The Hudson Valley’s 3 Best Restaurants For Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a holiday meant for gathering the family and eating until you're uncomfortable. For some, family may have a less traditional definition. Still others might prefer to let someone else do the cooking. Here are the best options, according to Hudson Valley residents.
To Go Out or Stay Home on Thanksgiving
Going out to eat for Thanksgiving is a divisive topic. "Let people enjoy their families, don't make them work!", was a popular comment on the subject. But while no one should be forced to work, there are many in the Hudson Valley who want to. Not all cultures celebrate the holiday, and still others may not have family they'd like to spend time with.
The Best Thanksgiving Meals in the Hudson Valley
While there are many establishments are offering Thanksgiving meals (including free meals at food banks and community centers), several restaurants stood out amongst the rest. Here are the top suggestions from Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties.
Dutchess County: Beekman Arms & Delamater Inn in Rhinebeck, NY
Many comments recommended the special Thanksgiving menu at Beekman Arms. While they offer traditional entrees like carved turkey and ham, you can elevate your experience as well with dishes like salmon with roasted squash, spicy tomato penne, and poached shrimp. Find their entire menu here.
Orange County: The Thayer Hotel at West Point
"We love Hotel Thayer’s Thanksgiving. Going back again this year", offered one commenter. The dinner is served buffet style, with every Thanksgiving dish you could think of. Like Beekman Arms, they also offer non-traditional options like cheese tortellini and lobster. Find out more here.
Ulster County: The Phoenician Steakhouse in Phoenicia, NY
"OMG The Phoenician outside of Kingston hands down the best meal I have ever had in my life", raved a recent review. It's a meat lovers dream, with turkey, ham, prime rib, roasted pork, and roasted lamb all being served. Reservations required, find out more here.
If you want to split the difference and have someone else cook but still enjoy the meal at home, there are many great options as well. Check out ten of our favorites below, and keep scrolling to see which major retailers will be closed on turkey day.