Top 15 Thanksgiving dinner spots in NYC
Top 15 Thanksgiving dinner spots in NYC
Last updated: Feb 6, 2020

Top 15 Thanksgiving dinner spots in NYC

Thanksgiving is one of the most beloved American holidays, a chance for family and friends to come together, eat, drink and enjoy all the blessings in their lives.

If you’re traveling in New York, here’s a chance to partake in this tradition. If you’re local, make 2019 the year you enjoy the feast without the frenzy: no more long hours spent in the kitchen preparing food or scrubbing down plates. Relax and watch the spectacular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in peace; this is the time to treat yourself.

Whether you like your Thanksgiving to be big and traditional, rather cozy and low-key or a chance to experiment with other cuisines of the world, New York has something for everyone. We’ve made a list of the best places to have dinner in the city, no matter if you’re a sworn carnivore or a vegetarian. Please note that the order in which we mention the restaurants in completely random and not meant to reflect their grading.

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If you want all the joyfulness of a big table full of friends and family, without any of the stress of prepping and clean-up, then Carmine’s has just the thing: a family-style Thanksgiving dinner with all the season’s staples. Sink your teeth into their juicy 18-lb turkey, fill up on Applewood smoked bacon, sautéed string beans and sweet potatoes, and slather as much Cranberry sauce as you’d like. Their dinner serves a table of 6 to 8 people, costs between $265 and $275 and can be enjoyed at either of their two NYC locations (Times Square or Upper West Side).

  • Address: 200 West 44th Street & 2450 Broadway New York (Upper West Side)
  • Reservations: 212.221.3800 (Times Square) & 212.362.2200 (Upper West Side)




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At this East Village restaurant owned by the James Beard Award-winning chef Marco Canora, healthy, fresh and seasonal are the words of the day. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal made from produce from local farms in a welcoming, homey atmosphere for the price of $98 per person, or $47 for children under 12. Top everything off with a lovely wine pairing for each dish for an extra $38 per guest. The menu features a set of delicious appetizers, an autumn squash soup and pear & pecorino cheese salad, followed by a traditional turkey dinner with stuffing, cranberries and gravy, coupled with yummy mashed potatoes, roasted autumn veggies and braised greens. The only proper way to wrap up a meal is with a tasty dessert: spiced pumpkin mousse or apple crisp.

  • Address: 403 East 12th St at 1st Avenue, New York
  • Reservations at: (646) 602-1300 or by dropping them a message .


Jones Wood Foundry


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If you’d like a more relaxed setting than a restaurant, then the Jones Wood Foundry is the place for you. A food-driven pub located on Upper East Side of Manhattan, this place puts a fresh spin on British cuisine, making all its guests feel at home. Prepared with locally sourced ingredients, their 3-course Thanksgiving menu includes butternut squash ravioli, the traditional turkey with all the trimmings and a pumpkin pie desert and costs $78 per person.

  • Address: 401 East 76th Street
  • Reservations: 212.249.2700 or here




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Thanksgiving is a special holiday for all Americans, but if you want it to make it extra special and treat yourself to a fancy dining experience accompanied by live jazz, then look no further than Fine & Rare. Incorporating the charm of Old New York, this restaurant located in Midtown East offers you a memorable night of delicious cuisine, fine spirits and excellent music. Their Thanksgiving menu can be tailored to your taste, as you have the option to choose among 4 options for appetizers, main course and dessert. The price if of $120 plus tax per person.

  • Address: 9 East 37th Street, New York
  • Reservations: 212 725 3866 or reserve here.




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An Indonesian restaurant with French flair, as they themselves describe it, the stylish Wayan puts a spotlight on delicious Southeast Asian cuisine, mixing in seasonal product. For Thanksgiving, they have prepared a special $32 item on the menu, namely Indonesian-spiced turkey coupled with Brussel sprouts salad with coconut (or urap), potato fritter stuffing (perkedel), pickled cranberries (acar), coated with long pepper gravy.

  • Address: 20 Spring Street, New York
  • Reservations: (917) 261-4388




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For an evening out that tastes like home, another excellent option is the family style restaurant Bubby’s. With two locations in New York (Tribeca and Highline), this restaurant serves a hearty menu: from deviled eggs and flaky buttermilk biscuits, to roasted farm turkey and old fashioned glazed ham, accompanied by all your favourite sides. But be sure to leave room for dessert as Bubby’s is renowned for their scrumptious home-made pies, whether it be apple-whiskey crumble, pumpkin, pecan or sour cherry. The cost is $75 per person or $50 for kids under 10. Moreover, this dinner includes a good deed, as part of the proceedings go to New York City Rescue Mission.

  • Address: 120 Hudson Street & 73 Gansevoort Street New York
  • Reservations: reserve your table here .


The Dutch


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This Soho-based restaurant uses fresh locally bought ingredients to whip up a delicious three-course Thanksgiving meal. With an assortment of appetizers and dessert to choose from, this menu option serves up a great family-style dinner with all the holiday staples: various appetizers, tender turkey meat slathered with gravy next to mouth-watering sides and sweets for your sweet tooth. The menu costs $130 per person and $60 for children under 10.

  • Address: 131 Sullivan Street, New York
  • Reservations: (212) 677-6200 or reserve your spot here .




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For those of you who want to spice up your holidays and are looking for a fresh take on Thanksgiving tradition, this authentic Indian restaurant located in Midtown is here to cater to your needs for culinary experimentation. With an unbeatable price of $19.95 for its Thanksgiving menu, Chola offers potato madras, brown rice veggie biryani, fish cafreal, cranberry chutney and goat biryani. The holiday buffet is open from 12 PM to 3 PM.

  • Address: 232 E 58th St, New York
  • Reservations: (212) 688-4619 or book your table here .


The Milling Room


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For all you fans of the Thanksgiving parade, this is Upper West Side location is the perfect answer. Just one block away from the parade’s starting point and within view of it, this beautifully designed restaurant is a great place for large groups to gather. The brick and terracotta dining hall keep the atmosphere cosy, so it’s still perfect for a smaller get-together. For $90 per person (excluding drinks, tax and gratuity) you can enjoy a three-course meal prepared from the best seasonal locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy a sky-lit meal of tuna tartare, organic turkey, Scottish salmon or grilled prime ribeye, just to name a few of the lip-smacking dishes served here.

  • Address: 446 Columbus Avenue, New York
  • Reservations: 212.595.0380



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Middle Eastern cuisine lovers, rejoice! Thanksgiving is no reason to give up your favourite foodie moments, as Lamalo, a casual and modern eatery specialising in food from the region, is all set up to welcome you on the holidays. For $55 you can indulge in roast Turkey breast or grilled skewers with sides of rice, dried fruit and nuts, pumpkin tershi (seasoned mashed pumpkin), roasted Moroccan carrots and sweet potatoes with burnt marshmallows and spices.

  • Address: 11 East 31st Street, New York
  • Reservations: (212) 660-2112 or reserve here .

Casa Del Chef


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Meat-lovers and vegetarians can each find their place at Casa Del Chef, an intimate family-owned bistro in the Woodside area, in Queens. Prepare your taste-buds for a four-course menu made of foie gras, halibut served with white wine sauce and chestnut ravioli, a portion of roasted, free range turkey, Brussel sprouts sweet potato and celery gratin as well as a white chocolate bread pudding slathered with cranberry jelly, all at the price of $69. For $59 vegetarians can enjoy a lavish menu of polenta and mushroom tart drizzled with black truffle oil, roasted cauliflowers served with Brussel sprouts and pumpkin seed salsa, a hearty pumpkin lentil chili, as well as a homemade quince sorbet.

  • Address: 39-06 64th St, Woodside, New York
  • Reservations: (718)-457-9000

La Ventura


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Manhattan’s West Village La Ventura is definitely a place not to be missed on your culinary map, and even more so on Thanksgiving. Steeped in that relaxed coastal California vibe, this restaurant is set on being the perfect host. For the price of $68 they offer drinks and a four-course meal that includes succulent turkey meat, crisp baked salmon or velvety mushroom barley soup with porcini cream. Don’t worry, roasted Brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and pumpernickel stuffing won’t be missing from this Thanksgiving feast.

  • Address: 615 Hudson Street, New York
  • Reservations: 917.675.6454 or reserve your seat here

Buttermilk Channel


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Buttermilk Channel is a family-friendly gem in the Brooklyn restaurant scene, serving a menu of lovingly made dishes and offering a list of excellent wine. For $85 you can pamper your taste buds with oysters, squash tart coupled with homemade ricotta and pomegranate molasses, cider brined turkey, honeynut squash gratin and Brussel sprouts roasted with chestnut butter. For desert, make your pick from 3 scrumptious options of pie: homemade pecan, salted caramel apple and brown butter pumpkin. Plus, you get to help the local community, as 15% of sales go to Neighbors Together, a local organization dedicated to fighting hunger and poverty in Brooklyn.

  • Address: 524 Court Street, Brooklyn, New York
  • Reservations: 718.852.8490 or reserve here



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A haven of crisp natural wines and local specialties, Sauvage caters to your every culinary need, in a quaint bistro atmosphere. For the holidays, they’ve prepared a three-course $68 menu that includes in its selection of starters a seasonal winter squash soup, a gorgonzola and grape endive salad, as well chicken liver mousse seasoned with thyme. For the main event, you can savour a portion of juicy turkey, trout amondine cooked in brown butter, pork porchetta with rice or gnocchi Parisienne. Prepare your desert stomach, as you cannot misout on their pumpkin pie or pear tarte.

  • Address: 905 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, New York
  • Reservations: (718) 486-6816 or drop them a line

The Fulton


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For a memorable dinner, look no further than The Fulton. Opened by world-famous chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten, this restaurant offers a spectacular view over East River and Brooklyn Bridge, its walls adorned with hand-painted murals. For $128 you get to savour not only their renowned seafood dishes, such as seared black sea bass or spice-crusted Faroe Island salmon, but also all the great Thanksgiving essentials such as roasted organic turkey with sourdough mushroom stuffing, Brussel sprouts, creamy mashed potatoes and cranberry compote.

  • Address: 89 South Street, New York
  • Reservations: (212) 838-1200 or here

Whichever of these great restaurants you pick, you are bound to have a wonderful experience, because in the end the most important thing is that you take an evening for yourself and your loved ones.
Happy holidays everyone!

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