By Connor Beach
Halloween has come and gone, and it’s time to start thinking about plans for Thanksgiving dinner. This is an especially exciting time of year for the Foodies because we love to eat. Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be a stressful experience for even the most seasoned home cooks. Why not leave the cooking up to the professionals, and simply enjoy the holiday together with family and friends? Restaurants across the Town of Huntington will be open on Thanksgiving Day. They will be setting up, cooking and cleaning up delicious meals that are sure to leave you and your loved ones satisfied.
1 Vanderbilt Pkwy., Commack
The Bonwit Inn in Commack is offering a special menu on Thanksgiving. The menu features a Roast Turkey entrée ($27) with sausage stuffing, pan gravy, cranberry sauce and candied sweet potatoes for those looking to have a traditional meal. The menu also features plenty of other choices. Appetizer choices include New England Clam Chowder ($8), Baked Clams ($10) and Fried Calamari ($13). Beef Short Ribs ($28) with mashed potatoes, crispy onions and a Chianti wine reduction, and Filet Mignon ($36), cooked to order with roasted cipollini and compound cabernet herb butter, will satisfy the meat eaters in any party. Roasted Cauliflower Pasta ($22) featuring cavatappi spiral pasta over a braised leek puree provides a nice diversity in the menu. For dessert, Rice Pudding ($8) with whipped cream, cinnamon and berries is worth leaving room for.
Del Frisco’s Grille
160 Walt Whitman Rd.
The Thanksgiving menu at Del Frisco’s features two holiday entrees and a selection of traditional sides that will have you feeling like you’re at home for the holidays. Herb and Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey ($27) and Honey Dijon Pork Tenderloin ($31) are both served with mashed potatoes, brown gravy and cranberry sauce, and can be paired with Sweet Potato casserole ($9.50), Apple-sage Sausage Stuffing ($9.50) or Buttered Green Beans ($8) for a true Thanksgiving feast. Dishes from the regular Del Frisco’s menu like Cheesesteak Eggrolls ($13.50) and the 16-ounce Prime Ribeye will also be available.
105 Harbor Rd., Cold Spring Harbor
Diners can enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with a stunning view of Cold Spring Harbor at Harbor Mist. The restaurant is offering a prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving that includes three courses for $49 per person. The six appetizer options include Roasted Indian Corn and Pumpkin Soup with marshmallows and Eggplant Rollatini with spinach and ricotta cheese. The entrees feature Baked Stuffed Flounder Fillet served with crab meat, shrimp, scallops and lobster coral sauce and Roasted Pork Ossobuco with braised red cabbage, cardamom sweet potato puree and Vermont maple glaze. There is also a “Pilgrims Diner” on the menu. It includes slow roasted New Hampshire free range turkey with turkey sausages and local apple stuffing, candied sweet potatoes, country whipped potatoes, string beans, home made cranberry sauce and giblet pan gravy.
15 Wall St., Huntington
Jonathan’s is serving their Thanksgiving specials from 2 p.m.- 8 p.m. The holiday themed dishes include Butternut Squash Soup ($10), Wild Mushroom Ravioli ($26) with black truffle butter, morel mushrooms and asparagus or Risotto del Giorno ($32) venison sausage, cranberries, chestnuts and sweet peas. The Thanksgiving option is Roasted Turkey ($33) with sausage and mushroom stuffing, French string beans, regular and sweet potato purée, root vegetables and cranberry sauce. In addition to the Thanksgiving specials, Jonathan’s full dinner menu will also be available, and the restaurant will also offer 20 percent off all bottles of wine priced $60 or more.
Mill Pond House
437 E. Main St., Centerport
The Mill Pond House in Centerport will once again be open for Thanksgiving, serving up a menu that includes holiday specials. The restaurant is also offering Thanksgiving To-Go for those who want to host a Thanksgiving party in their own homes without the hassle of cooking for a crowd. The deal serves between eight and 10 people for $375, and includes a 15-pound turkey, mushroom stuffing, mashed Yukon and sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts with bacon, sautéed green beans, gravy, cranberry sauce and a choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. Orders for the to-go deal must be placed before Nov. 19.
55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor
The Thanksgiving menu at Sandbar combines both traditional holiday, dishes and some of the restaurants regular favorites. To start, Shaved Brussels Sprouts ($12) served with red onions, apple, Parmesan, lemon and walnuts is on the menu just under Duck Tacos ($16) with daikon, jalapeño and hoisin sauce. Entrees include Roasted Turkey ($30) served with stuffing, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cornbread and gravy and Berkshire Pork Chops ($32) served with apples, baby spinach, and apple cider jus. A slice of Classic Pumpkin Pie ($12) with whipped cream sounds like a good way to end the meal.