November 02, 2022

Celebrate Thanksgiving Here in Midtown East

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Give thanks this Thanksgiving by making your dinner plans at any one of these area restaurants that will be open and offering special Thanksgiving Day meals! Also, check out the selection of area caterers and specialty stores, and volunteer opportunities around Midtown East.

 

Grand Central neighborhood businesses: Have a Thanksgiving offering that we’re missing? Email us at info@gcpbid.org.

 

As always, browse our interactive neighborhood map for a more complete listing of area restaurants, bars, lounges, shops and more.

 

 

Thanksgiving dinners around the neighborhood

 

Ai Fiori (400 Fifth Avenue at 36th Street, in Langham Place New York, Fifth Avenue – 212-613-8660) is celebrating Thanksgiving with special lunch and dinner menus that include Heritage Turkey, Filet Mignon, and more.

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Make your reservations at Ben & Jack’s Steakhouse (219 East 44th Street, between Second and Third Avenues – 212-682-5678) on Thanksgiving Day. They'll be serving this three-course prix-fixe menu, featuring Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey, Roasted Pumpkin Soup, and more.

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Benjamin Steakhouse (52 East 41st Street, between Park and Madison Avenues – 212-297-9177) is offering a three-course, prix-fixe traditional Thanksgiving Day turkey dinner with pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Sister restaurants, Benjamin Prime (23 East 40th Street between Madison and Park Avenues – 212-338-0818) and The Sea Fire Grill (158 East 48th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenue - 212-935-3785) will also be serving special Thanksgiving dinners. Check out their menus here and here

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FRESCO by Scotto (34 East 52nd Street between Park and Fifth Avenues – 212-935-3434) is celebrating Thanksgiving with a prix-fixe menu featuring Thanksgiving mainstays like Roast Turkey alongside Italian classics like Penne Pasta Caprese. 

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Celebrate at Le Pavillon (One Vanderbilt Avenue at 42nd Street – 212-662-1000) with this luxurious three-course menu, which includes poached maine lobster with sweet potato, radicchio tardivo, and “sauce au poivre”, and  much more. 

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In addition to their regular menu, Stout NYC Grand Central (60 East 41st Street, between Park and Madison Avenue - 212-922-9009) will be offering a traditional three-course prix-fixe menu on Thanksgiving Day. Let them do the heavy lifting so you can spend more time making memories with your family and friends this Thanksgiving. Simply make your reservation and enjoy your Thanksgiving meal without having to do all the planning and cleanup.

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Make your Thanksgiving reservations at Tudor City Steakhouse (45 Tudor City Place, between 42nd and 43rd Street - 212-682-4000). They will be serving a three course Thanksgiving Menu, which includes Butternut Squash Cream Soup, Roasted Turkey, and more. Before you book, take a virtual tour of the restaurant to see their beautiful outdoor and indoor spaces with incomparable East River views. 

 

 

Where to pick up high quality provisions for your Thanksgiving feast

 

Ceriello (Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central Market at Lexington Avenue – 212-972-4266) provides Thanksgiving meal catering. View their full list of offerings here

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Head to the the west entrance of Grand Central Terminal at Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd and 44th Street on Wednesday, November 23 from 10am to 6pm for Grand Central Terminal's Thanksgiving Market, featuring desserts and sweets from some of the Terminal's finest purveyors. 

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Li-Lac Chocolates (Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central Market – 212-370-4866) wants to sweeten up your holiday with one (or more!) of their chocolate turkeys and other Thanksgiving-themed treats.

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Maman (230 Park Avenue and 155 East 44th Street) is currently accepting pre-orders for a delicious lineup of Thanksgiving pies. Pie flavors for this season include: spiced apple crumb, mixed berry, pumpkin with mascarpone cream cheese, and classic pecan. Customer orders for whole pies can be placed at catering.mamannyc.com or via email at pies@mamannyc.com. Pie slices will be available in store or through the maman app starting November 17. 

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Murray’s Cheese (Grand Central Market, 43rd Street & Lexington Avenue – 212-922-1540) has everything you'll need to make your Thanksgiving celebration a memorable one this year. Stop into the shop or place your order for messenger deliveries anywhere in New York City.

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Pescatore Seafood Company (Grand Central Terminal, Grand Central Market at Lexington Avenue – 212-557-4466) is the perfect place to pick up fresh shucked oysters to make an oyster stuffing for your turkey.

 

 

Ideas for volunteering and giving back

 

During this season of thanks, our thoughts also turn to those who are less fortunate. There are some great opportunities in our neighborhood to give your time, your energy or other resources to help others. One such opportunity is with the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, the largest homeless services provider in Midtown Manhattan. 

 

For more opportunities to lend your time to great causes all around the city, visit NYC Service.