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Hi - I'm looking for a recommendation for a reasonably nice,
kid-friendly restaurant that serves a Thanksgiving meal. Anyone
have any recent experience, or ideas? This would be for a small
group of people. I saw several recommendations on the web page,
but am looking for more recent information, and East Bay only.
Last year at Thanksgiving, we had a huge crew in town to
see our new baby. We ended up going to the Claremont for
their annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet. The meal was huge,
full of all the traditional items plus extra things, and
if you wanted to, you could eat until you could not move.
It was a lot better--and more fun--than I expected. It was
also very expensive (my parents' treat). I have also heard
good things about the Santa Fe Bar & Grill. And if you
don't mind doing the dishes, you could get a meal prepared
by someplace like Andronico's. Good Luck
We've got a baby due at the end of October, and decided to focus out-of-town
family visits on Thanksgiving weekend rather than cound on a parade of visitors
over the course of time. But that means planning for a big holiday dinner,
and I doubt either my husband or I will be in any shape to cook! Can anyone
recommend restaurants in the Berkeley/North Oakland area that serve a good
Thanksgiving dinner and where a large family might sit down together? Thank you.\
If you are willing to drive into SF (and traffic is fine mid-day
Thanksgiving) I heartily recommend the buffet at the Hilton. It's incredible
(all the traditional favorites and lots more). My baby had his first
Thanksgiving there last year. We've also done the buffet at the Claremont,
but I did not like it nearly as well.
Last year we ate at the Marriot in the Berkeley Marina for both
thanksgiving and Christmas. they have a nice buffet. It also worked
out well because our out-of-town guests stayed there, so we could swim
and stroll around the marina at our leisure.
For several years my family has enjoyed great Thanksgiving dinners at Salute
Restaurant in the Marina Bay neighborhood of Richmond (Marina Bay exit off 580).
They have great food and marvelous Bay views. On Thanksgiving they have a set
menu that is a mix of traditional turkey fare with Italian twists - like pumpkin ravioli
as a starter. The restaurant has many rooms and large tables for big groups - a large
enough family group could get its own space (still open to the other rooms and the
water views.) After dinner you can stroll along the marina to work off dinner.
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