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DB Bistro Moderne is one of many NYC restaurants that makes a great Thanksgiving destination.

If you don’t feel like cooking, cleaning and dealing with the whole tornado of hosting a Thanksgiving meal, consider corralling your family toward a restaurant this holiday. Each borough has an array of restaurants that will happily worry over the turkey and the stuffing for you, from Manhattan’s trendy the Breslin and meat-centric Bowery Meat Company to Brooklyn favorite Rose Water and the beautiful Stone House on Staten Island. Here are our picks for where to eat Thanksgiving dinner in NYC — across all five boroughs. Remember that prices for younger children are often lower than what’s listed here.


DB Bistro Moderne
Acclaimed chef Daniel Boulud welcomes guests to his modern French/American restaurant for an upscale, three-course Thanksgiving meal. It’s all of your favorite holiday flavors reincarnated into gourmet dishes, like squash soup and pumpkin profiteroles. Three courses for $75 per person.

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Thanksgiving at the Breslin.

The Breslin
Located in the hip Ace Hotel, this NoMad gastropub serves up artisanal ingredients with the charm of a British taproom and the flair of NYC. Created by April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman — the team behind trendy destination the Spotted Pig — the Breslin offers up a hearty and impressive Thanksgiving menu. Three courses for 5 per person.

Little Park
Located in Tribeca’s Smyth hotel and headed by chef Andrew Carmellini, Little Park offers a prix-fixe menu with family-style main courses and several vegetarian-friendly dishes. The space itself is airy and homey, with simple — but elegant — wood tables and plants dotting the dining area. Three courses for $95 per person.

Bowery Meat Company
This dimly-lit, old-school steak restaurant is known for its decadent cuts of meat and modern dishes. What better way to splurge on a Thanksgiving dinner in NYC than to indulge in a five-course prix fixe menu at a place that’s certain to do justice to its turkey? Five courses for $98 per person.

Hearth is an award-winning East Village Italian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere. Celebrated for its healthy fine dining, the restaurant’s Thanksgiving day prix fixe menu presents all of the season’s classic dishes with a heart-healthy spin. Four dishes, plus shared side dishes, for $98 per person.

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Quality Eats offers a bucket of fried turkey on its Thanksgiving menu.

Quality Eats
Both the Upper East Side and West Village locations of Quality Eats are keeping their doors open for this year’s Turkey Day. Diners can enjoy the sumptuous and all-inclusive “Turkey & Turf” feast, opt for a simpler roasted turkey sandwich, or a variety of nontraditional à la carte appetizers and dishes.


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Rose Water is a Brooklyn favorite that offers a prix fixe menu for Thanksgiving.

Rose Water
This welcoming Park Slope restaurant is wholly unpretentious but has been satisfying local foodies — and even some who dare cross the bridge from Manhattan — since the start of the millennium. Beloved for its dedication to seasonal ingredients and its famed brunch, Rose Water also serves up a Thanksgiving feast with a modern touch (think: honey-nut squash risotto). Three courses for $68 per person.

Brick interiors and soaring ceilings make the Wythe Hotel’s new American restaurant a classy, traditional option in Williamsburg. Appetizers and side dishes are served family-style, contributing to the good vibes and convivial atmosphere. Three courses plus shared sides for $95 per person.

Henry’s End
This Brooklyn Heights neighborhood spot is a great option for those seeking a more low-key atmosphere. Henry’s End might not look like much from the outside, but offers an indulgent spread worthy of a great Thanksgiving. Three courses plus shared sides for $98 per person.


Zenon Taverna
Astoria is known for its amazing Mediterranean food, and Thanksgiving is actually a pretty good time to explore that strength. Guests here can choose à la carte dishes from the regular menu or indulge in the Thanksgiving Day meal, which includes a mix of Greek appetizers and a traditional holiday turkey with a Cypriot flair. Three courses for $33 per person (regular à la carte regular menu also available).

Marbella Restaurant
Although this Bayside staple is known primarily for its Spanish cuisine, its can also whip up a lovely traditional Thanksgiving meal. Don’t forget to top off your three-course feast with a pitcher (or several) of sangria. Three courses for $32 per person.

The Bronx

Da Franco & Tony
Head to this Pelham Bay Italian restaurant for some solid Italian fare (with the requisite Thanksgiving twist) and a welcoming, local atmosphere. Three courses for $40 per person.

Riverdale Steak House
For those who hail from the Bronx neighborhood of Riverdale and want to stay local, this Irish restaurant and bar can make a great locale for a Thanksgiving dinner in NYC. It serves an à la carte Thanksgiving meal that’s perfect for families looking for a casual — and slightly less expensive — dining experience.

Staten Island

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The Stone House offers a unique setting perfectly befitting holiday traditions.

The Stone House
Located within Staten Island’s picturesque Clove Lakes Park, this restaurant and event space creates an annual Thanksgiving feast in its stately dining area. Visitors will have a lot to feel thankful for as they overlook the gorgeous water scene — like being eons away from overcrowded Manhattan. Five courses for $60 per person (served family-style).

Nino’s is a Staten Island favorite for large Italian meals, and luckily, they keep their doors open on Thanksgiving Day. Their small but solid Thanksgiving menu offers the basics with a few Italian appetizers for those who want to experience what Nino’s does best. Four courses for $41 per person.

Those seeking a side of entertainment to go with their feast might consider Lorenzo’s, an Italian restaurant located in the Hilton Garden Inn. Lorenzo’s is a restaurant, bar and cabaret, which will continue its usual party with live Thanksgiving day piano music. A four-course Thanksgiving spread will let diners to indulge in Lorenzo’s usual pasta offerings without giving up the iconic turkey and all its accompaniments. Four courses for $55 per person.

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