The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel periods of the year. So don’t fret if you’re not heading over the river and through the woods. From David Burke to Todd English, here’s a short list of top-chef helmed restaurants in New York City where you can enjoy a festive holiday feast.
1. David Burke fabrick (47 West 38th Street; 212.302.3838)
Situated in the lobby-level of the Archer New York Hotel, the new David Burke fabrick will feature a special Thanksgiving menu that will be served all day long. The restaurant is in the heart of the Garment District close to the Theater District, sightseeing and holiday shopping.
Price: David Burke fabrick’s Thanksgiving a la carte menu is available from 11AM-10PM
What’s on the menu: Some of fabrick’s most popular dishes like the lobster dumplings, avocado Panna Cotta and the fabrick club burger, along with holiday-themed options such as pumpkin soup with brown butter croutons and sage crema, turkey sliders with gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce on mini brioche buns and Turducken Roulade served with butternut squash risotto and gravy or the Turkey Day Platter for Two with confit turkey breast, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and corn bread stuffing.
2. COLORS (417 Lafayette St; 212.777.8443)
The recently re-opened restaurant features a delicious and 100% gluten-free Thanksgiving menu.
Price: $55 per person; the three-course holiday menu will be available from 4-9PM
What’s on the menu: Holiday-inspired dishes include roasted Kabocha squash soup with candied walnuts, thyme Madeira poached pear; a Traditional Turkey dinner with turkey jus, potato puree, sage & apricot stuffing, cranberry compote, Brussel sprouts with bacon; and wild mushroom risotto with parmesan.
Dessert options include chocolate cupcake with a dark chocolate glaze and mascarpone; apples and cream with angel food cake, lime Chantilly and thyme; or a selection of ice cream sundaes.
3. ATRIO at the Conrad New York (102 North End Avenue; 646.769.4250)
ATRIO Wine Bar and Restaurant, located in the center of the hotel’s stunning 15-story atrium lobby, will be hosting guests for a Thanksgiving Feast for diners in lower Manhattan.
Price: $65 per person: pre-fixe menu, available from 12:30PM-10PM
What’s on the menu: Mediterranean interpretations of classic holiday dishes such as apple & butternut squash soup with porcini and pancetta crostini, butter basted turkey with chestnut and corn bread stuffing, baby heirloom Brussel sprouts, spiced yam puree and cranberry sauce, rock shrimp risotto with roasted cauliflower emulsion and cheddar crisp, and pumpkin cheesecake with amaretti crumbs and Chantilly cream along with warm muddled apple cider.
$30 per person: second pre-fixe (designed just for children) includes yummy kid-friendly dishes like spaghetti and turkey meatballs, broccoli and cheddar macaroni, and vanilla and caramel pecan crumble ice cream.
4. Todd English Food Hall at The Plaza (1 W. 59th St.; 212.986.9260)
The Todd English Food Hall will offer a special Thanksgiving menu as well as other Thanksgiving Day classics for visitors and local New Yorkers alike at one of the most iconic locations in NYC.
Price: $30 for 1 person; $56 for 2 people
What’s on the menu: Delectable dishes from Chef English include the Myles Standish Thanksgiving Dinner featuring a roast turkey, apple – sage cornbread stuffing, Brussel sprouts, sweet potato casserole, cranberry – orange sauce, giblet gravy.
Additional Thanksgiving Day classics such as Butternut & Kale Frittata ($22) with cabot clothe bound cheddar, caramelized onion and black garlic, pumpkin & duck confit risotto ($34) with baby spinach, parmesan and crispy sage and Brussel sprouts, pancetta & egg flatbread ($24) topped with roast red pepper, buffalo mozzarella cheese
Thanksgiving inspired dessert is the Noble maple mascarpone crepes ($18), warm apple – cranberry compote, orange mascarpone and bourbon infused maple syrup.
5. David Burke Kitchen (23 Grand Street at The James NY; 212.201.9119)
Located in The James New York in SoHo, David Burke Kitchen invites guests to celebrate Thanksgiving in style.
Price: $75 per person: three-course pre-fixe menu, available from 12PM-9PM
What’s on the menu: Friends or families can share dishes including crispy buffalo turkey wings with smokey Blue River ranch dressing, Plymouth Rock oysters on the half shell with mignonette and cocktail sauce, or squash canneloni with house ricotta, spicy tomato fondue, cauliflower and romanesco.
Main dishes include the ‘traditional’ roast organic turkey with black pepper cranberry, vanilla bean sweet potato puree and sausage & cornbread stuffing as well as Amish grass-fed braised short ribs with house-made cavatelli, mushrooms and truffle mousse, Millbrook Farms venison Steak Diane hunter style with bacon and roasted pumpkin, Swiss chard & mushroom lasagna with house ricotta, roasted baby turnips and creamy rutabaga and other tasty delights.
In true Thanksgiving Spirit, David Burke Kitchen will feature a special Pie-a-Palooza dessert menu that includes a selection of pies: apple crumb with toasted cinnamon, heirloom pumpkin with Bedell North Fork honey whipped cream, chocolate pecan with bourbon ice cream and brown butter with cranberry compote.
6. The Wayfarer (101 West 57th St. in Midtown West; 212.691.0030)
This classic American grille located in The Quin Hotel, will offer a delicious family-style Thanksgiving dinner for hotel guests, visitors and locals
Price: $65 per adult/$40 per child: three course, prix-fixe menu
What’s on the menu: Modern interpretations of the classic Thanksgiving dinner with dishes such as butternut squash with cranberry chutney and spiced pecans, roasted turkey with mushroom stuffing, haricots verts, cranberry, sweet potato and rosemary gravy, Scottish salmon with brussels sprouts, cipollini onions, apple cider and sage, pumpkin tart with ginger crema, pepita brittle and vanilla ice cream and pine nut cake with honey caramel. Spiced fruits and pear sorbet.