WASHINGTON - Thanksgiving might be all about turkey and stuffing for some people, but for others planning a menu and hosting is a source of major stress. To alleviate the holiday jitters, consider taking your family out to dinner.
At least 13 restaurants are offering Thanksgiving dining options in the D.C. area, reports Zagat.
Check out the list below:
- Al Dente will offer four-course family style feasts including two pastas, three entrees and two desserts. Call 202-244-2223 for more information.
- Art and Soul is serving up Thanksgiving with a southern twist. Cornbread and andouille sausage accompany turkey and prime rib. Don't forget to take home their "leftover" turkey sandwich with cranberry sauce and gravy. Call 202-393-7777 for more information.
- BLT Steak will feature new takes on holiday classics. Call 202-689-8999 for more information.
- Blue Duck Tavern goes buffet style with a variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts that showcase produce from regional farms. Call 202-419-6755 for more information.
- Brasserie Beck gives Thanksgiving a Belgium flavor with plates like pumpkin risotto with foie gras. Don't forget to try the mussels with bacon and truffle cream. Call 202-408-1717 for more information.
- Pasta or turkey? At Carmine's, you don't have to choose. Check out the Thanksgiving feast that feeds 8 people for $225 or order from their regular Italian menu. Call 202-737-7770 for more information.
- Farmers, Fishers, Bakers in Washington Habour and Founding Farmers in D.C. and Montgomery County offer farmhouse favorites and three-course menus with a holiday flare. Check the websites for more information.
- Fiola has a three-course menu complete with Tuscan-style leg of lamb and Italian-inspired desserts. Call 202-628-2888 for more information.
- Inn at Little Washington showcases its Virginia roots. A traditional holiday meal with all the trimmings is $188. Call 540-675-3800 for more information.
- Lyon Hall in Clarendon offers a Thanksgiving menu featuring pumpkin salad, onion soup and potato gnocchi. Call 703-741-7636 for more information.
- For something a little different, try an Indian-inspired dinner. Turkey gets the mussalam treatment with a spiced, minced stuffing and crispy Brussels sprouts at Rasika and Rasika West End. Call 703-741-7636 for more information.
- The folks over at Woodward Table, Bistro Bis and Vidalia will keep all three restaurants open Thursday and will offer an a la carte menu that includes all your Thanksgiving favorites. Check the website for more information.
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