Thanksgiving Day Parade
I am coming to Manhattan on Thanksgiving for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Are there any great nearby restaurants to the starting point on 7th Avenue that will be serving a Thanksgiving Day Brunch starting at around 11:30?
Thanks in advance.
You mean the ENDING point at 7th Avenue, yes? Near 34th Street?
It's hard to say right now who will be serving a regular brunch menu at that time of day as many restaurants are either closed, or ONLY serving Thanksgiving dinner all afternoon and evening. Example hours here: http://nymag.com/guides/holidays/than...
Restaurants will announce their hours/serving plans much later in the year, closer to October, so it's difficult to state right now who will be open for sure.
There will be a slightly different route beginning this year so consider this if it will change your eating plans
"The 2009 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will follow Central Park West from its starting point at 77th street, turn east on Central Park South, then proceed downtown on 7th Avenue to 42nd Street. The parade will then turn east on 42nd Street, then proceed downtown on 6th Avenue to Macy’s flagship store at 34th Street in Herald Square. At Herald Square, the parade will continue one block west on 34th Street before terminating at 7th Avenue. Both 6th and 7th Avenues have more street and sidewalk space than Broadway."
I'd go for Korean food in that neighborhood. If you want pancakes, you can get pa-jun (savory pancakes). Otherwise, I have no idea.
Check out any of the major hotels along that route (Times Square area) that might be serving brunch that morning. You can also watch the parade in the 60's and then proceed over to the Lincoln Center area for brunch.
The area around Macy's is usually roped off to the normal viewing public and it is impossible to circumnavigate. Best to avoid that area on Thanksgiving Day.