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Good Bakery or Deli?

Ann900. With your use of the term "food wasteland", you have confirmed my impression from the internet: we will not be in a great area of the City for food purchases (either in restaurants or deli's).......but that's okay. I can haul in our muffins or bagels from other venues. Thanks for your response and we are really looking forward to our Christmas week in NYC.

Nov 03, 2009
MaineDon in Manhattan

Good Bakery or Deli?

We'll be in NYC for a week over Christmas, staying at the Affinia Dumont (150 East 34th). We will have a small kitchen and would like to eat all breakfasts (and maybe some lunches) "in". Can someone recommend a good bakery and/or deli within the general area of our hotel (e.g., within 6 blocks or less)? Thanks so much. MaineDon

Nov 02, 2009
MaineDon in Manhattan

Christmas Day Closures?

StheJ: My favorite is Thurston's Lobster Pound in Bernard, on the "quiet" side of Mt. Dessert Island. You pick your own lobsters (freshly caught) from their tank and wait as they are cooked. You eat on a large screened dock extending out into Bass Harbor and watch the lobstermen unload their catches at the adjacent pier. It's a working harbor and provides a great show.

Nov 01, 2009
MaineDon in Manhattan

Christmas Day Closures?

Thanks small and rrems. The Open Table website is very helpful. We feel a lot better deferring our Christmas Day choice until we become more informed about restaurants and their specialties. Next summer when you are avoiding the City's summer heat by coming to Maine, e-mail me and I will tell you where to get the best lobster. Thanks so much. MaineDon

Oct 31, 2009
MaineDon in Manhattan

Christmas Day Closures?

In celebration of 42 years of marriage, and full-retirement after 38 years of college teaching, we are finally going to spend Christmas in New York City!! We'll be there for a week (12/18 to 12/27) and are wondering how difficult it will be to find a nice, moderate-priced, restaurant (e.g., under $100 per person) for dinner on Christmas Day. Are most restaurants closed then?? Is it essential that we book now or before Thanksgiving? Is it totally naive to think we'd have a lot of choices available after we arrive?

When I Google Christmas Dinner, NYC, only about 8 restaurants come up...some pretty pricey. We'd appreciate any help you can give us. MaineDon

Oct 31, 2009
MaineDon in Manhattan