Where You Can Eat in the Hudson Valley on Thanksgiving
Not up for cooking this year? Don't worry, we've got 15 local restaurants that can take of that
Can you believe Thanksgiving will be upon us in just a few short days? It's the ultimate foodie's holiday, but if you're not prepared -- or, let's face it, in the mood -- to whip up your own fanciful holiday feast, leave it to these local pros who can do all the work for you.
Situated off Rt. 52 in Ellenville, Aroma Thyme Bistro will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner that showcases not only a classic turkey dinner but also a vegan option as well (seitan cutlets with mushroom sauce and all the fixins, in case you’re wondering). Seating will begin at noon and run until 5:30 p.m. And if you’re not in the mood for turkey on Turkey Day, their full regular dinner menu will be available as well.
165 Canal St.
Ellenville, NY 12428
Located on a magnificent 150-acre estate, dine on a four-course prix fixe menu at Glenmere. Last year’s menu offered traditional fare, and other delights such as a smoked duck breast appetizer, pumpkin and lobster bisque soup, grilled N.Y. strip steak and dessert. Open seating from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Dinner seating at 6:00 p.m. only. $95 per person; children 12 and over are welcome.
634 Pine Hill Rd.
Chester, NY 10918
Enjoy Silo’s annual Thanksgiving buffet feast from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to turkey, the all-you-can-eat spread includes leg of lamb, baked ham, roast pork and roast top round of beef. There’ll be tons of sides and a fully stocked dessert table with pies, cakes, pastries and more. $32.95 for adults, seniors $28.95, kids 5-12 $16.95, and the under-fives nibble for free.
203 Moran Rd.
Greene, NY 13778
Indulge in a wide array of cheeses, galantines and pates, smoked and cured seafood, salads, carved-to-order meats, hot specialties, and a host of desserts at this luncheon buffet full of culinary delights from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $96.26 for adults and $52.47 for kids ages 4 to 12 (taxes and fees included).
1000 Mountain Rest Rd.
New Paltz, NY 12561
From 1:00 to 6:00 p.m., Guilio’s in Tappan will be serving a three-course, $36 per person Thanksgiving menu. Besides the holiday favorite (roast turkey breast with glazed sweet potatoes, gravy, house-made cranberry sauce and stuffing), guests can also indulge in veal marsala served with string beans and roasted potatoes or filet mignon smothered in a cognac cream sauce with shiitake mushrooms, gorgonzola and just a touch of truffle oil (did that just make you drool? Because we are!). Make sure to leave room for dessert – we’ve got our eye on the warm apple compote and vanilla ice cream.
154 Washington Street
Tappan, NY 10983
Gourmet fare such as Chardonnay chicken, pumpkin ravioli, citrus glazed salmon, or obviously, oven roasted turkey are waiting for you at one of Poughkeepsie’s premier entertaining and dining destinations right on the river, Shadows on the Hudson. Thanksgiving dinner begins at 11:30 a.m. and will run until 7:00 p.m. Reservations are strongly encouraged.
176 Rinaldi Boulevard
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Start your Thanksgiving off with cocktails, snacks and some football on the big screens in the Tavern -- the heart of the Inn. Then enjoy a three-course dinner including soup, salad, family-style turkey and sides, with pies for dessert. Seatings run from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. $39 for adults and $29 for kids.
839 Shandelee Rd.
Livingston Manner, NY 12758
Photo Courtesy of Roudigan's Steakhouse
Roudigan’s Annual Thanksgiving Smorgasbord will be a spread to remember. Beginning at noon until 5:00 p.m., guests can choose from a delectable assortment of pastas and sauces at the carving and pasta station and then head over to the buffet for all the classic Thanksgiving fare you can feast on, like roast turkey with fresh herb dressing, homemade garlic mashed potatoes, and creamed onions. Reservations are encouraged; pricing for adults is $26.95 and for children 10 and under, $10.95.
116 Rt. 28
Kingston, NY 12401
Enjoy a “Thanksgiving in the Country” bountiful gourmet buffet overlooking the picturesque Esopus Falls prepared by their CIA-trained chef. They’re serving from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at $42 for adults and $18 for kids ages 4 to 12; under 4 dine for free.
25 South Partition St.
Saugerties, NY, 12477
There are so many decadent choices to choose from if you hit Anthony’s Pier 9 for Thanksgiving. Turkey with creamy gravy and cranberry sauce, maple glazed country ham, a number of soups and salads, and all-you-can-eat entrees and sides like garlic mashed potatoes or candied sweet potatoes will have you feeling like a stuffed turkey yourself. Reservations are required from noon till 4:00 p.m.; pricing for adults is $28.95 and $14.95 for children.
2975 US Rt. 9W
New Windsor, NY 12553
Le Chambord combines the charm of a European Inn with the elegance of an 1863 Georgian Colonial Estate. Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Grand Buffet from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with choices such as roasted turkey, honey glazed pork loin roasted N.Y. strip steak, sides and dessert, or dine in the 4-star restaurant and select from the open a la carte menu from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. $39 per person, under 10 years old half-price, under 4 dine for free.
2737 Rt. 52
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Celebrate Thanksgiving one of three ways at The Desmond: 1) feast at the buffet with carving stations, an array of salads, hearty soups, entrées, harvest vegetables, and dessert 2) bring the whole family for dinner in Simpson’s for a special three-course prix fixe menu or 3) order a complete dinner to take home with all the fixings for 8-10 guests. Prices vary.
660 Albany Shaker Rd.
Albany, NY 12211
Enjoy an Italian take on Thanksgiving dinner with dishes like a spinach, ricotta and sausage stuffed turkey, sweet potatoes, vegetables and more. Choose from a prix-fixe menu or dine a la carte. Pricing to-be-determined.
3016 NY Highway 43
Averill Park, NY 12018
This all-American tavern from the colonial era is one of the oldest in New York and was once visited by George Washington himself. Dine on a three-course meal with all the traditional dishes or opt for something a little different such as slow-roasted duckling or prime rib. Four dinner seatings will occur at 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. $67.95 for adults and $25.5 for kids under 12 years old.
110 Main St.
Tappan, NY 10983
Located on the banks of the Hudson River, enjoy breathtaking views of West Point and Storm King Mountain as you dine on a full-service, three-course prix-fixe menu being served from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Their popular popovers will be served all day. About $50 per person.
2 Main St.
Cold Spring, NY 10516