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18 NYC Restaurants Serving Gourmet Dinners on Thanksgiving

By Veronika Bondarenko | October 31, 2016 11:55am | Updated on November 21, 2016 11:17am
 There is no dearth of restaurants to choose from for a Thanksgiving meal out.
There is no dearth of restaurants to choose from for a Thanksgiving meal out.
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If cooking isn't in the cards for you this Thanksgiving, you'd better make your reservations now.

Whether you live alone, share a miniature kitchen with five roommates, or you just don't like cooking you can still get a hearty meal on Nov. 24.

DNAinfo New York has rounded up a list of restaurants prepared to serve up turkey, stuffing, and all the fixings for your Thanksgiving meal. And be sure to bookmark this page as it will be updated in the weeks running up to the holiday.

Jump to a your borough by clicking here: ► MANHATTANBROOKLYNQUEENS ► THE BRONX ► STATEN ISLAND

MANHATTAN

► Bistango at the Kimberly

Where: 145 E. 50th St., Midtown East
​Cost: $70 prix fixe

If you like a Thanksgiving dinner that's all about the sides, Bistango might be the way to go. The menu includes a kale salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, root vegetable gratin, lemon sage cranberry relish and sweet potato gnocchi.

► Maialino

Where: Gramercy Park Hotel, 2 Lexington Ave., Gramercy
Cost: $115 prix fixe

Skip the turkey and try the roasted suckling pig and tonnarelli a cacio e pepe at Maialino over the holiday weekend. 

► Balthazar

Where: 80 Spring St., SoHo
Cost: $36 turkey plate or $56 for a 3-course menu

In a Thanksgiving tradition almost as classic as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Balthazar is once again opening its doors for foodies on the holiday.

L'Amico

Where: Eventi Hotel, 849 Sixth Ave, Chelsea
Cost: $68 prix fixe (wine parings are available for an addition $36)

Alongside the wood-fired roasted turkey entree, L'Amico will also be offering its Thanksgiving Day diners Italian prime rib and branzino.

► DB Bistro Moderne

Where: 55 W. 44th St., Midtown
Cost: $75 prix fixe

With Thanksgiving entrees like the pumpkin risotto served alongside the traditional turkey and a beet with gorgonzola salad, Daniel Boulud's eatery will appeal to vegetarians and omnivores alike.

► 21 Club

Where: 21 W. 52nd St., Midtown
Cost: $145 prix fixe

This classic American lounge set in a Prohibition-era speakeasy is serving up a Thanksgiving feast that includes dishes like mustard crusted rack of lamb, homemade ricotta cavatelli, roasted turkey, poached jumbo shrimp and creamsicle crème brûlée.

Friend of a Farmer

Where: 77 Irving Place # 1, Union Square
Cost: $55 prix fixe

For those who want the home-cooked meal without leaving the city, check out the hearty corn chowder, oven glazed turkey, Granny Smith apple pie and cornbread stuffing.

TESSA

Where: 349 Amsterdam Ave., Upper West Side
Cost: $65 prix fixe

TESSA is putting a spin on holiday classics this Thanksgiving. Its prix fixe menu includes truffle aranchini with mustard seed aioli, cervena venison loin with beech mushroom, spaetzle, kobacha squash, dried cherry and venison jus, and spiced pumpkin mousse.

► Katz's Delicatessen

Where: 1205 E. Houston St., Lower East Side
Cost: $85

The iconic Jewish deli is offering an all-you-can-eat feast from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Load your plate with the deli's signature latkes and pastrami alongside the more traditional turkey.

Indian Accent

Where: 123 W. 56th St., Midtown
Cost: $95 prix fixe

For a different type of Thanksgiving dinner, try the renowned Indian's restaurant holiday menu which includes paneer-stuffed turkey.

Bubby's

Where: 73 Gansevoort St., West Village
Cost: $75 prix fixe

For food that tastes like it's been made by your bubbe, stop by the restaurant's West Village location for a menu of deviled eggs, candied sweet potatoes and lots of pie.

Petaluma

Where: 1356 First Ave., Upper East Side
Cost: $59 prix fixe for adults; $29 prix fixe for children

This Italian-style Thanksgiving dinner includes four courses. Diners will select a starter like butternut squash soup and a pasta like ricotta ravioli with butter sage sauce. The main course will be either roasted heritage turkey or pan seared wild Long Island sea bass, served with mashed potatoes and stuffing, with a slice of cake or cannoli to top it all off. Seatings are at 12, 2, 4 or 6 p.m.

BROOKLYN

Buttermilk Channel

Where: 524 Court St., Carroll Gardens
Cost: $75 prix fixe

This Carroll Gardens joint that's famous for its brunches is offering a menu that includes cider-brined turkey, ricotta and squash tart, and roasted Brussell sprouts with chestnut butter for Thanksgiving.

Prime Meats

Where: 465 Court St., Carroll Gardens
Cost: $57 prix fixe

A restaurant for the carnivore, Prime Meats will be serving up turkey with pretzel and biscuit stuffing from 12 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

The Federal Williamsburg

Where: 367 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg
Cost: Varies

The Federal is offering an a la cart special Thanksgiving menu from Nov. 21 to Nov. 27 including the holiday. Diners can choose from appetizers like velvet artichoke and leek soup ($8) or skillet mac and cheese ($12). Then enjoy entrees like fried turkey leg with chicken pate, sweet potato hash, duck sausage, Brussels sprouts and cranberry gastrique ($22). There's also dessert to round out your meal.

QUEENS

► Marbella

Where: 220-33 Northern Blvd., Bayside
Cost: $30.95 prix fixe

This  neighborhood favorite is offering a Thanksgiving menu with turkey paired with Spanish tapas classics like the caldo beef soup and fried chorizo. 

THE BRONX

Tosca

Where: ​4038 E. Tremont Ave., Throgs Neck
Cost: $39.95 buffet for adults; $19.95 for children 10 and under (service charge and tax not included)

Skip the prix fixe and go buffet for your Thanksgiving dinner. Tosca will serve up a variety of holiday dishes including carved turkey, candied yams and garlic mashed potatoes. There will also be a dessert buffet including apple cobbler, coconut and ginger creme caramel, and pumpkin pie with Chanitilly cream. Seatings will be at 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., but the bar opens with drink specials at noon — just in time for the Thanksgiving NFL games.

STATEN ISLAND

The Stone House at Clove Lakes

Where: 1150 Clove Road, Castleton Corners
Cost: $49.95 prix fixe for adults; $27.95 for children under 10

This restaurant is serving up an elegant family-style meal with appetizers like mussels marinara and a salad of field greens and candied walnuts to start. The main course include turkey, honey glazed ham, lobster tail or Chateaubriand (both an additional $15 per person) and classic sides. You can round out the meal with chocolate mousse cake as well as pumpkin or apple tart.