By Jordi Lippe | November 20, 2017 | Food & Drink
Thanksgiving dinners are great, right? There’s food, family, and falling asleep after stuffing your face with turkey. But, if you’re doing the cooking and hosting, you might think otherwise. Luckily, there are a bunch of NYC restaurants that have your back. Here are seven delicious eateries offering a gourmet Thanksgiving meal without the holiday hassle.
The Mario Batali eatery is perfect for that blend of traditional Turkey Day fare and Mediterranean cuisine. For $95 per person, you get a four-course prix-fixe meal consisting of typical favorites like mashed potatoes along with unique dishes such as burrata with mint walnut pesto and kumamoto oysters with cranberry mignonette. But, nothing beats the dessert that’s on the menu. The pastry chef is whipping up a Torta di Mele Sottosopra—an upside-down brown butter apple cake with maple gelato and lemon crema. 88 Ninth Ave., 212-977-6096.
It’s all about tradition and family at Del Frisco’s Grille Rockefeller Center and Brookfield Place. As part of their three-course prix-fixe menu for $70 per person, you’ll get classic butternut squash bisque, hand-carved roasted turkey breast, sage apple sausage stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cranberry relish. And what else would you expect for dessert other than pumpkin cheesecake? Bonus: if you’re still craving a steak at the famous steakhouse, you can order one a la carte. 50 Rockefeller Plaza, 212-767-0371
Geoffrey Zakarian decided to keep his Thanksgiving meal this year in the family. How so? All of the ingredients on the menu come from farms in the Hudson Valley. For $125 for adults and $75 for children, you can chow down on dishes such as gnocchetti with sweet potato confit and amoretti crumbs, amish turkey with confit leg, honey poached cranberry, and roasted parsnips. All of the sides will be served family style and pumpkin cannolis are on the dessert menu. To top it off, each diner will get a special to-go treat. 132 W 44th St., 212-997-5262.
It’s all about choice at this historic hotels’ restaurant. For starters, you get to choose between smoked king salmon, butternut squash soup, or braised short rib agnolotti. Then, for your main, you have the options of Icelandic cod, 12-month aged white cheddar risotto, or classic organic Pennsylvania. Of course, for dessert you can have it all. Pumpkin pie, chocolate bourbon banana tarte, and tahitian vanilla crème brulee are all included in the $75 per person ($35 for children under 10) price. 6 Times Square, 212- 204-4983.
This might be one of the most decadent Thanksgivings in town. For $135 per person, you get to have antipasti such as Nova Scotia lobster or Cape Cod Bay scallops, acquerello risotto with duck confit as a primi, and turkey, bass, or sirloin for your main. Everything is served with traditional Thanksgiving side dishes and you can also add in a white truffle dish for an additional cost. If you still have room for dessert, you’ll be treated to domori chocolate with white chocolate ganache and banana doughnuts with lemon cream and gianduja sauce. 240 Central Park S., 212-582-5100.
This upscale, Italian steakhouse is putting a gourmet twist on some of our favorite dishes this Thanksgiving with their special dinner priced at $59 for adults and $23 for children. Patrons will be treated to an oven roasted free-range organic turkey with traditional sides such as Yukon gold creamy potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts with orange and toasted almonds, and herb stuffing. And for something sweet to finish off the meal, Davio’s will be offering special holiday desserts—each $12—such as an apple pie with apple butter caramel and walnut cookie crumble and a pumpkin pie with cranberry, bourbon maple syrup, and vanilla gelato. 447 Lexington Ave., 212-661-4810
Situated on Park Avenue, this French-inspired eatery will be serving up a unique—and delicious—menu this Thanksgiving holiday. With a price of $105 for three courses, patrons can choose from hors d’oeuvres such as caviar and velouté—chestnut and mushroom soup with Maine lobster and pickled royal trumpets—before moving on to their choice of a main dish. Entrée options include a butternut squash filled pasta, grilled Mediterranean sea bass, and a roasted heritage turkey, with traditional side options such as roasted squash, stuffing, and Brussels sprouts. 100 E. 63rd St., 646-869-2300