Where to eat on Thanksgiving in New York City – Metro US

Where to eat on Thanksgiving in New York City

Thanksgiving is the ultimate food holiday, amd should be celebrated as memorably as possible. We rounded up some of the best, biggest and alternative Thanksgiving feasts for however you choose to go out and celebrate.

Both locations of this American comfort food staple are promising “the most traditional take” on Thanksgiving, but if you opt for their Meatpacking location you can probably get a scoop of their neighbor Ample Hills’ ice cream to a la mode one of their pies, then leisurely walk it off along the High Line. There will be buttermilk biscuits, turkey with giblet gravy and old-fashioned glazed ham, candied sweet potatoes, green bean casserole and more. A portion of proceeds will even go to New York City Rescue Mission. $75, noon-9 p.m., 73 Gansevoort St., 212-206-620

The Maison Premiere team’s immediately acclaimed Greenpoint restaurant is serving its first Thanksgiving dinner. Alain Ducasse alum Lisa Giffen gives the tradition some contemporary American touches with three courses like butternut squash velouté with crab and chestnuts, venison tartare, heritage turkey with sourdough stuffing and, of course, pumpkin pie. $65, 1-10 p.m., 905 Lorimer St., Brooklyn; reserve ahead, walk-ins seated at the bar

Have a family-style Thanksgiving feast that incorporates flavors from across all of the Americas. Ecuadorian chef Luis Jaramillo uses South American spices for a three-course meal that includes appetizers like roasted maitake with truffle and celery root puree, then a family-style butter-roasted turkey with brioche stuffing and sides (jalapeño cheddar cornbread, balsamic-glazed sweet potatoes and more) and desserts that span a traditional pecan pie to tres leches flan. $70, 1-9 p.m., 50 Commerce St., Greenwich Village, reserve on OpenTable

Vegetarians aren’t left out of the holiday at chef John Fraser’s newly Michelin-starred restaurant. For its first Thanksgiving, Nix is serving baby squash cakes with plum mostarda, a Thanksgiving Pot Pie (truffled cauliflower, carrots, rutabaga, herbed béchamel) and a whole baked maitake mushroom, with pear and apple crostata and maple gelato to finish. $62, 72 University Place, West Village, 212-498-9393, OpenTable

Hornblower Cruises
Take your Thanksgiving meal onto the Hudson and raise a thankful toast to Lady Liberty on this two-hour cruise. Your ticket includes a welcome glass of bubbly and a full buffet of favorites like maple-glazed turkey and pumpkin cheesecake. And instead of everyone crashing on the sofa afterward, there will be a DJ to keep the party vibe going. $120, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Pier 15, hornblowernewyork.com

Why sit on your couch or freeze along the parade route to watch the Macy’s balloons float by? Located right on Sixth Avenue, you can watch the big event roll by while noshing on a full American breakfast buffet of housemade parfaits, French toast, a full bagel-and-lox spread, crab cakes, quiches and more. $40, 1 Hotel Central Park, 1414 Sixth Ave., OpenTable or 212-703-2007

The Late Late
Being too far from home (or too broke to get there) is a situation many of us are facing this holiday season (yours truly’s family is in Florida). This modern Irish pub in the Lower East Side isn’t sulking in its Guinness — instead, they’re hosting an Ex-Pat Thanksgiving Feast. You’ll get not just a Thanksgiving dinner plate, but two hours of open bar to help cope with not being with your family. Swing by for a DJed party — the bar is co-owned by Florence and the Machine’s Rob Ackroyd — to be thankful we can still dance. $50, 159 E. Houston St., Seatings at 1 and 4 p.m., info@thelatelate.com

Miss Lily’s
Admit it, the usual Thanksgiving spread can be pretty bland, especially the turkey unless it’s fried (and who’s got the equipment for that in the city?) Miss Lily’s keeps the traditional ingredients but mixes in some Caribbean flair with dishes like Jamaican sweet potato pudding and, yes, jerk turkey. $48, seating begins 2 p.m., 132 W. Houston St., 109 Ave. A

Haven Rooftop
Rooftop season is not quite over yet if this weather holds (and you never feel more grateful to be in New York City than when you’re not sidewalk-level), so get to the top of the Sanctuary Hotel just off Times Square for a multiple-course meal with options like butternut squash with crispy polenta, the traditional turkey and sides, and beurre blanc chicken. Dessert is included, as well as a complimentary glass of prosecco. $65, 132 W. 47 St., 212-466-9000 or OpenTable

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