Thanksgiving Dinner

UPDATE 11/15: Reservations finalized

Hi everyone-

The reservation has been made; 12.30 for 10 people at The Valley Green Inn. It’s a little earlier than I hoped but apparently you need to make Thanksgiving reservations in the beginning of October! At least there’s time to have a second dinner later if you want J

The restaurant’s address is 7 Forbidden Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19128 but the nearest intersection is Valley Green Road & Wolcott Drive. Restaurant phone no. is[masked] should you need directions or have any other questions.

Please, please update your RSVP as far in advance as possible if you cannot make it. I had to put my credit card info on file to make the reservation and I do not want to get stuck with a fee. We still have a few spots left so I don’t think it will be an issue but I would just want to let the restaurant know if we’ll be a few short. I’ll probably reach out to you closer to the holiday to double check.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and see you on Thanksgiving!!!

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Hi All-


I had great success hosting a Thanksgiving dinner meet up a few years ago so I thought I’d give it a go again. This year, I found a few options in addition to the place I went before so I wanted to send out an invite to gauge interest. I’m also open to suggestions. Below are the possible choices I selected. Please let me know in the comments or by RSVP’ing what restaurant you vote for. I’m going to try and get a reservation for 5 o’clock but this will depend on availability.

A quick note about RSVP’s- it is a very busy night to book a reservation so please only RSVP if you WILL absolutely show up or cancel with plenty of notice. I may ask you to confirm you are still planning on attending 48 hours before so I can let the restaurant know if we lose a few people. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Valley Green Inn- MENU ONLINE
This is where I went before and it was pretty nice. The restaurant is located in a beautiful wooded setting. They offer a large buffet with plenty of options. Everything was tasty and it is a pretty good deal at $39.95. Mostly traditional American TG fare. Parking was also free.
http://valleygreeninn.com/

The Radnor Hotel- MENU ONLINE
Wow! The list of food on this buffet looks amazing. Only $36.95pp and the buffet has won a spot on the Best of Main Line list. This might be my top choice.
http://radnorhotel.com/dining_thanks.htm

The City Tavern- MENU POSTED IN COMMENTS BELOW-
This might be a fun outing as the staff dresses in period costumes and they are supposed to be offering a family style 18th century TG menu. $85.95pp
http://www.citytavern.com/index.php

The Twisted Tail- MENU POSTED IN COMMENTS BELOW
Never been here but they are offering a family style TG menu. $35pp.
http://www.thetwistedtail.com/about/

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    The food was good, and the company was even better. Thanks, Leslie, for organizing!

    1 · November 28, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Thanks for sharing Thanksgiving and meeting new friends

      November 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Cynthia, my group's name is Fun + Games (in West Chester). Hope that you will join us! :)

      November 29, 2013

  • Maria

    I had plans change on me :( I'm sorry to have to push the changes down the line. Have a nice time, all, and thanks for planning Lala.

    November 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry you cant make it!

      November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Assuming we are not snow/ice bound on Thursday, I will be there. Looking forward to meeting everybody!

    1 · November 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like it will be a little crummy out but otherwise ok. Make sure to drive safely and hope to see you tomorrow!

      November 27, 2013

  • Norman

    Confirmed.

    November 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I know you'd come if you RSVP'd! :-)

      November 27, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Confirmed

    November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I have to back out.

    November 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had to cancel. Sorry

    I'm just too behind in my school work.

    I'm going to study all day.

    Enjoy everyone

    November 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks for letting me know!

      November 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, everyone. I'm new to the group. I was planning to visit family (out of state) for the holiday but the weather seems terrible. So, I am looking forward to spend Thanksgiving with new friends.

    November 25, 2013

  • David H.

    too bad i did not see this earlier and bring this to the groups attention: good price and location, just saw the thangsgivinig promo iin the phily city paper last nite

    November 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh well!!! Next year maybe...

      November 17, 2013

    • David H.

      yep file it away for future meetup

      November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Reservations made!!!

    1 · November 15, 2013

    • Cynthia

      Thank you Lala

      1 · November 15, 2013

  • David H.

    how about twisted tail?

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ok everyone, I called around today and it looks like we're out of luck at the radnor hotel. There was a 10 top available for valley green inn but it was for 12:30. I'm going to call tomorrow and see if that spot is still available and hopefully we can get in there. Otherwise, we may be out of luck as most everything else is booked for dine in. So unless anyone knows of a way to carry out and eat together somewhere, that's it. Will update tomorrow. Thank you.

    November 14, 2013

    • David H.

      what about twisted tail?

      November 14, 2013

  • David H.

    city tavern

    November 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Please see the menu I posted.

      November 14, 2013

    • David H.

      oh too expensive for dinner

      November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I like twisted tail or valley green inn

    I'm in Cherry Hill (south jersey) and Radnor Hotel is way too far of a
    drive.

    The City Tavern is way too expensive for ME.

    So I vote for Twisted Tail or Valley Green Inn

    November 14, 2013

  • Cynthia

    I vote for Radnor hotel or Valley Green..I would like to get out of the city

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone- This is the menu for the Twisted Tail. Looks good and is reasonably priced but I'm leaning toward the Radnor Hotel for the selection. I’ll be deciding over the weekend and calling about reservations. Please let me know your thoughts. I’ll update the info as soon as I can. Thank you!


    Our Southern Thanksgiving Dinner is served family style for $35/person (not including tax or gratuity). Each guest will be able to select their own entrée, all of the sides will be brought to the table to be shared.
    Dinner Includes:
    Choice of Meat (select 1 per person)
    Meat Options:
    Roasted Lancaster Chicken
    Herb Crusted Prime Rib
    Pineapple-Citrus Glazed Ham
    Honey-BBQ Glazed Organic Salmon

    Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes
    Crispy Brussels Sprouts
    Yukon Gold Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Baked Beans
    Cranberry Jelly
    Cornbread Stuffing
    Gravy Choice of Pie (select 1 for every 2 people)
    Pie Options:
    Pecan
    Pumpkin
    Apple Crumble

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Valley Green Inn--beautiful setting!

    November 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree Mindy, that was one of the main features!

      November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone- I heard back from City Tavern. I posted the menu below. The cost is $85.95 pp (other beverages, tax & gratuities are additional; an 18% gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more). They only have availability for 7.30 and 7.45. This menu is a four course prix-fixe meal with the entree, the traditional roast turkey & all the trimmings served family style. Their regular menu is not available. I am still waiting to hear back from The Twisted Tail and will advise. Thank you!

    November 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    City Tavern Thanksgiving menu: Menu
    Aperitif
    Champagne Shrub

    First Course
    Appetizer Sampler
    Shrimp Newburg vol~au~vent, Petit Crab Cake, Miniature Quiche Lorraine & Mallard Duck Sausage (Mushroom toast is available as a vegetarian selection) Second Course
    Country Salad
    Raspberry Shrub Vinaigrette Entrée, Served Family style to each table
    Roasted Free Range Turkey
    Accompanied by:
    Sage & Marjoram Stuffing, Smashed Red Bliss Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes with Apples, Creamed Green Beans & Cranberry Relish
    Chef Staib has also prepared Country Style Ham, Paillard of Salmon, Roasted Prime Rib of Beef or Fried Tofu Dessert & Madeira
    Martha Washington’s Chocolate Mousse Cake, Cobbler, Crème Brûlée, Bread Pudding,
    Linzer Tart or Pumpkin Pie
    Accompanied by a Madeira Toast

    November 14, 2013

  • Norman

    I vote for the Radnor Hotel.

    November 13, 2013

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