Washington, DC is a great place to celebrate Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is mainly an American holiday, and there’s no better place to appreciate it than our Nation's Capitol. You may even be in the area if you’re celebrating it by visiting Virginia, where the first Thanksgiving was held. If that’s the case, be sure to take a detour to our nation’s capital and enjoy your holiday dinner close to where it all began. Several restaurants are open for dine-in and take-out on November 24, so find out where you can take a bite of some turkey while seeing the sights in this great American city. If you are looking for a great Thanksgiving dinner in Washington, DC, here are some fantastic choices to enjoy a delicious holiday meal.
Thanksgiving Meals in Washington, DC.
Brio Italian Grille
Brio Italian Grille is open on Thanksgiving Day and serves a special Turkey Day menu from 10:30 a.m. To 8 p.m. A limited menu of the restaurant’s Italian classics is available as well. Thanksgiving Packages To Go are available hot or cold with pans priced at $105 (a small pan feeds up to three people) and $192 (a large pan feeds up to six people). Meals include sliced turkey, gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, cranberry sauce, focaccia bread, seasonal vegetables and pumpkin pie. Details can be found here.
Alexandria Restaurant Partners
Alexandria Restaurant Partners offers the perfect solution for those that want a full Thanksgiving meal but don’t want the hassle of cooking. The special holiday meal is priced at $199 and includes a 20-22 pound turkey, sides (Brioche Stuffing, Praline Baked Sweet Potatoes, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green Bean Almondine and House Made Cranberry Sauce) and a dessert (Pumpkin or Pecan Pie). The meal feeds up to 12 people and is available for pick-up on Wednesday, November 23, at Vola’s Dockside Grill. Orders can be placed here.
Theismann’s is open for Thanksgiving from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with a special menu for Thanksgiving. Starters include BBQ Oysters, Crab Stuffing Fritters and Hot Beer Cheese. Featured soups and salads are Butternut Squash & Apple Soup and Greens & Feta Salad. For main courses, choose from options such as Braised Pork Shank, 45-Day Aged Filet Mignon, Pan Roasted Salmon and Sweet Potato Gnocchi. Sides are an additional $7 each and include Brioche Stuffing, Garlic Buttermilk Mash, Praline Sweet Potato Casserole, Garlic Green Beans, Crispy Smashed Garlic-Parmesan Potatoes and Grilled Asparagus. Our desserts are sure to delight everyone at your table, with choices like Classic Pumpkin Pie, Warm Apple Crumble and Double Chocolate Cake. Kid’s meals are also available. Reservations can be made here.
Volà’s Dockside offers a Thanksgiving feast for the whole family! From starters like Stuffed Cherrystone Clams to entrees like Roasted Turkey, there is something for everyone on the menu. Don’t forget to save room for dessert, with options like Apple Cobbler. With a three-course prix fixe meal for $49 and a kids menu for $29, it’s easy to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at Volà’s Dockside. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, and reservations can be made here.
Dovetail Bar & Restaurant
The best place to experience some local flavor this Thanksgiving is at Dovetail Bar & Restaurant. This Logan Circle restaurant located inside the Viceroy Hotel blends all of your favorite American flavors to create a casual, nationwide meal under one roof. You can continue to taste the best of the country this Thanksgiving with its three-course prix fixe menu. Its carved heritage turkey breast comes from North Carolina, but you can also have a taste of local flavors such as Maryland filet mignon and seafood like a peeky-toe crab and sea urchin appetizer. Top your meal off with pumpkin appetizers and desserts to create the perfect American fall feast. Prices for this dinner start at $79.
Buca di Beppo
Buca di Beppo is open on Thanksgiving Day and serves a special Turkey Day menu from 10:30 a.m. To 8 p.m. A limited menu of the restaurant’s Italian classics is available as well. Thanksgiving Packages To Go are available hot or cold for pick up November 21-23 (cold) and November 23-24 (hot). Meals include sliced turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, Italian sausage stuffing, vegetables, cranberry sauce, bread and butter, and pumpkin pie. Small pans feed three for $105, and large pans feed six for $192. Catering packages are also available. Details can be found here.
This Thanksgiving, enjoy a festive meal at BARCA with a delightful waterfront setting. Choose from the menu’s Mediterranean-inspired dishes, and celebrate the holiday with exclusive offerings like Turkey Kofte–mint, cranberry chutney, cinnamon and garlic yogurt ($15), and Honeynut Squash Romesco with olive oil and quinoa crunch served with warm bread ($14). Reservations can be made here.
If you’re looking for a Thanksgiving feast with a view, Ada’s is the perfect spot. The restaurant’s three-course Thanksgiving meal includes options like seared scallops, smoked turkey breast roulade, and maple-pecan cheesecake. The restaurant has panoramic views of the Potomac River, making it the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. The Thanksgiving feast is priced at $69 per adult and $29 per child, and Ada’s is open from noon to 9 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Reservations can be made here.
Thanksgiving dinner at The Majestic is a four-course delight. The restaurant is open from noon to 9 p.m., and the holiday meal is priced at $69 per person for adults with a three-course option for kids priced at $29 each. Start your meal with the Thanksgiving Relish Tray before enjoying your choice of soup or salad. Main courses include options like the Seared Halibut or Rotisserie Turkey (each main course comes with shareable sides for the table). End your meal with Pumpkin Cheesecake or Pecan Pie for a sweet finish. Reservations can be made here.
After you take a tour of the White House, stop into La Bise, just steps away. This French restaurant is located in the heart of the city, and it’s serving up Thanksgiving dinner this year with just the right amount of style. Its heritage turkey roulade is served with elevated sides such as sage stuffing and cranberry gelée, but you can also enjoy a fish entree such as branzino or salmon en croûte. You can also begin your meal with the tastes of France thanks to appetizers such as gingered butternut squash velouté or roasted heirloom beets. Prices for this dinner start at $80.
Teddy & The Bully Bar
If you want a Thanksgiving dinner fit for the president himself, take your family to Teddy & The Bully Bar. This restaurant in downtown Dupont Circle is centered on everything Theodore Roosevelt from the old-fashioned decor to some of his favorite American comfort food on the menu. You’ll continue to find some of these staples this Thanksgiving with its signature holiday feast the whole family can enjoy. The highlight of the menu is its traditional Leaping Waters Farms roasted turkey with classic gravy and cranberry sauce. You can also pair it with local vegetables prepared any way you like or their house-special cornbread and mac and cheese to create authentic country flavors. Prices for this dinner start at $72.
If you want a blend of American flavors and tastes from around the world, host your Thanksgiving dinner at Michele’s. This restaurant is located inside Eaton Hotel near Mt. Vernon Square, and it loves to combine the tastes of the South with classic French cooking styles. This Thanksgiving, you’ll find an elevated menu waiting for you to add some class to your holiday feast. You have the option of enjoying a traditional herb-roasted heritage turkey or tasting some New Orleans favorites like crawfish linguine for your main course. The South is alive on this menu, with appetizers like jumbo lump crab cakes or Parisian gnocchi waiting to join your holiday feast. Prices for this dinner start at $85.
Another restaurant you can add to your tour itinerary of Washington D.C. is L’Ardente. This Italian restaurant is located near the Smithsonian, allowing you to continue your world tour in one area. While you can enjoy a traditional pasta feast when you step inside, it’s also serving Thanksgiving favorites for the holiday this year. Turkey roulade is the main course on the menu, served with garlic-herb butter, sage-mushroom stuffing and cranberry-orange relish to blend all of your favorite flavors into one dish. You’ll also find a dessert buffet waiting to serve the best of fall as a finishing touch with dishes such as chestnut mousse and pumpkin panna cotta. Prices for this dinner start at $95.
If you’re staying in the Hay-Adams Hotel in downtown Washington D.C. this year for Thanksgiving, you won’t have to leave to enjoy your holiday dinner. The hotel’s upscale American restaurant, The Lafayette, is serving a Thanksgiving brunch this year to give your elevated meal the perfect view of Lafayette Park from above. Its carved whole turkey comes with all of your favorite holiday sides, such as gravy, stuffing, cornbread and more. You’ll also find several different stations to pair your bird with a variety of flavors, whether it’s Atlantic seafood at the hot station or smoked meats from the charcuterie display. Prices for this dinner start at $160.