Whether it’s our health, our job, or our family, we’ve all got at least one thing to be thankful for this year. Instead of cooking like crazy and picking up pine cones for table decor, you’ve opted to go out and you need some last minute feast ideas.
Let’s hold hands and give thanks for available seats and affordable prix-fixes at these eight delicious restaurants in Brooklyn.
Pomme De Terre | 1301 Newkirk Avenue at Argyle Road | 718.284.0005
This intimate yellow and blue-faced bistro puts a French twist on the American holiday with its Thanksgiving menu. Grilled Kobe Zabiton is the dish to try.
Cost: $35 for 3-course meal
Nearest subway: Q train to New Kirk Plaza
*Pomme De Terre is offering two seatings, one at 3:00pm and the second at 5:30pm.
iCi | 246 DeKalb Avenue | 718.789.2778
This cozy Fort Greene restaurant is offering a fireside locally sourced Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. If you’re having second thoughts about not eating at home, an appetizing option for kitchen-fearing folk is iCi’s full pick-up menu, which includes a certified-organic turkey that can come raw or roasted for you.*
Cost: $48 for 4-course meal; $75 with wine pairings. $40 for 4-course meal at home. There is also an à la carte menu available for take-out orders.
Nearest subway: R/Q/B/D train to DeKalb Avenue; C train to Clinton/Washington
*Pick-up is available on Wednesday, November 25, and Thanksgiving Day. Call today to place an order.
Magnolia | 486 Sixth Avenue at 12th Street | 718.369.4814
In addition to its Thanksgiving prix fixe, Magnolia is offering a complementary children’s menu featuring fanciful Harvest Bisque, Market Greens Salad, penne pasta and traditional turkey entrées. Of course, chocolate milk is included.
Cost: $34.95 for a 4-course meal; $14.95 for 3-course children’s menu
Nearest subway: R train to 9th Street; F/G to 9th Street/Fourth Avenue
Palo Santo | Union Street | 718.636.6311
Palo Santo is coloring its holiday menu with the restaurant’s characteristic Latin-inspired cuisine. Traditionally the centerpiece of any Thanksgiving meal, turkey will be prepared en Mole Poblano (dark meat) or roasted turkey (white meat) with quince, or pan gravy.
Cost: $45 for 4-course meal
Nearest subway: R train to Union Street
Aurora | 70 Grand Street | 718.388.5100
In the true communal spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, Italian ristorante Aurora is serving up its sumptuous sides “family-style.” So no matter if you choose the wild mushroom stuffing, potato gratin, or glazed root vegetables for your contorni, there will be enough for the whole table to share.
Cost: $45 for 3 course-meal + family-style serving
Nearest subway: L train to Bedford Avenue
*Restaurant is Cash Only
DuMont | 432 Union Street | 718.486.7177
Better known for its big-bun burgers, DuMont’s prix fixe showcases a selection of five entrée items such as grilled pork chop, squash ravioli topped with quail egg, and the turkey.
Cost: $60 for 3-course meal
Nearest subway: L train to Lorimer Street; G train to Metropolitan Avenue/Grand Street
Dressler | 149 Broadway | 718.384.6343
DuMont’s upscale counterpart has a Thanksgiving menu in keeping with its contemporary American style. As an alternative to roasted turkey breast, other hearty second courses include Bacon Wrapped American Sturgeon with butternut squash, Grilled Prime Sirloin, and Braised Short Rib with creamed spinach.
Cost: $90 for 3-course meal
Nearest subway: J/M/Z to Marcy Avenue; L train to Bedford
The River Café | 1 Water Street | 718.522.5200
A renowned Brooklyn classic, this is the only restaurant that can boast under the Brooklyn Bridge-meets-Manhattan skyline views alongside a slice of pumpkin pie.
Cost: $125 for 4-course meal
Nearest subway: A/C train to High Street/Brooklyn Bridge; 2/3 train to Clark Street