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Procrastinators, Rejoice: Last-Minute Thanksgiving Reservations

Where to nab a table for 4 on Turkey Day

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Tierney Plumb is the editor of Eater DC, covering all things food and drink around the nation's capital.

For those on the ball who have already scored a prime seat to dine out (or get carryout) for Thanksgiving, this holiday guide is not for you.

But for all those procrastinators who might have last-minute guests coming to town and don’t want to cook — or have simply forgotten to book something until now — here are some spots to lock down ASAP.

A quick search on Open Table shows there’s currently more than 100 D.C. restaurants with a four-top availability at 2 p.m. or later Thursday, November 23. Here are some of the best bets, in alphabetical order:

14K Restaurant & Lounge

Alba Osteria

Ardeo + Bardeo

Art and Soul

Avenue Grill

Beacon Bar and Grille



Bistro Bis

Bistro Bistro

Bistro Cacao

BLT Prime by David Burke

Brasserie Beck

Cafe Deluxe - West End

Cafe of India

Cafe Milano


Central by Michel Richard

Charlie Palmer Steak

City Tap House - Penn Quarter, Dupont

Clyde’s - Chevy Chase, Gallery Place

Darlington House

DeCarlo’s Restaurant

Degrees Bistro at The Ritz-Carlton, Georgetown

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House

Dino's Grotto

Dirty Habit


Finn & Porter

Fire & Sage



Hill Country Barbecue Market


J. Paul's - Georgetown


Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab

Kingbird at The Watergate Hotel

La Taberna del Alabardero

La Tomate


Madrid Spanish Tapas

Maggiano's - Chevy Chase


Mastro's Steakhouse

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood



Morrison-Clark Restaurant

Morton's The Steakhouse - Downtown, Georgetown


Nage Restaurant

Nazca Mochica

Nopa Kitchen + Bar

Oceanaire Seafood Room

Ottoman Taverna

P.J. Clarke's

Pasha's Kitchen

Pinea at W Hotel

Ping Pong Dim Sum

Pinstripes - Georgetown

Rare Steakhouse

Ri Ra Irish Pub - Georgetown

Rosa Mexicano

Ruth's Chris Steak House

Sette Osteria


Soi 38

Station 4

Succotash - Penn Quarter

Taj of India

Tavern at Rare

Teddy & The Bully Bar


The Capital Grille - Chevy Chase

The Grill Room

The Oval Room

The Palm - DC

The Smith – Penn Quarter

The St. Regis Restaurant

The Tavern at the Henley Park

Tony & Joe's Seafood Place

Trio Bistro

Woodward Table