Best Places to Celebrate Thanksgiving in NYC

Instead of heading elsewhere for Thanksgiving, you chose to stay in New York City. However, you don’t want to cook, wash the dishes, or buy the food (I don’t blame you). If the idea of fighting someone in the grocery store for the last remaining turkey doesn’t appeal to you, some of the best restaurants in NYC will be featuring their own versions of Thanksgiving comfort food.

1. Market Table

(photo credit Myriam Babin Photography)

Market Table welcomes guests to come celebrate Thanksgiving by enjoying 3-course prix fixe menu that would put any standard green bean casserole to shame. Beginning at 2 p.m. and lasting until 10 p.m. the meal starts with a choice of flavorful appetizers such as Spiced Long Island Duck Breast with roast rutabaga, arugula, fennel, and pine nuts. The Chestnut Soup is made with red wine glazed chestnuts, lardons, and cardamom cream. No Thanksgiving would be complete without turkey and traditional accompaniments which can be enjoyed with Market Table’s Roasted Holiday Turkey with cornbread dressing, wilted spinach, sage-giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. Other dinner selections are available such as Apple Jack Braised Pork Shoulder, creamy grits, sautéed greens and country virage and Roasted Monkfish with carrot risotto and pancetta-leek brown butter provide enticing alternatives. Tempting desserts round out the meal with classics suchas Pumpkin Chiffon Pie with a gingersnap crust, and creative indulgences including the Chocolate Terrine with sea salt, hazelnuts and caramel popcorn.

WHERE: 54 Carmine Street at Bedford Street

TICKETS: $75 per person for the 3 course feast, Children’s 1 course menu (12 and under) $25

2.Aureole

This elegant Upper East Side restaurant will be offering a $115 three course Thanksgiving Menu. Located just steps away from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Aureoleis a great spot to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.They offer a vast selection of 1700 wines to complement  Chef Marcus Gleadow Ware’s seasonal specialties which include dishes such as Foie Gras Terrine made with celery root, pickled lentils and toasted country bread,  Wild Mushroom Risotto / chanterelles, hen of the wood, guanciale, traditional Organic Farm Raised Turkey with pot roasted vegetable, stuffing, cranberries, potato purée and giblet gravy. They also offer a seafood selection such as the  Maine Lobster served with winter vegetables and fennel orange broth.WHERE: 34 East 61st Street
TICKETS: $115 adults/$55 children under 12

3.Rosa Mexicano

Rosa Mexicano will be featuring it’s own twist on traditional Thanksgiving dinner. They will be offering a prix fix menu or a la carte options. Main dishes include a Slow Roasted Yucatan Turkey or the Steamed Halibut. Guests will enjoy family style servings of butternut squash, wild rice, and mouth watering roasted vegtable stuffing. Don’t forget to celebrate with one of their seasonal cocktails such as the El Festivo (cranberry infused Meletti Amaro, walnut bitters, and organic agave).

4. 230 Fifth

Celebrate Thanksgiving at 230 Fifth. The buffet style dinner will be sure to have you leaving stuffed! They will be offering a carving station with traditional turkey, as well as a Hot Buffet that includes Fried Chicken, Roasted Salmon, and yummy garlic mashed potatoes. A variety of vegetables such as Green Bean Casserole are sure to be a crowd pleaser!

WHEN: Dinner 1:00pm-9:00pm

TICKETS: $42 Adults / $25 Children

5. Gallagher’s Steak House

Gallagher’s Steak House will be offering a four course meal. The menu includes savory sides such as corn chowder, mixed greens salad, and traditional entrees like turkey with stuffing, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, orange spiced cranberry sauce, and giblet gravy are classic comfort options. Desserts include pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple pie, pecan pie or cheesecake.

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