Thanksgiving is finally upon us! You know what that means: Turkey, family and friends. If you’re spending this national holiday in the Big Apple, and do not feel like going through the stress of preparing food for family and friends, we got you covered. There are a plethora of restaurants, right here in New York City, offering decadent dishes to commemorate the harvest festival first celebrated in 1621. We’ve narrowed down the top five a la carte offerings and prix-fixed menus, which leaves you more time to give thanks and be grateful to be in the presence of loved ones.
447 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Celebrate this Thanksgiving holiday at Davio’s Manhattan! On Thursday, Nov. 26th from 12:00pm to 9:00pm, in addition to the full a la carte menu, guests are invited to enjoy a special Thanksgiving Day Prix-Fixe Menu. Guests will enjoy items such as Roasted Stuffed Turkey, Miniature Turkey Pot Pie, Sweet Potato, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and 12 oz. Roasted Prime Rib, Polenta Rustica, Roasted Wild Mushrooms, Rossini Sauce.
The Davio’s Thanksgiving menu is $59.00 per person, and the regular dinner menu is also available. Tax and gratuity are not included. Reservations are necessary for this event and can be made by calling 212.661.4810.
David Burke Kitchen
23 Grand Street
Soho, NY 10013
Located in the James Hotel New York, David Burke Kitchen invites guests to celebrate Thanksgiving in the SoHo neighborhood. At $75 per person, a three-course pre-fixe menu will be available from 12-9pm. Friends or families can share dishes including Smoked Turkey Wings with garlic herbs and ranch dressing, Foie Gras & Duck Pate with fried dates, grilled bread, black pepper and port jelly, or Lobster Toast with celery seed aioli on toasted brioche. Main dishes include the ‘traditional’ Roast Organic Turkey, Maple Glazed Ham, Prime Rib, Skuna Bay Salmon and Long Island Duck all served with whipped mashed potatoes, scalloped sweet potato, black pepper cranberry sauce, classic country break and roast pumpkin stuffing, green beans and baby carrots.
In true Thanksgiving Spirit, David Burke Kitchen will feature a special Pie-a-Palooza dessert menu that includes a selection of pies: Bourbon Pecan Pie with manhattan whipped cream, Locust Grove Apple Pie with vanilla bean ice cream and Heirloom Pumpkin Pie with chai spiced Chantilly as well as the option of the Cheesecake Lollipop Tree for two and the Toffee Monkey Bread for two.
To make reservations, call 212.201.9119.
70 South St
New York, NY 10038
Located in the heart of South Street Seaport, Industry Kitchen’s Executive Chef Sean Chudoba has created a one-day only menu for Thanksgiving. The a la carte menu will feature five options. Patrons will be able to choose from modern American cuisine based on a seasonal market. Options vary from soups like Kale & Yukon gold potato puree, shaved Parmesan, truffle oil to main entrees like Herbed Crusted brined turkey or Turkey Pizza with brown rosemary, pepper gravy, shredded turkey, dried cranberries and roasted butternut squash.
Narcissa (located at The Standard, East Village)
25 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
Featuring seasonal local and organic produce, Narcissa will offer a three-course Thanksgiving menu on Nov. 26th. Chef John Fraser and the Narcissa team are cooking an innovative vegetable heavy three-course menu for $72 a person. The menu will feature options of Turkey Breast with stuffed leg and cranberry sauce, Trout with chanterelles, spinach, citrus-coriander nage, and the chef’s signature Carrot Wellington with bluefoot mushrooms, sunchokes and gremolata. A limited a la carte menu will also be available, for those who desire something less traditional on Thanksgiving.
As for drinks, pair this traditional meal with a lean Chenin Blanc with great acidity for a white wine like the La Porte Saint Jean from Samur Champigny, according to Narcissa’s Beverage Director, Ashley Santoro. For a red option she strongly suggests something from the Canary Islands like the Tajinaste Listan Negro from Valle de la Orotava, which has beautifully smoky-mineral element.
The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line Hotel
848 Washington Street, at 13th Street
New York, NY 10014
Executive Chef Ron Rosselli, at the The Standard Grill, takes American classics and reinterprets dishes with modern and international touches. For this Thanksgiving, Chef Ron and The Standard Grill will offer inspired updates of timeless dishes to create the perfect Thanksgiving menu. The three-course meal will offer options like Organic Roasted Turkey with chestnut & fig stuffing, Atlantic Halibut with cauliflower, tangerine and brown butter, and Mushroom Risotto with barley and shaved parmigiano. Pastry Chef Frederic Aquino, has created a Banoffee, a Spiced Pumpkin Cake, and a Ayabel.
The prix-fixe menu is priced at $65 per person.
101 W. 57 Street
New York, NY 10019
Celebrate Thanksgiving with a view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Wayfarer, a classic American grille helmed by Executive Chef Chris Shea. Guests will be treated to a front row seat at the parade (in the warmth of The Wayfarer’s cozy dining room!) enjoying a delectable brunch buffet and open bar from 7am-12p.
The Wayfarer’s Thanksgiving Day Parade brunch tickets start at $125 for general admission tickets (includes open bar and buffet, no seating). You may reserve seating for $229. VIP seating ranging $279-$460 (private dining for up to 20 guests is also available). Tickets can be purchased at NightOut.com
For reservations, call 212.691.0030.
If Thanksgiving is your favorite time of year, celebrate the holiday all November.
Bonus: Friendsgiving Fest at Bodega Negra
355 W 16th St
New York, NY 10011
New York City’s trendy Mexican restaurant Bodega Negra is remaking Thanksgiving dinner with a Southwestern flare with its “Friendsgiving Feast” throughout November. Executive chef Michael Armstrong will prepare a whole-roasted pig with house-made corn tortillas and salsa along with a selection of signature starters, sides, and festive desserts; including butternut squash tacos with pumpkin seeds and dried cherry salsa, jalapeño-cheddar cornbread stuffing, and churros with spiced chocolate and cajeta dipping sauces; served family-style.
Hand-crafted cocktails and wine pairings will be provided by the restaurant’s beverage director Drew Sweeney.
Reservations are available upon request for parties of eight people or more, from November 5 to November 30 (excluding Thanksgiving day), for $125 per person.The restaurant asks that reservations be placed 72 hours in advance by emailing DreamEvents@TaoGroup.com or by calling (646) 625-4821.