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.