Where to Dine Out for Thanksgiving on Long Island and NYC

Thanksgiving Long Island

If you find yourself missing out on family time at Thanksgiving because you’re too busy running around in the kitchen, then maybe this year it’s time to try something different. Here are six restaurants throughout the East End and New York City that will serve and or cater Thanksgiving for you, so you can sit back, relax and finally spend time with your loved ones.

For a gorgeous meal with an ambiance to match, East Wind in Wading River will be serving a full Thanksgiving Buffet in their gorgeous Grand Ballroom. Featuring all the flavors that Thanksgiving has to offer—Butternut Squash and Roasted Apple Bisque, Apple Chutney Stuffed Pork Loin, Roast Turkey with a Cranberry Compote and Steel Oat Crusted Salmon with a Warm Fig and Date Couscous and Pumpkin Beurre Blanc—you and your family are sure to have an evening you’ll be thankful for for years to come.

Claude's southampton carrot cake
Claude’s Carrot Cake, Courtesy of Claude’s at Southampton Inn

The Thanksgiving menu at Claude’s in Southampton is chockfull of decadent items: for dinner, you can choose from a Local Cheese Pumpkin Ravioli with Truffle Sage Brown Butter and Parmesan Cheese, Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi, Heritage Roast Turkey with Stuffing, a Cranberry Trifle, Warm, Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream and their award-winning Carrot Cake. So for this Thanksgiving, spend dinner at Claude’s enjoying—and relaxing with—your family, instead of stressed out in your kitchen.

Thanksgiving Long Island

Desmond’s in Wading River is making it possible for you to have your turkey and eat it, too…at home! For $225 (plus tax), you’ll get a Golden Brown Roasted, 14-16 lb turkey—ready to carve —plus all the fixings; all you need to do is place your order by Tuesday, November 20th. With Desmond’s To-Go, you’ll be able to host a top-notch Thanksgiving dinner of 8-10 people without breaking a sweat.

At Gurney’s in Montauk, you’ll find a smorgasbord of foods: Artisan Cheese and Charcuterie boards, Chilled Seafood, Whole Roasted Organic Turkey with Cranberry Sauce, Gravy and Apricot Mostarda, Warm Honey Biscuits, Herb Crusted Beef Prime Rib with a Red Wine Jus, Sushi and Pan Seared Duck Breast with Wild Mushrooms, Fregola and Blackberry Port Sauce. For kids, Gurney’s is offering Cheese and Pepperoni Pizza, Apple Slices and Caramel, Organic Chicken Strips and Mac n’ Cheese. For dessert, you may have a hard time narrowing it down: Cinnamon Caramel Apple Cheesecake, Gingerbread Cream Cheesecake, Pumpkin Cream Cheesecake, Pumpkin Creme Brûlée and Pumpkin Bread Pudding—just to name a few!

Demarchelier restaurant nyc

Looking for an adventure outside of the East End? Check out the Thanksgiving dinner offerings at Greenwich Steakhouse and Demarchelier in New York City. For an upscale Thanksgiving celebration in the West Village, Greenwich Steakhouse is serving up a Traditional Turkey special, signature menu selections, Dry-Aged Steak and an ample bar to accompany the delicious foods.

For a familial atmosphere, family-owned and operated Demarchelier on the Upper East Side is the place to dine. With an a la carte serving of classic French dishes such as Terrine de Foie Gras with Toast Points, a specialty prix fixe menu and a traditional Thanksgiving meal of Roasted Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce, Mashed Potatoes and Carrots, there’s sure to be something here for everyone’s palate. If you save room for dessert, you can look forward to a decadent slice of Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Tart.

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