NYC restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner

Let someone else do the cooking for you this Thanksgiving.

Just because you're not eating at home (and cooking a multi-course meal in a tiny kitchen) doesn't mean you can't enjoy a traditional holiday feast: Plenty of New York City restaurants are serving turkey dinners with all the traditional fixings on Nov. 23. If you're looking for vegetarian options or something less conventional, some spots are offering steak, leg of lamb, fish and risottos as entrées. And the best part about going out with your family and friends is that you won't have to do the dishes after dessert.

Here's where to make your reservations before they fill up:

The Lambs Club

Chef Geoffrey Zakarian's midtown restaurant inside the Chatwal Hotel is serving a three-course prix fixe menu with family-style sides. Start off with a kale salad or burrata. You'll have three entrée options: a confit turkey leg with honey-poached cranberries and roasted parsnips (pictured); a hanger steak in a béarnaise sauce; and salmon with baby fennel and Greek yogurt. Desserts are served for the tables and include everything from pumpkin cannoli to brown butter pear macarons. ($125 per person, 132 W. 44th St., Manhattan,

Left Bank

This West Village bistro is serving up a roast parsnip and apple soup as the first course of its prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. The main turkey course is served family-style, with turkey, cranberry sauce, mushroom stuffing, charred Brussels sprouts and more sides. For dessert, you have five choices, including maple syrup pumpkin pie and chocolate mousse. ($75 per person, 117 Perry St., Manhattan,

Tavern62 by David Burke

The prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu at chef David Burke's relatively new Upper East Side eatery includes nine appetizer options, seven main courses to choose from and dessert. If smoke salmon corn cakes and bison short ribs with grilled prawns don't fill your belly, order the restaurant's signature candied bacon for the table ($22), which is served on a clothesline and comes with half-sour pickles. ($85 per person, 135 E. 62nd St., Manhattan,



Indian-American chef Floyd Cardoz's SoHo restaurant will blend Indian and Western flavors, as per usual, on Turkey Day. Make reservations for one of three seatings on Nov. 23, when Paowalla will serve a three-course prix fixe menu featuring appetizers like roasted sweet potato chaat (an Indian snack food pictured) and a Goan crab and coconut pie; main dishes like ghee-roasted turkey with curry leaf and chillies and banana leaf-steamed halibut with coconut chutney; and desserts such as the American pecan pie and the South Asian mango kulfi. Start things off properly with house-baked naan and dipping chutneys. ($80 per person, 195 Spring St., Manhattan,


The more than 100-year-old Italian cafe is offering a traditional three-course Thanksgiving meal with a complimentary "crimson cocktail" (blood orange, Campari, curacao, Lambrusco). After a prosciutto appetizer (pictured), get the oven-roasted turkey breast with sage and apple stuffing and Armagnac gravy. Sides include Swiss chard with smoked bacon and jalapeno vinegar and truffle mac 'n' cheese. For dessert, there's sticky pumpkin pudding with pecan pie ice cream. ($75 per person, 79-81 MacDougal St., Manhattan,

Maison Pickle

The Upper West Side restaurant is serving a four-course prix fixe menu that begins with starters for the table: pull-apart bread with butter and deviled eggs. Next comes sweet potato soup with marshmallow foam. For the entrée, there's a traditional plate of roasted turkey breast with the works. Dig in to family-style sides of creamed spinach and mac 'n' cheese, too. Save room for your slice of sweet potato pie. ($75 per person, 2309 Broadway, Manhattan,

Jacob's Pickles

Maison Pickle's sister restaurant, which closed after a four-alarm fire swept through its building earlier this year and reopened in September, welcomes loyal customers for a four-course meal with three entrée options. Opt for the traditional turkey breast plate, veer off the beaten path with a pork shop served with sweet potato puree, or go vegetarian with house-made spinach pappardelle pasta in a tomato and white-wine sauce. A roasted pumpkin soup with maple whipped cream (pictured) precedes the main dish, and pumpkin pie in a jar ties everything up nicely. ($75 a person, 509 Amsterdam Ave., Manhattan,

Atwood Sports Bar & Lounge

The three-course prix fixe menu at this Midtown East steampunk-themed eatery features two salad appetizers, three choices of mains, three sides to share and pecan pie for dessert. For your main course, order the turkey breast plate, rosemary seared salmon served with green beans in a lemon sauce (shown), or a ratatouille. An added bonus: the meal comes with one bottle or white or red wine for every two people seated at your table. ($59 per person, 986 2nd Ave., Manhattan,


The three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu at this Murray Hill Italian restaurant features appetizers like crab cakes and a caprese salad; main course selections such as stuffed turkey with chestnut, plum and carved apples and a charmingly plated pumpkin risotto (pictured); and pumpkin pie and coffee for dessert. ($42.95 per person, 509 Third Ave., Manhattan,


Ned Baldwin's neighborhood restaurant in Hudson Square is serving a four-course family-style Thanksgiving meal. Start with snacks like bourbon-boiled peanuts, move on to starters like sliced American ham with figs and cheese, and fill up on turkey legs and breasts, served with such sides as collard greens and gravy. For dessert, there's apple and parsnip pie, among other choices. Tack on a wine pairing for $65. ($85 per person, 508 Greenwich St., Manhattan,


Chef George Mendes is putting a Portuguese spin on the traditional three-course Thanksgiving feast. Expect dishes like salted Chatham cod served with fennel, roasted corn, pickled cucumber and cilantro pesto; rice with duck confit, smoked pork sausage, black olive and orange (pictured); and pumpkin flan accented with granola clusters and maple syrup. ($85 per person, 31 W. 17th St., Manhattan,

Au Za'atar

From 4 to 11 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the bistro will be offering an a la carte menu representing its traditional Lebanese, Tunisian and Moroccan fare. Order a few mezze for the table, like fried cauliflower with parsley tahini sauce ($15.50) and spicy hummus ($11). Then fill up on a main course such as braised lamb shoulder stuffed with spiced rice and minced beef ($28). Desserts include baklava and a rice pudding topped with nuts and orange blossom syrup. Wash everything down with a Lebanese wine. (188 Ave. A, Manhattan,

Strip House

The two Manhattan locations of this steakhouse and cocktail lounge has prepared a Thanksgiving Day-only menu. Highlights include a roasted chestnut bisque with candied ginger ($12), roasted turkey breast with all the usual sides ($52), prime rib with horseradish cream ($72) and fall-spiced Bosc pear upside-down cake with pumpkin ice cream ($14). (13 E. 12th St. and 15 W. 44th St., Manhattan,

Mastro's Steakhouse

The first New York City outpost of a mini-chain is serving its usual menu of steaks, seafood and sushi on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 9 p.m. The signature dessert here is warm butter cake, and the extensive cocktail list includes an elderflower martini and gin drink called Midnight Botanist. (Appetizers from $17 to $40, entrées from $40 to $70, 1285 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan,

Joseph Leonard

This is the first year that the casual West Village spot is keeping its doors open on Thanksgiving Day and taking reservations. Its three-course prix fixe dinner menu features pumpkin soup with pepitas, turkey with gravy, New York rye stuffing, bourbon sweet potato puree and more sides. For breakfast or lunch, try the $17 turkey Benedict with stuffing cake, poached eggs, cranberry sauce, gravy and crispy onions. ($65 per person, 170 Waverly Pl., Manhattan,

Atlantic Grill Lincoln Center

Choose from a wide array of appetizers at this seafood-focused spot, including charred octopus with fava bean, piquillo peppers, golden raisins and the Italian grape must syrup saba (pictured). For your main dish, it's free-range turkey with apple and chestnut cornbread stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts, maple-whipped sweet potatoes, and orange-sceneted cranberry compote. End the evening with something chocolaty, like chocolate molten cake, or fruity, like warm peach pie. ($53 per person, 49 W. 64th St., Manhattan,

Good Enough to Eat

The 36-year-old Upper West Side restaurant is offering a version of the traditional turkey dinner on its regular dinner menu. The three-course prix fixe holiday menu includes starters like roasted tomato basil soup and a mixed green salad with mustard vinaigrette. For your entrée, herb-roasted turkey is served alongside your choice of such traditional sides as mashed potatoes and peas and carrots. Cap off your meal with either apple cranberry crisp or a slice of pumpkin, pecan or chocolate pecan pie with a cup of coffee or tea. ($59 a person, 520 Columbus Ave., Manhattan,


If you're feeling adventurous this year, treat yourself to an unconventional prix fixe tasting menu at a new Japanese restaurant headed by two Michelin-starred chefs this Thanksgiving. Dishes served will include a miso cream turkey fricassee (pictured), a turkey rice dish seasoned with dashi cooking stock and soy sauce, and pumpkin Mont Blanc, a fluffy dessert resembling the mountain. ($90 per person, 245 E. 44th St.,

Le Coq Rico

The "bistro of beautiful birds" is bringing a limited number of turkeys whose heritage can be traced back 174 years to the Thanksgiving table this year. Le Coq Rico's prix fixe menu also features duck foie gras, turkey consommé and black truffle ravioli, sides like butternut and citrus purée, and a gingerbread and caramelized apple tart.($90 per person, 30 E. 20th St., Manhattan,

Regency Bar & Grill

Executive chef Catherine Medrano, who puts an emphasis on sourcing sustainable ingredients, is serving plates of light and dark turkey meat (from heritage breed birds) with rosemary stuffing, mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, maple-glazed sweet potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts and cranberry compote. To whet your appetite before the main course, order a house salad with cheddar and apple-thyme dressing or crabcakes with lemon aioli for the table. For dessert, there's a brown-butter apple tart (pictured), or pumpkin pie from Mah-Ze-Dahr Bakery. ($39 for a turkey plate, extra for appetizers and dessert, 540 Park Ave. and 61st St.,


The Lexington Avenue destination for power meetings will trade its traditional Northern Italian fare for traditional Thanksgiving eats on the holiday. After turkey and sides, try a slice of apple pie with apple butter caramel and walnut cookie crumble, or pecan pie served with pomegranate, candied pecans and gelato, for $12 extra. ($59 per person, 447 Lexington Ave., Manhattan,

Charlie Palmer Steak New York

The midtown steakhouse inside the Archer Hotel is serving up classic Thanksgiving dishes as part of its three-course dinner prix-fixe menu. Your meal starts off with pumpkin ravioli, served in a brown butter sauce, and ends with pumpkin pie garnished with Chantilly cream. ($75 per adult, 47 W. 38th St., Manhattan,

212 Steakhouse

This steakhouse, which prides itself on using Kobe beef, is offering a four-course dinner with -- you guessed it -- Kobe beef ribeye or 3-ounce strip steaks (pictured) as entrée options, in addition to a pan-roasted black sea bass filet, pumpkin risotto and roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing. (Be warned: You'll have to pay $45 extra for the red meat.) Appetizers include crab cake and two types of salad. That's followed by a spinach soup, then the main course, and finally a dessert, either pumpkin or pecan pie. ($75 per person, 316 E. 53rd St.,

Il Buco

This is the first year that il Buco, a Mediterranean restaurant that opened in 1994, is serving Thanksgiving dinner. The prix-fixe family-style meal will include dishes like insalata di agrumi, Cara Cara oranges, Castelfranco radicchio, Sicilian pistachios and pecorino di noce; sweet potato gnocchi with chestnuts, sage and Parmigiano; and a slow-roasted turkey with classic Thanksgiving sides. For dessert, there's pumpkin pie (pictured) with pepitas. ($95 per person, 47 Bond St., Manhattan,

Il Buco Alimentari

This Mediterranean restaurant and wine bar, the offspring of il Buco, is serving serving essentially a four-course Thanksgiving meal, starting off with a selection of cured meats or cheese with housemade breads and olive oil. There will be a turkey entrée option for purists, served with cranberry mostarda and sage gravy, and family-style sides such as caramelized Brussels sprouts with chestnuts and buckwheat stuffing. For dessert, share servings of pumpkin pie, chocolate tart and ginger apple cake with the entire table. ($90 per adult, 53 Great Jones St., Manhattan,

Miss Lily's

Add some Caribbean flair to your Thanksgiving with a meal at Miss Lily's SoHo or East Village locations, where a jerk turkey will be served with pupmkin soup, braised Jamaican greens, cranberry chutney and a choice of pumpkin pie or banana cream pudding for dessert. ($48 per person, 132 W. Houston St. and 109 Ave. A, Manhattan,


This restaurant and pie shop promises a "down-home" and charitable Thanksgiving dinner -- a portion of proceeds will go to the New York City Rescue Mission, which helps New York's homeless population. To accompany your turkey or glazed ham, Bubby's will offer up classic comfort food fixings like cornbread sausage stuffing, buttermilk biscuits with housemade jam, deviled eggs, roasted seasonal veggies and fresh cranberry sauce. Of course, there's pie for dessert: apple whiskey crumble, plain pumpkin, pumpkin caramel with pecan praline, pecan maple, sour cherry and more, available at both the TriBeCa and West Village locations. ($75 per adult, locations at 120 Hudson St. and 73 Gansevoort St., Manhattan,

Maxwell's Chophouse

This NoMad steakhouse will offer up a three-course prix-fixe turkey dinner, as well as its regular dinner menu (pictured: whole roasted organic chicken). Start off with either a bowl of roasted pumpkin soup or a little gem lettuce salad, and finish your meal with a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie. ($68 per person, 1184 Broadway, Manhattan,

Loring Place

Chef Dan Kluger's farm-to-table Greenwich Village eatery, named for the Bronx street where his dad lived as a kid, is serving its regular a la carte menu on Thanksgiving Day, as well as some yet-to-be-announced special dishes. There may be no turkey as far as we know, but there is Peking duck, served with grapes, turnips and black pepper ($34), and baked ricotta with cherry tomatoes, chilies and grilled sourdough ($15). (21 W. 8th St., Manhattan,

Burke and Wills

Burke and Wills on the Upper West Side is offering a three-course prix-fixe meal starring entrees such as roasted turkey with foie gras stuffing and the Australian bistro's signature leg of lamb (pictured). Appetizers on the menu include braised mushroom with poached egg and black truffle and pumpkin soup. The two options for dessert are a slice of New York cheesecake covered in a pumpkin glaze or a pumpkin tart with a bourbon glaze. For $30 extra, pair your courses with wine. ($60 per person, 226 W. 79th St., Manhattan,


Diners at this Michelin-starred restaurant near Times Square can go the turkey (pictured) and pumpkin pie route, or branch out into cheese agnolotti with pistachios and beets as a starter, poached lobster with fennel, coconut milk and green curry bisque as a main course and a chocolate-peanut tart for dessert. ($125 per adult, 135 W. 42nd St., Manhattan,

MP Taverna

If you don't want to leave Queens this Thanksgiving, head to the Greek tavern MP Taverna in Astoria for a prix-fixe three-course holiday dinner. You can also order dishes like grilled octopus with chickpea salad (pictured) off the a la carte menu. ($39.95 per person, 31-29 Ditmars Blvd., Queens,

The Meatball Shop

The meatball-centric chain is serving up a Thanksgiving special that features its "Gobble Gobble Balls," shaped from a mix of turkey, stuffing, cranberries and herbs. The whole meal includes three turkey meatballs, one stuffing meatball, cranberry sauce, gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes and a glass of house red wine. ($25 per person, multiple locations in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn,


This three-course menu with Greek accents includes butternut squash soup, roasted organic turkey and milopita (pictured), a dessert that wraps caramelized apples, golden raisins and walnuts in phyllo dough and is served with cinnamon ice cream. If that sounds like too much in one sitting, opt to order what you want a la carte, or choose items off the restaurant's regular menu. ($52 per person, $75 per person with Greek wine pairings, 871 Seventh Ave., Manhattan,

Green Fig

This modern Israeli restaurant is offering a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving Day menu. Start with a cous cous salad with a walnut vinaigrette or butternut squash soup with pepitas; move on to turkey osso buco, served with preserved lemon, figs and polenta, or a turkey carved to order, plated alongside harissa mashed potatoes and root vegetables; and wrap up your meal with chocolate mousse. Extra sides like Brussels sprouts or scallion corn bread are $7 each. ($45, 570 10th Ave., Manhattan,

Buca di Beppo

At this Italian chain with a Times Square outpost, order family-style servings of Italian-American dishes off the regular menu or commit to the Thanksgiving feast, featuring sliced white meat turkey, homestyle gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. (1540 Broadway, Manhattan,

Buttermilk Channel

At this quaint restaurant serving American comfort foods, you've got turkey and vegetarian options for dinner, and 15 percent of your bill will be donated to Neighbors Together, a Brooklyn nonprofit fighting hunger and poverty. Begin with a cauliflower and leek soup, a kale salad or a delicata squash tart. For dessert, there are three kinds of pie, including pecan (pictured). ($80 per adult, 524 Court St., Brooklyn,

Bistango at the Kimberly

Bistango at the Kimberly Hotel in midtown will be offering a Thanksgiving turkey dinner that also includes potato gnocchi with sage and brown butter (pictured), a kale salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, broiled Brussels sprouts and your choice of seasonal dessert. ($72 per person, 145 E. 50th St., Manhattan,

The Smith

The Smith, a bistro with locations in the East Village, midtown, Lincoln Square and NoMad, will offer a three-course Thanksgiving diner -- along with raw bar items like little neck clams and oysters. On the prix-fixe dinner menu are starters such as butternut squash soup with pumpkin ale (pictured), three different turkey entrées (osso buco, roasted breast and pot pie), three other main courses and desserts such as pumpkin bread pudding and dark chocolate layer cake. The three-course meal comes with four fixings for the entire table, including mac and cheese and crispy Brussels sprouts. ($65 per person, multiple locations,

Rotisserie Georgette

Wrap up your three-course meal at Rotisserie Georgette this Thanksgiving with the Upper East Side restaurant's signature dessert, the tarte tatin for two (pictured). Start it off with a caraway-cured salmon crudo or a roasted honeynut squash salad. For your main course, you can go the traditional route, with roast turkey served with brioche stuffing, jus and cranberry-orange compote, or veer off course with a whole-roasted brazino, black-truffle roasted chicken, roasted prime rib of beef, or a farro dish. ($90 per adult, 14 E. 60th St., Manhattan,

Benjamin Prime

This Murray Hill steakhouse will serve a traditional turkey dinner that includes an appetizer (your three options are: pumpkin soup, pictured; an autumn salad with roasted beets, walnuts and goat cheese toast; or burrata with honey and balsamic dressing) and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert. The price of the meal covers tea and coffee. ($75 per person, 23 E. 40th St., Manhattan,

The Red Cat

This Chelsea restaurant will offer a three-course meal that includes appetizers including grilled octopus and duck risotto; entrees of butter-basted organic turkey with sausage-fig stuffing and pan juices (pictured), and grilled pork with creamy polenta, rapini and tomato vinaigrette; and desserts of pumpkin pie with maple crème fraiche and ginger snap cookie, and banana crostata with caramel sauce and rum-raisin ice cream. Sides, such as sweet potatoes and marshmallows, and Brussels sprouts with pancetta and scallion and desserts like pumpkin pie with maple crème fraiche. ($85 per person, 227 Tenth Ave., Manhattan,

Paulaner NYC

At this NoLIta German brewhouse, the chef will put a Bavarian spin on your three-course Thanksgiving dinner. Start the feast with chestnut soup or apple-celery salad with toasted walnuts. For your main course, opt for a braised turkey leg served with the tradition fixings, a barley risotto with roasted butternut squash and pumpkin seeds, or sauerbraten with braised red cabbage and spaetzle (soft egg noodles). Stuff yourself properly at the end of your meal with pumpkin tart or pear-quince strudle. ($49, 265 Bowery, Manhattan,

Urban Vegan Kitchen

For a meat- and dairy-free Thanksgiving meal, head to Urban Vegan Kitchen for a prix-fixe menu that puts an emphasis on vegan comfort foods. After their butternut squash soup or roasted beet salad, you've got three basic entrée options: a classic Thanksgiving plate (pictured) with herbed seitan instead of meat, a vegan spin on fried chicken and waffles, or a quarter-pound mushroom-barley burger served with fries or salad. Cap things off with pumpkin spice cake or chocolate mousse.($65 per person, 41 Carmine St., Manhattan,

Made Nice

The team behind Eleven Madison Park is pulling out all the stops for the Thanksgiving spread it is preparing at its counter-service, fast-casual spot. The family-style feast for eight that you can order via email includes roasted turkey with sausage stuffing, roasted veggies, potato puree, gravy, green bean casserole and cranberry chutney. It's extra for butternut squash soup, pie and garlic rolls. Place your order through Nov. 21 and pick up your meal on Thanksgiving Day morning. ($250, 8 W. 28th St., Manhattan,