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Where to eat on Thanks Giving?

oinkinkc Oct 17, 2009 12:28 PM

Am visiting Boston Thanks Giving W/E. No family commitments. Would love to know where to go for a great meal.

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  1. SaraASR RE: oinkinkc Oct 17, 2009 03:08 PM

    We dined at Sel de la Terre on Boylston last Thanksgiving and it was great. They had a nice selection of traditional Thanksgiving food like turkey and stuffing, and "different" entrees like butternut squash agnolotti. Service was good, central location, and reasonably priced!

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      BostonZest RE: SaraASR Oct 17, 2009 03:14 PM

      I agree with Sara, we have enjoyed Thanksgiving at Sel de La Terre for the past three years.

      I'm cooking this year or we would go again.



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        Pegmeister RE: SaraASR Oct 17, 2009 05:20 PM

        That 's a tough one. I'll be in Aruba this year, totally nontraditional,but in years past I've enjoyed the Chatham Wayside on the Cape., I wonder if the Oak Room is open, as I would imagine that would be a great place for the holiday?

      2. hotoynoodle RE: oinkinkc Oct 17, 2009 04:19 PM

        check opentable, but very few free-standing places are open that day. clio does a very limited menu, i know rialto is open too.

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          edgewater RE: hotoynoodle Oct 18, 2009 04:32 AM

          We went to Gibbet Hill Grill in Groton a couple of years ago and it was excellent. The food and service are always great and the farm setting is perfect for Thanksgiving. I'm not sure if you are specifically looking for something in the city. If so, this is not a good suggestion.

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            ginnyhw RE: hotoynoodle Oct 30, 2009 01:11 PM

            We are going to Petit Robert and just got an email that they will have traditional TG dinner as well as the usual menu.

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            nickls RE: oinkinkc Oct 18, 2009 04:59 AM

            My family has been eating out on Thanksgiving and Christmas for a few years. First of all, I would have to say holiday meals aren't usually as great as the food the same restaurants make the rest of the year. That said, our favorite place for Thanksgiving has been Pigalle.

            1. opinionatedchef RE: oinkinkc Oct 18, 2009 01:39 PM

              WHATEVER you do, do NOT eat at the Boston Seaport Hotel for Thanksgiving. baaaaaad.
              it turned me off eating out for Thanksgiv. Maybe we'll try pigalle or sel de la terre this time.....

              1. opinionatedchef RE: oinkinkc Oct 30, 2009 01:58 PM

                The Spiced Pear in Newport R.I. has an unusually appealing menu on their website.

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                  STL BOS RE: oinkinkc Oct 31, 2009 07:35 AM

                  This was posted today on bostonchefs.com:


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                    snifflyfro RE: oinkinkc Nov 1, 2009 08:11 PM

                    Smith & Wollensky's has a nice Thanksgiving meal that my sister enjoyed 2 years ago.

                    I would venture to guess that most of the steakhouses in and around Boston have some sort of T-day meal (traditional T-Day fixed menu + regular menu). In addition, many clubs have T-day meals, although I'm not sure if you're a member or have reciprocity to any in Boston.

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