WE LOVE NY! Where to Eat (And Stay!) On Thanksgiving in New York City

By   |   November 21, 2023   |   Gal Approved, Travel

There’s no place like home! This Thanksgiving, the DivaGals are celebrating in our backyard! Here are some ideas on where to eat on Thanksgiving in New York City and a great deal on where to stay!

Restaurant Pearl (33 Peck Slip)

Restaurant Pearl Thanksgiving


Tapping into the Korean influence of its owners, Restaurant Pearl (pictured up top) inside 33 Seaport Hotel marries international classics with Korean-inspired flavors and spices inspired by traditional bon chon and Korean street food. For Thanksgiving, Chef Jorge Bruderer is serving turkey and a variety of sides inspired by Americana classics in bon chon style. Pricing is $70 per person with a two-person minimum; dining is available at the restaurant and also for takeout. Make reservations and orders at restaurantpearlnyc.com.

Zaytinya (1185 Broadway)


Located inside the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad, Chef José Andrés is putting a spin on traditional Thanksgiving dishes and fan favorites with some special surprises. Enjoy Butternut Squash Hommus, Fall Vegetable Horiatiki and Turkey Kleftiko, turkey confit with Lebanese seven spice, chestnuts and caramelized onions wrapped in house-made phyllo. Thanksgiving Chef’s experience is $85, with an optional wine pairing option for $38. Make reservations at zaytinya.com.

Hav & Mar (245 11th Ave.)


Chef and TV personality Marcus Samuelsson‘s new restaurant in Chelsea is offering à la carte dishes such as salmon with cornbread stuffing and cranberry sauce, Turkey Leg Jubilee with mussels, chicken, shishito peppers and golden rice and 7 Aunties greens, which the DivaGals devoured at the BLK Match Holiday Dinner, and a soulful staples Mac & Cheese and Sweet Potato Pie. Make reservations at havandmar.com. 

Bell Book & Candle (141 W 10th St.)

bell book castle NYC

Looking for a sustainably sourced Thanksgiving dinner? Bell Book & Candle is serving up a mindfully sourced, three-course meal featuring a delicious array of seasonal delights. Begin your feast with the option of a Pear & Blue Cheese Salad with mixed greens, adorned with toasted pecans, raisins, and their housemade balsamic dressing or Butternut Squash Soup topped with fried sage and sage oil. The main show is the Heritage Turkey sourced from Lancaster, served with pan gravy. Sides include sourdough sage stuffing, chive mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts with bacon, maple roasted sweet potatoes with candied pecans and Executive Chef John Mooney’s special cranberry sauce. End the meal with a classic Chicago Style Apple Pie, lovingly prepared and served with a dollop of creme fraiche ice cream. Pricing is $70 for adults and $40 for children. Make reservations and get further information at bbandcnyc.com.

Where to Stay


If you’re traveling to the Big Apple for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, book your stay at one of the many IHG locations throughout the city!  Enjoy a luxurious lodging experience at InterContinental Times Square (pictured) or InterContinental Barclay on Midtown’s east side.


Tap into your trendy side at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side (pictured) and Kimpton Hotel Theta in Hell’s Kitchen/Clinton.

Hot Tip!  You can save even more when you book in the IHG One Rewards mobile app on many IHG hotels around the globe. Members receive a 20 percent discount for global bookings in the mobile app through November 28, 2023. All stays must be completed by April 30, 2024, at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts properties. Register for this offer and earn 500 bonus points toward your next adventure by downloading the IHG One Rewards mobile app and signing in by December 31, 2023. Earn 2,000 bonus points every two nights through December 31 at participating IHG Hotels & Resorts properties. Additional terms apply.

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