Eating Out For Thanksgiving?
This year I have decided to mix things up for Thanksgiving, rather than cook all day and worry whether or not the food will be prepared on time I have decided to dine out and let my Thanksgiving be as stress-free as possible. Living in the most culturally diverse place in the world, we as New Yorker’s are spoiled when it comes to food selection therefore here are my top five picks for places to eat on Thanksgiving this year.
Like I stated in a previous blog entry I am in love with the Beekman Hotel, the bar, and the new spot in the hotel called Augustine. Augustine is the brainchild of Keith McNally and will be a Brasserie-style restaurant: open from breakfast through supper, catering equally to a mid-morning coffee as well as a celebratory dinner. The menu will include a combination of lighter dishes as well as French classics, with a special Rotisserie and Grillades section of meats, fish and poultry. This Thanksgiving Augustine will have a fixed menu, but the price has not been released.
Inspired by Chef Daniel’s time spent throughout Switzerland, California, and New York City, the restaurant is rooted in the same traditions found at their critically acclaimed, Michelin three-star rated Eleven Madison Park. The restaurant is comprised of a series of rooms surrounding a glass-enclosed atrium. The menu is refined, yet approachable, complimented by a wine program that celebrates the great wine growing regions of the world and innovative, classically-focused cocktails. The restaurant will be offering its guest this Thanksgiving a four course meal set at $144/Person. The meal includes, a soup, an appetizer, the entree, and a desert.
The Clocktower is a restaurant from Stephen Starr and Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Jason Atherton. It is located in Ian Schrager’s Edition Hotel, located at 5 Madison Avenue (at 24th Street), in the iconic Met Life Tower building. The 88 seat, David Rockwell-designed restaurant serves contemporary cuisine with British sensibilities, classic and contemporary cocktails, and a diverse selection of wines, and local and global beers.The restaurant for Thanksgiving will be offering a three-course meal set at $85/Person and will include an appetizer, an entree, and a desert which will be served a la mode all dishes served will be served, “family style”.
The bustling corner restaurant which is owned by, Chef Carmellini, Josh Pickard, Luke Ostrom and Ken Friedman with their partners at The Greenwich Hotel, Ira Drukier, Richard Born & Robert De Niro has been welcoming New Yorker’s and travelers morning, noon and night since 2009 with a warm and comfortable atmosphere, leisurely Italian spirit and heartfelt cooking. The restaurant this Thanksgiving will be serving a three-course meal set at $95/Person $55/Children under 12, guests will get to choose their appetizer and desert of choice, and the entree will include a traditional style Thanksgiving plate with turkey and all the fixings. Like The Clocktower, the dishes at Locanda Verde will be served, “family style”.
Forgione showcases his laid-back yet high-style approach to New American cuisine in a comfortable and energetic atmosphere. Forgione and partner Chris Blumlo originally opened the restaurant under the Chef’s nickname in June 2008, offering their signature style of contemporary food and drink as well as friendly service that draws an eclectic mix of locals and visitors. This Thanksgiving the restaurant will be offering it guests a three-course meal with their choice of an appetizer, entree, and desert. The price of the meal are $95/Person and $24/Kids 2-10.