Thanksgiving Restaurants for Rent in New York City, NY

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Top Thanksgiving Restaurants in New York City, NY

Oh, Thanksgiving! Who doesn’t love it? It’s one of those times of the year which immediately brings a feeling of warmth to the heart.  As the name suggests, it is all about feeling gratitude and celebrating with our family and friends. So why not spoil yourselves on this special day?  New York has many great venues which celebrate it with the same fervor as Macy’s annual Thanksgiving parade. So, if you are considering a dinner with your nearest and dearest, take a look at our curated list of Thanksgiving restaurants in New York and see how quickly you can get into the festive mood! 

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Thanksgiving Restaurants Rental Guide

If you really wish to celebrate Thanksgiving but you don’t have that much time to commit to all those dinner preparations (we know how time-consuming they are), organizing a dinner in a restaurant can be the perfect solution! New York is home to many restaurants that provide special offers on Thanksgiving with plated dinners featuring delicious main courses and desserts in a perfect holiday atmosphere. Although we know that nothing compares to a family dinner with a homemade roast turkey made according to your family’s favorite recipe, dining at a restaurant is still a way to celebrate Thanksgiving with a blast! 

Thanksgiving is a feast that everyone looks forward to (and maybe the Black Friday special offers the day after, of course). The whole atmosphere revolving around this day is truly special and one-of-a-kind. What’s even more special about it is the fact that there’s no one true way to spend it. Each family has its own traditions regarding the celebration that make it special and extremely personal. But if you’re about to host your first Thanksgiving and would like to make your own traditions, or you’re seeking inspiration about what activities you can do after dinner, just as the food coma kicks in, here are some ideas for activities you can do with your guests:

  1. Play games - nothing is more entertaining than playing games with friends and family! As everyone tends to be busy with work and school activities nowadays, there’s not much time for many activities on a daily schedule. Playing games can be a great way to spend quality time after a delicious dinner and build bonds between you and your loved ones. Both adults and kids are sure to enjoy a bit of post-dinner rivalry instead of arguing over who gets the last slice of pie or deciding who gets to clean up after dinner. That’s why we recommend Thanksgiving Bingo, a version of the classic game everyone knows and loves. You can find printable templates on the internet. You can also organize a Thanksgiving Trivia that features tricky and interesting facts and questions. It’s a fantastic way to get those grey cells working and engage your participants in a friendly rivalry and learn more Thanksgiving facts. Jigsaw puzzles are also a first-rate choice to liven up the atmosphere, especially when you divide your guests into teams and announce that the last team will clean the table up after dinner! 
  1. Look at old pictures and reminisce - When everyone’s stomach is stuffed with delicious food, it’s great to gather together by the fireplace with a cup of tea or coffee and talk. It's the perfect time for you to pull out the old family picture albums, or connect your device to a bigger screen and reminisce together about the good old days. It’s also a great way to give respect to the ones who are no longer with you. You can share your happy memories and talk about how you miss them,their presence and support.
  1. Make a list of what you’re grateful for - Grab sheets of paper and pens and ask your guests to write down the things they’re thankful for this year. After all, Thanksgiving is all about feeling grateful and appreciating the things and people we have in our lives. Your guests can also write down and share any plans and dreams they want to achieve by the end of the next year. Overall, it’s a great time to spend time with your dear ones and let them know how much you value their presence in your life!
  1. Take a walk - Having a stroll around the block is a perfect way to burn calories after a feast and enjoy the atmosphere of joy hanging in the air. Why not take a stroll over to Times Square and enjoy the inevitable bustling atmosphere of the area. You can also take your family ice skating in Central Park, Rockefeller Center, or Bryant Park and really burn off that extra piece of pie!

To sum up, it doesn’t matter how you spend your Thanksgiving eve, it only matters that you spend it with those you love. It’s a family holiday that revolves around gratitude, warmth, and love. Don’t worry if you face some obstacles during your dinner preparations, such as a slow cooking turkey, or a lack of cranberry sauce. Your guests won’t care because you will all be together! However, if you want to skip all the cooking - and the cleanup, you can always spoil your family and invite them for dinner at a restaurant. Tagvenue has a list of great restaurants dotted all over New York City that are ready to host you and your dearest ones on this special day. So why not book one today and enjoy your Thanksgiving with the food and people you like?

FAQs about Thanksgiving Restaurants in New York City, NY

How much does it cost to rent a restaurant for a Thanksgiving dinner in New York City?

New York has restaurants that are suitable for all kinds of events and budgets. For special holidays such as this, restaurants often charge by person- prices start from $60 and can range upwards to $90. Other ones rent out space on a per session basis, you will simply need to book the session that you want. Prices for this option will range from $58 up to $5800. Some other venues will charge a minimum, so for this option expect prices to vary from around $1000 up to several thousand dollars (All data from However, it’s always worth asking the manager about any discounts or dinner packages. 

Which areas in New York have the best restaurants for a Thanksgiving dinner?

Although New York is dotted with great restaurants all over its boroughs, if you want to stay within Lower Manhattan, check out the affordable spots on Warren St. or to Soho, near the Hudson Square neighborhood. We also recommend checking out Brooklyn, especially Williamsburg which has cozy picks for every pocket.

Can you recommend some restaurants in New York for hosting a Thanksgiving get-together?

Check out a few of our favorite options for Thanksgiving dinner!

Terrace at Gran Morsi - a cozy restaurant that offers a heated outdoor setup and delicious Italian menu. 

Main Dining Floor at St Tropez West Village - features a charming and warm, wooden interior and enormous windows overlooking neighboring townhouses. 

Entire Venue at Velvet Brooklyn - a private venue in a true Brooklyn style, offering craft beverages in the rhythm of live music in the heart of Williamsburg.

Are New York City restaurants open on Thanksgiving?

Many popular chain restaurants are open on that day, along with restaurants located near busy tourist sites, such as Rockefeller Center and Central Park. It’s always best to make an inquiry before the day and ask venue managers if your chosen option is available. You can also organize a dinner before or after Thanksgiving. 

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