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Nov 10, 2011 04:29 PM

Thanksgiving weekend ideas please for your great city

This is our (my wife and I) second visit to Manhattan from Toronto, Canada and we are bringing our two teenage daughters this time. You've helped me immensely before and I need it again.

Staying at the Roosevelt again at 45th and Madison.

Going to the parade on Thursday. SO, I wanted to get into Carmine's (Theatre District) on Thursday. Called today and they told me they were full.(Any workarounds?) Where else Italian, similar fun and price as the famous Carmines after the parade. (Where do we walk to watch the parade? Any secrets?)

Shopping on Friday so Friday dinner needs to be near the big Macy's as we spent a lot of time on the shoe floor last time.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular on Saturday evening so Saturday brunch would be nice too.

Thank you in advance. Can't wait to come.

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  1. The Roosevelt Hotel is on 45th & Madison. (You might want to correct your error. The window to edit 3 hours.)

    Re: Carmine's. Do they have a wait list? As an alternative, Tony di Napoli also serves family-style Italian. I can't tell you how good the food is since I've never been there (nor to Carmine's, for that matter).

    Re: dinner on Friday. What cuisines do you prefer? And what is your per person budget for food only?

    200 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036

    Tony's Di Napoli
    147 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036

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    1. re: RGR

      Thank you, I really should double check such things.

      Friday we are shopping and the girls want something American. 50-60 per person for food would work for me.

      1. re: chuba

        Keens is not far from Macy's, on 36th St., just off the southeast corner of 6th Av. It's been in that location since 1885. Thus, in addition to delicious food, there is the unmatchable charm of the Old NY ambiance. The Pub Room would be a better fit for your stated budget than the more expensive main dining room.

        Keens photos:

        72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018