I have a pretty specific inquiry, so maybe some of you experts can help... searches and yelp weren't getting me to what I'm looking for.
My mother and my aunt are visiting from a small town in the Midwest on Thanksgiving. We are going to a show that evening, and they are staying near Penn Station (surely seeing the parade as well). They would like me to find them a restaurant for Thanksiving dinner. They are pretty traditional meat-and-potatoes types, not foodies, not into anything too "ethnic" or "upscale." Maybe Italian or Mexican if they feel adventurous.
I'm a vegetarian, on the other hand.
Does anyone have any ideas for a restaurant, say, west of 6th Avenue, South of 55th Street, north of 34th Street that would serve a quasi-traditional (turkey at least, even if with interesting herbs or sides [they'll be impressed) Thanksgiving meal, but also have a decent vegetarian option or two? I don't even expect something as particular as Tofurkey or some tempeh dish (although that would be awesome)... but even a decent pasta type dish would work. I realize that neighborhood isn't the most fertile for great restaurants compared to further downtown, but maybe there are some hidden gems... trying to avoid tourist traps or overpriced places; just want something really delicious and comfortable we can all enjoy.
Thanks in advance for any ideas.