PLAN DATE: THURS / NOV. 22
If you’re spending this Thanksgiving in the city, go for a trendy but traditional meal at Freeman’s Restaurant. Designed to look like a rugged colonial tavern, Freeman’s serves up simple, rustic cuisine echoing that of early America and old world traditions—so, it’s pretty much Thanksgiving here all year long. We love this place enough that we also featured it in our Thanksgiving Guide. Try their four-course prix-fixe meal, with options like butternut squash soup and roasted heritage turkey, for $98 a head.
Then, head hand-in-hand over to Lucky Jack’s, a sports bar characterized by a slew of flat-screen TVs, a 50-foot-long copper bar, vintage themed wall fixtures and a polished tin ceiling. They keep the menu fresh with 10 rotating draft lines, a large whiskey selection, and a seasonal cocktail menu. With bevs like the Paper Tiger—Rye whiskey, fresh lemon, Orange Curacao, Amaro Montenegro, Angostura bitters—and the Nitro Irish Cold Brew—house-made cold brew concentrate, Tullamore Dew, Demerara sugar, soaked in oats, charged with nitro—you and your love might just have a hard time picking your poison for the night.
Lower East Side
Prix-fixe meal, $98
Freeman Alley, Manhattan
idk tip: The restaurant only accepts reservations for parties of 6 or more and gets crowded fast. So, get here early.
129 Orchard Street, Manhattan
idk tip: Thursdays are open mic nights in the downstairs lounge—so, get ready to sing with a bunch of strangers this Thanksgiving.