Are you visiting NYC over the holidays and looking for an incredible Thanksgiving dinner at one of the best restaurants in the world? Here's where you'll find turkey, all the sides, and so much more. Click on the restaurant name for location, phone numbers, and more.
Abboccato Ristorante will be serving Thanksgiving dishes from noon to 9pm, with Chef Jim Botsacos's 4-course available for $70 ($100 with Italian wine pairings), with Boneless “Free Range” Turkey Cooked in Milk, Chestnuts, Crispy Polenta Cake, Black Truffle. For the full menu, click here. 136 W. 55th St., 212-265-4000; www.abboccato.com
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill will be hosting a special edition of their weekly Beatles tribute, Strawberry Fields, with a Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu ($49; children, $25) that features a choice of roasted organic free range turkey, pan-seared Columbia River steelhead salmon, or Black Angus filet mignon. For tickets and more information, click here.
Benjamin Steakhouse in New York City and White Plains, NY will be offering a traditional Thanksgiving prix fixe in addition to their a la carte menu. The main entree is, of course, traditional Thanksgiving turkey with stuffing, roasted yam, potatoes au gratin, and cranberry relish. Please call ahead for reservations: Manhattan: 212-297-9177; White Plains: 914-428-6868. $64.95 per person (not including tax & gratuity). Click here for the full menu.
Established in 1969, Bobby Van’s now boasts 8 locations throughout the Northeast with five in Manhattan, including one on 50th Street, serving only the finest USDA dry-aged prime beef, select seafood, and lobsters starting at 3lbs. Their three-course Thanksgiving menu ($69.95/person) includes choice of traditional turkey dinner, broiled filet of sole, or slow-roasted prime rib. Click here for the full menu.
Brabant Belgian Brasserie, New York City's largest authentic Belgian restaurant, will be offering a prix-fixe menu ($49) of pumpkin doup, dalad, turkey with all the trimmings, and a dessert option of Belgian Waffle or Dame Blanche served with coffee or tea. Their a la carte menu will also be available.
Restaurant Row’s B. Smith’s offers excellent American cuisine with southern influences courtesy of the popular TV host, and they will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner ($55; 12 & under, $20) that includes choice of: Traditional Roasted or Caribbean Jerk Spiced Turkey with Cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, collard greens, with a cranberry and persimmon compote; Pan Seared Halibut - Herb Scented Rice Pilaf, Sautéed Kale and Buerre Blanc Sauce; Duck Two ways - Pan Seared Duck Breast and a Confit Duck Leg, Sweet Potato Mash and Roasted Brussels Sprouts; Vegetable Risotto - Grilled Asparagus, Pea Puree and Parmesan Crisp; and Prime Rib - Hash Browns, Sautéd Broccoli and Nature Au Jus (additional $10.00). Click here to see the full menu
"Milan meets Manhattan" at Casa Lever, which will be presenting a $110 four-course prix-fixe menu for Thanksgiving. The special menu includes Roasted Turkey, Braised Veal, Grilled Wild Salmon, and Colorado Rack of Lamb. To see the full menu, click here.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, located near Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan will offer an $80 pre-fixe turkey dinner from noon to 9pm. You can also have Del Frisco's take care of some of your cooking by preparing your side dishes; click here for more info. Reservations are recommended; call 212-575-5129.
In addition to their regular dinner menu, Garage Restaurant & Cafe will be offering a special prix-fixe holiday menu featuring Thanksgiving-inspired dishes and traditional fare for $59.95 per person (click here to see the full menu). There will also be three live jazz performances throughout the day: the Larry Newcomb Trio (1-5:30pm) and the Champion Fulton Quartet (6-10pm).
Guy Fieri's new Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen and Bar, will be offering a $30 Thanksgiving dinner with all the sides, with a main course of a Roasted Stuffed Breast with sourdough, ground turkey and sage stuffing with mashed potatoes. Click here for the full menu.
Heartland Brewery's multiple locations -- including in Times Square, 127 W. 43rd St., 646-366-0235 -- will be offering a four-course meal from noon to 8pm. Courses include a homemade butternut squash soup with toasted almonds and chive oil, a red leaf lettuce salad with sun-dried cranberries and Granny Smith apples, fresh roasted turkey and sage stuffing with candied sweet potatoes and green beans, and pumpkin pie or New York cheesecake for dessert. The price is $29.50; $14.95 for kids 12 & under. Resevations are recommended. For more info, visit www.heartlandbrewery.com.
Hornblower Cruises' special three-hour holiday cruise includes a traditional Thanksgiving buffet dinner, the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys football game, a boarding glass of sparkling wine, wine and cocktails available for purchase, and live DJ entertainment. $99/person. Boarding: 3pm; departure: 4pm. Click here for more information.
A recent recipient of a 2011 Concierge Choice Award for Best New Restaurant -- and bestowed with Zagat's coveted "Z," which refers to restaurants that have received their "highest ratings [for] popularity and importance" -- La Silhouette will be offering a nouveau French Thanksgiving three-course, prix fixe menu ($95), with a choice of entrees that includes Thanksgiving Turkey, Filet Mignon "Rossini," Nova Scotia Lobster, and Salmon en Croute. For the full menu, click here.
Located in the iconic landmarked Hotel des Artistes, The Leopard at des Artistes will be offering a special three-course menu ($70; under 10, $40) courtesy of chef Vito Gnazzo, in addition to their a la carte menu. Main course options include: traditional oven-roasted turkey filled with sausage, breadcrumbs, and chestnut; homemade ravioli filled with butternut squash and ricotta cheese; grilled Berkshire pork chop; and broiled branzino. Click here to view the full menu; for reservations, which are highly recommended, call 212-787-8767. Offered 11:30am-10pm. 1 W. 67th St.; theleopardnyc.com
Long regarded as one of New York's superb old-school French dining rooms, Le Perigord will be serving a Thanksgiving menu with roasted turkey with stuffing and cranberries and pumpkin pie for dessert. Their $65 prix-fixe menu will also be available. Seats are going fast; call 212-755-6244 for reservations.
New York City’s beloved Greek restaurant Molyvos will be serving their Thanksgiving Day menu from noon-9pm. In addition to their dinner menu, guests can enjoy Roasted Organic Turkey served with sausage, rice and chestnut stuffing, wild greens pie, and fall fruit spoon sweet. Click here for the full menu. 871 Seventh Ave. (55th-56th Sts.), 212-582-7500; molyvos.com
Oceana will be serving a three-course prix-fixe dinner ($55; under 10, half-price) from 1-9pm. Main course options include: "Cape Cod Turkey" (roast cod with crabmeat stuffing); Grilled Scottish Salmon; Sea Scallops a la Plancha; Grilled Swordfish; Roast Heritage Turkey; and Sirloin Steak. Click here for the full menu. 120 W. 49th St., 212-759-5941; www.oceanarestaurant.com
PizzArte will be offering a Neapolitan-style four-course prix-fixe meal ($50/person), which is also available "to go." Dishes can also be ordered a la carte; to view the full menu, click here. Hours: 11:30am-11pm.
Avoid the hassles of cooking and cleaning up after Thanksgiving dinner by joining Spirit Cruises for their Thanksgiving weekend late lunch and dinner cruises on November 22, 23, 24 & 26, 2012. Entrees include sage-rubbed turkey breast with turkey gravy and pasta primavera. For more information and reservations, click here.
Enjoy a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving meal at Tio Pepe in Greenwich Village for $30 that includes: shrimp cocktail; black bean soup; roast turkey; sides of string beans, sweet potatoes, giblet gravy, chestnut stuffing & cranberry sauce; pumpkin pie fan al caramelo; and coffee or tea.
Trattoria Dopo Teatro, a charming Italian restaurant located in Manhattan's Theater District, will be offering a special Thanksgiving day menu for $39.50 per person. Main course options include Pumpkin and Ricotta Ravioli, Traditional Stuffed Roasted Turkey, and Pan-seared Halibut Filet with Lobster Sauce and Cherry Tomatoes. Click here to see the full menu.
Villa Mosconi in Greenwich Village is offering a Thanksgiving menu that includes choice of: Roast Turkey with Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce; Boneless Chicken alla Parmigiana; Broiled Salmon; Veal Scaloppine alla Marsala; Broiled Sirloin Steak. Call 212-673-0390 for reservations or click here. 69 MacDougal St., 212-673-0390; villamosconi.com