So, you couldn’t go home for Thanksgiving. Or maybe you’re just not one to cook dinner at home. Well, don’t despair.
Instead of sitting on your couch feeling sorry for yourself, gather some company and head to one of these five restaurants for a Thanksgiving meal that will rival anything cooked at home. You’ll be able to eat to your heart’s content (and in style, to boot!) without any of the hard labor. Here are the best Thanksgiving options in Washington, D.C.!
1601 14th St. NW | Washington, D.C., 20009
Usually an upscale French restaurant, Le Diplomate transforms itself into a quaint, homey space for a classic Thanksgiving dinner. Le Diplomate will be serving a full Thanksgiving meal all day on Thursday, November 23. Along with a pre-fixed option, the restaurant will also be serving some of its signature brunch and dinner items. So, if you want to add a sophisticated French flair to your Thanksgiving dinner, this is the place for you. Not-to-miss holiday dishes include turkey thigh and confit, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and a large variety of desserts. You can find out more information on their website here
1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW | Washington, D.C., 20036
Everything about Café Dupont is elegant, and Thanksgiving dinner is no exception. If you’re looking for high-end classic American cuisine, you’ve come to the right place. The restaurant will be serving dinner on Thanksgiving Day from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. You'll pay an all-inclusive price of $55, but that gets you a three-course meal with all your traditional holiday favorites. Highlights include butternut squash soup with spicy pecans and pomegranate drizzle, maple-orange glazed ham, and -- of course -- an array of pumpkin desserts. And as a bonus, the classy restaurant and its accompanying bar are located on the bottom level of the trendy Dupont Circle Hotel, so if you wanted to make a night of it, you can get a comfortably luxurious room upstairs.
1201 24th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20037
Blue Duck Tavern is a place you should definitely take your parents to dinner
to when they come to town, but it’s also a place where you should take them to for Thanksgiving
dinner. The restaurant has prepared an All-American three-course holiday feast, starting at noon and going until 8:30 p.m. The all-inclusive meal will cost you $125 a person ($55 for kids 12 and under). You’ll find that Thanksgiving at Blue Duck Tavern will be a twist on the traditional, as instead of turkey, Maine lobster will take center stage. The restaurant will serve such dishes as crab cakes, along with turkey, ham, prime rib, and of course a variety of vegetables (butternut squash is a favorite here). You can check out the event page here
950 I St. NW Suite 501, Washington, D.C., 20001
1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C., 20004
If you’re going to truly treat yourself to some quality meat, you just can’t beat Del Frisco’s -- one of the best steakhouses out there. Basically, if you’re planning to have a meat-filled Thanksgiving dinner, this may be the option for you. The restaurant will serve a prix fixe menu on Thanksgiving ($52 per person, $24 for children), along with its full dinner menu. Del Frisco’s is all about elevated classics, and the holiday meal will feature slow-roasted turkey, apple sausage stuffing, and pecan pie.
1426 H St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20005
Woodward Table takes Thanksgiving to a whole new level. If you’re craving an old-school, Pilgrim-style dinner, you’ve come to the right place. The restaurant will be serving a holiday feast from noon to 9 p.m., complete with all your favorites -- roasted turkey, giblet gravy, Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, and apple fennel stuffing. Of course, there will also be plenty of dessert with tarts, pies, and other sweets to choose from. The full menu of Thanksgiving specials can be found here
All five of these restaurants are sure to be a classy, satisfying way to spend your Thanksgiving. Pro tip: Make a reservation, especially if your party is on the larger side.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving dinner? Let us know in the comments below!