If you'd rather sit down to a Thanksgiving meal where you're being served instead of cooking and cleaning in your own home, there are plenty of options on Long Island. Here's a sampling of restaurants where you can take the whole family and enjoy Thanksgiving dinner on Long Island.
Or if you prefer eating at home but want to skip the cooking, please go to Thanksgiving Take-out on Long Island to find out about some great options.
This article is updated every year. Here are the restaurant listings for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28, 2013. Unless otherwise noted, all dinners take place on the actual holiday.
Held at the Sustainabili9ty Institute at Molloy College, Farmingdale. (Directions at HealthyPlanet's website.)
Bring family and friends and your best, entirely plant-based dish to share with all. General public: $15, HealthyPlanet members: $10, kids under 12 admitted for free. Reservations are required by calling (631) 421-5591 or email healthy-planet.org or use your credit card at their website, www.healthy-planet.org.
Celebrate with all of your favorite seasonal dishes at this upscale restaurant. $74 per person, must be prepaid. Children under 12: $37, and children under two: free.
Rein at the Garden City Hotel
45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY
Glen Cove Mansion's 2013 Thanksgiving Buffet will be served Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013. Seatings at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. enjoy a meal inspired by historic menus of the Gold Coast Era. $55 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuities) includes a complimentary glass of champage or a Mimosa. Children 4 - 13 years of age: $27.50 per child, and children under three: free. Reservations required.
Inquire about spending the night at the mansion as well.
For reservations for the buffet and/or an overnight stay, please call the Mansion at (516) 674-2955 or (866) 850-0521.
Glen Cove Mansion Hotel and Conference Center
200 Dosoris Lane
Glen Cove, NY
And note that the Friday after Thanksgiving, Thyme will serve brunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $18 pere person includes a complimentary brunch cocktail or juice, as well as freshly baked scones and a choice of entree.
The first course includes a choice of roasted pumpkin soup, button mushroom soup and more. Second course: choice of open lasagna with forest mushrooms and chive veloute or Vasaterbotten quiche with lojrom sauce and frisee salad. Third course: choice of traditional heritage turkey, flounder meuniere, Wallengergare with petit pois, brown butter and potato puree or grilled seasonal vegetables with tofu, hummus and edamame puree. Dessert: choice of classic pumpkin pie, chocolate tarte with hot raspberries, apple pie or sticky toffee date cake.
Spend Thanksgiving at one of Long Island's finest restaurants, overlooking the harbor in Huntington. On Sunday, November 28, 2013, you'll sit down to dinner and choose from their wonderful a la carte menu or choose their classic Thanksgiving dinner with herb-roasted, all natural giblet gravy, whipped potatoes, cranberry sauce, apple chestnut croissant stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, and pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce, cinnamon whipped cream, and pecan pie with bourbon creme anglaise.
Open from 1 to 8 p.m. For reservations, please call (631)385-1515.
117 New York Avenue
From 1 to 8 p.m., Tellers Chophouse offers a Thanksgiving Day dinner with special seasonal fare in addition to their regular a la carte menu. The classic Thanksgiving dinner features herb-roasted turkey with giblet gravy with cranberry sauce, apple chestnut croissant stuffing, whipped potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon; pumpkin cheesecake with caramel sauce, cinnamon whipped ream, and pecan pie with bourbon creme anglaise.
605 Main Street
Dine in the opulent Grand Ballroom at East Wind, where a hearty buffet awaits. Thursday, November 24th 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. $39.95 per person, $22.95 ages 3 to 10 (plus service charge and tax. Deposit required for parties of 10 or more.)
Reservations are required: (631) 929.6585. East Wind Hotel, Grand Ballroom
5720 Route 25A
Wading River, NY
Ben's of Greenvale: 140 Wheatley Plaza, Greenvale. (516) 621-3340.
Ben's of Woodbury, 7971 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury. (516) 496-4354.
Ben's of Baldwin at theCountry Glen Shopping Center, 59 Old Country Road at the corner of Glen Cove Road in Carle Place (just off the Meadowbrook Parkway, Exit 1 - Make a left turn), (516) 742-3354.
Update: This is sold out.Enjoy a multi-course prix fixe dinner menu for $39.95 per person at Wild Honey Dining & Wine, located in a historic building in Oyster Bay. For reservations and times, please call (516) 922-4690.
Wild Honey Dining & Wine
1 East Main Street
Oyster Bay, NY
REVEL, 835 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY, (516) 246-9111.