There are plenty of reasons to dine out on Thanksgiving. Maybe your studio apartment is too small to cook a turkey or host visitors; maybe your refrigerator’s kaput; maybe you don’t like to do dishes. Whatever your reason for needing a reservation on Thursday, here are eight places to go with room for parties of 6:
2941: If your holiday traditions include artificial lakefront views and sweet potato beignets, then wow, those are weirdly specific traditions. But hey, Bertrand Chemel’s superlative French-accented feast in Falls Church has you covered.
BLT Steak: Follow the First Lady’s lead and gather at one of her downtown favorites.
Corduroy: Tom Power’s restrained, modern American cooking is always a good choice for special occasion dining.
Taberna Del Alabardero: The perfect dining room for those who like a little opulence with their pavo asado and pan de maiz.
Bond 45: National Harbor’s New York steakhouse serves up big cuts if turkey isn’t your thing.
Rasika West End: For an Indian take on Thanksgiving, Manish Tyagi’s kitchen is serving Turkey Mussalam — a roulade stuffed with spiced turkey stuffing and served with crispy Brussels sprouts — in addition to its a la carte menu.
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse: Thanksgiving is one of the only meals of the year when you might actually consume more food than you typically would at a Brazilian steakhouse. But they’re still doing smoked turkey on Thursday, in addition to six American side items.
The Black Squirrel: It’s an annual Adams Morgan tradition by now, when the restaurant’s main floor hosts a $5 all-you-can-eat Thanksgiving buffet paired with a selection of seasonal beers.