22 Feast-Worthy Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving in NYC
We get that Thanksgiving is going to look very different this year for many of us. But here’s the good news—whether you call New York City your home or are staying put this holiday season, a fantastic meal is never far away in this town. This holiday season, enjoy an incredible feast without the hassle of burning the turkey or sweating over the stove for hours. Here are 20 restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day in NYC.
Editor’s note: Read up on the CDC guidelines for the holidays here and remember to practice social distancing protocols to limit the risk of Covid-19.
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 pumpkin velouté, duck prosciutto, black truffle celery remoulade, duo of Heermance farm red bourbon turkey and elegant sweet endings like chai spiced poached pear and dark chocolate ganache. Yum.
60 E 65th Street; danielnyc.com
Flatiron Italian hot spot Rezdôra is celebrating the cuisine of Emilia Romagna with a twist on Thanksgiving: mozzarella di bufala with chestnuts, caramelle di zucca (pumpkin pasta), and cosce di tacchino brasato (braised turkey legs), for example. The restaurant is following all COVID-19 protocols with temp checks and contact tracing indoors, and has an enclosed set-up including heat lamps outdoors.
27 E 20th Street; rezdora.nyc
3. 15 East @ Tocqueville
Chef Marco Moreira has created three multi-course prix-fixe menus showcasing the establishment's Japanese and French-American heritage: Burgundy truffled cream parmesan grits appetizer, a bourbon red heritage turkey with holiday-perfected accompaniments, a saddle of wild Scottish venison entree and a Thanksgiving sundae with pumpkin, allspice and maple ice cream, hot fudge, caramel sauce and whipped cream. There is even a sashimi and sushi omakase pre-fixe menu option.
1 East 15th Street; 15easttocquevillenyc.com
4. 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; nonnabeppa.com
This self-dubbed “farm-to-bar” cocktail cafe and New American restaurant is offering a special Thanksgiving “Friendsgiving” buyout. For $250 per person, buy out of the entire establishment and prime sidewalk seating. Available for one group only (minimum 20 people, maximum 40), this experience will bring Thanksgiving to a whole new level. Included is a Thanksgiving-themed open bar, family style farm-to-table Thanksgiving spread and more. A sneak peak of the menus shows crispy turkey chicharrones, pumpkin gnocchi, and maple old fashioned. Outdoor and indoor dining available, as well as hand sanitizer, air filtration and water purification systems, and touchless fixtures in the bathrooms.
1155 2nd Avenue; festivalcafenyc.com
Brooklyn Heights’ the Estuary is offering a three-course prix-fixe menu featuring all of the classic Thanksgiving flavors, such as roast D’Artagnan turkey served with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy and cranberry sauce. Diners can also feast on comforting appetizers like mushroom tortellini with black truffles and pumpkin soup, and additional entrees like Norweigan trout in saffron broth or pork loin with butternut squash. Oh, and all the pies.
159 Bridge Park Dr., Brooklyn; estuarybrooklyn.com
7. Casa Del Toro
Casa Del Toro in Hell’s Kitchen is an Oaxacan-style cantina serving up a Mexican-inspired Thanksgiving for dine-in and takeout including a chili rubbed turkey tlayuda, chorizo y arroz “stuffing”, and an apple chimichanga with Mexican chocolate crema. Yum.
626B 10th Ave.; casadeltorony.com
8. MIFUNE New York
The acclaimed Michelin-rated Japanese restaurant will serve their signature Thanksgiving organic turkey truffle foie gras pie with foie gras gravy, porcini mushroom cream soup with black truffle, Alaskan king crab and caviar with tosazu gelée, Japanese wagyu, sushi and more. The restaurant will have two seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. with limited indoor seating and four semi-private outdoor bubble tents, which can seat up to six people per table. Masks and gloves will be worn by the staff with tables set six feet apart. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival and hand sanitizer will be readily available.
245 East 44th Street; mifune-restaurant.com
The Michelin-starred Korean steakhouse is offering a prix fixe feast of Turkey mandoo, butcher’s block (four cuts of steak: hanger, 45-day ribeye, Flatiron and galbi) and sides like galbi jjim, kimchi jjigae, egg souffle, japchae, rice, kimchi, scallion salad and housemade ssamjang.
16 West 22nd Street; cotenyc.com
10. 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 the regular a la carte lunch and dinner menus. The fete features seasonal dishes such as: Maine lobster salad with celery remoulade and wild apple, baked salmon with creamy morels and sorrel sauce, roasted traditional turkey with gravy, fall vegetables and cranberry sauce, pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Indoor and heated outdoor seating available.
848 Washington Street; thestandardgrill.com
11. Le Crocodile
Williamsburg’s Le Crocodile is offering a special Thanksgiving meal both indoors and outside in its heated outdoor garden. They also have a new private dining option: Le Crocodile Upstairs, hosted in converted hotel rooms on the second floor of Wythe Hotel. Start with a winter squash soup with black truffle and Waldorf salad followed by heritage turkey with cranberry sauce, sourdough stuffing, mashed potatoes, honey and maple-glazed carrots and green bean casserole. Finish with ice creams, a pear frangipane tart, and a slice of pumpkin pie with brandy cream for dessert.
80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn; lecrocodile.com
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; chestnut and fennel sausage stuffing; misticanza salad; cranberry mostarda; and smoked beets with pistachio pesto and goat yogurt.
11 N 12th Street, Brooklyn; thewilliamvale.com/dining/leuca
French Korean Soogil is open for Thanksgiving and offers honeynut squash soup, kanpachi sashimi, boneless turkey roulade, short rib with chestnut puree, pickled chanterelles, potato croquette and Korean BBQ sauce. For dessert, a crispy churro Jenga tower for dessert.
108 East 4th Street; soogil.com
The gorgeous Mediterranean restaurant on the Dumbo waterfront is available for dine-in both indoors and outdoors, with new greenhouses on the patio. Classic selections include the likes of butternut squash soup, Sullivan Farm roasted turkey, wild mushroom tart, roasted Brussels sprouts and more.
1 John Street, Brooklyn; celestinebk.com
15. Benjamin Steakhouse
The Midtown steakhouse brings a classic spread to the table with pumpkin soup, roasted beets, traditional Thanksgiving turkey, potatoes au gratin, cranberry relish and pumpkin pie for dessert.
52 E 41st Street; benjaminsteakhouse.com/nyc
Seafood centric Oceana is serving a three-course prix fixe menu Thanksgiving in its newly redesigned space. On display are scallop crudo, crab cakes, tuna tartare, scallops, monkfish and more. Roasted organic turkey, short rib and more.
120 W 49th Street; oceanarestaurant.com
17. Bubby’s Tribeca
Bubby’s will serve a traditional prefix Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11:45 a.m. to 9 p.m. ($65 for adults, $40 for children under 10). Think: deviled eggs, flaky buttermilk biscuits, roasted Pallman Farms turkey, old-fashioned glazed ham, cornbread sausage stuffing, green bean casserole, ambrosia, 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).
120 Hudson Street; bubbys.com
American-Italian influenced L’Amico will be offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving meal for $72 per person with an optional $36 wine pairing. The meal includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes like butternut squash soup, roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie, along with Italian options like ricotta pansotti with white truffles and zucca pasta with butternut panna, roasted delicate, vincotto and pumpkin seeds.
849 Avenue of the Americas; lamico.nyc
19. Porter House Bar and Grill
Chef Michael Lomonaco and his team will be offering a socially distanced Thanksgiving at Porter House Bar and Grill. A three-course menu for $115 ($46 for children under 10) contains options like Maine lobster bisque with lobster nuggets, roasted natural Lancaster County turkey with apple & sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato and candied pecans, rib eye and desserts like pumpkin cheesecake with chantilly cream.
10 Columbus Circle, 4th floor; porterhousenyc.com
20. Hortus NYC
Open for Thanksgiving is contemporary Asian spot Hortus. Dishes from the special tasting menu include the Royal Platter with chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and shrimp cocktail, truffle Nnodles with assorted mushrooms and Thai bird chili, seabass with charred eggplant puree, lotus root chips and duck with spicy braised mu (Korean radish), orange and duck jus.
271 5th Ave.; hortusnyc.com
The Greenwich Village icon (recently voted “World’s Best Bar,” NBD) is offering a $90 prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving this year featuring dishes such as roated quash and sweet potato with crème fraiche, burrata with roasted beets, fennel pollen, sorrel and rye, and, of course, an oven roasted turkey breast with armagnac gravy and cranberry sauce.
79-81 MacDougal Street; dante-nyc.com
22. Harold’s at Arlo Soho
This trendy spot will be offering a family-style pre-fixe menu for $65 a person from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. After your meal, stop by "Autumn at Arlo", the hotel's fall-themed pop-up where you can cuddle up with your loved ones while sipping on a winter cocktail in a cozy cabin.
231 Hudson Street; arlohotels.com