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Thanksgiving Dinner Restaurant Recommendations

ug123 Oct 26, 2011 07:03 PM

This year I'll be spending my first Thanksgiving in NYC. A few of my friends and I want to indulge in a good Thanksgiving meal at a nice restaurant. I saw that Open Table has a whole list of options but was wondering if anyone has specific restaurant recommendations. Thanks!

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    kathryn Oct 26, 2011 07:19 PM

    How many people are in your party?

    How much do you want to spend per person, before tax, tip, wine/drinks? It's best to give a per person cost for food only. Thanksgiving can get very expensive in NYC.

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    1. re: kathryn
      ug123 Oct 26, 2011 07:29 PM

      We'll be a group of 4. We're willing to spend a maximum of $120 per person on food only.

      1. re: ug123
        kathryn Oct 26, 2011 08:10 PM

        $30pp is pretty low for a nice, non-chain American style Thanksgiving.

        Most places will be doing a prix fixe that is more expensive than their regular menu.

        Example prices from last year:

        Your best bets would be to find somewhere doing the normal a la carte menu with Thanksgiving specials, seeing if Prime Meats is doing their special again, or finding a non-traditional option.

        1. re: kathryn
          gutsofsteel Oct 26, 2011 08:12 PM

          They're willing to spend $120 pp.

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            kathryn Oct 26, 2011 08:21 PM

            Ah! That makes more sense.

            If its $120pp, I'd look into Craft and other "farm to table restaurants."

            43 E. 19th St., New York, NY 10003

          2. re: kathryn
            zooxanthellae Oct 26, 2011 08:12 PM

            I think they're actually doing $120pp (i.e. $480 total, not $120 total; that's what I thought, too, when I first saw it).

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        ug123 Oct 27, 2011 04:03 AM

        Thanks! Yes, $120 is per person, so $480 total. I was thinking a "farm to table" place too. Craft sounds like a great idea and I've been wanting to try it for a while. I was also considering ABC Kitchen, but I go there pretty often already since it's so good! The Serious Eats article from last year is useful. I hope they'll be writing something similar for this year.

        It seems like a lot of places don't have much detail on Thanksgiving dinner menu options yet, or at least not online. Do you know if restaurants will usually put its Thanksgiving menu up and if so, how far in advance?

        ABC Kitchen
        35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: ug123
          gutsofsteel Oct 27, 2011 05:13 AM

          Give Craft a call and ask.

        2. Spiritchaser Oct 27, 2011 05:32 AM

          Picholine. Menu is online.

          35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

          1. Motosport Oct 27, 2011 08:01 AM

            We went to Artisanal last Thanksgiving. They had a traditional dinner or a la cart. It was excellent.

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