5 Indulgent Spots for Thanksgiving in New York

What's Thanksgiving without indulgence? Get in the spirit of gratitude without the hassle of cooking this Thanksgiving season! Here is a curated selection of 5 exquisite dining options for those seeking a delightful escape from the kitchen.

Bell Book & Candle
Hosts Sustainably Sourced Thanksgiving Dinner
Bell Book & Candle (141 West 10th St.) is serving up a mindfully sourced Thanksgiving dinner. The three-course meal, priced at $70 for adults and $40 for children, features a splendid array of seasonal delights. Begin your feast with the option of a Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with mixed greens, adorned with toasted pecans, raisins, and their housemade balsamic dressing or Butternut Squash Soup topped with fried sage and sage oil. The star of the show is the Heritage Turkey sourced from Lancaster, served with pan gravy and accompanied by sides like sourdough sage stuffing, chive mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with bacon, maple roasted sweet potatoes with candied pecans, and Executive Chef John Mooney’s special cranberry sauce. To conclude this Thanksgiving extravaganza, indulge in a classic Chicago Style Apple Pie, lovingly prepared and served with a dollop of creme fraiche ice cream. For reservations and further information, you can contact them at 212.414.2355 or visit their website at https://www.bbandcnyc.com 

Empire Steak House
Celebrate Thanksgiving at Empire Steak House on 11/23 
Empire Steak House, which has three locations in the heart of Midtown (151 E 50th St, 237 W 54th St, 233 W. 49th St) will host an elevated, decadent Thanksgiving Feast for you and your loved ones.  Their 3-location, 3-course prix-fixe menu offers a choice of appetizer like Tuna Tartare, Buffalo Mozzarella, or Pumpkin Soup. Entrees include a Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey with all the fixings, Dry-Aged Ribeye Steak, and Lobster Ravioli.  And Thanksgiving wouldn’t be complete with a slice of Pumpkin Pie, Cheesecake, or Tiramisu for dessert.  The prefix menu is $110 per person and reservations can be made by visiting: https://www.empiresteakhousenyc.com/. 

Gotham Hall

NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade Viewing Brunch 2023 at Gotham Hall on 11/23
Head to Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway at 36th Street) on Thanksgiving morning for an all-inclusive Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade viewing event and gourmet brunch buffet, open bar, and access to an outdoor viewing area that boasts breathtaking views of the best Thanksgiving parade in the world. Historic Gotham Hall’s private viewing area will give ticket holders an exclusive street-level view as the parade travels down 6th Avenue, past 36th Street.  This event is perfect for families, friends, and groups of all sizes.  It will include family-friendly entertainment like face painters, a balloon artist, and a magician. The outdoor viewing area at Gotham Hall is the ideal way to experience the magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade while avoiding the congested crowds. Enjoy dishes like Brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon, or Fresh Fruit Platters, while sipping on brunch cocktails or freshly squeezed juices. Tickets start at $399 and Premium Seating Options are limited, so visit Gotham Hall Thanksgiving Viewing Party Tickets to secure your experience today. For more information, please visit Thanksgivingnyc.com.

Haven Rooftop
Experience Haven Rooftop’s Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu on 11/23
Discover the perfect Thanksgiving at Haven Rooftop (132 W 47th Street), located in the heart of Midtown at The Sanctuary Hotel. Haven will offer diners an unforgettable prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner experience on Thursday, November 23rd. Priced at $85 per person, this special meal will include one appetizer from options like Tuna Tartare, Butternut Squash Soup, Shrimp Cocktail, or Kale Salad, and a choice of an entree, such as Turkey with sweet mashed potatoes, gnocchi pasta with mushrooms and fresh truffle, salmon with asparagus risotto, or petite filet with mushroom, garlic mashed potatoes, and mushroom sauce. Conclude your meal with a delightful dessert like Pumpkin Cheesecake, Rice Pudding dulce de leche, or Creme Brulee. Reservations can be made between 2pm and 9pm by emailing events@sanctuaryhotelnyc.com or call at 212-466-9000 to make a reservation. 

Thanksgiving Dine-in and Catering Options This Holiday Season

Nerai (55 E. 54th Street) invites guests to savor an exquisite Thanksgiving feast two ways this holiday season. Delight in an extravagant Thanksgiving dinner featuring a 3-course prix fixe menu at $90 per person, complemented by a special $40 per person children's menu (for kids under 12), with starters like Greek Salad, Butternut Squash Soup, Baby Kale Salad, and Grilled Octopus. For the main course, enjoy Turkey Moussaka & Roasted Turkey, Lavraki, Sweet Potato Risotto, and Braised Lamb Shank. Finish the special night with Pumpkin Cheesecake, Sokolatina, Saragli, or Portokalopita. If you prefer to celebrate Thanksgiving at home without the tiresome prep, Nerai offers a convenient Thanksgiving To-Go alternative, showcasing a Turkey Dinner Set priced at $70 per person. The option includes a flavorful Greek Salad, succulent Turkey Moussaka & Roasted Turkey with delectable Tsoureki Stuffing, Sweet Potato Purée with rye breadcrumbs, and a luscious Pumpkin Cheesecake with candied pecans and cranberry compote. This option allows guests to pre-order via phone or email and arrange for easy pickup on Thanksgiving Day, between 12pm and 5pm, with a 48-hour ordering cutoff. Reservations can be effortlessly made through Resy or a simple phone call and more information can be found on https://nerainyc.com/

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