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Open on Thanksgiving Day with some traditional offerings?

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Can someone recommend a restaurant in Manhattan for Thanksgiving that would serve some "traditional" meals? Doesn't have to be off the charts on the price/reputation, but looking for some place that would be a warm setting since we will be away from home.

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  1. There will be a ton of restaurants open on Thanksgiving, serving traditional Thanksgiving Day fare.

    Price will be the major limiting factor. Most restaurants do a prix fixe on this day. It's usually more expensive than their regular menu.

    Menus/bookings start about a month in advance. OpenTable will also have a special page dedicated to Thanksgiving.

    Check out last year's offerings for an idea of the options:

    1. Thanks, Kathryn...I appreciate it!

      1. In years past (except the past 2 years) I always spent Thanksgiving lunch at the Marriot Marquis. Up in the revolving restaurant-I think it's called the View. Anyway they have a large spread of all the fixins and more. There is always something for everyone. It is done buffet style but it is not some crappy buffet-it really is good. In the past two years I opted for restaurants (2 higher end places) of which I won't name and had such horrible experiences w food and service!! I won't name because both places compensated me for the atrocious service and food that was served and I wish not to dump on them any further. I'm going back to the Marriot this year-it's so convenient to watch parade from the same block as the Marriot and then head to great Thanksgiving feast upstairs!

        1. I have often recommended and sent people to Rock Center Cafe for Thanksgiving. They are always packed, both tourists and locals. It is not a super calm dining experience but it is a great venue for the meal, overlooking the skaters and the hub bub of Rock Center. Stick with the turkey etc and the meal is fine. I think they take reservations if I recall. Good luck.

          1. We've gone to Artisanal on Thanksgiving and had wonderful traditional and non traditional meals.

            1. I really liked Bubby's for Thanksgiving last year. Very traditional (i guess - it was my first Thanksgiving dinner:-) )

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              1. re: Kreis6

                Bubby's is one of my favorites. Never been for Thanksgiving. Must be great.

              2. Have spent two Thanksgivings at Capsouto Freres and was lovely.

                1. Thank you all for your suggestions! I will call and see where I can get reservations!