Thanksgiving Treats: Where To Get Stuffed in Greenpoint

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For those sticking around this Turkey Day and not interested in hosting a mob of friends and family, where can you go to keep your gullets full?

We’ve scoured the streets to find who’s open and what’s cooking. There’s a lot to choose from. So rest assured whether you want to give thanks with a traditional spread or go cold turkey on typical Thanksgiving fare, there’s a place for you! 

  • Sauvage (905 Lorimer St)
    • Cost: $65/person for three courses
    • Hours: 1 – 10pm. Reservations for dinner are recommended, and walk-ins are welcome at the bar, which will be open until midnight.
    • Menu: Thanksgiving Prix Fixe menu spearheaded by Executive Chef Lisa Giffen. There will be innovative riffs on classic cocktails, aperitif-style signatures, and complex non-alcoholic cocktails. Below are some dishes that will be on offer.
      • Butternut Squash Velouté with crab and chestnuts
      • Fresh and Smoked Salmon with charred carrot and house buttermilk cream
      • Venison Tartare with pickled beets and horseradish
      • Heritage Turkey with sourdough harvest stuffing
      • Brook Trout with braised fermented cabbage and matelote sauce
      • Hazelnut Cake
      • Pumpkin Pie (also offering other pies to go, including Pumpkin Spice with Emmer Crust ($30), Apple Pear with Butter Crust ($30), Cranberry Custard with Dark Chocolate Crust ($35).
  • Esme (999 Manhattan Ave)
    • Cost: $45/person for three courses
    • Hours: 3 – 7pm
    • Menu:
      • First Course: Bib lettuce, blue cheese, buttermilk dressing
      • Second Course: Roasted Turkey breast & torchon of confit turkey leg; buttermilk biscuit stuffing, potato puree, roasted acorn squash, corn bread budding
      • Third Course: Pumpkin pie and cardamom whipped cream
  • Five Leaves (18 Bedford Ave)
    • Cost: A la carte
    • Hours: 3 – 7pm
    • Menu: This will be their first year opening for Thanksgiving.  They will definitely have one or two surprise holiday-themed specials prepared in addition to the regular menu.
  • Glasserie (95 Commercial St)
    • Cost: $68/person; family style menu; by reservation only
    • Hours: 4 – 9:30pm
    • Menu:
      • Forged mushrooms, za’atar & kashkaval cheese flatbread
      • Autumn mezze cornucopia
      • Rabbit feast grilled legs and loin (an oldie but goodie), tagine stew of stuffed squash and parsnips, freekeh
      • Vegetarian option by request
      • Pecan and cream pie; cardamom chocolate moose
  • Greenpoint Beer & Ale (7 North 15th St)
    • Cost: $60/person; 10$ from each ticket goes to the Greenpoint Soup Kitchen
    • Hours: Doors open at 4pm, dinner at 6pm
    • Menu:
      • Smoked turkey; roasted turkey; baked mac and cheese; collard greens, candied yams; garlic mashed potatoes; stuffing (with garlic and veggies); homemade corn bread and bring your own dessert
      • All you can drink beer and wine
    • Bonus: They will be screening at 8pm of The Band’s Last Waltz, directed by Martin Scorsese.

And if your family’s cooking is just horrible and you’ve had just about enough turkey and cranberry sauce for your entire lifetime, or if you’re abstaining from Thanksgiving in protest, here are two spots that will be open on Thanksgiving to satisfy your general hunger needs:

  • Oishi Sushi (929 Manhattan Ave)
    • Cost: A la carte
    • Hours: 4pm – 4am
    • Menu: They will be serving their regular menu.
  • Acapulco Deli (1116 Manhattan Ave)
    • Cost: A la carte
    • Hours: 9am – 3pm
    • Menu: They will be serving their regular menu.

About Clarice Jacobson

A culinary explorer, sports fan and nature/outdoor gear appreciator @rease612

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