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Long Island restaurants open for Thanksgiving

After many of us downsized and even canceled our Thanksgiving celebrations last year, this may be the year we want to go out to celebrate. If you are eager for a change of scenery and would like to have a restaurant staff cook, serve and clean up your holiday meal, make reservation at one of the following establishments:

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Ben’s Kosher Deli will serve a $29.99 turkey dinner, $11.99 for kids, at its locations in Carle Place, Greenvale and Woodbury. Included are soup, a soft drink and dessert. The regular menu will also be available. Seatings are at 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:40 p.m. and 6 p.m., and reservations are highly recommended. More info:

Davenport Press (70 Main St., Mineola) has a three-course prix fixe at $54.95; $29.95 for kids. Among the appetizers are baked clams, rigatoni alla vodka and cream of turkey soup. In addition to roast turkey, entrees include prime rib, shrimp scampi, broiled salmon and chicken Parmigiana. Desserts include apple crisp, pecan pie, chocolate mousse. More info: 516-248-8300,

George Martin the Original (65 North Park Ave., Rockville Centre) will have a Thanksgiving prix fixe, with seatings from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Appetizers include corn and clam chowder, chopped salad, chili pop shrimp and butternut squash ravioli. In addition to roast turkey with trimmings, there will be short ribs with whipped potatoes; mustard and pretzel-crusted salmon; and filet mignon with creamed spinach and baked potatoes. Choices for dessert range from pumpkin pie to an ice cream sundae. The three-course meal is $59.95, with a “juniors” menu for children ages 10 and younger for $23. More info: 516-678-7272,

Havana Central (630 Old Country Rd., Garden City) offers a Thanksgiving prix fixe with a Cuban twist. For $49 per person, you’ll get a welcome drink (classic mojito or cranberry sangria), an appetizer (choice of empanadas, Caribbean chicken wings or avocado salad), an entree (mango habanero roast chicken, roast pork or ropa vieja) served with chorizo stuffing and cranberry orange salsa, and a side dish (Havana street corn, sweet potato fries or rice and beans). Dessert is pumpkin bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Reservations recommended. More info: 516-739-7900,

Limani (1043 Northern Blvd., Roslyn): On other days, the uspacle spot serves Mediterranean seafood in a luxe setting. But on Thanksgiving, it offers a traditional holiday prix fixe, consisting of corn chowder or butternut squash soup, glazed ham and turkey with stuffing served family-style, plus a selection of three sides, and either sweet potato or pumpkin pie. Cost is $85 per person. More info: 516-869-8989,

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Prime 1024 (1024 Northern Blvd., Roslyn) has a special prix fixe menu for $95 per person, with service from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. The four-course dinner includes choice of soup (butternut squash, creamy turkey, pumpkin lobster bisque), choice of appetizer (salad, meatballs, clams oreganata), family-style entree (turkey and stuffing, ham, pumpkin and sage ravioli), and choice of three sides for the table. Desserts for the table (pecan, apple and pumpkin pie) round out the meal. More info: 516-621-1024,

Revel Restaurant (835 Franklin Ave., Garden City) will serve a special a la carte menu for Thanksgiving with appetizers like roasted butternut squash soup ($11), black truffle burrata ($17) and sweet potato gnocchi ($16); and entrees like roasted turkey ($29), filet mignon ($56) and grilled wild salmon ($39). There will be pumpkin pie ($11) and pecan pie for two ($19) for dessert. Reservations recommended. More info: 516-246-9111,

Trattoria Diane (21 Bryant Ave, Roslyn) has an Italian-inflected three-course Thanksgiving prix fixe menu for $75 per person. In addition to butternut squash soup, maple-gazed turkey and apple pie, choices will include burrata with asparagus and cherry tomatoes; roasted figs with arugula and prosciutto; Tuscan pot roast with Parmesan mashed potatoes; and butternut squash ravioli with brown butter and sage. Seatings from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Reservations required. More info: 516-621-2591,

Volpe (7725 Jercho Tpk., Woodbury) at Fox Hollow features a special Thanksgiving dinner menu. Choose an entree, priced from $49 to $64, and you’ll also get butternut squash soup, salad, coffee, and dessert. Entrees include lobster ravioli, filet mignon, Chilean sea bass and roasted turkey. There will also be a children’s menu, $34, for kids 10 and younger. More info: 516-802-7501,


The Cooperage Inn (2218 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow) serves an a la carte menu on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Special dishes might include roasted butternut squash bisque ($9) roast turkey with trimmings ($38 for an adult portion, $28 for kids), turkey pot pie ($29), mashed sweet potatoes ($8) and bacon Brussels sprouts ($8). Reservations required. More info: 631-727-8994,

Danfords (25 E. Broadway, Port Jefferson) will welcome guests with a Thanksgiving meal for $60.95 per person. First course will be sweet potato bisque with crème fraîche, followed by a field greens salad with butternut squash, goat cheese and candied nuts. Entree choices include roasted turkey, prime rib, sea bass and smoked ham. Among the dessert selections are New York cheesecake, chocolate Bundt cake and apple pie. More info: 631-928-5200,

East Wind (5720 Rt. 25A, Wading River) will serve a grand buffet from noon to 5 p.m. for $59.95 per person’ $34.95 kids 3-10. A soup and salad display will include butternut squash and roasted apple bisque, roasted root vegetable salad, cheeses, grilled vegetables and freshly baked breads. In addition to roast turkey, there will be Virginia ham, salmon with pomegranate beurre blanc, and cider-braised short ribs. An accompaniments station will offer all of the fixings: stuffing, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts. Call for reservations. More info: 631-929-3500,

Lulu Kitchen & Bar (126 Main St., Sag Harbor) will have a Thanksgiving special, served from noon to 8 p.m., consisting of roasted turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts and gravy, for $48 per person (half price with smaller portions for kids), with a minimum of two orders per table. The regular a la carte menu will also be available. Reservations recommended. More info: 631-725-0900,

Matteo’s of Huntington (300 W. Jericho Tpk.) will serve its Italian comfort food menu (eggplant Parmigiana, fried calamari, wood-fired pizzas, pastas and entrees like sausages with broccoli rabe, bone-in veal chop, and chicken Francese with mozzarella and cherry peppers). For traditionalists, there will be a roast turkey special with sides. More info: 631-421-6001,

Mill Pond House (437 East Main St., Centerport) will offer its a la carte menu plus Thanksgiving specials between noon and 8 p.m. The restaurant specializes in seafood, with dishes like Little Neck clams with andouille sausage, sesame seared tuna and lobster cocktail. Also featured are a variety of prime meats. More info: 631-261-7663,

Mirabelle at Three Village Inn (150 Main St., Stony Brook) will be serving a buffet featuring Thanksgiving favorites, from 1-7 p.m. Appetizers will include shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, and charcuterie and cheese boards. There will also be parsnip-cauliflower soup in addition to a variety of salads. Along with turkey, there will be seared salmon, prime rib and roasted rack of Berkshire pork. Tarts, pies and tiramisu will be available for dessert. Cost is $65 per person, $30 for kids 8 and younger. Reservations required. More info: 631-751-0555,

Pace’s Steak House (325 Nesconset Hwy., Hauppauge) will offer ham and roast turkey specials on Thanksgiving Day, as well as its regular steakhouse classics including jumbo shrimp cocktail, wedge salad, and aged Porterhouse, rib eye, shell steak and filet mignon. Also on the menu: a variety of pastas, twin lobster tails and rack of lamb. Reservations required. More info: 631-979-7676,

Sandbar (55 Main St., Cold Spring Harbor) will have a holiday prix fixe menu, served from 1 to 8 p.m. For $75 per person, you’ll have a choice of appetizers (shrimp cocktail, chickpea fries with sriracha aioli or cheese and charcuterie board), mains (turkey with trimmings, strip steak with Gouda mashed potatoes, seared scallops with grits cake, Berkshire pork chop with parsnip purée or short rib pappardelle) and dessert (pumpkin pie, ginger almond tart or ricotta doughnuts with caramel and crème Anglaise). Reservations requested. More info: 631-498-6188,

View (3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale) will have a buffet from 1 to 7 p.m. with carving stations offering turkey, sirloin steak, Virginia ham and roasted pork loin. Seafood lovers will find roasted salmon and chilled shrimp. Salads and bountiful side dishes as well as freshly baked breads and rolls round out the selections. A myriad of desserts will include pumpkin pie, pecan pie and hot apple cobbler. Cost is $52.95 per person, $26.95 for kids ages 3-12. Reservations recommended. More info: 631-589-2694,

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