Dining Out: Cost-Effective Thanksgiving Alternatives
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – Feel like having a non-traditional Thanksgiving this year? Not to worry, there are several restaurants in the D.C. area that will be open and ready to serve you this Thursday.
Foodies can skip the holiday traffic and long lines in grocery stores and simply make a reservation at a top restaurant in the area.
Most restaurants are offering the traditional turkey dinner while some have crafted multi-course meals and wine pairings.
Those that plan to dine out this Thanksgiving are urged to make a reservation as restaurants can get congested with large parties as the evening goes on.
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Here’s a selection of the best Thanksgiving deals we’ve found in DC, Maryland and Virginia:
Deals In The District:
701 Restaurant – 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC. (202) 393-0701. Enjoy a three course eco friendly holiday meal with live jazz 11 a.m to 8 p.m. $48 per adult, $24 ages 12 and under. Valet parking $8.
1789 Restaurant – 1226 36th St NW Washington, DC (202) 965-1789. Fixed price three course menu $50 per person. A la carte menu available also. Valet parking complimentary.
Adour at St. Regis Washington DC – 923 16th Street, NW Washington, DC (202) 509-8000. Four course Thanksgiving dinner, $95 per person, $45 per child.
Al Dente – 3201 New Mexico Ave. Suite E, NW Washington, DC (202) 244-2223. Four-course, family-style Thanksgiving menu, $35.95 per person and $12 for children 10 and under. A la carte menu also available.
Deals In Maryland:
Clyde’s Tower Oaks Lodge – 2 Preserve Pkwy., Rockville, Maryland (301)294-0200. Feast on Thanksgiving fare at this elegant yet rustic restaurant in Rockville, Maryland. A la carte menu with a wide range of prices.
Sugarloaf Mountain – 23900 Old Hundred Rd. Dickerson, Maryland (301) 349-5100. Buffet, $49.95 per person $15 per child.
Old Anglers Inn – 10801 MacArthur Blvd. Potomac, Maryland (301)365-2425. Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by a crackling fire at a charming country inn. Three-course pre-fixe menu $49.50 per person.
Normandie Farm – 10710 Falls Road, Potomac, Maryland (301) 983-8838. Enjoy an elegant holiday dinner in this charming Potomac, Maryland restaurant. Thanksgiving buffet $45 per person, $15 ages 12 and under.
Willow Tree Inn – 19550 Montgomery Village Ave. Gaithersburg, Maryland (301)948-8832. Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with a view of the Montgomery Village Golf Course.
Deals In Virginia:
2941 Restaurant – 2941 Fairview Park Dr. Falls Church, Virginia (703) 270-1500. Enjoy a festive holiday meal with a waterfront view of Farview Lake from almost every seat in the house. Choice of a three course Thanksgiving dinner at $65 per person, or a three course vegetarian dinner $48, Children’s menu is $25.
Assaggi Osteria – 6641 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, Virginia. (703) 918-0080. Three-course Thanksgiving feast $44 per person and $17 for children 12 and under.
Bastille – 1201 N. Royal Street, Alexandria, Virginia. (703) 519-3776. Thanksgiving Day meal with a French twist, the three course prix-fixe menu is $78.00 per person or $110 with wine pairings.
Fyve Restaurant LoungeRitz Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes Street, Arlington, Virginia (703) 415-5000. Enjoy a special Thanksgiving brunch or dinner featuring a special holiday menu. $90 per adult, $40 per child ages 4-12. $145 with wine pairings.
Gadsby’s Tavern – 138 N. Royal St., Alexandria, Virginia (703) 548-1288. Feast on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at the historic tavern that was once frequented by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Fixed menu $48 per person, $24 per child.
Ritz Carlton Tysons – 1700 Tysons Boulevard, McLean, Virginia (703) 506-4300. Thanksgiving Day Dinner. Old Dominion Room – $120 per adult, $40 per child, ages four to ten. Musical entertainment and special activities for the whole family.