When you have the entire culinary landscape of New York City at your disposal, it makes it easy to bow out of preparing a large feast at home with several restaurants open on Thanksgiving in New York City serving up traditional, multi-course meals.

Some of these dinners will run you a pretty penny, but they're definitely worth it for the special experience each provides. Give one of these great New York City restaurants a try for your holiday festivities- you might just discover a new tradition! 

Sit back, relax, and enjoy your holiday at one of these great restaurants open on Thanksgiving in New York City.

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Union Square Cafe
Restaurant $
101 E 19th St, New York NY, 10003
Union Square Cafe's iconic food and gracious hospitality changed the restaurant landscape in New York City, and continue to set the bar for excellence...
Dirty French
4.8  5 Rating (2)
180 Ludlow St, New York NY, 10002
Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. Dirty French is a New York bistro created...
il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
5.0  5 Rating (1)
53 Great Jones St, New York NY, 10012
This "simple convivial spot that tastes just like Italy" feels like a "village inside-a-restaurant". While the Alimentari sells housemade salumi, freshly...
The Milling Room
Restaurant $
446 Columbus Ave, New York NY, 10024
American Cuisine prepared by Chef Scott Bryan, served in a Tavern-like atmosphere, at the heart of the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
Barbounia Restaurant NYC
Bar & Restaurant $
250 Park Ave S, New York NY, 10003
Please follow us: https://twitter.com/BarbouniaNYC http://instagram.com/barbounianyc Barbounia is an oasis of modern...
Restaurant $$
120 Hudson St, New York NY, 10013
Defending the American Table -- Stealing Recipes from Grandmothers
The Fulton
4.8  5 Rating (1)
89 South Street, New York NY, 10038
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s first seafood-driven eatery, located at Pier 17 in NYC’s Seaport District. Now open.
Le Coq Rico - The Bistro of Beautiful Birds
Restaurant $
30 E 20th St, New York NY, 10003
Chef Antoine Westermann's storied career has led him to the world of the Michelin stars and, with Le Coq Rico in NYC and Paris, back to his roots and his...
Tavern on the Green
4.9  5 Rating (2)
Central Park West & 67th St, New York NY, 10023
Centered around a hearty, rustic menu shaped by local, seasonal ingredients, Tavern on the Green invites patrons into a warm, celebratory gathering space...
Restaurant $
450 E 29th St, New York NY, 10016
Located on a unique garden plaza with romantic East River views, Riverpark represents a dynamic culinary destination in Manhattan’s Kips Bay neighborhood....
Beauty & Essex
Restaurant $
146 Essex St, New York NY, 10002
From the team behind The Stanton Social comes Beauty & Essex, a grand 10,000 square foot restaurant, bar, & lounge in the heart of the lower east side. The...
Scarpetta NYC
Restaurant $
355 W 14th St, New York NY, 10014
Scarpetta in New York City brings a deft touch and unwavering passion to creating Italian food that is unexpected and soulful. We strive to represent the...
Carmine's Italian Restaurant
2450 Broadway, New York NY, 10024
Carmine's is a family style restaurant offering exceptional value to its guests through the many dishes of Southern Italian cuisine. Make a reservation...
Restaurant $
2 Lexington Ave, New York NY, 10010
Maialino is a Roman-style Trattoria in Gramercy Park from Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group. Serving rustic Roman cooking from Chef Jason Pfeifer,...