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coweepooh Nov 15, 2010 08:02 AM

Its our first Thanksgiving Day spent in Boston this year--just looking for somewhere nice to dine out for dinner.

We walked by a place at Prudential or Copley with a menu stating they had a Thanksgiving Day Buffet I think? I forget the name of the restaurant at the moment but was wondering if anyone else may know what I'm talking about or have some other places in mind...

We thought a buffet would be cool, I've always liked it when we spent Thanksgiving in Vegas since you get to not just have the regular Turkey and fixin's but also a little bit of everything else in case you're not feeling in a Turkey overload mode that day hehe...plus I also need a place that will serve DARK MEAT as we're huge fans of dark meat, skin and fat on the Turkey LOL

Thanks!!!!

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    BBHound Nov 15, 2010 08:14 AM

    OpenTable has a detailed list of restaurant Thanksgiving offerings. The details reveal whether they have a buffet.

    http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m...

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    1. re: BBHound
      BostonZest Nov 15, 2010 09:55 AM

      It was probably Asana at the Mandarin that you saw promoting their buffet.

      And, there is another list on Boston Chefs that we always include on our holiday posts.
      Here's a link.

      http://bostonchefs.com/news/2010/11/1/thanksgiving-boston-restaurants/

      If you click on Asana, you can look at the Thanksgiving menu.

      Penny
      http://www.bostonzest.com/

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      Asana
      776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

      Boston Chefs
      875 Main St Ste 3, Cambridge, MA 02139

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        coweepooh Nov 15, 2010 10:16 AM

        Thanks so much for the link, super helpful :)

      2. re: BBHound
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        coweepooh Nov 15, 2010 10:16 AM

        Thanks for the reminder, forgot that opentable had that feature hehe

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        coweepooh Nov 20, 2010 09:39 AM

        So I've checked out the Boston Chefs site--thanks so much for the link

        Here are the finalists--would love to hear any feedback from people who may have been to these restaurants/buffets for the holidays or brunch there in the past :)

        --Asana

        --Miel

        --Oak Room

        --Turner Fisheries (walked by once before and the menu looked good but ive had very bad seafood experiences in more touristy areas...not sure how Turner Fisheries is)

        --Henriettas Table

        (slightly leaning towards Asana for the depth in the brunch menu and assortment but its close between Asana and Miel...Henriettas Table sounds nice from the menu but the other two seem more like a treat--farther away, we're around Harvard Square a bunch and been to the Charles Hotel many times for networking events though haven't really eaten at the restaurants there)

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        Asana
        776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

        Boston Chefs
        875 Main St Ste 3, Cambridge, MA 02139

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          BBHound Nov 20, 2010 12:49 PM

          Interesting that all of the places you've iddentified are in hotels.

          I would pick either Asana or the Oak Room. My experience with Miel is that it is not in the same class as the other two. Turner is OK for sea food but I'm not sure about a buffet of Thanksgiving specialities.

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          Asana
          776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

          Oak Room
          138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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            coweepooh Nov 22, 2010 02:28 PM

            I was thinking the same (about Asana and Oak Room) Miel I liked a little less only since I'm not a fan of Lamb so seeing one of the carving stations go to lamb kinda lost me LOL

            I suppose all of these are at hotels to cater to out of town guests and visitors but I've seen many families nowdays venture out for dining on the holidays since moms can't always cook or be available to.

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            Asana
            776 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02199

            Oak Room
            138 St. James Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

            1. re: coweepooh
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              STL BOS Nov 23, 2010 03:35 PM

              I went to Turner Fisheries last year. I picked it because it had a raw bar and some seafood dishes in addition to traditional Thanksgiving food. It served my purpose well - I had tons of oysters on the half shell, some delicious clam chowder, and minimal amounts of good (not spectacular) turkey, potatoes, etc. It's a good choice if you're looking for the raw bar stuff but overpriced and mediocre if you're not.

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              Turner Fisheries Bar
              10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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