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Thanksgiving Dinner NYC: Where to Eat 2016

October 24, 2016 - by City Guide News Desk
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Thanksgiving Dinner NYC: New York knows how to do Thanksgiving. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is our biggest claim to fame, but close behind come the amazing Thanksgiving dinners served in our hotels and restaurants. Whether you're looking for a traditional bird with all the fixin's, or something a little more haute (turducken roulade, anyone?), we've got the best prix fixe dinners and more for Thanksgiving 2016 in New York City.


Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: Midtown East

where to eat thanksgiving nyc

Peter Luger alumni Benjamin Prelvukaj and Chef Arturo McLeod have combined over 30 years of experience to create Benjamin Steakhouse, conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal in the century-old Chemist Club Building. In addition to its usual refined Old World service and charm, Benjamin Steakhouse will be offering a Thanksgiving prix fixe on Thursday, November 24th, in addition to their a la carte menu. The main entree is traditional Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing, roasted yams, potatoes au gratin, and cranberry relish. $68.95 per person (not including alcohol, tax, or tip). 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com

The Sea Fire Grill NYC Thanksgiving

Benjamin Steakhouse sibling The Sea Fire Grill serves a contemporary American seafood menu for an elegant-yet-classic experience. For $69 per person, this year's three-course Thanksgiving Day menu includes choice of appetizer (bibb salad, roasted kabocha squash soup, shrimp & bay scallop saffron risotto), followed by herb-roasted organic heritage turkey with sourdough stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and pearl onions, and finished with a choice of pumpkin or pecan pies. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785, theseafiregrill.com

new benjamin prime dining room

Benjamin Steakhouse, the 2016 Concierge Choice Awards winner for steak, has spun off New York’s newest steakhouse destination, Benjamin Prime. This Thanksgiving look for a $69 three-course prix fixe that hits on duck confit risotto with roasted apples, a traditional Thanksgiving turkey, and pumpkin or apple pie (both a la mode) for dessert. 23 E. 40th St., 212-338-0818, benjaminsteakhouse.com

Ben and Jack's Steakhouse will be offering a special Thanksgiving three-course menu ($69.95 per person). Start off with a choice of salad or roasted pumpkin soup, followed by a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixin's. The dilemma comes at dessert: pumpkin or pecan pie? Comes with tea and coffee, tax and tip not included. 255 Fifth Ave., 212-532-7600, benandjackssteakhouse.com

Morton's the Steakhouse in NYC

Famous for USDA prime-aged beef, fresh seafood, fine wine, and elegant desserts, Morton’s The Steakhouse is the ideal place for a memorable dinner. Case in point? Thanksgiving 2016, when the Morton's on Fifth Avenue in midtown will be open from 1-9pm. Who needs turkey when you can get a perfect steak? 551 Fifth Ave., 212-972-3315; also visit their downtown location (open 1-9pm on Thanksgiving) near the 9/11 Memorial at 136 Washington St., 212-608-0171, mortons.com

pera mediterranean nyc

When you step into Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, you may be in midtown, but you feel like you're entering the kind of sophisticated restaurant you would find in Istanbul. An authentic open Turkish kitchen is like a stage in the back, with the feel, flavors, and sounds of the eastern Mediterranean. Come Thanksgiving, you'll enjoy a $54 prix fixe which has temptations like roasted pumpkin bisque, braised lamb shank, pumpkin risotto, and pistachio baklava fingers. If you're feeling more traditional, the options also include a shaved autumn salad, a traditional whole-roasted turkey, and pumpkin pie. Opt for the 3-course wine pairing for just $19 more. (Kids under 12 can enjoy their own special prix fixe for just $27.) 303 Madison Ave., 212-878-6301, peranyc.com

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: Midtown West

Del Frisco's New York City

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, near Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, redefines fine dining in the heart of New York City. From noon to 9pm on Thanksgiving they'll be offering a special prix fixe dinner. The main event is a slow-roasted turkey breast with sweet onion apple-sausage stuffing. For your trimmings, look for sweet potatoes or chateau potatoes, green beans, pan gravy, and cranberry relish. Save room for dessert: it's a choice of pumpkin cheesecake and pecan pie a la mode. $95, not including tax, tip, and drinks. 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance on 49th St.), 212-575-5129, delfriscos.com

thanksgiving fabrick archer

Chef Michael Franey, Executive Chef at fabrick, brings over a dozen years of culinary innovation to the kitchen. On Thanksgiving, look for the already-innovative menu to be supplemented by some seriously tempting autumnal specials like goat cheese-stuffed dates with bacon and a piquillo pepper relish, crispy Brussels sprouts, and the roasted vegetable salad pictured above. Archer Hotel, 47 W. 38th St., 212-302-3838, davidburkefabrick.com

fogo de chao thanksgiving turkey

Special Thanksgiving menu items are included as part of the regular full churrasco dinner price at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse on Thanksgiving Day. In addition to the full selection of fire-roasted meat carved tableside, you'll find roasted turkey breast wiuth au jus, the Market Table and Feijoada Bar (a Brazilian stew), traditional Brazilian sides, homemade cranberry relish, Brazilian sausage with apple dressing, and sweet potato casserole. Children under six free, and children 7-12 are half price. 11am to 9pm. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980, fogodechao.com

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: Upper West Side

ed's chowder house

The rustic pleasures of a seafood shack meet New York style at Ed’s Chowder House. It’s also a great destination for before, during, or after the Thanksgiving Day parade. From 7am-11am enjoy a breakfast buffet, and from 11:30-9pm they’ll be serving both a holiday prix fixe and their a la carte menu. On the Thanksgiving menu, look for a legendary crab cake among the appetizers, followed by cod in a potato chip crust, salmon with squash, or an herb-roasted turkey with all the fixin’s (cornbread stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and glazed baby carrots). Chocolate ganache tart and pumpkin pie with salted caramel ice cream are two of the temptations for dessert. The prix fixe is $52; two special wine bottles are available for pairing ($35 each). 44 W. 63rd St., 212-956-1288, edschowderhouse.nyc

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: SoHo

David Burke Kitchen is offering a special $79 3-course  prix fixe Thanksgiving Day, including traditional roast turkey as well as entrees alternatives like prime rib, Skuna baby salmon, and maple-glazed ham. There's a cornucopia of sides included: whipped potatoes, scalloped sweet potato, black pepper cranberry sauce, roast pumpkin stuffing, green beans, carrots, and country bread. The decadent dessert choices include warm pumpkin spice cake, monkey bread, and dark chocolate roasted pecan squares. 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, davidburkekitchen.com

pera soho

Pera SoHo is a transportative Mediterranean retreat in the heart of downtown. Inspired by a renowned Istanbul neighborhood where cuisine, art, culture, nightlife, and the cosmopolitan converge, Pera SoHo seduces with an environment that's both warm and vibrant. For $54, you can enjoy a creative Thanksgiving supper complete with roasted butternut squash bisque and grilled beef soujouk (sausage) on the appetizer options, turkey with all the trimmings joined by crispy skin red snapper, braised short ribs, and a Turkish veggie casserole for entrees, and pumpkin butternut squash tart among the dessert possibilities. 54 Thompson St., 212-878-6305, pera-soho.com

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: Greenwich Village

tio pepe thanksgiving turkey nyc

Greenwich Village Spanish favorite Tio Pepe is offering a special Thanksgiving prix fixe menu for just $30 per person from noon to 10pm on Thanksgiving Day. Menu items include shrimp cocktail or pumpkin or chestnut soup, followed by roast turkey with plum, apple, and chestnut stuffing. Dessert choices strike a Spanish note, with flan (there's also traditional pumpkin pie). An a la carte menu is available as well. 168 W. 4th St., 212-242-9338, tiopepenyc.com

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: Times Square

Bobby Van's Grill Times Square

New York legend Bobby Van’s Grill pulls out all the stops for Thanksgiving. Their moderately priced prix fixe ($59.95, not including drinks, tax, or tip) features a choice of appetizer (butternut squash, red beet salad, stuffed mushrooms). Entrees include a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, sauteed stringbeans, and brown gravy; Atlantic salmon with sauteed spinach and rice; and filet au poivre, with mashed potatoes and sauteed stringbeans. Save room for dessert: options include pumpkin cheesecake, chocolate mousse cake, and carrot cake. Centrally located in the heart of the Theatre District. Make your reservations now! 120 W. 45th St., 212-575-2599, bobbyvans.com

Guy Fieri, best known as the host of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network—is an in-your-face kind of dude. So is his Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, a three-floor, 500-seat everyman colossus. This Thanksgiving, take advantage of a special three-course, prix fixe menu for $43.50, kids $17.95. Start with butternut squash soup or salad, move on to classic roast turkey breast with sausage and sage stuffing, sided up with roasted veggies, sweet mashed potatoes, and a ginger-orange cranberry sauce. Dessert drops pumpkin cheesecake with candied pumpkin seeds and homemade whipped cream. 220 W. 44th St., 646-532-4897, guysamerican.com

heartland brewery nyc

Heartland Brewery will be giving thanks this year with a special modestly priced prix fixe ($36.50, $18.50 for kids 12 and under) with a four course menu. Look for homemade butternut squash soup, salad, a classic turkey entree with stuffing and fixin's, plus a dessert choice of pumpkin pie or cheesecake.  127 W. 43rd St., 646-366-0235; also Heartland Brewery Midtown West, 350 Fifth Ave., 212-563-3433, and Heartland Brewery and Rotisserie, 350 Fifth Ave., 212-563-3433; heartlandbrewery.com

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: Hell's Kitchen

Farm-to-table favorite The Marshal will be offering a 3-course dinner ($65; $30 for children) featuring options like wood-oven-roasted free range turkey with all the fixings or "Beef in Rags" (filet mignon cooked directly on the wood coals with sautéed spinach). The restaurant is centrally located near Times Square in Hell's Kitchen. Click here for the full menu. Available Seatings are at 1, 3, 5 (7pm full). 628 Tenth Ave., 212-582-6300, the-marshal.com

Best Thanksgiving Dinners NYC: On the Water

Bring Thanksgiving dining to the next level with family and friends together aboard Spirit of New York's Thanksgiving Cruise. Choose from special Thanksgiving Day lunch, dinner, weekend dinner, or champagne Sunday brunch options. Cruises depart from Chelsea Piers. Cruises start from $52.90 lunch/$97.90 dinner adults/children, $31.95 kids for lunch (3-12) with a holiday buffet menu. Visit spiritofnewyork.com for additional information and reservations.

bateaux statue of liberty

For an elegant, all-glass, European-inspired Thanksgiving experience, board Bateaux New York. Choose from two sittings, lunch and dinner, each showing off incredible skyline and harbor views. From 2 to 4pm enjoy the plated lunch cruise with live DJ entertainment ($104.90 per person, $78.95 per child 3-12). At dinner, the music shifts to an acoustic quartet with a vocalist and grand piano, cruising from 7 to 10pm ($149.90 per person). Bateaux New York leaves from Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers. For reservations, call 866-817-3463 or visit bateauxnewyork.com.

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