Can’t go home for Thanksgiving? Don’t worry — these New York City steakhouses will fill you up with everything you need to make this holiday memorable. Plus, with no dishes or clean up afterward, you can enjoy spending that extra time with local family and friends.
Head to the Midtown outpost of Delmonico’s for a classic Thanksgiving feast. This chic eatery offers modern spins on the flagship restaurant’s iconic, upscale menu. From noon to 8 p.m., a four-course meal will be offered at $80 per person. Plus, those looking to check out the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be in close proximity to the famed event.
Special cocktails include a pomegranate martini with orange vodka, triple sec, and a spiked apple slice, or sip on a glass of wine or prosecco. Popular starters range from a potato and leek soup to the unbelievably tasty Billy’s 36-hour house-cured bacon. Seasonal second courses include an autumn butternut squash risotto or opt for a shrimp cocktail.
While the main entrées offered include the classic saltwater-brined roast turkey, complete with a sausage stuffing, whipped sweet potato, and a turkey jus, also on the menu will be the famed 28-day-aged prime rib-eye; Maine lobster Newburg with sherry, butter, and cream; filet mignon; and a roasted Atlantic salmon.
Though you can order a traditional pumpkin pie slice for dessert, we recommend the renowned Delmonico’s Baked Alaska with rocky road ice cream.
Turn to this Italian steakhouse for a classic Thanksgiving menu. The $46 prix fixe menu will serve up everything from turkey to cranberry sauce - just like grandma used to make, except probably better. The turkey is organic and free range and the cranberry sauce is a tart chutney. Wrap up the meal with an apple donut or a slice of pumpkin pie.
And, because the executive chefs know that the holiday's food might actually be better the next day, the kitchen is preparing a to-go turkey sandwich for $13. Make a reservation between noon and 8 p.m. for all the best of Turkey Day - the meal, the family, the leftovers - with none of the stress or dirty dishes to clean.
Fogo de Chão
If you’re looking for a less traditional Thanksgiving feast — but with equal amounts of delicious food — reserve a spot at Midtown’s Fogo de Chão. This popular Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, has recently unveiled an all-new fall seasonal menu just in time for the holiday.
Menu highlights include a roasted butternut squash salad with cranberries and feta; pear and endive salad with crumbled blue cheese and candied bacon; and a butternut and sweet potato soup with winter spices. The cocktail menu was also updated with the blackberry azedo, Portuguese for “sour,” with fresh muddled blackberries shaken with gin, crème de cassis, and a house-made lime sour. Not feeling cocktails? Take a look at one of the 55 recently introduced South American wine varietals.
From 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Fogo will incorporate the flavors of Brazil into your Turkey Day feast. Options include churrasco, fire-roasted meats carved table side; roasted turkey breast; Brazilian sausage and apple dressing; and sweet potato casserole for desert. Additionally, Fogo will offer its gourmet Market Table and Feijoada Bar (traditional black bean stew with rice, fresh orange, and yuca flour) items.
For comfort foods galore and a feast to remember, reserve a table at Midtown’s Mastro’s Steakhouse on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 9 p.m. Those looking to skip the turkey can opt for fresh sushi, extravagant seafood towers, incredibly juicy steaks, and more. Carnivores will be pleased with the wide range of cuts from the bone-in filet and the “chef’s cut” New York strip, to the double cut porterhouse and bone-in Kansas City strip.
The sushi selection is equally appealing with options like the clear lobster roll with mango, avocado, spicy mayo, and the chef signature lobster sauce and curry oil, or try the hamachi with crispy opinions, topped with ponzu truffle oil.
You could skip the meat entirely (though we don’t recommend it) by ordering lobster tails, Chilean sea bass, seared sea scallops, or the Alaska king crab legs.
To accompany your feast is a variety of decadent variations to your comfort food favorites. Dishes include gorgonzola mac & cheese, lobster mashed potatoes, and Alaska King crab black truffle gnocchi, to name just a few. The scalloped, cheesy potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, and the creamed spinach are also fabulous.
For dessert, you need to order Mastro’s signature warm butter cake. Topped with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and a side of freshly whipped cream, this cake is a decadent and necessary end your feast. The rich buttery flavors are incredible and, surprisingly, don’t overpower the sweetness of the cake either. You won’t find any frosting or sprinkles on this cake — and you won’t miss it either.
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