There’s nothing like Thanksgiving in Astoria!
By Loulou Chryssides
The time of year has come once more, when the holidays are just around the corner! Whether you would like to switch up the classic Thanksgiving, are unable to spend it with family, or just would like to celebrate close to home Astoria has you covered.
From Greek to Italian, to Australian to classic holiday options, here is a list of Astoria establishments open and awaiting customers on Thanksgiving:
Victory Garden Cafe
Victory Garden Cafe will be hosting its annual ‘Big Fat Greek Thanksgiving’ celebration, complete with a $25 Greek-style marinated turkey meal stuffed with rice and ground veal, accompanied by a Greek salad. Diners also have the option of choosing shrimp scampi or baby lamb chops instead of the classic turkey. Additionally, Victory Garden Cafe will be offering a kids menu for $15. For additional information, you may visit their Facebook page here.
The Thirsty Koala
For $28 per person, and running from 12-8PM, The Thirsty Koala is offering diners a choice of either an appetizer & main course or a main course & dessert. The entree consists of a delicious turkey breast stuffed with chestnut, accompanied by garlic mashed potatoes, a classic gravy, and a cranberry compote with maple glazed carrots. For additional information, you may visit The Thirsty Koala’s official website here.
Akrotiri Taverna will once more be offering a delicious Thanksgiving pre-fixe menu, where diners have the choice of a butternut squash soup, Greek salad, or spinach salad to start. For the entree, patrons can choose from a classic roasted turkey, along with options such as salmon, lamb chops, and pasta, among a few others. Dessert consists of either Baklava or pumpkin pie. For additional information, you may visit Akrotiri Taverna’s official website here.
For those who prefer a Thanksgiving feast like Nonna used to make, Gastroteca is serving a $55 prix-fixe menu, with a choice of a pasta course, Porchetta or turkey as a main course, and a choice of two sides with a third and final dessert course option. For additional information on Gastroteca’s Thanksgiving menu, you may visit their official website here.
For $24.95 per person (plus tax), Bubba’s Bistro will be offering a 3-course pre-fixe special Thanksgiving menu. The holiday menu consists of appetizers such as a split pea soup, classics such as a roast turkey or pork for patrons’ main course, and delicious side dishes, including herb apple cranberry bread stuffing, macaroni & cheese, country mashed potatoes, and more. For additional information, you may visit Bubba’s Bistro’s official Instagram page here.
If interested in any of the above Thanksgiving specials, be sure to make your reservations as tables are sure to fill up before Thursday. Happy Thanksgiving, Astoria!