Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Here are some options for anyone wishing to dine out, or to take home a fully prepared Thanksgiving meal. There are lots of choices, including several three-course prix-fixe meals at many local restaurants.
Et Voila on MacArthur Boulevard is hosting its annual pre-Thanksgiving “Stretch Your Belly” party on Wednesday, November 25, from 5 to 10 pm. Mussels diablo with lobster cream and Belgian fries, or coq au vin with pasta, and a glass of wine will be offered for $29.95.
On Thanksgiving Day, Blue Duck Tavern will offer its “brunch into dinner” three-course meal, priced at $110 ($55 for children), from 11 am to 8:30 pm.
Thanksgiving Day specials at the Majestic Cafe in Old Town Alexandria, available in addition to the regular a la carte menu, feature classic dishes with a Southern twist. Specials include cranberry-Bourbon glazed ham and cranberry Grand-Marnier compote along with smoked turkey breast. The Majestic will be serving from 2 to 9 pm on Thursday, November 26.
1789 Restaurant in Georgetown will showcase a classic three-course Thanksgiving dinner in addition to its seasonal a la carte menu on Thursday, November 26 from noon to 9 p.m. Priced at $55 per person dinner includes a choice of soup or salad, turkey with the trimmings and a dessert. A la carte dishes are priced from $14 to $47.
La Tomate on Connecticut Avenue just above Dupont circle, is celebrating its 28th year in business by offering a special three-course $28 Thanksgiving meal. Dinner includes a Tuscan tomato-based soup or a salad of mixed greens, dried fruits and grated ricotta salata cheese, followed by roast turkey with all the trimmings. Dessert is a choice of pumpkin pie or cheesecake. A glass of wine can be substituted for the appetizer or dessert.
For something a bit different, try The Bombay Club, Rasika West End or Rasika Penn Quarter for a variety of Thanksgiving Day Indian influenced turkey specials in addition to the full a la carte menu in all three restaurants.
Chef/owner David Guas of Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & Eatery in Arlington and on Pennsylvania Avenue SE can fill your kitchen with an array of Louisiana-style fixings with pies, such as classic pecan, sweet potato, apple crumble and Bourbon chocolate chip. Chef Guas will donate one pie for ever dozen sold to local hunger relief. Savory sides, such as braised collards, dirty rice, mac-n-cheese, buttermilk biscuits, are also available starting at $12. To order, call 703-243-2410 (Arlington) or 202-664-5307 (DC) by Monday, November 23. Final pick-up is Wednesday, November 25.
Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab in downtown Washington is also offering its pies to-go for the holiday. Included are pumpkin chiffon, old fashioned apple, key lime and sweet potato pie laced with Jack Daniels and topped with caramelized pecans. Orders must be placed 24 hours in advance. (202-489-0140)
Cork Market will make up cheese and charcuterie platters as well as dinner items such as roasted Brussels sprouts, cornbread and sausage stuffing, sweet potato puree, roasted cauliflower, wild mushroom Israeli couscous, and buttermilk biscuits to go. Orders must be placed by November 23. Call 202-265-2674. Pick-up is on Wednesday or Thursday, or items can be delivered in a limited delivery area.