Thanksgiving restaurants: Where to dine on Turkey Day 2013
Leave the holiday cooking to the professionals. Load up on turkey, pies and other autumn dishes at these Thanksgiving-ready restaurants.
Fri Nov 1 2013
Photograph: Lizz Kuehl
Don’t want to spend hours slaving over the stove? Before you step out this Turkey Day, check out TONY’s ultimate guide to Thanksgiving restaurants. From a Thanksgivukkah mash-up at Kutsher’s to a Japanese blowout at Brushstroke, here are 39 spots for grabbing an autumnal feast.
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All meals will be served on November 28. Reservations are required. Beverages, tax and gratuity not included.
This Southern joint offers affordable, belly-filling fare for dining in or delivery.
On the menu: The family-style meal is a selection of down-home favorites: free-range turkey dressed with chestnut-studded stuffing and sour cherry pudding, with sides like mac and cheese, green-bean casserole and deviled eggs. Choose from sweet potato, pumpkin and mincemeat pies to end the meal. • 212-995-8600, cardinalnyc.com. 6–11pm.
- 234 E 4th St, (between Aves A and B)
This uptown British tavern celebrates the holiday of its former colonies.
On the menu: Tuck into a three-course prix fixe of butternut squash ravioli, turkey with sweet-potato puree, chestnut-and-sage stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream. Diners can also mix and match from an à la carte menu. • 212-249-2700, joneswoodfoundry.com. 11am–11pm.
- 401 E 76th St, (between First and York Aves), 10021
Chef Nicholas Nostadt showcases his Midwestern roots in homespun Turkey Day specials.
On the menu: Served family-style, the menu of contemporary classics includes espresso-glazed sticky buns; a bacon-fat-braised turkey leg confit with cranberry barbecue sauce; sweet-potato casserole with an apple-cider filling and a pecan-sage crust; and a pumpkin mousse decked out with bourbon whipped cream and gingersnap cookies. • 212-777-3600, picniceastvillage.com. 4–10pm.
- 117 Second Ave, (between 6th and 7th Sts), 10003
Noah and Rae Bernamoff’s Noho sandwich shop loses the bread for its Thanksgivukkah celebration.
On the menu: For the Hanukkah-Thanksgiving hybrid, the deli dishes up sunchoke kugel, lox rillettes on challah bread, latkes topped with chopped liver and pickled egg, and a red-wine-braised brisket served with root vegetables, cauliflower puree and preserved lemon gremolata. To finish, find sugar-dusted, jelly-filled sufganiyot. • 212-529-2990, mileenddeli.com. 6–11pm.
- 97A Hoyt St, (between Atlantic Ave and Pacific St), 11217
This pit-smoked tribute to the Lone Star State prepares Dixie classics for its dine-in holiday dinner.
Price: $45, 10 and under $20
On the menu: Choose from a long list of barbecue specialties: pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, beef brisket or smoked sausage. Rib-sticking sides include Texas-toast stuffing, sweet-potato–bourbon mash, white shoepeg-corn pudding and corn bread with ancho-honey butter. Pies are of the bourbon-pecan, caramel-apple and banana varieties. • 212-255-4544, hillcountryny.com. Noon–8pm.
- 30 West 26th Street, 10010
Feast on Far East riffs at Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s MePa palace.
On the menu: Roasted turkey breast with turkey leg confit and black-truffle gravy is accompanied by Asian-inspired sides: green-apple-and-sausage stuffing, sweet-and-sour cranberry sauce and sweet-potato puree with ginger marshmallows. On offer for dessert are kabocha cheesecake and caramel-apple profiteroles. • 212-675-2322, spicemarketnewyork.com. 11:30am–1am.
- 403 W 13th St, (at Ninth Ave), 10014-12
The downtown spin-off puts an exotic, Eastern Mediterranean twist on the all-American tradition.
On the menu: As part of the three-course, Turkish-inflected banquet, fill up on saffron-infused mussel chowder, meaty manti dumplings, pumpkin-and-wild-mushroom risotto and shashlik-style turkey with maple-whipped sweet potatoes and fruit-and-nut chutney. Desserts are more familiar than foreign: Choose from among pumpkin pie, apple crisp and a toasted-hazelnut-and-chocolate mousse. • 212-878-6305, peranyc.com/soho. 1–9pm.
- 54 Thompson St, (between Broome and Spring Sts), 10012
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