As autumn leaves gently fall, the heart warms up to the festivity of Thanksgiving. This year, Washington DC, is hosting a plethora of culinary delights to make your Thanksgiving memorable. Here’s a curated list of venues to consider for a hearty Thanksgiving meal, arranged in alphabetical order:
Annabelle: Offering a special $85 three-course, prix fixe menu by Executive Chef Frank Ruta at 2132 Florida Ave., NW, 20008. Highlights include locally inspired dishes that tell the story of the growers and producers.
Ballet West at the Kennedy Center (Nov 22 to 26): Experience the historic Nutcracker to kickstart the festive season.
Bidwell at Union Market: Sustainable Thanksgiving Dinner on Nov 23, 2:00 PM-7:00 PM at $65 per person (kids under 12, $30), featuring slow-roasted, all-natural turkey and aeroponic rooftop greens.
Blue Duck Tavern at Park Hyatt: Farm-fresh Thanksgiving options at 24th and M Streets, NW, 20037, with pricing at $155 per adult and $55 per child. Menu highlights include Roasted Hubbard Squash Soup, Cider-Brined Turkey, and seasonal desserts like Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Bar Ivy: (Arlington, Virginia) Family-Style Thanksgiving Dinners to-go curated by Chef/Owner Nathan Beauchamp at $225, serving 4.
Bistro Du Jour: Wholesome feast at $39 for adults and $19.50 for children at Capitol Hill and The Wharf locations, featuring roasted turkey breast, dauphinoise potatoes, and apple crumble pie.
The Bombay Club: Exotic Thanksgiving additions with a prix fixe menu at $60 per person at 815 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20006, offering dishes like Turkey Tikka and Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Carmine’s: Elaborate $325 feast serving six to eight people, with an eighteen-pound turkey and a spread of hearty vegetables and pies.
Conrad DC: Buffet-style brunch at $139/pp with alcohol, $109/pp without, and $50 for children. Estuary offers a three-course meal at $130/pp and $190/pp with wine pairing, spotlighting Buttermilk Brined Turkey and Dry Aged Ribeye.
Cranes: Chef Pepe Moncayo’s special menu at $150 for two people, offering dishes like Crispy Roast Suckling Pig and Braised Lamb Shank “Santi Santamaria.”
DCity Smokehouse: Thanksgiving options include the ‘A Whole Gobble’ Cajun turkey for $200, various side dishes, and meal packages like ‘Take a Break, Mom!’ for $410, serving 15-20, and ‘Trust Me, I Cooked It Myself’ for $530, serving 20-25 with 4 pounds of BBQ brisket or pulled pork; plus, enjoy new Daiquiri flavors on Thanksgiving with prices ranging from $13 to $80.
Gatsby: (Navy Yard) Old-school glamour dinner available from 12–8 PM.
ilili DC: Lebanese twist to traditional classics at $98/pp for adults and $50/pp for children. (Nationwide delivery)
Lapis: Afghan-inspired Dinner from Nov 17-22 at $45, featuring turkey kofta with Afghan herbs and spices.
La Bise: Modern French fare at $80 per person at 800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 20006.
Little Blackbird: Seasonal specials on Nov 22-23 at 3309 Connecticut Avenue, 20008, like Stuffed Turkey Roulade with herb and pancetta stuffing.
Mi Vida: Untraditional Thanksgiving additions with happy hour from 12–8 PM.
Modena: Italian twist at $80 per person, featuring Golden Potato Gnocchi al Tartufo and Heirloom Red Bourbon Turkey Breast.
Opaline’s at Sofitel Hotel: Buffet Dinner at $128 per person and $65 for children 3-12.
Rasika: Indian-inspired Dinner curated by Chef Vikram Sunderam, featuring traditional Indian flavors with a festive twist. The three-course prix fixe menu is available at $60 per person.
Saga at the Ritz Carlton Washington DC: Three-course feast at $95. Available Thursday-Sat of Thanksgiving week, dine-in only.
Succotash: Special Pre-Fixe Menu from 12–8 PM at $75 for adults and $37.50 for kids, highlighting comforting classics like cornbread, herb-roasted turkey breast, and pumpkin cheesecake.
Sticky Fingers Diner: Vegan Thanksgiving dinners, sides, and desserts.
Truluck’s: Enjoy the classic Thanksgiving meal with seasonal specialties like Cauliflower-Brown Butter Soup, Herb Roasted Turkey, and Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake. And, of course, in iconic Truluck’s fashion, you can complement your meal with Florida Stone Crab claws.
Xiquet: First-ever Thanksgiving holiday menu at $250 per person with optional wine pairings.
Washington, DC, is undoubtedly the place for a culinary expedition this Thanksgiving, blending traditional and modern takes on the festive meal. Whether you dine in, take out, or explore the city’s cultural offerings, the spirit of Thanksgiving is served generously across the nation’s capital.