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Top 10 New York City Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner


Not in the mood to spend hours over a hot stove this Thanksgiving? Let New York City's best chefs prepare Thanksgiving dinner for you and your clan. New York City restaurants offer a range of Thanksgiving dinner options. You can have a traditional turkey feast or start your own tradition with more exotic options including vegetarian, kosher, soul food, and Japanese.

1. Thanksgiving in Columbus Circle

Chef Terrance Brennan's Picholine is serving up a Thanksgiving dinner just steps away from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The $115 prix fixe menu offers four courses including your choice of Amish farm turkey, beef, salmon, sole, or wild mushroom risotto. The menu also features pumpkin bisque with black truffle foam,a lobster and sweet potato appetizier, artisanal cheeses, desserts, and more. A children's 3-course menu is also available for $65 per person. Reservations are available by calling 212-724-8585 or reserving online.

2. Thanksgiving at Rockefeller Center

Prometheus at Rockefeller Center in New York City

Enjoy a memorable Thanksgiving dinner at Rockefeller Center with views of the iconic skating rink from your table at The Sea Grill. The $89 prix fixe menu is heavy on the seafood (including lobster, sashimi, and scallops), but you can get your Thanksgiving turkey if you want it (complete with stuffing and cranberry-kumquat relish). Then what could be more convenient than a spin around the ice to burn off those calories?

The Sea Grill
19 West 49th Street at Rockefeller Center
Reservations: 212-332-7610

3. Thanksgiving With A View at The Water's Edge

Zip across the East River and dine in Queens with a striking view of the Manhattan skyline. It's a quick trip by water taxi or subway. The decadent menu offers turkey with all the trimmings, roasted lamb loin, steak, sea scallops and more.

But it's the view that makes Thanksgiving here truly memorable. You'll pay $60 per adult ($78 with open bar included) and $38 per child plus a 20% service charge and sales tax.

Water's Edge
44th Dr. at the East river in Queens
Take the complementary ferry from 34th St. or the E,F,V to 23rd St./Ely Ave.
Reservations: 718-482-0033

4. Kosher Thanksgiving at Talia's Steakhouse

Talia's Steakhouse kosher restaurant nyc

Talia's, a Glatt Kosher steakhouse on Manhattan's Upper West Side, is serving an affordable kosher Thanksgiving feast. Choose from six seatings during the day with special seating for singles interested in mingling.

Entree options include turkey, roasted leg of veal, a seafood sampler, Chicken Marsala, and pasta. You have three prix-fixe menu options for $32, $46, or $55 per person. The special kids' menu is $25 per person.

Talia's Steakhouse & Bar
668 Amsterdam Avenue at 92nd St.
Reservations: (212) 580-3770

5. Soul Food Thanksgiving at Sylvia's

Sylvia's Soul Food Restaurant in Harlem

Visit the legendary Sylvia's in Harlem for a traditional soul food holiday dinner, complete with roasted turkey, ham, stuffing, macaroni, collard greens, and candied yams. You can order from the special Sylvia's Thanksgiving menu or the prix-fixe, family-style menu for parties of 5 or more ($33.95 per person, $15.95 for kids 10 and under). Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 11AM until 8PM.

328 Lenox Ave. between 126th and 127th Sts.
Reservations: 212-996-0660

6. Vegan Thanksgiving at Candle Cafe and Candle 79

Candle 79 vegan restaurant nyc
For New York vegans, the Candle restaurants offer yummy Thanksgiving options without the bird. Candle Cafe Upper East Side will serve a prix-fixe, four-course menu for $60 per person. Options include sweet Napoleon, macademia crusted tempeh with roasted squash, pumpkin cheesecake, and more.

Candle 79 offers a slightly more formal (and expensive) Thanksgiving feast for $75 per person. Candle 79's menu includes house-made butternut squash gnocchi, pumpkin seed crusted tofu medallions, and a Mexican chocolate brownie with caramelized bananas.

Candle Cafe
1307 3rd Ave. between 74th and 75th Sts.
Reservations: 212-472-0970

Candle 79
174 East 79th St. at Lexington Ave.
Reservations: 212-537-7179

7. Affordable Cuban Feast at Agozar!

Agozar Cuban restaurant nyc

Pay just $28 per person ($15 per child) for a Cuban Thanksgiving feast with your choice of turkey, pernil (pork roast) or jamon con pina (ham with pineapple). Sides include chorizo corn bread stuffing and beans and rice.

324 Bowery between Bleecker and Bond Streets
Reservations: (212) 677-6773

8. No-Reservations Thanksgiving Comfort Food At Ted's Montana Grill

Ted's Montana Grill New York

Leave your Thanksgiving planning until the last minute? That's okay. At Ted's Montana Grill (that's Ted as in Ted Turner), Thanksgiving walk-ins are welcome (though reservations are probably a good idea).

Visit the New York location of this upscale chain in the Time Life building near Rockefeller Center for 21st century comfort food. Ted's is serving from their regular menu and offer a classic Thanksgiving feast menu from noon until 8PM on Thanksgiving.

Ted's Montana Grill
110 West 51st Street at 6th Avenue
Reservations: 212-245-5220

9. Beer Lovers' Feast at Park Avenue Tavern

Park Avenue Tavern

Park Avenue Tavern is New York City's first to offer self-serve beer taps in their downstairs Barrel Room, so guests can pair their Thanksgiving dinner with a seasonal winter brew.

The restaurant will also serve a traditional Thanksgiving menu, including turkey with stuffing and cranberries and apple pie. The three-course prix fixe menu is $30.00 per adult and $15.00 for children under 12.

10. Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving at Fraunces Tavern

Spend a historic Thanksgiving at Fraunces Tavern. Established in 1785, Fraunces Tavern was a favorite of founding father George Washington. For Thanksgiving, Fraunces is serving a traditional dinner including your choice of turkey, stuffed pork loin, Chilean sea bass, or stir-fried vegetables for the main course for $49 prix fixe.

Fraunces Tavern
54 Pearl St. at Broad St.
Reservations: (212) 968-1776

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