Lower Manhattan’s Guide to Thanksgiving 2021
With the city’s high vaccination rate and restaurants keeping safety measures in place, this Thanksgiving might feel a little more like it did pre-Covid (fingers crossed!). But those of you still opting out of going to Grandma’s house, you don’t need to forgo a holiday feast.
If you’re staying in town, fear not: Plenty of Lower Manhattan eateries are offering deals on all the fixings, so you can celebrate Thanksgiving right — with or without the political arguments.
On Thursday, November 25, Tom Colicchio’s palatial dining room is serving up a Thanksgiving Day menu that runs $135 per person. The three-course collection of fall menu favorites consists of a nostalgic turkey special with all the trimmings and classic holiday desserts. Seatings are available in their newly reopened dining room from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Book your reservations here.
You can reserve a table for this Seaport darling right here, and get you a turkey plate with top-shelf ingredients and do not forget the pies! Pumpkin and bourbon pecan and apple caramel crumb are on the menu, just to name a few. You don’t need to commit to a full meal here — if you want to order dessert to go for a home soiree, pastry chef Paola Marocchi’s treats will be available for pickup or delivery. Just be sure to get your pie order in before Saturday, November 20.
Merchants River House
The menu at this American bistro is gearing up for a blessed Turkey Day. It’s an elegantly streamlined meal: lobster bisque, turkey, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, pan-roasted green beans, walnut stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy and then pumpkin pie. You can also take advantage of Merchants’ takeout menu — offering a “just the turkey” option in addition to the “full spread.” You will never go hungry again.
The Fulton’s got a three-course prix fixe, serving from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. for $168 per person ($84 for children under 10 ). Check out their website for details on that scrumptious Swordfish Milanese (yes, of course they have turkey too; Jean-Georges knows what’s up), and you can book reservations here.
Fraunces Tavern is doing a $85 three-course dinner in the very halls where first president George Washington once dined himself. For pre-orders and inquiries on further details, you can call (212-968-1776) or email to find out what’s happening at this historic public house.
If this 90 John Street staple isn’t already tempting enough to frequent for their generous pours, consider their Turkey Day traditional three-course prix-fixe menu and stick around for dessert’s warm apple tart with pumpkin-spiced whipped cream.
Harry’s has both a to-go menu and a dine-out option, depending on your preferred Thanksgiving experience. The $85 dine-out menu comes with four courses, with entrees including venison steak diane, roasted king salmon and filet mignon, in addition to free-range turkey. You’ll get all the trimmings, too, of course.Tags: thanksgiving