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wineandcheese Dec 1, 2009 06:21 AM

I have been checking opentable for Christmas Day Brunch or Lunch. I could still use a little more insight. I am aware of the crowds in Chinatown... We are staying in Midtown. Looking for creative menu. Our six year old will be with us. Not super fine dining where his presence could bother others, but still want a quality experience. He is well behaved, and we are trying to plan a great nyc experience for all.

  1. j
    Jane A. Dec 1, 2009 06:35 AM

    Define "creative".

    Most places which are open will be doing a fairly traditional Christmas menu. Some of the ethnic places, if they are open, may have a different national twist to their menu.

    1. k
      kathryn Dec 1, 2009 08:21 AM

      I'd recommend commenting on your existing post rather than starting a new topic...

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670346

      Plus OpenTable isn't the end all be all of Christmas Day lunch options...

      1. c
        CG09 Dec 1, 2009 08:16 PM

        What about Norma's at the Parker Meridien? It is definitely not a traditional meal, but has a very fun brunch menu and you will see plenty of families with kids there. It is definitely open on Christmas, too. http://www.parkermeridien.com/norma-s...

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          kathryn Dec 1, 2009 08:35 PM

          Myself and other hounds have found Norma's to be overpriced and of mediocre quality.

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            j
            Jane A. Dec 1, 2009 09:21 PM

            I would definitely skip Norma's. Not a good value or experience.

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            El Tigre Dec 2, 2009 04:41 AM

            New York Noodle Town ;)

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