Monday, November 22, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Eats Near Bryant Park

There are just three days left before the 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade rolls down Sixth Avenue, past Bryant Park*

...but let's be honest, besides the parade, Thanksgiving is all about the food.

If you'll be in the park this Thursday, you won't go hungry. There are a ton of meal options, from fast to fancy, to choose from.

For a snack or meal on-the-go, try one of the food vendors at The Holiday Shops, like Daisy's Grits, Dumpling Soup House, Crepe Cafe, Max Brenner, Kettle Corn, and Big Apple Cider.

Or visit the 'wichcraft kiosks in the park and take advantage of the chilly weather to curl up next to the fire pit at The Southwest Porch with an order of s'mores.

Celsius, our rink side pop-up restaurant will be serving up its usual menu of soul warming spirits and comfort food classics, from 12pm to 10pm. The view of Pond skaters from the second story is spectacular, and outdoor heaters will keep you warm on the lower level.

Celsius at Bryant Park
At the southeast corner of the park, the Bryant Park Grill is hosting a special three course, pre fixe Thanksgiving meal. Call 212-840-6500 to make a reservation now, because the tables fill up fast. Seatings are from 12pm through 7:30pm, and you can check out the menu offerings on their website (vegetarians take note -- a veggie-friendly pumpkin risotto is included as a main course).

The shop at the Andaz Fifth Avenue (a new Bryant Park area boutique hotel, on 41st Street across from the New York Public Library) will be serving a three course, pre fixe meal, with a local twist: The shop's menu is sourced entirely from New York state farmers and food producers. It will be open from 12pm to 9pm on Thanksgiving Day. Call 212-601-1234 for reservations and menu details.

Citi PondSM will operate on regular hours this Thursday, but access to the park will be limited from the Sixth Avenue side until around 1pm, because of the parade. Before 1pm, you will only be able to enter the park from 42nd or 40th Street.

Please note that there are no public viewing areas for the parade on Sixth Avenue between 42nd and 40th Street. For the parade route map and information on public viewing areas, visit the official parade website.

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