Restos Open on Thanksgiving
November 12, 2018
For some, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to show off their cooking prowess by preparing a gigantic meal for friends and family. For others, slaving away in the kitchen is the last thing they’d feel like doing, as they’d much rather escape the confines of the NYC apartments for rent and head to a nice restaurant for a change of pace.
As with most aspects of life, New York City provides, and there are plenty of restaurants open on Thanksgiving day to cater to those who have no interest in cook (but plenty of interest in eating). Today, we’ll be turning our attention to a few of these fine establishments and what they have in store come November 22nd.
Eleven Madison Park
Based in the heart of New York City, on Madison Avenue, this area favorite has been through an extensive evolution since its conception. Today, it’s owned by Daniel Humm and his business partner Will Guidara, and for Thanksgiving, they’ll be stocking the dining room with options like Roasted Turkey and the like. Just be sure to come prepared, as the meal is a bit on the pricier side at $255 (it’s well worth it, mind you).
If you’re looking for a place that can accommodate a family-group with ease, you’ll definitely want to check out Carmine’s in either Times Square or the Upper West Side. Their sumptuous Thanksgiving feast feeds six to eight people, and includes:
- One 18 lb. Roasted Turkey with Sausage & Sage Stuffing served with Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions & Applewood Smoked Bacon
- Sautéed String Beans with Julienned Red Peppers & Toasted Hazelnuts
- Baby Carrots with Fresh Dill
- Sweet Potatoes topped with Marshmallows & Maple Syrup
- Mashed Potatoes with Giblet Gravy
- A Holiday Pumpkin, Apple or Pecan pie
This will be available for $274.95 if you’re dining in, and $259.95 if you decide to get the meal for take out. Even if you’re not interested in the old-school Thanksgiving feast, Carmine’s regular menu will also be available, so you can still chow down on all those Italian favorites if you so choose.
If you want a bit of a fancy touch, you want The Breslin on West 29th Street. They’ve got a whopping four-course meal planned for guests, which runs $95/head with an additional $55 for a wine pairing. That meal, by the way, consists of:
Candied Sweet Potato Soup with Salted Pecans, and Maple Creme Fraiche
Apple & Walnut Salad with Chicories, Boozy Cranberries, and Cider Vinaigrette
Turkey Breast & Confit Leg with Sausage Stuffing, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Mashed Potatoes, and Giblet Gravy
Curry Braised Monkfish Stew with Savory Cabbage, Roasted Squash, and Wild Rice
Pumpkin & Apple Galette with Spiced Pumpkin Butter and Cinnamon Chiboust
Chocolate Brioche Bread Pudding with Chocolate Chips and Pumpkin Anglaise
That’s more than enough to fill the tummies of most Thanksgiving feasters, and coming from this Michelin-starred restaurant, the creation of well-known chef April Bloomfield, you know it’s going to be one of the tastiest meals you can have come Thanksgiving.
This restaurant, the product of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, sits some 60 stories above the city in Lower Manhattan (the 28 Liberty Building). On a normal evening, Chef Jason Pfiefer would be cooking up a soulful mix of French-inspired favorites, and for Thanksgiving, they’ll be pulling out all the stops with a $120 meal fit for a king.
Hearth, in the East Village, is already well-known for having a cozy atmosphere and a long list of delicious Italian-inspired dishes that exemplify the concept of healthy fine dining. They’ll be extending that philosophy toward their Thanksgiving offerings, and if you’d like to try the $98 three-course dinner (with optional $38 wine pairing), you’ll be treated to Autumn favorites like:
- Autumn Squash Soup with Citrus Yogurt, and Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
- Pear and Pecorino Salad with Chicories, Red Onion, and Walnuts
- Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner with a Poached Breast, Braised Thigh, Mushroom Leek Stuffing, Cranberry, and Turkey Gravy
- Side Dishes like Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Autumn Vegetables, and Braised Greens
- Apple Crumble, and Pumpkin Mousse with Cranberry Compote and Spiced Pecans
If you’ve got the kids in tow (and they’re under 12) they get to eat half priced. This is a great alternative to dinner at home if you really feel like hitting the town for Thanksgiving this year.
David Burke Tavern
If you’d like to stick around the Upper East Side for Thanksgiving, head to David Burke Tavern on East 62nd Street. This modern establishment is the brainchild of award-winning celebrity chef David Burke, and sits mightily on the first two stories of a fine Upper East Side townhouse. For Thanksgiving, the chef is breaking out the three-course prix-fixe menu that runs $80/person, or $40 if you’re a child under 12 years of age. That menu will include tasty options like:
- Oysters “Rock Shrimp Louie” style
- Pear Carpaccio with Blue Cheese Bacon Frisee
- Ditalini Mac & Cheese with Mushroom and Olive Crumble
- Tuna Crudo with Avocado and Vegetables
- Pastrami Salmon Duo with Rillette Bagel Tuile, Chicory, and Mustard Seed
- Lobster & Bay Scallop Chowder with Chorizo and Watercress
- Caesar Salad with Crispy Parmesan and Soft Egg
- Foie Gra Torchon with Figs and Brioche
Naturally, Thanksgiving will be part of the main course, which you can have with cornbread stuffing, citrus cranberry autumn harvest relish, and Breckenridge bourbon giblet gravy. That’s not the only main dish on the menu, mind you, as you can also get a taste of hand cut filet mignon, black sea bass, branzino, sea scallops & crispy duck, pork chop, or fall squash lasagna if you prefer. As for the side dishes, they include:
- Maple Sweet Potato
- Crispy Green Beans
- Hipster Fries
- Brussels & Bacon
- Braised Greens
- Parsnips & Grapes
Like we said, Chef Burke is pulling out all the stops, and this might be one of the best places to sample a delectable assortment of Thanksgiving dishes in the whole city,
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