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Oct 4, 2009 11:34 PM

thanksgiving dinner

looking for an upscale hotel dining room for thanksgiving dinner. any suggestions would be helpful. thanks

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  1. How upscale? Like 4 New York Times stars upscale? Does it have to be connected to a hotel?

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    1. re: kathryn

      my mother in law suggested the four seasons but i didn't know if they had a dining room or just a jg rest. doesn't have to be connected to a hotel. they just want something nice and festive. price is not any issue.

      1. re: woofer

        Presuming "jg" = Jean Georges, it is in the Trump International Hotel. L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon is in the Four Seasons. Another upscale restaurant in a hotel is Adour Alain Ducasse, in the St. Regis. You can call them to see which, if any, will be serving Thanksgiving dinner.

        1. re: RGR

          thanks. i knew it was jean georges or robuchon. i think those places are a little too "foodie" for them if that makes sense.

          1. re: woofer

            Holiday prix fixe menus tend to be a little less "foodie" even at the foodiest of restaurants. They know that they have to please a wide variety of tastes within the generations of a family, so there is a tendency to skew toward the "traditional" when creating the menu offerings.

            I remember being at one of these fancy places for Thanksgiving more than a dozen years ago when the powers that be realized that no one was ordering the "Traditional Thanksgiving Turkey" because the chef had created some artsy-fartsy stuffing to go with it that no one wanted. Suddenly, traditional bread stuffing was available as an option and, of course, the turkey dinner started selling. It's a lesson that has been learned by most of the restaurants around town.

    2. Four Season restaurant on 52nd St. We did Thanksgiving there 7 or 8 years ago, it was great.