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Last Minute Thanksgiving Dining Destinations

This year, festive alternatives to a traditionally prepared Thanksgiving feast at the family table include New York City’s hottest dining destinations. Instead of celebrating the holiday and harvest domestically, venture outside the home for unique happenings in lively spaces, exclusive gatherings in chic private rooms and be surrounded by the festive residents of New York City.

Here are the gourmet dining establishments that have set their tables to welcome your family and friends for Thanksgiving!

New York City

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

This Thanksgiving, T-Bar Steak & Lounge crafts a hearty selection of New American entrees on the authentic steakhouse menu and raw bar. Famous for hosting New York City’s power players, the sophisticated Upper East Side eatery offers outstanding cuisine in a sleek and comfortable setting. T-Bar welcomes family and friends to enjoy their sophisticated Thanksgiving affairs.

T-Bar Steak & Lounge will serve a robust prix-fixe Thanksgiving menu at $78 per person ($39 for children under 12) with seating times reserved for 1:00 P.M., 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M.

Open on Thanksgiving Day: Seatings at 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM, and 7:00 PM only

1278 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021


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Russian Samovar

For a Thanksgiving celebration steeped in Russian culture, New York City history and the performing arts, Russian Samovar, located in the Theatre District, will be serving its traditional Russian fare with featured turkey, duck and goose specialty dishes. The elegant restaurant, owned by Roman Kaplan and managed by his daughter Vlada Von Shats and her two sons Michael and Nicholas, is famous for its Russian delicacies but boasts an enviable legacy unlike any other dining establishment.

The legendary location, formerly known as Jilly’s Saloon used to be frequented by Frank Sinatra and The Rat Pack, under former owners Ballet Legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and, his partner, Nobel Prize in Literature winner Joseph Brodsky. Cyndi Lauper and Liza Minnelli were also known to drop-in to perform for a jubilant dinner theatre crowd.

Throughout the holiday season, family and friends can enjoy Russian Samovar’s time-honored history and the exceptional ambiance which embodies a 19th-century feel, complete with picturesque green and red shades and Russian folk prints.

256 West 52nd Street (At 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10019


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Claude’s at the Southampton Inn

For family and friends planning to celebrate on the East End, a Hamptons-style Thanksgiving awaits at the Southampton Inn and Claude’s Restaurant. For an intimate gathering or signature celebration, Claude’s will offer a 3-course traditional feast with all the trimmings and delicious desserts. Dinner is *$38/adult, *$20/child, with seating from 1:00 PM. to 6:00 PM. The Inn also offers a Thanksgiving getaway package for two for **$270, which includes an elegant guest room, the feast and breakfast at Claude’s on the Friday, November 29th, 2019. Stay an extra evening on Wednesday, November 27th for the discounted rate of *$100. The Inn has several adjoining rooms for families and groups. Excludes alcohol and gratuity. Reservations must be confirmed in advance. **Excludes tax and fees.

During a stay at the Inn, guests can enjoy shopping, galleries, museums and the theatre in the historic Southampton Village, Parade of Lights down Main Street and the Tree Lighting in Agawam Park on Saturday, November 30th, 2019, or a relaxing walk on the world-famous Cooper’s Beach. Ask our reservations team about current packages and rates and events happening during your stay to make it the perfect getaway.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Southampton Inn!

For the latest packages, deals and rates, please call 631-283-6500, or visit

91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968