A true Thanksgiving feast requires dutiful preparation, and top chefs throughout New York are doing just that in anticipation of the food-focused holiday. But where to snag a seat? That depends on what type of dinner you prefer. From classic renditions of turkey and all the trimmings to more inventive uses of seasonal ingredients to casual yet no less delicious spreads, there are plenty of ways to get in the spirit without having to cook.
Choose a fine-dining classic (A Voce in Columbus Circle) for an Italian-inflected take on tradition, a gastropub (the Spotted Pig in the West Village) for a British spin on seasonal flavors or a recently refurbished landmark (the King Cole Bar & Salon at the St. Regis) for elevated interpretations of old favorites. Then sit back, relax with your family and friends and don’t worry about anything—other than what you plan to order for dessert.