10 Reservations You Should Make For Thanksgiving

Just a couple of more weeks, and Thanksgiving will be here. Are you cooking? Visiting family or friends? Or are you choosing to dine out? Because if you’re in New York City for the holidays, I have a few suggetstions for you. I have dined at all the following restaurants, and I can vouch for their yumminess! So, chuck the dishwasher and have someone cook for you!

Red Rooster

This is hands down one of my favorite restaurants. Up on 125th Street, Marcus Samuelsson and his crew await us with a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal. Serving family style, for $55 per person, you will bask in trimmings like Mac & Greens, Cornbread Stuffing, Maple-Glazed Candied Yams, Garlic Mash, and of course Smothered Fried Turkey. Sounds amazing,

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Holy Ground

All the way downtown, at Holy Ground, you can have a meat-centric, smoky Thanksgiving like no other. For $60 per person, there will be Smoked Turkey, Smoked Sausage Stuffing, Gravy, Mashed Sweet Potatoes, and Nate’s Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie. The setting is plush and romantic, this place is set up in the image of a speakeasy! Great drinks too….

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Le Prive

Located in Hell’s Kitchen, this pretty French restaurant is ready to participate in our American tradition. On Thanksgiving Day, for $60 per person, your options are plentiful. Choose from a 3-course menu with items like Beet Salad, Escargot, Roast Turkey with Giblet Gravy, Honey Baked Ham with Applesauce, lots of sides in the spirit of the holiday and a dessert!

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Benjamin Prime

The Upper Eastside has a ton of great restaurants, and if you’re in the mood for a steakhouse atmosphere, then this classy joint is for you. Of course you can order a steak, but their Thanksgiving menu sounds pretty tasty! For $69 choose from Pumpkin Soup, Burrata, or an Autumn Salad, followed by a Traditional Turkey dinner with all the fixings, topped off with Pumpkin Pie…

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The Milling Room

The Milling Room on the Upper Westside is one of my favorite spots! It’s so spacious and beautiful! When I heard they offer a 3-course Thanksgiving dinner, I couldn’t wait to spread the news! For $90 per person you can choose from an extensive menu, including Yellowfin Tuna Tartare, Clam Chowder, Organic Farm Raised Turkey, Scottish Salmon, Pumpkin Pie…

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Le Coq Rico

Another beautiful French restaurant is Le Coq Rico down in Chelsea. They are known for their poultry, so you can’t go wrong here. The 3-course menu will include items like Butternut Squash Soup, Parisian Gnocchi & Wild Mushrooms, Stuffed Heritage Turkey or Mediterranean Branzino, Apple or Pecan Pie, at the bargain cost of $95 per person!

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The Breslin

The Breslin is located on West 29th Street. Chef April Bloomfield is a decorated chef, and these are her stomping grounds. There will be no mistakes here when you order from the $95 4-course menu. Choose from Herbed Ceasar Salad, Heirloom Radicchio, Parnsip Soup, Chicken Liver Parfait, Roasted Turkey, Steamed Fish, Apple, Pecan or Pumpkin Pie.

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If it’s Japanese you’re craving on this holiday, Mifune is participating in the Prix Fixe craze. You will be able do indulge in a 7-course menu that will run you $125 per person. The menu items will be Japanese with an American Holiday twist with dishes like Chanterelle Celeriac Ravioli with Truffle Foam or Organic Turkey Truffle Fois Gras Pie !

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If you’re in the mood for upscale, treat yourself to a Thanksgiving Dinner at the Asiate by Columbus Circle! A $138 per person 3-course menu offers traditional items like Pumpkin Soup, Scallops, Heritage Turkey, Filet Mignon, Apple Pie or Pumpkin Tart amongst others. If you’re very lucky, you will be seated close to the window overseeing Central Park!

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Craft is All American and All Delicious. Tom Colicchio, Top Chef judge and celebrity chef owns this fabulous yet down to earth eatery. For $155 per person you will have all the Thanksgiving trimmings your heart desires. There will be three courses plus two sides. Standouts are Venison Carpaccio, Free-Range Heritage Turkey and Pear-Riesling Sorbet.

For more info on Craft click here

Remember that all these reservations will be taken quickly, so strike while the iron is hot!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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