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A Thanksgiving Escape to Rhode Island: Ocean House

Thanksgiving in New England has a nice ring to it, especially when your New York City hotel or apartment seems a bit cramped when the family convenes. One of our favorite places to visit is the Ocean House in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, an easy drive or train ride from the Big Apple. The “new” Ocean House, a 2010 reconstruction of the 1868 original, conveys the sense of a beach resort of a different era, but with decidedly 21st-century appointments and finish.

The Ocean House

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The Ocean House, a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux resort group, sits on a bluff surrounded by mansions of this tony Rhode Island community. A true grand dame resort, the Ocean House caters to guests of all ages. Afternoon hot chocolate and cookies are a favorite among the littlest visitors, while grownups can fill their days with morning Tai Chi and beach walks as well as hours at the resort’s spa, gym, or indoor saltwater swimming pool. Accommodations are family-friendly with oversized suites or guest rooms. Colorful art from the owner’s personal collection adorns the public spaces and guest rooms.

For Thanksgiving Day, November 28, dining takes center stage at the Ocean House, drawing on the resort’s focus on farm-to-table cuisine and New England tradition.

Considerably different from the first spartan Thanksgiving shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians in Plimoth, Massachusetts in 1621, two bountiful Thanksgiving Day meals invite you to enjoy your turkey “by the sea” with Ocean House panache.

Thanksgiving Buffet

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If buffets are your thing, the all-day brunch in the Ocean House Seaside Ballroom is a dazzler.  You could easily make a meal from the copious raw bar with clams, oysters, and jumbo shrimp. But you’ll need to pace yourself as you move through the selection of salads, short ribs stew, pasta, fish, pork, seasonal vegetables and more because you know what awaits at the finish line: carving stations offering roasted turkey, glazed ham and corn bread, and a pastry selection of pies, tarts and miniature crumbles. The buffet is priced at $70 per adult; and $35 per child age 4-12. Children under 4 eat free. Taxes and gratuities are extra. Noon – 5pm.  http://www.oceanhouseevents.com/index.php/events/detail/854

The second option is to request a window table at the more formal five-course lunch and dinner in the oceanview Seasons restaurant.  Seatings begin at 11:30am and end at 6:30pm. Adults and children each have their own menus with traditional turkey dinners and other dishes to complement. The prix fixe meals are $90 for each adult and child aged 10 and older.  Children under 10 order a la carte from the kids’ menu.

Weekend getaway packages are available.  For dining reservations or accommodations, visit http://www.oceanhouseri.com/contact-us/.

Ocean House, 1 Bluff Ave, Westerly, RI 02891; 401- 584-7000 or 888-552-7000 (reservations),  http://www.oceanhouseri.com

Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Manhattan – Hell’s Kitchen, Times Square, and Uptown

Part V, our last entry in this Thanksgiving culinary trip around New York City travels West to Hell’s Kitchen and the Theater District/Times Square and further uptown to the Upper West Side.

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Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Manhattan — Midtown

Part IV focuses on the busy, shopping hub of the city, Midtown, where Thanksgiving mixes with Christmas decorations galore.

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Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Manhattan — Union Square, Gramercy and Chelsea

In Part III, we travel to the lower central part of the city, Union Square, Gramercy and Chelsea for more Thanksgiving special dinners.

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Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Manhattan — Downtown NYC and the Village (including the Meatpacking District)

In Part II, we look at downtown and Village (including Meatpacking District)  restaurants offering special Thanksgiving menus.  And, more Brussels sprouts.

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Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in New York City: Brooklyn

Thanksgiving is all about spending time with family and friends over great food, and New York City chefs are ready to prepare menus that will certainly make you feel thankful.   Here are places to celebrate on  Thanksgiving or to entertain the family the whole year round. 

In Part I, we take a look at some choice locations in Brooklyn, each one offering Brussels sprouts as part of its special menus.

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