A Guide to Restaurants That Will Be Open for Thanksgiving Weekend

Holiday antipasti on offer at Arlo’s Soho. Photo courtesy Lion & Lamb.

Maybe the apartment kitchen is too small and the guests are too many; perhaps there’s no time to do all that grocery shopping or buy extra table settings. No matter the reason, here are restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving or doing special menus for the weekend.

Le District
Whether to go or to stay, one of the 13 different markets in this downtown space will have what any table needs.

Hortus NYC
At this restaurant in the NoMad area, enjoy a prix fixe for two for $130, with an additional wine pairing option for $50 per person. “Guests will have a choice of oysters, raw selection or king crab for the first course; for the second, a choice of two starters alongside 4 oz. of A5 Wagyu or Foie Gras; and for the main course, a ‘to share’ dish with two sides or Hortus NYC’s Thanksgiving Special Dish, which features a Whole Roast Chicken with Black Truffle. For dessert, a slice of Pumpkin Cheesecake will add a sweet finish to the holiday meal,” says the restaurant.

Temple Court
Tom Colicchio’s downtown restaurant will be serving a three-course prix fixe meal. Find the full menu—which includes Lobster Thermidor, wild salmon, and baked Alaska—here.

Valerie Midtown
The $65.95 prix fixe will feature apple brined roast heritage Turkey and chestnut and cornbread stuffing with cranberry-pomegranate relish, Australian winter truffle, and their brunch menu will be on offer from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Full menu here.

Gran Tivoli
For $49, guests can choose from three courses and a glass of wine. The menu includes Mini Pumpkin & Fennel Pies, Porchetta Belly, Smoked Cavalo Nero, Pig Gravy, and Warm Apple & Cinnamon Spiked Mini Pudding, Eggnog Whiskey Custard.

Peppi’s Cellar
This spot wants to be a Friendsgiving and Black Friday destination. “For $15, enjoy a Suckling roast turkey, gravy and stuffing in a panini bun paired with a Thanksgiving-in-a-glass cranberry whisky cocktail,” they say.

Bluebird London NYC
Here, there’s a view of Central Park in addition to the prix fixe menu for $95 per person from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Here’s the full menu.

This Hudson Yards restaurant will have a $125 per person prix fixe menu while open all day, with options from their everyday menu and Thanksgiving classics.

GITANO Jungle Room
The menu here includes Pumpkin Soup, Turkey in Mole Poblano, and a Pumpkin Cheesecake for $80 per person.

Harold’s at Arlo Soho
Harold’s will be offering a family-style pre-fixe menu for $65 a person from noon to 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. After dinner, enjoy drinks at “Autumn at Arlo,” the hotel’s fall-themed pop-up.

This world-famous bar in the West Village with solid food has a $90 Thanksgiving menu.

Antica Pesa
Over in Williamsburg, do an Italian Thanksgiving featuring Ovenly pies at this Berry Street restaurant. Their à la carte Thanksgiving menu, available from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., features a special Terrina di Tacchino antipasto (slow cooked turkey, mustard, prune and red wine terrine), their classic Cacio e Pepe and seasonal Pumpkin Gnocchi with Prawns, and proteins like Baked Monkfish and Free-Range Chicken. For vegetarians, the restaurant will also offer a Sformato di Patate Dolce (sweet potatoes with a gorgonzola fondue). Here’s the full menu.

The Soho, Upper East Side, and West 40th Street locations of the lovely Spanish chain will offer a $70 per person family-style feast to pair with Spanish wines selected by beverage director Kieran Chavez. Expect Quesos y Embutidos a selection of Spanish cheese and charcuterie; Pan con Tomate grilled stirato bread rubbed with tomato, garlic and olive oil; Pimientos de Padrón with shishito peppers; Ensalada de Otoño with pears, almond, mahon cheese, and sherry vinaigrette; and more.

Benoit NY
From 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., this French bistro will offer a 3-course menu for $85 per person.

Go for a Roman-style Thanksgiving at this restaurant in the Moxy Chelsea. Expect risotto, carpaccio, and more.

This restaurant at the W Union Square will be offering a regular brunch menu and a limited menu of holiday specials for dinner. Some of the specials include: Caramelized Yam Soup, Roasted Delicata Squash, Rotisserie Turkey with whipped potatoes, cornbread and apple stuffing, roasted carrots, citrus cranberry sauce, and pan gravy.

After the holiday, if there are still visitors to entertain, head to Prospect Heights. “Starting on Friday November 23rd through Sunday November 25th, we are serving up a family style prix-fixe tasting menu,” says the restaurant. “We’ll be featuring some Olmsted classics alongside some new seasonal fare.” The cost is $125 per person.