Just because you can cook doesn’t mean you should.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and sometimes it’s just not feasible to cook an entire meal. Let us help you figure out where in New York City to get your turkey and fixings on the big day cooked by someone else — a professional chef.
Below are some of the best offerings across the city on Turkey Day.
Lillie’s — Lillie’s Times Square (249 West 49th St.) and Lillie’s Union Square (13 East 17th St.) will have a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $38 dollars that includes butternut squash soup made with maple syrup, shaved nutmeg and sage, smoked turkey with savory apple, pear and sausage focaccia and stuffing complete with sweet potato puree, orange cranberry chutney and turkey gravy. For dessert, Lillie’s will serve a pecan bar with salted caramel gelato and pumpkin puree. At Lillie’s Union Square, the butternut squash soup will be followed by a smoked turkey roll, turkey gravy, mashed potatoes, sautéed string beans and breaded pudding with a side of cranberry sauce. For dessert, Lillie’s Union Square will be serving homemade apple pie a la mode. For reservations, call Times Square at 212-957-4530 and Union Square at 212-337-1970.
Beauty & Essex — Beauty & Essex at 146 Essex St. is offering 3-course prix-fixe for $68 and special a la carte offerings for Thanksgiving from 3 to 10 p.m. that includes dishes like grilled cheese, smoked bacon and tomato soup dumplings, butternut squash pierogi, spiced pecan & dried cherry cornbread stuffing, classic roasted turkey with apple cider, honey and sage butter glaze and more. Reservations can be made by calling 212-614-0146.
Boulton & Watt — Boulton & Watt at 5 Avenue A will be open at noon and serve a classic Thanksgiving plate: turkey, cranberry, stuffing and all of the fixings for $25. Parties of four or more should call ahead to enjoy their feast family style. Reservations can be made by calling 646-490-6004.
Park Avenue Tavern — Park Avenue Tavern (99 Park Ave.) will offer a 3-course menu for $49 ($22 for children) in addition to their regular menu including fall squash bisque, burrata toast, or shaved brussels sprout salad before enjoying the main course of apple cider-brined, slow roasted, turkey breast with brown butter brioche stuffing, gravy, maple cranberry relish, Yukon gold potato puree, and crispy brussels sprouts. Dessert is chocolate cremeux or pumpkin croissant bread pudding. Reservations can be made by emailing email@example.com
Woodpecker by David Burke — Head to 30 West 30th St. from noon to 8 p.m for a $65 ($35 for children) prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu at Woodpecker by David Burke. Start with roasted beet salad, roasted oysters, wings, and rings or traditional steak tartare and then options like woodfire turkey, pork chop, roasted salmon or roasted branzino, fusilli and lamb meatballs. Dessert is either raspberry chocolate mousse, chocolate dipped cheesecake pops, or homemade pumpkin pie. Reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wilson — The Wilson at 132 West 27th St. is offering both a prix-fixe three-course meal for $49 per guest ($22 for children) and their regular menu from 11:30 a.m to 11 p.m. the prix-fixe menu begins with a first course choice of miso roasted parsnip soup, squash salad or Not Nana’s Casserole. After finishing a delicious first course, guests will move on-to the main smoked turkey breast roulade stuffed with cranberries and brussels sprouts, butternut gratin with coconut milk, poblano peppers, and mushroom gravy. Indulge in something sweet for dessert and choose from pumpkin and marshmallow bread pudding, matcha mousse, or seasonal sorbet. Reservations can be made by emailing Reservations@igchospitality.com.
Cleo — Cleo at 444 Park Avenue South will be serving a 3-course thanksgiving dinner for $49 per guest ($22 for children) with choices like brown butter roasted sweet potato, spiced carrot & farro salad, or wild mushroom toast. The main course can be either crispy skin brook trout, free range chicken pot pie, or a Thanksgiving classic, fried turkey. An apple tart or sticky toffee pudding is for dessert. Reservations can be made by emailing Reservations@igchospitality.com.
Parker & Quinn — Parker & Quinn (64 West 39th St.) has a $49 3-course thanksgiving dinner ($22 for children) starting at noon with starters, kabocha squash soup, arugula salad, or crispy goat cheese croquettes followed by an apple cider-brined, slow roasted, turkey breast with brown butter brioche stuffing, gravy, maple cranberry relish, Yukon gold potato puree, and crispy brussels sprouts. Guests will finish up with a pumpkin pie tart or a gala apple strudel. Reservations can be made by emailing Reservations@igchospitality.com.
Trademark Tase + Grind — Trademark taste + grind (38 West 36 St.) is located right off the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route and will be serving a 3-course menu for $49 ($22 for children). Choose from starters like a celery root soup, fall squash salad, or stracciatella and wild mushroom crostini before moving on to the second course. Choose between a cider-brined roasted turkey breast, braised short rib, or butternut squash risotto and finish with carrot cake au rhum or pumpkin spiced pot de creme. Reservations can be made by emailing Reservations@igchospitality.com.
Gaby Brasserie Française — Midtown Manhattan’s Sofitel New York has a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $73 ($35 for children) from noon to 9 p.m. Reservations are required for all holiday dinners and can be made online at opentable.com
Cecconi’s DUMBO — Cecconi’s Dumbo is offering a family-style feast with roasted turkey and all the classic fixings for $85 from 11:30 a.m. until 10 p.m. Make a reservation by emailing email@example.com.
Steak ‘n Lobster — Steak ‘n Lobster (129 West 29th St.) will have a 3-course prix-fix from noon to 10 p.m. for $40 ($36 if you book at least three days in advance) that includes starters like a hearty salad or pumpkin ginger soup, entrées like a pounder-plus lobster, a New York strip steak, or an herb-roasted turkey. Diners can choose four sides from the following options: stuffing and gravy, mashed potatoes with gravy, candied Japanese sweet potatoes, bourbon cranberry sauce, broccoli gratin, green beans with smoky bacon, sweet corn salad, and ginger coleslaw. For dessert, guests can finish with a slice of apple or pumpkin pie. Call 212-564-2929 to make reservations.
Bell Book & Candle — From noon to 9 p.m., Bell Book & Candle at 141 West 10th St. will serve dinner from noon to 9 p.m. for $55 per person ($30 for children). Guests will have a choice of rooftop mixed greens with old-school Thousand Island or butternut squash soup with fried sage. The entree includes a heritage turkey from Lancaster with pan gravy, sourdough sage stuffing, chive mashed potato, brussel sprouts with bacon, John’s special cranberry sauce and a maple roasted sweet potato with candied pecans. The dessert is a brown bag apple pie with creme Fraiche ice cream. Reserve a table by calling 212-414-2355.
Haven rooftop — Haven rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel (132 West 47th St.) will offer a 3-course prix-fixe menu for $65 ($29 for children) from 4 to 11 p.m. Appetizers include butternut squash soup, polenta lasagna with gorgonzola sauce and sauteed mushrooms, and a spinach salad with candied walnuts, dried cranberries, gorgonzola, and lemon vinaigrette. Then choose from entrees like a classic turkey with sweet potato mash, homemade stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce, truffle gnocchi with winter black truffles, or a ‘havenly’ chicken with beurre blanc sauce, mesclun salad and fries. The final course includes a choice of pumpkin cheesecake, dulche de leche rice pudding and creme brulee. Call 212-466-9000 to reserve a table.
Temple Court — Temple court at 5 Beekman St. is offering a 3-course prix fixe for $125 ($65 for children) from 1 to 8 p.m. that includes a Waldorf salad and Lobster thermidor to start; free-range Narragansett turkey, wild mushroom tart, diver scallops or wild salmon for dinner; and pumpkin pie or a baked Alaska for dessert. Make reservations online at templecourtnyc.com.
The Flatiron Room — Celebrate with a little jazz at The Flatiron Room (37 West 26th St.), which is hosting a feast with live music for $75 per person with food including Violet Hill farm turkey breast and leg, vegetarian lasagna, maple butter sweet potato mash, green bean casserole, and roasted pumpkin pie. Call to reserve a table at 212-725-3860.
Fine & Rare — Enjoy live jazz and a 3-course meal at Fine & Rare at 9 East 37th St. for $120 per person. Guests will receive an appetizer, main course, dessert, and sides including butternut squash soup, truffle burrata, Nicolas breed slow-roasted turkey, and eggnog crème brûlée. Reserve online at fineandrare.nyc.
Benoit NYC —Benoit NY at 60 W. 55th St. is serving a 3-course meal for $85, which includes butternut squash and ginger soup, Vermont farm turkey stuffed with foie gras and chestnut, beef filet mignon, and hot chocolate and pecan tart from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Book online at sevenrooms.com.
ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant — The Conrad New York Downtown’s ATRIO Wine Bar & Restaurant (102 North End Ave.) has a Thanksgiving Day special with a roasted butternut squash soup for $12; roasted turkey with cranberry sauce, gravy, chestnut stuffing, mashed potatoes and other fixings for $45; and a pumpkin spice cheesecake with chantilly cream or a white chocolate raspberry bread pudding for $13. Call 646-769-4250 for reservations.
Oceana — For $88, Oceana (120 West 49th St.) will serve a 3-course meal with kuri squash gnocci, autumn salad, roasted, organic turkey and fingerling sweet potatoes and more from noon to 9 p.m. Call 212-759-5941 to make reservations.
Lincoln Ristorante — Fill up on Tuscan-roasted turkey, autumn pastas, zuppa di zucca and more at Lincoln Ristorante, which has views of Lincoln Center. The $89 3-course prix fixe will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Make reservations by calling 212-359-6500.
Rock Center Café and The Sea Grill: Sit rink-side for Thanksgiving dinner, which at Rock Center Café and The Sea Grill will be $85 and $99 respectively for three-course prix fixe meals that include heritage turkey, acorn squash agnolotti and a variety of seasonal tortes, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Irvington — Irvington (201 Park Avenue South) will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 10 p.m. of caramelized yam soup, roasted delicata squash, rotisserie turkey with whipped potatoes, cornbread and apple stuffing, roasted carrots, citrus cranberry sauce, pan gravy and more with prices for dishes ranging between $12 and $34 each. Make reservations at irvingtonnyc.com.
Harold’s — Harold’s (231 Hudson St.) will be offering a family-style pre-fixe menu for $65 from noon to 10 p.m. with twists on classic dishes like sweet potato mousseline w/ marshmallow brulee, creamed pearl onions, and more. guests can take cocktails and bites in the “Autum at Arlo Soho” heated cabins in the courtyard for an urban escape experience. Make reservations at arlohotels.com.
Christos Steak House — For a Greek-inspired Thanksgiving meal, Christos Steak House (4108 23rd Ave. in Astoria) butternut squash ravioli ($18) with smoked brown butter sauce, white balsamic syrup and candied pumpkin seeds; organic di paolo turkey ($38) with toasted brioche stuffing and cranberry orange compote; sweet fingerling potato ambrosia ($10); 60-day aged prime ribeye ($125) with smoked blue cheese, scalloped potatoes and prime béarnaise sauce; and a good old-fashioned granny smith apple pie a la mode. Call 718-777-8400 for reservations.
Leuca — Eat family-style at Leuca (111 North 12th St. in Williamsburg) for $95 per person from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner includes twists on Thanksgiving staples — smoked beet salad with cara cara, yogurt and chili vinegar; Brooklyn salumi of the day with grana padana; roasted, organic turkey with smoked acorn squash, vincotto, ricotta salata and cranberry mostarda; and a pumpkin crostata with spiced mascarpone crema and topped with cranberry sorbet. Reserve your table at thewilliamvale.com/dining/leuca.
Estuary — Michelin Star Chef Danny Brown has a $59 3-course prix fixe at Estuary (159 Bridge Park Drive at Brooklyn Bridge Park) from noon to 8 p.m. with Roasted Green Circle turkey, sweet potato puree, brussels sprouts, focaccia stuffing and Pastry Chef Francois Payard’s decadent pumpkin crème brulee, devil food cake and your choice of pecan, pumpkin or apple pies. Make reservations at resy.com.