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10 of the Best Prix-Fixe Thanksgiving Meals in NYC

Updated: Nov 15, 2022

If you're looking to enjoy Thanksgiving without the pressure of preparing a full spread, you're in luck! New York City is home to world-renowned restaurants offering elegant, prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinners for you and your loved ones. From classic staples like turkey and gravy to international takes on the feast that include Branzino, lobster lumache, and more, the seasonal gastronomic experiences offered by NYC's dining scene are unforgettable.

Here are 10 restaurants we recommend for your Thanksgiving feast this year, each with special menus for the holiday.

With the rustic ambiance of a Parisian bistro, Park Avenue's La Brasserie offers authentic, traditional French-American cuisine. A must-try is the Roasted Organic Turkey, an elevated rendition of a classic Thanksgiving centerpiece, served with homemade cranberry sauce, brandy brioche stuffing, French beans, sweet mashed potatoes and topped with warm, homemade gravy.

As an icon of Manhattan's luxurious history, The Plaza Hotel's own Palm Court is steeped in lush greenery reminiscent of nearby Central Park and guarantees a Thanksgiving spread of elegance. Start with the crisp Lacinato Kale Salad or the rich Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with duck confit for a vibrant first course, followed by the highly recommended Pan Seared Atlantic Halibut, drizzled with rosemary beurre blanc.

Located in the Flatiron District, Gramercy Tavern stands out among the ubiquitous, contemporary American eateries of Manhattan, with loyal guests and an ever-evolving menu. For an unforgettable Thanksgiving dining experience, try the delicious Lumache, made with lobster and brown butter. Be sue to save room for the Pumpkin Tart, topped with homemade maple meringue and fresh cranberry jam.

Infused with the Italian influences of Executive Chef Laurent Tourondel's European heritage, the American fare of Midtown's L'Amico enhances familiar favorites, like wood-fired pizza, with unique and high-quality ingredients.

Among the dishes offered in its bold, three-course Thanksgiving menu, the Baby Kale and Trevisano salad is an excellent choice that pairs perfectly with the main-course option of Roasted Dry-Aged Prime Rib, served with creamed spinach, hen of the woods, and Barolo sauce.

Inside the West Terrace atop the Beekman Hotel, Temple Court on Ten is the perfect spot for an intimate, sophisticated Thanksgiving Dining experience with loved ones. We recommend the New York Strip Steak, packed with flavor and served with a side of creamed spinach, hen of the wood mushrooms, and bordelaise.

For dessert, a must-try is the autumnal Pumpkin Tarte Tatin with braised pepitas and pumpkin seed ice cream.

From its relaxed atmosphere to its highly regarded American fare, Park Slope’s Stone Park Cafe is not only one of Brooklyn’s most sought-after restaurants, but one of the best places to spend Thanksgiving this year.

Their menu is filled with delicious options, made with locally sourced ingredients, including the creamy Lobster Bisque served with a scallion lobster fritter and the Vegetable Pot Pie made with vegetables sourced from Mountain Dell Farms and a savory porcini mushroom veloute.

Located in TriBeCa’s Greenwich Hotel, Locanda Verde is a unique taverna that offers urban Italian fare with the comfort of a home-cooked meal, all in an intimate atmosphere that can make any patron forget they’re in a bustling NYC neighborhood. A must-try on their Thanksgiving menu is the Sweet Potato Gnocchi, served with porcini crema, as well as the Wood-Fired Heritage Turkey with homestyle gravy and cranberry conserva.

Situated above the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown West’s Theater District, this French-infused restaurant features a glassed-in rooftop, allowing you to enjoy your Thanksgiving spread in any weather. Start with the Shrimp Asparagus Risotto, served with arborio rice, creamy sauce and asparagus, and follow with the Gnocchi Fresh Truffles, topped with truffle sauce and fresh truffle shavings.

Nestled in Central Park West, the historic Tavern on the Green provides a classic Thanksgiving menu that will make you feel right at home.

A must-try is the Roasted Sliced Chateaubriand, served with a side of thyme roasted fingerling potatoes, creamed spinach, and horseradish sauce.

For dessert, the Creamy Pumpkin Mousse with cinnamon cake, whipped ginger cream, and pumpkin seed brittle is the perfect way to end an already-delicious meal.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal with a sky-high view of New York City at Peak, a modern American eatery located on the West Side of Midtown. Peak offers an array of unique Thanksgiving dishes for its three-course holiday menu. Most notably, the Roasted Turkey with Rainbow Chard and Cranberry, as well as the Salt Baked Sweet Potato with Lacinato Kale and topped with goat cheese.

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Yumi Vega
Yumi Vega
Jan 16, 2023
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