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Thanksgiving Dinner out in Manhattan

lavendula Oct 7, 2012 09:30 AM

Want to go out for dinner this year and am looking for suggestions of cozy restaurants that are offering a Thanksgiving service. The only glitch is that I am vegetarian and would prefer a restaurant that is willing to work with me and make substitutions for the bird. The rest of the family are fine with the usual Turkey and fixings.

Any suggestions are much appreciated!

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    Jane A. RE: lavendula Oct 7, 2012 12:31 PM

    Virtually every restaurant that's open T'day and has a prix fixe menu has one vegetarian selection. Usually, there's the turkey, and a fish option, and a meat option, and a veg. option. Look at Open Table to find restaurants in your price range/preferred neighborhood, and then go to the restaurant's own website to look at their menu. If a given restaurant's menu isn't posted yet, call the restaurant, and ask.

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      lavendula RE: Jane A. Oct 11, 2012 04:53 PM

      Thanks! I was hoping for personal recs from people who have gone out on Thanksgiving and thought the restaurant did a great job :)

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        Jane A. RE: lavendula Oct 11, 2012 07:23 PM

        Well, you'll have to define "cozy", and say something about neighborhood and price you think is right for you. $45 per person plus alcohol, tax and tip is now pretty 'moderate'. $75 - $95 per person is becoming pretty standard at the places where I used to go and I've even seen $125. At the more moderate end, we've been to Cibo a couple of times, and Marseille. The selection always depends upon who's going and what their budget constraints are. I can't say that I'd call either of those places "cozy." We've had fun at The Water Club, but I don't know what they're charging this year.

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          kathryn RE: lavendula Oct 11, 2012 07:33 PM

          A price range will definitely help. Also how big is your group?

          Thanksgiving tends to be a bit more expensive than normal, with restaurants doing prix fixe menus.

          See some example pricing here from last year:

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            Jane A. RE: kathryn Oct 11, 2012 08:46 PM

            Kathryn - that's very helpful. Thank you.

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              lavendula RE: kathryn Oct 12, 2012 07:01 AM

              Small group - between 3 - 4 people. Let's say price range around $100 p/p or less. Cozy factor - maybe something with a fireplace on the smaller/intimate side.

              1. re: lavendula
                lavendula RE: lavendula Nov 7, 2012 11:18 AM

                We booked Back Forty West, I'll be sure to let you know how it is :)

        2. Motosport RE: lavendula Nov 7, 2012 01:25 PM

          We like Artisanal for Thanksgiving dinner. They serve a traditional and non traditional dinner with lots of veggie options including a nice findue if you eat cheese.

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            lavendula RE: Motosport Nov 9, 2012 08:57 AM

            That sounds delish!

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