Thanksgiving is a time for celebrating with family and friends while taking in all that we are grateful for…like not having to do the dishes! If you are thinking of going out this year, here are some fabulous options:
1789 in Georgetown will be featuring delicious options on their seasonal a la carte menu including oyster and applewood-smoked bacon gratin with braised salsify, aged Gruyere and brioche croutons; sweet potato gnocchi with toasted walnuts and much more. There will also be a 3-course menu at $50 if you prefer. Thanksgiving hours will be 12:00 Noon until 9:00pm. Call 202.965.1789 for reservations or visit their website for more information.
Buddha Bar will have its famous Peking-Style Peking Duck Dinner in addition to its regular menu. Call 202.377.5555 for reservations or visit their site.
BGR (The Burger Joint) has a bit more casual fare including their Thanksgiving on a Bun; a turkey burger topped with cranberry sauce, turkey gravy, and cornbread stuffing. Delicious, right? Made better only by pairing it with their Pumpkin Pie Shake. BGR has locations in Old Town Alexandria, Arlington and Dupont Circle.
Darlington House in Dupont Circle will be offering a 3-course Thanksgiving Dinner with a Prosecco toast for $40 per person. A kid’s version will be available for $20. For reservations call 202.332.3722
Bibiana has a 3-course menu for $45. Beautiful items like Juniper crusted Heritage Turkey, Butternut Squash Tortellini, and Apple Financier. For Reservations call 202.216.9550 or visit their site.
The Bombay Club will see the return of Chef Nilesh Singhvi’s Tandoori Turkey; boneless chunks of white meat, marinated with yogurt, ginger, garlic and fenugreek leaves. The Thanksgiving turkey is offered on Thanksgiving Day 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for dinner from 5:30 PM to
10:00 PM. Call 202.659.3727 for reservations.
Cleveland Park’s Ardeo+Bardeo will complete their extensive renovations just in time for their annual Thanksgiving Feast! This 3-course meal, priced at $45 per person, includes traditional favorites like Hearth Oven Roasted Turkey with chestnut and sage stuffing, mashed potatoes and dried cranberry gravy as well as autumn harvest specialties like Smoked Tea Crusted Domestic Lamb Loin Carpaccio and Roasted Scottish Salmon with sunchoke and butternut squash hash. For reservations call 202.244.6750
Commonwealth Gastropub in Columbia Heights will offer a family-style Thanksgiving roast from 1 p.m.-8 p.m. for $35 per person. Dishes include roast turkey with cranberry sauce, roast beef with shallot au jus, and sides such as winter squash gratin, collard greens, and stuffing. For reservations call 202.265.1400 or visit their site.
**Pricing quoted do not include beverages, tax nor gratuity. Contact each individual establishment for precise details.
Now, if you would like to entertain in your home but want serve your favorite restaurant dishes, we have something for you, too. Many area restaurants will make large portions of Thanksgiving favorites that you can take home to heat and serve. Here a just a few examples:
RIS in the West End will be making side items by the quart to be picked up the Wednesday before our wonderful, gastronomic, national holiday. Your favorite holiday side items will be available in quart-size containers. Exact items will be determined in the first few weeks of November…once Chef sees what the farmers have to offer at the market. For details call 202.730.2500 or visit their website.
The Washington, DC locations of Ruth’s Chris Steak House will also offer large sizes of some of their famous side dishes. Select from Broccoli au Gratin, Sweet Potato Casserole, Bread Pudding with Whiskey Cream Sauce or their famous Creamed Spinach. Call ahead for orders to be picked up on Wednesday the 24th Dupont Circle 202.797.0033 or 9th Street 202.393.4488