There’s something about a Thanksgiving plate that hits that spot that only the best comfort food can hit. The good old-fashioned turkey platter has been a restaurant mainstay for decades, and for good reason. There aren’t too many restaurants in New York City that still serve it, but some still do, and serve very good versions of it indeed.
And while Thanksgiving is still a long way off, there’s no rule that says we can’t indulge in the full Thanksgiving feast all year round, from the comfort of a restaurant booth!
Here are eight restaurants in New York City where you can score a top-notch Thanksgiving-style turkey dinner, right now.
At Artie’s Delicatessen on the Upper West Side, they’re roasting fresh turkeys every day for their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Special, which comes with sliced fresh turkey breast, stuffing, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, and vegetables. It sells for $19.95.
At the quirky Comfort Diner, on 45th between Second and Third, "Thanksgiving Every Day" is one of their menu’s showstoppers. This one also boasts fresh-roasted turkey breast, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, homemade cranberry sauce, and fresh vegetables, and costs $15.95.
Chock full o’ Nuts is best known for "That Heavenly Coffee," and back in the day they had a slew of restaurants all over the city. Now they’re down to just one in Manhattan, and they serve an old-fashioned menu that, sure enough, features a turkey dinner. For $12.95 you get turkey, cranberry sauce, gravy, apple stuffing, and mashed potatoes.
Clark’s Restaurant in Brooklyn Heights is one of the city’s best classic diners, located inside the historic St. George Hotel. Their $14.95 roast turkey platter comes with stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
Upper West Side mainstay Good Enough to Eat mixes it up with cornbread stuffing and sautéed kale, along with roast turkey, gravy, cranberry relish, and mashed potatoes.
Elmo, in Chelsea, also serves a quality turkey dinner for $17.95. This one really does it up, and comes with roasted turkey breast, whipped sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallow glaze, green bean almondine, cranberry compote, and pan gravy. Now that’s Thanksgiving on a plate!
The kitschy Tick Tock Diner, near Madison Square Garden, also includes marshmallow yams in their roast turkey dinner, paired with stuffing, giblet gravy, and cranberry sauce. It sells for $14.95.
Kool Bloo has a gigantic menu, with nearly 30 different burgers and more than 40 wraps. There’s a whole section of "Good ‘Ol Comfort Entrées," one of which is a traditional turkey dinner served with a heap of mashed potatoes, all topped with gravy, for $14.95.