Thanksgiving is a special time of year during the holiday season when friends and family get together to express their gratitude and count their blessings over a mountain of good food. Fortunately, Thanksgiving dinner in New York City is in a league of its own no matter where you travel across the five boroughs. So if you’re not keen on cooking this year or you’ve decided to take a rain check on a reunion, read on to find the best restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day.
This Italian-oriented Williamsburg restaurant will be open earlier than usual on Thanksgiving with a special menu featuring dishes like pumpkin ravioli, and classic roast turkey breast with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, stuffing, and gravy. Dinner will occur between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. For dessert, pumpkin olive oil cake with salted caramel buttercream is the highlight of the day.
Leland Eating and Drinking House
Organic Mediterranean in a quiet corner of Prospect Heights, this spot is ideal for an intimate get-together with others or just to take in the atmosphere. The servers are friendly and remember their regulars and the Thanksgiving food will be a family-style, multicourse meal starting at $80 per person. One standout of Leland’s dinner will include Turkey Alla Porchetta: Whole rolled turkey topped with herbs and garlic served with a turkey hot link alongside gravy.
This comfy award-winning gem in the East Village offers healthy fine dining for guests. Hearth has been open for twenty years and continues to promote sustainability and quality in every dish. This year’s holiday offerings consist of a pre-fixe menu with standard staples of a nostalgic family dinner plus an optional wine pairing with a meal. Thanksgiving dinner will run from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Isabelle’s Osteria has planned a savory Thanksgiving dinner spread with bargain prices at $75 per person. Appetizers include Burrata, Lobster Bisque, and Tuna Tartare while entrées provide options like pumpkin risotto, mushroom lasagna, and turkey dinner of course. For dessert, pumpkin pie and whipped cream alongside cranberry and apple crip feature among the selections. Reservations are available from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Blend on the Water
Blend on the Water gives its audience tasty Latin fusion cuisine with a stunning view of Manhattan in the backdrop. A large, spacious interior combined with an outdoor patio and generous bar space consisting of high-quality liquors and multiple plasma screen televisions. The Thanksgiving menu is not yet available but one will be posted to their website sooner rather than later.
Margie’s is located on the ground floor inside the Rockaway Hotel + Spa. The food here is traditionally American and their seasonal Thanksgiving menu will present a family-style spread offered at $49 per adult and $22 per child under the age of 12. The dinner will include cider-brined turkey and pumpkin veloute with almond pesto and horseradish cream. Desert options feature spiced pumpkin mousse served with ginger cookies and maple whipped cream.
Thanksgiving dinner done Oaxacan style! La Morada prides itself on its homey and inviting atmosphere enhanced by authentic Mexican cuisine. For the holiday season, the restaurant intends to prepare a few seasoned turkeys for under $25- each one seasoned in a unique manner. From the regular menu, there will be pepper-stuffed shrimp and bacon-wrapped cheese as well as generous platters of chicken and pork to indulge in.
The Stone House
This charming and rustic restaurant will be hosting a family-style Thanksgiving dinner inside Staten Island’s iconinc Clove Lakes Park. Adults will be charged $80 per person while children under ten years old will be half that price. The menu highlights tasty provisions such as sweet potato stuffed mushrooms, roasted turkey, honey glazed ham, cranberry cornbread stuffing, smoked bacon string beans and much more!