Thanksgiving in New York
Posted 02 November 2001 - 06:47 PM
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Posted 04 November 2001 - 04:17 PM
I've just thought of something. Why not "Peasant"? 194 Elizabeth St, 965-9511. I reported on it a few days ago. And it's such a change from the regular 3 and 4 star places that we're going back tonight....probably for more plain, honest suckling pig. This might appeal to your son b/c it's where chefs like to go on their nights off.
Posted 04 November 2001 - 05:50 PM
I've eaten at both Home and Gotham and my choice for Thanksgiving would be Gotham. Home has a nice outdoor garden and it's great to sit out there on a nice sunny afternoon. However, everytime I've had lunch at Home, I find the portions somewhat skimpy and I'm always a little hungry afterwards even though I've had three courses.
My apartment in Manhattan is small so the last thing I want to do on a nice holiday is sit in a cramped space like Home. I'm sure Home will live up to its name on Thanksgiving and have a nice presentation but I prefer the space at Gotham and the food is excellent. That's my take on both places.
Wherever you wind up, happy Turkey!
Posted 04 November 2001 - 08:39 PM
Gotham is far more professional and reliable. You'd be much better off there.
However, I've been to a number of highly regarded restaurants on Thanksgiving with my extended family and I have never been anything but disappointed.
When a particular holiday requires that the majority of diners will be ordering the same items, my experience has been that the food is prepared and sometimes even plated in advance and it shows.
Mark Bittman's Minimal Thanksgiving would be far better than even a 4*, IMHO.
Posted 04 November 2001 - 10:27 PM
Posted 05 November 2001 - 02:30 AM
Did they ask for pre payment for Thanksgiving Im curious
Yes and no -- they asked for a credit card, but they only plan to authorize it, not charge it unless I fail to show and cancel the reservation. Home also asked for a credit card number (though they stated they had no intention of charging it if I didn't show). I have no problem with restaurants authorizing a credit card. With the amount of no shows at 50% or higher at some places, I don't blame them. Hotels do it and people don't complain.