While some of us love to cook on Thanksgiving, others like to avoid burning the sweet potato casserole this holiday! Whatever the case may be, there are many Washington metropolitan regional restaurants serving an undeniably delicious plate of turkey, creamy mash, and sage stuffing, or alternatives. Let someone else handle the cooking this year – and head out to our top 15 restaurants open for Thanksgiving this year.
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This lively Dupont circle restaurant serves rustic yet refined Italian cooking using simple, fresh organic and sustainable ingredients. Darlington House will be serving a special Thanksgiving Day dinner. Three courses for $49 and kids under 11 eat for free.
A McLean Classic, J. Gilbert’s will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving feast from 11am-8pm, featuring favorites like roasted turkey and pumpkin pie. There will be a 3-course Prix Fixe menu: Adults $38, children 12 & under $19. Their regular dinner menu will also be available.
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These local Arlington favorites will be serving everything from turkey to the sides and pies! Lyon Hall will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving turkey with cornbread stuffing, potato puree, and haricot verts, mixed with some of their classic French dishes, such as Classic Vin Blanc mussels and Venison Loin. Feel like staying in? Northside Social is taking orders for Turkey, Tenderloin, and Quiche, as well as sides and pies.
Located on the C&O Canal, the Grill Room offers scenic views of Georgetown. For this special occasion, their Chef will be serving some additional items, such as autumn bean & tuscan kale soup; oven roasted turkey breast, brioche stuffing with wild mushrooms and duck confit; and pecan pie with bourbon ice cream.
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A longtime Bethesda favorite, Le Vieux Logis will be serving a three-course meal with traditional favorites and creative new dishes from Chef Christian to satisfy guests of all ages. Le Vieux Logis is a perfect place to have an intimate dinner with family and friends. $55 per person / $27 children 10 and under. From 1pm-8:30pm.
One of the most eclectic restaurants in McLean, Wildfire will be serving a special Thanksgiving menu this year. They will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and will have a family style menu, featuring Spit Roasted Turkey and all of the other traditional Thanksgiving dishes to accompany for $47.95 per person and $21.95 for children 12 & under.
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Make a reservation at North Bethesda’s new culinary destination, City Perch, by James Beard- renowned Chef Sherry Yard this Thanksgiving. City Perch will be serving a very decadent Turkey Dinner Buffet: Member $48 p/p, Non-Member: $58 p/p, Pairing $18 (one glass of the bubbly & one glass of wine included), $20 kids & under.
Mirabelle, a contemporary celebration of the American and French table is serving a delightful 3-course prix fixe menu for $95, created by Chef Frank Ruta and Pastry Chef Aggie Chin. Children under 12 can join us for $45. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, or choose from a selection of highlights from their kitchen.
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Try the district’s newest restaurant, Succotash, by Southern Chef Edward Lee for Thanksgiving this year. They will serve a family style pre-fixe menu with all the fixins’. Adults $46 and Children 12 and under are $23. They will also offer an enhanced family style menu for Adults $78 and Children $39. Please note, they will not be serving their regular menu on Thanksgiving.
Enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving harvest of holiday specialties with a Blackwall twist. Break bread with friends & family and indulge in holiday classics: Whole Carved Turkey, Freshly Shucked Oysters, Baked Sweet Potatoes with Apricots & Toasted Walnuts, and so much more!
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Looking for a traditional meal made with fresh ingredients? Seasons 52 will be open and will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings, like traditional herb stuffing and Yukon mashed potatoes. And finish your experience with a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence, or two.
Oysters and Turkey – what a combination! Seafood restaurant, Siren will be serving a raw bar (oysters, smoked sablefish and more) and Salads (squash, brussels sprouts, farro salad and more) and desserts in a holiday spread. All guests will also choose from entrees like braised short ribs, roasted Amish turkey, eggs benedict. $75 per person
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Inspired by Vermeer’s portrait of “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” Beacon Bar has a fresh and romantic feel. Celebrate Thanksgiving with a 3 Course Menu of your choice with complimentary unlimited champagne. Traditional oven roasted free-range turkey w/ roasted brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes, harvest stuffing, maple candied carrots, silky whiskey gravy. Atlantic Salmon, NY Steak and more…$35.95 per person. Open from 12pm to 8pm.
Yep, this restaurant really does live up to its hype! What better way to try it than this Thanksgiving. Enjoy their $52 traditional Prix-Fixe Menu featuring holiday classics like Slow Roasted Turkey Breast and Pumpkin Cheesecake, or carve into one of their new Dry-Aged steaks from our full menu.
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One of the district’s best steakhouses, BLT Prime will be serving a Grand Thanksgiving Buffet in both their dining room and the hotel lobby. $125 per person (without tax & gratuity), ages 9-12 $49 per child and 8 & under are free. A credit card is required to make any reservation for this day.