NEW YORK CITY THANKSGIVING DINNER GUIDE 2017
A Memorable Feast
New York Restaurant Guide
New York Restaurant Guide
T-Bar Steak & Lounge
T-Bar Steak & Lounge is as much an Upper East Side mainstay as Saks Fifth Avenue or the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The restaurant is famous for always having something to satisfy even the pickiest of diners, as exemplified by its robust prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu ($78pp).
The meal begins with appetizers including pumpkin soup served with croutons; a chopped salad with hearts of palm, beans, tomato, and cucumber; yellowfin tuna tartare with soy, ginger, and sesame seeds; a foie gras and chicken parfait with cherry compote served on toasted baguette; and cheese and pear strudel with honey vinaigrette and mache.
The robust selection of entrees includes Amish roasted turkey with sage gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and cranberry; Chilean sea bass served with snowpeas, shitake, and ginger soy glaze; grilled Irish salmon with zucchini and honey mustard; a lobster risotto with Parmesan and parsley; and braised short ribs served with fall vegetables and smashed potatoes.
For dessert, guests have the option of pumpkin cheesecake with cranberry compote; warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream; a strawberry sundae served on shortcake with meringue and cream; and Payard chocolate mousse.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: Seatings at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM only
Location: 1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit http://www.tbarnyc.com
Bobby Vans Steakhouse—Central Park South
Bobby Van’s Steakhouse’s Central Park South location epitomizes the dining room with a view. Diners take in a stunning view of Central Park while enjoying selections from the traditional steakhouse menu, surrounded by sleek marble and glass accented décor. Open seven days a week, the restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For Thanksgiving 2017, guests can look forward to traditional holiday dishes a la carte, as well as the restaurant’s standard menu.
The meal begins with a selection of appetizers including butternut squash soup with crème fraiche; an autumn salad with greens, craisins, and goat cheese raspberry vinaigrette; or baby kale bresaola with kale cured meat figs, pecorino pisatchios, and citrus dressing. The entrée selection consists of Thanksgiving favorites, including a traditional turkey dinner; oven roasted bronzini with fingerling potatoes and broccoli rabe; and slow roasted prime rib au jus with haricot vert and horseradish. The meal concludes with desserts including apple pie with pumpkin gelato, New York cheesecake, and chocolate mousse.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 AM-11:00 PM
Location: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/central-park-south
Other locations open on Thanksgiving Day:
Bobby Vans Steakhouse—Times Square
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 120 West 45th Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/45th-Street
Bobby Van’s Steakhouse—West 50th Street
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 135 West 50th Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/50th-street
Sister restaurant to French Riviera favorite Le Michelangelo, MAMO’s trendy environs and prime SoHo location have made the Mediterranean restaurant a choice eatery for New Yorkers in the know. New Executive Chef Salvatore Marcello is putting a stateside spin on the restaurant’s signature French and Italian fare for an $88pp prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu.
The meal begins with a beet salad consisting of mixed greens, hazelnuts, truffle dressing, and pecorino, followed by homemade butternut squash ravioli with butter and parmesan sauce. The entrée consists of stuffed turkey breast and braised leg, sweet potatoes puree, roasted root vegetables, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, the restaurant will be serving pumpkin pie with toasted marshmallows and vanilla ice cream. Side dishes of creamed spinach and corn pudding (not included in prix-fixe) will be available, and the restaurant will also be serving its regular dinner menu.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 12:00 PM-11:00PM
Location: 323 W Broadway, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit https://www.mamonyc.com
Located in the historically landmarked Rockefeller Townhouses in Midtown, Il Gattopardo offers authentic Southern Italian cuisine for the most discerning of diners, augmented by a robust list of Italian wines and an unmatched level of hospitality and service.
For Thanksgiving, guests can anticipate a menu of both classic Italian fare and home-style American classics. Specials begin with an appetizer of sautéed Sicilian sweet shrimp with braised artichokes, organic frisee, and oven-dry cherry tomatoes, followed by a country legumes and chestnut soup. The restaurant is offering homemade ravioli with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, as well as a mixed winter mushroom and stracchino cheese risotto. Entrees will include roasted Dover sole served with baby Brussels sprouts and pork cheeks, and a traditional Thanksgiving roasted turkey filled with chestnuts, breadcrumbs, and Italian sweet sausage, served with Idaho and sweet mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Dessert options include apple pie with walnut crust and artisanal vanilla gelato, and pumpkin pie with maple gelato and caramel sauce. In addition, the restaurant will be serving its a la carte menu.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: Lunch (Noon-3:00 PM) and Dinner (5:00 PM-10:00 PM)
Location: 13-15 West 54th Street New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit http://www.ilgattopardonyc.com
The Leopard at Des Artistes
The Leopard at Des Artistes, located in the Hotel des Artistes in the Upper West Side, possesses the same elegance as its sister restaurant Il Gattopardo, but trades the mid-century modern décor for romantic murals and a Sylvan vibe.
Dinner begins with an appetizer of Thanksgiving crab cake served with arrabiata sauce and wild organic greens, followed by a soup of country legumes and chestnut. Homemade ravioli with butternut squash, sheep’s milk ricotta, and parmesan cheese served with walnut and cinnamon sauce, and a wild mushroom and Italian hazelnut risotto are next on the menu. For entrees, guests have the option of broiled Dover sole, braised escarole, Gaeta olives, and raisins, or a traditional Thanksgiving roasted turkey filled with chestnuts, breadcrumbs, and Italian sweet sausage, served with Idaho and sweet mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. Apple pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, and pumpkin pie with maple gelato round out the menu. Additionally, the restaurant will be serving its a la carte menu.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 11:30AM-10:00 PM
Location: 1 West 67th Street, New York, NY
Reservations not required, but highly recommended. For more information, visit http://www.theleopardnyc.com
La Pulperia offers a modern, trendy spin on Latin American food at its three locations in the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Midtown. This Thanksgiving, the Hell’s Kitchen and Upper East Side locations will bring the restaurant’s uniquely modern take on cuisine to the traditional dinner.
La Pulperia will offer a special prix-fixe menu along with a la carte offerings. The $49pp Thanksgiving menu features three courses: Appetizers include pumpkin empanadas (roasted pumpkin, hutlacoche mushrooms, cream cheese, cilantro, and truffle oil); cauliflower-fennel soup with ginger-cranberry confit, sweet potato croutons, and sage; and chipotle turkey chili made with Mexican chorizo and ground turkey, with avocado, crema, cilantro, and crispy tortilla. For main courses, the offerings are roasted turkey breast, whole roast suckling pig, and whole bronzino (deboned). Each main course is accompanied by a variety of five different cazuelitas: Chorizo-apple-cranberry stuffing, grilled broccoli rabe, caramelized Brussels sprouts, sweet potato puree, and chimichurri sauce. Pumpkin cheesecake and sweet potato apple crumb round out the menu as dessert offerings.
La Pulperia Hell’s Kitchen
Open on Thanksgiving Day: Dinner, 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 371 West 46th Street, New York, NY
La Pulperia Upper East Side
Open on Thanksgiving Day: Lunch and Dinner, 4:00 PM-10:00 PM
Location: 1626 2nd Avenue, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit http://www.pulperianyc.com
This year marks the 18th Thanksgiving dinner for Amaranth—a testament to the quality, service, and warm ambiance found at this upscale Mediterranean restaurant, opened in 1999. Guests can look forward to the restaurant’s signature Italian and French a la carte menu, as well as popular Thanksgiving fare including a special turkey dish with traditional trimmings. Embracing tradition the dining room will feature festive holiday décor and it is ideal for family gathering; and for convenience, will cater to those who want to savor Amaranth food in their own dining room with family and friends.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 12:00 PM-12:00 AM
Location: 21 East 62nd Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit http://amaranthrestaurant.com/index.php
A cozy bistro located just east of Central Park, Demarchelier, which celebrate its 25th anniversary this 2017, serves lunch and dinner comprised of both French and select American dishes. Equally suited for a romantic date night or dinner with the family, Demarchelier’s traditional French menu is complemented by a robust selection of predominately French wines. For Thanksgiving, the restaurant will be offering its menu of classic French dishes a la carte, as well as the traditional turkey dinner. Art lovers, take note: the paintings lining the colorful restaurant’s walls, the work of owner Eric Demarchelier, are available to own.
Open on Thanksgiving Day: 12:00 PM-8:00 PM
Location: 50 East 86th Street, New York, NY
For reservations and more information, visit http://www.demarchelierrestaurant.com
For those looking to escape the holiday crowds of the city, autumn in Southampton provides the perfect respite from the hustle and bustle. For November, cozy boutique hotel Southampton Inn will be offering a Midweek Special, during which guests can stay Sunday through Friday (five nights, six days) for $650; throughout the month room rates will begin at $160. The Inn’s 90 guestrooms are mere steps away from the restaurants, boutiques, galleries, and museums that make the scenic Village of Southampton a top spot for vacationing, no matter the time of year. Seasonal activities will include the Southampton Village Annual Parade of Lights and Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 25th, and Southampton Cultural Center’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol beginning on the 24th.
For Turkey Day, the hotel will serve its “Best of the Best” breakfast in Claude’s restaurant 7:00 AM-11:00 AM; they will also assist guests in making reservations at the local restaurant of their choice for Thanksgiving dinner.
For more information and reservations, visit http://www.southamptoninn.com
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