Dine Out This Thanksgiving




Appetizing baked turkey close-up on a background of bright bokeh.

This year, take the hassle out of Thanksgiving and focus on what the holiday is really all about — being grateful. Rather than worry about who eats what and how many loads to put into the dishwasher, head to one of these 10 East End restaurants on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28.

Out in Montauk, Gurney’s Scarpetta Beach (290 Old Montauk Highway) will host a full dinner buffet spread from 1 to 8 PM for $95 per person, and $55 per child under 12, with children younger than four eating free. The spread includes a kids’ menu station, salad bar, artisan cheese and charcuterie board, seafood, a turkey and rib carving station, and other main items, with sides including stuffing and sweet potatoes, with desserts from a chocolate fountain and a Van Leeuwen Ice Cream cart. Call 631-668-1771 for reservations.

The 1770 House (143 Main Street, East Hampton) will serve a three-course prix fixe dinner menu prepared by chef Michael Rozzi, with additional wine pairings by wine director, Michael Cohen, at $95 per person. From 2 to 8 PM, enjoy options including Montauk fluke tartare, lobster bisque, sea scallops, or winter truffle risotto. Or what about braised savoy cabbage or the braised veal cheeks with butternut squash? There will also be a two-course option for guests 12 years of age and younger. Beverage, tax, and gratuity are not included. See more at www.1770house.com.

Down the road at The Maidstone Hotel (207 Main Street, East Hampton) a three-course dinner awaits, for $90 per adult and $40 per child. Enjoy apps of a holiday salad, butternut squash bisque, or pimento cheese toast. For mains, dive into roasted organic free-range turkey, another classic of smoked ham, or opt a NY strip steak, salmon, or roasted acorn squash. Dessert will have you ending the night right with options including apple crumb, pineapple sweet potato pie, and more. Visit www.themaidstone.com for more details.

Claude’s at Southampton Inn (91 Hill Street, Southampton) is serving a three-course feast with one appetizer, one entree with sides, and one dessert for $38 per adult and $20 per child. Appetizers options include stuffed mushrooms, mini lobster ravioli, or eggplant rollatini; entrees list three items of a roast turkey, pineapple-glazed salmon, or vegetarian lasagna; veggie sides read cauliflower gratin, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and more; then desserts of pumpkin cheesecake, tiramisu, apple pie, or profiterole. See the entire menu at www.southamptoninn.com.

East Wind (5720 NY-25A, Wading River) will host dinner in the Grand Ballroom from 12 to 5 PM. Eat until your stretchy pants cannot stretch anymore with a full buffet dinner with all the traditional fixings, including a cornucopia and soup kettle display, carving board and entree selections, sides, a kids’ corner, and, of course, dessert. Kids two and under eat free, three to 10 years of age eat for $29.95, and adults, $54.95. Make reservations at www.eastwindlongisland.com.

The Birchwood of Polish Town (512 Pulaski Street, Riverhead) is hosting a $45.95 per person grand dinner buffet from 11 AM to 7 PM. Partake in 20 hot dishes, three carving stations of prime rib, turkey, or stuffed loin of pork, head to the appetizer station with shellfish, a cold Tuscany table, and a chocolate fountain and dessert station. Reserve by www.thebirchwoodofpolishtown.com.

Lulu Kitchen and Bar in Sag Harbor will serve a family style dinner in celebration of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 28, from noon to 10 PM. A traditional turkey offering will be served complete with Thanksgiving sides. Cost is $36 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 631-725-0900.

A feast will occur at Tweed’s Restaurant (17 East Main Street, Riverhead) prepared by guest chef Duane Lewin. For $36 per person, 12 to 9 PM, dive in for a first course of mini crab cakes, Caesar salad, or soup of the day. The main course is traditional turkey with all the traditional fixings, stuffing, gravy, potatoes, greens, and cranberry dressing. Dessert includes pumpkin pie, chocolate cake, cheesecake, or key lime pie. Reserve at www.tweedsrestaurantriverhead.com.

Jamesport Manor (370 Manor Lane in Jamesport) is offering a $65 per adult, and $30 kids 12 and under, prix-fixe menu. Appetizers list toasted pumpkin bisque, mixed green salad, red beet salad, and pan roasted Brussels sprouts. Entrees include herbed turkey roulade, vanilla scented roast loin of pork, pan roasted salmon, port wine braised short ribs, or wild mushroom ravioli. For dessert, enjoy pumpkin caramel cheesecake, baked apple tart tatin, a chocolate torte, or Madagascar bourbon vanilla créme brulee. Head to www.jamesportmanor.com.

Stone Creek Inn (405 Montauk Highway in East Quogue) will have a three-course prix fix menu for $66 served from 1 to 7 PM, children under 12 can eat for $30. Some of the many appetizer options include steak tartare, octopus and shrimp salad, and mushroom fricàsee. Entrees list dishes for everyone, ranging from natural turkey to filet mignon, roasted codfish, or even a Tuscan farro ragu. Top it off with a pear sundae or pumpkin crème brulee. See the full menu and make your reservations at www.stonecreekinn.com.

nicole@indyeastend.com