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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Dining Guide: 2015

thanksgivingThe end of Halloween marks the unofficial start of the holiday season.  And while you probably won’t hear Christmas carols being piped through store loudspeakers (at least, not quite yet!), it’s not at all early to start planning for Thanksgiving dinner. Especially if it’s a holiday meal you traditionally eat out at restaurants, all of which have begun opening their books for reservations.  So get on the stick if you want to forgo cooking at home to spend the holiday at the following, fabulous places, from the James Beard Award-nominated Hearth to Josh Capon’s killer steakhouse, Bowery Meat Company.

Hearth

Hearth
403 E 12th St
East Village,New York 10009
(646) 602-1300

The unilaterally cozy Hearth is custom-made for Thanksgiving, and guests are bound to feel right at home over the holidays as they tuck into Marco Canora’s three-course feast (for $95 per person) that includes Squash Soup, Roasted and Braised Turkey with caramelized leek and sage stuffing, Sautéed Rapini with garlic bread crumbs, and Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream and pumpkin seed brittle for dessert.

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Bowery Meat Company

Bowery Meat Company
9 East 1st St
East Village,New York 10003
(212) 460-5255

Can’t imagine not ordering beef at Josh Capon’s chic, new steakhouse on the Bowery?  Take a chance on turkey this Thanksgiving by booking a table for the $65 per person prix fixe (we promise you won’t be disappointed!).  Capon’s five-course spread will include Apple Chestnut Soup, Butter Lettuce with pears and walnuts, Pumpkin Ravioli with mascarpone, and of course, Pennsylvania Turkey with all the trimmings.

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Market Table

Market Table
54 Carmine Street
West Village,New York 10014
(212) 255-2100

At Joey Campanaro and Mike Price’s hyper-seasonal Market Table, guests will have a choice between a classic and decidedly non-traditional holiday menu — think Pumpkin Soup, Apple Cake and Turkey with giblet gravy, or Sashimi and Persian Cucumber, Maine Lobster Risotto, Sautéed Autumn Flounder, and Lamb Neck with curried yogurt.

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Wallflower

Wallflower
235 W 12th St
New York 10014
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Specializing in French country cuisine and inspired cocktails (from Daniel alum, Xavier Herit), this newly minted West Village eatery is opening its doors for the very first time this Thanksgiving, offering a four course, $75 per person menu of Pumpkin Veloute with black trumpet mushrooms, Turkey Ballotine stuffed with chestnuts, red swiss chard and ‘drunken’ cranberry chutney, and a choice of Apple Tart Tatin or Chocolate Molten Cake for dessert.

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Craft

Craft
43 E 19th Street
Flatiron District,New York 10003
(212) 780-0880

Tom Colicchio has served an all-American Thanksgiving supper at his Flatiron favorite, Craft, for over 10 years.  At $145 per person for three family-style courses, it’s certainly not cheap, but it’s pointless to count pennies in the face of Country Duck Pate, All Natural Free Range Turkey with roasted autumn vegetables and sausage, raisin and fennel stuffing, and a selection of desserts from star pastry chef, Abby Swain, such as Honeycrisp Apple Crisp and Sugar & Spice Doughnuts.

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Tessa

Tessa
349 Amsterdam Ave
Upper West Side,New York 10024
(212) 390-1974

Who said there are no noteworthy restaurants on the Upper West Side?  This modern Mediterranean eatery is a winner, with a menu currently overseen by chef Edwin Claflin (a vet of Daniel, Bouley and wd-50). You can scope out his talents for $65 per person this Thanksgiving, when he whips up a feast of Foie Gras and Beach Plum Parfaits, Scallop Risotto with heirloom squash, Free Range Amish Turkey Breast with cornbread stuffing, and Spiced Pumpkin Semifreddo with a concord grape sorbet.  (And you know we’re a sucker for concord grapes.)

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La Pecora Bianca

La Pecora Bianca
1133 Broadway
Flatiron District,New York 10010
(212) 498-9696

Thanksgiving staples will get an Italian accent at this hopping new spot in NoMad; the $65 per person meal includes Kale, Spiced Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad, Pumpkin Tortolloni, paved with amaretti cookies, Roasted Free Range Turkey with caramelized brussels sprouts, and an Apple and Cranberry Crostata, dolloped with silky crème anglaise.

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Miss Lily’s

Miss Lily’s
132 W Houston St
Greenwich Village,New York 10012
(646) 588-5375

The Caribbean hotspot, Miss Lily’s, is offering an island spin on the traditional Thanksgiving spread.  And it’s easy on the wallet, too:  For only $38 per person, guests will enjoy Cod Fritters with curry mayo, Jerk Turkey paired with braised callaloo, mac and cheese pie, cranberry-mango chutney and jerk sausage stuffing, and Pumpkin Pie with allspice whipped cream or Banana Pudding for dessert.  If you’re looking for a change of pace, this might be your guy.  

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