Are you coming to NYC for the Thanksgiving holiday? We think that’s a great idea! The parade, the Central Park fall foliage, the FOOD! Below are some of our top picks for Thanksgiving Day feasts – mostly pre-fixe menus with one takeout option thrown in (mess-free, stress-free holiday!).

Need to bring something to a homemade feast? Pie is ALWAYS the answer! We’ve got you covered below.

After you feast, come visit us over the holiday weekend to walk off your meal and learn a bit about the city! (And there will still be food – it’s Thanksgiving weekend after all!)

With New York City being the food mecca that it is, you have many options when it comes to enjoying a beautiful Thanksgiving meal outside of the home. From traditional turkey feasts to unique takes on delicious holiday fare, here are a few of our favorite options.

For an Italian twist on traditional: Rafele

Rafele is offering up a delicious menu for Thanksgiving. They do have a turkey with stuffing, with the added bonus of some delicious pasta dishes to start. Beet pappardelle, as well as butternut squash and ricotta ravioli. Italian Thanksgiving fare, done right. My belly is warm just thinking about it. Let the heat from the restaurant’s wood-fired oven and the smoke from Chef Raffaele’s good looks warm your heart and soul this year.
$65 per person


29 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-1999

Rafele Dining Room


Chef Raffaele in Action

For a true feast, Italian-style: Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria

Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria is doing a beautiful Thanksgiving menu, with a combination of decadent family-style sides and starters, and your choice of first and second courses. Smashed Yukon gold potatoes and sweet potatoes, carmelized brussel sprouts, buckwheat stuffing – traditional sides done way better than I could manage at home. And beautiful extends to the space as well. In short, Il Buco Alimentari e Vineria does everything right. Both the cuisine and the space are reminiscent of a rustic market straight out of Tuscany.
$85.00 per person


53 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012