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Posted at 12:29 PM ET, 11/20/2012

Eight restaurants with available Thanksgiving seating

Rasika West End is a good pick for something a little different on Thanksgiving. (Joseph Victor Stefanchik for the Post)
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.

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