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Thanksgiving Vacation - where to eat?

Prism | Nov 11, 2006 05:08 PM

Hi All -

I've been reading for close to 6 months and I'm more confused than ever! Places I had on my "have to" list have moved down and new ones keep popping up.

We're staying in Midtown and have 8 days in NYC. We're not the most sophisticated foodies, but we love a good meal. Because we're coming over Thanksgiving week - we know reservations will be tough and we'll be shopping, shopping, shopping - so we're really looking for 2 special meals - and the rest, places we can just show up at and get a great drink, a good meal and either keep going or head back to our hotel.

We're from San Diego - so Mexican is something we have a lot of here. Same with sushi and seafood. So I'm not really looking for those - but if there is something extra special, I'd love to hear about it.

Here's the current list:

Babbo was on it - until we called for a reservation, was offered a table at 11:15 November 27th and then we were told if it wasn't our preferred time, they'd rather not give it to us....????

I got a reservation at Del Posto - but after reading the recent reveiws, I'm not sure that will work. I'm thinking of cancelling unless we do the Enoteca...

For my birthday, she wants me to have a tasting with a wine pairing. Something I haven't done. So - if someone knows a great place for that, I'd appreciate it.

So - here's the list

Some type of cart meal - girlfriend HAS to do this.
I think 'ino is a have to.
Otto - if only for the gelato.
Bar Americain - for my girlfriend. I heard lunch is better than dinner?
Blue Ribbon - don't know which one
Peter Luger's for lunch
John's Pizzeria

Any additions would be great. We'll be all over town - so where it is isn't really a problem.

Thanks for your help! I promise reviews when we get back.

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