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Nov 23, 2010 11:01 AM

Thanksgiving non-traditional open restaurants?

The best Thanksgiving I ever had, hands-down, was the one where my husband and I were both too ill to go anywhere and ended up ordering in Chinese.

We feel fine, but as it so happens, this year, no Thanksgiving plans have come our way and we are extremely happy with that.

I don't want to cook. He doesn't want to cook.

I want something higher grade than "grease" this year.

Has anyone any suggestions?

I know most of the hotels will be doing a Thanksgiving feast, but we're not interested. Tex-Mex, Asian, whatever, so long as it's not turkey and stuffing!

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  1. most of chinatown is usually open

    1. At least a couple places (Kantin, Dim Sum Chef) in the Super 88 food court (Allston) will be open Thanksgiving day (until 8pm and 6pm, respectively, iirc). The former even offers a "Thanksgiving party platter" (probably assorted roast and bbq meats)

      Dim Sum Chef
      1095 Commonwealth Ave Ste 214, Boston, MA 02215

      1. some restaurants are offering their regular menus in addition to the turkey and/or expensive buffet. check out open table or bostonchefs .com...

        1. Some options I saw on OpenTable:

          French: Sandrine's, Sel de la Terre, Clio, Pigalle, Petit Robert, La Voile
          Indian: Tantric, Kashmir
          Italian: Dante, Scampo, Rialto, Bricco
          Asian / Fusion: Market, Typhoon, Osushi
          Steakhouse: Ruth's Chris, Smith & Wollensky, The Palm

          La Voile
          261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

          241 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113

          215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

          Sel de la Terre
          774 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02199

          Smith & Wollensky
          101 Arlington St, Boston, MA 02116

          8 Holyoke St., Cambridge, MA 02138

          75 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

          10 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

          2 Replies
          1. re: MC Slim JB

            I'm excited for Scampo!

            215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

            1. re: MC Slim JB

              add Kebab Factory to the list

              The Kebab Factory
              414 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143

            2. Ditto. One of our most memorable Thanksgivings was when our flight out was cancelled, nobody knew we were still home, and we ended up at Kowloon for dinner. Not gourmet but still a hoot.

              This year Mrs and I are tired of cooking for the brood so we are all going to Durgin Park. They might have turkey but I am having the big prime rib. Then to Quincy Market with the grandkids and across the greenway to the North End for pastry and coffee. Then home to a clean house!
              I'm excited.

              Durgin Park
              340 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109