Maybe you don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving and just want a relaxing alternative instead? Or perhaps you are visiting the DC area and want to indulge in a Thanksgiving dinner locally. Here are some popular restaurants that are open and serving Thanksgiving Day meals.
Note: Make you reservations NOW if you plan to dine out – many places will be busy and fill up. Also make sure to verify menu and pricing at that time.
Partake in a classic prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner starting at 1:00 p.m. To start, a choice of Sugar Pie Pumpkin Soup or Winter Green Salad, which is followed by a family-style spread of Roasted Bell & Evans Turkey Breast and Confit Thigh served with mashed potatoes, sausage stuffing, candied yams, roasted Brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce. For dessert, a choice of Pumpkin Pie with fresh vanilla whipped cream, a Pecan Tart with maple ice cream, or an Apple Pie served with vanilla ice cream. Want to get an early start? Le Diplomate will be open from 9.30 a.m. -9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day serving select brunch and dinner items in addition to the Thanksgiving dinner.
Located in a historic townhouse, 1789 is a classic DC restaurant that is really the quintessential DC restaurant for long term residents of the area. This year, you can enjoy a classic three-course Thanksgiving dinner in addition to its seasonal a la carte menu. The three-course holiday menu includes a choice of roasted beet salad or butternut squash soup, followed by a traditional roast turkey and accompaniments, and a choice of dessert to round out the meal. The price of the prix fixe meal is $58.
Woodward Table will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. Diners are invited to enjoy the full fall dinner menu, along with holiday specials including Roasted Heritage Turkey served with giblet gravy, apple fennel stuffing, cranberry shrub, chestnuts, candied sweet potato, and brussels sprouts. Classic but elevated American side dishes will also be offered, like the Hearth Roasted Sweet Potatoes with sorghum marshmallow fluff & pecan brittle and dessert specials like Georgia Pecan Chiboust Tart with candied orange, Jack Daniel’s gelato and Vermont maple sauce.
Open on Thanksgiving Day, with a 3-course prix-fixe menu offering everyone’s favorite family recipes. Turkey lovers can enjoy the Turkey Day dinner with a wild mushroom chestnut stuffing, potato puree and other sides. Non turkey fans can choose from a beef bourguignon, or the famous mussel pots. Full menus available here.
Enjoy a classic Thanksgiving meal with a unique twist. The four course menu is $79 per person with a wine pairing available at $19 or $39. Reservations are welcomed from Noon to 8 p.m. Expect to find items like pumpkin sage gnocchi, traditional Thanksgiving turkey, pumpkin cheesecake and more.
This stunning restaurant is offering an elegant Thanksgiving feast with seatings from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. The $69 three course menu offers a great selection of appetizers, main courses, and dessert with plenty of vegetarian options included. A children’s menu is also available for $25. Full menu available here.
Osteria Morini will serve a three-course family-style Thanksgiving dinner beginning at 3 p.m. on for $59 per person. A focaccia and turkey leg stuffing accompany slow roasted turkey, and brown butter and delicata squash are paired with soft gnocchi on Chef Ben Pflaumer’s Pre Fixe Thanksgiving Menu . Additionally, Pastry Chef Tova Hillman will offer a pop-up Thanksgiving Pasticceria featuring a menu of handmade holiday pies and desserts to go. Dishes such as a Pumpkin Pie with Gingerbread Crust and Brown Butter Apple Pie with Cinnamon Brown Sugar Crust are excellent accompaniments to a home-cooked meal. Orders can be made available for pick up at Osteria Morini DC from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 20 - November 24 or delivered prior to November 23.
Blue Duck Tavern will offer “brunch into dinner” service from 12 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Guests opting for the Thanksgiving, three-course holiday meal can enjoy a bountiful selection of starters served at the table family-style. Starters include a Chilled Seafood platter with Maine Lobster, East Coast oysters, pink prawns, a local cheese & house charcuterie selection , and salad. Choice of entrees include Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes with celery, peppers and spiced Old Bay aioli; Amish Farm Turkey with slow cooked breast and confit legs, cranberry gravy and bread dumpling and more, served with family style sides including potato puree, oven roasted butternut squash. Seasonal desserts created by Pastry Chef Erin Reed will be available in the Pastry Pantry and are sure to be the perfect finish to the Thanksgiving feast. The holiday menu is priced at $125 per person for adults and $55 for children six years of age and up. Children under six years of age are complimentary.
Enjoy live jazz music from a piano and bass duo while savoring your holiday meal. The three course menu offers a unique twist on holiday classics, and is priced at $55 per person. Executive Chef Bryan Moscatello will be preparing a variety of starters such as Porcini Mushroom Soup with Rutabaga Tortelloni and Caramelized Scallops. For the main course, guests can opt for the Pennsylvania Turkey with typical trimmings, seafood dishes, or steak.
Other spots to consider are Bibiana for an Italian twist, BLT Steak for their famous Thanksgiving popver, American brasserie Nopa Kitchen, or City Tap Dupont/Penn Quarter for a more casual experience.