Downtown Alliance Suggests a Bounteous Feast of Thanksgiving Specials in Lower Manhattan

Downtown Alliance Suggests a Bounteous Feast of Thanksgiving Specials in Lower Manhattan

The Downtown Alliance has gathered a list of Thanksgiving specials from Lower Manhattan’s retailers and restaurants—along with a roster of free holiday events and other fun ideas.
You might also want to check out the cool stuff and Thanksgiving promotions on the Downtown Alliance’s Thanksgiving page

California Wine Merchants
15 Bridge Street
(212) 785-7285
Monday, November 22 and Tuesday, November 23, from 5 PM. to 8 PM.
California Wine Merchants will be holding free wine tastings on the Monday and Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving. Stop by, taste some wines, and stock up for the holiday. Monday will feature the shop's new hand-picked selection of South African wines, and Tuesday will offer affordable California wines for this all-American holiday.

Plains Indian Stories with Donna Couteau
The Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green
(212) 514-3700
Thursday, November 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM
Enjoy a fun-filled day for the entire family by listening to Plains Indian stories with storyteller Donna Couteau. First come, first served in the Education Center on the first floor. The museum is also showing several films throughout Thanksgiving Day in its screening room.

Evacuation Day Tour Hosted by Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street
(212) 425-1776
Thursday, November 25 from 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Take a walking tour and trace the footsteps of General Washington from his entrance into the city and try to picture Broadway from Chambers Street down to Fraunces Tavern as it looked 227 years ago. Participants will see where the Liberty Boys challenged the Redcoats on their own parade ground and learn about the people of New York and what it was like for them as they were caught up in the revolution. Two-hundred-plus years may not seem that long ago after all.
Tickets are $20 each ($15 for Fraunces Tavern Museum members) and are required in advance. The starting location will be revealed to ticket buyers at the time of purchase.

Annual Tree Lighting at the South Street Seaport
Historic Cobblestone Area
(212) SEA-PORT
Friday, November 26 at 6 PM.
Kick off the 2010 holiday season with a holiday spectacular and New York City's first tree lighting of the year! Hosted by Jill Martin, guests will enjoy a number of seasonal activities beginning with holiday music and a visit from Santa and other favorite costumed characters.

La Maison du Chocolat
63 Wall Street
(212) 952-1123
La Maison du Chocolat is introducing their special Thanksgiving Bouchee this month. A solid dark chocolate bar decorated with (the spheres) praline and crispy crepes. The decorations are edible—made of white, dark and milk chocolate. $22.00 each.

Crumbs Bake Shop
87 Beaver Street
(212) 480-7500
Crumbs is offering a Thanksgiving autumnal cupcake collection ($27) that includes an Apple Pie, Pumpkin, Maple, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting with Sprinkles and Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Frosting with Sprinkles. Or try the tastepack collection ($24) which includes two each of Crumbs’ autumnal cupakes the Apple Cobbler, Caramel Apple, Chocolate Pecan Pie, Pumpkin, Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Frosting and Sprinkles and Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Frosting and Sprinkles.

Financier Patisserie
62 Stone Street
(212) 344-5600
3-4 World Financial Center
(212) 786-3220
35 Cedar Street @ 10 Liberty Plaza
(212) 952-3838
Financier Patisserie is offering their traditional Thanksgiving cakes & pies on their website at, and in stores from November 18-24. Preordering for Financier online is highly recommended, and preorders received before November 15, 2010 using the coupon code TENOFF are eligible for 10 percent off.

John Allan's
95 Trinity Place
(212) 406-3000
John Allan's Downtown is a men's club offering grooming services, such as haircuts, manicures, shoe shines, massages and facials. In honor of Thanksgiving, on Tuesday, November 23 from 5 PM to 7 PM they will have a live jazz band playing in the bar area and a wine tasting from the local Vestry Wine. Beer and other select liquors will also be served.

In addition, they are offering a $38 full-service special to first-time clients (originally $65) which includes a haircut, manicure and shoeshine and a selection of services at a discounted price. Their membership fee (an all-inclusive 12-month membership) will be offered at a lower rate to first-timers, and they are including an extra month free! Call for details and appointment availability.

Joseph Cione Salon
1 World Financial Center (Lobby Level)
(212) 757-2561
Joseph Cione's full-service salon is offering a Thanksgiving special of 25 percent off all services for men and women the entire month of November. Just click, print and save by visiting their website at

Battery Gardens
Inside Battery Park (Opposite 17 State Street)
(212) 809-5508
Battery Gardens is offering a special three-course Thanksgiving Menu for $60 per person. Choices include chestnut soup, roasted turkey, grilled filet mignon, sturgeon, salmon and delicious desserts. Reservations required.

2 West Restaurant
Two West Street (Inside The Ritz Carlton Hotel)
(212) 344-0800
Start your Thanksgiving day in style at The Ritz Carlton's 2 West Restaurant. The restaurant is offering a breakfast buffet from 7AM to 11:30 AM for $26 per person. A dinner buffet is also being offered for $85 per person from 3:30 PM to 9 PM. Menu highlights include a raw bar, bitter greens, roasted baby pumpkin, bay scallop, lobster casserole, jumbo shrimp, Jonah crab claws and oysters, as well as an organic roasted turkey and a dessert buffet by Laurent Richard. Reservations required.

SHO Shaun Hergatt
40 Broad Street (Inside The Setai)
(212) 809-3993
Join SHO on Thursday, November 25 for an elegant family lunch or dinner. The menu will include three courses and a wine list fully stocked with selections that complement your turkey and the flavors of the season. Seatings are offered from 1:30 PM to 7 PM. Priced: $79 per person and $39.50 for children (12 and younger). Reservations required.

Merchants NY Cafe
90 Washington Street
(212) 363-6000
For only $25.95 per person, Merchants NY Cafe is offering a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. The menu is three courses and includes a choice of appetizer (Roasted Pumpkin Bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds and maple clabber or Autumn Lettuces with spiced pecans, dried cranberries and a port wine vinaigrette), the main course (Oven Roasted Tom Turkey with apple and herb stuffing, cranberry-jalapeno compote, glazed yams, green beans almandine and natural gravy) and a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. Reservations are required.

Church & Dey
55 Church Street (In the Millenium Hilton Hotel)
(212) 312-2000
For $55 per person, Church & Dey is offering a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. This three-course menu includes a choice of appetizer (salad of field greens and baby arugula with cinnamon apples, walnuts, goat cheese, and balsamic or butternut squash soup), a main course of turkey two ways braised leg and thigh & stuffed herbed breast thyme roasted sweet potato, Brussels sprouts, dried cranberry jus and a slice of pumpkin cheesecake with vanilla whipped cream and caramel along with coffee, assorted teas, or spiced New England apple cider. Reservations are required.

Harry's Cafe & Steak
One Hanover Square
(212) 785-9200
Harry’s Café & Steak will be offering a special Thanksgiving Menu consisting of four courses for $58 a person and $25 for children. Reservations are being taken for 1-8 PM and are highly advised due to high holiday volume.