Those of you who don’t live on the East Coast may be staying at Georgetown for Thanksgiving—but that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a Chicken Madness while everyone else enjoys stuffing and pumpkin pie. Voice Leisure editor Chris Heller has put together a list of D.C. restaurants that are open for business this Turkey Day, and offering Thanksgiving meals for a range of prices.
And since Leo’s is shutting its doors Wednesday evening through Sunday, Vox has also updated its restaurant guide. All of the restaurants we reviewed this semester are closed on Thanksgiving, but this weekend, we recommend you trek out to Sticky Rice or head to Dupont for Nando’s Peri-Peri.
2915 M St NW (between N 29th St & N 30th St), Tel: (202) 965-2350
Believe it or not, The Guards isn’t just a bar at the far end of Georgetown for ‘bros and older women. During the day, they sell food, too! For $14.50 this Thanksgiving, customers can choose from turkey, baked Virginia ham, or grilled lamb chops to celebrate the Mayflower. Horray for colonialism!
Four more places to eat after the jump!
3128 M St NW (between N 31st St & N Wisconsin Ave), Tel: (202) 338-3830
Although Bistro Francais is known for its brunch, it’d be a shame to miss out on the three-course Thanksgiving meal they will be offering to customers this year. Only $18.95 for lunch and $26.95 for dinner, you’ll get all the trimmings you would back home from Mom and Dad right here in Georgetown. If turkey isn’t your style, they’ll also be offering their more traditional French dishes as well.
McCormick and Schmick’s Seafood
1652 K St NW (between N 16th St & N 17th St), Tel: (202) 861-2233
Tired of the same old Thanksgiving dinner, year after year? McCormick and Schmick’s has you covered. Although it’s a bit of a hike (the seafood restaurant is located nearby the Farragut North Metro stop), their three-course, $22.95 Thanksgiving offering is reason enough to make the trek. If you’re feeling especially gluttonous, Fall side dishes are only $3.95 a piece.
Juniper at the Fairmont
2401 M Street NW (between N 24th St & N 25th St), Tel: (202) 457-5020
For a hoity-toity, traditional Thanksgiving dinner, try heading over to the Juniper at the Fairmont Hotel. Make reservations soon though, because the restaurant is only offering the dinner at 5:00 PM and 10:00 PM. Those of-age out there can also enjoy a champagne buffet brunch earlier in the day. Just don’t forget to raise your pinky when you drink—it makes you look extra fancy.
3201 New Mexico Ave NW (between N Nebraska Ave & N Westover Pl), Tel: (202) 237-7800
1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW (between N 13 1/2 St & N 13th St), Tel: (202) 464-4461
Chef Geoff’s is a D.C. staple that shouldn’t be ignored on holidays. All locations will have three-course dinners available on Thanksgiving for $39 per head. (Kids are $11, if one of your party can pass for a pre-teen). Chef Geoff’s specializes in modern American cuisine, perfect for the customer looking for a new spin on turkey and cranberry sauce.
List compiled by Chris Heller