Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC

From classic turkey feasts to a Caribbean-inspired spread
November 11, 2014
by Patty Lee

Skip the cooking, baking and cleaning up this year and book a table at one of these hot restaurants.

The Clam

Mike Price's cozy West Village seafood spot will host a New England-style feast. Expect plenty of shellfish (baked Littleneck clams, stuffed Maine lobster tail), along with Thanksgiving classics like Brussels sprouts and roasted turkey. 
Price: $80 per person, $25 for kids
Hours: 1-10 PM, last seating at 9:45 PM

420 Hudson St.; 212-242-7420

The Clam

Rotisserie Georgette

With roasted birds being the stars of this elegant comfort-food retreat, we fully expect the turkey — stuffed with chestnuts, sausage and brioche — to impress. Chef Chad Brauze's three-course meal is one of the most indulgent in town — think foie gras ravioli, roasted prime rib and tarte tatin for two.
Price: $80 per person, $40 for children under 10
Hours: Noon-8:30 PM

14 E. 60th St.; 212-390-8060

Root & Bone

Celebrate at Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth's cozy Southern restaurant, where the autumnal spread includes shared apps and sides (grilled pears with country ham, roasted root vegetables), a turkey or vegetarian entree, plus two desserts (pumpkin pie with stout ice cream).
Price: $75 per person, $110 with beverage pairing; $40 for children under 12
Hours: 11:30 AM-9:30 PM 

200 E. Third St.; 646-682-7080

Root & Bone

Gotham Bar & Grill

Spend the holiday at one of Zagat's top-rated restaurants of the year. Chef Alfred Portale's three-course prix fixe features some of his finest signature dishes, including yellowfin tuna tartare with jalapeño cucumbers, 28-day dry-aged New York steak and decadent chocolate cake.
Price: $135 per person, additional cost for wine pairing
Hours: Noon-9 PM

12 E. 12th St.; 212-620-4020


Chef Polo Dobkin's stellar Williamsburg newcomer observes its first Thanksgiving with a three-course prix fixe of creative plates like sweet potato agnolotti, roasted and braised turkey, lamb shank with parsnip purée and pumpkin ice cream pie.
Price: $75
Hours: 2-8PM

​49 Broadway; 718-384-0673


The Water Table

Spend Thanksgiving out at sea — okay, the Hudson River — on the city's first dinner boat. The cruise kicks off with Greenmarket snacks and wraps up with turkey and all the trimmings (mashed potatoes, roasted root vegetables, seasonal pies) as you sail by the Statue of Liberty. 
Price: $90 per person
Hours: 4-7 PM

Depart from India St. Pier in Greenpoint

Miss Lily's

At under $40, the meal at this Jamaican hot spot is a downright steal. Start off with your choice of Caribbean pumpkin soup or cod fritters, move onto a platter of jerk turkey and all the fixin's (braised callaloo, mac 'n' cheese pie), then finish with a slice of pumpkin pie or banana cream pudding.
Price: $38 per person
Hours: 2:30-9 PM

132 W. Houston St.; 212-812-1482
109 Ave. A; 212-812-1482


Dylan Prime

The prix fixe dinner at this upscale TriBeCa steakhouse sticks to seasonal classics. Along with a turkey plate, diners can dive into their choice of appetizers (kale and apple salad or butternut squash soup) and dessert (apple or pumpkin pie, flourless chocolate cake).
Price: $65 per person
Hours: 2-8 PM

62 Laight St.; 212-334-4783

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria

A family-style spread is on tap at this rustic Italian eatery. Highlights from the multicourse bounty includes an autumn minestrone, roasted Hudson Valley turkey with huckleberry mostarda, smashed Yukon Gold and sweet potatoes and pumpkin bread pudding.
Price: $85 per person, $45 for kids
Time: 1-9 PM

53 Great Jones St.; 0212-837-2622

Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria (Photo by Michael Grimm)


David Bouley's kaiseki den offers a Turkey Day blowout unlike any other. Chef Isao Yamada's seven-course tasting features East-meets-West bites like a golden crab chawanmushi, pork-belly confit with Fuji apples and kabocha-butternut squash soup.
Price: $150 per person, $100 for vegetarian option
Time: 4-9 PM

30 Hudson St.; 212-791-3771