The five best hotel restaurants for dining out on Thanksgiving in NYC
We've already told you which hotels are best for viewing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC this year -- but let us not forget about the very best part of the holiday: stuffing yourself until you're so bloated that you may be mistaken for one of those parade balloons yourself.
But don't bother making a massive Thanksgiving Day feast on your own. Any New Yorker knows that NYC kitchens barely have enough counter space to prepare a sandwich, let alone a giant bird and a half-dozen sides. And as for New York visitors, well...unless your hotel room is equipped with a kitchen (hey, some are), you've got no choice but to dine out.
Whether you're looking for a traditional turkey 'n trimmings meal or more of a non-traditional twist on the holiday goodness, we've rounded up the best hotel restaurants for dining out on Thanksgiving in NYC.
Adour Alain Ducasse, St. Regis New York Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse's pricey new signature restaurant at the St. Regis, opened in 2008, is offering a four-course Thanksgiving menu for $95 per person that includes a foie gras ravioli and Golden Heritage roasted turkey. An a la carte menu is also available.
Asiate, The Mandarin Oriental New York A "contemporary" three-course Thanksgiving Brunch is available from noon to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, with killer views of Central Park to enhance the experience. Prices run $98 for adults and $58 for children.
Kittichai, 60 Thompson For a unique twist on the holiday feast, the stylish upscale Thai restaurant's Thanksgiving menu is anchored by turkey osso buco in Massaman curry and is served with "traditional" trimmings. The four-course prix-fixe offering runs $55 per person.
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, The Four Seasons New York A five-course tasting menu that "showcases the best of the season" is a bit of a splurge at $145 per person, and although the portions tend to be on the smaller side (our reporter's foie gras appetizer was served in a shot glass on our last visit), they're packed with amazing flavors.
Gilt Restaurant, The New York Palace From 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, a $140-per-person prix-fixe menu includes your choice of traditional roasted turkey or a filet of beef as your entree -- as well as mouthwatering goodies like beet salad, sunchoke veloute, and a pumpkin strudel for dessert.