Thanksgiving Dinner in New York

If you’re visiting New York or if you’re not planning to cook for the whole family this year, you might look into dining at one of New York’s incredible restaurants for an effortless and enjoyable Thanksgiving feast .  Here are some of the city’s best Thanksgiving dinner spots:

Jones Wood Foundry
The classic American holiday gets an English accent at this TONY-approved gastropub.
On the menu: The sophisticated bill of fare includes butternut-squash ravioli, split pea and smoked ham hock broth, roasted turkey, chestnut-and-sage stuffing, and pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream. • 212- 249-2700, Noon–8pm.

Chef Michael Psilakis’s neighborhood haunt features a Mediterranean-inspired, budget-friendly throwdown for the gut-busting meal.
$40, with wine or beer pairing $62
On the menu: Gorge on creative fall dishes, including delicata squash and Cape May blue cheese, grilled prawns bruschetta with feta, smoked-turkey tortellini in turkey broth, turducken with kabocha squash puree, and a caramelized apple tart with walnut gelato. • 212-362-7470, noon–8:30pm.

The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges in NYC features a masterful design by Jacques Grange and an innovative restaurant menu specially crafted by NYC’s pre-eminent chef, the award-winning Jean-Georges Vongerichten.
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The Breslin Bar & Dining Room
Restaurateur Ken Friedman and chef April Bloomfield’s buzzy gastropub offers stellar Anglophile fare for the autumnal repast.
$70, with wine pairing $120; parties of eight or more only
On the menu: For the three-course meal, choose from selections like chopped-liver toast with pumpkin fondue, roasted turkey with gravy and chestnut stuffing, and cabbage salad with pecorino, plus assorted house-made pies. • 212-679-1939, Noon–10pm.

Freemans (One of my personal favorites!)
Still popular among the art glitterati and fashionistas, this lodgelike standby guarantees solid American fare and sylvan, if hipster, surroundings.
Price: $75
On the menu: The rustic four-course meal includes potato-leek soup with fried onions and parsley; heritage turkey with cranberry sauce or striped bass with celery root puree; broccoli casserol and mashed potatoes; and apple or pumpkin pie. • 212-420-0012, 3–9pm.

Saxon + Parole
Equestrian touches (minimalist horse paintings, tufted black-leather banquettes) at AvroKO’s rollicking downtown joint provide a genteel setting for your turkey feast.
Price: $75
On the menu: Chef Brad Farmerie offers four different entreé choices: slow-roasted turkey with charred lemon-fennel, sweet-potato ravioli, a New York strip steak or a roasted snapper–tomato stew. For sides, heap your plate with crispy brussels sprouts with chili caramel and chorizo–corn bread stuffing. Dessert showcases a “tower of treats,” featuring bananas Foster tarts, mini pumpkin cheesecakes, cinnamon marshmallows and more. • 212- 254-0350, 3–10pm.

Chef Marco Canora puts a Tuscan touch on the autumnal holiday at his cozy East Village tavern.
Price: $78
On the menu: The soul-warming autumnal spread includes chicken soup with farro and escarole; braised turkey with sage stuffing and cranberry sauce (vegetarian option available); roasted autumn vegetables with buckwheat honey; and pecan tart with sweet-potato ice cream. • 646-602-1300, 2–7:30pm.

The Little Owl
Chef Joey Campanaro dishes out a Mediterranean-inflected feast at this pint-size West Village gem.
$85, children 11 and under $42.50
On the menu: Campanaro’s Italian-accented bill of fare features gravy meatball sliders, riesling roasted turkey with fig-and-root-vegetable dressing, pork chop with Parmesan butter beans and pumpkin panna cotta. • 212-741-4695, 1–10pm.

Chef Jesse Schenker crafts French-inflected American plates at this simple West Village spot.
On the menu: The four-course feast features pumpkin espuma with bay scallops and pear; roasted sablefish with chicken dumplings; turkey roulade with chestnut and cranberries; and pumpkin custard with candied pecans. • 212-414-3000, 3:30–10:30pm.

I am grateful for so much this Thanksgiving, not the least of which are my beloved readers!  I hope you all enjoy your Thanksgiving!





*Info from Time Out New York.


Claudia Saez-Fromm

An entrepreneur, innovator, and singularly successful real estate salesperson, fitness fiend, foodie, mommy, and fashion fan.

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