As we approach Thanksgiving — a time for celebrating friends, family and great food — we have so many reasons to be grateful, and one of them is you. Thank you for using Reserve to discover new spots and dine at old favorites. We’re also thankful for all our restaurant partners, old and new, who help you celebrate life’s milestones, break bread with friends and always bring something new to the table.
OLD FRIENDS (ALDEA – UNION SQUARE)
In May 2009, Chef George Mendes opened Aldea, one of Reserve’s first partners, in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood. Named after the Spanish word for village, the Michelin-rated restaurant’s menu is inspired by the Iberian Peninsula and Mendes’ heritage. The modern, seasonal menu strikes the perfect balance between rusticity and refinement that includes lots of shellfish, varied preparations of salt-cod, or bacalao, rice dishes and Iberian-cured hams.
NEW FRIENDS (PARM – SOHO)
New on Reserve, Parm is a diner-inspired hotspot serving up Italian-American classics. The simple and intimate SoHo space offers counter service where guests can enjoy sandwiches, hearty entrees and plates to share, and reservations are available exclusively on Reserve. Stylish cocktails and a unique selection of beers are also available.
SPECIAL MOMENTS (BATARD – TRIBECA)
Make any occasion extra special at Bâtard, an elegant restaurant with European-inspired New American fare. The robust and refined cuisine — including modern interpretations of Austrian, French and English classics — is reflected in carefully composed prix fixe menus. Guests are invited to enjoy a selection from the expansive collection of wines, cocktails and beers in the modern, intimate dining room.
NIGHTS OUT WITH FRIENDS (MISSION CHINESE – LOWER EAST SIDE)
At this revamped New York outpost of the San Francisco cult hit, Chef Danny Bowien delivers his fiery, creative takes on whimsical American Chinese cuisine. The menu showcases an awesome blend of Sichuan heat and spice, served up in a chic space decked out with two bars and plush red banquettes. Enjoy a fun night out with friends at this downtown hotspot by placing a request exclusively with Reserve.
AMERICAN CUISINE (MAYSVILLE – FLATIRON)
We’ve come a long way since the first Thanksgiving feast. Named after the birthplace of bourbon, Maysville dishes out Southern-inspired fare paired with an extensive whiskey selection offered by the taste or the glass. The chic restaurant boasts generous light through its beautiful glass windows, a chic ceiling installation and a bustling scene at its marble, L-shaped bar.
Lisa Ganz, Reserve NYC