The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go right past the Warwick New York Hotel (65 W. 54th St., 212- 314-770), which is offering a Thanksgiving Day buffet at its restaurant, Murals on 54. The assortment of dishes hot and cold includes standouts like walnuts with roasted fennel and malt beer-brined turkey with mushroom tarragon gravy. $65 for adults, $35 for children ages 4 to 12, free for children younger than 4.
Steps away from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route is Aureole (1 Bryant Park, 212-319-1660), where Chef Marcus Gleadow Ware is preparing a traditional bird with all the fixin's, plus wild mushroom risotto and Maine lobster if turkey's not your thing. $115 for adults, $55 for children.
Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria (53 Great Jones St., 212-837-2622) is hosting a five-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner featuring two types of turkey and — get ready — sweet potatoes roasted under porchetta drippings. $85 for adults, $55 for children.
Chef Chris D’Amico is serving butternut squash soup, turkey with all the trimmings and chestnut bread pudding at Gemma (335 Bowery, 212-505-7300). $65 or $89 with wine pairings.
Gordon Ramsay's offerings at The London NYC (151 W. 54th St., 212-307-5000) include sophisticated takes on the classics at his restaurant MAZE, luxurious fine dining at Restaurant Gordon Ramsay and an intimate family-style feast at the Chef's Table. Here's hoping you can't hear him yelling from your seat. MAZE: $110; Restaurant Gordon Ramsay: $185; Chef's Table: call 212-468-8888 for information.
Back Forty (190 Ave. B, 212-388-1990) is serving a three-course meal of turkey with sides like roasted sunchokes with garlic. Vegetarians can dig into roasted delicata squash stuffed with barley. $60 for adults, $40 for children
Despite its fish-friendly name, Pescatore (955 Second Ave., 212-752-7151) is serving up a wallet-friendly traditional meal: oven-roasted glazed Vermont turkey with the chef's special sausage-and-chestnut stuffing, maple-glazed candied yams, mashed Yukon gold potatoes and orange cranberry sauce. $18
At Millesime (92 Madison Ave., 212-889-7100) an all-natural turkey is paired with chestnut, apple and sausage stuffing plus mashed sweet potatoes, cranberry marmalade and brussel sprouts. $62
Make it a grand affair at Le Cirque (151 E. 58th St., 212-644-0202) and enjoy a fall salad with pumpkin seeds and pomegranate, organic turkey with chestnut cornbread stuffing and apple-cranberries stuffing, in addition to many other sure-to-be delicious dishes we didn't have room to mention here. $115
David Burke Kitchen (23 Grand St., 212-201-9119) has some whimsical kitchen offerings, including scallop and butternut chowder and roasted organic turkey with black pepper cranberry, vanilla bean sweet potato puree, sausage chestnut stuffing and giblet gravy. Do yourself a favor and save room for dessert: Top Chef star and Executive Pastry Chef Zac Young is throwing a Pie-a-Palooza, featuring roasted pumpkin with toasted marshmellow, Mitsu apple with cheddar crust, cranberry orange and deep-fried chocolate bourbon pecan. $65
Tuck into brown butter sweet potato soup, roasted local turkey with chestnut stuffing, spiced yams and pumpkin-chestnut bread pudding at Perilla (9 Jones St., 212-929-6868) $75
The bird at Reynard (80 Wythe Ave., 718-460-8006), the trendy eatery at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, will be accompanied by "a cornucopia of vegetable side dishes" — how festive! Desserts like candied pumpkin seed brittle will be served family-style. $85
Seasonal ingredients shine at Tocqueville (1 E. 15th St., 212-647-1515), where chef Jason Lawless's turkey is enhanced by sweet potato vanilla mousseline and chestnut-sage stuffing.
The three-course menu also boasts a creamless caramelized chestnut and pumpkin soup, as well as a rack of pork for anyone not up for the traditional entrée. $98 for adults, $48 for children 10 and younger
Thanksgiving dinner is prepared in a custom wood-fired oven at Barrio 47 (47 Eighth Ave., 212-255-3900), and diners can choose between traditional turkey breast and turkey confit for their main course. For dessert, it's pumpkin pie or … churros! $45 or $75 with wine pairings
Prime rib is on the family-style menu at BLT Steak (106 E. 57th St., 212-752-7470) but so is turkey (and halibut too!). For sides, it's all your favorites: stuffing, sprouts, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. $68
The menu is Italian at the Maritime's La Bottega (88 Ninth Ave., 212-243-8400), where chef Bart Retolatto has put together dishes like crab-stuffed cremini mushrooms and roasted Cornish game hen. $45 pre-fixe, or available a la carte
French accents gussy up Thanksgiving at new bistro La Villette (10 Downing St., 212-255-033). Have your pick of seafood or salad for a first course, followed by a traditional turkey dinner or salmon or steak frites. Round it out with a slice of pumpkin pie or crème brulee. And sweet deal: Your meal comes with a complimentary glass of wine. $49
For a Spanish twist on dinner, Cadaques (188 Grand St., Brooklyn, 718-218-7776) is serving its turkey with figs and jamón ibérico. You'll also find Serrano ham croquettes on the menu. $45
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe Russian meal at FireBird (365 W. 46th St., 212-586-0244), featuring entrees like lobster Versasia with avocado butter, lemon citronade, tamarind and wild watercress. There's also a turkey with dill cornbred stuffing, plus hazelnut bread pudding with white chocolate and honey vodka caramel sauce. $70
Thanksgiving traditionals are given an Italian twist at Asellina (420 Park Ave. S., 212-317-2908), where turkey Saltimbocca and sweet potato panna cotta are on the a la carte menu.
Learn the basics, quick
If you find yourself hosting this year and have a zillion questions running through your mind ("Do I even own a turkey baster?"), hit up Prospect (773 Fulton St., Brooklyn, 718-596-6826) for its pre-Thanksgiving cooking class Monday at 7 p.m. Executive Chef Kyle McClelland will walk you through brining and cooking a turkey, plus making stuffing, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole and other festive sides. There also will be beverage pairings, to further impress your guests. Reserve quickly — the class ($60) only has 12 spots.
Need to fake it?
Dean and Deluca has everything in store for a full feast, like turkey rubbed with butter, sage and thyme; whipped sweet potatoes with candied pecans and roasted brussels sprouts with crispy pancetta and candied shallots. Grandma and grandpa will never know that your cornbread stuffing wasn't lovingly slaved over in your kitchen.