If you’d rather not cook, head for one of the locally-owned NYC restaurants are offering either traditional or non-traditional Thanksgiving Dinner.
These restaurants are serving Thanksgiving 2018 dinners at prices that won’t break the holiday budget.
Nothing on our list is more than $65 for adults and $35 for kids.
Reservations are essential – make them ASAP – and be sure to tip generously, since the kitchen and wait staffs are giving up their holiday to serve you.
Many national restaurant chains also are offering Thanksgiving Dinner, many for $20 or less.
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The name is from the area’s original name in centuries past, when this part of Manhattan was a forest, before bulldozers and cement, and this was a real iron foundry. The rest of the year, Jones Wood Foundry specializes in British beer and pub food, including their signature Scotch egg and fish and chips, but switches to a traditional American Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings on Thanksgiving. Menu includes butternut squash ravioli appetizer, and pumpkin pie with Chantilly cream for dessert.
- Adults are $65 and kids 8 and younger are $35, which is the same price since at least 2015.
- James Wood Foundry is at 401 E. 76th Street (212-249-2700)
Get a barbecue-style Thanksgiving Dinner including smoked turkey and cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry chutney and choice of apple, pecan or sweet potato pie.
- For delivery, not eat-in, prices are $125 for four people and $275 for ten.
Huge, family-style portions are the norm here, so it’s an ideal destination any time for a large crowd, so grab a crowd because the Thanksgiving menu is for groups of 6-8 only. It includes an 18-pound turkey with Sausage & Sage Stuffing, Homemade Cranberry Sauce,Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions & Applewood Smoked Bacon, Sautéed String Beans with Julienned Red Peppers & Toasted Hazelnuts, Baby Carrots with Fresh Dill, Sweet Potatoes topped with Marshmallows & Maple Syrup, Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy, and either a holiday Pumpkin, Apple or Pecan pie for dessert.
Price of $264.95 or $274.95 (depending on location) sounds like a lot, but since it serves up to ten people, the true cost is less than $30 per person. The location in the Theater District is popular with tourists. Real New Yorkers prefer the original, Upper West Side location.
- $264.95 at the Upper West Side location, 2450 Broadway at 90th St. (212-362-2200)
- $274.95 at the Times Square location, 200 W. 44th Street (212-221-3800)
Feast on a Mediterranean-style Thanksgiving meal from this relatively new Greek taverna in Astoria, Queens. Oprions include roasted butternut bisque, turkey with buttermilk mashed potatoes, grilled salmon with corn hash, and either pumpkin pie or baklava.
- Adults are $49
- Akrotiri Taverna is at 29-20 30th Ave., Astoria
Suggestions via New York Magazine’s Eater:
One of the prettiest spots to get in the holiday spirit, this restaurant off Central Park West will offer an Italian-flavored a la carte feast. Among the starters are spelt, potato and porcini soup; and butternut squash and robiola ravioli in a walnut, butter, and parmigiano sauce.
Turkey is filled with chestnuts, breadcrumbs, and Italian sweet sausage is served with roasted cauliflower and whipped sweet potatoes ($48). For dessert: Pumpkin pie with maple ice cream.
Barbecue specialist Hill Country is going buffet-style for Thanksgiving, putting out pit-smoked turkey, beef brisket, pork spare ribs, smoked sausage, chicken, sweet potato bourbon mash, and longhorn cheddar mac and cheese.
The $60-per-person all-you-can-eat affair runs from noon until 8 p.m. Save room for bourbon pecan pie.
For a casual Caribbean vibe complete with reggae, head to this sceney Soho hangout. Expect jerk turkey with brioche stuffing, cranberry chutney, callaloo, and mac and cheese. Banana pudding tops the $48 meal.
Additional NYC restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner
This Lower East Side restaurant is opening its doors at Noon on Thanksgiving and offering a traditional Thanksgiving meal including turkey, cranberry, stuffing and favorite sides.
Parties of four or more should call ahead to enjoy the feast family style. Also, the day after Thanksgiving, on Friday, they are serving a “kitchen sink sandwich” piled high with Thanksgiving leftovers.
- Adults are $24. Boulton & Watt is at #5 Avenue A.
This Midtown restaurant is offering a three-course Thanksgiving dinner, including starting with fall squash soup, crispy cauliflower, or roasted beet salad.
The main course is apple cider-brined slow-roasted turkey breast, and desert is your choice of pumpkin pie tart or Gala apple streudel.
- Adults are $49, and $22 for children. Parker & Quinn is at 64 West 39th St.
Located just off the Thanksgiving Parade route and serving a three-course Thanksgiving feast.
Choose from three first courses, three second courses, and two desserts, including roasted squash salad and herb-brined roasted turkey breast, or go the unconventional route and try the wild mushroom toast and True North salmon.
- Dinner is $49 for adults and $22 for children 12 and under. Trademark Taste + Grind is 38 West 36th St.
Conveniently located near Grand Central Terminal, this restaurant is serving a three-course menu that includes New England fall squash chowder, Burrata toast or baby spinach salad, apple cider-brined slow-roasted turkey breast with brown butter brioche stuffing, gravy, maple cranberry relish, yukon gold potato purée and crispy brussel sprouts.
For dessert, the choices are between a chocolate cremeux or a pumpkin croissant bread budding.
- Adults are $49, and $22 for children. Park Avenue Tavern is at 99 Park Avenue.
Get your Thanksgiving Dinner delivered
Park Slope’s specialty grocer will deliver your dinner with a la carte prices, feeding up to 10 people.
Pasture-raised turkey is $150, stuffing by the slice is $7 giblet gravy and cranberry sauce is $15 a pint, butternut squash soup is $17 per pint, and pies are $38 to $48.
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