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chowlover Nov 19, 2006 08:56 PM

Hi all,
Need information on where a older couple can get a really nice and tasty meal for Thanksgiving. We do not mind if it is in a hotel.
Thanks

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    St Paul Susie Nov 19, 2006 09:30 PM

    Jax Cafe comes to mind.

    the Lexington in St paul (on Grand Ave)

    I don't know what they have on Thanksgiving...

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      KTFoley Nov 19, 2006 09:53 PM

      Here's the citysearch list of restaurants that are taking reservations for Thursday. I second St. Paul Susie's vote vote for Jax Cafe.
      http://twincities.citysearch.com/roundup/38070/?brand=msn

      If you can't get reservations there or at the Lexington, here's an article from this week's St. Paul Pioneer Press, which lists additional restaurants that are serving a Thanksgiving meal. Try the St. Paul Grill.
      http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincit...

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        soupkitten Nov 20, 2006 05:21 PM

        i'm 3rding the Jax rec-- if you call in your reservation you get your name printed on matchbook covers on the table-- i just LOVE that!

        my family didn't find the Lex either nice or tasty-- the food was not challenging to those who've had extensive dental work, though.

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          AnneInMpls Nov 20, 2006 08:52 PM

          A caution about Jax for Thanksgiving: We went there a few years ago, and it was a buffet. We were seated upstairs in a cavernous and non-fancy room. The food was fine, but not up to the high standards of the regular restaurant. No printed matchbooks, either.

          I would advise checking with Jax before getting your heart set on an elegant, table-service meal.

          Anne

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            soupkitten Nov 21, 2006 03:16 PM

            DARN!

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        dotMac Nov 20, 2006 03:53 AM

        I also know that Kowalskis will be selling whole meals for something like $75, if being AT a restaurant is not a requirement. Feeds 10-12. So on second thought, maybe not...

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          Jordan Nov 20, 2006 01:13 PM

          Kowalski's will trim it down for a smaller group -- replacing the whole turkey with a turkey breast.

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          Loren3 Nov 21, 2006 05:38 PM

          Several of the semi-independent group of restos in town that operate under the Twin Cities Originals marketing umbrella will be open on T-day (limited hours, like noon to 5), including Jax, Chart House, Lake Elmo Inn, and Nicollet Island Inn.

          www.tcoriginals.com

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