Thanksgiving Dining Guide to Harlem

Editor’s Note:  Below is a guide to holiday dining in Harlem from our first year online. Since many of the same restaurants (with the exception of one) are still on the scene I decided to republish the post (with the necessary updates) for our new readers. Enjoy your holiday!

Let’s face it,  everyone doesn’t have the time, energy , or skills in some cases to prepare a delicious holiday meal at home.  Maybe your apartment is too small or you just don’t have the the time or resources to clean up before company arrives. Perhaps you didn’t take the turkey out in enough time to thaw. Maybe the supermarket ran out of turkey you wanted, or God forbid you burned the poor bird! In any event, you are in need of a viable ‘Plan B.’ What are your options?  How about visiting one of the fabulous Harlem restaurants that are going to be open on Thanksgiving Day?  Who’s dishing out Thanksgiving dinner this year:


300 West 114th Street



Amy Ruth’s

113 West 116th Street



Billie’s Black

271 West 119th Street



Gospel Uptown

2110 Frederick Douglass Blvd.

212. 280. 2110


The River Room

Riverbank State Park  @145th Street



Gran Piatto D’oro

1429 5th Avenue



Chez Lucienne

308 Lenox Avenue


*call to confirm that reservations are available ahead of time.

{Originally published 11/21/2006}