Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City without the Fuss

October 27, 2021, 11:41.20 pm ET  

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ESTUARY AND EBB & FLOW

Estuary and Ebb & Flow, the Brooklyn Bridge Restaurant, is serving up take-home Thanksgiving, so you can be the MVP of family meal or Friendsgiving. Prepared by Executive Chef Jonathan Rodriguez (Batard, Danny Brown Kitchen) with options starting at $270.

THE VITALS

The take-home dinner includes Whole Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Turkey Gravy, Mushroom Stuffing, Roasted Rosemary Potatoes, Roasted Baby Brussel Sprouts, Choice of a Thanksgiving Pie, and options can serve up to ten people. The Thanksgiving Pie options include Bittersweet Chocolate Pecan Pie, Brown Butter Pumpkin Pie or Salted Caramel Apple Pie. All orders must be placed by November 19th via ToastTab, by calling the bakery at (718) 618-9775, or by emailing info@estuarybrooklyn.com. 

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POPULAR

A Peruvian-inspired Thanksgiving awaits at POPULAR restaurant at Ian Schrager’s PUBLIC hotel. Offered at $100 per person, this first-ever menu reimagines the very traditional American feast with an Andean twist.

THE VITALS

Created by Chef Diego Muñoz, the family-style set menu includes a Crème Brulée-inspired take on the Pisco Sour, turkey cooked two ingenious ways (herb-roasted white meat and confit dark meat) and Chef Diego’s grandma’s recipe for cranberry sauce. Sides include Sweet Potato Croquettes with chestnut crumble and toasted marshmallows, Green Beans with pine nuts and rocoto, and Fried Brussels Sprouts with ají limo maple glaze & citrus zest. For dessert there is Peruvian Chocolate and Pecan Pie with salted crust and lucuma ice cream. Chef Diego formerly helmed the #1 rated restaurant in Latin America by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Astrid y Gastón in Lima, Peru.

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THE TAVERN

The Tavern, Hudson Yards’ American bistro, known for embracing global flavors, is offering a Thanksgiving Day menu by Chef Linda Luo, who recently took the reins as Executive Chef.

THE VITALS

The three-course prix fixe ($145 per person) brings the classics and new takes on this timeless feast with options for turkey lovers, fish enthusiasts and beef connoisseurs. Entrees include Turkey, Cranberry Jus, Sweet Potatoes Pavé, and Sage Crumble or Filet Mignon, Bordelaise Jus, Béarnaise Butter, Marble Potatoes, and Shoestring Fries or Monkfish, Chanterelles, Asparagus, Cauliflower Purée, and Urfa Pepper. This indulgent experience also includes nostalgic desserts by Chef Stephen Collucci, including Pumpkin Pie with a Pepita Crunch and Chantilly & Toasted Marshmallow Ice Cream, as well as Pecan Pie, Smoked Bourbon & Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. An optional wine pairing ($88) curated by Wine Director Dave Lofstrom is also available.

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BROOKLYN CHOP HOUSE

Brooklyn Chop House in FiDi is celebrating Thanksgiving with a take home feast with a twist.

THE VITALS

For the holiday, the restaurant is introducing its 13 - 14lb Peking style roasted turkey available for pick-up for $295. Trimmings can be added for $395 to feed a group of 6 and include Garlic Mashed Potatoes, String Beans, Cranberry Plum Sauce, Scallions and Cucumber, Hot Pancakes, Salads and Homemade Assorted Cheesecakes complemented by coffee. Limited packages are available and diners should reserve their feast.

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BAR MARSEILLE

Bar Marseille in the Rockaways is offering a Thanksgiving Package for $75 per person (2 person minimum.)

THE VITALS

To start, diners can enjoy a Gem Lettuce Salad with Fennel, Radish and Dijon Vinaigrette or a Pear Brie Tart with Aged balsamic. Entrees include a choice of Cascun Farms Roast Turkey served with Gravy and Cranberry Sauce, Salmon with Salsa Verde, or a Prime Rib Roast for an additional $10 with Au Jus. Pair it with a side of Whipped Red Bliss Potatoes with Creme Fraiche and Chive, Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Spicy Honey or Brioche Stuffing with Sage.


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PIG BEACH

Pig Beach is offering a heat and eat Thanksgiving meal to go. It comes in two sizes: The full feast for $250 (serves 10-12) or a Small Party for $110 (serves 4-6). Order by 5pm on Nov 19 for pickup on Nov 24th.

THE VITALS

The Feast comes with choice of Whole Smoked Tugg turkey with garlic herbed butter or Brown Sugar & Maple Glazed Spiral Cut Ham. Comes with Giblet Gravy and classic cranberry sauce. Choice of two sides including Mac n Cheese, Mashed Potatoes, Corn Bread Stuffing, Baked Beans, Purple Coleslaw and Green Bean Casserole with crispy onions. Choice of one pie, including pumpkin, apple and chocolate pecan pie.

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MORGAN'S BROOKLYN BARBECUE

Morgan’s Brooklyn Barbecue, famous for their low and slow smoked meats, is offering Whole Smoked Turkeycatering packages that serve 10-12, as well as a-la-carte specials. Currently operating via a ghost kitchen at sister-restaurant Tiny’s Cantina.

THE VITALS

To-Go ($275, serves 10-12): This curated feast features a 16-18 lb whole smoked turkey, green beans, stuffing, and sweet potatoes (3lbs each), as well as cranberry sauce (16oz) and gravy (24oz). An assortment of 9-inch pies will be available as additions including Pecan ($45), Apple ($45) and Pumpkin ($42). The deadline for ordering is Monday, November 22nd at 4pm. Guests can pre-order their meal for pickup here.

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BOND 45 AND MORE

Thanksgiving Feast with all the Trimmings (or Thanksgiving To-Go) are vailable at Bond 45, Café Fiorello, Brooklyn Diner, Redeye Grill, and Trattoria Dell’Arte.

THE VITALS

Guests will have the option to indulge in a traditional turkey feast with all the trimmings with 4-course prix-fixe menu and a Champagne holiday toast. Depending on the location, prices start at $74+ per person. Or those who prefer their turkey dinner to-go, these locations have the option for their dinner at home for $46+ per person. All menus are available online.


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SOOGIL

French Korean restaurant Soogil in the East Village is offering a luxurious way to celebrate with a 6-course Thanksgiving feast ($115 per person) on Nov. 25th to dine in (or to go/delivery). Drawing on both Korean ingredients and his French training, Chef Soogil Lim has created a menu worthy of holiday celebrations.

THE VITALS

The feast starts with exquisite Caviar + Kampachi with black diamond Kaluga caviar and kampachi tartare, watermelon radish, finger lime, chanterelle mushroom, crème fraiche, gamtae wild seaweed and potato. It’s followed by Honeynut Squash Soup with prosciutto and huckleberry coulis; then Gochujang-crusted Scallops with maitake and button mushrooms, sunchoke, hazelnut vinaigrette, garlic purée. Chef Soogil’s signature Nurungji Gras has sautee foie gras atop crispy nurungji Korean “scorched rice,” brussels sprouts, caramelized onions and soy mushroom sauce. For entrée, guests have a choice of Boneless Turkey Roulade stuffed with turkey farce and foie gras and served with cranberry sauce, sweet potato beignet and turkey gravy, or grilled American Wagyu Galbi short ribs with 24-hour soy bordelaise sauce, Korean sweet potato beignet and matsutake mushrooms. An Uni Bowl with sea urchin, smoked trout roe, matsutake mushrooms, seaweed rice, pickled chayote, and gamtae can be added (with a supplement). For dessert, he brings back his Korean childhood favorite, dalgona candy, that is having a moment thanks to Netflix’s Squid Game.

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CASA ORA

Casa Ora is celebrating Thanksgiving Venezuelan style from 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM with an à la carte menu available for dine-in or pickup.

THE VITALS

Offerings include traditional dishes such as: Pan de Jamón - Smoked ham bread with raisin & olive; Hallaca - Pork tamale with chickpea, potato, raisin & olive; Pernil - Slow roasted pork loin with lentils, chimichurri & carrot potato purée; Quesillo Tradicional - Flan, dark rum, caramel; and Ponche Crema - Venezuelan Egg Nog with Santa Teresa Rum. Casa Ora has also been recognized by Michelin as the only Venezuelan restaurant to ever receive a Michelin Plate.


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SERENECO

This Thanksgiving, Sereneco - the new all-day restaurant in Greenpoint - will offer an elevated, New American feast. Located on the ground floor of the historic Pencil Factory building, Sereneco offers a warm and relaxed atmosphere designed to put guests at ease. The kitchen is spearheaded by Executive Chef Dennis Hong (a vet of Lincoln Ristorante & Le Bernardin).

THE VITALS

Thanksgiving dinner includes Butternut Squash Soup - Spiced Pumpkin Seed, Crème Fraiche; Shaved Vegetable Salad - Poppy Seed Coconut Yogurt Vinaigrette, Fennel Fronds; Roasted Turkey Roulade - Garlic Herb Pesto, Mashed Potato, White Truffle Oil, Sunchoke Chip, Gravy; Green Bean Casserole - Artisanal Mushroom, Fried Shallot; and Mac and Cheese - Nutmeg, Cheddar, Herbed Focaccia Crumbs. In addition to special cocktails and wine pairings, Sereneco will also offer its signature cocktails, including the Sereneco Sour (rye whiskey, maple lemon, egg white, cherry), and Pencil Pusher (mezcal, contratto bitter, carpano antica, espelette).

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GRAND ARMY

Grand Army in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn is celebrating Thanksgiving Eve highlighting cocktails made with Wild Turkey.

THE VITALS

The Grand Army team is preparing several cocktails for the evening, in partnership with Wild Turkey: the Streetcat Named Bob (a seasonal Vieux Carre that’s currently on the cat-themed cocktail menu), a zesty Bourbon Ancho Reyes Buck, the Gravedigger (a throwback from Grand Army’s 2019 monster trucks menu), and Boilermaker beer-and-shot combo with Wild Turkey “Rare Breed” barrel proof bourbon. There will even be a light-up turkey ice luge to turn the turkey time up to ten, complete with a special Wild Turkey 50/50 luge shooter featuring Wild Turkey 101 Rye and Averna Amaro. Safety first: all shots will be poured hygienically into separate small glasses.

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BOUCHERIE

The Boucherie’s New York City Locations, including La Grande Boucherie, will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner from 11am to 10pm.

THE VITALS

The four sister restaurants, each with its own expression of the Boucherie French brasserie concept, will offer two special dishes for Thanksgiving: DINDE RÔTIE, roasted turkey breast, truffle ballotine, sweet potato au gratin, brussels sprouts, chanterelles, cranberry compote, turkey jus ($48), and CHEESECAKE À LA CITROUILLE with pecans and spiced caramel ($15). The regular menu will also be available that day.

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OLIO E PIU

Olio e Piu, the bustling Italian restaurant at the intersection of Sixth and Greenwich avenues is offering several inspired dine-in only specials on Thanksgiving, in addition to its regular menu.

THE VITALS

Among this year’s offering are Zuppa di Zucca with butternut squash, robilina cheese, crostini, and sage; Tacchino al Forno  with roasted turkey, kale and mortadella stuffing, fall vegetables, cranberry compote, and turkey jus; as well as Pumpkin Cheesecake with pecans and spiced caramel.


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ATLANTIC GRILL

Atlantic Grill which recently reopened under new leadership is ready to celebrate Thanksgiving after the parade or before heading to see a show. Now led by Monte Carlo Hospitality Group, and Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Salvatore, Atlantic Grill will be celebrating the holiday with it’s newly revamped seafood menu with a touch of his Mediterranean influence in addition to offering a Thanksgiving special.

THE VITALS

Available during lunch service from 12pm to 3pm and from 5pm to 10pm, the Roasted Turkey Breast special ($39) will be served with raspberry demi glaze sauce, mashed potatoes, apple & chestnut stuffing, french green beans with almonds, heirloom carrots, and spiced orange cranberry sauce. For dessert, guests can enjoy a slice of pumpkin or pecan pie.

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CASA LIMONE

Located in Midtown just steps away from Rockefeller Center, the Southern Italian-inspired Casa Limone, led by Michelin-starred Chef Antonio Salvatore, is serving up two Thanksgiving specials this year in addition to the regular menu.

THE VITALS

Guests may start with an appetizer of roasted honeynut squash with arugula, whipped goat cheese, and pomegranate ($22). Then for an entree, enjoy a butter poached turkey breast and crispy turkey thigh confit paired with farro and italian sausage stuffing, potato purée, roasted Brussels sprouts with candied walnuts, and cranberry sauce al Limoncello ($39).


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MACCHINA

If you are interested in a less traditional option away from the turkey and trimmings, why not have a true NY holiday with a Thanksgiving pie from the newly opened Macchina in Williamsburg.

THE VITALS

Macchina’s custom Thanksgiving (pizza) Pie is city-style with maple-bourbon glazed ham and with caramelized onions  ($16). The ham is brined for 24 hours then roasted and spiced with maple bourbon, placed on homemade pizza dough and fired in a Tuscan stove oven until golden. The special can be ordered for take-out or eat-in from November 21 through December 2021.

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YOON HAEUNDAE GALBI

The recently New York Times reviewed Yoon Haeundae Galbi is a midtown spot for comforting dishes like the Soybean Stew with short rib, and crispy Korean Fried Chicken. This Thanksgiving, the restaurant is offering a Thanksgiving Meal Kit for delivery or pick-up.

THE VITALS

The kit, serving three to four people, comes fully stocked with the following: a selection of three meats: Marinated Short Rib, Wagyu Strip Loin and Dry-Aged Prime Ribeye. Side dishes: Soybean Stew, Potato Noodles, Lettuce Ssam Wraps with three Ssamjang offerings, and four Banchan sides, including two servings of rice. Preorders will begin November 21, with the delivery date from November 23 through November 26. Orders can be placed by emailing info@hudhospitality.com. The kit costs $160, with delivery area spanning from Houston Street to 59th Street.

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BOULTON & WATT

Boulton & Watt will be open for Thanksgiving starting at 2pm.   If you're celebrating at home and just want someone else to handle the cooking, Boulton can help with that, too!  Reservations and orders can be made by calling 646-490-6004.

THE VITALS

The classic Thanksgiving plate at Boulton & Watt includes turkey, cranberry, stuffing and all of your other favorite fixings for just $30. Even better? That bargain price includes dessert!  Parties of four or more can call ahead to enjoy their feast family style.


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BAR BLONDAEU

Bar Blondeau, the new French-style bar in Williamsburg with unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline, is offering Thanksgiving dinner from 2pm to 1am with indoor and outdoor heated seating. Bar Blondeau is housed on the 6th floor of the Wythe Hotel.

THE VITALS

The full menu will be available from lighter bites like Tuna Tartare with mustard seed and aged soy, to larger plates like Hake Tempura with yuzu mayonnaise, and Saffron Rice with blood cake, fried egg and almonds. There are also new winter-friendly cocktails. A few examples include Silent Partner, Bar Blondeau's riff on an Espresso Martini with cold brew, mezcal and mole bitters, and Wish Fulfillment, a warm cocktail with local apple gin, pear brandy, allspice and lemon oil. Reservations for 8 or less are available via Resy, and for larger parties of 9+ details can be filled out here (perfect for any holiday celebrations!).

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OLMSTED

Olmsted, the restaurant from chef-owner Greg Baxtrom, known for its creative vegetable-forward menu that features produce from the lush backyard garden and local farmers and purveyors, will be open on Thanksgiving Day for dine-in from 2-8pm.

THE VITALS

Olmsted is offering a special family-style menu ($145 pp) with dishes like Arctic Char Tartare, Cornbread and Sage Butter, Heritage Turkey Two Ways and Black Truffled Mashed Potatoes. Additionally, Olmsted is offering a limited quantity of takeout boxes that serves four ($375) with starters, mains, sides, desserts and more. And for folks that are in need of a pie, Olmsted is offering 8” housemade pies for pick up, including Pumpkin, Maple Pecan and Apple Strudel for $45. Thanksgiving at Olmsted is bookable on Resy.

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BRICK LANE CURRY HOUSE

British-style curry house, Brick Lane Curry, is offering a prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu at their New York and New Jersey locations.

THE VITALS

The special menu features appetizers like Sweet Potato Chaat, Birayancini, and an assortment of Mini Pies. For entrees, a choice between Tandoori Roasted Chicken and Roasted Cauliflower is offered. The Garam Masala Apple Pie is a must-have to complete this decadent dinner. Reservations can be made online at bricklanecurry.com and it can be pre-ordered for pick-up.

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TUDOR CITY STEAKHOUSE

Tudor City Steakhouse located a short distance away from Grand Central is offering a classic Thanksgiving dinner.  

THE VITALS 

The Thanksgiving meal begins with Butternut Squash Cream Soup; Tudor Thanksgiving Salad with Romaine, Beets, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Onions and Red Wine Vinaigrette; Roasted Turkey with Home made stuffing, gravy and cranberry sauce; Brussel sprouts; Sweet potato puree; and Pecan Pie for dessert. A kids plate (under 10 years) with Turkey and Mac & Cheese is also offered.

 
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THE MARY LANE

On Thanksgiving day, Chef Mike Price and Chef de Cuisine Andrew Sutin are offering their classic, seasonally-driven American fare as a three-course prix-fixe menu available from 2-9pm.

THE VITALS

From the Autumn Salad to Long Island Duck Confit Roulade as starters, to Roasted Holiday Turkey and the Sweet Potato & Maitake Mushroom Pavé for the second course, dish options are fresh and festive. Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake and a Pear & Quince Crisp provide satisfying desserts. A seasonal cocktail and glass pour special will also be offered. Priced at $95 per person and $35 per child 12 years and under, there will be three seatings with a maximum possible group size of seven guests. The menu can be found here and reservation form here.

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MARATHI

Marathi, a new TriBeCa spot for Greek dining, is serving an inspired Thanksgiving feast this year. Chef Nicholas Poulmentis is going All-American in his multi-course menu served from 2pm to 8pm and is prix-fixe at $55 per person. Reservations can be made online at marathinyc.com, or by phone at 212-227-5100.

THE VITALS

The menu starts diners off with Corn Bread, and a first course choice of Crispy Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Citrus-Maple Vinaigrette, or Cast Iron Hasselback Potatoes with Parmesan Butter Sauce. The main course is Roasted Turkey with Baked Sweet Potato, Gravy, Stuffing, and Cranberry Sauce or Sweet Aleppo spiced Berkshire Ham with Roasted Potato. For dessert, a choice of traditional Apple Tart with Pumpkin Ice Cream, or Pumpkin Pie is offered.

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MARSEILLE

Longstanding Hell's Kitchen favorite and French brasserie Marseille, now in its 20th year, is featuring a seasonally-driven menu for Thanksgiving Day. Priced at $65 per person, Executive Chef Daniel Drexler is crafting a three-course prix-fixe menu. 

THE VITALS

Starters feature the likes of French Onion Soup, Pumpkin Gnocchi, and Escargot, entrees such as All Natural Locally Farmed Turkey, Roast Rack of Lamb, and Honey Glazed Duck Breast, and a selection of classic desserts - all celebrating the restaurant's namesake roots as a North African port city, a cultural melting pot, and the French gateway to the world. Seatings are available from noon to 10pm, and reservations are currently open through OpenTable.


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JACK AND CHARLIE’S NO. 118

Jack and Charlies No. 118 is offering a dine-in Thanksgiving for $150 per person. Reservations required.

THE VITALS

Chef/Partner Ed Cotton’s menu begins with Black Truffle Toast with Smoked Bacon, Fontina on Brioche. Choice of Appetizer includes Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Cinnamon Marshmallow; Chopped Tuna with Avocado, Radishes, Cucumbers, Spicy Ginger Dressing, Seaweed Cracker; and Brussels Sprout & Spinach Salad with Wheat Berries, Toasted Hazelnut, and Warm Maple Pancetta Vinaigrette. Mains include Roasted Heritage Turkey, Turkey Sausage & Chestnut Stuffing, Orange Cranberry Sauce, Rosemary-Turkey Jus; Slow Roasted Prime Rib, 16oz Hand Cut, Served with Au Jus, Horseradish Cream & Warm Popovers; Cedar Planked Faroe Island Salmon with Walnut-Carrot Romesco Sauce, Sundried Tomato Gremolata and Wild Mushroom Cannelloni with Black Burgundy Truffles, Brown Butter & Sage. For dessert a choice of Pear & Cranberry Cobbler with Ginger Ice Cream; Flourless Chocolate Cake with Candied Hazelnuts, Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, Warm Chocolate Sauce or Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding with Rum-Butterscotch Sauce, Roasted Banana Ice Cream.

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BAAR BAAR

Baar Baar is offering Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go.  Pre-orders: Place your order directly by phone (212-228-1200) or email (info@baarbaarnyc.com) by Monday, November 22 (or until menu is sold out) Pick-up: Orders can be picked-up at Baar Baar from 1-3PM on Thanksgiving Day. Price: $300 and serves: 4 people.

THE VITALS

Green Pea and Goat Cheese Kulcha – Indian Leavened bread stuffed with lightly spiced green peas and goat cheese, cooked in Tandoor and topped with truffle butter; Organic Whole Tandoori Turkey –  slow-roasted whole turkey marinated with Tandoori spice served over Pinenut and Caramelized Onion Pulao Makhani Gravy – a rich sauce made with cashews, tomato, and roasted bell pepper; Turkey Chapli Kebab –  pan-seared kebab made with ground turkey and house made spice blend; Roasted Butternut Squash; Huckleberry & Cranberry Chutney;  and Dodha Burfi Pecan Tart. Vegan option also available.

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SWEETBRIAR 

Sweetbriar is offering a Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go. Pre-orders: Friday, November 5 through Monday, November 22. Orders can be picked-up at Sweetbriar between 10 AM and 12PM on Wednesday, November 24 and Thanksgiving Day.  Place order at sweetbriarnyc.com. Price: $375 and serves 4-6 people.

THE VITALS

Starters include Beet Salad with Tahini and Turmeric, Spigarello Ceasar, Parmesan, Sourdough Crouton and Butternut Squash Soup, Lime Crème Fraiche.  Main Course is Hickory Smoked Organic Turkey, Light and Dark Meat, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy. Sides include Cornbread Stuffing, Spiced Cranberries, Molasses Roasted Red Kabocha, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Creamy Mashed Potatoes. For dessert there is Pumpkin Pie.

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OLD JOHN’S DINER

Old John’s Diner is offering a dine-in Only Thanksgiving at $45 per person.

THE VITALS

Tortellini-Vegetable Soup, Roasted Turkey Breast, Mashed Potato, Sweet Potato Mash, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce and Choice of Apple Pie or Pumpkin Pie.  Includes a glass of wine


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LINDENS

Lindens opening at the Arlo Hotel just in time for the peak holiday season in New York is offering a new Seasonal American menu for Thanksgiving. Founded by industry vets Executive Chef Carsten Johannsen and Food & Beverage Director Gary Wallach of Renwick Hospitality, the new menu celebrates local seasonal ingredients, fresh seafood and New American classics.

THE VITALS

Available for dinner service starting at 4pm on Thanksgiving, the restaurant will offer their entire new menu with highlights such as the Peppercorn Rubbed Chicken, a half chicken grilled with peppercorn spice, served with a garlic puree and grilled vegetable salsa, Thyme Parker House Rolls baked in house and served with an acorn squash butter, and a Cranberry Cup to wash-it-down with Belvedere Vodka, Cranberry, thyme, apple, lemon, Lambrusco, homemade fruit rollup garnish. A Thanksgiving plate will be available with all the fixings, including turkey on a first come, first serve basis. 

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BLACK BARN

Black Barn Restaurant – Farm-to-Table, American restaurant located in NoMad from James Beard Award-Winning Chef John Doherty. BLACK BARN Restaurant pairs a menu with refined food, wine, and service in a rustic, casual environment using seasonal ingredients.  For Thanksgiving, Chef is preparing a $125/per person three course prix-fix menu to celebrate the occasion.

THE VITALS

The menu starts with Wild Mushroom Toast (robiola, taleggio, parmesan, watercress), Roasted Squash, Fennel & Beets (quinoa, bibb salad, honey-yogurt dressing) and Venison Sausage (braised cabbage & apples). Entrees, guests will have their choice of Roast Turkey & Braised Thigh with giblet gravy, Beef Tenderloin in Red Wine Sauce with roasted endive, spinach gratin, Seared Branzino & Chanterelles with white beans, escarole, grapes. To pair with the mains, sides include Sausage & Apple Stuffing, Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Bacon, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and Cranberry Sauce. Sweeten the last bites with choices homemade Warm Apple Crumble, Pumpkin Pie, Butterscotch Bread Pudding or Chocolate-Cherry Brownies.

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INNOCENT YESTERDAY

Innocent Yesterday on the Upper East Side is offering a new, unique plant-based Thanksgiving Feast Package for vegans and vegetarians alike for $59.99 per person.

THE VITALS

The package includes Whole Stuffed Lancaster Acorn Squash, Turk’y Pot Pie featuring a buttery crust with a classic filling of sweet onion, heirloom carrots, organic celery, sweet green peas and shredded turk’y, Brown Sage Butter Cornbread, Kale Pomegranate Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette, Twice Baked Sweet Potato with Bruleed Marshmallow and Pecans, a Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Onions, Spiced Orange Cranberry Compote with Mini Pecan Pie and Mini Pumpkin Pie included as well. They're also offering a Dessert Basket for the value price of $69.99.  


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SCAMPI

Executive chef PJ Calapa’s to-go Thanksgiving menu Everything But The Turkey ($250, serves 4-6 people) is available for pickup on Wednesday, November 24th, from 12-5pm at Scampi in NYC and in Short Hills, NJ. Pre-orders can be placed on Scampinyc.com until Friday, November 19th.

THE VITALS

Scampi’s Everything But The Turkey includes: Little Gem Salad, Delicata with Burrata and Hot Honey, Brioche and Italian Sausage Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta Vinaigrette, Baked Potato Casserole, White Bolognese Lasagna, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie. Scampi is also offering a range of private dining experiences for the holidays to host parties as small as 15 people and as large as 150. Menus can be selected for dinner, brunch, or passed hors d’oeuvre with options including family-style plating or individually plated meals.

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HOWM

Mesoamerican restaurant HOWM Cocina & Cocktails, Led by Chef Byron Peñafiel (Gitano, BLT Prime) is offering a unique take on the traditional Thanksgiving meal. The Thanksgiving Pre-Fixe Menu is available Thursday 11/25 - Sunday 11/28 for $65 per person.

THE VITALS

HOWM’s signature Chicken a la Brasa a twist on a traditional Peruvian roasted chicken, is on the menu glazed with guava and served with Aji Verde, a traditional sauce made of cilantro, lime and jalapeno.  Other offerings include Patacones, Calabaza Bisque, Peruvian Ceviche with Fluke, rocoto pepper, Mote (young corn), red onions, lime juice, cilantro, and Seasonal Autumn Salad with grilled radicchio salad, goat cheese mouse, roasted squash, celery, pepitas, balsamic reduction. Mains include  Atlantic Halibut “4x4” Poached (lemon, lime, olive oil, fish fume) with fennel, tomatoes, olive, cebollines, Spiced Rub Free Range Turkey 24 HR marinated with crispy skin, jus reduction, and a Petite Filet with wet-aged 6oz filet, confit shallots, and bordelaise sauce. Sides bring Sweet potato Gratin layered sweet potatoes with NY  state apples, roasted, cranberry glaze, Corn Stuffed Calabaza served in a whole baby pumpkin, with Yucatán street corn; Chorizo Stuffing with farro, quinoa, rendered chorizo, wild mushrooms and herbs. Desserts include choice of Pumpkin panna cotta or Churros with New York apple butter. To Take Home: a pumpkin caramel glazed apple.

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NERAI

The perennially popular Greek restaurant Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) in Midtown East will offer a $75 Prix Fixe menu per person on Thanksgiving Day from 2pm - 9pm.

THE VITALS

Starters include a choice of Greek Salad, Kabocha Squash Soup, Autumn Salad, Grilled Octopus or a Fluke Crudo. For pastas, enjoy Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Sweet Potato Risotto, Seafood Orzotto or Lobster Pasta served with poached Maine lobster with squid ink linguine in a metaxa bisque. Mains feature Lavraki, Turkey Moussaka served with carved turkey breast, slow braised turkey moussaka, cranberry sauce and tsoureki stuffing, Baby Lamb Chops, and Short Rib Yiouvetsi featuring slow braised fork-tender short rib served with orzo and piave vecchio cheese. Desserts include Pumpkin Cheesecake and Saragli featuring hand-rolled baklava, tahini parfait and sesame brittle with pistachio gelato.

  
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Here are some restaurants offering a holiday meal with all of the fixings!

CELESTINE

Celestine, the Mediterranean restaurant in DUMBO with stunning waterfront views, is taking reservations from 12pm - 6pm on Thanksgiving, accepting parties of up to 8. Children are welcome. The 4 course prix-fixe meal, served family style, costs $100 per person, and $45 for children under 12. Reservations via Resy (Groups of more than 8 may inquire about booking by contacting info@celestinebk.com.)

THE VITALS:

Shaved Fall Vegetables with Pecorino; Brussels Sprouts with Lemon, Walnuts, and Parmigiano Reggiano; Heritage Turkey Roulade with Fresh Herbs, and Pan Gravy (Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle is the veggy option); Sourdough stuffing and Parker House rolls; Apple Galette with Crème Fraîche or Pumpkin Cake with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting  

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DANIEL

Restaurant DANIEL -- From 11:30AM- 8PM on Thursday, November 25th, Thanksgiving offerings will feature a 3-course menu ($265 per person) with an optional wine pairing ($185 per person). Offerings include:

THE VITALS:

Duo Of Heermance Farm Red Bourbon Turkey “Ballotine,” Honeycrisp Apples, Braised Legs, Delicata Squash Creamy New Zealand Spinach, Giblet Stuffing, New Jersey Wild Cranberry, Sage Gravy; Montauk Black Sea Bass with oven Baked, Poached Leeks, Potato “Boulangère” Grape Must Mustard, and “Beurre Marchand De Vin”; Quince Tart Normandy Pecan Frangipane, Spiced Cider Quince Ice Cream (menu)


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LE PAVILLON

Le Pavillon - Newly opened and centrally located across from Grand Central Terminal, Le Pavillon will offer a 3-course menu ($225 per person)  

THE VITALS:

Potimaron Genièvre kabocha squash soup, roasted delicata, gingerbread, juniper, game pâté en croute; Dinde Chataigne rotisserie stuffed breast, braised leg, root vegetable gratin, brussels sprouts caramelized chestnut-sausage stuffing, cranberry chutney, sage gravy; Canneberge Orange cranberry pavlova, “creamsicle” ice cream, candied orange (menu)

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BOULUD SUD

Boulud Sud -- The team will be offering a Three Course Dinner, including choice of appetizer, main course and dessert ($145 per person; $65 per child under 12).  

THE VITALS:

Spiced Cauliflower Soup Za’atar, Aleppo Pepper, Croûtons; Lemon Saffron Spaghetti with Seppia, Puntarella, Sardinian Bottarga; Thanksgiving Turkey Crispy Ballotine, Sweet Potato-Parsnip Pressé; Pickled Cranberries, Rosemary Gravy; Caramel Apple Paris-Brest with Toasted Hazelnut, Salted Caramel and Spiced Vanilla Gelato (menu)

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BAR BOULUD

Bar Boulud -- Operating under the direction of newly announced Executive Chef Chef Vincent Cortese Bar Boulud has remained a mainstay as the Upper West Side’s casual French dining destination for over a decade. This Thanksgiving, diners can expect a Three Course Dinner $105 per person; $45 for Children 12 and under

THE VITALS:

Pumpkin Soup with Orange And Sage; Ora King Salmon green lentils, glazed turnips, beurre rouge; Beef Bourguignon with roasted carrot, pearl onion, mushroom, broccolini; Sweet Potato Cacio E Pepe (menu)

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EPICERIE BOULUD

Épicerie Boulud - For those in the city who are celebrating at home, local catering pickups will occur on Wednesday, November 24th from 10AM – 4PM. Additionally, Épicerie Boulud is offering its Fall Sweets Collection for online purchase and nationwide shipping.  

THE VITALS:

Complete Thanksgiving Dinner for 6 ($425).  Assorted Pies like Chocolate Pecan and Apple Crumble ($45 each) (menu)


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IL FIORISTA

The Nomad located restaurant is doing both sit down and take out options for Thanksgiving. Plus they have all your floral needs covered by their inhouse florist!  On Thanksgiving, a 3-course meal will be offered from 3pm - 7pm, $89 per person. Reservations now available on Resy or call 646.490.8240.

THE VITALS:

Dinner includes Fennel Salad with celeriac, preserved lemon, walnut, pecorino, and chamomile; Turkey Roulade with chestnut, date, and fennel pollen, Gravy & Cranberry Sauce; Wildcraft Farm Polenta with maitake mushroom, cultured butter, and marigold; Heirloom Winter Squash with lemon verbena chermoula. Dessert incudes Apple Pie with anise hyssop ice cream and Chocolate Torte with saffron caramel. Thanksgiving gifts are also available.

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ACE HOTEL BROOKLYN

Ace Hotel Brooklyn is offering Thanksgiving 2021 at As You Are for hotel guests and outdoor diners alike. Prix fixe - $95 and limited a la carte menu 

THE VITALS:

Heirloom Radicchio Salad WITH delicata, black radish, charred shallot vinaigrette; Roasted Turkey Breast & Confit Leg, mashed potato, glazed local carrots, sage stuffing, and cranberry sauce or Lotte à L'Américaine with monkfish, tomato, borlotti bean, cognac, and toasted sourdough or Koginut Squash with guajillo, mole verde, corn cake, and poached egg. Desserts include Chocolate Bourbon Pecan or Lemon and Blood Orange Meringue.

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FRENCHETTE

Frenchette is closed for dining but is offering Thanksgiving Boxes ($600). The take home feast feeds 6 people and includes a 12-14lb pasture-raised turkey with all the trimmings, and fresh pumpkin pie for each box.  Pickup will be Wednesday 11/24.

THE VITALS:

Includes Pate en Croute with heritage pork, pistachio, and koginut squash; Celeriac & Apple Veloute with celery root, honey crisp apple; Dressed Beets with leeks, walnuts, rose petal harissa; Salade de Chicoree with radicchio, Castelfranco, Treviso, and Banyuls vinaigrette; Pull-apart Parker House Rolls with rosemary, and sea salt; Heritage Turkey with Good Shepherd Ranch, soy glaze; Rick’s brussels sprouts. Chestnut stuffing, pomme puree, roasted carrots & parsnips, turkey giblet gravy and cranberry preserve. Pumpkin Pie with crème fraiche Chantilly for dessert.

 
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BAR BENNO

Bar Benno, the newly-opened parisian-style bistro led by Michelin-starred Chef Jonathan Benno,  is serving up a traditional feast on Thanksgiving Day this year.

THE VITALS

Thanksgiving Dinner Plate ($32) Features roasted turkey with sage infused gravy, paired with traditional holiday stuffing made with house-made Pan De Campagna, Butternut, Koginut, & Red Kuri squash puree and Cranberry-orange compote. Brussels Sprouts with caramelized onion and roasted garlic are sourced locally from Union Square Green Market, Chef Benno’s favorite place to pick up fresh produce. Classic Pies ($42) are also available including classic Pumpkin Pie with mascarpone swirl, or a Pecan Pie made with Old Grandad Bourbon. Full pies are available at Leonelli Bakery for pre-order.

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PRIME 1024

Prime 1024, will be serving a special Four-Course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving menu priced at $95 per person served family style.

THE VITALS:

Pumpkin Lobster Bisque, Clams Oreganata, Turkey with traditional stuffing, or Pumpkin Sage Ravioli. For sides, Pecan Crusted Sweet Potato Mash, among others. Finally, for dessert, the table can choose one of three pies to share: Pecan, Apple or Pumpkin.

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LIMANI ROSLYN

Limani Roslyn is offering a traditional three-Course Thanksgiving menu priced at $85 per person. Limani will be open from 3pm – 8pm on Thanksgiving Day and offers either indoor or outdoor dining options.

THE VITALS:

Butternut Squash Soup, Glazed Ham, served family style. Sides include a choice of Classic mashed potatoes, beets, and sweet yams, among others. Lastly, for dessert, choose between classic Pumpkin Pie or Sweet potato pie.

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CARMINE’S

Carmine’s (Times Square: 200 West 44th Street, NYC, 212.221.3800, Upper West Side: 2450 Broadway, NYC, 212-362-2200, www.carminesnyc.com)

THE VITALS:

Carmine’s is offering a special family-style Thanksgiving menu available for dine-in or takeout. It includes an 18-pound Roast Turkey with Sausage and Sage Stuffing, along with classic sides like Brussels Sprouts with caramelized onions and Applewood smoked bacon, Sauteed String Beans with julienned red peppers and toasted hazelnuts, Baby Carrots with fresh dill, Sweet Potatoes topped with marshmallows and maple syrup, and Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy. The meal serves six to eight people for $295 for takeout, delivery and dine-in. Carmine’s homemade Pumpkin and Apple Pies will also be available for $24.99 each. Reservations are available now, and preordering for take-out and delivery will be available starting Friday, November 19, at carminesnyc.com.  

AQUAVIT

Aquavit (65 East 55th Street, NYC, 212-307-7311, www.aquavit.org)

THE VITALS:

Two Michelin star restaurant Aquavit is offering a Thanksgiving Special that serves four. Those having an intimate dinner at home can enjoy Chef Emma Bengtsson’s feast which includes Smoked Turkey Leg and Fennel and Caraway Spiced Turkey Breast as the mains, with sides such as Sweet Potato Puree, Truffle Mac and Cheese, Pumpkin Sourdough Bread, Danish Rye Loaf with butter, and Pecan Pie with vanilla custard for dessert. Each package is $495. All orders must be placed online no later than Wednesday, November 17th and are available for pickup on Wednesday, November 24th from 3pm to 5pm.

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DAGON

Dagon (2454 Broadway, NYC, 212-873-2466, www.dagonnyc.com)

THE VITALS:

Be adventurous this Thanksgiving - the lively Upper West Side Israeli locale by Chef Ari Bokovza is crafting a special prix fixe menu at $75 per person, pulling from menu favorites and new specialties just for the holiday. Offering a selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts to choose from, additional sides will also be available at $10 each. A few dishes to highlight include Apple Fennel Soup with pomegranate molasses, yogurt, and chives, a seasonal take on their traditional dumplings Pumpkin Shishbarak featuring brown butter, warm yogurt, sage, and hazelnuts, Root Vegetable Fattoush with fresh herbs, sumac, buttermilk vinaigrette, and crispy pita, and the creme de la creme a Harissa BBQ Turkey decked out in potato sumac puree, with a challah and mushroom stuffing, and served with ginger, pomegranate cranberry sauce. Available for dine-in, reservations for indoor and outdoor seating can be made on OpenTable or by phone at 212-873-2466.

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LUCCICOLA

Lucciola (621 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC, 347- 536-1335, www.lucciolanyc.com)

THE VITALS:

On Thanksgiving, guests can head to Upper West Side Italian eatery Lucciola for their three-course prix-fixe menu for $139 per person created by Chef Michele Casadei Massari. The menu begins with an amuse-bouche of  warm Pinsa with Parmigiano Reggiano, black kampot pepper, and white truffle paired with Ferrari Brut Champagne. The feast continues with a choice of either Truffle Potato Gratin or Turkey Radicchio-Pear and Balsamic Salad as starters, and Stone Crab Tagliatelle, Gnocchi Parmigiano Reggiano with fresh burrata and white truffles or Wagyu Beef Stracotto Risotto  as entrees. For dessert, guests can enjoy a slice of Pumpkin Pecan Pie with Pumpkin Gelato and Amaretto. Each course is paired with the finest Italian wines from Lucciola's prestigious list. This special menu is available for dine-in only. To reserve a table (indoors or outdoors) call 347-536-1335 or make a reservation via Resy.  

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PORTALE

Portale (126 West 18th Street, 917-781-0255, www.portalerestaurant.com)

THE VITALS:

Reflective of the chef's heritage, Portale in Chelsea offers a three-course prix fixe menu at $115 per person for a selection of appetizers, entrees, and desserts with an Italian creative twist to choose from. A few dishes to highlight include Terrina with muscovy duck, foie gras, kumquat mostarda and Chef Portale's famed Crudo di Tonno as starters, Mafaldine pasta with Maine lobster, Calabrian chili, lemon-basil butter, and Tacchino with roast turkey, duck confit, sour cherry stuffing, brussels sprouts, rainbow carrots as entrees, and the Bourbon Pecan Torta by Pastry Chef Kaity Mitchell to end the feast on a sweet and traditional note. Available for dine-in, reservations can be made on the restaurant's website, from 1 PM to 8:45 PM, accommodating parties up to 8.

 
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SOCARRAT PAELLA BAR

Socarrat Paella Bar (Midtown: 953 Second Avenue, Chelsea: 259 West 19th Street, Nolita: 284 Mulberry Street, NYC, www.socarratnyc.com)

THE VITALS:

Guests looking to enjoy a Spanish-style Thanksgiving feast can head to any of Socarrat Paella Bar's locations. For $68 per person, the special holiday meal begins with various family-style tapas to share such as Gambas al Ajillo and Pear & Squash salad. For the main course, guests can enjoy a Thanksgiving Paella with confit turkey leg, roasted turkey breast, chorizo, butternut squash, piquillo peppers and mushroom sofrito. The paella is served with side dishes like Crispy Brussels Sprouts, Cranberry Sauce, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with shaved almonds, Cranberry Bread Stuffing with chestnuts and sage, and more. For dessert, guests can enjoy a decadent Pumpkin Cheesecake and Cinnamon Sugar Churros with Apple Caramel Sauce and Chocolate for the table. Reservations can be made via OpenTable for Chelsea HERE, Nolita HERE, and Midtown HERE. The special will be available for indoor and outdoor dining from 1pm to 9pm, and takeout. 

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VIRGIL’S REAL BBQ

Virgil’s Real BBQ (Times Square: 2452 Broadway, NYC, 212-921-9494, Upper West Side: 2452 Broadway, NYC, 646-887-3754, www.virgilsbbq.com)

THE VITALS:

This Thanksgiving, enjoy a family-style BBQ feast from Virgil’s Real BBQ. Available for takeout at both of their NYC locations or dine-in at their Times Square restaurant, the dinner special includes an 18-pound Smoked Turkey with Giblet Gravy, accompanied by flavorful dishes like Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes topped with melted marshmallows, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Candied Brussels Sprouts with pecans and Applewood smoked bacon, Creole Green Beans, and Buttermilk Biscuits. Virgil’s Thanksgiving meal serves six to eight people for $275. The restaurant will also take advance orders for their Pumpkin and Apple Pies which cost $24.99 each. Reservations are available now, and pre-orders for take-out and delivery can be placed starting Friday, November 19 at virgilsbbq.com.  


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IPSA PROVISIONS

Ipsa Provisions was co-founded by chef Micah Fredman (Gramercy Tavern and Eleven Madison Park) that recently brought Tom Colicchio on board as an investor and advisor. Using seasonal produce from local organic farms, single-origin spices, pasture-raised meats and more., all ipsa food arrives frozen directly to customers' front door and can be prepared in 30 mins or less in the oven or on the stovetop.

THE VITALS:

Ipsa’s Thanksgiving menu this year includes four seasonal dishes: Kabocha Curry Soup, Turkey Pot Pie, Squash & Chard Mac + Greens and Pumpkin + Sweet Potato Pie made by Petee’s Pie Company. These dishes and several more soups, entrees, side dishes and desserts can be ordered a la carte from eatipsa.com beginning November 7th.

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SUGAR HILL CREAMERY

Sugar Hill Creamery, a Harlem-based handmade ice cream shop led by married couple Petrushka Bazin Larsen and Nick Larsen, is offering pies for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

THE VITALS:

Pies include Sweet Potato Ice Cream Pie with Toasted Marshmallow (vegan); Bourbon Pecan Ice Cream with Candied Pecans; and Peach Cobbler Ice Cream Pie. All are available to order via their website and can be picked up at their NYC shops.

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LA GOULUE

Helmed by legendary and award-winning Executive Chef Antoine Camin, La Goulue is featuring a prix fixe menu with choice of a first course, entrée and dessert. The Thanksgiving prix fixe is priced at $86 and $43 for children under the age of 12. 

THE VITALS

The menu includes Butternut Squash Soup Veloué with crème fraiche; Le Tartare de Thon Japonais, Ahi tuna, wasabi miso dressing and fresh coriander; Roasted Organic Turkey with white and dark meat, and mashed potatoes; Pavé de Saumon, Vinaigre Doux, pan seared organic salmon filet with mustard greens, artichoke purée and charred tomato beurre blanc. Desserts feature a Pecan Mascarpone Napoleon and Pumpkin Tart with cinnamon cream.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
 

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