If your cranberry sauce is runny and your potatoes are lumpy, it’s not too late to make a reservation and save the day. These places serve delicious turkey meals with all the bells and whistles – and without all the hassle. If you’re hesitant to go out, just try it once to see how delightful it can be. The only drawback will be not having leftovers to make endless turkey sandwiches. Fear not, you can still buy pies!
For $55, Abboccato offers a four-course dinner that includes a turkey entree with sausage stuffing and sweet potato puree. Italian food lovers will be thrilled with the bonus course: hand-cut pappardelle with short ribs. Pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon gelato ends the meal perfectly. The Italian wine list starts at $40. 136 W. 55th St.
You’ll almost feel like you’re in your own living room at Fred’s. The $42.95 prix fixe menu comes with four courses of soup, salad and either turkey, ham or salmon entrees with all the trimmings. The best part: It’s all you can eat. If you need another helping of turkey (and who doesn’t), they’ll heap it on like they were your grandmothers. Apple, pecan and pumpkin pie are your dessert choices. Seatings are at 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Latecomers can try to score a seat at the bar last minute as well.476 Amsterdam Ave.
Known for their delicious raw bar and sleek modern decor, Oceana’s Thanksgiving menu not only includes a turkey entree, but also hanger steak and seared sea scallops. The three-course menu for $65 includes five or six choices for each round. If you want to splurge, start with littleneck clams ($2 each) or oysters ($3 each). I recommend the pumpkin cheesecake with pumpkin seed streusel for dessert. 120 W. 49th St.
Monica DiNatale is a deals expert, food host and author of “365 Guide New York City,” a treasure trove of restaurant deals and bar specials in New York. Monica has hosted segments for The New York Chocolate Show and Craft Beer Week festivals. She dines out eight days a week in search of the best deals in the Big Apple. “365 Guide New York City” is available in paperback and e-book.