I know it's early - but maybe not. Looking for a good thanksgiving option near midtown or a 10 min cab ride that's good for kids, priced under $50/head and is a little more interesting than just turkey and sweet potato pie. Any ideas would be super helpful - thanks!
I went to the Marriot Marquis (revolving restaurant-The View) for many years every Thanksgiving. I always chose this place cause I always have out of town guest for Thanksgiving. It is located such that you can stand right close to the hotel and as soon as the parade ends, head upstairs to the Marriot's restaurant. They have a very good buffet spread w everything you can imagine and something for everyone including traditiona Thanksgiving fare. WELL- for the last two years I decided to do something different and booked luncheon at 2 high end restaurants for Thanksgiving. What a disaster both turned out to be!!! I won't mention names cause both took a reasonable portion off my bill due to mishaps and "false" advertising. What I mean by this is that I booked a specific restaurants cause they advertised Alaskan King crab legs being served w Thanksgiving buffet menu. When we got there, manager said they made mistake. Anyway, this year I am back at the Marriot Marquis-never been dissappointed there. Yes, you will be amongst thousands of tourists in the vicinity-who cares?? it's NYC!!!
Check out last year's offerings for an idea of the options:
$50pp and non-traditional is definitely doable but you may have to go further from Midtown or take the train. I'm not sure how the parade may affect traffic that day. Probably depends when you want to eat. I would lean towards taking the subway.