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

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.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.


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