Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving in NYC
This year, we are giving thanks and praise for all of the extraordinary Thanksgiving eats we do not have to make ourselves. While some may love spending hours in the kitchen whipping up everything from mains to dessert, we prefer a stress free turkey day away from the stove. Traditionally, restaurants were closed on Thanksgiving Day. And now over the years, many are starting to stay open for those who would rather go out, looking to skip convention, or just seeking a larger space to host. We have listed 9 restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving in NYC this year. From a communal Farm to Table experience, to a Prix-Fixe three-course meal, or a place to cozy up after dinner with cocktails, here is our dining guide for Thanksgiving.
Situated on the ground floor of the W Union Square, Irvington will be offering delicious, farm-fresh Thanksgiving specials in addition to a limited menu. Start with an Irvington Toddy cocktail, paired carmalized yam soup, followed by roasted delicate squash and rotisserie turkey. Finish the evening with the spiced pumpkin mousse for dessert.
If your group is between 6-12 people, make reservations to sit at the beautiful Farm Table that sits directly in front of the welcoming open kitchen, providing a front row seat to the kitchen’s bustle.
Boulton & Watt will be open for Thanksgiving at noon and will be serving the traditional Thanksgiving plate: Turkey, cranberry, stuffing and fixings for just $25. Parties of four or more can call ahead to enjoy their feast family style. If you are hungry for more, stop by Boulton & Watt on Friday for a Kitchen Sink Sandwich stuffed with all your favorite leftovers! Reservations can be made by calling 646-490-6004.
Park Avenue Tavern is offering a three-course Thanksgiving menu in addition to their regular menu. Start with the first course of either Fall Squash Bisque, Burrata Toast, or Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad before enjoying the main course of Apple Cider-Brined, Slow Roasted Turkey Breast with brown butter brioche stuffing, gravy, and maple cranberry relish. The dish also involves Yukon gold potato puree, and crispy brussels sprouts. Make sure to leave room for dessert because you’ll be choosing from Chocolate Cremeux or Pumpkin Croissant Bread Pudding. Dinner is $49 ($22 for children). Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com.
Woodpecker by David Burke will be open on Thanksgiving from 12.p.m to 8 p.m. and is serving a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu. Start with Roasted Beet Salad, Roasted Oysters, Wings, and Rings or Traditional Steak Tartare before moving on to the main course. You may choose from options such as a Woodfire Turkey, Woodfire Pork Chop, Woodfire Roasted Branzino, Fusilli and Lamb Meatballs, or Woodfire Roasted Salmon. Finish dinner with a choice of Raspberry Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Pops, or Homemade Pumpkin Pie. Dinner is $65 ($35 for Children). Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wilson is offering both a Prix-Fixe three-course meal for $49 per guest ($22 for Children) and their regular menu from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Prix-Fixe menu begins with a first course choice of Miso Roasted Parsnip Soup, Delicata Squash Salad or Not Nana’s Casserole. Next, guests will move on to the main Smoked Turkey Breast Roulade stuffed with Cranberries and Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Gratin with Coconut Milk, Pablano Peppers, and Mushroom Gravy. For dessert, indulge in something sweet like the Pumpkin and Marshmallow Bread Pudding, Matcha Mousse, or Seasonal Sorbet. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com.
Mondrian Alpine Terrace by Club Med is the ideal place to cozy up and enjoy cocktails with family or friends. The venue recently transformed into a ski chalet getaway with a cozy feel and chic cocktail menu. Mondrian Alpine Terrace by Club Med will be open Thanksgiving Day from 4 p.m.- 11 p.m. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Refinery Rooftop is a great spot to hang after the Thanksgiving Day parade for a delicious cocktail. The venue will be open from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will be serving plenty of booze and light bites. Sip on the Cuffing Season Frozen Cider, which benefits the I Give A Sip campaign that donates a portion to a different charity each month. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com.
Parker & Quinn
Parker & Quinn is offering a $49 three-course Thanksgiving dinner ($22 for Children) beginning at 12 noon. Guests will start with the choice of Kabocha Squash Soup, Arugula Salad, or Crispy Goat Cheese Croquettes. Then moving to an Apple Cider-Brined, Slow Roasted, Turkey Breast with brown butter brioche Stuffing, gravy, maple cranberry relish, Yukon gold potato puree, and crispy brussels sprouts. For dessert, diners can choose between Pumpkin Pie Tart and a Gala Apple Strudel. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A little tidbit: Trademark Taste + Grind is located right off the route of the Thanksgiving Day parade and will be having a “lemonade stand” for people to grab and go light bites and hot beverages starting at 9am. So after you braved the wind and nostalgic Balloons, head back to Trademark Taste + Grind for lunch. The venue will be serving their regular menu as well as a $49 three-course menu ($22 for children). For starters, guests will have the choice of Celery Root Soup, Fall Squash Salad, or Stracciatella & Wild Mushroom Crostini before moving on to the second course. For the main, choose between Cider-Brined Roasted Turkey Breast, Braised Short Rib, or Butternut Squash Risotto. Guests will have a choice of Carrot Cake Au Rhum or Pumpkin Spiced Pot De Crème for dessert. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com.