12 New York City Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner This Year
Updated: Nov 23, 2021
Thanksgiving dinner can be as complex as it is delicious. Whether you're unsure of your culinary skills or you just want to enjoy a hearty holiday dinner without the stress of making it yourself, there are plenty of restaurants throughout New York City that offer comprehensive Thanksgiving meals— including some with eclectic and multicultural takes on the traditional feast.
Here are 12 restaurants offering specially curated Thanksgiving menus this year, including both dine-in and takeout options.
Red Rooster Harlem
Head to Harlem for Thanksgiving if you’re in the mood for comfort food. Red Rooster is a Harlem staple known for its culinary celebration of the neighborhood's culture and cuisine. The family-style Thanksgiving menu includes fried turkey, cornbread stuffing, garlic mash, collard greens, and more.
Dirty French Lower East Side
For a French spin on American traditions, have Thanksgiving dinner at Dirty French. Taking its cues from timeless French dishes and preparations, the brasserie-styled restaurant is found inside The Ludlow Hotel. On the menu are classics like stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, and pommes puree, also known as mashed potatoes.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria NoHo
Ill Buco Alimentari & Vineria is both a dining experience and a production outpost. Just like Italian markets, meats are cured and breads are baked here. For Thanksgiving, the restaurant offers a deliciously Italian turkey dinner that includes an autumn minestrone and antipasti. Also offered is a customizable to-go menu with all the fixings.
Indian Accent Midtown West
Offering an inventive approach to Indian cuisine, Indian Accent explores progressive ideas in Indian food while maintaining traditional integrity. If you want to experience a different kind of Thanksgiving than what you grew up with, Indian Accent’s menu is worth trying. It offers roast turkey pinwheels with masala cranberry glaze, as well as apple halwa mousse with saffron ice cream for dessert.
The Mercer Kitchen
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is one of the world's leading chefs, and it's no wonder his collection of New York City restaurants are among the toast of the city's culinary community. At his Mercer Kitchen, you can expect a mix of traditional and eclectic. Dishes include roasted beet and citrus salad, grilled foie gras, porcini-crusted salmon, and roasted turkey with a mushroom and chestnut stuffing.
1 Hotel Central Park
Redefining the idea of a "home away from home" for Thanksgiving,1 Hotel offers Thanksgiving breakfast in bed, a Thanksgiving brunch with views of the Macy's parade, and an elegant Thanksgiving dinner with elevated takes on holiday staples. In addition to roasted turkey breast with mushroom sausage stuffing, the menu includes pan-roasted Hudson Valley trout, parsnip and butternut squash soup, and pumpkin cake with honey chestnut gelato.
A Manhattan staple, Cafe Luxembourg offers comforting French food served in a setting imbued with a Parisian ambience. Their Thanksgiving dinner is available for holiday delivery and pickup and includes a platter of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, Brussels sprouts, whipped potatoes, and turkey gravy.
Located in a former glass factory, Glasserie offers Mediterranean-style cuisine served in a chic and industrial setting. Their Thanksgiving menu is equally stylish, offering crispy za'atar yams, turkey leg encased in filo pastry, and vegetarian foraged mushroom-chard filo.
L'Antagoniste is a farm-to-table restaurant offering authentic French cuisine. Their Thanksgiving meal, served “en famille” style, includes delectable French takes on traditional Thanksgiving dishes, including Lancaster Amish farm turkey, chanterelle and pear stuffing, and sautéed French beans.
Upper West Side
Located in a landmarked brownstone just outside Central Park, Arte Café is a family-owned restaurant that has delighted New York City with authentic Italian cuisine for almost three decades. The restaurant's Thanksgiving menu includes a mix of Italian- and American-influenced dishes, such as pumpkin ravioli with porcini mushrooms, roasted turkey with chestnut and granny smith apple stuffing, and black truffle pappardelle.
The Mary Lane
Helmed by chef Mike Price, The Mary Lane offers a seasonally influenced, gourmet menu that changes throughout the year. It should come as no surprise that their Thanksgiving menu is thoughtfully curated, offering several courses with different options for each. Start your meal with appetizers like king trumpet mushroom tartare and Jonah crab salad before delving into roasted holiday turkey, charred onion soubise, sweet potato and maitake mushroom pavé, and roasted mutsu apples.
HOWM Cocina & Cocktails
Known for its creative takes on Latin American cuisine, HOWM (pronounced "home") is built around the idea of sharing and socialization, with a menu of small plates and refreshing cocktails. For Thanksgiving, patrons can enjoy turkey that has been marinated for 24 hours, Peruvian ceviche, corn-stuffed calabaza with baby pumpkin, and sweet potato gratin with a roasted cranberry glaze.