If you have plans to be in New York City for Thanksgiving, consider yourself lucky – this is one city that knows how to do Thanksgiving! Sure, the Macy’s Day Parade is a big draw, but the city’s amazing restaurants serving freshly-made Thanksgiving dinners aren’t far behind.
Whether you’re looking for the traditional turkey and all the sides, or something more upscale, dining in or ordering to go, we’ve created the following list of our favorite Thanksgiving dinner spots in NYC for this year.
24 Amazing Restaurants in NYC for Thanksgiving
Upper West Side
Situated on the Upper West Side, The Ribbon represents the quintessential New York restaurant experience. From their extensive wine list and craft cocktails to their mastery of American classics with a hint of French influence, there’s no better Thanksgiving dinner than that at The Ribbon NYC.
Start your meal with a Treviso and Endive salad or stuffed butternut squash before moving on to the main course of Atlantic Salmon or traditional ham or turkey. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert! Enjoy a decadent piece of pumpkin bread pudding or pecan pie – here you can find more information.
Jams, located at 1 Hotel Central Park, is owned and operated by Chef Jonathan Waxman, and will be open all day on Thanksgiving, offering a day full of food options located right along the iconic Macy’s Day Parade route.
Whether you’re looking for an in-room brunch basket experience overlooking the parade, brunch near Jams’ floor-to-ceiling windows, or a prix-fixe delectable three-course meal, Chef Waxman’s Jams will help you make the most of Thanksgiving in New York City.
As the name suggests, the location used to be an old screwdriver garage, which was brought to life in 2003. The furnishing with antique paintings and lamps creates a relaxed, cosy atmosphere. And then the food: the starters alone are already a blast. Try “Mezze” – these are Mediterranean little treats.
For the first time we noticed the French restaurant in summer: the windows can be opened completely and because it is so small, you have a window seat & table all to yourself, so to speak. Super-romantic and that’s why it immediately landed on our list of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.
On Thanksgiving Day, Bubby’s will serve a classic prefix of homestyle and traditional favorites from noon until 9 pm. The cost is $50 for kids under ten and $80 for adults. If you are dining with a group of fewer than eight people, you can call ahead and make a reservation, though Bubby’s prefers that large groups join the waiting list on their site.
If you’d prefer a cozy night at home, they are also accepting orders for boxes that you can pick up on Thanksgiving Day. The price is $140 per box, and it serves two people. Don’t forget to place your order for one of their homemade pies, which are also available for nationwide shipping!
Carmine's Italian Restaurant
Whether you want to eat at the restaurant or enjoy a “home-cooked” dinner, Carmine’s has you covered. This year, they’ll be offering a family-style dinner for takeout or dine-in. The menu includes an 18-pound roasted turkey that’s complete with sage and sausage stuffing and traditional sides such as sauteed string beans, brussels sprouts topped with smoked bacon, mashed potatoes with giblet gravy, and sweet potatoes with maple syrup and marshmallows on top. The full feast costs $295 and serves six to eight people for dine-in, takeout, and delivery.
Osprey in Brooklyn
The Osprey is offering a prix fixe dinner on Thanksgiving Day for $95 per person between noon and 9 pm. With their offerings, you can choose from fluke Crudo, venison shank, honey nut squash soup, horchata panna cotta, foraged mushroom risotto, and heritage breed turkey stuffed with mortadella-chestnut stuffing.