American (New or otherwise?) Thanksgiving, Hell's Kitchen/West Midtown, Vegetarian AND Omnivore
I have a pretty specific inquiry, so maybe some of you experts can help... searches and yelp weren't getting me to what I'm looking for.
My mother and my aunt are visiting from a small town in the Midwest on Thanksgiving. We are going to a show that evening, and they are staying near Penn Station (surely seeing the parade as well). They would like me to find them a restaurant for Thanksiving dinner. They are pretty traditional meat-and-potatoes types, not foodies, not into anything too "ethnic" or "upscale." Maybe Italian or Mexican if they feel adventurous.
I'm a vegetarian, on the other hand.
Does anyone have any ideas for a restaurant, say, west of 6th Avenue, South of 55th Street, north of 34th Street that would serve a quasi-traditional (turkey at least, even if with interesting herbs or sides [they'll be impressed) Thanksgiving meal, but also have a decent vegetarian option or two? I don't even expect something as particular as Tofurkey or some tempeh dish (although that would be awesome)... but even a decent pasta type dish would work. I realize that neighborhood isn't the most fertile for great restaurants compared to further downtown, but maybe there are some hidden gems... trying to avoid tourist traps or overpriced places; just want something really delicious and comfortable we can all enjoy.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.
If I understand you correctly, you are looking for a turkey dinner the evening before Thanksgiving Day? If so...
Friend of a Farmer serves a turkey dinner with the trimmings year round. There are also vegetarian-friendly dishes on the menu. It is a bit below 34th St, on Irving Pl.
Traditionally, on Thanksgiving, Broadway shows are dark. Have you found one that will be having a performance that evening? .
It's still a bit early to know exactly which restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving Day. Pretty much all of them that are serve a turkey dinner. Some serve only that while others also have their regular menu. A good source, though not an exhaustive one, is the list provided by OpenTable, which will be available at the beginning of November.