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).

 


Eating out

 

Fixed price
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.

 

Petrossian Restaurant
182 W. 58th St.
212-245-2214
www.petrossian.com

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.
212-794-2428
www.bistrochatnoir.com

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.

Aureole
135 W. 42nd St.
212-319-1660
www.charliepalmer.com

Go Italian
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.).

A Voce
10 Columbus Circle
212-823-2523
www.avocerestaurant.com

Spicy town
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.

Rosa Mexicana
1063 First Ave.
212-753-7407
www.rosamexicano.com