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Top 5 Places to Eat a Thanksgiving Meal in NYC


Between the cooking, cleaning, and hosting duties, having Thanksgiving at home can be a major undertaking. From hours spent checking on the turkey to hours spent gathering plates and cups from every table, bookcase, and ottoman in your home, hosting a holiday meal is an impressive feat, and one that’s hardly for the faint of heart. Fortunately, just because you want to enjoy a nice meal with your friends and family doesn’t mean you have to spend the day slaving over a hot stove or scrubbing up at the sink. Take a trip to one of these New York eateries hosting Thanksgiving dinner and take the stress out of Turkey Day:

Má Pêche | 15 West 56th Street

Head over to Momofuku-branded Má Pêche this Thanksgiving for one of the city’s most delicious holiday meals. In lieu of a traditional turkey, guests can enjoy a Turducken, mashed potatoes with bacon, scallions, and sharp cheddar, focaccia stuffing, pumpkin pie, and mulled apple cider.

Carmine’s | 200 West 44th Street

This popular Italian restaurant is serving up some of the best Thanksgiving meals in the city. Each year at Thanksgiving, Carmine’s offers a special Thanksgiving menu with roast turkey, Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and bacon, sausage and sage stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes, and a choice of apple, pumpkin, or pecan pie for dessert.

Katz’s Delicatessen | 205 East Houston Street

If you’re looking for a non-traditional Thanksgiving meal that the whole family will love, look no further than Katz’s Delicatessen. This iconic New York eatery keeps its doors open for hungry patrons on Thanksgiving, serving up ample portions of pastrami, corned beef, and tongue on sandwiches you’ll virtually have to unhinge your jaw to take a bite of.

The Eddy | 342 East 6th Street

Executive Chef Jeremy Salamon’s downtown eatery, The Eddy, is an ideal spot to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal with friends and family. This intimate eatery offers a Thanksgiving menu with optional wine pairing, from which you can enjoy dishes like hot brown butter cider, cornbread canelé with apple butter, pumpkin soup, roast turkey with sage, and pear sorbet for dessert.

Quality Eats | 1496 2nd Avenue

The indulgent, southern-inspired Thanksgiving menu at Quality Eats is sure to hit the spot. Guests can enjoy a roasted turkey sandwich on monkey bread with sweet sausage stuffing and cranberry mostarda, a fried turkey bucket with a charred Brussels sprouts and roasted parsnip salad, sweet potato brulee, hot honey, and buttermilk biscuits, or the so-called Turkey & Turf, a four-person meal consisting of fried turkey and trimmings, as well as a Tomahawk ribeye.

A great Thanksgiving meal doesn’t have to mean hours of prepping, cooking, and cleaning. Lighten your load this Thanksgiving with a trip to one of New York’s best restaurants — it might just be a change that becomes your favorite family tradition.  

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