Last Call for Thanksgiving Reservations!

Thanksgiving Dinner Out in NYC 2012

Thanksgiving is upon us. For those not braving the kitchen to prepare a feast, don’t despair. Have yet to make a reservation? Fear not. There are elegant Clean Plates-approved restaurants ready to welcome diners with open arms this Thursday. Note: Most require reservations, but still have openings. Don’t delay!

Following are our recommendations for every body.

For the Carnivore

78-84 Rivington St. (at Allen St.)

Four courses: $49.95
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for the menu.

The trattoria will serve an appropriately Italian-inspired feast. In keeping with the nose-to-tail menu, after an assortment of veggie-friendly first and second course options, the entree will be a Turkey Oklahoma: A bird boned, rolled, tied and stuffed with porcini mushrooms, resting in a confit of the same turkey’s leg.

il Buco Alimentari & Vineria
53 Great Jones St. (between Lafayette St. & Bowery)

Four courses: $85 per adult and $55 per child
The wine bar and salumeria offers a harvest dinner featuring a heritage turkey and roasted suckling pig. If you’re not filled to the brim post-feast, be sure to mosey through the selections of delectable take-home goods.


For The Vegetarian or Omnivore
Northern Spy Food Co.

511 E. 12th St. (between Avenue A & B)
Three courses: $50
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for the menu.

The feast will include — along with the Spy’s famed Kale Salad — three choices of vegetarian and omnivore friendly entrees: Striped Bass with Broccoli and Cranberry Beans; Roasted Carrots with Freekeh and Spiced Raisins; or Turkey with Wild Rice, Sweet Potatoes and a turkey leg confit.

Back Forty West
70 Prince St. (at Crosby St.)

Four courses: $65 per adult and $40 per child
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for the menu.
The breakout star of sister restaurant Back Forty will greet you with a Fireplace Roasted Antipasti, with three courses to follow. Entrees offer more than fowl, including a Dry Aged Grass-fed NY Strip and Ribeyes with a Confit of Sunchokes and Garlic for our carnivorous friends, as well as a Stuffed Delicata Squash with Smoked Ricotta, Quinoa, and Charred Kale Salsa Verde for plant lovers.


For the Vegan
Peacefood Cafe

460 Amsterdam Ave. (at 82nd St.)
Call 212.362.2266 for pricing.
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for the menu.

The beloved cafe will be serving vegan holiday specials from noon all day. Choose from starters like Chestnut Apple Bisque and entrees of Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Cauliflower (though all we can think of is dessert).

Rockin Raw NonMeatballs

Rockin Raw NonMeatballs

Rockin’ Raw
171 Sullivan St. (betweeen Bleecker St. & W. Houston)
Selections of $6 sides and $8 desserts
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For those who prefer to eat their food live, try Rockin’ Raw’s all raw menu. Guests will be encouraged to make their own plate of several vegan dishes, including a Mushroom Medley and a soy-free Veggieloaf of zucchini, carrots, seeds, spices and herbs.

Whatever your preference, we wish you and yours a happy day full of gobbles.

Image of table courtesy of A Guest of a Guest. Image of Nonmeatballs courtesy of Rockin’ Raw.

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