Thanksgiving Dinner NYC: Where to Eat 2015November 2, 2015 - by CG News Desk
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 Thanksgiving prix fixe dinners and more in New York City.
Benjamin Steakhouse will be offering a Thanksgiving prix fixe 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. Please call ahead for reservations (212-297-9177) or click here to reserve online. $66.95 per person (not including alcohol, tax, or gratuity).
Ben and Jack's Steakhouse will be offering a special Thanksgiving three-course menu ($69.95 per person), including a choice of appetizer, a turkey entree with all the fixings, and pumpkin pie for dessert with coffee or tea. Price does not include tax and gratuity. Click here for reservations.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, near Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, will offer a $95 (excluding beverages, tax, and gratuity) prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 9pm. 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. Reservations are recommended; call 212-575-5129 or click here.
The fabulous David Burke fabrick will be serving a Thanksgiving menu from 11:30am-11pm, with a wide variety of options. Look for turducken roulade and "PieCaken," an outrageous closer made of pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple upside-down cake , and cinnamon buttercream. Click here for reservations.
David Burke Fishtail's executive chef, Phil Lewis, will be cooking up a classic, three-course Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu for $80 per person, from noon to 9pm. Choices include turkey roulade, Maine steamed lobster, Virginia maple-glazed ham, Holland Dover sole, and many other seafood options. Private dining is also available. Click here for reservations.
David Burke Kitchen is offering a special $75 per person prix fixe Thanksgiving Day 3-course menu, including traditional turkey as well as entrees such as whole branzino, seared scallops and octopus, and Milbrook Farms venison loin. The decadent dessert choices include bourbon pecan pie, Locust Grove apple pie, and the Cheesecake Lollipop Tree for Two. Price does not include tax and gratuity. Click here for reservations.
E&E Grill House will be serving a special Thanksgiving meal, bringing out a three-course, pre-fixe menu for $79 per person, from noon to 9pm. A grill house is the more fun and dynamic cousin of the steakhouse. With an emphasis on grilled items and fresh ingredients, their menu satisfies vegetarians, fish lovers, and, yes, carnivores all at once. The restaurant is the recipient of an OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for 2014 and is a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015.
Special Thanksgiving menu items are included as part of the regular full churrasco dinner price at Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse on Thanksgiving Day. Fire-roasted meats are carved tableside, with roasted turkey breast, a gourmet Market Table, traditional Brazilian side dishes, a sweet potato casserole, and a sage and apple dressing with Brazilian sausage. The dinner is $59.95, free for kids 6 and under, and half price for ages 7 to 12. Click here for reservations.
Guy Fieri's American Kitchen & Bar
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. It’s a three-floor, 500-seat everyman colossus complete with elevator, deer heads, guitars, Camaro and Corvette Sting Ray logos, Jack Daniels posters, and a high industrial ceiling. You get the idea: a huge, rustic, splashy spot that gives off saloon and pub vibes. This Thanksgiving, take advantage of a special three-course, prefixe menu $43.50, kids $12.50, $17.95.
Heartland Brewery will be giving thanks this year with a special modestly priced prefixe, four course menu at $34.95, children 12 and under, $18.50, that will include homemade butternut squash soup, salad, classic turkey entree with stuffing and fixings, plus dessert choice of pumpkin pie or cheesecake, coffee or tea.
Greenwich Village Mexican/Spanish favorite Tio Pepe is offering a special $30 Thanksgiving prix fixe menu (kids under 12, $15) from noon to 10pm on Thanksgiving Day. Menu items include shrimp cocktail or pumpkin cream soup, roast turkey with walnut and chestnut stuffing and giblet gravy, with string beans almondine, sweet potatoes, and cranberry sauce on the side. Dessert choices strike a Spanish note, with flan al caramelo (there's also traditional pumpkin pie). An a la carte menu is also available. Click here for reservations.
Farm-to-table favorite The Marshal will be offering a 3-course dinner ($65; $35 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 or call 212-582-6300. Seatings are at 1, 3, 5, and 7pm.
New York City’s beloved Greek restaurant Molyvos will be serving a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day menu from 1-8pm, featuring butternut squash soup, roasted organic turkey, and pumpkin cheesecake. The price is $48 per person; $75 if paired with select Greek wines. Click here for reservations.
Oceana will be serving a three-course prix-fixe dinner ($72 per person; under 12, $36) on Thanksgiving Day from noon-9pm. Entree options include "Cape Cod Turkey" (roast cod, crabmeat stuffing, sautéed spinach), grilled swordfish, General Tso's Lobster, and much more. The raw bar will also be available, plus plenty of desserts. Click here for reservations.
Celebrate Thanksigiving at the iconic Rainbow Room with an internationally inspired buffet featuring traditional favorites ($175 adults, $65 children, three and under, free; price does not include beverages, tax, or gratuity). Reservations are required, taken for Thanksgiving Day between noon-6pm. Later on, grab a cocktail at the rooptop bar, Sixty Five. rainbowroom.com.
For $65 per person, The Sea Fire Grill's three-course Thanksgiving Day menu includes choice of appetizer (tuna tartar, endive salad, or roasted kabacha squash soup), herb-roasted organic heritage turkey with sourdough stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, mushrooms, and pearl onions. Price does not include alcohol, tax, or gratuity. Call 212-935-3785 or click here for reservations.
Celebrate Thanksgiving Brazilian steakhouse-style at Texas de Brazil, who will be marking the occasion from 11am on with their signature churrascaria fare, as well as turkey, sweet potato casserole, homemade gravy, and cranberry sauce. For reservations, click here.
In the evening, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill will be hosting a special edition of their weekly Beatles tribute, Strawberry Fields, with a Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu. For tickets and more information, click here.
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 $64.90 adults, $35.95 kids for lunch (3-12) with a holiday buffet menu. Visit spiritofnewyork.com for additional information and reservations.
World Yacht, which sails from Pier 81 at W. 41st Street in Midotwn, offers a two-hour Thanksgiving Day cruise for the whole family. The price is $62 per person and includes a buffet lunch with all the fixings, a private table, and spectacular skyline views. Cruise time is 1:30pm-3:30pm. For reservations, click here.
For hotel restaurants with some fantastic Thanksgiving meals, click here.
For the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Mariah Carey, Pat Benatar, Sesame Street, and more, click here.