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We're traveling through Tucson on Thanksgiving day and would like some recommendations for a great place to have dinner. Having seen an article about making reservations almost a month in advance, any quick information would be appreciated. Just the two of us, price not a concern, just excellent food.

Quite a departure from our normal home bound in the kitchen cooking holiday, we're in town for some golf and sun. What are some of your favorite places for Thanksgiving?

Thanks in advance, now we're talking turkey!

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  1. We're going to be in Tucson as well. Two places that I have found that are serving dinner Thanksgiving Day are:
    Acacia
    Pastiche
    I was also going to inquire at:
    Cafe Posa Cosa
    Terra Cotta
    Montana Ave
    This is based on some feedback here and whether or not I liked the restaurant's website/menu.
    I'd be delighted to hear some thoughts too!

    Hoping for warm weather!

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    1. re: eriberri

      I think you've probably found the winners there, Eriberri. Acacia and Pastiche are both great restaurants, and probably the best in town that are open for the holiday meal. My only other suggestions would be to check with the dining rooms at some of the high-end resorts here in town. They may also be doing nice dinners that night.

      1. re: eriberri

        How far ahead do you think we need to make reservations, and the dress code? We're so grateful for all the help, and insightful recommendations. Thanks so much.

        1. re: mary4paws

          I would make your reservations as soon as possible, if you want the time of your choice. I'd hate to put a stake in the sand and be wrong. As for dress code, this is Tucson. Wear shoes. (Ok, seriously, you should be fine in jeans and a button down or polo shirt, at either place.)

      2. Log into Open Table, and you'll find these options. My favorites, in order:
        Ventana Room
        Primo
        Signature Grill
        McClintock's
        Acacia
        Flying V

        1. Many years back, I was in Tucson for Thanksgiving. My aunt took me and my partner to The Arizona Inn. I was quite impressed. I can't remember if they had a buffet or not, but it was a very nice meal and the inn is old style Tucson--in a nice way. Sadly my aunt in no longer in the picture but I still fondly remember that Thanksgiving.
          http://arizonainn.reachlocal.net/dini...

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          1. re: Cheesy Oysters

            Thanks for all the suggestions! We've got it narrowed down to Primo, Pastiche and Acaia. So little time, so many great looking places :-) Happy Thanksgiving!

            1. re: eriberri

              And a Happy Thanksgiving to you! Please post a report afterward - I'd love to eat vicariously (saves on calories). TIA.