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Thanksgiving Dinner—OUT

Boston/Pittsburgh hound here.

My family's NYC Thanksgiving-with-the-relatives plans just fell through, and we're searching for a place to eat the meal out on the town. I am a traditionalist about such things and am, needless to say, disappointed. However, I'm determined to make the best of it.

So, where should we eat? What's open? I was thinking Peking duck somewhere. Other ideas?

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  1. Many rstaurants are open and serve traditonal offerings. No need to go Chinese. I had it at Savoy one year. I wonder if Park Avenue Cafe offers it - would be a good setting I should think. Try American cuisine restaurants: Gramercy Tavern; Union Square Cafe; 11 Madison.

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    1. re: chow_gal

      Danny Meyer is great to his team-so all of his restaurants are closed on Thanksgiving. I would Call the Concierge at the Waldorf. If you're not interested in Peacock Alley, they can give you a list of what's open that day in NYC.

    2. As it gets a little closer, a good place to look is via opentable to determine which restaurants will be serving thanksgiving dinners are there are quite a few which will serve trational fare.

      1. Had Thanksgiving dinner at Le Madeleine a couple of years ago. Regular menu, plus a turkey, etc special. Not crowded. Great food and I love the place. Waiter seemed a little less than thrilled to be working that day, but he wasn't too bad.

        1. I don't know what your budget is, but when I was in college in NJ my roommate and I would come up to New York every year and go to Churrascaria Plataforma for Thanksgiving dinner - it's an all-you-can eat Brazilian restaurant (lots of red meat and an AMAZING salad bar). There are 2 locations - one on W. 49th St. and the other in Tribeca. It was our splurge to make up for the fact that we wouldn't be going home for Thanksgiving - I think it's $50 a person (not including drinks or dessert). Talk about a lot of food - and they served turkey along with their usual meats. The atmosphere is very nice too. This was 5 years ago, but I imagine they're still open on Thanksgiving day...

          1. craft also has a great thanksgiving dinner. reservations required.

            http://www.craftrestaurant.com/