Where To Enjoy A Delicious Thanksgiving Feast In NYC Without Having To Do Any Of The Cooking

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Where To Enjoy A Delicious Thanksgiving Feast In NYC Without Having To Do Any Of The Cooking

Whether you don’t feel like cooking or have no plans for the holiday, you can still enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving feast in NYC!

As the holiday swiftly approaches, it can be extremely stressful to do all the shopping, make all the dishes, and entertain your guests. Make Thanksgiving Day easier on you & your family/friends by eating out this year!

With tons of NYC restaurants still open on Thanksgiving Day, we’ve curated 8 of the most delicious feasts going on this year.

1. Miss Lily’s, East Village & SoHo

Miss Lily’s

Spend Thanksgiving in the Caribbean with Miss Lily’s Jamaican-inspired Thanksgiving offerings. From a three course prix fixe meal, order options like slow roasted jerk turkey, mac & cheese pie, Caribbean pumpkin soup, steamed Jamaican greens, and more. End your feast on a sweet note with Chef de cuisine Kahari Woolcock’s signature Miss Homey Sweet Potato Pudding or good ol’ fashioned Banana Cream Pudding. Make your reservations via Resy.

2. Benjamin Steakhouse, Midtown East

Benjamin Steakhouse

Skip the daunting task of cooking for everyone and make it easier on yourself with a prix-fixe menu at Benjamin Steakhouse. Enjoy the same traditional flavors with Pumpkin Soup, Autumn Salad, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake,Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey with stuffing, roasted yams, and more! Make your reservations here.

3. SweetBriar, Kips Bay

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Either dine-in or takeout a multi-course meal at Exec Chef Bryce Shuman’s newest restaurant. Choose from starter options including Spigarello Ceasar, Butternut Squash Soup, & Beet Salad, then sink your teeth into Hickory Smoked Organic Turkey, Grilled True Angus Hanger Steak, and many more options for your main. But don’t forget to end the night with some mouthwatering pumpkin pie! Place orders and reservations on their website here. Pre-order by Monday November 22 the latest.

4. Industry Kitchen, Seaport

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Shake up your traditional Thanksgiving meal with a delicious Thanksgiving-inspired pizza instead! Head to Industry Kitchen or order out their Thanksgiving Pizza topped with turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing for an unusual pie that will leave you always wanting pizza on the holiday from now on. Book a reservation here.

5. Veranda, SoHo

Andre Maier

Veranda is launching its first Thanksgiving feast with Chef George Mendes’ three-course prix fixe menu. Enjoy a range of flavors from traditional dishes like Autumn Squash Soup, Pennsylvania all-natural turkey with chestnut-brioche stuffing & pumpkin spiced cheesecake to more unusual Thanksgiving bites like Shrimp “Alhinho” with sweet smoked pimenton, garlic, olive oil and pressed shrimp jus. The greenhouse will be open for dining from 2-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.

6. COTE Korean Steakhouse, Flatiron

COTE Korean Steakhouse

Slice into four select cuts of USDA Prime & American Wagyu beef at famous NYC Korean steakhouse for your Thanksgiving meal. In addition to a carnivorous heaven, try their egg souffle, spicy kimchi stew and sticky rice stuffing made with shiitake mushrooms and Chinese sausage. See more here.

7. Cathédrale, East Village


Located within the Moxy East Village, Cathédrale will be open on Thanksgiving Day for a luxurious offering of holiday specialty items along with their French-Mediterranean menu classics. Munch on Rotisserie Heritage Turkey with Root Vegetables, Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Gravy; Golden Raisin Chestnut Stuffing; Garnet Sweet Potato; Pumpkin Pie, and so much more! Reservations can be made through their website or on OpenTable.

8. La Goulue, UES

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Spend your Thanksgiving dining at one of the finest French bistros on the UES. Start your meal with Butternut Squash Soup Veloué with crème fraiche or Le Tartare de Thon Japonais, made with Ahi tuna, wasabi miso dressing and fresh coriander. Move onto a perfectly roasted turkey paired with mash potatoes or get the pan seared salmon filet. Finish off with either the Pecan Mascarpone Napoleon or the Pumpkin Tart. Make your reservation here.

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