Thanksgiving celebrations are all about eating well and being grateful. While the holiday may only be observed on November 25th, the weekend that follows is a great opportunity to opt for a close-to-home coastal escape right here on Long Island. So grab your friends, your family, and your checkbook because some of the region's most applauded hotels and restaurants are hosting Thanksgiving feasts that'll make the upcoming holiday weekend completely hassle-free.
Off-season escape: The 1770 House, East Hampton
Long Island’s East End transitions from beach chic to a cozy winter escape this time of year. The 1770 House in East Hampton is the perfect place for holiday goers looking to make new Thanksgiving memories. Head to this peaceful and charming Hampton’s boutique hotel for Thanksgiving this year, where the team will take care of the cooking and cleaning while you and your closest enjoy lawn games as a private chef prepares your 2021 family feast.
Epicurean delight: The North Fork Table & Inn, Southold
For a full-on feast, The North Fork Table & Inn is offering a Thanksgiving Larder that's meant to be ordered ahead and enjoyed at home. But for those of you looking to turn your holiday into a getaway, we recommend making reservations nearby (maybe try A Walk in the Woods B&B or Ellis House B&B since the Inn is fully booked as of writing this) and taking the spread back to your suite. The to-go catering is available a la carte or in packages that feed either four or eight people, a few notable menu items include bacon-wrapped dates, smoked sourdough stuffing, a carved roasted turkey, and your choice of apple or pumpkin pie. For pre-orders and more information on the menu, click here.
Gold Coast getaway: The Glen Cove Mansion
Head to Long Island’s Gold Coast for an all-out Gatsby-style fete at the Glen Cove Mansion estate. The mansion’s Executive Chef Rodrigo Bernal will whisk up a private Thanksgiving experience for your family in one of their many historic rooms on the Georgian-style estate. Following your meal enjoy views from the Long Island Sound nestled on 55 sprawling acres of manicured lawns and extend your stay at one of the newly renovated guest rooms for the ultimate Gold Coast experience.
Seasonal sensation: Three Village Inn, Stony Brook
The Three Village Inn in Stony Brook is dishing out a Thanksgiving Grand Buffet at the Inn’s Mirabelle Tavern. The entire menu has been curated by Executive Chef Guy Reuge and is guaranteed to be a delight! Enhance your celebration with an overnight stay at the Inn overlooking the serene Stony Brook Harbor.
Tranquil retreat: Sound View, Greenport
Spend your Thanksgiving by the Sea at Sound View in Greenport. Enjoy a serene stay in one of the tranquil waterfront cottages with direct access to a private beach and an exceptional dinner at the hotel's restaurant, The Halyard, which offers uninterrupted views of the Long Island Sound. And if you book a stay between now and March 30, 2002, Sound View will take 10% off your bill and also donate 10% of the proceeds to Long Island Harvest as a part of the Greenport Gives campaign. Be sure to check the website for more seasonal packages and deals.
Celebrity chef catering: Red Salt Room, Garden City
This year let Chef David Burke handle the turkey (and the rest of Thanksgiving Dinner) at the Garden City Hotel’s Red Salt Room. This luxe affair will be an event to be remembered and is the perfect way to toast the holiday season with your nearest and dearest. Enhance your family gathering with overnight stays at the hotel boasting premier accommodations with top safety protocols in place at this Long Island landmark hotel.
Old English elegance: East Wind, Wading River
Thanksgiving Dinner at East Wind guarantees you at least two things: phenomenal food and a charming stay complete with a grand carousel! This year, dinner will be served in the resort's Grand Ballroom from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the spread will feature a diverse selection of festive favorites. From roasted apple and butternut squash soup to roast turkey, apple cider-braised short ribs, cornbread stuffing, and everything in between. Better yet, East Wind is also offering two spectacular packages for prospective guests. The "Fall in love with East Wind" package (valid through November 30th) gets you a luxurious overnight stay for two as well as two $50 vouchers for The Spa & Salon at East Wind, one $50 voucher for Desmond’s Restaurant that includes two complimentary cocktails and 10% off at select stores at The Shoppes. While the "East Wind Wine Adventure" includes transportation, tastings and snacks at three Long Island vineyards, lavish overnight accommodations in a Deluxe King or Queen Room, dinner in Desmond’s Restaurant with one complimentary cocktail per person, and a $50 per person voucher towards a la carte services in The Spa & Salon. This package is fit for 4 to 8 guests and is available through April of 2022.
Spirited stay: Danford's Hotel & Marina, Port Jefferson
The festive village of Port Jefferson is always a great holiday escape with its easily accessible downtown, an abundance of charming shops, and of course, the many festive events taking place all season long. Kick-off the holiday season this year with Thanksgiving at Danford’s Hotel & Marina in the heart of Port Jefferson Village. Make your reservation today for this traditional Thanksgiving Day a la carte dinner with all the trimmings.