Between the overcooked turkey, the endless sides and the excessive amounts of holiday appropriate desserts, Thanksgiving can be quite the racket. This year, put down the apron and delight in the Thanksgiving offerings at the very best New York restaurants, all located in Battery Park and just a stone’s throw from Wagner Battery Park. A delicious meal is mandatory. Family, on the other hand, is totally optional.
The Capital Grille: This contemporary American restaurant with three locations around New York serves up a scrumptious family-friendly Thanksgiving meal. On the menu is three-course prix fixe for adults and a children’s plate loaded with all the fixings (think roasted turkey, brioche stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes and gravy). Homemade ice cream for dessert will be sure to drive this holiday home.
Bubby’s: Go family style at either of Bubby’s two locations, both offering an updated take on a classic Thanksgiving menu, featuring deviled eggs, market salad, and pickled market vegetables for starters, with a choice of roasted turkey and old-fashioned ham with pineapples and cherries, plus all the sides. Highlights include cornbread sausage stuffing, green bean casserole, candied sweet potatoes and roasted seasonal veggies. Yum.Locanda Verde: This Italian outpost inside the Greenwich Hotel is not only a perennial favorite the other 364 day a year, but on Thanksgiving it amps up the delicious factor with squash-filled pasta, the famous ricotta and turkey with chestnut stuffing. The only thing better than a classic American Thanksgiving is an Italian spin on a a classic American Thanksgiving.
Temple Court: Influenced by New York’s original fine dining restaurants and the historic melting pot of lower Manhattan, Tom Colicchio’s Battery Park gem integrates flavors and cooking techniques from across the world in his classic New York dishes. Come Thanksgiving, that philosophy means hamachi with sea urchin and sweetbreads with Brussel sprouts for appetizers, turkey with the fixings and wagyu steak Diane for entrées, and Baked Alaska, honey-nut cheesecake, and apple tarte Tatin for dessert.