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