Thanksgiving dinners in NYC for every taste and budget

No mess, no stress — why wouldn’t you go out for Thanksgiving dinner? Here are the reservations to score in NYC.
DUMBO newcomer Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill takes Thanksgiving on a global journey.

DUMBO newcomer Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill takes Thanksgiving on a global journey.

No mess, no stress — why wouldn’t you go out for Thanksgiving? Here are the reservations to score.

 

 

Have a wood-fired Thanksgiving

 

A traditional Thanksgiving feast gets a twist from Brooklyn’s pizza maestros at Fornino, who’ll be pulling everything out of their wood-burning oven from your roasted turkey, butternut squash soup and Brussels sprouts with pancetta. If they could’ve found a way to roast the bourbon sweet potatoes and stuffing made with sausage, apple, pizza crust and herbs, they would’ve. A la carte, noon-11 p.m., 291 Kent Ave., Williamsburg, 718-384-6004

 

Thanksgiving, upgraded

Chef Scott Campbell (Windows on the World, Union Square Cafe) is coming out of the gate hot with a Thanksgiving feast to remember at his new solo project Butcher & Banker — and at a ridiculously affordable price. Start with lobster bisque or bacon-wrapped scallops with sriracha pumpkin, then move on to 48-hour brined turkey with chestnut stuffing or a queen’s cut filet mignon, then finish with cheesecake with cranberry compote or a slice of pumpkin pie with bourbon vanilla whipped cream. $54/person, noon-8 p.m., 481 Eighth Ave., Vault Level, 212-268-8455

A budget-friendly upscale meal

Daniel Boulud’s db Bistro Moderne is celebrating its 16th anniversary this year, and Thanksgiving is set to be a classic and affordable affair — so, business as usual. The three-course prix fix menu includes options like Nantucket Bay scallops with caviar, pumpkin risotto, Amish turkey, roast beef in truffle jus, apple confit and maple pecan tarte. $75/adults, $35/kids, noon-9 p.m., 55 W. 44th St., Suite 1, 212-391-2400

From the Hudson Valley to you

For a locavore Thanksgiving, head to Geoffrey Zakarian’s The Lambs Club for its A Hudson Valley Thanksgiving Day Menu in partnership with Prospect Hill Orchards and Migliorelli Farms. The prix fix menu has a choice of appetizer, entrée, family-style sides and desserts like gnocchetti with sweet potato confit, Amish turkey with confit leg and honey-poached cranberry, crispy Brussels sprouts with caramelized apple butter and pumpkin cannolis. Each guest also gets a treat to take home. $125/adults, $75/kid, 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m., 132 W. 44th St., Midtown West, 212-997-5262

Around the world in one meal

DUMBO newcomer Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill is making room for a little flair courtesy of all the cuisines of the world. The globally-inspired menu by chef Timon Balloo includes slow-cooked Red Bourbon turkey with Linquiça bread pudding, pumpkin bisque, foie gras brulee with caramelized stone fruit and cheesecake semifreddo with warm maple butter and spiced pepitas. A la carte, 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., 55 Water St., Brooklyn, 718-473-9555

A rare delicacy

Just south of Union Square, you’ll find something not commonly seen outside of the South: fried turkey, brined in beer. Beyond the regional delicacy, the three-course All-Day Thanksgiving at Bowery Road by former Locanda Verde chef de cuisine Ron Rosselli includes options like burrata with mission figs, pumpkin soup, slow-roasted brisket with horseradish gremolata, and a choice of pies for dessert. $55/person, noon-9 p.m., 132 Fourth Ave., Union Square, 212-432-1324

Make it Italian

Chef Laurent Tourondel’s L'Amico has created a decidedly Italian take on Thanksgiving with a prix fixe menu of crispy Parmesan sformato, roasted heritage turkey with cranberry-orange mostarda with pork sausage and chestnut stuffing in oreganata gravy, and pumpkin pie with hazelnut crunch and Amaretto whipped cream. Bonus: You can easily wander over after the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade instead of trying to get on a train. $72/person, $36 wine pairings, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., 849 Sixth Ave., Chelsea, 212-201-4065

Give thanks for the season’s full bounty

Sure, there’s heritage turkey with chestnut stuffing, but Greenpoint’s Sauvage wants you to experience everything else the land has to offer. The three-course prix-fixe menu includes options like cauliflower soup with peekytoe crab, acorn squash ravioli with shiitake mushrooms, chicory salad with bacon, apples, walnuts and Roquefort in a cider dressing and beef shortrib with sweet potato purée. Pro tip: Order wine — this restaurant is the natural wine-centric sequel to cocktail haven Maison Premiere. $65/person, 1-10 p.m., 905 Lorimer St., Brooklyn, 718-486-6816

The parents-are-paying Thanksgiving

If someone else is picking up the tab for Thanksgiving, then you’ll find much to enjoy about the three-course prix fixe at The NoMad, like foie gras torchon with smoked apples, tagliatelle with white truffles, bone marrow-crusted beef, classic roast turkey, five family-style sides for the table including chestnut stuffing and mashed potatoes, plus a choice of cakes or tarts from the dessert trolley. And since you’re already at The NoMad, how about a round of pre-meal cocktails at the certified best bar in the city? $155/adult, $65/kids, noon-9 p.m., 1170 Broadway, 347-472-5660

 
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