28 Feast-Worthy Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in NYC

Turkey and stuffing and cranberry sauce, oh my! Thanksgiving is our favorite foodie holiday but that doesn’t mean we enjoy working away in the kitchen all day. But that’s why we love NYC! Whether you call New York City your home or you’re just visiting for the holiday season, a fantastic meal is never far away in this town. This Turkey Day, enjoy an incredible feast without the hassle of burning the bird or sweating over the stove for hours. Here are 26 incredible restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day in NYC:

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Restaurant DANIEL

1. Restaurant Daniel

What awaits you at this chic establishment? A beautiful and refined three-course feast featuring elevated interpretations of your favorite Thanksgiving savory dishes like Niman Ranch Berkshire pork ribeye, golden tilefish, hamachi, Maine sea scallops, organic turkey, and elegant sweet endings like pear vacherin, a tangy, spiked meringue, and le président gâteau, a liqueur-soaked cake. Bon appétit!

60 E 65th Street;

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2. Rezdôra

Flatiron Italian hot spot Rezdôra is celebrating the cuisine of Emilia Romagna with a twist on Thanksgiving: their signature burrata with 24-month prosciutto di parma; taglioni with porcini ragu; "Holiday in Parma" with chestnut, parmigiano fonduta, and saba; raviolini classici with 40-month parmigiano, spinach and ricotta with prosciutto and sage sauce; turkey "involtino" with roasted vegetables, and more. The restaurant is open for seatings between 12 and 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

27 E 20th Street;

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Nonna Beppa

3. Nonna Beppa

Chef Wendy Cacciatori makes all of Nonna Beppa’s pastas in-house in the dining room by their Sfoglinas (i.e., the pasta making masters) who daily prepare ravioli, gnocchi, tagliatelle and other pastas from Emilia Romagna. The Soho restaurant was also awarded the Bib Gourmand from the Michelin Guide. For Thanksgiving, they are offering a special menu of zuppa di zucca (pumpkin soup) and porchettina di tacchino (small turkey porchetta), bistecca di tacchino (turkey steak) and semifreddo alle nocciole (hazelnut semifreddo) for dessert. For those looking for more intimacy and distance from other diners, the restaurant has a private wine cellar dining room with your very own server to tend to your dining needs.

290 Hudson Street;

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4. Estuary

Brooklyn Heights’ the Estuary is offering a takeout only, three-course menu featuring all of the classic Thanksgiving flavors, such as roast whole turkey served with cornbread stuffing, roasted rosemary potatoes, baby brussels sprouts, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. Diners can choose from feasts for four to six or eight to ten people. Oh, and don’t forget about the pies: pecan, brown butter pumpkin or deep dish apple.

159 Bridge Park Dr., Brooklyn;

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5. MIFUNE New York

The acclaimed Michelin-rated Japanese restaurant will serve their signature Thanksgiving organic turkey truffle foie gras pie with foie gras gravy and porcini mushrooms, along with eight other modern French-Japanese inspired dishes, including a chestnut flan as the featured dessert. The ten-course Thanksgiving omakase tasting menu costs $200 per person, with an optional $30 white truffle upgrade. The restaurant will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. with an $100 per person no-show, last minute cancellation fee within 24 hours of the reservation.

245 E 44th Street;


6. Balvanera

Get a taste of Argentina in the Lower East Side at Balvanera, the all-day brasserie that features a curated selection of South American wines, craft cocktails, and a buzzing energy. Known for their traditional small plates signature carne, Balvanera will be open this Thanksgiving Day from 4 to 10 p.m. and serving a special menu and mulled malbec drink. Salud! 

152 Stanton St;

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Gary He


The Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse is offering an $125 prix-fixe feast prepared tableside on their signature grills. Enjoy a turkey mandoo amuse, followed by a butcher’s block with USDA Prime hanger steak, 45-day ribeye, American Wagyu flatiron, and marinated galbi, ssamjang, and scallion salad alongside Korean accompaniments such as savory egg souffle, spicy kimchi stew, sticky rice “stuffing,” and soft serve for dessert. Seatings are available all day from 1 to 9 p.m.

16 W 22nd Street;

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The Standard, High Line

8. The Standard Grill

For an elegant yet classic meal, The Standard Grill in the Meatpacking District will be serving an all-day menu with holiday specials on Thanksgiving Day, in addition to a festive four-course Thanksgiving Day feast. The fete features seasonal dishes such as: roasted pumpkin ravioli with black sesame and burnt, traditional roast turkey with truffle stuffing and roasted root vegetables, big-eye tuna wellington with mushroom duxelles and a choice of apple or cherry pie for dessert.

848 Washington Street;

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Le Crocodile

9. Le Crocodile

Williamsburg’s Le Crocodile is offering a special $105 per person Thanksgiving meal. Start with a butternut squash soup with lentil and black truffle or an autumn salad, followed by a whole roasted capon, halibut with chestnuts and sauce noisette, maple-glazed carrots, roasted brussels sprouts, potato gratin and gravy. Finish with a slice of pumpkin pie or cranberry tart.

80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn;

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10. Leuca

The Williamsburg restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving Day with heated outdoor seating and an indoor option. Standout dishes include herb-roasted organic turkey, confit dark meat; pecorino and fennel sausage stuffing; misticanza salad; cranberry mostarda; and sheep's milk ricotta with hot honey, garlic and grilled bread.

11 N 12th Street, Brooklyn;

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11. Soogil

French Korean Soogil is open for Thanksgiving and offers a luxurious six-course Thanksgiving feast of caviar and tuna, honeynut squash soup, octopus, nurungji gras (sauteed foie gras on scorched rice), boneless turkey roulade, beef wellington, an uni bowl, and more. For dessert, a crispy churro Jenga tower with mango gelato. Dine-in reservations are available from 12 to 4 p.m. and 5 to 11 p.m.

108 E 4th Street;

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12. Celestine

The gorgeous Mediterranean restaurant on the Dumbo waterfront is available for eating indoors this holiday season. Classic selections include the likes of roasted delicata squash, heritage turkey roulade, pommes purée, roasted brussels sprouts and more. Adults are $125, kids 11 and under are $60, and there is an additional (but highly recommended) $50 wine pairing.

1 John Street, Brooklyn;

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Benjamin Steakhouse

13. Benjamin Steakhouse

The Midtown steakhouse brings a classic spread to the table with pumpkin soup, autumn salad, jumbo lump crab cake, traditional Thanksgiving turkey, potatoes au gratin, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie for dessert.

52 E 41st Street;

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14. Oceana

Seafood centric Oceana is serving a three-course prix-fixe menu this Thanksgiving. On display are grilled swordfish, squash risotto, tuna tartare, monkfish, Scottish salmon and more. Of course, there’s also roasted organic turkey with all the trimmings, short rib, a limited raw bar and desserts like chocolate custard brownie, pumpkin cheesecake, and orange dreamsicle parfait.

120 W 49th Street;

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15. Bubby’s Tribeca

Bubby’s will serve a traditional prix-fixe Thanksgiving Day dinner from 12 to 9 p.m. ($100 for adults, $70 for children under 10). Think: deviled eggs, flaky buttermilk biscuits, roasted Pallman Farms turkey, old-fashioned glazed ham, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes and more. And of course, there’s Bubby’s famous homemade pies to round out your festive meal (apple whiskey crumble, pumpkin, pecan maple and sour cherry). If you can’t make it in, Bubby’s is also offering takeout options!

120 Hudson Street;

16. L’Amico

American-Italian influenced L’Amico will be offering a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving meal for $84 per person with an additional $38 wine pairing. The meal includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes like butternut squash soup, woodfire-roasted turkey, a baby kale salad and pumpkin pie, along with Italian options like raviolini with sheep’s milk ricotta and zucca pasta with butternut panna, roasted delicata, vincotto and pumpkin seeds.

849 Avenue of the Americas;

17. Porter House Bar And Grill

Chef Michael Lomonaco and his team will be offering Thanksgiving at Porter House Bar and Grill. A three-course menu for $145 (60 for children under 10) contains options like Maine lobster bisque with lobster nuggets, roasted natural Lancaster County turkey with apple and sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato and candied pecans, rib eye, and desserts like pumpkin cheesecake with Chantilly cream.

10 Columbus Circle, 4th floor;

18. Hortus NYC

Open for Thanksgiving is contemporary Asian spot Hortus. Dishes from the special prix-fixe $80 tasting menu include the Royal Platter with chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and shrimp cocktail for two, followed by a crispy wonton filled with truffle pulled duck and spicy mango. From there, diners can choose an appetizer and entrée from the a la carte menu, or a truffle chicken with foie gras for two, served with sweet rice and special sides.

271 5th Ave.;

19. Dante

The Greenwich Village icon (recently voted “World’s Best Bar,” NBD) is offering a prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving this year featuring dishes such as roasted heirloom delicata, butternut and acorn squash with maple glaze, chicory salad (granny smith apples, clothbound cheddar and a maple vinaigrette), traditional brussels sprouts with crispy pancetta, and, of course, an oven-roasted turkey breast with apricot and sage stuffing. Both Dante and Dante West Village will serve the pre-fixe menu starting at noon for $120 per person.

79-81 MacDougal Street;

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20. Lindens at Arlo Soho

This newly opened trendy spot will be offering a seasonal American fare menu starting at 12 through 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, featuring baked figs and brie, sweet potato stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted turkey breast, bacon-wrapped green beans, cranberry sauce, Parker House rolls baked in-house and served with thyme and squash butter, and drinks and sweets to boot. For an extra cozy (and romantic) evening, book an on-site outdoor cabin where you can cuddle up with your loved ones while sipping on a winter cocktail.

2 Renwick Street;

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21. Lamalo

This modern Middle Eastern eatery in the heart of NoMad embraces “unapologetic group dining”—i.e., perfect for Thanksgiving. For $65 a head, diners will start with sweet potatoes with ras el hanout (a vibrant blend of spices) and burnt marshmallows; pumpkin tershi (a garlicky dip); roasted Moroccan carrots; pickled roasted cabbage; stuffing; herb salad; and string beans. The mezze will be followed by turkey two ways (roasted breast and grilled skewers), unique sides, drinks and apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

11 E 31st Street;

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22. Socarrat Paella Bar

Paella on Thanksgiving? Yes, please. With three different Manhattan locations, this quaint Spanish tapas bar will be serving up a Thanksgiving-inspired paella with confit turkey leg, cider-brined roasted turkey breast, chorizo, butternut squash, piquillo peppers and mushroom sofrito. Additionally, enjoy sides like crispy brussels sprouts, cranberry-lingonberry sauce, roasted sweet potatoes with shaved almonds, turkey sausage stuffing and more, either indoors or on the heated balcony or patio.

Multiple locations;

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23. Blackbarn Restaurant

Treat yourself (and your family) this Thanksgiving with an upscale, rustic farm-to-table dining experience brought to you by James Beard Award-winning Chef John Doherty. The $95 per person (and $45 for children 12 and under) prix-fixe meal starts with wild mushroom toast; roasted squash, fennel and beets; and venison sausage, followed by a choice of roast turkey and braised thigh with giblet gravy, beef tenderloin in red wine sauce with caramelized shallots, or paupiettes of sole and shrimp mousse with potatoes in a lemon-chive sauce and a number of sides. End the night with your choice of homemade warm apple crumble, pumpkin cheesecake with apple cider glaze and whipped cream, butterscotch bread pudding or chocolate bavarois.

19 E 26th St.;

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24. Veranda

Michelin-starred chef George Mendes is offering a three-course, prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu that includes a range of choices including his signature shrimp “alhino,” baked cod “Gomes de Sa,” Pennsylvania all-natural turkey and festive desserts such as their caramel bourbon-pecan pie. The greenhouse-like upscale American restaurant at the ModernHaus Soho Hotel features a newly renovated, heated open-air dining room that’s absolutely to-die-for. For an additional fee, guests can enjoy a pumpkin pie and/or a wine pairing menu.

23 Grand St;

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25. Industry Kitchen

Looking for something a little more casual? The idyllic waterfront restaurant in NYC’s historic Seaport District will be offering a special menu beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The seasonal American menu includes their iconic Thanksgiving Pizza which combines the classic spread of turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing to create a dish that balances the sweet and salty flavors of the holiday. In addition, the menu includes lacquered Chilean sea bass, braised short rib ravioli, glazed pork belly bao, and more.

70 South St at Maiden Lane;

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26. Carmine’s

Just like Grandma used to make! This Thanksgiving, both Manhattan locations of the Italian NYC institution will be serving up a special family-style menu available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Guests will feast on an 18-pound roast turkey with sausage and sage stuffing, alongside classic sides like brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and Applewood smoked bacon, sauteed string beans with red peppers and toasted hazelnuts, baby carrots with fresh dill, sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup, and mashed potatoes with giblet gravy. The $349 meal serves six to eight people—which is a total steal in our book. And don’t miss Carmine’s homemade pumpkin and apple pies!

Multiple locations;

27. Felice

If you can’t make it to the Tuscan countryside this Thanksgiving, Felice is your next best option. Available at all nine Manhattan and Brooklyn locations, the laid-back, refined Italian restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu is keeping it simple and fresh with a butternut squash soup; a ricotta-and-pumpkin-stuffed ravioli with parmesan fondue and toasted pumpkin seeds; roasted stuffed turkey breast with chestnuts, mashed sweet potatoes and braised brussels sprouts; and for dessert, a cheesecake topped with wild berry sauce. Is your mouth watering yet?

Multiple locations;

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28. Valerie

This retro cocktail bar in Midtown is dishing out an elevated three-course pre-fixe menu this Thanksgiving that’s sure to wow the whole family with selections such as butternut squash soup, hickory smoked roast Heritage turkey, a warm apple cobbler and a number of delicious sides a la carte, including the cavatappi mac & cheese. Thanksgiving brunch reservations are available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner reservations can be made for 5 p.m., 7 p.m., or 9 p.m.

45 W 45th St;

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