Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Manhattan — Downtown NYC and the Village (including the Meatpacking District)

In Part II, we look at downtown and Village (including Meatpacking District)  restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus.  And, more Brussels sprouts.


Capsouto Frères: This cozy French bistro will have you saying merci as you enjoy the three-course Thanksgiving menu from 2-9pm. Starters include endive salad, terrine provencale, and salmon gravlax. Enjoy French roast of turkey with apple, raisins, apricots, walnut, and sage stuffing along with chestnut puree, sautéed Brussels sprouts, caramelized yams, and cranberry relish. Save room for your sweet fix and enjoy a signature pumpkin soufflé, chocolate mousse cake, or orange crème brûlée. The menu is priced at $48.

451 Washington Street; 212-966-4900; www.capsoutofreres.com

The Harrison: Chef Jimmy Bradley creates an inventive Thanksgiving menu at his TriBeCa hotspot. The $75 prix-fixe menu includes a wide variety of choices highlighting the fall season. Appetizer choices include celery root soup, braised pork belly, acorn squash salad, potato ravioli, avocado salad, char-grilled octopus, and sunflower salad. Sample entrée selections are roasted free range turkey, double cut pork chop, grilled New York trout, Creekstone NY strip steak, sautéed skate wing, and butter roasted sweet potato. Add on any of the delicious sides: haricots verts (green beans), shallots and shiitakes, “smashed” sweet potatoes, truffled orzo, roasted Brussels sprouts, or Yukon gold potato puree.

355 Greenwich Street; 212-274-9310; http://www.theharrison.com/harrison.html

Financial District:

SHO: Chef Shaun Hergatt’s bold blend of Asian and French fare takes a holiday turn on the restaurant’s Thanksgiving menu served from 1:30pm-7pm, priced at $79 per person and $39.50 for children (12 and under). Appetizers include butternut squash soup, salt pressed ocean trout, and carpaccio of heirloom beets with goat cheese panna cotta and hazelnuts. For the main course, enjoy roasted organic turkey with apple apricot relish and baby Brussels sprouts; crispy skin amadai with edamame puree and pickled daikon; cracked soba risotto with maitake mushrooms and mushroom espuma; or Cabernet braised beef cheeks with parsley root puree and burnt shallots. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pumpkin pie with cinnamon crumble and milk sorbet; pecan tart with salty caramel and vanilla bourbon ice cream; apple tarte tatin with pistachio and caramel ice cream; or warm chocolate soufflé with wattle seed ice cream.

40 Broad Street (Second Level); 212-809-3993; www.shoshaunhergatt.com

Wall & Water: At the new Andaz Wall Street hotel, Chef Maximo Lopez May prepares a farm-to-table Thanksgiving culinary adventure between 1pm and 7pm. The menu will be offered for $65 per person or $32 for children 5-12. Start with “The Larder” (raw bar) with handpicked Fisher Island oysters, smoked salmon and trout, poached shrimp, red and white anchovy salad, and Hudson valley cheese and charcuteries. Next, move to “The Family Table” where you will create your own salad before heading to “The Kitchen,” where you will be presented with oven roasted turkey, grilled swordfish, braised veal leg, vegetable soup, roasted root vegetables, creamy parmesan grits, mashed new potatoes, and steamed green vegetables. Finish your meal at “The Chef’s Table” with home style apple pie, berry crumble, chocolate cake, pumpkin pie, or make your own sundae.

75 Wall Street; 212-699-1700; http://www.hyatt.com/gallery/wall&water/

East Village:

Brick Lane Curry House: The adventurous Thanksgiving-goer will love the exotic menu being featured at Brick Lane Curry House. For a taste of India, the restaurant will serve a special turkey menu between 4pm-11pm with dishes such as Turkey Seekh Kabab, Turkey Biryani or Turkey Tikka Masal, accompanied by Bombay yams and pumpkin halwa dessert.

306 East 6th Street; 212-979-2900; www.bricklanecurryhouse.com

West Village:

Strip House: Designed by famed interior designer David Rockwell, Strip House does a wonderful job of evoking a steakhouse meets burlesque feel. Try the shrimp scampi with potato gnocchi and pine nut gremolata or stick with the star of the holiday and enjoy a roast fresh turkey with chestnut-apple bread stuffing, butternut squash puree, haricots verts, and balsamic-cranberry sauce with confit giblet gravy. The signature filet mignon is still a winner on Thanksgiving. Top off your feast with pumpkin pie with Tahitian vanilla ice cream. All dinners include a pumpkin soup amuse and corn muffins.

13 East 12th Street; 212-328-0000; http://www.striphouse.com/

10 Downing: Executive Chef Jonnatan Leiva presents a seasonal Thanksgiving menu, with accents of the Mediterranean.  For $55, diners will choose from sauté of duck foie gras with fluffy French toast, cinnamon-spiced gooseberries, and aged balsamico; baby spinach and Brussels sprouts; and Maine lobster chowder starters. Entrees include slow roasted organic Vermont turkey; honey glazed ham; Scottish salmon; and fall vegetable pot pie. For dessert, there’s traditional pumpkin pie, egg nog crème brûlée, and milk chocolate bombe.

10 Downing Street; 212-255-0300; www.10downingnyc.com

Meatpacking District:

Standard Grill: If you’re looking for a hopping scene this Thanksgiving, the Standard Grill, at the bottom of André Balazs’ Standard Hotel, is the place to be. Chef Dan Silverman will present a $45 per person three-course menu with appetizers including apple-fennel soup, and arugula, blood orange, and black olive salad. Entrée choices include roast turkey with chestnut-sausage stuffing and maple roasted sweet potatoes. Add a sweet finish with a slice of pumpkin pie.

848 Washington Street; 212-645-4100; http://www.thestandardgrill.com/

Want more?
Thanksgiving in Hell's Kitchen, Times Square and Uptown
Thanksgiving in Midtown Manhattan
Thanksgiving in Union Square, Gramercy and Chelsea
Thanksgiving in Brooklyn

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