Coming to NYC for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. Staying mid-town. Seeking suggestions for mid-priced place for family Thanksgiving dinner.
Check opentable.com in advance to make reservations and see prices, menus and times for seating - since we don't know what you mean by mid-priced.
I am hoping for $35-$55 range. Is that
For holidays, there are usually three course prix fixe meals, there will usually be a 3-5 of choices for the first two courses and 2 choices for dessert. Not sure what you are including in $35-55.
The price quoted will not include tax and tip or any drinks. So if you see a prix fixe cost of $45 (which would be on the low side, for sure, I would be thinking $55-$75 would be more reasonable for a holiday meal), add tax of 8.75% plus 20% for the tip. Wine by the glass is usually $9-18 or more, cocktails can be anywhere from $11 and up.
Restaurants will start announcing their offerings in October, unless you want to go to one of the top restaurants which may book earlier, but it doesn't sound like that's what you're looking for.Edited: 12 June 2018, 08:02
You don't have your location in your profile, so not sure what you expect from a Thanksgiving dinner. There will be simple diners serving their version of Thanksgiving dinner plus their regular menus to the expensive restaurants with their spin on things. Best to check opentable. There is a filter function on the left side of their page where you can filter by neighborhood and price range. Sometimes with the prix fixe options beverage is included, but limited to coffee, tea, soft drinks. Also some restaurants may have children's options at a lower price.
The thread linked by IrishFan is “Thanksgiving 2017 in NYC: What to Do & Where to Eat” and you’ll find lots of ideas there for a meal! (It’s too early to update for this year, but last years recommendations are still good ones!)
I would categorize your budget as modest - not mid priced - for a full Thanksgiving dinner - and yes, tax, tip and drinks would be on top of that. I'm sure you can find places for that price range - unless youexpect it to include everything - in that case I would say it's unrealistic ($55 minus tax, tip and1 glass of wine would be less than $30 for the 3 course meal and just one glass of wine per person).