Research by the National Restaurant Association has shown that for the past couple of years around 15 million people have chosen to dine out for their Thanksgiving meal. If you plan on being one of them, we recommend booking your reservations at one of the following Diamond-rated and AAA-approved New York restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this year (and soon).
Dining out provides the comforts of the holiday while offering relief from all the basting, cleaning up and other hosting responsibilities of a traditional Thanksgiving at home. This way, the entire family can relax, instead of one person doing most of the leg work while everyone else is conked out on the couch in turkey comas. Many restaurants that serve Thanksgiving dinner also prepare entire feasts to go, so you can have the best of both worlds.
New York City Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
339A 2nd Street, Brooklyn, NY
In Park Slope, Benchmark’s holiday prix fixe menu includes a variety of New American-style braises, homemade pasta and prime cuts, as well as a turkey option, which is prepared sous vide and served with a smoked leg for a bit of a modern twist. All traditional sides can be added on. The Thanksgiving To Go menu features organic free range turkeys that are already brined and ready to cook, as well as a selection of pies and sides.
106 East 57th Street, New York, NY
221 Main Street, White Plains, NY
The acclaimed steakhouse will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu, which includes a roasted turkey with chestnut-sausage gravy, cranberry sauce and rosemary gravy. If you would rather skip the bird this year, there’s also choose prime rib or striped bass. All the trimmings and dessert are included. A Thanksgiving To Go menu is available from their White Plains location.
- Menu, Thanksgiving To Go (order by 11/18)
- Price: $75 per person/ $40 children under 12
- Reservations: NYC: 212-752-7470, White Plains: 914-467-5500 or Open Table
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
17 Barrow Street, New York, NY
Often noted as NYC’s most romantic restaurant (and known for being home to a few friendly ghosts), One if by Land’s four-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu is as elegant as its setting. Starters include squash gnocchi and oyster chowder. Of course, turkey with cornbread dressing is an entrée option, along with a list of choices that includes a braised lamb shank and their famous beef wellington. A selection of fall desserts completes the festive meal.
The Water Club
East River at 30th Street, New York, NY
Have Thanksgiving with a waterfront view. Whether you choose a seafood dish or stick with the classic slow-roasted turkey, a meal accompanied by the scenery of the skyline from the Water Club’s dining room is hard to beat.
Long Island Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
605 Main Street, Islip, NY
Teller’s is one (former) bank that’s open on Thanksgiving. Dine from their special holiday menu for all the Turkey Day classics, served a la carte. Bohlsen Restaurant Group, which owns Teller’s, also offers a fully-cooked Thanksgiving meal for 10-12 people to go, which can be picked up at any of their six Long Island restaurants on Thanksgiving Day or the Wednesday before.
- Menu, Thanksgiving To Go (order by 11/23)
- Price: A la carte
- Reservations: 631-277-7070 or Open Table
1305 Old Northern Blvd, Roslyn, NY
Hendrick’s will have both a prix fixe menu and a buffet available on Thanksgiving, along with their regular a la carte menu of comfort foods, steakhouse staples and seafood dishes.
- Price: Thanksgiving prix fixe: $55 per person/$27 children 10 and under, Thanksgiving buffet: $49 per person/$27 children 10 and under, regular a la carte menu
- Reservations: 516-621-1200
2488 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park, NY
Although a large a la carte menu is available, the Thanksgiving special is a great deal. For $39 you can get either a roasted turkey dinner or a roasted turkey/Virginia ham combination, which comes with a choice of soup or salad to start, several sides and a dessert.
Westchester & Upstate New York Restaurants Serving Thanksgiving Dinner
The ‘76 House
110 Main Street, Tappan, NY
This all-American tavern from the colonial era is one of the oldest in the country and was once visited by George Washington himself. Dine on “Tom” Turkey dinner, or opt for something a little different such as slow-roasted duckling or prime rib. Baked apple crunch and pumpkin pie end the meal on a sweet note.
- Price: $67.95 per person. “Young Patriots” menu also available.
- Reservations: 845-359-5476
The Bedford Post Inn
954 Old Post Road, Bedford, NY
Both restaurants at The Bedford Post Inn will be open on Thanksgiving Day. The Barn will be serving breakfast from their regular a la carte menu, and Campagna will have a special family-style Thanksgiving dinner available for lunch and dinner.
- Menu & Thanksgiving Pie & Gelato Shop
- Price: $85 per person/$40 children under 12
- Reservations: 914.234.6386 or Open Table
Crabtree’s Kittle House Restaurant & Inn
Eleven Kittle Road, Chappaqua, NY
Located in a historic building, the charming farm-to-table restaurant at Kittle House is a favored spot for Thanksgiving feasts. Enjoy the spread of traditional favorites with a bottle from their award-winning wine cellar.
Grandma’s Pies & Restaurant
1273 Central Avenue, Albany, NY
If you’re local, get your Thanksgiving pies from this AAA Two Diamond-rated restaurant. Place your order in person or over the phone at 518-459-4585.
To learn more about AAA Diamonds, visit AAA.com/Diamonds.
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