21 DC Restaurants That Have Thanksgiving Dinner Covered

Whether you dine in or take out, give thanks for not having to cook this year.

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Gravitas Restaurant | Photo courtesy of Leading DC
Gravitas Restaurant | Photo courtesy of Leading DC

If you have epicurean dreams of cooking a Thanksgiving feast that would make even Ina Garten jealous, by all means, stop reading here. This is a story for the Thanksgiving procrastinators at heart, who’d rather do just about anything other than brine a turkey overnight.

For those folks, DC restaurants are offering Thanksgiving feasts in a la carte, pre-set, and even to-go options this year. No matter what your ideal Thanksgiving looks like, a DC restaurant has you covered so you don’t even have to think about turning on the oven. So whether you want that picture-perfect Thanksgiving spread or would rather toss tradition aside this year, check out our list of all the best restaurants providing Thanksgiving dinner in DC.

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Brabo Brasserie

Alexandria

Old Town Alexandria’s Brabo will offer an in-person or takeout family-style Thanksgiving menu from 2 to 8 pm on Thanksgiving. The three-course meal features roasted pumpkin soup, Parisienne gnocchi, and an assortment of mini tarts. The menu is $85 per person and also includes a kid-friendly menu for $45.

Available for Reservations
Maialino Mare
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Maialino Mare

Navy Yard

Famed restaurateur Danny Meyer opened his first Washington dining outpost in Navy Yard, and this year the restaurant will be open for Thanksgiving to serve a four-course menu. It’s $75 per head, and diners can select from an Italian-American-style Thanksgiving menu with popular hits, like Maialino Mare’s cacio pepe, oil-poached sea bass, and butternut squash zucca.

Available for Reservations

Dirty Habit

Chinatown

Inside the Kimpton Hotel Monaco, executive chef Edgar Escalante will be serving up a three-course Thanksgiving Day menu. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on turkey day, and the pre-fix menu is available from 11 am to 5 pm. Dishes include pumpkin soup, truffle mac ‘n cheese, and roasted herb-stuffed turkey.

Available for Reservations

Bistro Bis

Capitol Hill

James Beard award-winning Chef Jeffrey Buben and his team are serving up a Thanksgiving a la carte menu that includes heritage turkey breast with sweet potato puree and apple, fennel, and chestnut stuffing. The restaurant is also continuing its annual pie sale for $25.95 each with three flavors—lemon chess, bourbon pecan, and pumpkin spice—for pickup or delivery on Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 5 pm.
How to book: Via Tock

Money Muscle BBQ

Silver Spring

Smoking a turkey is a time-intensive process that involves careful attention to temperature. So rather than wake up early to get the smoker started, order from Silver Spring’s Money Muscle BBQ. Their to-go Thanksgiving Dinner for four is priced at $175, and includes one of three mains: BBQ smoked turkey, fried turkey, or oven-roasted ham, and all meals include Parker House rolls, Brussels sprouts, mashed potatoes, garlic string beans, cranberry sauce, brioche stuffing, gravy, and chocolate chip cookies.

Available for Delivery/Takeout

Mintwood Place

Adams Morgan

Mintwood Place has you covered with the Thanksgiving feast of your dreams. Dine-in service runs from 11 am to 6:45 pm and features a three-course, $60 per person menu that includes French favorites, like rabbit mousseline and beef bourguignon with potato puree, glazed baby vegetable, applewood smoked bacon, and crispy onions. And don’t worry, traditional turkey is also on the menu, too.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
Available for Reservations

La Famosa

Navy Yard

Chef Joancarlo Parkhurst and the team at La Famosa will offer a takeout Puerto Rican-style Thanksgiving dinner for $180. The family-style meal serves approximately six people and includes Pavochon-style turkey, roasted and seasoned with garlic, adobo, annatto, and oregano. Plus, La Famosa’s popular holiday, Coquito, is back for the holiday season. The traditional Puerto Rican cocktail is made with coconut, condensed milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, and DC’s very own Cotton & Reed rum. Large format bottles are $45 or $25 for a nonalcoholic option, plus there is a dairy-free vegan option.
How to book: Via Tock

Chef Chris Edwards is preparing a stand-out feast for his first holiday at the helm of Central Michel Richard’s kitchen. This bistro’s menu includes the traditional turkey entree, plus several classics like steak frites and Michel Richard’s classic fried chicken recipe. And save room for dessert, which includes sweet-tooth options like sweet potato cheesecake and Michel Richard’s famous “Kit Kat” chocolate bar.

Available for Reservations

Bidwell

Union Market

Bidwell is offering up a sustainable and responsibly-sourced Thanksgiving dinner. The pre-fixe menu has a slow-roasted, all-natural heritage turkey, plus greens sourced from chef John Mooney’s aeroponic rooftop. The meal finishes on a sweet note with a skillet of apple pie and vanilla bean ice cream. The menu runs $60 per person and is available from 2 to 7 pm.

Available for Reservations
1789 Restaurant
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1789 Restaurant

Georgetown

Book early enough and you may be able to secure a seat by the crackling fireplace in the main dining room at 1789. This elegant take on a Thanksgiving feast is priced at $75 per person and $35 for children under 12, and executive chef Kyoo Eom is offering a festive three-course menu with options including an autumn salad, butternut squash soup, a traditional turkey dinner with all of the fixings, Cedar River beef tenderloin, and pine nut risotto. For a sweet send-off, sample one of pastry chef Erin Garcia’s desserts, including traditional apple and pumpkin pies, plus chocolate ganache cake.

Available for Reservations

Hiraya

Downtown

Chef Paolo Dungca is serving up nostalgia from his Filipino-American roots this Thanksgiving. It all comes together with his Thanksgiving takeout meal for two. There are two meal options which offer a different type of bird—either a lechon manok kit with chicken stuffed with aromatics, lemongrass, and scallions or a roasted crown of duck and confit duck legs braised in anise and sweet soy.
How to book: Via Tock

MITA
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MITA

Union Market

For a plant-based Thanksgiving menu, look no further than MITA at La Cosecha. Chefs Miguel Guerra and Tatiana Mora have crafted a menu that blends their Latin American heritage with some of the freshest ingredients of the season. The menu, priced at $175 per head, includes a vegetable pot pie with maitake and celery root gravy; mashed potato creatine with crispy sunchokes; and a Brussels sprout casserole with kabocha squash and figs.
How to book: Via Tock

Blue Duck Tavern
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Blue Duck Tavern’s prime location inside the lobby of the Park Hyatt Hotel means it will remain open for Thanksgiving dinner whether you’re visiting or a DC local. The a la carte, three-course feast comes with a choice of an appetizer and main with sides to share, plus pumpkin cheesecake or a chocolate pecan tart for dessert.
How to book: Via Tock

Gravitas

Ivy City

This Michelin-starred restaurant is open from noon to 8 pm for a four-course Thanksgiving tasting menu from chef Matt Baker. It features holiday favorites, like turkey and stuffing, alongside new Thanksgiving-inspired dishes and family-style sides. Both indoor and outdoor dining is available, and the menu is priced at $105 per person alongside a kid-friendly menu for $35.

Available for Reservations
No Goodbyes
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No Goodbyes

Adams Morgan

Take it easy with the family this Thanksgiving and simply leave it to No Goodbyes. Chef Opie Crooks has a family-style menu at the restaurant, as well as a pickup Thanksgiving to-go kit. Choose from classics like silky sweet potato soup and turkey, or buck tradition with cast iron-roasted Chesapeake fish or roast beef. Whichever path you take, each meal comes with pastry chef Alicia Wang’s delicious pies to end the day on a sweet note.

Available for Reservations
Sababa
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Sababa

Cleveland Park

Cleveland Park’s Israeli-style restaurant serves a variety of seasonal specials, available in addition to the a la carte and salatim spreads to devour on Thanksgiving. The restaurant is open from 5 to 9 pm, when executive chef Ryan Moore will offer a menu that includes roasted turkey breast marinated in white wine with cumin and cilantro and served over Israeli couscous, or a veggie-friendly option of zucchini al Ha’esh with harissa, lemon, and basil.

Available for Reservations

TTT Mexican Diner

Arlington and Silver Spring

Both the Virginia and Maryland locations of TTT will be offering a Mexican-inspired menu for Thanksgiving. Priced at $99 for two, the to-go menu begins with two pounds of honey-glazed, bone-in turkey with turkey gravy and sides of cornbread, dessert, a bottle of pre-selected wine (red, white, or sparkling) or a to-go cocktail, like a margarita. Seasonal sides include green beans with cilantro, lime, and garlic or roasted squash empanadas with cotija cheese, chard, and esquites. Orders can be picked up the day before Thanksgiving until 6 pm.

Available for Delivery/Takeout
The Bombay Club
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At Bombay Club, executive chef Nilesh Singhvi is preparing festive specials for Thanksgiving with Indian flavors. That includes a butternut squash samosa and turkey tikka marinated in yogurt with cashews, black pepper, and mace. For dessert, The Bombay Club is serving a pumpkin cheesecake cranberry cookie. Guests can opt for all three dishes presented as a three-course, prix fixe tasting menu for $50 per person and the Thanksgiving menu is offered from noon to 8:45 pm.

Available for Reservations

Metier

Shaw

Chef Eric Ziebold and partner Célia Laurent bring laid-back elegance to a restaurant space that prides itself on serving creative and contemporary American cuisine. For Thanksgiving, Metier’s tasting room menu, turns to a more simplified Thanksgiving feast with turkey included. Reservations for this special menu are going fast and must be booked online in advance for a dining room spot for two to six guests.
How to book: Via Tock

Moon Rabbit
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Moon Rabbit

The Wharf

Kevin Tien’s buzzy, modern Vietnamese restaurant is offering a soul-satisfying menu this Thanksgiving. Moon Rabbit will offer its standard menu, but groups of families or friends can also indulge in a large format duck dinner which includes dry-aged duck breast with white pepper duck confit fried rice, Bing Bread with butter, a smashed cucumber salad, and Chinese long beans with XO beurre monte. For dessert, enjoy a delicious Japanese sweet potato pie with chantilly cream.

Available for Reservations

This historic hotel serves up a home-away-from-home feeling, perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving with family or friends. Lunch and dinner will be served in The Greenhouse from 11 am to 6 pm on Thanksgiving, and the three-course meal includes butternut squash veloute with seared scallop, an organic Path Valley farm turkey with potato gratin, mushroom stuffing, savory green beans, and bourbon gravy. Dinner starts at $108 per adult, and $48 for children under 12.

Available for Reservations
Tim Ebner is an award-winning food, drink, and travel writer. He lives on Capitol Hill and has a weakness for Old Bay Seasoning. Follow him on Twitter: @TimEbner.