Thanksgiving is this Thursday. It is now Monday. You have almost no time left to make plans. Give up on the dream of cooking - if you're still holding on to it in the first place - and embrace the idea of Thanksgiving at a restaurant. Lucky for you, lots of amazing places still have reservations available. Here's where you should go!
How Much: $70/person for a family-style meal
At Gabe Stulman's laid-back West Village restaurant, the meal will start with homemade Chex Mix, crudités with French onion dip, and caviar and potato chips, before veering toward the classic, featuring kabocha and butternut squash soup, turkey, stuffing, brussels sprouts, green beans, mashed and sweet potatoes, and apple pie.
How Much: $90/person for a seven-course prix fixe with an optional $60 wine and sake pairing
Over in Midtown East, Japanese restaurant Mifune is offering a massive seven-course feast featuring sashimi, kabocha pumpkin soup, turkey truffle pie, soboro ginger rice, and Okinawa kibito caramel ice cream to end the night.
Indian Accent (Seating low)
How Much: $95/adult and $49/child (12 and up) for a three-course prix fixe
If you'd like to avoid bland mashed potatoes and canned cranberry sauce this Thanksgiving, Indian Accent is your best bet. The restaurant will serve sesame-chili sweet potatoes, roast turkey pinwheels with sage, paneer, and a chili tomato glaze, cumin-maple brussels sprouts, and pumpkin and cranberry flatbread with sage butter, just to name a few standouts.
How Much: $118/person for a three-course prix fixe
At this Jean-Georges Vongerichten spot, guests will be spoiled for choice. Though there's only three courses, both the appetizer and entrée courses offer five selections, including peekytoe crab dumplings, butternut squash minestrone, Maine lobster in herb butter, Wagyu beef tenderloin, and more.
Sauvage (Seating low)
How Much: $68/person for a three-course prix fixe
At this French-leaning Greenpoint spot, the kitchen will turn out acorn soup with Jonah crab meat, pâté de campagne, classic heritage turkey with chestnut stuffing, brook trout almondine, beef short ribs, and chocolate mousse or pumpkin pie to share.
Russian Tea Room
How Much: $125/adult and $85/child for a three-course prix fixe
For those who prefer a gaudy Thanksgiving feast with high tea, there's the Russian Tea Room. For Thanksgiving, they'll serve Eastern European staples like red borscht, duck blinchiki, stroganoff, chicken Kiev, and kulebyaka - as well as turkey, pumpkin tart, and a market salad, if you want something more traditional.
Jean-Georges (Seating low)
How Much: $198/person for a four-course prix fixe
If you want to take in Central Park's turning leaves one last time over a gorgeous dinner, then you'll want to fork over the big bucks for Thanksgiving dinner at Jean-Georges. Among the menu items are sautéed foie gras with avocado and radish in a ginger marinade, black sea bass crusted with spices, and roasted turkey filled with foie gras and chestnut stuffing (or caramelized beef tenderloin, if you're all turkeyed out).
How Much: $42-$44.50
Order by: November 19
In addition to its bottomless list of ice cream flavors, the new Morgenstern's flagship on Houston will be selling whole pies, including a bourbon pecan pie with a sweet dough crust, salted caramel custard with a pretzel crust, and a cinnamon apple pie with a pork lard crust. Orders must be made at least 48 hours before pickup.
Momofuku Ssäm Bar
How Much: $375
Order by: November 19
Grab ten of your closest friends, ask each of them to front you $40, and head to Momofuku Ssäm Bar to pick up your Thanksgiving dinner, featuring honey-glazed pork shoulder, scalloped potatoes with cheddar and gruyere, iceberg salad with Italian dressing, green bean casserole, and a sweet potato tres leches cake. 48-hour notice is required and the very narrow pickup window is between noon and 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day.