Cooking. Your tiny apartment. Hungry guests. Dirty dishes. Why is it that Thanksgiving has a such a good reputation again? Fortunately, hundreds of New York restaurants offer special T-day menus. Here are a few of the best to save you from a cooking freakout (but sadly, will cut down on the leftovers).
At Petrossian’s Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu ($60 a person), you can choose from dishes such as an herb-crusted N.Y. strip loin with porcini and shiitake sauce, a pan seared cod filet, or go the traditional route with turkey.
182 W. 58th St.
For the kids
Don’t leave the kids at home, no matter how much you kind of want to. (Jokes, people! Jokes!) Bistro Chat Noir’s Southern-style Thanksgiving Dinner has a three-course prix-fixe for just $55 per person, and $28 for the children’s menu.
Bistro Chat Noir
22 E. 66th St.
Well worth it
With slow-roasted prime rib, organic farm-raised turkey and classic tarte tatin, if you’re dining at Aureole you should be thankful you can afford the $115 per person price tag.
135 W. 42nd St.
A Voce’s Italian-inspired Thanksgiving menu serves up antipasti, primi dishes and secondi dishes ($95 per person, served from 2 to 8 p.m.).
10 Columbus Circle
In addition to its regular menu, Rosa Mexicana will dish up a holiday menu with Mexican influences, such as pumpkin soup, roasted turkey with mole de xico and sticky pumpkin cake for $55 a person.
1063 First Ave.