Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner at These Hudson Valley Restaurants

Hudson Valley restaurants serve up new takes on seasonal flavors alongside classic turkey dinners and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.

Does the thought of turning on your oven induce fear? Do you crave something besides turkey and pumpkin pie? Are there too many people in your dinner party to even attempt a turkey roast this Thanksgiving?

Whatever your dilemma is this season, find a solution in the form of the Hudson Valley’s restaurant scene. This year, local eateries delight with seasonal ingredients and artful preparations that turn even the most uninspiring turkey and mashed potato traditions into multi-course culinary affairs.

Be warned, however: Reservations for lunch and dinner go like hot cakes as the holiday approaches, so call in a spot sooner rather than later if you plan to eat out for Turkey Day.

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The ’76 House

Tappan
12-6:30 p.m.
$79/person

 

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For a truly American Thanksgiving, look to The ’76 House for a lunch or dinner that infuses history into the turkey-filled to-do. The four-course prix-fixe structure allows diners to choose one appetizer, one salad, one main, and one dessert from the Americana offerings. Our picks? Try the seafood bouchon, butternut squash ravioli, or the Thanksgiving spring roll for the first course. Then, enjoy a fall harvest salad before moving onto the roasted native “Tom” turkey with all the expected accoutrements or the apple brandy-glazed ‘76 famous pork chop. After rounding out dinner with baked apple crunch or pumpkin pie, don’t forget to give thanks to the Founding Fathers for a delightful meal.

Apropos

Peekskill
12-6 p.m.
$90/person

Instead of plain bread and butter, start your Thanksgiving feast at Apropos with freshly baked pumpkin bread and cranberry relish. Appetizers excite with your choice of seared jumbo Maine scallops, an autumn green salad, roasted squash risotto, or a shaved Brussels salad. Of course, turkey is on the menu, but so is seared sea bass, braised short ribs, and roasted koginut squash for veggie lovers. Dessert doesn’t disappoint with sweets like a warm apple tart, pumpkin mousse tart, Moscato panna cotta, and molten chocolate cake.

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Babblers

Wylder Windham, Windham
12 – 7 p.m.
$65/person, $30/child (10 and under)

If you’re enjoying a stay at the Wylder Windham for Thanksgiving, or if you live in the area, head to Babblers for an unforgettable feast. Smoked tomato bisque, a fig and walnut flatbread, and classic Caesar salad are the first course, followed by roasted turkey breast, surf and turf, or roasted acorn squash risotto. Finish the dinner off on a sweet note with apple crumble or pumpkin pies, or New York cheesecake with berry compote.

The Barn at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa

Milton
12-8 p.m.
$109/person, $49/child, free for children 5 and under

Whether you’re relaxing at the spa or just looking for a classic Thanksgiving feast in Milton, The Barn at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa has you covered. Appetizers feature butternut squash bisque, arugula salad, Henry’s Tuscan blend lettuce with balsamic, or a meat and cheese grazing board. Mains include walnut-crusted Atlantic salmon or grilled beef tenderloin, as well as slow-roasted turkey, and sides lean into dishes like bourbon bacon Brussels sprouts, whipped garlic potatoes, and homemade stuffing. Head to the dessert table when you’re ready for chocolate pudding, bourbon caramel apple crisp, and maple pecan pie.

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BLACKBARN Hudson Valley

Saugerties
$95/person

Start off the five-course prix-fixe menu with house-made bread, charcuterie boards, shrimp and lobster cocktail with pomegranate salad, and roasted butternut squash bisque. Choose from entrées such as organic turkey with mushroom bread pudding and cranberry sauce, stuffed rainbow trout with root vegetable gratin, and vegetable ratatouille with aged balsamic. Each table is served family-style sides of brown butter green beans, parmesan creamed corn, and sweet potato purée.

Blu Pointe

Newburgh
12-5 p.m.
$52.95/adult, $24.95/child (10 and under)

Craving seafood with your turkey? Call in a reservation at Blu Pointe for a fish-friendly dinner that provides surf options to pair with the traditional turf spread. Although classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy are on the lineup, swap them out this year for Tuscan white bean salad, seafood frutti di mare, and shrimp cocktail. Eaters who swoon over Italian fare can eat happy here, thanks to a full station dedicated to dishes like eggplant parmesan, Sicilian meatballs, and penne ala vodka.

Butterfield

Stone Ridge
4-7:30 p.m.
$125/person, $65/child (12 and under)

In Stone Ridge, dine in an upscale setting at Butterfield if you’re craving some gourmet cuisine. Start with a warm bowl of roasted butternut bisque or a baby kale and kohlrabi salad, then look forward to heritage turkey from Greenane Farms in Delhi, mushroom-crusted venison, and quinoa-filled pumpkins for your main course. Enjoy side dishes like wild rice with currants and walnuts, roasted yam gratin, herb stuffing, or cranberry-orange sauce, all served family-style. Top it all off with a pecan tarte or pumpkin crème brulee. Dinner includes a complimentary glass of prosecco or wine.

Crabtree’s Kittle House

Chappaqua
$110/person

At this historic restaurant, expect starters like butternut hummus with crudité, squash and Honeycrisp apple soup, or truffle lobster bisque, grilled Hudson Valley quail, and sweet potato gnocchi with chantarelles. The sides—whipped Yukon gold potato purée, creamed pearl onions, smashed maple glazed yams, cranberry relish—are served family-style. Go for the apple cider-brined turkey with herb stuffing and squash or the filet of branzino or striped bass, braised short ribs, and roasted cauliflower steak romesco. (Ask for wine pairing recs—the Kittle House won a 2023 Wine Spectator Grand Award.)

Cucina

Woodstock
$85/person

In Woodstock, Cucina serves both a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner feast and a slew of a la carte specials. The fixed menu kicks things off with an artisanal bread basket, featuring fresh focaccia, cornbread, and biscuits with a local maple syrup butter. Next, choose between succulent starters like the butternut squash soup; endive salad with pear, apple, crumbled blue cheese, and toasted walnuts; and pan-seared scallops. Then, opt for the rich lobster risotto, 14 oz prime rib, or halibut for a twist on your Thanksgiving main. That said, you can still get turkey with all the fixings—namely roasted Brussels sprouts, sausage stuffing, potato puree, and orange cranberry sauce. Finally, it’s time for pie: apple, pumpkin, or pecan. If you’d rather take a choose-your-own-adventure approach, browse the massive a la carte menu and construct an even more elaborate Thanksgiving spread.

FARM at Hotel Nyack

Nyack
$85/person, $45/child (12 and under)

 

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The three-course, prix-fixe menu starts off with apps like butternut squash soup, roasted beet salad, and organic fried burrata. The roasted Hemlock Hill Farm turkey with house-made stuffing, mashed potatoes, and veggies is the obvious star of the show. Other entrées include Chilean sea bass, NY strip steak, short rib tagliatelle, and vegan moussaka. All desserts are served a la mode style with a selection from crème brulee cheesecake, flourless chocolate cake, and house-made apple crumble or pumpkin pie.

Goosefeather

Tarrytown
2-7 p.m.
$130/person, $75/child (12 and under)

Along with its usual menu, Goosefeather offers Thanksgiving dinner specials that play on the holiday staples. Enjoy a slow-roasted herb butter turkey breast served with bourbon vanilla cranberry sauce, whipped mashed potatoes, and Brussels sprouts with dried cherries. For desserts, you’ll have to choose between the pumpkin spiced tiramisu with coffee and candied ginger flavors and the fried apple pie with vanilla ice cream and caramel.

Hudson House

Cold Spring
$75/person

One look at Hudson House’s Thanksgiving dinner menu and you might permanently forgo eating the holiday dinner at home. Although everything on the menu sounds sumptuous, standouts include the house-made burrata with beefsteak tomatoes and balsamic glaze, the New Zealand rack of lamb coated with whole-grain mustard and dusted with porcini mushrooms, and the pumpkin cheesecake topped with fresh whipped cream and raspberry coulis.

Inness

Accord
12-9 p.m.
$145/person, $75/child (12 and under)

 

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Fall flavors are packed into the restaurant at Inness’s menu for Thanksgiving, starting off strong with honeynut squash soup, steak tartare with crispy potatoes, and marinated beets with balsamic vinegar. For the entree, feast on Snowdance farm turkey, Woodland ham, or roasted cauliflower with marinated chickpeas. Don’t forget to order sides for the table to enjoy cornbread stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts, and cranberry sauce, and top it all off with spiced pumpkin or pecan pie or coconut panna cotta.

Millstream

Woodstock
$75/person

Pair the house-made cornbread and buttermilk biscuit basket with butternut and roasted red pepper soup. (There’s also a shaved Brussels sprouts and arugula salad.) For dinner, enjoy the chorizo dressing-stuffed turkey roulade with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, cranberry and orange relish, and turkey gravy. Plant-based diners can order the wild rice-stuffed delicata squash with sweet potato au gratin. Dessert also wows with a classic pecan pie.

Mohonk Mountain House

New Paltz

Mohonk makes its name on unforgettable overnights, retreats, and day trips in the Hudson Valley, so it comes as no surprise that its Thanksgiving luncheon buffet is one for the books. Diners have the best of Thanksgiving fare at their fingertips here. Think cider-brined turkey, maple-braised yams, lobster risotto, and prime rib, just to name a fraction of the delectable options. Dessert, meanwhile, is the cherry on top of a superlative meal. Family favorites like pecan pies, apple-cranberry crisps, bread pudding, and raspberry swirl cheesecake offer a sweet end to the dining experience.

Red Horse by David Burke

White Plains
12-7 p.m.
$85/person, $45/child (12 and under)

Just like it does with all of its menu items, Red Horse spices up the Thanksgiving classics for an unforgettable dinner this November. Try the crispy shrimp spring rolls or the lobster dumplings for something new to start, or stick to the traditional butternut squash soup and autumn harvest salad. For the main course, go the turkey route or taste one of the many other entrees including seared ginger black pepper salmon, roast branzino, shrimp, octopus, and scallop Vera Cruz, or bison short rib. Order some sides for the table to get your mashed potatoes and green beans fix, and finish off the meal with pecan pie or a Dutch apple crumble.

Restaurant Six

Hopewell Junction
11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.
$69/adult, $29/child 4-11 (children under 4 eat free)

Forgoing prix fixe in favor of a buffet, Restaurant Six at Curry Estate is all you can eat this Thanksgiving. Fill up on traditional roast turkey, maple glazed roast chicken, baked salmon, herb stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon, and bourbon-glazed sweet potatoes. The carving stations boast roast sirloin with bordelaise sauce and roast pork with an apple brandy glaze, and displays of charcuterie boards, fresh fruit, smoked salmon, and shrimp cocktail round out this festive buffet. Be sure to save room for the elaborate dessert spread with cakes, seasonal pies, pastries, cookies, and brownies.

Shadows on the Hudson

Poughkeepsie
11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
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You’ll have a hard time choosing among the apps—we suggest sharing them all. A few faves: kale salad with a carrot ginger dressing, rosemary sundried tomato focaccia
with whipped truffle ricotta, and harvest squash soup. There are 10 entrées to choose from—such as oven- roasted, herb-rubbed turkey, pumpkin ravioli, boneless country ham, and a 14 oz. roasted prime rib. The pie flight (apple, pumpkin, and pecan) is a standout dessert. Seating is from 11:30 a.m.–6 p.m. Plant- based options and kids menu available. Call for pricing.

Ship Lantern Inn

Milton
12 – 7 p.m.
A la carte pricing

This classic spot has everything from escargot Bourguignonne and Blue Point oysters to roast young turkey (with “famous” house-made gravy, apple-walnut stuffing, and cranberry chutney) and parmesan-crusted swordfish with citrus and caper jus lie. Additional entrées include roast Angus prime rib, Faroe Island salmon, Maine lobster and Maryland crab risotto, and oven-braised short ribs. Don’t miss out on the restaurant’s desserts featuring pumpkin pie and Hudson Valley apple crisp, in addition to other less traditional desserts like pineapple cheesecake and frozen Kahlua cappuccino pie.

The Thayer Hotel

West Point
$70/person, $35/child (12 and under), free for children 5 and under

The sides for Thanksgiving dinner are special here: sausage and caramelized onion brioche stuffing, brown sugar whipped sweet potatoes, and green beans with tomatoes and fried shallots (to name just a few). Other dishes are beet salad with goat cheese, pickled onion, and orange; Old Bay-dusted Atlantic scrod and lobster fricassee; and herb-roasted turkey with gravy and cranberry compote. Dessert is an assortment of cakes, cookies, pies, and pastries. Plant-based and gluten-free options are also available.

Related: Where to Get a Turkey for Thanksgiving in the Hudson Valley

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