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Oct 11, 2011 12:44 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner w/o the bird

Don't really want the traditional turkey fare for Thanksgiving while visiting NYC, so any ideas for a table for 5 would be appreciated.

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  1. Check on They will have a special list for thanksgiving. Most places serve the traditional meal and parts of their regular menus

    1. It's a little early to be booking Thanksgiving and many restaurants probably haven't even figured out their menus yet. Many restaurants will give you an entree choice so you can have fish, etc. instead of turkey.

      But here's an link:

      As for ideas, Chinese and Japanese cuisine might be in order.

      Here's some listings from last year that might help you with ideas:

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      1. re: kathryn

        kathryn is right - virtually all of the restaurants that have a T'day prix fixe offer about 5 different entrées including traditional turkey as one, plus one vegetarian, and then one or two meats and a fish. The same applies to Christmas. Check out the T'day menu at Cibo to get an idea of what almost all restaurants do:

        767 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017