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NYC for Thanksgiving

A friend and I will be spending time in NYC for Thanksgiving and I would love to find something to eat that is a bit more off the beaten path. There are plenty of restaurants that will be open and serving traditional Thanksgiving Day fare, but I can get that at home with the parents (as much as I love Thanksgiving dinner, it sounds a bit boring for NYC).

Any ideas on where to go? Anywhere is open to us... Harlem, Queens, Brooklyn, UES, UWS, SOHO, even crossing over to Jersey if the meal is right.

For example; I was thinking that a Peking Duck dinner would be a great alternative, but I think a lot of the places that serve PD, require 4 or more people, and as there are only two of us, I don't want to pay for two other plates that are empty. (please let me know if this is wrong or if you know of great PD that is worth going out for).

I look forward to hearing your thoughts and ideas.

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  1. I went to Chinatown Brasserie for Thanksgiving dinner on one visit to NYC and really enjoyed it.

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    1. re: pizzajunkie

      Chinatown Brasserie has closed.

      1. re: pizzajunkie

        Too bad it...sniff, sniff...closed.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Joe Ng is now at RedFarm serving his amazing dumplings.

      2. Peking Duck House and Amazing 66 do not require 4 or more people for the Peking Duck. You should be able to order it for you and your friend without any problem (but call to confirm).

        Another option would be the House Special Crispy Chicken Stuffed with Sticky Rice and Chinese Sausage at Amazing 66. I don't think you need to pre-order it but you could inquire when you make your reservation.

        You could also do the roast chicken for two at Perla or The NoMad.

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        1. re: Lacrosse_Gastronomic

          I went to the Peking Duck House's website and sadly they show that it's a 4 person minimum :( http://www.pekingduckhousenyc.com/?pa... I'm thinking that the Roast Chicken stuffed with Sticky Rice sounds pretty good though.... Very tempting alternative... Thanks for the suggestion.

          1. re: arthur3422

            I would choose somewhere else. In my experience, the dishes that are not Peking Duck at the Peking Duck House leave much to be desired.

            1. re: kathryn

              The Chicken stuffed with sticky rice and sausage was at Amazing 66... Does anyone else second the idea of Amazing 66???

              1. re: arthur3422

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/874089

        2. See if Fatty Cue or RedFarm will be open like last year:
          http://dinersjournal.blogs.nytimes.co...

          1. Consider going for Korean barbecue at Madangsui or Don's Bogam. I have some vague idea that Don's Bogam may have some kind of turkey special around Thanksgiving, if that interests you, but I could be totally wrong about that. Last time I went to Don's was for Valentine's Day, and my girlfriend and I really enjoyed the meal.