Even though you had lofty ambitions this year, your Thanksgiving Day menu remains unplanned or at the very least incomplete. We've compiled a list of restaurants that want to make your holiday fuss-free; let someone else do the dishes after gorging on mass quantities of turkey and fixings. "No, Grandma, your turkey is not dry. We just hate to see you work so hard."
Here's the lineup of where to go, how much it'll cost, and what you can eat. The race for reservations begins now.
660 at the Anglers
pumpkin bisque with housemade ricotta, bourbon glazed turkey, brown
sugar and sweet potato cobbler ($44.95 per person, children under 12,
1500° at Eden Roc
Menu Highlights: Bell
& Evans roast turkey, beef tenderloin with wild mushroom sauce,
honey-glazed sweet potato casserole, cranberry chutney, baked apple tart
($60 per person, children under 12, $30).
Menu Highlights: winter squash soup with foie gras, turkey and
whole pig carving stations, bacon/sweet-potato hash, braised short ribs
with horseradish potato purée ($85 per person, includes choice of house
red or white wine).
Asia de Cuba
Menu Highlights: calabaza soup with black bean dumplings, roasted turkey "pavachon" style, coconut flan, ($56 per person).
BLT Steak at the Betsy
Menu Highlights: butternut squash soup, mushroom risotto, Ashley Farms turkey roulade with cranberry stuffing and grenadine sauce, roasted prime rib of beef with confit garlic jus and bacon popover ($72 per person).
Cecconi's at Soho House
Menu Highlights: Butternut squash soup, roast turkey with mushroom and chestnut stuffing, cranberry and orange sauce, apple pie ($50 per person).
Menu Highlights: spiced pumpkin soup with grilled chorizo and bourbon cream, roast "chopblock style" turkey, glazed honey ham, truffle mashed potatoes, sweet potato marshmellow "jar," bourbon pecan pie ($55 per person).
DB Bistro Moderne
Menu Highlights: bacon-wrapped roast turkey breast with confit leg, cranberry compote, pecan tart ($75 per person, children under 12, $35).
De Rodriguez Cuba
Menu Highlights: roasted chestnut soup, slow-roasted organic turkey, smoky mashed potatoes, chorizo cornbread ($65 per person).
Menu Highlights: smoked turkey leg, roasted quince with Alsatian cabbage and pork belly, warm apple almond cake with pumpkin coulis (turkey dinner $38 per person, à la carte menu available, children under 12, $18).
Quattro Gastronomia Italiana
Menu Highlights: roasted pepper flan; braised turkey breast stuffed with Italian sausage, focaccia, and spinach; rack of lamb with pumpkin mash and truffles; pumpkin tart (à la carte pricing, $10-$38).
Menu Highlights: sweet-and-sour soup with roast turkey, ancho-chili-roasted turkey with plantain cornbread stuffing, chipotle/sweet-potato purée, pumpkin crêpes ($35 per person).
Menu Highlights: buttermilk chestnut biscuits, slow-cooked turkey breast, leg of lamb, spaghetti and pumpkin tortelli, Panetonne bread pudding ($75 per person, children under 12, $32.50).
Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill
Menu Highlights: truffle-roasted turkey
with sage brioche bread pudding, cranberry-spiked Brussels sprouts, fennel-dusted porchetta with
pumpkin purée, pumpkin-cream-filled doughnuts
(à la carte pricing, $6-$32).
Sushi Samba Dromo
Menu Highlights: braised short-rib gyoza, mojo-roasted organic turkey, linguiça-quinoa stuffing, Brazil nut apple pie (à la carte pricing, $10-$24).
Menu Highlights: pumpkin bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds and maple croutons, roast Carolina turkey with cornbread and wheat berry dressing, cranberry-kumquat conserve,
maple-roasted yams, pumpkin panna cotta ($68 per person, children under 12, $38).
The Restaurant at the Setai
Menu Highlights: pumpkin veloute with shaved Parmesan and truffle oil; tandoori turkey tikka; roast turkey leg stuffed with sausage, chestnut, and mortadella; pumpkin-pecan tart ($95 per person, $145 with wine pairings, children under 12, $45).
Yardbird Southern Table & Bar
Menu Highlights: smoked pulled turkey and "dumpling stuffing"; rack of lamb with marrow butter; turkey roulade stuffed with figs, apricots, and foie gras; sweet potato pie; pumpkin pie ($65 per person).
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