If you play your cards right, you could be dining at Rasika tonight, thanks to the local citizenry’s Thanksgiving exodus. (Michael Temchine)

Lots of Washingtonians flee the city for the holiday, but just as many return home to visit their families, and the night before Thanksgiving is a popular night to spend catching up with friends over dinner. If that’s you, you’re in luck: Some of the city’s most-difficult-to-book-at-the-last-minute restaurants have availability tonight if you’re willing to be flexible.

And with no work tomorrow, why wouldn’t you be willing to wait for a 10:15 reservation to Rasika on a Wednesday? Ashok Bajaj’s gourmet Indian temple has a table for four with your name on it. Book through OpenTable.

Other notable blue-chip restaurants with four tops available tonight on Open Table:Wolfgang Puck’s The Source and Robert Wiedmaier’s Marcel’s. Mike Isabella’s Graffiato has 10 p.m. availability for four and as early as 7:30 p.m. for a party of two. Book through CityEats.

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