Maybe you are tired of cooking. Perhaps your crowd is too big for your table, or too small to eat a whole bird on Thanksgiving. Or it could be that you are just too busy. Whatever your reason for dining out, there’s a Long Island restaurant ready to welcome you. Make your reservations early to get your first choice of time and venue, here are some standout eateries:
Harley’s American Grille (283 Main St., Farmingdale): The restaurant hosts a three-course family-style prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner, served noon to 5 p.m. for $59 adults ($25 younger than 10). The meal includes a mixed green salad and antipasto board to start. Then comes turkey and honey-glazed ham with stuffing, glazed carrots, garlic mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts; plus housemade apple crumble with vanilla ice cream. More info: 516-586-8000, harlesyamericangrille.com.
City Cellar Wine Bar & Grill (1080 Corporate Dr., Westbury): In addition to an a la carte menu, Thanksgiving specials run noon to 8 p.m. Options include an apple salad with arugula, Gorgonzola, dried cranberries, pancetta, candied almonds, and apple cider vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash bisque with crème fraîche, bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts, turkey with trimmings, turkey potpie, and pumpkin pie with pecan crust., More info: 516-693, 5400, citycellarny.com.
The Inn at New Hyde Park (214 Jericho Tpk., New Hyde Park): The event venue has seatings at 1:30, 3:30, and 4 p.m., for its Thanksgiving buffet. The spread features a selection of appetizers including an iced shrimp bar, a carving station with turkey, pork loin, roast beef, 11 side dishes, and fall desserts; $65 adults, $40 for kids. More info: 516-354-7797, theinnatnhp.com.
The Mansion at Glen Cove (200 Dosoris Lane): From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy a cold seafood bar, salad bar, carving station with ham and filet mignon, plus Italian specialties including eggplant rollatini and tortellini with pesto, a turkey station and a Viennese table groaning with apple and pumpkin pie, cheesecake, pastries, cookies, and an ice cream bar. Price is $79 adults and $40 ages 3-10. More info: 516-751-5623, themansionatglencove.com.
Opus Mediterranean Steakhouse (4 Old Jericho Tpk., Jericho): If you have a couple of carnivores, or a couple of oenophiles, this fine dining steakhouse offers Thanksgiving specials alongside the regular menu starting at 1 p.m., and bottles of wine over $150 will be 50% off. More info: 516-605-1400, opussteakhouse.com.
Small Batch (630 Old Country Rd., Garden City): A family style holiday menu is available alongside the regular dinner menu from noon to 7 p.m. For $65 a person (full table participation required), the Thanksgiving special includes a choice of two starters (seasonal bread basket, arugula salad, roasted fall squash) with a choice of main course (roasted Atlantic salmon or turkey breast with confit leg), plus all the trimmings). An $8 supplement will get you a slice of apple or pumpkin pie. More info: 516-548-8162, smallbatchrestaurant.com.
Thom Thom (3340 Park Ave., Wantagh): An eclectic $88 prix fixe on Thanksgiving Day runs 1-7pm. Choice of appetizers include lobster bisque, Kung Pao calamari, and a Thanksgiving sushi roll with salmon, grilled eel, and avocado. In addition to a traditional turkey dinner entree, there is a choice of slow-braised pork osso bucco, seared Faroe Island salmon with shrimp and baby bok choy, and a sushi and sashimi deluxe platter. Desserts will be pumpkin pie, apple crisp and lava cake. More info: 516-221-8022, thomthomrestaurant.com.
Cho-Sen Island (367 Central Ave., Lawrence): The Kosher-Chinese spot welcome guests Nov. 24 with its regular menu of classic dishes including sesame noodles, orange flavored beef, General Tso’s chicken. The restaurant gets busy on Thanksgiving, so be sure to call ahead for reservations. More info: 516-374-1199, chosenisland.com.
317 Main Street (317 Main St., Farmingdale): Eric Levine is preparing a family-style holiday meal from noon to 5 p.m. Your table will be served platters of roast turkey, honey-glazed ham, stuffing, smashed potatoes, broccoli casserole, Brussels sprouts, green beans, cranberry sauce and green salad. For dessert: pumpkin pie, apple pie crisp and chocolate mousse. Price is $38 per adult, $15 ages 12 and younger. More info: 516- 512-5317, 317mainstreet.com.
Preston House (428 East Main St., Riverhead): The hotel-restaurant has a special Thanksgiving a la carte menu, served 2-8pm. A choice of starters includes roasted cauliflower with curry and harissa ($19), roasted beet salad ($21) and warm lobster salad ($24). In addition to roasted organic turkey with chestnut stuffing, maple sweet potatoes, and green beans ($39), entrees include maple squash agnolotti ($35), grilled rack of lamb with couscous, Greek salad, and harissa yogurt ($48), and duck breast with polenta, roasted carrots, and pomegranate reduction ($42). More info: 631-775-1550, theprestonhouseandhotel.com.
H2O (215 W. Main St., Smithtown): Seafood, sushi, and turkey? Have it all on Thanksgiving Day, when the regular menu will be available alongside Thanksgiving specials including a turkey plate ($35) with stuffing, corn pudding and cranberry sauce. More info: 631-361-6464, smithtown.h2oseafoodsushi.com.
The Birchwood of Polish Town (512 Pulaski St., Riverhead): An abundant buffet includes a turkey, roast beef and ham carving station, sushi station, raw bar, housemade soup and bread, hot and cold appetizer stations, and a selection of Polish and Italian dishes including pirogi, stuffed cabbage, kielbasa and kraut, eggplant rollatini, and penne ala vodka. A chocolate fountain, wall of doughnuts, and lavish dessert table will be there if your stomach has room; $69.95 adults, $25.95 ages 3-10. Call for reservations. Seating is limited. More info: 631-727-4449, thebirchwoodofpolishtown.com.
The Good Ground Tavern (239 E. Montauk Hwy., Hampton Bays): The historic and recently refurbished Canoe Place Inn in Hampton Bays hosts a four-course prix fixe Thanksgiving meal noon-8 p.m. The first course is a mixed greens salad with local goat cheese, then comes mushroom bisque with thyme oil and shaved Manchego. Choice of entrees includes roast turkey, prime rib, and seasonal grilled fish with pickled vegetables and capers. Dessert is either pecan pie, pumpkin panna cotta, or lemon meringue with berries and crème Anglaise; $115 a person. More info: 631-763-6300, canoeplace.com.
La Piazza (512 Walt Whitman Rd., Melville): In addition to a Thanksgiving catering menu, in Melville will offer a Thanksgiving dinner prix fixe special. For $55/pp, $28.95/kids under 12, you’ll get turkey breast with abundant trimmings (glazed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon, green beans Almondine, cranberry sauce, gravy) and a choice of Briermere Farms pumpkin pie or pecan pie a la mode. More info: 631-425-0500, lapiazzaonline.com.
Lombardi’s on the Bay (600 S. Ocean Ave., Patchogue) The Thanksgiving prix-fixe is offered for dine-in and to-go. The $52.95 meal includes an appetizer (choice of squash soup, Caesar salad, or harvest autumn salad); sliced turkey breast with stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, string beans, Brussels sprouts and cranberry relish, and choice of pie for dessert. More info: 631-654-8970, lombardisonthebay.com.
Tony’s Fusion North (9650 Rt. 25, Mattituck): The restaurant will serve its menu of sushi and sashimi, hibachi dinners ($23.99-$58.99), tempura (vegetable avocado tempura for $15.99), Thai specialties (pad thai for $14.99), and classic Chinese dishes (Kung Pao shrimp for $13.99). Enjoy fried ice cream ($9.99) instead of pumpkin pie for dessert. More info: 631-298-2158, tonysfusionnorthmattituck.com.