Michelin-starred rustic Italian restaurant Rezdôra from chef Stefano Secchi will have Thanksgiving with an Italian flair this year, hosting two seatings on Thanksgiving- 12 pm and 3:30 p.m. Choose from a pre-fixe menu, all courses served family-style except for the Secondi course which will be a choice of. Pre-fixe menu $150 per person. Link to menu here.
Dowling’s at the Carlyle
Recently opened Dowling’s at The Carlyle has been a fast hit with New Yorkers, with newly appointed Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique, formerly of 21 Club, designing an elegant menu that features his own interpretations of timeless New York favorites and throwback dishes from another era. For Thanksgiving, will be serving classics like Butternut Squash Soup, Chicory and Shaved Carrot Salad, Pumpkin-Ricotta Ravioli, and Stonewood Farms’ Roasted Turkey. Save room for dessert, and try the Caramelized Pumpkin Pie with whipped crème fraîche, or the Pecan Pie with vanilla ice cream. Check out the full Thanksgiving menu here.
If going casual is more for you this year, enjoy a stress-free Thanksgiving feast at The Smith in Penn Quarter. The American brasserie is offering a special three-course prix fixe menu featuring a choice of turkey three ways — roasted breast, braised leg or turkey pot pie — along with choices for non-turkey lovers ($72 per guest). Other highlights include butternut squash soup, ricotta gnocchi, and apple pie in a jar for dessert. Reservations are available on the website and fully prepared Thanksgiving feasts for pickup or delivery for a limited time on Thanksgiving Day. For more info: thesmithrestaurant.com/thanksgiving/
Celebrate Thanksgiving this year with a Peruvian twist at POPULAR restaurant at Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC hotel. This first-ever menu reimagines the very traditional American feast with an Andean twist created by renowned Chef Diego Muñoz. Served family-style, the set menu includes a Crème Brulée-inspired take on the Pisco Sour, turkey cooked in two delicious ingenious ways (herb-roasted white meat and confit dark meat), and Chef Diego’s grandma’s recipe for cranberry sauce. $100 per person.
Located at Hudson Yards, The Tavern is a stylish American bistro embracing global flavors, and will also be featuring a Thanksgiving Day menu by Chef Linda Luo, who recently took the reins as Executive Chef. If you are looking for new takes on timeless classics, the three-course prix fixe will feature options for everyone including a classic Turkey, Filet Mignon, and Monkfish as well as an optional wine pairing ($88) curated by Wine Director Dave Lofstrom. $145 per person.
Located in NoMad across from Madison Square Park from Chef/Owner John Doherty who was the Executive Chef at the Waldorf Astoria in Midtown for 30 years before opening BLACK BARN.
The Thanksgiving menu features appetizers like wild mushroom toast and venison sausage served family-style, while the main courses of Roast Turkey and Braised Thigh, Beef tenderloin w/ red wine sauce, and Seared Branzino are served as entrees. $125 per person with kids 12 and under at $55 per.
Classic New York Steakhouse Benjamin Steakhouse will be open and serving fall classics such as Pumpkin Soup, Autumn Salad, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail, and a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey with stuffing, roasted yams, potatoes au gratin, cranberry relish. To finish, make sure to leave room for Pumpkin Pie. $74.95 per person
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