A modest Thanksgiving out for two
Anyone have any ideas for a nice place to go for Thanksgiving? There will just be two of us, and we don't need lots of fanfare or an elaborate meal. Just a pleasant environment with some good food. Not too expensive... we won't be drinking, so maybe $30 per person. Downtown is preferable... but we're willing to travel for the right place. Thanks for any thoughts you have.
I'm sure other folks will be able to give you more specific recs, but OpenTable has a nice list of restaurants that are even open on Thanksgiving 2009.
I've only ever gone to Craftsteak for Thanksgiving, which was very good but also very pricey.
Thanks for the recommendation. Casimir looks a little uninspiring, but I guess at that price point we aren't going to be wowed. I've posted on the Outer Borough board looking for something that might be a bit more fun and non-traditional, as I don't think we'll get much in the way of a traditional meal for that price. Who needs turkey anyway!
I was just over on the west side and noticed that Josephina (on B'way across from Lincoln Center has a T'day Prix Fixe at $39, excluding tax and tip. While over you original requested price point, it's one of the more reasonable offerings I've seen for a well located resto on T'day.
I just looked at Open Table and there seem to be 2 main price points, $39.95 and $70ish.
So 30 would be hard but there is a lot at $39 before tax and tip... so $50 all in
Amy Ruth's in Harlem has what looks to be a very nice meal for less than 30 bucks, and everyone I talked to there was so friendly - no reservations...
unfortunately my MOTHER-IN-LAW DOES have reservations...about Amy Ruths! which has me in a non-holiday mood, so I'm off to inquire about other choices.
she has it in her head that we should go to EJ's Luncheonette, which is 16 bucks. But when I was arguing against it (b/c I wanted to go to Amy Ruths) she suddenly attached to Nick's, a Greek Place which will cost double. Oh my.
Maybe I need some outer borough suggestions too....
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