The 32 Best Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurants in NYC

Where to eat Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC

If you have plans to be in New York City for Thanksgiving, consider yourself lucky – this is one city that knows how to do Thanksgiving! Sure, the Macy’s Day Parade is a big draw, but the city’s amazing restaurants serving freshly-made Thanksgiving dinners aren’t far behind.

Whether you’re looking for the traditional turkey and all the sides, or something more upscale, dining in or ordering to go, we’ve created the following list of our favorite Thanksgiving dinner spots in NYC for this year. 

32 Amazing Restaurants in NYC for Thanksgiving

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    Thanksgiving Dinner at Ci Siamo

    Italian Restaurant in Hudson Yards
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    Probably one of the best Italian restaurants in Manhattan is Ci Siamo. With its open kitchen, you can watch the kitchen crew prepare your dishes. Also perfect if you are looking for a romantic restaurant – it is definitely one of the most amazing places for Thanksgiving ($138 per person).

    Check out their Thanksgiving Dinner Menu here.

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    Benoit

    French Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Here at Benoit you can get the French classics like cassoulet or onion soup. The restaurant is famous for its fantastic fish dishes and steaks. Be sure to order the fries with it – they are second to none. The Benoit is also ideal for a romantic dinner for two, as the selection is large and the wines are sensational. Here the emphasis is on French wines.

    On Thanksgiving there is a 3-course menu for $90 p.p.

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    Cecconi’s Dumbo

    Italian Restaurant in Dumbo
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    Cecconi’s is an amazing Italian restaurant located in DUMBO with views of the Manhattan Skyline and both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge. The Thanksgiving dinner menu includes 4 courses and is served family-style. As a starter you can choose between Gnocchi, Roasted Beets and Baby Kale Salad. The next course is their delicious wood-fired pizzas – the main course is Roasted Turkey or Prime Rib and to finish you can choose from 3 desserts. Price per person: $110.

    Here you can have a look at the menu.

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    How about a Thanksgiving dinner cruise?

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    Make this holiday truly special with a Thanksgiving Signature Dinner Cruise in New York City. You and your guests will enjoy a celebratory dinner buffet with all the trimmings freshly prepared by our chef. While onboard, enjoy incredible views of New York City’s iconic skyline, City Cruises’ distinctive hospitality, full bar service, and festive décor. 

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    The Ribbon

    American Restaurant in Upper West Side
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    Situated on the Upper West Side, The Ribbon represents the quintessential New York restaurant experience. From their extensive wine list and craft cocktails to their mastery of American classics with a hint of French influence, there’s no better Thanksgiving dinner than that at The Ribbon NYC.

    Start your meal with a Treviso and Endive salad or stuffed butternut squash before moving on to the main course of Atlantic Salmon or traditional ham or turkey. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Enjoy a decadent piece of pumpkin bread pudding or pecan pie – here you can find more information.

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    Manhatta

    French Restaurant in Financial District
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    One of the most exclusive and beautiful restaurants in New York cannot be missing from my list of the best Thanksgiving dinner restaurants: Manhatta. Here, not only the view is unique, but also the three-course menu is on the highest level ($180 p.p.). This year’s menu includes Roasted Scallop and Roasted Turkey. You can see the complete menu here.

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    Jams Thanksgiving Special

    American Restaurant in Midtown Manhattan
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    Jams, located at 1 Hotel Central Park, is owned and operated by Chef Jonathan Waxman, and will be open all day on Thanksgiving, offering a day full of food options located right along the iconic Macy’s Day Parade route.

    Whether you’re looking for an in-room brunch basket experience overlooking the parade, brunch near Jams’ floor-to-ceiling windows, or a prix-fixe delectable three-course meal, Chef Waxman’s Jams will help you make the most of Thanksgiving in New York City.

    Here you will find more about the Jams Thanksgiving Special.

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    Peak Restaurant

    American Restaurant in Hudson Yards
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    Helmed by Executive Chef Chris Cryer (formerly Executive Chef at one of our favorite restaurants in Manhattan Seamore’s), Peak at Hudson Yards is a modern American a la carte restaurant with breathtaking views of New York City and beyond. Peak will be located at the summit of the 1,296-foot tall tower. So, the name Peak couldn’t be more accurate, right? Express elevators will take guests from the lounge to the 101st floor in a heartbeat.

    The restaurant Peak sits one floor above the observation deck at Hudson Yards Edge.

     

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    Antique Garage

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    As the name suggests, the location used to be an old screwdriver garage, which was brought to life in 2003. The furnishing with antique paintings and lamps creates a relaxed, cosy atmosphere.  And then the food: the starters alone are already a blast. Try “Mezze” – these are Mediterranean little treats.

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    Little Prince

    French Restaurant in SoHo
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    For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have a window seat & table all to yourself, so to speak. Super-romantic and that’s why it immediately landed on our list of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.

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    The Ellington on Broadway

    American Restaurant in Upper West Side
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    Ellington on Broadway is a beautiful restaurant on the Upper West Side. It serves American cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere and the cocktails are delicious. Also, if you’re looking for a place to brunch, the Ellington is always a good choice.

    For Thanksgiving, they’re offering a 3-course menu for $75. You can choose from a variety of appetizers like Lobster Ravioli, Jumbo Shrimp, or Caesar Salad (yum!) and five main courses. Among them are Roasted Turkey, Filet Mignon or Red Snapper – so there is something for everyone!

    See the full Thanksgiving dinner menu here.

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    Bubby’s Tribeca

    American Restaurant in Tribeca
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    On Thanksgiving Day, Bubby’s will serve a classic prefix of homestyle and traditional favorites from noon until 9 pm. The cost is $50 for kids under ten and $80 for adults. If you are dining with a group of fewer than eight people, you can call ahead and make a reservation, though Bubby’s prefers that large groups join the waiting list on their site. 

    If you’d prefer a cozy night at home, they are also accepting orders for boxes that you can pick up on Thanksgiving Day. The price is $140 per box, and it serves two people. Don’t forget to place your order for one of their homemade pies, which are also available for nationwide shipping!

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    Cote

    Asian Restaurant in Flatiron District
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    New York City is home to so many great Michelin-starred restaurants. Another such place is Cote which is a Korean steakhouse that will offer a tasty meaty feast for just $125 per person. Included in the meal are cuts of USDA Prime and American Wagyu beef with traditional Korean sides such as spicy kimchi stew, savory egg souffle, and Japchae, Jiggae, and a surprise!

    Check out their Thanksgiving menu here.

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    Carmine's Italian Restaurant

    Italian Restaurant in Theatre District
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    Whether you want to eat at the restaurant or enjoy a “home-cooked” dinner, Carmine’s has you covered. This year, they’ll be offering a family-style dinner for takeout or dine-in. The menu includes an 18-pound roasted turkey that’s complete with sage and sausage stuffing and traditional sides such as sauteed string beans, brussels sprouts topped with smoked bacon, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and sweet potatoes with maple syrup and marshmallows on top. The full feast costs $295 and serves six to eight people for dine-in, takeout, and delivery. 

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    Osprey in Brooklyn

    American Restaurant in Dumbo
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    The Osprey is offering a prix fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day for $95 per person between noon and 9 pm. With their offerings, you can choose from fluke Crudo, venison shank, honey nut squash soup, horchata panna cotta, foraged mushroom risotto, and heritage breed turkey stuffed with mortadella-chestnut stuffing. 

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    Aquavit

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    Spice up your Thanksgiving dinner in NYC by visiting Aquavit, a two Michelin-starred restaurant offering a takeout meal that feeds four for $495. The meal is served with fennel and caraway spiced turkey breast, smoked turkey leg as main courses, and sides that include Truffle mushroom spatzle, sweet potato puree, herb roasted vegetables and Watercress salad. Then you’ll finish off the delicious meal with Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Trifle Cake for dessert. Place your order by November 16 for pick up on November 23.

    Here you can order your Thanksgiving Kit.

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    Eleven Madison Park

    American Restaurant in Flatiron District
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    Another great place to enjoy a Michelin-starred Thanksgiving dinner is at the recently-vegan Eleven Madison Park. Their new menu includes all plant-based vegan options starting at $375 per meal. They will deliver to some parts of Manhattan, and meals are available for pick-up on November 23 and 24. The meal feeds four people and consists of whole-roasted Kabocha squash and sides like brussels sprouts, cranberry chutney, autumn vegetable gratin, and other add-ons such as white truffle-chestnut risotto. 

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    Boucherie

    French Restaurant in West Village
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    Around NYC, you’ll find four Boucherie sister restaurants, all of which will offer a special menu for Thanksgiving dinner. The dinner will consist of a roasted turkey smothered with sweet potato puree, haricots verts and turkey for $52 per person. This year’s famed dessert is priced at $15 for a slice of cheesecake topped with spiced caramel and pecans.

    Check out the Thanksgiving Dinner options here.

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    Le Crocodile

    French Restaurant in Williamsburg
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    Do you want to get out of the house for Thanksgiving this year? Le Crocodile, the brasserie of the famous Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, will be open all day from 11:30 am until 10 pm serving a menu with many traditional Thanksgiving additions to their a la carte menu. Or you choose there Family Style Prix Fixe ($105) – options for food include a whole Roasted Capon or Halibut with Chestnuts and Sauce Noisette.

    More information here.

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    The Standard Grill

    American Restaurant in Meatpacking District
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    The Standard Grill is going big for Thanksgiving in New York City. The famed west side bistro will offer a prix fixe thre-course meal for $95 per person. Their menu offerings include Roasted Squash & Freekeh Salad and traditional Roasted Turkey Breast & Sage Maple Sausage with ginger-roasted sweet potatoes and gravy. Hungry for dessert? Save room for the delicious Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie!

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    Vestry

    American Restaurant in SoHo
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    Are you looking for a Michelin-starred spot in Soho offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner? Look no further than Vestry’s! Their meal is $98 per person and will be served on Thanksgiving day from noon until 7 pm. They will offer menu options such as Atlantic salmon with koji sauce, potato gnocchi with calamari and parmesan cream, crispy-skinned branzino, butternut squash soup, shrimp risotto, and their homemade bourbon pecan pie for dessert.

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    Socarrat

    Spanish Restaurant in Chelsea
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    Do something different for Thanksgiving in NYC this year and put a Spanish twist on your meal. Socarrat Paella Bar will be open from 1 pm until 9 pm for indoor and outdoor dining or takeout.

    They are offering a special menu that costs $68 per person and comes with Thanksgiving Paella made from mushroom sofrito, roasted turkey breast, confit turkey leg, chorizo, piquillo peppers, butternut squash, crispy brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, and homemade cranberry sauce. If after all of that you want dessert, they will have cinnamon sugar churros or pumpkin cheesecake.

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    Celestine

    Italian Restaurant in Dumbo
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    If Spanish food isn’t your thing, how about a Mediterranean twist? Take your Thanksgiving to new levels with Celestine and their classic family-style menu priced at $125 per person or $65 for kids under 12. Expect food options such as brussels sprouts, sourdough stuffing, chicories salad, heritage turkey roulade, apple galette, and much more. 

    Click to get more information about the Celestine Thanksgiving Special.

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    Tavern on the Green

    Sea Food Restaurant in Upper West Side
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    If you want a traditional Thanksgiving meal in NYC that you don’t have to cook, head on over to Tavern on the Green, which will offer a five-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person. The meal will be served from 11 am until 11 pm on Thanksgiving.

    Check out the Tavern on the Green Thanksgiving Dinner options.

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    Dante and Dante West Village

    Bar in Greenwich Village
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    On Thanksgiving Day, the original Dante location and the one in the West Village will offer a prix fixe meal with classic foods that feature modern twists. Think of things like clothbound cheddar, chicory salad with apples, oven-roasted turkey with sage and apricot stuffing, and a wide variety of pies. Dante’s is consistently voted one of the world’s best bars, so be sure to order their famous pumpkin eggnog!

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    Margie's

    American Restaurant in Rockaway Beach
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    Margie’s Restaurant at the Rockaway Hotel is offering a classic prix fixe menu for $49 per adult and $22 per child under the age of 12. The meal will include cider-brined turkey, pumpkin veloute with almond pesto and horseradish cream, and spiced pumpkin mousse served with ginger cookies and maple whipped cream. 

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    Rezdora

    Italian Restaurant in Flatiron District
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    Are you a fan of Italian food? Do your holiday up with Rezdora, a lauded pasta-centric spot in the Flatiron district. They will be seating guests between noon and 4:00 pm for their family-style prix fixe that’s priced at $150 for each person. The menu offers prosciutto and burrata, turkey leg osso buco-style, cappelletto with chestnut and squash, as well as squash panna cotta. 

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    La Goulue

    French Restaurant in Upper East Side
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    Add a touch of French culture to your Thanksgiving meal by enjoying your dinner at La Goulue. This Upper East Side establishment is offering a three-course meal for $92 per adult or $46 for each child under 12. The menu will offer foods such as ravioli with truffles, butternut squash soup, pan-seared salmon, roasted organic turkey, steak au poivre, pumpkin tart, and pecan mascarpone napoleon.

    You can download the Thanksgiving menu here.

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    Olmsted

    American Restaurant in Prospect Heights
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    Olmsted is a hot-ticket Brooklyn dining spot that will be open for dine-in guests on Thanksgiving Day from 2 pm until 8 pm. They will offer a family menu for $145 a person that includes dishes such as cornbread and sage butter, arctic char tartare, black truffled potatoes, heritage turkey two ways, and a collection of takeout boxes that are priced at $375 and feed four people. They also have desserts like apple strudel, maple pecan, and pumpkin pies for $45 each. 

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    Gotham Restaurant

    American Restaurant in Greenwich Village
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    Gotham Restaurant has been situated in the Greenwich Village for over three decades and is still going strong. Their Thanksgiving menu is highly emancipated and features dishes such as Lancaster turkey with brussels sprouts and cranberry stuffing, Berkshire pork belly cooked with pink lady apples, red cabbage, and more, as well as yellowfin tuna tartare. Pastry Chef Jessica Lee will have plenty of her famed pies in flavors such as chocolate pecan, pumpkin, and apple. 

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    Cathedrale

    French Restaurant in East Village
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    The imposing Cathedrale restaurant will be doing Thanksgiving their way this year (located in the MOXY East Village). Their menu will include favorites such as autumn squash with pomegranate vinaigrette, rotisserie heritage turkey, brussels sprouts, golden raisin chestnut stuffing, pumpkin pie, and much more. 

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    SOLD OUT: Thanksgiving Dinner on board the glass-enclosed Bateaux

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    Looking for a very special location for your Thanksgiving dinner? How about a 3-course menu on board the glass-enclosed Bateaux? Here you can not only enjoy delicious food with live music but also experience unforgettable views of the city from the water!

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Steffen

I'm a true New York fan! Not only have I visited the city over 20 times but also have I spent several months here at a time. On my blog I show you the best and most beautiful spots of the city, so that you have a really good time! You can also find lots of insider tips in our New York travel guide. Also check out my hotel finder for New York!

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