Leave the Thanksgiving cooking to someone else and dine out instead

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Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only thirteen days away? Neither can we! Whether you are spending the day with family and friends, carb loading for Black Friday shopping, or watching football, everyone has their own Thanksgiving traditions. For those staying in the city, We’ve rounded up a handful of spots that will be open and offering everything from a family-style feast to formal three-course spread.

UPTOWN

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Experience a Tuscan Thanksgiving Feast at Felice 56 and indulge in dishes created with locally sourced produce and artisanal Italian delicacies.

The Thanksgiving menu features decadent plates in each course, such as the Tacchino Ripieno, a thinly pounded and rolled turkey breast stuffed with Italian pork sausage, veal, beef, chestnuts, 24-month aged Parmigiano-Reggiano served with sweet potato and cranberry sauce or the Tortelli Mugellani, a ravioli filled with Yukon baby potato, 24-month aged Parmigiano-Reggiano purée and Italian sausage all topped with chestnut ragù and fresh thyme.

The meal will conclude with a creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake made with a graham cracker cookie base.

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This Thanksgiving, T-Bar Steak & Lounge crafts a hearty selection of New American entrees on the authentic steakhouse menu and raw bar. Famous for hosting New York City’s power players, the sophisticated Upper East Side eatery offers outstanding cuisine in a sleek and comfortable setting. T-Bar welcomes family and friends to enjoy their sophisticated Thanksgiving affairs.

T-Bar Steak & Lounge will serve a robust prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu at $78 per person ($39 for children under 12) with seating times reserved for 1:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

MIDTOWN

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The iconic NYC steakhouse will offer an autumn focused Thanksgiving menu at both their downtown and midtown locations. The chef-inspired menu will feature roasted all natural turkey breast & confit turkey leg served with all of the fixin’s, a squash and black truffle risotto, and in true steakhouse style, both locations (Midtown and Greenwich Village) will have a slow roasted prime rib on the menu.

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If your Thanksgiving festivities involve a Broadway Show or doing “touristy things” in Times Square, head to this modern seafood and sushi spot for their famous Rocket Man Roll with spicy salmon, shrimp, avocado, mango, dill, and red nuclear sauce, fall-focused seafood specials, or a classic Turkey Day feast.

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Thanksgiving doesn’t need to be stressful — enjoy dinner and a NoMad staycation at Osteria Lumaca, chef John DeLucie’s latest culinary venture located in the HGU New York Hotel.

Osteria Lumaca is accepting reservations for their $65 Prix Fixe Menu, featuring:

Appetizer: Selection of pasta or salad from Lumaca dinner menu

Entree: Organic free-range turkey, roasted breast, legs confit, rosemary stuffing, cranberry sauce

Sides: Roasted brussels sprouts, yams

Dessert: Pumpkin panna cotta

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Located in the heart of Herald Square just steps away from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the just-opened Kixby is home to the iconic Black Tap Craft Burger & Beer flagship, which is drawing upon all the best Thanksgiving ingredients to create a special Thanksgiving burger and CrazyShake® milkshake.

Menu Highlights:

The Thanksgiving Burger — Turkey Burger with brie, applewood smoked bacon, corn and sage potato roll stuffing, cranberry orange aioli ($18)

Pumpkin Pie Shake — Pumpkin spice shake with a vanilla frosted rim with mini marshmallows topped with a slice of pumpkin pie, turkey marzipan lollipop, whipped cream & a cherry on top ($17)

Both offerings available November 25 — November 28.

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Combine breathtaking views with culinary excellence at The View, a revolving rooftop restaurant, this holiday with its bountiful “Thanksgiving at The Top” buffet menu.

Menu highlights:

Appetizers: Roasted Beet Salad, Artisanal Cheeses + more

Entrée: Traditional Roast Turkey, Beetroot and Goat Cheese Ravioli + more

Dessert: Apple Cranberry Strudel, Gingersnap Tiramisu + more

Reservations at 212.704.8900. $105 per person.

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Enjoy a myriad of American classics at the special “Hudson Market Thanksgiving Day Buffet” at the Hudson Market. Or spend Thanksgiving in the comfort of your room with an in-room dining menu that has all the fixings.

Menu highlights:

Appetizers: Salad Bar + Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail

Entrée: Honey Brined Heritage Turkey, Maple Glazed Spiral Country Ham + more

Dessert: Pecan Tart, Apple Pie + more

Reservations at 212–841–6551. $65 per person.

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Refinery Hotel in New York City’s Garment District is the ideal place to stay during Thanksgiving. Located right off of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade’s 6th Avenue route, guests don’t have to travel far for views of the infamous floats.

This Thanksgiving, guests at Refinery Hotel can enjoy the hotel’s first ever guest-only block-party from 9am-12pm. Throughout the morning, there will be entertainment such as balloon animal-making, circus clowns, stilt walkers, face painting, cotton candy and popcorn machines and even a boozy hot chocolate and cider station for the adults as well as TVs and cornhole.

Guests can continue the celebration later in the day with a stress-free, decadent turkey dinner in the comfort of their hotel room. The three-course in-room Thanksgiving menu from the hotel’s signature restaurant, Parker & Quinn (from Executive Chef Dan Nistorescu), includes crispy goat cheese croquettes with pumpkin marmalade, gala apple strudel and of course, apple cider-brined roasted turkey breast, among other seasonal staples.

Aside from Parker & Quinn, Refinery Hotel’s additional F&B venues are just as ideal for a chilly NYC November night. Guests can avoid the blustery weather and start their evening enjoying Winnie’s Jazz Bar for a relaxing drink before the big feast.

After dinner, they can head to Refinery Rooftop, the year-round rooftop, where they can warm up next to the fireplace with a hand-crafted seasonal nightcap and an up-close view of the Empire State Building.

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Thanks to Executive Chef Bill Telepan, New York City’s award-winning seafood restaurant, Oceana will be serving a prix fixe holiday menu on Thursday, November 28th from 12–9pm.

Located blocks from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and in the heart of Rockefeller Center, Oceana will serve a three-course menu for $88 per person and $50 for children under 12. Guests can enjoy autumnal dishes like the Kuri Squash Gnocchi and fresh Autumn Salad as well as traditional holiday plates including the Roasted Organic Turkey with traditional Thanksgiving trimmings and Fingerling Sweet Potatoes.

To view the entire menu, please click here. Reservations for all group sizes are currently available and can be made via OpenTable or by calling the restaurant directly at 212–759–5941.

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This Thanksgiving MIFUNE New York, the Michelin-recognized progressive and innovative Japanese restaurant in Midtown East, will offer a $125 prix-fixe seven course menu with an optional $60 wine or sake pairing. The menu will highlight their annual Thanksgiving signature organic Turkey Truffle Pie with Turkey Foie Gras Gravy and the restaurant will have two seatings at 6pm and 8:30pm.

The restaurant is helmed by culinary masterminds Executive Chefs Yuu Shimano and Tomohiro Urata. The two chefs honed their skills while studying together at the Tsuji Culinary Institute in both Osaka, Japan and Lyon, France.

Shimano went on to hold his first kitchen position at two Michelin-starred La Villa des Lys in Cannes and as Chef de Partie of Meats and Sauces at the eponymous three Michelin-starred Guy Savoy in Paris. While Urata worked in France as the Chef de Partie of Fish and Appetizers at two Michelin-starred La Relais de la Poste in Magescq, three Michelin-starred Régis & Jacques Marcon in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid and three Michelin-starred Maison Troisgros in Roanne.

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Chola, an authentic Midtown Indian restaurant (two-star by the New York Times) that is featuring a Thanksgiving buffet for $19.95 on turkey day.

Please find more details below:

Menu:

· Brown rice vegetable biryani

· Turkey butter pepper

· Pumpkin bharta

· Cranberry chutney

· Potato madras

· Fish cafreal

· Goat biryani

The menu will be served from 12:00pm — 3:00pm buffet style on Thursday, November 28th.

The regular menu will also be available, however it is not part of the Thanksgiving special, priced at $19.95.

DOWNTOWN

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AKA Tribeca’s on-site restaurant Little Park from famed chef Andrew Carmellini provides AKA Tribeca guests with in-restaurant and in-room dining for Thanksgiving. Individual plates range from slow roasted turkey with sweet sausage and wild mushroom stuffing, cranberry jam, sweet potato gratin, crispy brussels sprouts, pumpkin cheesecake and more; with a family-style option for two also available. Pricing: Family style for two or more guests for $95/person or individual plates with turkey and stuffing and choice of two sides for $42/plate.

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Hortus NYC, the elevated modern Asian casual fine dining destination in NoMad, will be offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner for two from Executive Chef Youjin Jung (Del Posto, Osteria Mozza, DB Bistro & Oyster Bar, Boulud Sud).

The four course dinner is priced at $130 with an additional wine pairing option for $50.

Guests will have a choice of oysters, raw selection or king crab for the first course; for the second, a choice of two starters alongside 4 oz. of A5 Wagyu or Foie Gras; and for the main course, a ‘to share’ dish with two sides or Hortus NYC’s Thanksgiving Special Dish, which features a Whole Roast Chicken with Black Truffle. For dessert, a slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake will add a sweet finish to the holiday meal.

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Give thanks and spend time with family and friends at Temple Court this Thanksgiving. Enjoy both traditional and non-traditional dishes at Tom Colicchio’s downtown restaurant with a three-course prix fixe meal that combines comfort and elegance for the perfect Thanksgiving.

The full Thanksgiving menu can be found here. Reservations are now open for Thanksgiving Day (11/28) from 1:00–8:00 PM. The cost for the three-course menu is $125/person; $65 for children 12 & under.

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Transport yourself to Tulum this Thanksgiving and join the family at GITANO Jungle Room for a Thanksgiving Feast. GITANO Jungle Room is offering a fusion of Mexican classics like guacamole and duck al pastor with Thanksgiving flavors such as mashed potatoes, corn, and pumpkin.

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Skip the dishes this year and celebrate with us! CUT NYC will be having a special 3-Course Thanksgiving family style dinner for $105/per person which will include an appetizer, a turkey dinner and dessert. Bring your loved ones to CUT and enjoy the evening.

For reservations email: bookings@wolfgangpuck.com

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At Italian trattoria Gemma, located within the timeless hotspot The Bowery Hotel, guests can enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast with an Italian twist from Executive Chef Andrea Taormina.

Menu highlights:

Antipasti: Fall Squash Soup (served with sage, mascarpone, roasted pumpkin seeds)

Entrée: Roasted Turkey, Black Truffle Gravy, Porcini & Chestnut Stuffing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato Mash

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake (served with amaretto cookie crust)

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Tucked inside the infamous Jane Hotel, Old Rose is a contemporary eatery serving fresh Thanksgiving offerings with local and/or organic produce and dairy products, which can be enjoyed while overlooking the Hudson River.

Menu Highlights:

First Course: Choice of Squash Soup (served with truffle froth and pepitas) or Roasted Brocolini and Caulini Salad (served with pomegranate vinaigrette)

Entrée: Herb-Rubbed Roast Turkey Breast (served with stuffing, crispy brussels sprouts with pancetta, cranberry sauce and classic gravy)

Dessert: Pumpkin Tartlet

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Nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village, The Marlton Hotel’s Parisian-chic eatery, Margaux, is serving an expansive menu complete with Thanksgiving classics, along with their signature Mediterranean-fusion offerings.

Menu highlights:

Appetizers: ½ Dozen East Coast Oysters, Cheese Plate with local cheese and seasonal accompaniments/fruit, Farmer’s Board (toasted focaccia, whipped artichoke with cherry tomato, spicy smashed sweet potato, genovese pesto) + more

Entrée: Roasted Heritage Thanksgiving Turkey (mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, sage and turkey sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce), Ora King Salmon (roasted autumnal squash, concord grape vinaigrette) + more

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Bell Book & Candle (141 W. 10th St) serves up their Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, November 28th with seatings from 12pm — 9pm. The Prix Fixe menu is $55 per person, and $30 for children under the age of 10. To start, there’s a choice of Rooftop Mixed Greens with Old-School Thousand Island or Butternut Squash Soup with Fried Sage.

The entree includes a heritage turkey from Lancaster with pan gravy, sourdough sage stuffing, chive mashed potato, Brussels sprouts with bacon, John’s special cranberry sauce and a maple roasted sweet potato with candied pecans. The dessert is a brown bag apple pie with Creme Fraiche ice cream.

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Major Food Group’s exuberant French bistro — now celebrating its fifth anniversary — is serving a $98 prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu. It features Paté Grand Mére with Foie Gras and Apricot Mustard, Mushroom Millefeuille with Butternut Squash & Red Curry, Roasted Turkey Breast with Braised Leg Blanquette, Dirty Stuffing and more.

New decadent, optional supplements this year are Dover Sole with Sesame & Berbere in Sauce Meuniere and Cote de Boeuf in Brown Butter Bearnaise. Reinvigorated takes on traditional Thanksgiving desserts complete the meal, including Pumpkin Pie and Key Lime Tarte.

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Boulton & Watt will be open for Thanksgiving at noon and will be serving the classic Thanksgiving plate; turkey, cranberry, stuffing and all of your other favorite fixings for just $25. Parties of four or more can call ahead to enjoy their feast family style. If Thanksgiving dinner isn’t enough, swing by Boulton & Watt on Friday for a Kitchen Sink Sandwich stuffed with all your favorite leftovers! Reservations can be made by calling 646–490–6004.

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Tiny’s and the Bar Upstairs’ cozy little townhouse will make you feel like you are celebrating Thanksgiving at home! Tribeca’s iconic restaurant will be offering a prix fixe menu from 3–10pm of Pumpkin Soup, Heritage Farm Turkey, Crispy Brussel Sprouts, and Pumpkin Pie, among other Thanksgiving classics. The special holiday menu is $70 per person ($25 for kids), with the option to include a wine pairing for a total of $90 per person. To view the entire menu, please see below or click here.

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Located on the ground floor of the W Union Square, Irvington will be offering delicious, farm-fresh Thanksgiving specials in addition to a limited menu. Gather those closest to you and head to Irvington for a stress-free, gourmet holiday. If your group is between 6–12 people, call and ask to sit at the beautiful Farm Table that sits directly in-front of the welcoming open kitchen, providing a front row seat to the kitchen’s bustle.

WEST SIDE

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This Upper West Side mainstay will have all of their beloved seafood staples available on Thanksgiving, like Atlantic Cod Piccata and Truffle Rainbow Sushi Rolls, but will also have a pre-fixe Thanksgiving menu available with Sage Roasted Turkey, Chestnut-Apple Stuffing, Roasted Vegetables, Potato Puree, and homemade cherry and cranberry sauce.

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Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with unmatched views of Columbus Circle and Central Park at Bluebird London NYC. Bluebird London NYC will be offering a pre-fixe menu for $95 per person from 2:00pm — 8:00pm on Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy fresh takes on Thanksgiving classics to the backdrop of the changing leaves in Central Park.

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queensyard is offering a feast fit for a queen this Thanksgiving with menus available to stay and to go. Both contain contemporary Thanksgiving dishes like succulent Oven Baked Turkey with Sage Stuffing, Yellowfin Tuna complimented by Warm Ginger, Strawberry Soaked Brooklyn Burrata and an extravagant aged Australian Wagyu. Groups who chose to eat at queensyard can toast to thankfulness with glamorous cocktails like the smoking Curvée concept from the bar’s specialty Gastrology collection.

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Price & Offering: Three-courses for $115 per person, not including tax and gratuity.

Stand Out Dishes: Butternut Squash Soup (spiced honey labneh, pumpkin seeds), Thanksgiving Turkey (crispy ballotine, candied chestnut-sage stuffing, sweet potato purée, cranberry chutney, rosemary gravy), and Pumpkin Semifreddo (toasted coffee meringue, mascarpone gelato).

Daniel Boulud’s Boulud Sud is Mediterranean-inspired and the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring fresh vegetables, seafood, citrus, grains & herbs.

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Price & Offering: Three-courses for $75 per person, not including tax and gratuity.

Stand Out Dishes: Pumpkin Soup (rosemary, croutons), Thanksgiving Turkey (roasted breast, Foie Gras stuffed leg, chestnut & sausage stuffing, pomme purée, cranberry sauce, turkey gravy), and Pumpkin Pot De Crème (dragée pepita, pâte brisée, cream cheese ice cream).

Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne is a contemporary French restaurant, known for chic bistro cuisine. The menu features updated bistro classics with a modern twist and market-driven French-American cuisine, alongside traditional French specialties and seasonal dishes.

EAST SIDE

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This steakhouse has established itself as one of New York City’s premier steakhouses by mastering juicy cuts of dry-aged beef and grilling to perfection.

Menu: 3-course prix-fixe with highlights such as an Autumn Salad with organic mesclun greens, frisée, roasted beets, walnuts, warm goat cheese, toast; and a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey turkey, with stuffing, roasted yams, potatoes au gratin, cranberry relish.

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The Greek restaurant Nerai (55 E 54th St) will host a Thanksgiving dinner with seatings times available from 4pm — 9pm. Their four course prix fixe menu is $75. Appetizers include Kabocha Squash Soup served with Greek yogurt and sweet potato bruschetta, an Autumn Salad with honey roasted root vegetables, baby kale, kabocha squash puree, greek yogurt and pomegranate glaze, Fluke Crudo with Granny Smith apples, orange, grapefruit and mint. Pastas include Sweet Potato Gnocchi with brown butter sage sauce and smoked Metsovone cheese and Lobster Pasta featuring poached Maine lobster with squid ink linguine in a Metaxa bisque.

Entrees include Lavraki served with oregano, ladolemono and capers and Turkey Moussaka with cranberry sauce and a Tsoureki stuffing. Desserts feature Tsoureki Bread Pudding with almond praline cream and chestnut gelato and Saragli with hand-rolled baklava, tahini parfait, and sesame brittle with pistachio gelato.

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Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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