Thanksgiving on Long Island, Compliments of Chef Guy Reuge

After opening their doors seven weeks ago, Sandbars in Cold Spring Harbor will be offering their first-ever Thanksgiving dinner.

“This is our first holiday event,” says chef de cuisine Eric Werner. He is focused on delivering the classics — like chestnuts or cranberry sauce — but with simple, good flavors.

“You don’t want to do anything too fancy,” says Werner. “Customers are expecting to get their pumpkin pie.”

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The restaurant — owned by the Lessing Family and operated by chef Guy Reuge — will be running an “exclusive, fine dining” experience for the holiday. For seatings between 1 – 8 p.m., the à la carte menu will be available; the price is $75 for adults and $15 for children.

“I like people to relate my food to their memories,” says Werner, who hopes to have around 100 guests. Entrees include a traditional roasted organic turkey with chestnut stuffing, cranberry relish and glazed yams as well a vegetarian option of ricotta and kabocha squash tartine with mache and frisée salad.

Also from Long Island’s famous chef Guy Reuge, the Mirabelle restaurants in Stony Brook — the Tavern and restaurant at Three Village Inn — will be offering their classic Thanksgiving Grand Buffet. The farm-to-table restaurant will feature holiday favorites as well as their new American with French flair dishes.

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In addition to shrimp cocktail and artisan cheeses and charcuterie, the cold display will feature smoked oysters, which are sourced from Sexton Island.

There will be a carving station with the customary turkey as well as an herb-stuffed leg of lamb and roast, prime rib of beef au jus, roast rack of pork with cider reduction sauce and, for non-meat eaters, baked swordfish on the plank.

With a focus on local food, the traditional sides include candied yams, cornbread chestnut stuffing and mashed creamer potatoes in addition to an autumn vegetable medley.

Reservations start at noon. Prices are $50 per person, children 12 and under are half-price.

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