If you are a lover of the holidays, but don’t want to spend hours in front of a stove (like me), then you have zero problem with heading to a fantastic restaurant who will provide an epic feast for you and your friends/family. Thanksgiving is one of those holidays, and some of the best spots here in Manhattan are going above and beyond to ensure that your “turkey day” is memorable.
Take a look at some of the places who will make sure your bellies are happy and full in a couple of weeks.
Charlie Palmer Restaurants
Charlie Palmer has three amazing restaurants here in Manhattan that will all be open for Thanksgiving. Aureole, Charlie Palmer at The Knick and Charlie Palmer Steak New York will all be providing three-course prix-fixe menu that includes savory dishes like Pumpkin Ravioli, Warm Smoked King Salmon, and Venison Loin.
Benares has been a popular dining destination in Tribeca for Indian cuisine. It offers great options for vegetarians on Thanksgiving, which includes over 20 meat-free dishes like Malai Kofta, vegetable and cheese dumplings cooked in a cashew and onion gravy and Khasta Gobhi, lightly battered crisp cauliflower with garlic and crushed pepper in a tangy sauce—if you didn’t know it was cauliflower, you would easily say it is chicken.
Benares’s menu is inspired by Northern Indian cuisine. Highlights include Dahi Ke Kebab, creamy, seasoned fried yogurt patties, Chicken Tikka Smokey with clove, smoked curry yogurt, served with mint, and Galouti Kebab, lamb shoulder marinated with papaya and Chef’s special spices. For seafood dishes, selections range from Tomato Fish with flaky, fork-tender basa in a zesty tomato sauce, to Cheema Thenga, plump jumbo prawns in coconut milk curry.
On Thanksgiving Day, Benares will be open at its regular hours, from 11AM-3PM for lunch and 5PM-10:30PM for dinner and will be serving its regular menu.
Runner & Stone
Located in the heart of Brooklyn, Runner & Stone will be baking for your Thanksgiving table once again from dinner rolls to stuffing mix, artisan loaves to delicious tarts – they continue to offer treats made with locally sourced, high quality ingredients. Some favorites from this year’s offerings are Spice Pecan Flourless Chocolate Tart, Baguette Stuffing Mixes in Plain, Savory and Fruit & Nut and Dried Plum Walnut Linzer Tart.
Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lamb’s Club
Chef Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club at The Chatwal will be offering A Hudson Valley Thanksgiving Day in partnership with Prospect Hill Orchards and Migliorelli Farms. Friends and family of all ages are invited to gather together and enjoy the indulgent Thanksgiving menu complete with a choice of appetizer, entrée, family style sides and desserts.
For $125 for adults and $75 for children, guests will savor various dishes such as Gnocchetti with Sweet Potato Confit and Amoretti Crumbs, Amish Turkey with Confit Leg, Honey Poached Cranberry and Roasted Parsnips, Crispy Brussel Sprouts with Caramelized Apple Butter, Brown Butter Pear Macarons, and Pumpkin Cannolis. Additionally, each guest will be sent home with a special to-go treat. More info here.
LDV Hospitality’s American Cut Midtown
LDV Hospitality’s American Cut Midtown will be celebrating Thanksgiving for the first time, opening from 3:00PM – 9:00PM on Thursday, November 23rd.
Thanksgiving is Chef Marc Forgione’s favorite holiday and is excited to host friends and family celebrating what they’re thankful for. For $75 per person, guests can enjoy special menu items such as Hubbard Squash Soup with Pumpkin Seed Gremolata, Misty Knoll Farms Turkey with Chestnut & Sausage Stuffing and Gravy, Yukon and Turnip Mash with Local Butter, Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pepitas, Meringue and Cranberries, and Crackerjack Sunday with Caramel Popcorn, Peanut Brittle and Popcorn Ice Cream. “Family Friendly” options for those with children as well as a la carte dining will be available. For large groups, private dining rooms with customized packages may be reserved. More info here.
The Regency Bar & Grill
Upper East Siders and Manhattanites looking to enjoy Thanksgiving classics, while still having the flexibility to order their regular favorites, can now book their reservation at The Regency Bar & Grill at the Loews Regency New York on Thursday, November 23.
Executive Chef Catherine Medrano prepared a special Thanksgiving Feast featuring Bourbon Red Heritage Breed Turkey, complete with all the trimming and classic sides including –Rosemary Stuffing, Potatoes, Brussels sprouts and Cranberry Compote, all available for $39 per person.
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Vago (509 Third Avenue) for $42.95 per person with a three course prix-fixed menu for the occasion. Appetizer choices include options like Crab Cakes, Tomato with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil, Lobster Bisque or a Beets Salad. Enjoy main course options like Stuffed Turkey with chestnut, plum and carved apples, Pumpkin Risotto, Mediterranean Style Baccala with shrimp, cherry tomatoes over spinach in a white wine sauce and a Pan Seared Filet Mignon with peppercorn in a light brandy sauce served with mashed potato and spinach. Last but not least, save room for Pumpkin Pie and Coffee to end your meal. To make reservations, call 646-559-0609 or visit www.vagoresstaurant.com.
Good Enough to Eat
The Upper West Side institution Good Enough to Eat (520 Columbus Ave) is known for its Traditional Turkey Dinner, which is served nightly. The restaurant will offer updated classic and comfort options for dine in or take out guest on Thanksgiving with their Turkey price fix meal priced at $59 a person (children under 12 are half price). Starters include your choice of Roasted Tomato Basil Soup or Cream of Wild Mushroom Soup and a Mixed Green Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette. Feast on mains like Herb Roasted Turkey with Gravy and Cranberry Relish with your choice of Herb Bread & Apple Stuffing or Cornbread & Sausage Stuffing, Mashed Idaho or Maple Orange Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Toasted Almonds, Peas & Carrots with Dill Butter or Roasted String Beans with Fennel Seeds. And be sure to leave room for dessert with your choice of an Apple Cranberry Crisp or one of the restaurant’s famous Pumpkin, Pecan or Chocolate Pecan Pies with coffee or tea. Reserve your table for 2:00pm, 4:30pm or 7:00 pm by calling 212-496-0163 Extension 1. Reservations must be confirmed by 5:00pm on Tuesday, November 21st. For more information please visit goodenoughtoeat.com.
Kellari (19 West 44th Street) will host a Thanksgiving 3-course price fix dinner for $75 per person. Starters include Butternut Squash Soup topped with crispy chickpeas and a light yogurt drizzle, a Harvest Salad with kale, poached Kalamata figs, pomegranate, Manouri cheese & apple cider vinaigrette, Beet Napoleon with goat cheese, almond, mint, balsamic fig glaze or a jumbo lump crab cake with winter slaw and Harissa aioli.
Entrees include Organic Turkey (from Koch’s Turkey Farm in Pennsylvania) served with cranberry & orange sauce, chestnut sausage stuffing & turkey gravy, Filet Mignon (8oz) with creamy wild mushroom & Metaxa, Grilled Mediterranean Sea Bass with capers, New Brunswick Lobster (1.5 lb) with crab meat stuffing served with champagne sauce (+$10) and Grilled Pasture Raised Lamb Chops and Risotto with mushroom, spinach, pumpkin and Graviera cheese. Guests are also invited to choose two side items like mashed potato with chestnuts, roasted sweet potatoes with onions & rosemary, roasted red and yellow beets or roasted brussels sprouts. The meal is capped off with a mouth-watering dessert like homemade apple pie, pumpkin pie or baklava served with vanilla gelato. For more information or to make a reservation, visit kellariny.com or call (212) 221-0144.
And for something a little different…
HGU New York
This November, boutique hotel HGU New York will offer New Yorker’s the chance to rent its newly opened lounge, for the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner party – accommodating up to 40 people.
Priced at $20,000 for up to five hours, guests will partake in an unforgettable dining experience curated by Executive Chef Keith Geter, who will also go so far to personalize the customary Thanksgiving menu and add two sentimental family holiday recipes of yours. A personal event planner will also be appointed to you upon booking, to assist in all logistics – from over-the-top options such as, two 20 lb. turkeys with gold flakes, liquid gold boozy hot chocolate cart, 5-piece Jazz band, butler service and two king hotel suites, among others.
Reservation book officially opens at 12:00AM ET on Wednesday, November 1st. To get your party started, email 20KTG@hgunyc.com. One (1) private party reservation per day will be available for booking for up to five (5) hours on Thursday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 26th, on a first come first serve basis.