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Looking for suggestions for lunch/dinner after the parade for out of town family. 4 adults, 2 tweens, and 2 teens. Something fun, non-Thanksgiving as we will be having our turkey on Friday. Preferably not a chain ie- Applebee's, TGIF.

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  1. Any specific cuisines you have in mind? For non-Thanksgiving food on Thanksgiving Day, I usually turn to Asian restaurants.

    How much do you plan to spend, per person, before tax and tip (and any drinks for the adults)?

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    1. re: kathryn

      Any cuisine, although the Tweens are somewhat picky - but that won't dictate where we go. Asian is a choice - we've taken them to Joe' Shanghai before so maybe somewhere else. $30-40 or so per person. Don't care about the drinks.

      1. re: missylrn

        Just saw this in the NYT:

        Red Farm: Chinese restaurants are usually closed on Thanksgiving, but Ed Schoenfeld and Joe Ng will buck the trend by staying open with their regular menu and some à la carte specials from 1 to 9 p.m. Diced root vegetable wraps, turkey spring rolls and roast pig with pumpkin are some of them, ($12 to $ 28). Reservations will be accepted (they usually are not) for the holiday. 529 Hudson Street (Charles Street), (212)792-9700.

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        RedFarm
        529 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014

        1. re: kathryn

          NY Times - "Chinese restaurants are usually closed on Thanksgiving ..."

          Every time I think the Times might have a clue they go ahead and print a howler like that.

        2. re: missylrn

          If they liked the dumplings at Joe Shanghai they might enjoy Dim Sum Go Go.

          If they like spicy food, try Szechuan Gourmet or Legend but check the threads for recommended dishes..

          For Korean fried chicken, my favorite is Mad for Chicken. For ramen, Ippudo is wonderful but go early to avoid a long wait. Otherwise, Menchanko Tei is good alternative.

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          Dim Sum Go Go
          5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

          Szechuan Gourmet
          21 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

          Menchanko-Tei
          43 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019

          Ippudo
          65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

          Turntable Mad for Chicken
          314 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001

      2. Motorino will be open.

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        Motorino
        349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003