Thanksgiving is a challenge even for the most gifted chef. We all need a little help or the entire night off. When you consider that some of the finest chefs in New York are cooking, it’s tempting to dine out. Whether you’re cooking, going to a friend’s, or
dining out, there are tons of options…
Comfort and hospitality
are essential to Thanksgiving and this East Village eatery is wonderful
at both. Chef Peter Hoffman has created a 3-course dinner that sounds
oysters, roasted heritage turkey with chestnut turkey sausage stuffing
pumpkin fregola risotto.Everything’s served family style, so you’ll really feel at home.
Mikey Price is great at putting creative twists on comfort food
classics, which makes it a good option for Thanksgiving. They’re
offering a $75,
three-course dinner with roasted duck and kale soup or gnocchi with braised lamb.Of
course, there’s turkey and an array of sides all served family style.
And if you don’t want to take the turkey route, there’s also seared
halibut and a pork porterhouse. For dessert, guests have their choice
of pumpkin pudding with gingersnaps and
spiced cream or a sticky toffee pudding cake.
How often can you eat Thanksgiving dinner in a
landmark historic church? That’s exactly where you’ll dine at Inside
Park at St. Bart’s, offering a classic feast with all the
trimmings. As for your leftovers, you get to take them home and reheat
them the next day. It’s almost like eating at home without the hassles
that come with cooking.
Not many restaurants can claim a gorgeous space and great food, but Dressler pulls
it off seamlessly. Even better, the New American menu is very
affordable and they’re offering a just as affordable Thanksgiving
menu. There’s a warm artichoke heart salad, roasted
turkey breast with cornbread & chestnut stuffing, or saddle of venison.
Don’t think we forgot the vegetarians.Counter
didn’t. They’re preparing a vegetarian dinner with an optional wine
pairing. On the menu is spiced pumpkin soup, herb-roasted seitan, wild
mushroom cornbread stuffing. For dessert, there’s a pumpkin cheesecake
or a pecan cinnamon streusel.
DIY Thanksgiving at Home – Turkeys & Sides
Brooklyn Fare Phone: (718)243-0050 Address: 200 Schemerhorn St. www.brooklynfare.com
your live in the city, chances are you’re a little tight on oven space. That means you’re totally justified to buy a bird or at least a few sides and try a new restaurant all at the same time. Chef Cesar Ramirez just resurfaced at Brooklyn Fare where you can
pre-order a turkey, duck, or even lamb chops. As for sides, there a bunch, including brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes with maple syrup, and
cranberry chutney to name a few.
You can order an organic, local turkey from Brooklyn Kitchen.Sizes range from 10 to 20 pound birds and come from
small farms in Lancaster County, PA.Or you can order a wild
turkey, stuffed with county sausage and bourbon butter
brine.All you have to do is pop it in the oven.
You can also wander through one of the city’s Greenmarket to pick up a free-range, all natural turkey.DiPaolo Turkey Farms and Quattro Game Farm both offer locally raised turkeys sold by the pound.
Hill Country Phone: (212)255-4544 Address: 30 West 26th St. www.hillcountryny.com.
you’re a Texas ex-pat you can get that down home Lone Star experience by
ordering your turkey from the barbeque masters at Hill County.Your pit-smoked turkey will be
accompanied county sides like skillet cornbread, texas toast stuffing, and
sweet potato bourbon mash. Make sure to save room for a gingersnap pumpkin pie.Thanksgiving packages are
available for 5-8 or 9-12 people and can be picked up on Wednesday or
Thursday, November 25-26. Orders must be placed by November 23 by phone or online at
If you have a sweet tooth and you haven’t been to this Lower East Side bakery, you’re missing out. Either way, it’s the perfect occasion to stop by and pick up their sublime pumpkin eggnog pudding. It’s available only during the Thanksgiving/Christmas season, so don’t wait too long or you’ll have to wait til next year.
If you’re sick of the traditional pumpkin pie, Sweet Melissa’s baking a ginger
Custard pumpkin pie.If pumpkin is not your thing, they offer a
mouthwatering selection of holiday pies from Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie
to a Pear Cranberry Pie with a homemade Gingersnap Crumble.
Address: 3 West 18th St.
This bakery doesn’t need our praise, but it’s well-deserved. Have you tried their hot chocolate or chocolate chip cookies? They’re dangerous. City Bakery also makes some of the best holiday
pies and crumbles in NYC.You can pick one up at their Flatiron flagship or at
one of the smaller Birdbath Bakeries.