Lower Manhattan’s 2022 Guide to Thanksgiving With All the Fixings
Thanksgiving is, inexplicably, a mere TWO WEEKS away, which seems crazy since we swear it was just July 4th. In 2018. Right? Just us?
If you’re still looking for a turkey- and pie-laden spot to celebrate, the neighborhood has a number of picks. Local establishments are offering in-house feasts as well as at-home packages for folks who’d like to dine in the comfort of their own apartments. Peruse our guide below, and save room for dessert.
A mouth-watering $175 feast for four, Blue Smoke’s spread includes two pounds Smoked Turkey Breast, a pint Turkey Gravy, two pounds Green Bean Casserole, two pounds Cornbread Stuffing, two pounds Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Spiced Pecans, a pint Cranberry Sauce — fully prepared, packed cold, ready to reheat.
The Capital Grille
Capital Grille has prepared a take-home package of their sides, all the stick-to-your-bones favorites: brioche stuffing, house-made gravy, mashed potatoes, pecan-crusted sweet potatoes with hot honey, French green beans, the list goes on. You can also of course reserve a table and have the posh franchise steakhouse handle the entire ordeal for you from beginning to end. Book yours here.
Cedar Local will be hosting their seventh annual Thanksgiving feast a day early: Wednesday, November 23, from 6-10 p.m. For $25, you’ll get you dinner, a cocktail and an excuse not to cook prior to the big day. To make the offer even more compelling, Cedar Local donates $5 from each dinner to the Red Cross. Reservations are encouraged.
Eataly NYC Downtown
Lower Manhattan’s go-to Italian market has an encyclopedic menu of chef-driven sides and heritage-breed turkeys for anyone who’s hosting at home. Just be sure to order that bird by November 20.
Fraunces Tavern is doing their traditional thanksgiving offerings, plus options like filet mignon and Chilean sea bass for anyone who craves an alternative route. Meals are $90 per person, a friendly rate considering one has the chance to scarf down their holiday meal under the same roof where President Washington ate! Make your reservations by calling 212.968.1776 or emailing [email protected].
The Fulton’s never shies from putting together an impressive seaside prix-fixe deal. From noon to 8 p.m. sit down to a $158 three-course meal that nets you a range of dishes, from yellowfin tuna tartare at its first course to longevity noodles (glazed Maine lobster, green chili, ginger).
Harry’s also has both a to-go menu and a dine-out option, depending on your preferred T Day experience. The $395 dine-out menu serves six to eight guests and comes with cornbread, sausage stuffing, yukon gold potato pure, maple-whipped sweet potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts and your choice of many desserts.
You can always go the French route. Executive Chef Guillaume Ginther and Pastry Chef Kristyn Onasch have assembled a tasty prix-fixe with entrées like fletan en bouillabaisse and baked cod. (Yes, you can absolutely score a rotisserie turkey breast, too.) Dinner runs $115 per person and is served from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Grilled maitake mushrooms with honeynut squash and tilefish with ginger and brown butter-squash consommé await inside Executive Chef Justin Bogle’s kitchen 60 floors up into the stratosphere. Oh, yeah, and those cocktails of theirs are also calling your name. Dinner goes for $180 per person, reservations are available from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mezze on the River
Executive Chef Antelmo Ambrosio is doing an herb-roasted turkey for $35 with green beans almondine, walnut-cranberry stuffing, roasted garlic mashed potatoes (or lemon potatoes), cranberry-orange relish and gravy. Shrimp-and-corn bisque and an autumn salad are the starters, pumpkin cheesecake is dessert. The waterfront bistro is also offering at-home packages. Make your reservations now.
Schilling Restaurant and Bar
Schilling is giving you options. For those interested in the DIY Thanksgiving tip, feel free to pre-order their at-home package — it serves four at $60 per person. If frequenting chef Eduard Frauneder’s cozy dining room is your thing, reservations are (as of this writing) currently available from 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. The menu: A slow-roasted Joyce Farms turkey breast with giblet gravy and confit leg comes with family-style sides and your choice of pumpkin pie (or apple strudel).
Heads up on Seamore’s complete holiday spread of farm-raised turkey breast from Tanaqua, Pennsylvania. Extras include home-baked buttermilk biscuits, sumac roasted veggies and indulgent helpings of mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and a satisfying sourdough stuffing.
Stout NYC FiDi
Stout will be serving a traditional three-course prix-fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day including satisfying sides like maple-glazed sweet potatoes and apps like butternut squash chowder. Their orange rosemary rubbed turkey breast is accompanied by sweet onion gravy.
From 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., Tom Colicchio’s dining room at the Beekman Hotel has a three-course holiday feast which — in addition to a free-range Narragansett turkey — will feature options such as diver scallops and roasted king salmon. The menu runs at $140 per person and naturally includes a killer cocktail list. Book your table today here.
The Tin Building
Jean-Georges’s latest venture has packaged together an impressive Tin Thanksgiving at Home: a traditional, ready-to-eat meal that includes Herb Roasted Organic Turkey, Turkey Jus, Brussels Sprouts, Delicata Squash, Roasted Mushrooms, Chestnut Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, Cranberry Compote, Assorted Bread, Rolls, and Pumpkin Pie.
A $50 per head dinner at this friendly restaurant and bar includes choice of salmon, turkey, steak or broiled pork chop — plus sides and pie. Call 202-406-4551 for reservations.
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