Restaurants serving Thanksgiving in north Brooklyn 2014 – last minute reservations



Williamsburg’s Rye is offering a three course $80 prix fixe, which is on the pricey side. That said, we love Rye and it’s a special occasion so it’s likely worth the splurge.

Aurora is offering a three course prix fixe too. Make your reservation at this Italian staple here.

Reynard is serving dinner, but seems to be full — it’s perhaps worth a call for cancellations. The same applies for Maisson Premiere.

Peter Luger has a handful of tables left, so call quickly.

Glasserie in Greenpoint has a $65 prix fixe with a few spots left, if you’ve got a hankering for rabbit.

If you want something different, Bunna is open in Bushwick serving amazing Ethiopian fare.

Let us know who we missed in comments.

Places to have Thanksgiving dinner in Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick


We already mentioned that Greenpoint’s Dirck the Norseman is serving up a feast. Here are a few other options for Thanksgiving orphans [via Brokelyn]:


Rye Restaurant
247 South 1st Street, Williamsburg
(718) 218-8047

Rye has an extensive $75 prix fixe menu featuring oyster pan roast and black truffle lasagna in addition to more traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

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Have an Orphans’ Thanksgiving in Greenpoint and get a sneak peek at Dirck the Norseman

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg

Illustration by Libby VanderPloeg

Looking for a place to spend Thanksgiving? This sounds like the perfect choice. From Greenpointers:

Greenpoint’s soon-to-be newest neighborhood addition, will open its doors for a sneak preview this November 28 to host a community Thanksgiving potluck dinner, and raise money for Greenpoint Church. “Orphans” should come with a $ donation, and their favorite family Thanksgiving dish to add to the smorgasbord (anything from aunt Kay’s Jell-O Salad to Grandma Bette’s Green Bean Casserole is welcome). Dirck will handle the Turkey. The kitchen will be in full operation so you can warm your dishes up onsite, with Chef Raven at the helm.

“Dirck the Norseman’s Annual Orphans’ Thanksgiving”

Date: Thanksgiving Day, November 28
Time: 3 pm ’til turkeys out
Where: 7 N. 15th Street (at the corner of N. 15th and Kent/Franklin)
What: Come for dinner. Come for dessert. Come to give thanks. Bring a $ donation for Greenpoint Church and a dish to share (turkey will be provided).
Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 25 to:

Previously, Sneak peek inside the huge brewery planned by the Brouwerij Lane peeps: Dirck The Norseman and the Grain Terminal Brewery.

Make Easy Vegan Truffled Mashed Potatoes for your Burg-Family Thanksgiving

For your Williamsburg family thanksgiving, I recommend keeping it simple. Even if you’re no culinary expert, these potatoes are easy, and truffle oil makes it fancy tasty. Open up a bottle of Wild Turkey to keep it festive, or make this. Put on a record, and whip up these bad boys. People will be all like, damn, them’s good taters.

2 lb. fingerling or Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
4 large cloves garlic, peeled and halved
2-3 Tbs. truffle oil
1 Tbs. finely chopped parsley

1. Bring potatoes, garlic, and enough water to cover all by 1 inch to a boil in medium saucepan or one of those aluminum things you get at the bodega. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 20 minutes, or until potatoes are soft when pricked with fork or a chopstick or something. Drain, but hold on to 1 cup of that liquid potato gold.

2. Pour another drink.

3. Return potatoes and garlic to saucepan; mash with cooking water you held on to until smooth and mashed potatoey. Stir in truffle oil and parsley, and season with salt and pepper.

Careful with the truffle oil, less is more. I can’t say the same for the Wild Turkey.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

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Thanksgiving Cocktail

Someone close to me once said, “Don’t end sentences with prepositions and be thankful for your friends.” Make this Thanksgiving cocktail for a friend and think about all you can be thankful for.

Burnt Turkey
1 oz Wild Turkey Bourbon
1 oz cinnamon schnapps
3-4 fresh mint leaves

Fill a chilled glass with crushed ice and 3-4 fresh mint leaves. Combine the bourbon and cinnamon schnapps in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake, then strain over ice into a rocks glass, mason jar, or coffee cup . Listen to Big Star on the fire escape with your friends.

Where to Pick Up What You Need for a Last Minute Thanksgiving Feast

image c/o Miss Retro's Blog

Well folks, it’s that time of year again, and if you’re like me, you won’t be visiting family for Thanksgiving but you still want to gorge yourself with an exorbitant amount of good old fashioned home cookin’. If you’re even more like me, you haven’t had time to think much about foraging for food and supplies in advance. Fear not, turkey-lovers! Although the deadline to order turkeys and elaborate pre-made Thanksgiving meals from most restaurants and stores has passed, here’s the scoop on what’s still available at some of Williamsburg’s best food spots. Whether you want to impress your friends with some mad turkey-cooking skills or drink beer on the couch while you re-heat some delicious pre-made food, there is still have time to make it happen.

The Meat Hook

Local antibiotic and hormone free turkeys raised specifically for the shop have been available for pre-order since early October. They aren’t taking any more orders in advance, but there’s a small selection of 14-19 pound birds still available first come, first serve.  When these sell out, you can still get a delicious spiral ham or any other of their specialty meats to fill your belly. A few feet from the meat counter you can find gravy, stuffing mix, cornbread, and other necessary sides for your Thanksgiving spread as well as apples, potatoes, and smallish pumpkins for the specific purpose of making a homemade pie. (Perfect for those who don’t trust anything from a can.) For those who truly wait until the last minute, note that the meat shop, along with the rest of The Brooklyn Kitchen, will be closed on Thanksgiving and only open until 6pm the night before. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 389-2982

Marlow & Daughters

This beloved butcher shop also had locally raised, antibiotic and hormone free turkeys available for pre-order, but word on the street is that they will still have a few extra birds available from now until the big day. They will also be serving up other holiday items including cranberry sauce, homemade pie crust, their signature country pâté, and smoked tofu that is said to delight vegetarians AND meat-lovers alike. The shop will be open from 10am-3pm on Turkey day, but definitely come sooner than later if you hope to grab one of those extra birds. 95 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

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Make this: Impress family and friends (and Kanye)

From Dreamin It Vegan:

3 whole bell peppers, cut in half and seeded

3 cups cooked brown rice

1 med. yellow onion, diced

1 cup corn, cooked

2 T. pine nuts

2 tsp. cumin

1 1/2 tsp. oregano

2 T. cilantro

1 package of vegan sausage crumbled

If using tofu I used firm and crumbled it and add following herbs: oregano, red pepper flakes, sage, garlic, fennel, caraway seeds, soy sauce, cumin, olive oil. and sauted until cooked through.



Preheat oven to 375. First saute sausage or tofu. Put into a bowl and set aside. In another pan saute onion & garlic in oil. Add corn and saute. Add pinenuts and saute for about min. Next add cumin and oregano for a couple more min. Add rice, sausage and cilantro to the pan a stir through.

Lay the halved bell peppers in a casserole dish. Fill up peppers. Top off with a Tablespoon or so of tofutti and salsa.

Pour hot water into the dish about 1/4 inch or more and cover with foil. Bake for 1 hour until peppers are soft.