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Thanksgiving Dinner In Fidi

Close up of a Thanksgiving tablescape with wine, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and flower arrangement in view, and people seated all around.

Manhattan has no shortage of the finer things life has to offer. From a resurging nightlife to the Financial District's luxury apartments, there's plenty of options for everything you might desire. With so many choices, though, narrowing down the best of the bunch can become a bit harrowing at times -- especially when trying to decide on the ideal restaurant to head to for Thanksgiving dinner. We're going to take some of the guesswork out of the equation, though, and provide you with a list of top picks that will surely delight -- depending on your specific tastes in Thanksgiving fare.

A Great Meal Awaits In Every Direction

The Manhattan restaurant scene is internationally-known, with great options covering almost any kind of cuisine you can envision. Manhattan's even home to a few choices from the world's most Michelin-starred chef, Joël Robuchon, so the bar for quality is set fairly high no matter where you go. When you're looking for a place to go for Thanksgiving, try some of these city favorites on for size.

Industry Kitchen

Chances are you've heard a bit about Industry Kitchen before. The standout establishment has been featured on Vice, CNBC, Food & Wine, New York Eater, and a host of other publications and outlets. Standing near the banks of the East River, the Industry Kitchen is well known as a stand out in terms of the location, ambiance, and of course, the food. They're famed for having "The World's Most Expensive Pizza," a sparkling affair with white stilton cheese, foie gras, Ossetra caviar, truffles, and 24K gold leaves (appropriately titled the 24K Pizza), along with a bold menu with plenty of additional inventive options (though pizza still reigns king):

"Pizzas start with dough made on natural levain, slowly fermented to develop all the natural flavors. A simple combination of quality ingredients is added and each pizza is cooked to perfection with the intense heat of a wood burning oven."

For Thanksgiving, though, they'll sticking to their specialty while providing a few offerings appropriate for the season. Guests can start with the delicious cauliflower soup, then satisfy their sweet side with a delicious poached pear. The Thanksgiving Pizza will include cranberry sauce, stuffing, mozzarella, shaved pecorino, walnuts, and, naturally, pulled turkey bits cooked to perfection. To finish things off, you can partake of the turkey osso buco, then move on to a delectable slice of pumpkin mouse, complete with vanilla cookies, pistachios, and cinnamon chips. If you were looking for something outside of the standard Thanksgiving dinner, Industry Kitchen is one of the best places you'll find just that.

Trading Post

Not far from Industry Kitchen, on John Street, you'll find Trading Post. It opened to some fanfare in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, receiving coverage in Eater and The New York Times, and for good reason. A contrast to the backdrop of Wall Street, Trading Post is, more than anything, an "upscale American restaurant catering primarily to neighborhood types," just the kind of place to enjoy a friendly, communal Thanksgiving dinner.

On the menu you'll find a range of offerings, from soups to salads; small plates and large plates; even pizzettas and delicious side dishes. The menu will be available for Thanksgiving day, along with a few specialties cooked up just for the special occasion. If you're looking for something both classy and welcoming, this might be your best bet come Thanksgiving.

Stone Street Tavern

Setting up in the heart of the Financial District has done Stone Street Tavern well. As they say themselves, this place is a "historic gem that like its street namesake has stood the test of time." The location is inviting, but the food is just as much of a draw as the area itself. A fine selection of small plates, salads, main dishes, sides, desserts, and burgers await all who venture here, and they're fixing up some special delicacies in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Chief among those is the Thanksgiving turducken, which they'll be serving until 4PM. This, along with all the other favorites that foodies have come to expect from the majestic tavern will be on offer, along with a hearty selection of beverages to wash it all down. Be sure to get there early to celebrate with all the others who decided leaving Thanksgiving up to the professionals was the wisest option.

Fraunces Tavern/ Over on Pearl Street, the historic Fraunces Tavern (in operation since 1762) sits and is ready to serve. Dubbed "the home of great food, craft beer and liquor in one of New York’s most historic and unique locations," Fraunces Tavern also offers " over 200 whiskeys, 130 craft beers and ciders, and a handful of signature and classic cocktails." It's a place where the options are hardly limited, and for Thanksgiving dinner they're pulling out all the stops. A reservation is advised, but once you've gained entry to the tavern on Thanksgiving day, you'll be treated to a menu that includes some of the finest delicacies available. Appetizers include the Maryland-style crab cake (a transcendent experience on its own), and the Main courses range from delicious New York Strip to Traditional Roasted Turkey, with a few other offerings in between. You can finish all that off with a choice of Apple Strudel or Pumpkin Pie, both of which have been sweetened just right and accompanied with the perfect complements.

Rest Up At The Financial District's Luxury Apartments

On thing is clear. No matter where you go for Thanksgiving dinner, the place to which you return should be just as just as luxurious as the one you chose for your feast. 15 Cliff, one of the Manhattan's top-tier rental communities provides you with exactly that. The superbly positioned building puts you near all of the best places to go in the Financial District. The complex offers an array of elegant living spaces, along with upscale amenities uniquely suited for maximum comfort and convenience. Reach out to schedule a visit, and consider this your new home for exemplary downtown living.