Whether your taste runs to classic or innovative, there’s a Thanksgiving menu for you.
City restaurants jazz up their offerings on Turkey Day.
Head to this Midtown gem for Thanksgiving with Euro and Modern American twists. For starters there’s lobster bisque with tarragon cream, or quiche. The roasted turkey comes with spiced sweet potato purée and wild mushroom fricassee. For those wanting to “do” French, there’s filet mignon frites and steamed loup de mer. The endnotes are all-American, with desserts like pumpkin pie and pecan tarts. 60 W. 55th St., 646-943-7373
Eamon Rockey and Bryce Shuman serve New American at its best—familiar flavors in modern ways. So if you’re expecting an innovative menu, you’ll get it big time with items like poached hen’s egg with black trumpet mushrooms and ginger, glazed cavatelli with white truffles, and grilled beef tenderloin with romaine and sweetbreads. For classic tastes, there is traditional turkey with sides like roasted parsnips and cornbread stuffing. 41 W. 57th St., 212-465-2400
As one of seven children, Executive Chef Travis Swikard knows how to plan big family celebrations, an experience that comes in handy when mapping out a menu that will appeal to all ages. This year Swikard is planning a three-course dinner featuring pumpkin agnolotti, roast turkey with rosemary stuffing, and a pumpkin tart with spiced whipped cream. Alternative desserts include crystalized pumpkin seeds and cranberry sorbet. There’s a takeaway, too: Each guest will leave with a turkey sandwich, and if that’s not enough, Épicerie Boulud next door will offer deluxe Thanksgiving-to-go packages. 20 W. 64th St., 212-595-1313
This popular spot offers a family-style menu reflecting Tom Colicchio’s modern culinary wizardry. Along with Craft’s regular offerings, you’ll find all-American classics: herb-butter-roasted free-range turkey with raisin and fennel stuffing, roasted autumn vegetables, and sweet potato purée. Guests will go home with a box of leftovers. 43 E. 19th St., 212-780-0880
Marc Murphy’s Tribeca and Time Warner Center spots serve a menu of jazzed-up autumnal favorites like caramelized pear and parsnip soup with toasted hazelnuts and pan-seared turkey breast with turkey hash and cranberry relish. The Landmarc’s Thanksgiving brunch offers pumpkin pancakes and a great view of the parade. 179 W. Broadway, 212-343-3883; 10 Columbus Circle, 212-823-6123
On November 27, this Danny Meyer spot, whose name means “little pig” in Italian, is all about the big turkey. The haute trattoria will provide guests with two separate menus—one with a distinctly Italian cast, offering dishes like tortelli di zucca (a stuffed pasta with pumpkin, sage, and Parmesan) and tachinella arrosta (heritage turkey with polenta and kale). The Classics menu will include restaurant mainstays like turkey soup and roasted suckling pig with potatoes. 2 Lexington Ave., 212-777-2410
Tocqueville has long been a pioneer in farm-to-table cooking and is often praised for its hyperlocal sourcing (the Union Square Greenmarket is half a block away). The restaurant excels in locavore with a Euro twist, so on Turkey Day, there will be winter squash soup, house-made potato gnocchi, fettuccine with shaved white truffle, and roast organic free-range turkey. Desserts skew toward American flavors: Pumpkin mousse, cranberry crumble, and pecan pie are just a few of the options for ending the lavish meal on a sweet note. 1 E. 15th St., 212-647-1515