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Non-Traditional Christmas Dinner in NYC

FoodieFolks Nov 24, 2010 08:06 AM

Can anyone recommend a place to have a great non-traditional (that means no turkey!!) Christmas dinner in NYC? We'd like something mid-to-upscale, but the priority is exceptional food. All suggestions appreciated!

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    fourunder RE: FoodieFolks Nov 24, 2010 08:12 AM

    There will be a lot of people in Chinatown.......

    1. sgordon RE: FoodieFolks Nov 24, 2010 09:57 AM

      I do Katz's Deli for lunch, then upscale Chinatown for dinner (Oriental Garden is my pick). It's a traditional day of brotherhood for NYC Jews & Buddhists...

      Some other high-end restos might be doing stuff, probably have to wait until after Thanksgiving to find out who'll be doing special meals that night.

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        Jane A. RE: FoodieFolks Nov 24, 2010 11:28 AM

        Do you mean "no Turkey on the menu"? Every special Christmas prix fixe menu I've seen has (in addition to Turkey) a fish dish, a vegetarian dish, often a beef dish, etc. We're going to Jubilee for Thanksgiving and this menu should give you an idea of what restaurants also do at Christmas: http://www.jubileeny.net/events_files/events.htm
        Cibo does virtually the same menu for T'day and Xmas - look here for their T'day menu: http://cibonyc.com/
        Otherwise, you're looking for ethnic restaurants that are open - try opentable.com for a listing.

        767 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

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          Pan RE: FoodieFolks Nov 24, 2010 08:32 PM

          Check and see whether either of the best Korean barbecue restaurants in Manhattan are open. Madangsui and Don's Bogam.

          35 W 35th St, New York, NY 10001

          Don's Bogam
          17 E 32nd St, New York, NY 10016

          1. ellenost RE: FoodieFolks Nov 25, 2010 05:40 AM

            Ma Peche is having "Fish Seven Ways" for Christmas Eve dinner. Sounds delicious; I may go.

            Ma Peche
            15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

            1. loratliff RE: FoodieFolks Nov 25, 2010 06:24 AM

              The Breslin is open today, serving full brunch menu.

              The Breslin
              20 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001

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                ellenost RE: loratliff Nov 25, 2010 05:36 PM

                The OP is looking for a "Christmas" dinner, not "Thanksgiving" dinner.

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