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2013_white_gtruffle_fix13.jpgThanksgiving is next week. If you want to eat out that night and haven't made a reservation yet, you better get a move on. Here's a guide to 15 excellent New York restaurants that will be serving something special on Thanksgiving:
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1. Tocqueville Restaurant

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1 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-1515
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This excellent Union Square fine dining restaurant is offering a three-course menu for $95 that includes options like squash soup, fluke sashimi, a foie gras terrine, roasted rack of pork, roasted pumpkin risotto, and a dry-aged sirloin steak with braised beef cheeks. The menu also has a traditional Thanksgiving dinner entrée, and, for those that want to splash out, potato gnocchi with white truffles ($65 supplement).

2. Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria

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18 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 647-1818
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Carlos Suarez's West Village gem will be open from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with a three-course $55 menu that will be served family style. Everyone will get focaccia, a trio of seasonal vegetables, cavatelli with butternut squash, and a turkey entree, plus three dessert options.

3. Prime Meats

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465 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 254-0327
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Prime Meats is a fun choice for Thanksgiving, because the dining room has a fairly mellow vibe, even on the holiday. You can order a la carte off the regular menu, or choose from a three-course dinner that has turkey with all the fixins as the entree. A limited brunch menu will also be offered earlier in the day. Reservations strongly recommended.

4. Reynard

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80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(718) 460-8000
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Reynard, one of Brooklyn's very best restaurants, is offering a four-course meal on Thanksgiving with options like sunchoke soup, scallop crudo, fritto misto of autumn squashes, roasted turkey, and rabbit. Dessert will be served family-style. The cost is $85 per person.

5. Villard Michel Richard

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455 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022
This ritzy new restaurant in the Palace Hotel will be doing a Thanksgiving buffet for $115 a head. Entree options include turkey, glazed ham, rack of lamb, salmon en croûte, and halibut, plus a bevy of French and American sides and starters and 11 dessert options.

6. The Cleveland

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25 Cleveland Pl
New York, NY 10012
(212) 274-0900
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This cozy Soho restaurant will be serving a special $55, three-course Thanksgiving menu with optional $35 wine (or beer) pairings. The menu includes turkey with all the usual sides, plus pumpkin ravioli, butternut squash soup, a kale salad, and a whole branzino.

7. Lafayette

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380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 533-3000
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Lafayette is offering a $90 three-course prix fixe on Thanksgiving. The list of starters has favorites from the regular menu like the frisee salad and oxtail & foie gras terrine. The entree options include celery root and brie agnolotti, wood-grilled trout, steak frites, and an organic rotisserie turkey. Check out the full menu here.

8. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

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16 W 29th St
New York, NY 10016
(212) 679-1939
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The Breslin is accepting reservations for its Thanksgiving feast for parties of all sizes. A sample menu has roasted winter vegetables, sunchoke and apple soup, Nantucket Bay scallops, Cornish rock hen with stuffing, and Scottish salmon with Brussels sprouts. The four-course meal is $75.

9. Buttermilk Channel

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524 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 852-8490
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Buttermilk Channel will serve a three-course Thanksgiving prix fixe from noon till 6:30 p.m. on the big day. The menu has appetizer options like turnip & pear soup, a roasted squash tart, and an autumn salad. The main course is turkey with oyster bread pudding, sweet potato and butternut squash gratin, whipped potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts. The price is $45 per head. Space is filling up quickly.

10. Recette

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328 W 12th St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 414-3000
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Jesse Schenker's intimate West Village restaurant is serving an $85 four-course menu that includes red snapper crudo with oyster "stuffing," turkey leg "lasagna," turkey roulade with foie gras, and pumpkin semifreddo. Check out the full menu here.

11. Aldea

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31 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 675-7223
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George Mendes's Thanksgiving menu is a mix of holiday dishes and Aldea favorites. Start with a foie gras terrine, a bowl of squash soup, or Bibb lettuce salad, and move on to arroz de pato, suckling pig with clams, diver scallops with spaghetti squash, or Violet Hill Farm turkey with chorizo stuffing. The dessert options include pumpkin cheesecake and cinnamon rice pudding. $85 per person.

12. Restaurant Marc Forgione

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134 Reade St.
New York, NY 10013
(212) 941-9401
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For Thanksgiving, Marc Forgione is offering his versions of traditional dishes, plus some favorites from his regular menu. The holiday menu has kobocha squash ravioli, smoked lobster bisque, roasted organic turkey breast, cedar planked pearl salmon, braised short ribs, and five side dishes, served family-style, plus dessert. The meal is $95 per person.

13. The NoMad

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1170 Broadway
New York, NY 10001
(212) 796-1500
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The Nomad will be serving a Thanksgiving feast from noon till 9 p.m., with options like truffle risotto, foie gras with pear, bone marrow-encrusted beef with short ribs, chicken with black truffles, and turkey with stuffing. The meal is $135 per person for adults, and $65 for kids.

14. The Marrow

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99 Bank St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 428-6000
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The Marrow's Thanksgiving menu features entrees like roasted local turkey with pretzel stuffing, braised beef short ribs with roasted mushrooms, pan-fried duck schnitzel, and a whole hen of the woods mushroom with cauliflower-creamed kale (this is a delicious). With sides and desserts, the meal is $65.

15. Balthazar Restaurant

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80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 965-1414
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Like always, Balthazar will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day on Thanksgiving, with the regular menu plus a holiday special at dinner. The Thanksgiving entree includes slices of light and dark meat from a roasted free-range turkey, plus sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce for $39.

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1. Tocqueville Restaurant

1 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003
This excellent Union Square fine dining restaurant is offering a three-course menu for $95 that includes options like squash soup, fluke sashimi, a foie gras terrine, roasted rack of pork, roasted pumpkin risotto, and a dry-aged sirloin steak with braised beef cheeks. The menu also has a traditional Thanksgiving dinner entrée, and, for those that want to splash out, potato gnocchi with white truffles ($65 supplement).
1 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003

2. Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria

18 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY 10011
Carlos Suarez's West Village gem will be open from 10 a.m. till 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day with a three-course $55 menu that will be served family style. Everyone will get focaccia, a trio of seasonal vegetables, cavatelli with butternut squash, and a turkey entree, plus three dessert options.
18 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011

3. Prime Meats

465 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Prime Meats is a fun choice for Thanksgiving, because the dining room has a fairly mellow vibe, even on the holiday. You can order a la carte off the regular menu, or choose from a three-course dinner that has turkey with all the fixins as the entree. A limited brunch menu will also be offered earlier in the day. Reservations strongly recommended.
465 Court St
Brooklyn, NY 11231

4. Reynard

80 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Read Review |
Reynard, one of Brooklyn's very best restaurants, is offering a four-course meal on Thanksgiving with options like sunchoke soup, scallop crudo, fritto misto of autumn squashes, roasted turkey, and rabbit. Dessert will be served family-style. The cost is $85 per person.
80 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249

5. Villard Michel Richard

455 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022
This ritzy new restaurant in the Palace Hotel will be doing a Thanksgiving buffet for $115 a head. Entree options include turkey, glazed ham, rack of lamb, salmon en croûte, and halibut, plus a bevy of French and American sides and starters and 11 dessert options.
455 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10022

6. The Cleveland

25 Cleveland Pl, New York, NY 10012
This cozy Soho restaurant will be serving a special $55, three-course Thanksgiving menu with optional $35 wine (or beer) pairings. The menu includes turkey with all the usual sides, plus pumpkin ravioli, butternut squash soup, a kale salad, and a whole branzino.
25 Cleveland Pl
New York, NY 10012

7. Lafayette

380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
Lafayette is offering a $90 three-course prix fixe on Thanksgiving. The list of starters has favorites from the regular menu like the frisee salad and oxtail & foie gras terrine. The entree options include celery root and brie agnolotti, wood-grilled trout, steak frites, and an organic rotisserie turkey. Check out the full menu here.
380 Lafayette St
New York, NY 10012

8. The Breslin Bar & Dining Room

16 W 29th St, New York, NY 10016
Read Review |
The Breslin is accepting reservations for its Thanksgiving feast for parties of all sizes. A sample menu has roasted winter vegetables, sunchoke and apple soup, Nantucket Bay scallops, Cornish rock hen with stuffing, and Scottish salmon with Brussels sprouts. The four-course meal is $75.
16 W 29th St
New York, NY 10016

9. Buttermilk Channel

524 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231
Buttermilk Channel will serve a three-course Thanksgiving prix fixe from noon till 6:30 p.m. on the big day. The menu has appetizer options like turnip & pear soup, a roasted squash tart, and an autumn salad. The main course is turkey with oyster bread pudding, sweet potato and butternut squash gratin, whipped potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts. The price is $45 per head. Space is filling up quickly.
524 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231

10. Recette

328 W 12th St, New York, NY 10014
Jesse Schenker's intimate West Village restaurant is serving an $85 four-course menu that includes red snapper crudo with oyster "stuffing," turkey leg "lasagna," turkey roulade with foie gras, and pumpkin semifreddo. Check out the full menu here.
328 W 12th St
New York, NY 10014

11. Aldea

31 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
George Mendes's Thanksgiving menu is a mix of holiday dishes and Aldea favorites. Start with a foie gras terrine, a bowl of squash soup, or Bibb lettuce salad, and move on to arroz de pato, suckling pig with clams, diver scallops with spaghetti squash, or Violet Hill Farm turkey with chorizo stuffing. The dessert options include pumpkin cheesecake and cinnamon rice pudding. $85 per person.
31 W 17th St
New York, NY 10011

12. Restaurant Marc Forgione

134 Reade St., New York, NY 10013
For Thanksgiving, Marc Forgione is offering his versions of traditional dishes, plus some favorites from his regular menu. The holiday menu has kobocha squash ravioli, smoked lobster bisque, roasted organic turkey breast, cedar planked pearl salmon, braised short ribs, and five side dishes, served family-style, plus dessert. The meal is $95 per person.
134 Reade St.
New York, NY 10013

13. The NoMad

1170 Broadway, New York, NY 10001
Read Review |
The Nomad will be serving a Thanksgiving feast from noon till 9 p.m., with options like truffle risotto, foie gras with pear, bone marrow-encrusted beef with short ribs, chicken with black truffles, and turkey with stuffing. The meal is $135 per person for adults, and $65 for kids.
1170 Broadway
New York, NY 10001

14. The Marrow

99 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
The Marrow's Thanksgiving menu features entrees like roasted local turkey with pretzel stuffing, braised beef short ribs with roasted mushrooms, pan-fried duck schnitzel, and a whole hen of the woods mushroom with cauliflower-creamed kale (this is a delicious). With sides and desserts, the meal is $65.
99 Bank St
New York, NY 10014

15. Balthazar Restaurant

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
Like always, Balthazar will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all day on Thanksgiving, with the regular menu plus a holiday special at dinner. The Thanksgiving entree includes slices of light and dark meat from a roasted free-range turkey, plus sweet potato puree, Brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce for $39.
80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

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