Eating an amazing restaurant meal in lieu of slaving over a turkey is one of New York City’s many luxuries. We are spoiled to the bone with stunning decor and exquisite tasting menus and we are not afraid to exploit it. But with so many restaurants to choose from, where to even start when planning the most important feasting day of the year? Luckily we have narrowed it down to the some of our favorite places to bring your Thanksgiving cohort on the 27th. Best part? No clean-up required.
Pearl and Ash
220 Bowery St.
Pearl and Ash might be billed as a wine bar, but there is more than meets the eye, and they’re ready to prove it. Also, when was eating somewhere known for a progressive wine collection ever a bad decision? Their special Thanksgiving menu plays on classics with dishes offering turkey 3-ways and a pumpkin, caramel, and pecan candy bar, all sure to please.
$95 per person | 5 courses + dessert
16 West 29th St.
Nothing says Thanksgiving quite like the cozy and well-designed dining room of April Bloomfield’s English inspired restaurant. Here your will be able to enjoy perfectly executed pub fare, which shys away from the classic turkey center piece, and instead opting for Cornish game hen or long Island fluke. The choice is yours.
$75 per person | 3 courses + dessert
41 West 57th St.
Thanksgiving need not only be about amazing food. Betony is the perfect restaurant for Turkey-day if you’re looking to imbibe and eat in style. The menu served is a four-course feast but the most exciting caveat on this November menu is the presence of unlimited sides. Anyone who calls themselves a lover of sides should call up Betony before the reservations disappear.
$135 per person ($60 for people under 12) | 4 courses + dessert
Eleven Madison Park
11 Madison Ave.
Thanksgiving tasting menus might seem tasty but Elven Madison Park will do you a solid by reducing their normal prix-fix sum. Find yourself at one of the best reviewed restaurants for one of the most important food days of the year. We promise you will not be disappointed.
$195 per person | 4 courses + dessert
160 North 12th St.
Hidden underground but filled with natural light streaming in from the ground floor windows, this Williamsburg joint is the hippest place to dine this Thanksgiving. The best part about this menu is that it is prix-fix with wiggle room; fill your table up with sides that are à la carte and help yourself to a myriad of options. Go nuts.
$75 per person ($37 if you’re 12 and under) | 3-courses + à la carte sides ($9)
95 Commercial St.
Step out of your Thanksgiving routine and into this Greenpoint restaurant that will be serving up a Thanksgiving feast with Middle Eastern influences and savory babka that will have you dreaming for days. With Thanksgiving innovation that tastes this good, it will be hard to revert to the old turkey and stuffing dishes (you’ve been warned). Not only is the food stellar, but the setting is begging for the perfect, festive photo shoot by the water before sitting down to your feast.
$65 per person | A Thanksgiving feast
This Williamsburg gem is the perfect place to indulge in a traditional turkey dinner. The folks at Meadowsweet know how to please and their Thanksgiving dinner is classic, but with enough twist and turns to make for an delightfully homey meal. You will be more than happy to entrust Meadowsweet with the hosting responsibilities for the feast.
$75 per person | 3 courses
1022 Cortelyou Rd.
Some times Thanksgiving is best enjoyed in your neighborhood restaurant and that is exactly why you should go out of your way for Lea’s Thanksgiving dinner. The menu is simple, but perfect: a turkey will all the fixings. If their day-to-day success in the kitchen says anything, this meal is going to be a winner.
$65 per person ($30 for children) | Roast turkey with all the fixings