Staying Local for Thanksgiving? Six Spots Where You Can Wobble Before You Gobble, Get Stuffed with Turkey, the Fixin’s, and More!

Thanksgiving is holiday of culinary greatness. A problem if your cooking skills are below par and you’re staying home for the Holidays. Less of a problem since you live so close to the city’s hub of crave-worthy restaurants and bars.

Here’s a list of how to feast and party without the hassle of using your oven.

1) Le Fond

A close up of the dishes featured in Le Fond's Thanksgiving MenuCome join Chef Jake Eberle at “Wobble Before You Gobble” — a Thanksgiving Eve cocktail party! Cut loose a lil’ before heading out of town. They’ll have $6 aperitif specials, including house recipe Kir Royale and warm mulled wine. Chef Jake Eberle will also being serving some bites to nibble, like country pate and a French onion soup-filled Russian-style pierog.  Reservations not necessary. See the Menu here.

Address: 105 Norman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: No cover, Items a la carte
Time: Thanksgiving Eve, 6pm
Highlights: Classy cocktails, Russian pierogi, No reservations

 

2) Greenpoint Beer and Ale Co.
Mixing it up and staying in town this year? Greenpoint Beer and Ale is hosting their 5th Annual Orphans Thanksgiving. Their new kitchen resident, @maizeysundaytacos will be a making a spicy twist on the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. For $65, get fed the unorthodox turkey and wash it down with included beer and wine. Then join your new “Orphan” family as you replace football with a screening of cult favorite “This Is Spinal Tap” directed by Rob Reiner. Click here to buy tickets!

Address: 7 North 15th St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: $65, Buy tix
Time: 5pm
Highlights: Spicy turkey, New friends, Satirical movie about setting it “up to eleven” 
Bonus: A portion of the ticket sales go to support The Greenpoint Hunger Program

3) Cherry Point

Need some charcuterie with your Turkey? Cherry Point will be serving a specially curated holiday feast alongside favorites from their every day menu. Thanksgiving Day Dinner starts at 4pm with dishes such as:

  • Stuffed Turkey Breast Roulade with Rosemary Gravy
  • Baked Sausage and Sage Stuffing
  • Turkey Pot Pie with Suet Crust
  • Baked Green Beans with Raclette Fondue and Fried Onions
  • Apple Cobbler a la Mode

…and MORE!

Address: Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: A la carte; dishes from $11 – $30
Time: 4pm – 10pm
Highlights: Not just Turkey entrees, Great Cocktails, An ethically produced thanksgiving

 

Classic French cooking, locally sourced ingredients, and a romantic atmosphere make this spot perfect for an intimate Thanksgiving meal. Roast turkey with all the fixing’s will be served by Chef Brian, who completed his training under masters such as Chef Douglas Keanne from Jardinière. This meal is not to be missed, and definitely meant to be shared with company.
Address: 123 Greenpoint Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Make a Reservation: (646)894-4300
Cost: $35
Time: 4pm
Highlights: A superb tasting turkey, Intimate setting, French wine

 

A Thanksgiving Celebration Dinner for all of the industry orphans stuck in our fair city this year! Extra Fancy is hosting one seating of Turkey Dinner with all the fixin’s and, of course, one or two cups of cheer!!
$75 gets you turkey dinner with all the classic sides plus dessert, coffee and a couple of special cocktails to warm you up!! Tax and gratuity are included and they’ll have football games playing in the heated yard, drink specials as well as Cornhole and cigars.
Address: 302 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11211
Cost: $75, Buy tix
Time: 2pm
Highlights: All inclusive plus fun activities like football in heated yard and cornhole 

 

6) Esme
Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner in three courses with all the favorites and a few surprises for just $45. Magnums of Champagne and Gamay are opened and autumn cocktails like the Crimson and Clove with hibiscus-infused vodka and cinnamon help you relax while they cook, clean, and make sure the in-laws are happy. Menu items include:
  • Green Salad with Soft Herbs
  • Roasted Turkey Breast with Confit Leg and Thigh
    Buttermilk Biscuit Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes, and Gravy
  • Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread Casserole, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, and Balsamic Glazed Beets.
  • Pumpkin Custard with Cardamom Whipped Cream.
Address: 999 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn NY 11222
Cost: $45
Time: 4pm
Highlights: Cozy and upscale vibe without the fancy price tag. Vegetarian and Gluten Free options are available.

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