Whether you’re hosting a ‘Friendsgiving’ or heading home for the upcoming holiday, restaurants in New York are giving you reasons to get-together this Thanskgiving. With large format dinners, prix fixe options and buffet-style meals, those staying in the city will be Thankful with the options suitable for a massive feast!
If you’re planning to gather with friends leading up to Thanksgiving or on the holiday, Black Tree BK is offering diners the option to enjoy a large-format dinner from Nov. 20 to Dec. 1, featuring locally raised turkey or goose and all the traditional trappings. Available with a reservation booked within 48 hours, the perfect Friendsgiving meal is available leading up to celebrated holiday. On Thanksgiving, dishes will be served buffet style for a reasonable $30 to make the holiday accessible for those unable to spend it with their family. Chef/owner Sandy Dee Hall will also offer his Everything Thanksgiving Sandwich ($16) with layers of smoked turkey breast, roasted leg, stuffing, cranberry jam, spicy aioli and turkey rilettes.
Black Tree BK
261 Metropoitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Friday, Nov. 20–Tuesday, Dec. 1., $61 turkey dinner, $67 goose dinner for group of 8–12; $30 Thanksgiving Day buffe. www.blacktreenyc.com
The Back Room, located within the lauded Park Hyatt New York offers a dine-in option with three courses and family-style sides of re-imagined Thanksgiving classics, courtesy of newly appointed Chef de Cuisine Chad Brauze (formerly of Rotisserie Georgette.) The feast includes: Golden Hubbard Squash Soup with caramelized honey-milk, crispy bacon, and licorice spice; Thyme-Roasted Free Range Heritage Farm Turkey with cranberry jam, sweet carrots, and acorn squash; Whole-Roasted Sullivan County Rainbow Trout with green herb sauce; Sage and Sourdough Stuffing; Mashed Potatoes with turkey gravy; Crispy Brussels Sprouts and House-Made Pies
THE BACK ROOM
102 Norfolk St, New York, NY
Family Style Dinner
At Cafe Clover, the health-conscious hot spot in the West Village, executive chef David Standridge focuses on pure, seasonal ingredients to create a healthful yet flavorful menu. This Thanksgiving, diners can enjoy a 3-course, prix-fixe dinner for $65, with highlights including: Butternut Squash with cashew cheese, black grapes and sage; Carrot Soup with avocado, smoked chilis, cumin coconut oil; Gofel Road Farm Turkey with roast mushroom dressing, giblet gravy and spicy cranberries; Roasted Brussels Sprouts with smokey maple vinegar and pickled apples; Baked Acorn Squash with coconut sugar glaze, sage and teff crunchies, plus more.
10 Downing St, New York, NY
Three-Course Prix Fixe ($65)
James-Beard semifinalist Jesse Schenker (of Recette in the West Village) opened The Gander in April 2014 in Manhattan’s popular Flatiron District, and its fresh take on new American cuisine earned immediate and consistent acclaim from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, New York Magazine and more. Schenker’s unique and imaginative style of cooking is reflected in The Gander’s composed yet approachable menu of upgraded bar snacks, house-made pastas, and seasonally inspired main courses. This Thanksgiving, The Gander will offer a four course prix fix menu with your choice of appetizer, main dish and dessert for $85. Thanksgiving menu highlights include, but are not limited to: Sea Trout Tartare with traditional accompaniments and crispy trout skin; Pan Seared Salmon with creamy bisque, black trumpets and squash; Roasted Turkey with traditional grave and cranberry dressing; Pumpkin Pie with maple ice cream and candied pecans.
Full menu available here: Thanksgiving Dinner at The Gander
15 W 18th St, New York, NY
Four-Course Prix Fixe ($85)
Located directly on Madison Square Park in Manhattan, newly opened Black Barn from chef / owner John Doherty will offer a special prix-fixe dinner this Thanksgiving at the immersive kitchen-side dining experience in the restaurant, The Kitchen Table. The menu pairs with the rustic, farmhouse theme of the restaurant and robust country-focused beverage program, providing the perfect escape from urban surroundings beneath the barn rafters and glowing lanterns. Menu Items includes, House-made New England clam chowder; Carrots Escabeche with burrata and carrots; Mangalista Charcuterie with pickled vegetables; Fried oysters with lemon-thyme aioli; Chestnut gnocchi with autumn vegetables, parmesan, plus more.
19 E. 26th St, New York, NY
The special dinner will run from 12:00pm until 8:30 pm on November 26th, and reservations can be made by phone (212-265-5959) or on OpenTable. Offered at $75 for adults, and $35 for kids 12 and under.
Since opening its flagship in the East Village in 2007, The Smith has grown to become New York’s beloved neighborhood brasserie staple, known for its comfort food classics, craft cocktails and lively atmosphere. Now with three locations (East Village, Midtown and Lincoln Square, with a NoMad location slated to open in January), the restaurant offers Thanksgiving day favorites from Executive Chef Brian Ellis. Alongside this delicious feast are a variety of classic and signature cocktail offerings utilizing house-made ingredients, craft spirits and seasonal produce as crafted by the restaurant’s beverage manager David Kravitz, in addition to a large selection of wines and beers, with an emphasis on sustainability. The three-course meal includes options of starters such as: Ricotta Gnocchi with truffle cream; Butternut Squash Soup with spiced pepitas and crème fraîche; Traditional Roasted Natural Heritage Turkey Breast with apple cider braised cabbage, cauliflower mousse, and gravy; Natural Heritage Turkey Pot Pie with baby portobello mushrooms, pearl onions, and a cheddar chive biscuit and more!
THE SMITH RESTAURANTS
Multi, New York, NY
Jesse Schenker is the executive chef and owner of The Gander and recette in New York City, which have earned critical and popular acclaim by the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and New York magazine among others. The James Beard Rising Star semifinalist was included in Zagat’s “30 Hottest Chefs Under 30,” Forbes’s “30 Under 30,” was named one of the Best New Chefs by New York magazine, beat Chef Geoffrey Zakarian in an Iron Chef America battle, and recently won The Judges Choice Award at the Forbes Under 30 Summit judged by Danny Meyer, Questlove and Randall Lane. He is the author of All or Nothing: One Chef’s Appetite for the Extreme, published in hardcover by Harper Collins to much praise in Fall 2014. He lives in New York City with his wife and two children. This Thanksgiving, Recette will offer a set menu for $85 with highlights that include but are not limited to: Roasted Monkfish served with pumpkin, pancetta & sage succotash, thyme crème and caviar; Roasted Turkey with sausage bread pudding, mac & cheese, cranberry and jus; Squash Tart topped with lemon buttermilk ice cream and cranberries
Full Menu available here: Thanksgiving Dinner at Recette
328 W 12th St, New York, NY
Set Menu ($85)
At the East Village’s beloved Austrian tavern Edi & the Wolf, chefs Eduard Frauneder and Wolfgang Ban are offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving feast, featuring their contemporary take on rustic Austrian fare with a Turkey Day twist. Available from 12pm-9pm on Thanksgiving Day, the $63 menu includes highlights such as: Scallop Crudo with charred cucumber, dill, fennel; Beef Tartare with black scallops, garlic, potato dill toast; Spaetzle with Brussel sprouts, butternut squash, poached egg; Duo of Turkey with white sweet potatoes, celery, lingonberry featuring Turkey from Hemlock Hill Farm in Cortlandt Hudson Valley; Poached Cod with sunchoke puree, citrus beurre blanc, celtuce; Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with whipped cream, pumpkinseed praline
EDI & THE WOLF
328 W 12th St, New York, NY
Available from 12pm-9pm on Thanksgiving Day, Prix-Fixe ($63) www.ediandthewolf.com
The recently reopened Bowery dining destination Pearl & Ash will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu prepared by the new executive chef Trae Basore. The six-course menu is priced at $75, and will feature Trae’s take on classic holiday dishes such as: Black Bread with Cultured Butter and Fried Sage; Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Preserved Lemon; Farm Egg with Wild Mushrooms and Mascarpone; Turkey with Pumpkin and Cranberries; Six-Day Brisket with Yukon Gold Potato; Pumpkin Hand Pie with Crème Fraîche and Streusel.
PEARL & ASH
220 Bowery, New York, NY
Six-Course Menu ($75)
Seatings are available at 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 8:00 p.m., and reservations can be made by phone (212) 837-2370 or by e-mailing email@example.com
Maison Premiere, Williamsburg’s beloved oyster house and cocktail den has Chef Lisa Giffen, who has worked under such esteemed chefs at Daniel Boulud and Alain Ducasse, at the helm. This Thanksgiving, Maison Premiere will be offering a three course prix fixe turkey dinner for $65/person from 2pm-9pm. A selection of fresh oysters will be available à la carte. The prix fixe offerings include: Corn Custard with lobster and chestnuts; Chestnut Ravioli with mascarpone and chicken liver; Heritage Turkey Breast with mirliton stuffing, potato purée and cranberry; Sea Scallops with farro, butternut squash, and lemon thyme; Hake with carrot and smoked onion; Pumpkin Pecan Tart à la mode; Rhum Cannelles.
Full menu here.
298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Three-course Prix fixe ($65) from 2-9p. The dinner is reservation only, though walk-ins will be welcomed at the bar.
At Boqueria, NYC’s top tapas bar, executive chef Marc Vidal will be putting a Spanish twist on traditional Thanksgiving fare with a special, a la carte menu. Highlights include: Ensalada de Otono with radicchio with pears, aged Mahon cheese and hazelnuts ($12); Huevos con Panceta with fried farm egg with porkl belly, Portobello mushrooms and potato cream ($16); Bacalao con Bruselas with grilled cod with Brussels sprouts, chorizo and migas ($19); Calabazas Asadas with delicata and Acorn squash with hazelnuts, sage, aged Mahon cheese and sherry reduction ($12); Pavo a la Catalana with roasted turkey with raisins, dried apricots, pine nuts and mashed potatoes ($17).
A la carte (Range $12-$17)
Jams is named for the celebrated 1980′s Upper East Side restaurant which brought the sensibilities and style of California cuisine to New York City. Today’s modern version of the restaurant channels that founding philosophy but newly articulated with a simple, market menu. Centrally located with great views of the Macy’s Day parade, Jams will offer a $85/adult, $35/child 3-course meal, served family style and will include: For the table: Parker House rolls with Vermont butter and Butternut squash soup with creme fraiche and chives. Appetizers: Kale Salad with drive cranberries, heirloom apple, fennel & roasted onion; Pumpkin lasagna with swiss chard, goat cheese & pumpkin seed pesto. Choice of Entree: Toasted turkey breast and braised turkey leg with sourdough break pudding, orange-cranberry sauce and giblet gravy; or Baked Cod with salsa verde; Potato Gnocchi with wild mushrooms, sage pesto and pecorino cheese. Family Style Sides: Brussel sprouts gratin; sweet potato casserole, mixed fingerling potatoes and Thanksgiving desserts.
1 Hotel Central Park- 1414 6th Ave
At chef/owner Jimmy Bradley’s beloved Chelsea neighborhood restaurant, Thanksgiving menu items will bring traditional highlights like Butter-Basted Organic Turkey with Sausage-Fig Stuffing and Pan Juices, with sides of Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta and Scallion and Cinnamon Buttered Sweet Potatoes. Additional fall favorites will also include Burrata with pumpkin, broccoli pesto, pepitas and pomegranate seeds, Chicken Liver and Foie Gras Terrine with brandied plums, and Local Skate with cauliflower, roasted grapes, chestnuts and brown butter.
THE RED CAT
227 10th Ave, New York
Thanksgiving will be served a la carte from 12:00 PM-11:00 PM.
The Clam is the cozy seafood-centric restaurant located in the West Village, from chef and owner Mike Price, that highlights Mike’s favorite ingredient, the clam (he also owns popular West Village spot Market Table). The inviting space features a modern industrial dining room with contemporary touches set beneath arched ceilings tiled with iridescent mother-of-pearl, evoking the feeling of being inside a shell, and exposed brick walls.
To celebrate Thanksgiving this year, Mike is offering his twist on the classic holiday menu with seafood-centric dishes as well as Thanksgiving classics. Guests can enjoy a 3-course price-fixe menu with appetizers like Butternut Squash Soup with Royal Trumpet Mushrooms, Hazelnut Brown Butter, Spiced Chantilly; Truffled Homemade Spaghetti & Parmesan (Shaved White Truffle Supplement available for $50); and Baked Littleneck Clams with Pancetta, Sweet Onions, Peppers and Butter Crumbs; entrees such as the quintessential Roasted Holiday Turkey with Fig & Roasted Vegetable Dressing, Sage Giblet Gravy, and Cranberry; and the decadent Stuffed Whole Maine Lobster with Fall Mushroom & Crab Stuffing, Cognac, and Wilted Spinach; with family-style sides like Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pears, Bacon & Sage; and Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Maple Butter & Pecan.
420 Hudson St, New York
Three-Course Prix Fixe: $90 (adult) & $25 (child).Reservations can be made by calling 212-242-8420 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The annual feels-like-home celebration on your radar to include in any Thanksgiving round ups you might be working on. As Chef Brad Farmerie’s favorite holiday, he incorporates his treasured family traditions into his menu with a few chef-y twists with apps such as, Creamy cauliflower soup, truffle polonaise (Perigord truffles $20 supplement) or mains such as, Ricotta gnudi, oyster mushrooms, sweet butter sauce (Maine lobster $10 supplement) or Grilled branzino, smoked paprika crust, winter greens, charred Meyer lemon, as well as a tower of treats everyone for every table!
SAXON + PAROLE
316 Bowery, New York, NY
The dinner will be served on Thanksgiving day (Thursday 11/26) from 2-9pm; $85 / person + tax and gratuity ($45 for kids up to 12 years old). An additional $40 3-course sommelier-selected wine pairings option is also available. Reservations are available by calling the restaurant at 212-254-0350 or via OpenTable. For parties of 10 or more, email email@example.com.
Blurring the line between Rome and Manhattan since 2014 is the venerable Italian import Alfredo. Named after Alfredo di Lelio, otherwise known as the creator of the Roman classic Fettuccine Alfredo in 1914, the bustling Midtown flagship location is sharing over 100 years of history, recipes and passion, helmed by Co-Owners Russell Bellanca and Ilaria Coletto. Standouts: Crema di zucca, spiced roasted winter squash soup, Gnocchi ai funghi, ricotta gnocchi with mixed mushrooms and black truffles, Costoletta di manzo al Barolo, Barolo braised short ribs with soft polenta and roasted cipollini onions and Créme brulee alla zucca, pumpkin créme brulee
7 East 54TH St
Four Course Prix Fixe, adult ($68), 12 and under child ($35)
In celebration of Delmonico’s (America’s first restaurant) 175th anniversary in 2012, Owner and Managing Partner Dennis Turcinovic and Executive Chef Billy Oliva further expanded Delmonico’s Restaurant Group with the launch of Delmonico’s Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan. From cuisine to décor, Delmonico’s rich history collides with fresh flavors and ingredients at this modern spinoff. Standouts: Blue Crab Cake with maple horseradish mustard and fennel apple salad, Autumn Butternut Squash Risotto with parmesan cheese, Organic Salt Water Brined Roast Turkey with sausage and fennel stuffing, sweet potato, french beans and turkey ju, Delmonico’s Baked Alaska and a Baked Granny Smith Apple & Cranberry Crumble with vanilla bourbon ice cream
**Children’s Menu: Herb Roast Turkey & Trimmings, Petit Filet Mignon or Chicken Tenders & Fries
207 W 36th St, New York
4 Course Prix Fixe; $80 per person / $21.95 per child (special menu offerings**)
A nostalgic American style bistro going beyond basic American bar fare by adding touches of global influence to the menu, committing to quality ingredients and refined techniques. Combining the venue’s old school charm with an elevated cuisine by Consulting Chef Aaron Philips and an unparalleled cocktail program led by Danny Neff, The Bar Room has carved out a niche for itself on the bridge between Midtown’s professional scene and the Upper East Side’s neighboring crowds. Standouts: Roasted Beet Salad with fennel, orange, goat cheese mousse and pumpkin seeds, Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade with corn bread stuffing, apple cider gravy and roasted brussels sprouts and a Pumpkin Pie with cinnamon whipped cream
THE BAR ROOM
117 East 60th Street
3 Course Prix Fixe ($45)