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A Dozen Places to Dine In on Thanksgiving

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America's favorite eating holiday is almost here, and why not leave this one to the professionals? DC chefs have been dreaming up creative spins on Thanksgiving classics, so without further ado, here's a Thanksgiving Day Dining Map of 12 delicious dining out options around town. Once you've made your reservation, all you have to do is find your stretchiest, most forgiving dress pants —you know, the ones with the elastic waistband.
—Adele Chapin

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Art and Soul

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415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 393-7777
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In addition to cornbread andouille sausage dressing, roasted turkey, maple ham and scallion mashed potatoes, guests at Art and Soul's Southern-flavored Thanksgiving day feast also receive coveted "leftovers" — a roasted turkey sandwich topped with sage gravy and cranberry orange sauce for the next day. Prices are $55 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 to 12, and seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

2. J&G Steakhouse

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515 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004
(202) 661-2440
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Executive chef Philippe Reininger's three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu includes choices like salmon with a sweet chili glaze and swiss chard, roasted turkey with mushroom-chestnut stuffing, and spiced pear chewy caramel with vanilla sherbet. The meal clocks in at $49 per person and is available from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.

3. The Federalist

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1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 587-2629
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If you have four or more in your party, you can take advantage of The Federalist's family style, $65 per person Turkey Day meal with shareable portions of dishes like roasted kabocha squash soup with duck confit, turkey with cranberry-vanilla relish and pumpkin custard with pumpkin seed brittle and ginger biscotti. Or choose the a three-course prix fixe menu with the same dishes, priced at $65 per person and $35 for children under age 12. The Thanksgiving meal is available from 11:30 a.m. till the last reservation at 8 p.m.

4. 2941 Restaurant

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2941 Fairview Park Dr
West Falls Church, VA 22042
(703) 270-1500
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Falls Church's 2941 Restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu, priced at $65 per person for meat lovers and $48 per person for vegetarians. Both groups can agree on executive chef Bertrand Chemel's chestnut ravioli, sweet potato beignets and butternut squash veloute. The menu is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and children eat for $25.

5. BLT Steak

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1625 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 689-8999
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BLT Steak is opening on Thanksgiving for the first time this year. Chef John Mathieson is making such dishes as roasted turkey with chestnut sausage stuffing and rosemary gravy, and an aged prime rib with caramelized onion bread pudding. The menu is available as a prix-fixe tasting at $68 per person or a la carte.

6. Farmers Fishers Bakers

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3000 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 298-8783
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From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., the brand new Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown will serve a three-course Thanksgiving day menu. Besides turkey, choose from down-home items like skillet cornbread, fried chicken with cream gravy, and Dutch apple caramel pie. The meal is priced at $35 per person and $20 for children under age 12.

7. Georgia Brown's

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950 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 393-4499
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Georgia Brown's puts its Low Country spin on Thanksgiving with a three-course meal priced at $40 per person and $18 for children under age 10. Not in the mood for turkey? Choices range from vegetarian black-eyed pea cakes to prime rib to pan-fried trout.

8. Hill Country Barbecue Market

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410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 556-2050
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Thanksgiving goes honky tonk at Hill Country's "All You Can Eat" supper on November 22, with dishes like pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, Texas toast stuffing and cornbread with ancho-honey butter. The meal will be served from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will cost $35 per person and $15 for children 10 and under. Walk-ins are welcome, and the restaurant is even hosting a Thanksgiving bar menu with HC's signature leftover turkey sandwiches for those who want to watch the UT vs. TCU football game on Hill Country's big screen.

9. Al Dente

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3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Ste E
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 244-2223
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Yes, there is turkey on Al Dente's "Italian Style" Thanksgiving menu. It's just served scallopini style and covered in mushroom tomato sauce and mozzarella. The four course meal includes a pasta course and entree, as well as desserts like pumpkin tiramisu. If everyone at the table orders the family style Thanksgiving dinner, it is priced at $39.95 per person and $12 for children under age 10.

10. Blue Duck Tavern

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1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037
(202) 419-6755
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The three-course Thanksgiving menu by Blue Duck Tavern chefs Sebastien Archambault and John Melfi puts a gourmet twist on classic American favorites like pumpkin ravioli, turkey legs with Virginia riesling gravy, and milk chocolate caramel mousse. The meal runs $95 per person and $42.50 for children between the ages of six and 12. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs to 9 p.m.

11. Bourbon Steak Washington DC

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2800 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 944-2026
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There's something for everyone on the $90 per person Thanksgiving menu at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown, with everything from roasted Hudson Valley foie gras apps to venison torte to pumpkin pie in a jar. The menu will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

12. Lyon Hall

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3100 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 741-7636
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Clarendon's Lyon Hall is open for the first time ever for Thanksgiving, and will serve up a three course-feast for $35 per person. Traditional and non-traditional options include pumpkin salad, seared scallops with brussels sprouts and bacon, and bavarian apple cheesecake. This menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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1. Art and Soul

415 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001
In addition to cornbread andouille sausage dressing, roasted turkey, maple ham and scallion mashed potatoes, guests at Art and Soul's Southern-flavored Thanksgiving day feast also receive coveted "leftovers" — a roasted turkey sandwich topped with sage gravy and cranberry orange sauce for the next day. Prices are $55 for adults and $25 for children ages 6 to 12, and seatings are available from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
415 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

2. J&G Steakhouse

515 15th Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20004
Executive chef Philippe Reininger's three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving menu includes choices like salmon with a sweet chili glaze and swiss chard, roasted turkey with mushroom-chestnut stuffing, and spiced pear chewy caramel with vanilla sherbet. The meal clocks in at $49 per person and is available from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving day.
515 15th Street NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20004

3. The Federalist

1177 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
If you have four or more in your party, you can take advantage of The Federalist's family style, $65 per person Turkey Day meal with shareable portions of dishes like roasted kabocha squash soup with duck confit, turkey with cranberry-vanilla relish and pumpkin custard with pumpkin seed brittle and ginger biscotti. Or choose the a three-course prix fixe menu with the same dishes, priced at $65 per person and $35 for children under age 12. The Thanksgiving meal is available from 11:30 a.m. till the last reservation at 8 p.m.
1177 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

4. 2941 Restaurant

2941 Fairview Park Dr, West Falls Church, VA 22042
Falls Church's 2941 Restaurant offers a three-course prix fixe menu, priced at $65 per person for meat lovers and $48 per person for vegetarians. Both groups can agree on executive chef Bertrand Chemel's chestnut ravioli, sweet potato beignets and butternut squash veloute. The menu is available from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and children eat for $25.
2941 Fairview Park Dr
West Falls Church, VA 22042

5. BLT Steak

1625 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006
BLT Steak is opening on Thanksgiving for the first time this year. Chef John Mathieson is making such dishes as roasted turkey with chestnut sausage stuffing and rosemary gravy, and an aged prime rib with caramelized onion bread pudding. The menu is available as a prix-fixe tasting at $68 per person or a la carte.
1625 I St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

6. Farmers Fishers Bakers

3000 K St NW, Washington, DC 20007
From 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., the brand new Farmers Fishers Bakers in Georgetown will serve a three-course Thanksgiving day menu. Besides turkey, choose from down-home items like skillet cornbread, fried chicken with cream gravy, and Dutch apple caramel pie. The meal is priced at $35 per person and $20 for children under age 12.
3000 K St NW
Washington, DC 20007

7. Georgia Brown's

950 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20005
Georgia Brown's puts its Low Country spin on Thanksgiving with a three-course meal priced at $40 per person and $18 for children under age 10. Not in the mood for turkey? Choices range from vegetarian black-eyed pea cakes to prime rib to pan-fried trout.
950 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

8. Hill Country Barbecue Market

410 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Thanksgiving goes honky tonk at Hill Country's "All You Can Eat" supper on November 22, with dishes like pit-smoked turkey with pan gravy, Texas toast stuffing and cornbread with ancho-honey butter. The meal will be served from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. and will cost $35 per person and $15 for children 10 and under. Walk-ins are welcome, and the restaurant is even hosting a Thanksgiving bar menu with HC's signature leftover turkey sandwiches for those who want to watch the UT vs. TCU football game on Hill Country's big screen.
410 7th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

9. Al Dente

3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Ste E, Washington, DC 20016
Yes, there is turkey on Al Dente's "Italian Style" Thanksgiving menu. It's just served scallopini style and covered in mushroom tomato sauce and mozzarella. The four course meal includes a pasta course and entree, as well as desserts like pumpkin tiramisu. If everyone at the table orders the family style Thanksgiving dinner, it is priced at $39.95 per person and $12 for children under age 10.
3201 New Mexico Ave NW, Ste E
Washington, DC 20016

10. Blue Duck Tavern

1201 24th St NW, Washington, DC 20037
The three-course Thanksgiving menu by Blue Duck Tavern chefs Sebastien Archambault and John Melfi puts a gourmet twist on classic American favorites like pumpkin ravioli, turkey legs with Virginia riesling gravy, and milk chocolate caramel mousse. The meal runs $95 per person and $42.50 for children between the ages of six and 12. Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m. and runs to 9 p.m.
1201 24th St NW
Washington, DC 20037

11. Bourbon Steak Washington DC

2800 Pennsylvania Ave, Washington, DC 20007
There's something for everyone on the $90 per person Thanksgiving menu at Bourbon Steak in Georgetown, with everything from roasted Hudson Valley foie gras apps to venison torte to pumpkin pie in a jar. The menu will be available from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.
2800 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20007

12. Lyon Hall

3100 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201
Clarendon's Lyon Hall is open for the first time ever for Thanksgiving, and will serve up a three course-feast for $35 per person. Traditional and non-traditional options include pumpkin salad, seared scallops with brussels sprouts and bacon, and bavarian apple cheesecake. This menu will be available from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
3100 Washington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201

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