Let's face it: Thanksgiving is the gun-shot start to one of the most bustling times of year—from the dreaded grocery shopping to the incumbent task of playing UN peacekeeper at the dinner table with your right-wing uncle and left-wing aunt, the holiday isn't always easy. And that's without even considering the cooking. So, maybe this is the year you happily throw your hands up and (insert audible gasp here) eat at a restaurant for Thanksgiving. Honestly, there's no shame in the holiday dining-out game—in fact, it's kind of great.
Sometimes, it's easier to cry uncle and give in to the luxurious option of dazzling restaurant fare that NYC has to offer. To keep the family in line and the dish-filled sink clear, here's our list of seven amazing NYC restaurants that will be whipping up incredible Thanksgiving menus to save you from burning down the house.