Where to Eat Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC

Get your turkey and stuffing fix at these local favorites
November 21, 2016
by Margaret Sutherlin

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and New York City chefs are bringing their twist to the classic turkey and stuffing. If you’re looking to change up your Thanksgiving routine this year, let these restaurants handle the cooking.

Birds & Bubbles
If Southern-style comfort food is your thing, the family-style, three-course, prix-fixe menu ($65 per person) at this LES favorite includes starters like pimento cheese and deviled eggs, plus herb-roasted turkey and classic sides. There's even a take-home DIY box to make the perfect "leftover" turkey sandwich.

100 Forsyth St.; 646-368-9240

Bowery Meat Company
Josh Capon's Bowery meat palace will serve its regular à la carte menu, as well as a special five-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe dinner ($96 per person), featuring creative options like pumpkin ravioli with mascarpone or a full turkey dinner with all the classic fixings.

9 E.1st St.; 212-460-5255

Harold’s Meat + Three
This Hudson Square newcomer from former Commerce chef Harold Moore features a throwback-inspired meat and three sides concept, which makes it a natural fit for hosting a meal like Thanksgiving. The prix fixe menu ($49 per person) includes home-style country ham or turkey and gravy. For early risers, there’s a special family-style breakfast from 7 to 10:30AM ($25 per person). 

2 Renwick St.; 212-374-2632

La Pecora Bianca 
If Italian food is your go-to, the prix fixe menu ($70 per person) at this Flatiron favorite includes pumpkin tortolloni, as well as more traditional fixings. Polish off the meal with the apple and cranberry crostata.  

1133 Broadway; 212-498-9696

Le Coq Rico 
For those concerned about where their bird comes from, chef Antoine Westermann sourced his turkeys fresh from fourth generation farm Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch, which is certified by the Animal Welfare Institute. The prix fixe menu ($85 per person) includes starters like duck foie gras with cranberry chutney, followed by heritage turkey with red cabbage and chestnut fricassée, and almond meringue for dessert.

30 E. 20th St.; 212-267-7426

Le Turtle Sasso chicken for two; Photo: Paul Wagtouicz

Le Turtle
Chef Greg Proechel’s full menu will be available for Thanksgiving (including the festive Sasso chicken for two, pictured above), as will a more traditional dinner of heritage Amish turkey with cranberries, stuffing and Brussels sprouts ($30 per person). For the sweet finish: pecan pie with peppered crème fraîche​.

177 Chrystie St.; 646-918-7189

Inside Nix restaurant. Photo: Stephen Johnson.

For non-meat eaters, John Fraser's hit Village veggie hub Nix is offering a hearty prix-fixe vegetarian menu ($62 per person), featuring baby squash cakes, a Thanksgiving pot pie with truffle cauliflower, and a pear and apple crostata with vegan maple gelato for dessert.

72 University Place; 212-498-9393

Polo Bar 
Inspired by Ralph Lauren’s personal Thanksgiving favorites, this swanky restaurant will feature an à la carte menu of holiday classics, such as roast turkey with maple-bacon Brussels sprouts and sweet potato gratin.

1 E. 55th St.; 212-207-8562

Tarte Tatin at Rotisserie Georgette 

Rotisserie Georgette 
For those seeking a French-accented menu, Rotisserie Georgette’s three-course dinner ($84 per person, $40 for children under 10) offers creamy chestnut soup with a black truffle option, a choice of heritage turkey, roasted prime rib or branzino, plus plenty of à la carte side dishes and desserts.

14 E. 60th St.; 212-390-8060

Saxon + Parole
Chef Brad Farmerie has created a prix fixe dinner ($95 per person, $45 for kids 12 and under) with highlights that include roasted butternut squash salad and slow-roasted turkey or New York strip steak. There are also plenty of family-style sides, and each table gets a “tower of treats” for dessert that includes ginger snaps, cinnamon marshmallows, mini pumpkin cheesecake bars and more.

316 Bowery; 212-254-0350

Saxon + Parole chorizo and cornbread stuffing 

Tavern62 by David Burke
The three-course prix fixe menu ($85 per person, $40 for children under 12) features a few signature menu items, as well as roast turkey. There are also some unexpected creations, such as the wild mushroom–mincemeat flan with truffle, the Peking pork shank and some new seasonal cocktails.

135 E 62nd St.; 212-988-9021