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Thanksgiving in New York doesn’t imply that the city’s restaurants and bars will be shuttered. On the contrary, many of Manhattan’s beloved and celebrated eateries are open for business and offering traditional and innovate menus that celebrate the autumn harvest with family and friends.

Soho Grand

Holidays at the Soho Grand are always bustling and festive with guests in town visiting family and friends. Which is why the hotel offers a special Thanksgiving meal to make it easier for guests to celebrate the day. You can warm up at their Grand Bar and Lounge with one of their 50 different whiskeys, and move onto the main event to try their traditional turkey with trimmings like cider glazed carrots, and pecan stuffing with sage gravy. The chef tailored – the menu includes creative and unconventional dishes too, like herb rubbed rack of venison or grilled halibut with lemon sage risotto.

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310 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013; www.sohogrand.com/

The Waverly Inn

Start Thanksgiving at the historic West Village celebrity hangout by the front bar’s fireplace with a tray of blue point oysters and a glass of Ruinart champagne. While the chef will offer a special Thanksgiving menu with turkey, mash potatoes, cornbread stuffing and so on, the restaurant will still serve dishes from their autumn menu, like their sweet potato and avocado salad with aged goat cheese and walnuts.

16 Bank St, New York, NY 10014; www.waverlynyc.com/

Quality Meats

Non traditionalists and steak lovers will appreciate the menu at this midtown restaurant. They purportedly whip up the best steak tartare in the city. Though on closer inspection, their autumn menu includes hints of traditional Thanksgiving tastes, like butternut squash soup with gingerbread croutons and warm apple and plum tart for dessert. Finish the meal with a sip of one of their ports from their cache of over 350 wines.

57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019; www.qualitymeatsnyc.com/home.cfm


This cozy, back alley restaurant is the spitting image of a colonial American tavern and a fitting stage for a Thanksgiving meal. This year their holiday menu includes tastings of hot artichoke dip, sweet potato casserole with crispy pork belly, and vegetarian options like Beluga lentils and roasted mushroom shepherd’s pie. Their bartenders make some of the best cocktails in town, like their Freeman’s cocktail, a bright and autumnal concoction of rye whiskey, lemon, pomegranate molasses and orange bitters.

Freeman Alley, New York, NY 10002; www.freemansrestaurant.com/


Those who want to splash out this Thanksgiving ought to book a table now at one of NYC’s finest restaurants, Bouley. Though they will offer a carefully curated holiday menu to include turkey and classic dishes that deviate from their progressive and molecular cuisine, they will encourage guests to branch out and order from their a la carte menu signature dishes like their porcini flan with Alaskan dungeness crab and black truffle dash.

163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013; www.davidbouley.com