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Minding Oct 26, 2011 12:51 PM

I have a friend coming from Oregon with an allergy to cats so he can't travel in our car or visit our apartment because we have a cat which means we can't go to a favorite New England country inn for Thanksgiving, but (I'm into run-on sentences today) I'd still love to give him a New England Thanksgiving dinner in a New England setting except it has to be in NYC. <whew>

Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Minding

  1. t
    tex.s.toast Oct 27, 2011 07:10 PM

    In a totally different vein - could you rent a car (i know, sort of ridiculous as you own one, but it avoids the allergen issue) and go to your place of choice?

    1. k
      kathryn Oct 26, 2011 01:55 PM

      To add to RGR's comment, a few years ago my husband was very sick with the stomach flu and had to miss Thanksgiving at his parents' house. To make up for it, we did a turkey dinner at Friend of a Farmer. It was OK.

      Maybe Good Enough to Eat is close enough regarding atmosphere? There's a few photos here:
      http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/...

      There's always a Zipcar or renting a car...or getting your car cleaned for cat hair....

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      Good Enough to Eat
      483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

      Friend of a Farmer
      77 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: kathryn
        m
        Minding Oct 26, 2011 02:41 PM

        Friend of a Farmer certainly looks the part.

        I like Good Enough, but not for TDay.

        Other ideas include:
        Grammercy
        Little Owl
        Aurora
        Commerce
        Black Duck
        Market Table
        Chestnut
        Bistro Les Amis
        Artisanal
        Perilla
        Bar American

        Thanks.

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        Perilla
        9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

        Gramercy Tavern
        42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

        Artisanal
        2 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

        Little Owl
        90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

        Aurora Soho
        510 Broome Street, New York, NY 10013

        Bar Americain
        152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

        Bistro Les Amis
        180 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

        Market Table
        54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

        Friend of a Farmer
        77 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

        The Black Duck
        122 East 28th Street, New York, NY 10016

        Commerce
        50 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: Minding
          k
          kathryn Oct 26, 2011 03:50 PM

          Gramercy Tavern most likely will be closed on Thanksgiving day (their sister restaurants Eleven Madison Park and Maialino will be open though).

          Little Owl might work but keep in mind it is a little cramped, and less "kitschy" than a place like Good Enough to Eat.

          I think Market Table and Perilla are too modern looking for your "New England country inn" request.

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          Perilla
          9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014

          Eleven Madison Park
          11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

          Gramercy Tavern
          42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003

          Good Enough to Eat
          483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

          Little Owl
          90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014

          Market Table
          54 Carmine Street, New York, NY 10014

          Maialino
          2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

          1. re: kathryn
            m
            Minding Oct 26, 2011 05:06 PM

            Yes, that's mostly a list of compromises.

            Thanks kathryn.

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        AdamD Oct 26, 2011 01:35 PM

        one if by land two if by sea

        has that copper beech, publick house feel to it

        but the food is pricey and hit or miss

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        One If By Land, Two If By Sea
        17 Barrow St., New York, NY 10014

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        1. re: AdamD
          m
          Minding Oct 26, 2011 02:38 PM

          Great suggestion but you're right about the price. Zowey limba!

        2. r
          RGR Oct 26, 2011 01:22 PM

          The only place I can think of that has atmospherics approaching what you are looking for is Friend of a Farmer. But the food isn't very good.

          I'm curious. Which New England country inn is your favorite?

          P.S. (Putting on my hat as a former English teacher): Your sentence, though very long, is not a run-on. However, it could benerit from some correctly-place commas. :)

          http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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          Friend of a Farmer
          77 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: RGR
            m
            Minding Oct 26, 2011 02:37 PM

            And they have the most bizarre website: http://www.friendofafarmernyc.com/

            The country inn: http://www.oldinn.com/

            Thanks for the correction to my English however I know a sentence that goes on and on and on and on and on and on and on and that was one. Not this one of course.

            1. re: Minding
              meatme Oct 27, 2011 05:18 PM

              Try the FoaF web site without the last "c":

              http://www.friendofafarmerny.com

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