Long Island Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving 2014
Thanksgiving is a feast usually prepared and served in our homes. But sometimes it is really lovely to take a break from the hot kitchen and let someone else do the cooking, cleaning and moving furniture around. Drop the day-long prep for Thanksgiving and head out to one to these Long Island restaurants that are serving up a turkey dinner. This way, you can maybe enjoy a Thanksgiving run, volunteer for those in need or (gasp!) relax a little.
Just be sure to call ahead for reservations and have a happy Thanksgiving! And for more tips and activities this season, check out our Long Island Holiday Guide.
The Seawater Grille at Gurney's Inn
290 Old Montauk Hwy, Montauk
Gurney's Inn, a friendly seaside Montauk institution, offers a three-course prix fixe menu with many choices, including lobster. It also offers a "Little Pilgrims" menu with turkey or prime rib. Cost is $28 to $38 for adults, depending on choice of entree, and $20 for children. Traditional turkey dinner - for a minimum of 6 people - is offered for $35/person. The bird is carved tableside. Seatings are from 1pm - 9pm. Reservations required.
The Soundview Restaurant
58775 Rte. 48, Greenport
The Soundview Restaurant has a magnificent view of Long Island Sound and serves a traditional Thanksgiving prix fixe meal. The Town Beach, just west up the road, has a divine all ages swing set that looks out to the sea. Costs are $34.50 adults and $18.95 children. Seatings are from 1pm-7pm on the hour.
Prime: An American Kitchen & Bar
117 New York Avenue, Huntington
Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner overlooking the harbor in Huntington, or order a full Thanksgiving meal to take home. Reservations are required for the a la carte dinner, which is served from 1pm-8pm. An a la carte menu includes $12 Butternut Squash Soup, $40 traditional Thanksgiving dinner and two dessert options for $11/each. A full take-home dinner serving 10-12 people is $299.
3 Consuelo Pl., Oakdale
A dinner buffet is being served for $41.95/adult, $19.95/children ages 12 and younger. Includes a carving station with roasted turkey, prime rib, Virginia ham, and pork loin, plus salmon, crab legs, shrimp and more.
Enjoy American History:
The American Hotel
49 Main St., Sag Harbor
Celebrate in the historic whaling town of Sag Harbor and stroll past the windmill or the town dock afterwards. The American Hotel, built in 1846, offers a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner with many options and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages. Costs are $75 for adults, $35 for children. Open from 12pm-8pm.
Southampton Publick House
40 Bowden Square, Southampton
This charming and historic microbrewery, in business since the 1800's, offers a traditional three-course prix fixe menu. Seatings are hourly from 1pm-7pm. It also offers their prix fixe menu in house. Costs are $29.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under 10. Take out is also available.
Jamesport Manor Inn
370 Manor Lane, Jamesport
This reconstructed 1850's Victorian mansion on the North Fork offers a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner beginning at noon, featuring local and organic ingredients, with a special children's menu. Costs are $60 for adults and $30 for children under age 12.
Experience the Good Life:
Glen Cove Mansion
200 Dosaris Lane, Glen Cove
Dine in Georgian-style splendor, then explore 55 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds at this magnificent 1910 mansion designed by James Adams Plat. It offers a grand buffet with options for every palate inspired by historic menus of the Gold Coast era. Seatings are at 1pm and 4pm. Cost is $55 for adults, including a glass of champagne or a mimosa, and $27.50 for children ages 4-12. Children 3 and under are free. Spend the night for a special rate of $199.
Volpe Ristorante at Fox Hollow
7725 Jericho Tpk., Woodbury
A la carte dining with offerings from $9-57. Children's menu is $22 with three options.
Carltun On the Park
Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
516-542-0700 ext 1
The Carltun, right in Eisenhower Park, has multiple Thanksgiving offerings. The Carltun also features a well-respected and extensive wine list. Seatings for the Ballroom and Drawing Room start at noon and costs are $46 for adults and $25 for children ages 3-10, with a special four-course children's menu. Costs for the a la carte menu in the Palm Court, Gold Coast and Gatsby Rooms are $59 for adults and $30 for children ages 3-10. Vegetarian options available.
Polo Steakhouse at the Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh St., Garden City
The Polo Steakhouse, a well known venue for families in Garden City, offers a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving feast. Costs are $101.13 for adults and half-price for children ages 12 and under. Reservations must be pre-paid. Children ages 2 and under dine free.
East Wind Hotel, Grand Ballroom
5720 Route 25A, Wading River
The East Wind Hotel offers a hearty Thanksgiving buffet in its opulent Grand Ballroom from 12:30pm - 5:30pm. Costs are $39.95 for adults, $22.95 for children ages 3 to 10. A deposit is required for parties of 10 or more. Take home meals are available for $189 and serves 8-10 people.
Hearty and Simple:
140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale, 516-621-3340
7971 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, 516-496-4354
County Glen Shopping Center, 59 Old Country Road, Carle Place, 516-742-3354
These down-to-earth classic Kosher Delis are offering takeout or eat-in prix fixe Thanksgiving menus with a "Kids Turkey Feast" option. Seatings are offered at 1pm, 2:30pm, 5pm and 7:15pm. Costs are $24.95 for adults and $9.99 for children. Take-home dinner is also available for $219 an serves 10 people.
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