24 Best Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in NYC

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If you have plans to be in New York City for Thanksgiving, consider yourself lucky – this is one city that knows how to do Thanksgiving! Sure, the Macy’s Day Parade is a big draw, but the city’s amazing restaurants serving freshly-made Thanksgiving dinners aren’t far behind.

Whether you’re looking for the traditional turkey and all the sides, or something more upscale, dining in or ordering to go, we’ve created the following list of our favorite Thanksgiving dinner spots in NYC for this year. 

24 Amazing Restaurants in NYC for Thanksgiving

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    The Ribbon

    American Restaurant in Upper West Side

    Situated on the Upper West Side, The Ribbon represents the quintessential New York restaurant experience. From their extensive wine list and craft cocktails to their mastery of American classics with a hint of French influence, there’s no better Thanksgiving dinner than that at The Ribbon NYC.

    Start your meal with a Treviso and Endive salad or stuffed butternut squash before moving on to the main course of Atlantic Salmon or traditional ham or turkey. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Enjoy a decadent piece of pumpkin bread pudding or pecan pie – here you can find more information.

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    American Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan

    Jams, located at 1 Hotel Central Park, is owned and operated by Chef Jonathan Waxman, and will be open all day on Thanksgiving, offering a day full of food options located right along the iconic Macy’s Day Parade route. 

    Whether you’re looking for an in-room brunch basket experience overlooking the parade, brunch near Jams’ floor-to-ceiling windows, or a prix-fixe delectable three-course meal, Chef Waxman’s Jams will help you make the most of Thanksgiving in New York City. 

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    Antique Garage

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    As the name suggests, the location used to be an old screwdriver garage, which was brought to life in 2003. The furnishing with antique paintings and lamps creates a relaxed, cosy atmosphere.  And then the food: the starters alone are already a blast. Try “Mezze” – these are Mediterranean little treats.

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    Little Prince

    French Restaurant in SoHo

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    For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have a window seat & table all to yourself, so to speak. Super-romantic and that’s why it immediately landed on our list of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.

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    Bubby’s Tribeca

    American Restaurant in Tribeca

    On Thanksgiving Day, Bubby’s will serve a classic prefix of homestyle and traditional favorites from noon until 9 pm. The cost is $50 for kids under ten and $80 for adults. If you are dining with a group of fewer than eight people, you can call ahead and make a reservation, though Bubby’s prefers that large groups join the waiting list on their site. 

    If you’d prefer a cozy night at home, they are also accepting orders for boxes that you can pick up on Thanksgiving Day. The price is $140 per box, and it serves two people. Don’t forget to place your order for one of their homemade pies, which are also available for nationwide shipping!

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    Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

    Italian Restaurant in Theatre District


    Whether you want to eat at the restaurant or enjoy a “home-cooked” dinner, Carmine’s has you covered. This year, they’ll be offering a family-style dinner for takeout or dine-in. The menu includes an 18-pound roasted turkey that’s complete with sage and sausage stuffing and traditional sides such as sauteed string beans, brussels sprouts topped with smoked bacon, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and sweet potatoes with maple syrup and marshmallows on top. The full feast costs $295 and serves six to eight people for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. 

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    Osprey in Brooklyn

    American Restaurant in Dumbo

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    The Osprey is offering a prix fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day for $95 per person between noon and 9 pm. With their offerings, you can choose from fluke Crudo, venison shank, honey nut squash soup, horchata panna cotta, foraged mushroom risotto, and heritage breed turkey stuffed with mortadella-chestnut stuffing. 

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    Other Restaurants in Midtown Manhattan

    Spice up your Thanksgiving dinner in NYC by visiting Aquavit, a two Michelin-starred restaurant offering a takeout meal that feeds four for $495. The meal is served with fennel and caraway spiced turkey breast, smoked turkey leg as main courses, and sides that include Truffle mac and cheese, sweet potato puree, pumpkin sourdough bread, and Danish rye loaf with butter. Then you’ll finish off the delicious meal with pecan pie and vanilla custard for dessert. Place your order by November 17 for pick up on November 24. 

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    Eleven Madison Park

    American Restaurant in Flatiron District


    Another great place to enjoy a Michelin-starred Thanksgiving dinner is at the recently-vegan Eleven Madison Park. Their new menu includes all plant-based vegan options starting at $375 per meal. They will deliver to some parts of Manhattan, and meals are available for pick-up on November 23 and 24. The meal feeds four people and consists of whole-roasted Kabocha squash and sides like brussels sprouts, cranberry chutney, autumn vegetable gratin, and other add-ons such as white truffle-chestnut risotto. 

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    French Restaurant in West Village

    Around NYC, you’ll find four Boucherie sister restaurants, all of which will offer a special menu for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will consist of a roasted turkey smothered with truffle ballotine, brussels sprouts, sweet potato au gratin, cranberry compote, chanterelles, and turkey for $48 per person. This year’s famed dessert is priced at $15 for a slice of cheesecake topped with spiced caramel and pecans. 

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    Le Crocodile

    French Restaurant in Williamsburg

    Do you want to get out of the house for Thanksgiving this year? Le Crocodile, the brasserie of the famous Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, will be open all day from 11:30 am until 10 pm serving a menu with many traditional Thanksgiving additions to their a la carte menu. Options for food include maple-glazed carrots, roasted brussels sprouts, sourdough stuffing, roasted turkey breast, and mashed potatoes and gravy. 

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    American Restaurant in SoHo

    Are you looking for a Michelin-starred spot in Soho offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further than Vestry’s! Their meal is $98 per person and will be served on Thanksgiving day from noon until 7 pm. They will offer menu options such as Atlantic salmon with koji sauce, potato gnocchi with calamari and parmesan cream, crispy-skinned branzino, butternut squash soup, shrimp risotto, and their homemade bourbon pecan pie for dessert.

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    Spanish Restaurant in Chelsea

    Do something different for Thanksgiving in NYC this year and put a Spanish twist on your meal. Socarrat Paella Bar will be open from 1 pm until 9 pm for indoor and outdoor dining or takeout. 

    They are offering a special menu that costs $68 per person and comes with Thanksgiving Paella made from mushroom sofrito, roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, chorizo, piquillo peppers, butternut squash, crispy brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and homemade cranberry sauce. If after all of that you want dessert, they will have cinnamon sugar churros or pumpkin cheesecake. 

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    Italian Restaurant in Dumbo


    If Spanish food isn’t your thing, how about a Mediterranean twist? Take your Thanksgiving to new levels with Celestine and their classic family-style menu priced at $100 per person or $45 for kids under 12. Expect food options such as brussels sprouts, sourdough stuffing, chicories salad, heritage turkey roulade, apple galette, and much more. 

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    Tavern on the Green

    Sea Food Restaurant in Upper West Side

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    If you want a traditional Thanksgiving meal in NYC that you don’t have to cook, head on over to Tavern on the Green, which will offer a four-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. The meal will be served from 11 am until 11 pm on Thanksgiving.

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    Dante and Dante West Village

    Bar in Greenwich Village

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    On Thanksgiving Day, the original Dante location and the one in the West Village will offer a prix fixe meal with classic foods that feature modern twists. Think of things like clothbound cheddar, chicory salad with apples, oven-roasted turkey with sage and apricot stuffing, and a wide variety of pies. Dante’s is consistently voted one of the world’s best bars, so be sure to order their famous pumpkin eggnog!

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    American Restaurant in Rockaway Beach

    Margie’s Restaurant at the Rockaway Hotel is offering a classic prix fixe menu for $49 per adult and $22 per child under the age of 12. The meal will include cider-brined turkey, pumpkin veloute with almond pesto and horseradish cream, and spiced pumpkin mousse served with ginger cookies and maple whipped cream. 

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    Italian Restaurant in Flatiron District


    Bist du ein Fan der italienischen Küche? Entscheide dich für Rezdora, ein wirklich schönes Pasta-Lokal im Flatiron District. Zwischen 12:00 und 15:30 Uhr gibt es dort ein Familienmenü zum Preis von 150 Dollar pro Person. Auf der Speisekarte stehen Prosciutto und Burrata, Truthahnkeule auf Osso-Buco-Art, Cappelletto mit Kastanien und Kürbis sowie Kürbis-Panna-Cotta. 

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    La Goulue

    French Restaurant in Upper East Side

    Add a touch of French culture to your Thanksgiving meal by enjoying your dinner at La Goulue. This Upper East Side establishment is offering a three-course meal for $86 per adult or $43 for each child under 12. The menu will offer foods such as tuna tartare, butternut squash soup, pan-seared salmon, roasted organic turkey, pumpkin tart, and pecan mascarpone napoleon. 

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    Asian Restaurant in Flatiron District

    New York City is home to so many great Michelin-starred restaurants. Another such place is Cote which is a Korean steakhouse that will offer a tasty meaty feast for just $85 per person. Included in the meal are four cuts of USDA Prime and American Wagyu beef with traditional Korean sides such as spicy kimchi stew, savory egg souffle, and sticky rice stuffing with shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausage. 

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    The Polo Bar

    American Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan

    The Polo Bar from Ralph Lauren will also join this year’s festivities. Their Thanksgiving menu will include roasted organic turkey, mashed potatoes, calvados gravy, chestnut stuffing, cranberry sauce, Charleston bourbon pecan pie, or a pumpkin sundae. 

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    American Restaurant in Prospect Heights

    Olmsted is a hot-ticket Brooklyn dining spot that will be open for dine-in guests on Thanksgiving Day from 2 pm until 8 pm. They will offer a family menu for $145 a person that includes dishes such as cornbread and sage butter, arctic char tartare, black truffled potatoes, heritage turkey two ways, and a collection of takeout boxes that are priced at $375 and feed four people. They also have desserts like apple strudel, maple pecan, and pumpkin pies for $45 each. 

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    Gotham Restaurant

    American Restaurant in Greenwich Village

    Gotham Restaurant has been situated in the Greenwich Village for over three decades and is still going strong. Their Thanksgiving menu is highly emancipated and features dishes such as Lancaster turkey with brussels sprouts and cranberry stuffing, Berkshire pork belly cooked with pink lady apples, red cabbage, and more, as well as yellowfin tuna tartare. Pastry Chef Jessica Lee will have plenty of her famed pies in flavors such as chocolate pecan, pumpkin, and apple. 

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    French Restaurant in East Village

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    The imposing Cathedrale restaurant will be doing Thanksgiving their way this year (located in the MOXY East Village). Their menu will include favorites such as autumn squash with pomegranate vinaigrette, rotisserie heritage turkey, brussels sprouts, golden raisin chestnut stuffing, pumpkin pie, and much more. 

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