cranberry dressing. The main course consists of turkey breast with garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy; plus Poached Dorade or Vegan Mushroom Risotto are also available for the non-meat-eaters in the group.
At the buzzy Thai restaurant Zaab Zaab, chef Aniwat Khotsopa is adding Northeastern Thai influences to your Thanksgiving dinner for the first time. The restaurant will have two takes on turkey: Ob Gai Muang, that’s been marinated for 24 hours and stuffed with lemongrass, makrut lime, and pandan; or Larb Gai Muang, an iteration of the restaurant’s popular Larb Ped U-don made with turkey instead of duck, that can be paired with other signature dishes from the menu.
At celebrity chef Jose Andres’ shiny new restaurant inside the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Thanksgiving dinner will be chock full of Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese influences. Zaytinya will serve a family-style menu featuring dishes like Caramelized Onion Rolls as well as Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce spiced with cardamom, orange zest, and star anise, inside a sleek, modern space.