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State St. Oct 29, 2007 10:12 AM

A few of my grad school buddies and I from Boston University will be visiting Manhatten for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Can anyone recommend a place for us to have a traditional Thansgiving dinner? Remember, we are engineering graduate school students, so disposable income is at a premium. Thanks for your input and happy hollidays.

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    chow_gal Oct 29, 2007 10:17 AM

    Fellow BU Alum here (though I know how to spell Manhattan - maybe because I went to CAS not ENG?)...Try Savoy in Soho.

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      State St. Oct 29, 2007 01:22 PM

      I got Manhattan correct the first time. Not bad for an engineer. Thanks for the tip on Savoy. :)

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      notgreg Oct 29, 2007 10:19 AM

      Klee and Savoy are doing nice thanksgiving dinners that should be reasonably priced. Cornelia Street cafe also has a menu that I think is around 50pp. Places like Bouley and Aureole have special Thanksgiving menus as well, but they are charging a premium (even more than their regular menus) and actually giving you fewer choices.

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        oisselad Oct 29, 2007 12:05 PM

        Artisanal. Lively atmosphere, choice of entrees (trad thanksgiving meal or several other choices). Amazing cheese fondue! We went last year and are going back this year. $62 per person.

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          financialdistrictresident Oct 30, 2007 07:18 AM

          Second Cornelia Street. Back room has a fireplace. Been around 30 years, not a scene. You might also consider The Harrison (American cuisine, menu is on their website and looks delicious). Opentable.com has a Thanksgiving 2007 section. Not sure if Bridge Cafe (American) downtown or Duane Park Cafe (212-732-5555) in TriBeCa are doing Thanksgiving. Duane Park Cafe (American) is a lovely, small restaurant in TriBeCa that locals know (prix fixe lunch and dinner) and we recently discovered. TriBeCa has so many expensive restaurants affordable gems are rare. These places might work for a grad school student's budget. If you provide a budget/price range and neighborhood it's easier for us to make suggestions. I have never gone out on Thanksgiving but if I did these are some of the places I might go.

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          mrnyc Oct 29, 2007 05:15 PM

          when we go out for this we usually go to COWGIRL in the west village. not the greatest, but they have all the correct thanksgiving food and sides and its fine. its also a charming and fun place and less expensive than the other options suggested so far.

          i see its not advertised on the website yet, but you could call and ask:

          http://www.cowgirlnyc.com/menu_dinner...

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            idia Oct 30, 2007 06:45 AM

            Look into Compass.
            You can google the menu online.

            1. Spiritchaser Oct 30, 2007 06:50 AM

              No idea what your price point is but look into Telepan. They are doing the T Day menu and I would have every reason to believe the food will be as good as thier regular menu so it will be outstanding.

              1. Dops Nov 7, 2007 07:16 AM

                Well, you could consider these two options, while they're not fancy by any means, the food in general is pretty tasty (I haven't been to either for Thanksgiving but have had regular meals at both) and on the cheap:

                Artie's on 83rd & Broadway is doing a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner (actually it's available year round) Fresh Turkey Breast served over Stuffing with cranberry relish, mashed potatoes and vegetable $14.95

                http://www.arties.com/

                And Dallas BBQ is doing a traditional Thanksgiving Meal with Turkey/sides and trimmings/pumpkin pie also for $14.95, check for locations near where you'll be staying:

                http://www.dallasbbqnyc.com/

                Hope you have a great time!

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