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The Big Gobble: Five NYC Restaurants To Feast At This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when friends and family gather to enjoy each other’s company and share a turkey dinner with all of the fixings. For those who want to dine with friends and family on Thanksgiving Day, without spending half the day in the kitchen preparing their meals, here is a list of places in New York City serving this traditional feast.

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Artisanal Fromagerie Bistro

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Murray Hill’s temple to wine and cheese will open its doors for a special Thanksgiving Day feast. Prepared by brand-new Executive Chef John Creger, this five course tasting menu is filled with traditional favorites and will be available for $85pp. Guests will receive a complimentary wine and cheese basket at the meal’s conclusion. Artisanal will offer diners the choice between either pumpkin velouté or acorn squash ravioli to start, followed by either a foie gras torchon or smoked trout salad for a second course. The fish course offers diners the choice between either a halibut or salmon. For those looking for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, Artisanal will offer diners an Amish roasted turkey served with chorizo cornbread stuffing, autumn vegetables, and a cranberry ginger coulis. To cap off the delectable tasting menu, there’s a choice between a pumpkin praline cheesecake, Artisanal’s unique take on the classic peanut butter & jelly, or an autumn ice cream trio – vanilla pumpkin, maple bacon and chai. There will also be a special two-course kids menu, which will be $65pp.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 AM- 1:00 AM

Location: 2 Park Avenue

For more information visit: www.artisanalbistro.com or call 212-725-8585

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Good Enough To Eat

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For the comfort of Thanksgiving at Grandma’s house without the hassle of cooking it yourself, visit celeb favorite Good Enough to Eat. The restaurant, which has served fresh roasted turkey every day for the past 34 years, will serve guests a full traditional Thanksgiving Day feast. For the occasion, guests can enjoy a prix-fixe menu filled with favorite dishes, available for $59pp (half off for children under 12). Traditional fixings including mashed potatoes, herb bread & apple stuffing, roasted brussels sprouts and roasted string beans with fennel seeds. No Thanksgiving dinner is complete without turkey, and at Good Enough to Eat, they will serve guests its specialty: Schatzie’s herb roasted turkey with gravy cranberry relish. For a sweet bite to cap your meal, Pastry Chef Michele Weber is baking signature scratch-made pies including pumpkin pie, chocolate pecan pie and an apple cranberry crisp.

Good Enough to Eat will be seating guests for Thanksgiving at 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM, and 7:00 PM.

Location: 520 Columbus Avenue

For Reservations, Call 212-496-0163 ext. 0, For Takeout and Bakery orders, call Chef Michele at ext. 5 and visit www.goodenoughtoeat.com

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Il Valentino Osteria

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Recently launched Upper East Side Tuscan establishment Il Valentino Osteria is open for Thanksgiving and will delight guests throughout the day with a special a la carte menu.  To start, guests may sate their palates with their choice of either the corn chowder soup or the antipasti, a tuna roll made with yellowfin tuna and served with an eggplant compote. Il Valentino Osteria, known for its hand-made pastas, will then serve guests their choice of either a pumpkin ravioli, gnocchi with walnuts and gorgonzola cheese, or risotto with wild mushrooms. For diners pining for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Il Valentino Osteria will serve whole roasted turkey with chestnut stuffing. For a more Italian- American dining experience, the eatery is also serving a lamb shank osso buco with mashed potatoes or branzino with artichokes, sun dried tomato capers in a white wine sauce, and couscous.  To cap off the meal, diners have the option of enjoying either banana pie or fresh berries.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Location: 1078 1st Avenue

For more information visit: www.ilvalentinonyc.com

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Juniper Bar

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This sophisticated, multi-leveled restaurant, bar and entertainment space in New York’s Midtown West, will host a special Thanksgiving Day pre fixe menu. Juniper Bar’s four course menu, priced at $45pp, features a selection of delectable soups and salads to start such as cream of mushroom soup, butternut squash soup, a baby arugula salad with sliced pears, pomegranate seeds, roasted walnuts, sherry vinaigrette, or a roasted beet tartare. Guests will have a choice of croque monsieur spring rolls or the French onion fondue for their appetizers.  For the entrée course, diners will can select between herb roasted turkey, red wine braised short ribs, or sweet potato gnocchi. Cap off Thanksgiving dinner with delicious desserts: either a pumpkin cheesecake or a warm pecan pie a la mode.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 11:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Location: 237 West 35th Street

For more information visit www.junipernyc.com

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T-Bar Steak & Lounge

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Classically-chic Upper East Side eatery T-Bar Steak & Lounge is exclusively serving from a special dinner prix fixe menu, available for $78pp on Thanksgiving. The three course menu features a choice of hard-to-resist appetizers including pumpkin soup, T-Bar’s signature chopped salad, popular yellowfin tuna tartare, grilled tiger prawns, beet & endive salad and a cheese and pear strudel. For the main course, diners will have their choice of hearty dishes including the Amish roasted turkey, ricotta cavatelli, grilled Irish salmon, crispy Long Island duck or grilled filet mignon. T-Bar’s famous desserts – like the banana parfaix mille feuilles – feature on the menu, alongside traditional pumpkin pie, strawberry sundae, “Soltmers” chocolate mousse and warm apple crisp.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: 1:30 PM-7:30 PM

Location: 1278 Third Avenue

For more information visit www.tbarnyc.com

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