Open from 10AM-1AM on Thanksgiving, serving both the regular lunch and dinner menu at both Prime Meats, the West Village and Brooklyn Frankies 457 locations, in addition to this 3-course Thanksgiving menu beginning at 12PM.
Beloved Frankie’s Spuntino and Prime Meats are staple restaurants of comfort to Brooklyn's contemporary culinary backbone. While you might find the concept of dining out on turkey day sacrilegious, curl up at the bar at Prime Meats, or gather around the table at Frankie's for this impressive menu. Don't be surprised if the cozy atmosphere and the infamous Prime Meats punch bowl causes you to shut the place down at the end of the night, lingering as you and your cousin debate over the family jewels.
Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu ($40 per person)First Course:
Apple Chesnut Soup OR Fall Fennel Salad with Juniper Vinaigrette
*All Natural Roasted Turkey Breast
*Confit Turkey Leg & Pretzel Dumpling Stuffing
*Candied Sweet Potatoes
*Roasted Turnips, Carrots, and Green Beans
*Brussels Sprouts & Cranberry SauceThird Course:
Apple Pie Strudel OR Pumpkin Pie
Post dinner, sip on boozy apple cider and hot buttered rum, or wash everything down with Underberg, the German bitter concoction, the secret to feeling like you can go for a second round of helpings or go home and feel like you won't die when you squeeze into those sweatpants.When:
Thanksgiving Day: 10 a.m. to 1 a.m.Where: Prime Meats
, 465 Court Street, Brooklyn (at Luquer Street); 718-254-0327
Peking Duck House
Think about the day after thanksgiving for a minute as you stare at that massive pile of literal cold turkey. Do you really want to feast on turkey meatloaf, turkey sandwiches, and turkey stew for the next two weeks? We didn't think so. Spice things up and give in to Peking Duck House on Mott Street, a Chinatown classic that's been roasting the most succulent, paper-thin, crispy skinned duck since 1978. Known for their sprawling Peking duck dinner, all you have to do is call to make a reservation.
Here's what you get:
Peking Duck Dinner, Prix Fixe Menu ($29.00 per person, minimum party of four). The more people in your party, the more entrees you receive!
To start things off right, choose between: steamed dumplings, spring rolls or barbecued beef.
Then bring on the soup: Hot & Sour or House Special Duck Soup
When the duck rolls around, here are the glimmering entree options:
*General Tso's Chicken
*Sliced Chicken w. Orange Flavor
*Sliced Chicken w. Broccoli
*Sliced Beef w. Orange Flavor
*Sliced Beef w. Broccoli
*Sliced Beef w. Scallops (Served on a Sizzling Plate)
*Sliced Pork, Chicken and Shrimp with Green Scallions
*Sauteed Prawns w. Ginger & Scallion
*Fried Sliced Prawns w. Chili Sauce
*Shrimp in Garlic Sauce
*Sweet and Sour Pork
*Crispy String Beans w. Minced Pork
*Eggplant in Garlic Sauce w. Minced Pork
And for dessert: who needs pecan pie when you can have fried bananas with walnuts?When:
Thanksgiving Day: 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Where: Peking Duck House
, 28 Mott Street (between Pell and Mosco); 212-227-1810
Colicchio and Sons
We know you've been sitting at home watching Top Chef from time to time, wondering what Tom Colicchio is all about. The cliff notes version is this: go to Colicchio and Sons and try out this amazing prix fixe menu, whipped up by executive chef James Tracey, who will revamp your taste bud’s knowledge of Thanksgiving favorites in this four course foodathon.
And for all you white truffle lovers, the second course potato gnocchi option offers white truffle, shaved until you say uncle.
Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu: ($115 per person)
Market greens with fall vegetables, Side stripe prawn bisque with roasted salsify
OR Duck and pork pate with sicilian pistachios, apple & celery root
Potato Gnocchi with white truffle (optional)
OR Celery root & black truffle agnollotti, Pappardelle with braised duck, black olive & ricotta salata
OR Salt cod mezzaluna, horseradish & butterball potatoes
Organic eberly farms Turkey
OR 30 day dry aged Ribeye
OR Loch Duart Salmon
(Probably the hardest decision that you'll have to make all year)
Pumpkin pie with pickled cranberry jam and Toasted Marshmallow Ice cream
OR Chocolate custard with almond bark and spiced pear sorbet
OR Apple Cider Doughnuts with Butterscotch and sweet ricotta Ice CreamWhen:
Thanksgiving Day: 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Colicchio and Sons
, 85 10th Avenue, #B (between 15th and 16th Streets); 212-400-6699.
George Mendes brings highbrow cooking to the Thanksgiving dinner table with this nouveau American/Portuguese inspired menu. Sit back, relax, and ignore your narcoleptic Grandfather the minute he asks what "pressed jus" means.
Thanksgiving Prix fixe Menu ($85 per person)
Shrimp Alhinho: garlic, coriander, pimenton, pressed jus
OR Bibb Lettuce Salad: pomegranate, walnuts, Bosc pear, Cato Corner Farms country cheese
OR Cauliflower and Apple Soup: lobster, maitake mushrooms
OR Foie Gras Terrine: pickled quince, honey, radish
Sea-Salted Chatham Cod: smoked autumn squash, concord grape
OR Wild Striped Bass: fennel, leek, crab stew
OR Ashley Farms Turkey: chorizo-brioche stuffing, cranberry orange jam, sage, Yukon gold potato puree
OR Niman Ranch Pork Belly: braised red cabbage, maple syrup
Lemon Crepe Cake: sautéed apples, brown butter ice cream, lemon
OR Maple Pumpkin Tart: vanilla ice cream, toasted marshmallow
OR Pecan Tart: chocolate anglaise, salted caramel ice cream
OR Chocolate Pear Parfait: ginger-infused pears, gingersnap ice cream, gianduja crispWhen:
Thanksgiving Day: 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
, 31 West 17th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues); 212-675-7223Photos from top left: Courtesy of Travis Kaufman (Prime Meats), Colicchio and Sons, Peking House