How DC’s Greatest Eating places are Celebrating Thanksgiving

How DC’s Greatest Eating places are Celebrating Thanksgiving

The complete Thanksgiving unfold at Unconventional Diner is accessible for pickup and dine-in. {Photograph} courtesy of Unconventional Diner.

2Fifty Texas BBQ

4700 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park
There’s nothing like a barbecue feast for feeding a crowd, and this Salvadoran-influenced outfit smokes among the space’s greatest meat. Pre-ordered meals may be picked up from 10 AM to 4 PM on Thanksgiving on the Riverdale Park smokehouse. Brisket, lamb ribs, and entire smoked geese include trays of mac and cheese, cole slaw, candy potatoes, and fried plantains. The combos embrace sauces and pickles, and vary in worth from $80 to $320.


974 Palmer Alley, NW
Pretty Italian elements and strategies meet basic American vacation dishes on this CityCenterDC Italian eating room’s Thanksgiving takeout menu. Begin with  antipasti platters of burrata with roasted pumpkin or prosciutto with poached pears. Costs for the a la carte menu range, with an brined, ready-to-cook natural turkeys going for $9 per pound and sides for 4 like mushroom farro and pumpkin raviolini within the $37-$90 vary. Desserts comparable to pumpkin and apple crumb pies and a chocolate/ricotta tart are $50. You possibly can reserve your meal by Tock right here and choose it up Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning.

Peter Chang’s peking duck, out there for takeout at Chang Chang, may very well be your various to turkey. {Photograph} courtesy of Chang Chang.

Chang Chang

1200 nineteenth St., NW
Masterfully cooked Peking duck may be fairly a level-up from turkey, and that’s what the $148 Thanksgiving package deal from chef Peter Chang’s downtown DC restaurant buys you. Choose up your meal, which additionally contains dry pot spicy potatoes, inexperienced beans with preserved mustard greens, and shiitake mushrooms with eggplant, on Tuesday or Wednesday earlier than Thanksgiving— Chang Chang is closed on Thanksgiving day. Order by way of Tock.

The Duck and the Peach

300 Seventh St., SE
Hollis Silverman’s Capitol Hill eating room places its namesake duck apart for Thanksgiving and goes for conventional turkey, formed into za’atar-stuffed roulades. With the complete $300 package deal, choose up roulades for six, plus gravy, Brussels sprouts with candied lemon and mint, creamy garlic-dressed kale salad, cranberry bread, and extra (a sides-only package deal is $175). Order right hereand contemplate add-ons like a pumpkin-pecan-toffee cake ($55) or a liter of mulled wine ($50).


3221 Mount Nice St., NW
Not serving a giant crowd? Thanksgiving at Mount Nice’s all-day eatery entails a wealth of modestly sized take-home choices like house-made breads, herb crusted turkey breast and darkish meat (one pound for $31), sides for 2 like sourdough stuffing with mis0-roasted veggies ($19) and Comte mac’ and cheese ($22). For dessert, there are are pumpkin ($36), apple ($38), and chocolate-bourbon-pecan ($42) pies, plus the restaurant’s hit honey goat-cheese cake ($40). Order on Elle’s web site and choose up your meal on Wednesday.


1401 Okie St., NE
Should you’re eating out on Thanksgiving, you would possibly contemplate Gravitas, the place Chef Matt Baker’s workforce is serving a refined four-course feast from midday to eight:30 PM. The $125 meal begins with choices like a fig-and-arugula salad and strikes onto programs like squash agnolotti and butter-poached lobster tail. Roast turkey with mushroom-sage bread pudding is one in all three meat selections. Wine pairings and different add-ons can be found at a further value.

One of the dining rooms at the Inn at Little Washington.
A eating room on the Inn at Little Washington. {Photograph} by Scott Suchman

Inn at Little Washington

309 Center St., Washington, VA
Should you’re in search of a Thanksgiving getaway and have $348 per individual to spare, this rural gastronomic vacation spot nonetheless has reservations out there for its conventional Thanksgiving feast.


1847 Columbia Rd., NW
The workforce at this good-looking Adams Morgan spot likes to put an Afghan spin on cocktails and American vacation traditions. From November 17 by 22, Chef Shamim Popal will whip up a dine-in Thanksgiving menu of turkey kofta with roasted candy potatoes, and a dessert of pumpkin halwa, for $45 per individual.

The Ardente

200 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Reserve a seat right here for the a la carte Thanksgiving Day dinner at one in all DC’s most glamorous eating places. Specials embrace roasted Koginut squash with gorgonzola and pickled cherry ($18), a Thanksgiving feast plate that features agrodolce turkey, mushroom-sage stuffing, and gnocchi gratin ($36), and a sweet- potato mousse with toasted meringue ($14).

Auberge Chez Francois

332 Springvale Rd., Nice Falls
Thanksgiving dinner is available in two varieties at this pleasantly old school Alsatian cottage. Sit all the way down to a seven-course dinner ($122-$132) centered on a Whiffletree Farm natural turkey (seatings vary from 11 AM to six PM), or order a take-home prix fixe dinner for eight ($495) that features dessert and all the perimeters.

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Readying a desk at Le Diplomate. {Photograph} by Scott Suchman

The Diplomat

1601 14th St., NW
DC’s hit French brasserie will supply a prix fixe Thanksgiving Day menu (particulars to be decided), and entire pies might be out there for pick-up within the run-up to the vacation.


800 Connecticut Ave., NW
A French-y interpretation of the vacation is accessible at Ashok Bajaj’s jazzy fashionable bistro close to the White Home from midday to eight PM on Thursday. The three-course set meal ($80 per individual) entails dishes like ginger/honeynut-squash soup, beef tartare, heritage turkey roulade with sage stuffing and cranberry gelée, wild mushroom risotto, and boeuf bourguignon. Reserve right here.

Marcel’s by Robert Wiedmaier

2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Take dwelling an elaborate Thanksgiving meal ($320) for 4 to 6 folks from this refined French-Belgian eating room. Turkey is available in roasted roulade type or braised in pink wine, and aspect dishes embrace Robuchon potatoes, meringue-topped candy potatoes, and inexperienced bean and wild mushroom casserole. Apple-almond gâteau and honeynut-squash/gingerbread tart are a few of your dessert choices, and the meal comes with a baguette. Choose-up is the day earlier than Thanksgiving— discover particulars and reservation data right here.

Nina Might and Opal

1337 eleventh St., NW; 5534 Connecticut Ave., NW
The farm-to-table Shaw restaurant and its newer Chevy Chase sibling Opal are open Thursday from 1 to six PM, and can serve a household model menu for $75 per individual. One of the best half? Youngsters below 12 eat free. Dishes embrace Waldorf salad, sage-and-orange-brined turkey, caramelized brussels sprouts with bacon and maple-sherry gastrique, and parker home rolls with cultured chive butter. Throughout the afternoon, each eating places will even host outside oyster roasts (with sides like hush puppies and cabbage slaw) for $29 per individual.


633 D St., NW; 1190 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Among the metropolis’s extra ingenious Thanksgiving fusion choices this yr come from Ashok Bajaj’s elegant Indian spots. Rasika West Finish’s three-course dine-in prix fixe ($60 per individual) includes a Hyderabadi turkey biryani and a heat sweet-potato/pecan halwa, whereas South Indian-inspired highlights on the Penn Quarter location embrace a Brussels sprout dosa and turkey Chettinad. Each places are open for lunch and dinner on Thanksgiving Day.

Ruthie’s All Day

3411 Fifth St. S., Arlington
Arlington’s charming neighborhood cafe is meting out a spread of southern-inspired takeout choices, from a $300 package deal dinner with sufficient smoked turkey, milk bread rolls, and basic sides for eight to 10 folks to a la carte objects like smoked brisket and ribs, deviled eggs, pimento cheese, and salads.

St. Anselm

1250 Fifth St., NE
Together with its ordinary menu, Stephen Starr’s rugged Americana-inspired tavern close to Union Market will supply a set of dine-in specials like turkey, stuffing, and candy potato pie till 9 PM on Thursday.

Unconventional Diner

1207 Ninth St., NW
The trendy all-day American eatery is whipping up each takeout and dine-in choices for Thanksgiving, with choices like an autumn harvest soup, roast turkey, cornbread muffins, mushroom-sage stuffing, and pumpkin pie. Make reservations for the dine-in meal ($50 per individual) right here and pre-order your takeout meals ($90 for 2) right here for pickup Tuesday, November 21 by Thursday, November 23.


2404 Wisconsin Ave., NW
Chef Danny Lledó’s Glover Park Valencian restaurant is providing a Thanksgiving dine-in meal for the primary time, along with his ordinary seafood paella joined by fire-roasted turkey with cranberry-ginger compote, and sides like saffron biscuits and creamed spinach with manchego. Make your reservation right here for the $250-per-person dinner.

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