If you live in Queens and don't want to cook yourself or go too far from home for Thanksgiving dinner, you're in luck. There are many restaurants in Queens that open for Thanksgiving. However, you'll want to make your reservations as early as possible as Thanksgiving Day is surprisingly one of the busiest days of the year for many restaurants.
If you are more of a laid-back kind of family or group, you might like the casual Bubba's Bistro in Astoria. You'll be served turkey breast, apple chutney, biscuits, and two sides for one per person price. This is a great bargain for Thanksgiving, especially if you have a lot of mouths to feed.
At MP Taverna, Astoria's modern take on a traditional Greek tavern, you can sit down for Thanksgiving dinner or late lunch. Here you'll feast on a three-course prix-fixe Thanksgiving dinner for one price per person. Or, if you like, you can order off the regular menu.
Victory Garden Cafe is a charming little place in Astoria year-round. On Thanksgiving, you can have dinner in their glass-enclosed heated garden for a memorable experience On the menu, you'll find Greek-stuffed turkey and other Greek specialties that will add to this multicultural celebration.
Marbella in Bayside is an elegant Spanish restaurant that has its own unique twist on Thanksgiving. Here, you'll find American classics with a Spanish flair. Its prix-fixe dinner includes a choice of starters, turkey, traditional sides, and dessert.
Australia probably isn't the first thing to come to mind when you think about Thanksgiving, but for a somewhat offbeat Thanksgiving experience, you should try The Thirsty Koala in Astoria. The restaurant offers a choice of two prix-fixe menus with three courses that include potato leek soup, turkey breast, stuffing, gravy, maple-glazed pumpkin, charred kale, and apple crumb with caramel and ice cream.
At Gastroteca in Astoria, you can have Thanksgiving with an Italian twist. Order off the regular menu if you'd rather have a full-on Italian meal than turkey, or opt for a traditional, four-course Thanksgiving feast. And of course, it includes a pasta course. You can also opt into the unlimited servings of the house wine for a reasonable one-time price.
At VIA VAI in Astoria, you can enjoy homemade pasta all year, but on Thanksgiving, you can order special menu items for the holiday that combine Italian and American favorites. Try the carrot gnocchi with asiago cheese, pistachio pesto, and the pappardelle with white lamb ragu, asparagus, and truffle oil.