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Looking For A Worthy Thanksgiving Feast? Check Out These NYC Hotels

November 17, 2011 at 12:05 PM | by | ()

Considering the super-high standards of hotel restaurants in New York (Maze at The London NYC, Maialino at Gramercy Park, and The Ace's The Breslin all come to mind), no one could possibly fault you for ditching the entire fam and taking yourself to a nice dinner in midtown (or Wall Street, as the case may be).

Check out these delightful dining options. With expertly-crafted menus and warm, inviting dining rooms to match, we can think of at least a few things you'll be grateful for: among them, not having to do the dishes.

The London NYC: First up, Gordon Ramsay's Manhattan jewel on West 54th St. The 2-Michelin Star Gordon Ramsay at the London is doing it up with caramelized Long Island duck breast, served with sweet rutabaga, potato rosti and Szechwan consomme. While that menu is going for $185pp, a slightly more affordable option is at Maze, where $95pp gets you a four-course meal with slow-roasted turkey, confit leg a la creme, or roasted cannon of lamb.

Of course, if you wanna go all the way (and this is New York, so why wouldn't you?), The London is also offering an eight-person $1,900 menu at the Chef's Table, complete with champagne and canapes upon arrival. We'd be thankful for just the leftovers from that meal.

Meanwhile, Omni Berkshire Place, for the next ten days, is offering a Thanksgiving package (rates start at $599) that includes: room upgrade, welcome amenity (we're guessing a bottle of champagne...), Thanksgiving dinner for two at Fireside and a buffet breakfast (also at Fireside) on Friday morning. What we want to know is: are they throwing in a few of those delicious home-grown cocktails? We sure could use one of those Rosemary Bucks to help that turkey go down...

Downtown, over at Andaz Wall Street, locavore enthusiast Wall & Water is dividing their Thanksgiving feast into four components: first up is The Larder for nibbles like smoked trout, jumbo shrimp, and cheeses. Then The Open Kitchen offers a choice of main courses: organic, cage-free Pennsylvania-raised turkey, red wine-braised shoulder of beef, grilled salmon, or a goat cheese frittata. Sweet Extravaganza has got all the traditional pies like pumpkin and apple—plus chocolate fondue and brownies! Finally a designated Children's Lounge will be set up for little ones to hang out while their parents continue stuffing themselves silly. $60pp plus complimentary glass of spiced cider, noon–9pm.

Andaz is also selling whole turkeys, with 72 hours notice, but if you're looking for a whole meal "to-go," head to The Plaza. In addition to stellar dessert creations from Francois Payard's Bakery (pumpkin tart with orange blossom marshmallows, a chocolate mousse "Louvre," carrot cake cheesecake), The Plaza Food Hall is offering their entire Thanksgiving menu to go for $450. Bring home an 8-10lb roasted turkey, plus salad, three sides (we'd go for the brussels sprouts, whipped sweet potatoes, and cornbread stuffing), and relish, gravy, dinner rolls and two pies.

Another option for you turkey-eaters is at The Mark, which has been keeping things fresh and clean lately at their adorable shoe shine kiosk. The croque monsieur-loving Jean-Georges Vongerichten will offer Thanksgiving dinner at his restaurant for anyone who books a suite over Thanksgiving weekend. The four-course meal will include tuna tartare, parmesan risotto, roasted organic turkey with sourdough and chestnut stuffing, brussels sprouts and pumpkin pie. Mark Premier One suites start at $2,500 per night.

[Photo: Andaz]

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