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
Marc Murphy’s Tribeca and Time Warner Center bistros roll out family-friendly turkey feasts with all the fixings.
Price: À la carte
On the menu: Specials include pear-and-parsnip soup ($12), pan-seared turkey breast served with bacon-braised-turkey stuffing ($31) and pumpkin pie for dessert ($5). The young’uns can enjoy pumpkin pancakes with maple syrup ($14) and crispy turkey fingers with cheese-and-broccoli Tater-Tots ($10). Landmarc Tribeca, 179 West Broadway between Leonard and Worth Sts (212-343-3883). 11am–midnight. • Landmarc at the Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle at Broadway (212-823-6123). 7am–2am. • landmarc-restaurant.com
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Israeli chef Amitzur Mor adds another spin to Thanksgiving-Hanukkah dinner at this Middle Eastern charmer.
Price: À la carte
On the menu: Thanksgiving staples are rejiggered with novel flavors: sweet-potato latkes with labna and smoked trout roe ($14); turkey-thigh shawarma with challah stuffing and natural jus ($28); and pumpkin pie with cardamom ice cream ($10). • 212-995-0242, barbounia.com. Noon–10:30pm.
- 250 Park Ave South, (at 20th St)
Marcus Samuelsson’s pair of uptown eateries offer comfort-food classics, served prix fixe upstairs and buffet-style below.
Price: $55, 12 and under $25
On the menu: The Southern-inspired array features truffled-butternut-squash soup, blackened catfish with black-eyed peas, and turkey served with sausage-and-corn-bread dressing and Madeira giblet gravy. Sides include sweet-potato puree, collard greens and buttermilk mashed potatoes. • redroosterharlem.com, ginnyssupperclub.com. 11am–9pm.
- 310 Malcolm X Blvd (Lenox Ave), (between 125th and 126th Sts), 10027
The rustic Austrian spot features a four-course Turkey Day menu that unapologetically sidesteps the traditional bird.
On the menu: Whet your palate with Liptauer-and-pumpkinseed spread and Hefeweizen-spiked mussels, before the main event: a choice of duck with pretzel soufflé and sweet-potato gratin, or spaetzle topped with wild mushrooms and brussels sprouts. Sweet meal-enders include bourbon-glazed apple strudel and pumpkin-pie parfait layered with Meyer lemon custard and pumpkinseed brittle. • 212-598-1040, ediandthewolf.com. 5–10pm.
- 102 Ave C, (between 6th and 7th Sts), 10009
Downtowners can enjoy a casual French-American spread at this sleek Bowery restaurant.
Price: $55, 12 and under $26
On the menu: The three-course prix fixe features traditional Thanksgiving flavors: squash soup topped with preserved gooseberries and sage cream; roasted turkey breast and leg en crôute served with rye-and-chestnut stuffing and cranberry compote; and pumpkin pie dolloped with maple cream and caramel-cinnamon ice cream. An à la carte menu is also available in the bar room. • 212-933-5300, dbgb.com/nyc. Noon–9pm.
- 299 Bowery, (at Houston St), 10003
Husband-and-wife team Marco Moreira and Jo-Ann Makovitzky prepare an accessibly upscale holiday meal at their Union Square brasserie.
On the menu: The three-course prix fixe begins with a kabocha squash soup jazzed up with lobster relish and turmeric oil, followed by turkey porchetta with a root-vegetable gratin, apple-sage stuffing and giblet gravy. An apple crisp with bourbon streusel and quince gelato rounds out the meal. • 212-432-1324, onefivehospitality.com. Noon–3:30pm, 5–10pm.
- 132 Fourth Ave, (at 13th St), 10003
Williamsburg’s lovely NOLA-inspired oyster den infuses its Thanksgiving feast with flavors of the French Quarter.
On the menu: Snag a table for pumpkin velouté with peekytoe crab and black-trumpet mushrooms; duck mousse with sweet potato and figs; and trout caviar with smoked onions. Heartier fare includes turkey with mirliton-squash stuffing and cod with leeks and potato pearls, while panna cotta, pumpkin crumble à la mode and madeleines are up for dessert. • 347-335-0446, maisonpremiere.com. 1–9pm.
- 298 Bedford Ave, (between Grand and South 1st Sts), 11211
In honor of this year’s Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap, this Jewish-American bistro blends flavors of both holidays into a festive four-course menu.
Price: $65, 10 and under $48
On the menu: “Thanksgivukkah” mash-ups include sweet-potato latkes with sour cream and cranberry compote; roasted turkey with challah-and-chestnut stuffing; and sufganiyot stuffed with cranberry-and-raspberry jelly. • 212-431-0606, kutsherstribeca.com. Noon–10pm.
- 186 Franklin St, (between Greenwich and Hudson Sts), 10013
The Lincoln Center-area bistro shifts its focus from small plates to heftier Thanksgiving stock.
Price: $65, 12 and under $35
On the menu: The three-course fall prix fixe features appetizers—including a roasted-squash soup—an American Bronze heritage turkey and desserts like a spiced pumpkin tart. • 212-595-0303, barboulud.com/nyc. Noon–9pm.
- 1900 Broadway, (between 63rd and 64th Sts)
Find a seasonal array of dishes at the laid-back Williamsburg favorite.
Price: $65 plus $25 for optional wine pairing
On the menu: All-American appetizers include potato-leek-and-sunchoke soup and maple-and-bourbon-braised bacon. Entrée options are both traditional (roasted turkey with cranberry compote) and less purist (pan-roasted halibut, grilled New York strip), with shareable sides like autumn-vegetable hash and braised kale. Sate your sweet tooth with chocolate soufflé, pumpkin-bread pudding or a caramel-pecan sundae. • 718-486-7717, dumontrestaurant.com. 3–9pm.
- 432 Union Ave, (between Devoe St and Metropolitan Ave), 11211-34
Paul Liebrandt puts a daring spin on holiday fare at his Williamsburg restaurant inside the King & Grove hotel.
Price: $75, 12 and under $37
On the menu: The celebrated toque dispatches a three-course dinner, featuring options such as pumpkin soup with Parmesan cream and sage, short ribs with heirloom carrots and argan oil and an artfully deconstructed pumpkin pie. • 718-218-1088, theelmnyc.com. 2–8pm.
- 160 North 12th St, (between Bedford Ave and Berry St), 11211
Chef Jim Burke carves out a Gallic harvest dinner at Daniel Boulud’s recently renovated bistro.
Price: $75, 12 and under $35
On the menu: Choose from starters like butternut-squash soup or pâté en croûte, with entrée options including venison loin, roasted turkey and fluke Veronique. Finish your plate with sides like pommes puree, cranberry chutney and chestnut-and-sausage stuffing, and French desserts such as flan-like pear clafouti and tarte aux pecans. • 212-391-2400, dbbistro.com/nyc. Noon–9pm.
- 55 W 44th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves), 10036-66
Fill up on autumn-inspired plates at April Bloomfield’s gastropub inside the Ace Hotel.
On the menu: The four-course dinner begins with an artichoke-and-apple soup, followed by a roasted-winter-vegetable salad with charred-onion vinaigrette. As an entrée, a pan-roasted Rock Cornish hen is served with confitted potatoes, brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce, and a seasonal pie is available for dessert. • 212-679-1939, thebreslin.com. 7–11:45am, noon–10pm.
- Ace Hotel, 16 W 29th St, (at Broadway)
The comfort-food den warms up the chilly-weather festivities with homestyle Thanksgiving fare.
On the menu: The roasted bird will be served alongside staple sides like mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes and stuffing. End with a pecan or pumpkin pie, topped with whipped cream. • 718-522-1018, vinegarhillhouse.com. 2:30–8:30pm.
- 72 Hudson Ave, (between Front and Water Sts)
Marco Canora and Paul Grieco’s East Village eatery highlights local farmers with a hearty, Tuscan-tinged meal.
On the menu: A three-course menu of fresh autumnal flavors includes a chicken dumpling soup with farro and escarole, roasted and braised turkey served with leek-and-sage stuffing, cranberry puree, and pumpkin pie garnished with a dollop of whipped cream and pumpkinseed brittle. • 646-602-1300, restauranthearth.com. 2–7:30pm.
- 403 E 12th St, (at First Ave), 10009-40
Chef Jesse Schenker sticks to small plates at his petite West Village spot.
On the menu: The four-course menu progresses from red-snapper crudo, oyster stuffing and bacon gremolata to turkey-leg lasagna prepared with sweet-carrot puree and Parmesan (a white-truffle supplement is available). After turkey roulade topped with black-truffle jus, the meal closes with desserts like pumpkin semifreddo and chocolate genoise. • 212-414-3000, recettenyc.com. 2–11pm.
- 328 W 12th St, (at Greenwich St)
Danny Meyer and Floyd Cardoz’s seafood restaurant serves up Thanksgiving fare from both land and sea.
Price: $85 plus $40 for optional wine pairing
On the menu: The three-course meal features dishes like a lobster egg custard with sea urchin, roasted halibut with celery puree and quinoa, and heritage turkey with corn-bread stuffing. For dessert, find options like pumpkin cheesecake served with lime sherbet, and chestnut doughnuts with chocolate dipping sauce. • 646-747-1600, northendgrillnyc.com. 11:30am–7:30pm.
- 104 North End Ave, (at Murray St), 10282
Chef Sean Rembold wood-fires a fall spread at this high-ceilinged New American restaurant inside Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel.
On the menu: This multicourse bounty includes sage-flecked sunchoke soup, striped bass with brown-butter hollandaise, hunter-style rabbit and grilled turkey with sausage stuffing. For dessert, choose between pumpkin or apple pie with honey or black-pepper ice cream—all come topped with pumpkinseed brittle and a cider reduction. • 718-460-8004, reynardsnyc.com. Noon–8pm.
- Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Ave, (at North 11th St)
Julian Projan (Eleven Madison Park) gives the autumnal repast a New American update at this Art Deco supper club.
On the menu: The fine-dining vet puts forth a three-course menu featuring roasted turkey, red-oak salad, hen-of-the-woods mushrooms, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie, with complimentary sparkling wine. • 212-677-5242, omar-nyc.com. Noon–9pm.
- 21 W 9th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves), 10011
Chef John DeLucie fuses American and European flavors for his holiday spread at the West Village hot spot.
On the menu: For appetizers, find tuna tartare and roasted-butternut-squash soup with mascarpone; entrées include turkey roulade with sweet-potato puree, corn-bread dressing and gravy; Hudson Valley duck breast; and Berkshire pork chops. Choose from sides like mac and cheese and spinach casserole, and finish with a bourbon-pecan or pumpkin tart, both served with vanilla ice cream. • 212-353-8400, thelionnyc.com. Noon–9pm.
- 62 W 9th St, (between Fifth and Sixth Aves)
Pack into the cherry-red banquettes for modern American eats at this clubbish midtown staple.
Price: $85, 12 and under $35
On the menu: Following plates of venison pâté, petite lettuces and heirloom apples, dig into caramelized diver scallops, Anson Mills farro and roasted turkey breast, served with shareable sides like fennel-sausage-and-corn-bread stuffing. Desserts like spiced chocolate cake and warm apple strudel are also ideal for sharing. • 212-997-5262, thelambsclub.com. Noon–8:45pm.
- 132 W 44th St, (between Sixth and Seventh Aves)
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