Engaging NYC Thanksgiving meals with an eye toward safety

November 11, 2020, 5:58.31 pm ET  


Porter House Bar and Grill

Michael Lomonaco and his team will be offering a socially distanced Thanksgiving at Porter House Bar and Grill, as well as a full Thanksgiving Kit available for delivery/pickup for those who prefer to celebrate at home. 

COVID-19 Protocol: With safety top of mind, the team has implemented new hygiene and social distancing measures, including required temperature checks, required masks when not dining/drinking, hourly sanitization and disinfecting of all high touch surfaces, QR code menus, MERV air filters and more. Full details can be found on their website

Photos: Porter House Bar and Grill/Francesco Tonelli                                                      

Menu This year, Porter House will be offering a Three Course Menu for $115 ($46 for children under 10), with options like Maine Lobster Bisque with lobster nuggets, dry Fino Sherry, tarragon and crème fraiche, Roasted Natural Lancaster County Turkey with apple & sage stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato and candied pecans, Grilled USDA Prime Rib Eye with buttermilk onion rings & horseradish cream and desserts like Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chantilly cream. Full menu can be found here

Pricing: $115/Person, $46/children under 10

Reservations: Reservations will be available throughout the day on Thanksgiving Day beginning at 1pm. Last reservations will be at 7pm and can be made via OpenTable or by calling 212.823.9500. Reservation books will open on Wednesday 11/4. 


o.d.o by ODO

o.d.o by ODO, which just reopened for indoor dining, will likely feature a Japanese-inspired Thanksgiving menu [menu not finalized yet]. Chef Odo will be back on familiar territory, serving-up his award-winning kaiseki dining experience, which earned him a Michelin star in 2019. Currently, the return of indoor dining at o.d.o by ODO features a seasonal kaiseki menu back to being served at the restaurant’s serene Chef’s Counter and for the first time a separate sushi kaiseki experience served in the private backroom. Reservations can be made on o.d.o’s website via 7Rooms here

Photos: o.d.o by ODO/Cody Rasmussen                                                                      

COVID-19 specific details about health + safety measures / specific protocols: o.d.o by ODO will be observing all social-distancing and COVID-19 measures to ensure the safety of its customers including temperature checks at the door and 15-minutes in between seatings to disinfect, clean surfaces as well as change seat covers.

Extra Virgin

Extra Virgin is a Black-owned Mediterranean restaurant from vibrant visionary and partner, Michele Gaton. True to its name, and always serving up a little extra—be it hospitality, flavor, or fun—this West Village staple has become a go-to destination for neighbors and visitors alike. This Thanksgiving, the team will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu ($75 per person) with a selection of (1) seasonal and appetizer, entree, and dessert; sides can be added-on a la carte for an additional $13 each. Mediterranean-themed specials with a holiday twist include Thanksgiving Salad, Traditional Thanksgiving Plate, and Cranberry Pecan Pie. Full menu linked here and reservations can be made through the website via OpenTable. Thanksgiving Day Pick-Up Menu is also available ($50 per person). Orders for takeout must be places on delivery platforms by Tuesday, 11/24 for pickup on Wednesday 11/25, from 12-4pm or Thursday 11/26 from 10am to 1pm EST

Photo: Extra Virgin                                                                                                      

COVID-19 Safety + Protocols: Extra Virgin is open for limited indoor dining and outdoor dining. All tables are placed six feet apart and have plastic dividers between. Table times are limited to 90 minutes and surfaces are cleaned frequently.


L’Amico will be offering a Prix Fixe Thanksgiving meal for $72 per person with an optional $36 wine pairing. The meal includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving dishes like Butternut Squash Soup, Roasted Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Pumpkin Pie, along with Italian options like Ricotta Pansotti with white truffles and Zucca Pasta with butternut panna, roasted delicate, vincotto and pumpkin seeds. Full menu can be found here

Photo: L'Amico/Quenton Bacon                                                                                   

COVID-19 Protocol: At L'Amico, the safety of of guests and staff is most important. All tables are spaced at least 6 ft. apart, masks are required when not dining or drinking, each set of silverware is sanitized, rolled in fresh linen and placed in plastic sleeves to prevent additional contact

Pricing: $72/pp, additional $36 for wine pairings

Reservations: Reservations are available between 12pm-8pm on Thanksgiving Day. Make reservations via OpenTable, phone: 212.201.4065 or email: info@lamico.nyc.


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