Thanksgiving recommendation for the Peninsula?
I'm looking for a nice Thanksgiving dinner for my dad (age 88) and me. We've always had a home-cooked dinner, with relatives or just ourselves, but it's getting to be a bit much for him to cook, and my house is too far away.
Any recommendations for a nice dinner (he likes to eat around 4 PM) between, say, SFO and Palo Alto? Either a buffet or a sit-down dinner is fine. He likes good food (and obviously, so do I!) but there should be the traditional dishes as well as anything innovative. Something in the $40-50 range is fine, we probably don't want to do a $100 dinner.
It's hard to find listings - some of the local hotels and restaurants probably run ads but I don't get the Peninsula papers, and it's getting late and I assume most people have made their plans.
I second vivian's suggestion that you check on opentable.com. I just did myself, and noticed that Cetrella, 231 Ellsworth, Viogner, and Van's (among quite a few others) have available tables in your time slot. I think I'd go for Creo-la myself, but Viogner has more sophisticated food, and Van's has a certain old-fashioned feel that I always thought would appeal to my dad.