I know this post is a little late and that many of you have probably already made plans for Thanksgiving, but I guess this is better late than never. This year, not as many restaurants are open on Thanksgiving day, but there's still a pretty decent list of choices. Once again, please do me a favor and call before you go, because I could've screwed up some of the details in this post. Here are the places that I'd go to, although since I'm out of town this year with family, you probably wont find me at any of these places.
Washington Circle Hotel, One Washington Circle. (202) 293-5390
Open noon till 5 PM. 3 course menu for $40 per person. Children 8 years and under are $20.
1201 K St NW. (202) 589-0699
3-course, prix-fixe, holiday menu will be offered from 3 - 9pm. $40.00 per person.
Old Ebbitt Grill
675 15th Street, NW. (202) 347-4801
If there's a favorite place of mine to take family from out of town for dinner, it's Old Ebbitt Grill.
1739 N Street NW. (202) 833-2668
Four-course prix-fixe menu can be found here.
Here is the full list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving.This year, I only included restaurants that had some information about their menu available online. If you own or work for a restaurant that is not listed here, feel free to leave a comment with the details. Also, there is a more extensive list of all the restaurants that are open on OpenTable.
1515 Rhode Island Ave. NW. (202) 742-0015
Prix-fixe menu at $ 43.00 per person. Thanksgiving menu will be served from noon - 7:30pm.
701 Pennsylvania Ave NW. (202) 393-0701
3-course prix-fixe menu including lobster creme brulee, butternut risotto, roast turkey, prime rib, and pumpkin bread pudding, will be offered for $35 per person
Ardeo / Bardeo
3309 Connecticut Avenue NW. (202) 244-6750.
A 3-course, prix fixe dinner will be served for $34.95 per person.
3251 Prospect Street, NW. (202) 333-6183
Complete menu available on Cafe Milano's web site. $55 per person.
2030 M Street NW. (202) 872-8700
Serving a yearly southern-style buffet. They will be open from 1:00pm to 7:30pm.
3100 South Street NW. (202) 912-4110
A four-course prix-fixe menu including Roast Pumpkin Soup with Foie Gras Dumpling, Roast Prawns with Crispy Red Lentils and Ancho Chile Vinaigrette, Roast Organic Turkey or Venison Loin with Chestnuts and Sweet Potato Croquettes and an array of Fall harvest desserts will be served for $75 per person, $30 for children 12 and under. $130 per person for four courses including sommeliers wine selection, exclusive of tax and gratuity. Open from noon - 7:00pm.
707 G Street, NW. (202) 333-BLEU
Four-course, Thanksgiving meal with a French/Indian flare featuring Tandoori Turducken (YUM!) and spiced pumpkin cheesecake. If I'd eaten at IndeBlue before (and liked it) I'd probably have listed this up top because their menu sounds sooo good. Full menu can be found here. $75 per person. $40 for children 12 and under.
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. (202) 628-9100.
Five-course Thanksgiving meal. Menus for lunch and dinner can be found here.
Dinner: $89/adult, $45/children. 5 PM to 9 PM
Lunch: $55/adult, $45/children. 11:30 AM to 2 PM.
Ritz-Carlton, 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, VA (703) 506-4300.
Thanksgiving buffet available for $79 per adult and $34 per child under 10. Open 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM and 4 PM to 7 PM.