These restaurants are ready to help you out this Thanksgiving

Truluck’s Southern Pecan Pie and Holiday Nog.

If you are looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time catching up with friends and family this Thanksgiving these restaurants are ready to help you out.

Dine-in Options

Unconventional Diner: The Michelin-recognized spot for modern comfort food in D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood, Unconventional Diner is offering a prix fixe Thanksgiving menu with roasted turkey seasoned with garlic, orange, and rosemary as its centerpiece. Price: $50 per person.

L’Ardente: The glam Italian restaurant in downtown D.C.’s new Capitol Crossing development is serving up an American dining experience with a three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu featuring turkey roulade alongside green beans with garlic-herb butter, sage-mushroom stuffing, and cranberry-orange relish, among other sides. There will also be a dessert buffet featuring Executive Pastry Chef Manabu Inoue’s interpretation of the flavors of fall, with such treats as chestnut mousse, pecan pie, and pumpkin panna cotta. Price: $95 per person.

Lupo Verde: Lupo Verde’s Festa del Ringraziamento four-course Thanksgiving menu is complete with starters like turkey stracciatella zuppa, a pasta course with ravioli alla zucca; mains like short rib pumpkin risotto and turkey with negroni cranberry sauce; and desserts like pecan pie and pumpkin cannoli. Price: $65 per person. Menu here.

Gravitas: The team at Michelin-starred Gravitas is presenting a special four-course Thanksgiving tasting menu. With seating between noon and 8 p.m., guests can expect holiday favorites alongside some creative Thanksgiving-inspired dishes. Price: $125 per person; additional pairing for $75.

Dolce Vita: Chef Jose Picazo is offering a decadent Thanksgiving menu with highlights like oxtail false ravioli, turkey roulada, lobster sala, pumpkin pie creme brulee, and dolce vita apple pie. Menu here.

Bresca: Gather your friends and family for a sensational Thanksgiving day soiree with a six-course meal at this cozy Michelin-starred 14th Street dining destination. Available seating is from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Price: $195 per person.

Gatsby: Thanksgiving dinner at Gatsby starts with a wild mushroom soup followed by a classic Thanksgiving feast that includes herb-roasted turkey, roasted turnips, brioche and chestnut stuffing, sautéed green beans with crispy shallots, and cranberry sauce. There will also be Mah-Ze-Dahr Apple Crumble Pie and the special holiday drink — Greta’s Toddy (Gentleman Jack whiskey, green chartreuse, Palais des Thés Big Ben, lemon, and honey). Menu here

Succotash (National Harbour and Penn Quarter): At both Succotash locations guests will enjoy a pre-fixe menu with all of the Thanksgiving classics including herb-roasted turkey breast, sage cornbread stuffing, campfire cider, and chocolate bourbon pecan pie. Price: $65 per person. Menus here.

Michele’s: At Chef Matt Baker’s homage to his late mother, Michele’s at Eaton Hotel, guests can enjoy a three-course Thanksgiving feast with dishes such as hearth-roasted oysters, herb-roasted heritage turkey with wild mushroom stuffing, glazed maple pork chop with brown butter glazed apples, pecan pot de creme, and apple crostata with cinnamon sour ice cream.  Price: $85 per person.

Truluck’s: In addition to their regular menu of delicious seafood entrees, Truluck’s will offer a traditional three-course Thanksgiving feast of turkey with everyone’s favorite sides and a selection of desserts. In addition, guests can also add on some holiday specialty cocktails such as the Turkey Fashioned made with Wild Turkey bourbon, spiced orange syrup, angostura, and orange bitters. Price: $59 per person. Menu here.

La Bise: Just steps from the White House, La Bise is offering modern, seasonal interpretations of classic French fare this Thanksgiving. Executive Chef Michael Fusano’s three-course, prix fixe menu includes such tasty dishes as gingered butternut squash velouté, heritage turkey roulade with sage stuffing, and apple tart with pâte brisée and frangipane. Price: $80 per person.

Modena: Offering an authentic Italian twist on Thanksgiving dinner, Modena’s prix fixe menu includes tempting starters such as chestnut and foie gras soup and potato gnocchi with water buffalo truffle butter, wild mushroom and pecorino di fossa; enticing entrees such as heirloom red bourbon turkey breast with Italian sausage-ciabatta stuffing and braised beef short ribs, and sweet ending such as warm parmesan cake and tiramisu. Price: $80 per person. Menu here.

Takeout Options

Lupo Verde Osteria: Enjoy your Thanksgiving at home thanks to the Palisades family favorite, Lupo Verde Osteria. You can start with an antipasti course of arancini or lupo verde salad. For the mains, the options include Tuscan-style roasted turkey, pork chop, and pumpkin risotta. Possible sides include broccoli rabe with raisins & pinenuts, Brussels sprouts with pecans and cranberries, or classic mashed potatoes. For dessert, a pumpkin mascarpone pie or classic tiramisu won’t disappoint. Price: $85 for two people, $160 for four people, and $250 for six people. Menu here

Bammy’s: This Turkey Day, add a little Caribbean flavor to your dining table with Chef Peter Prime’s roasted creole turkey that is brined in green seasoning and then roasted with browning, butter, and peppers, or a smoked and jerked turkey that is brined in jerk seasoning and allspice, lightly grilled and smoked over pimento then finished in the oven. The accompanying sides include collard greens with coconut milk, macaroni pie with cheddar and grated onion, stuffing with sweet fried plantains, and more. Price: $270. Menu here.

Assembly: Let Assembly do the cooking and you do the eating. Made in-house from scratch using locally sourced ingredients, its Thanksgiving dinner package features free-range turkeys straight from Fisher Boy Farm in Lancaster, PA. Price: $200 (serves six). Menu here

Yasmine: Union Market’s new Lebanese kabab and cocktail shop has created a special to-go Thanksgiving diner that features a bone-in turkey breast and drumsticks cooked in the style of farouj (brined, marinated in sumac, garlic, and olive oil, and then slow-roasted). Price: $250 (serves four); additional bottle of Mersal Lebnani Red for $70. 

Moon Rabbit: Chef Kevin Tien’s award-winning restaurant is offering an Asian-American Thanksgiving meal, inspired by favors that span Asia, Vietnam, China, and India with touches of Chef Tien’s southern Louisiana upbringing. The fest includes a crown of turkey treated Peking style, scallion biscuits with a Sichuan honey butter, fried Brussel sprouts with nuoc cham, crawfish mac and cheese with truffles, pommes puree (mashed potatoes) with an asian style black pepper gravy, and a mouthwatering sweet potato pie with the warming flavors of curry spices. Price: $250 (serves four). Menu here.

Troy Petenbrink

Troy, also known as The Gay Traveler, is a well known travel and food writer. His has been a regular contributor to a variety of outlets including National Geographic, Travel Channel, DCRefined, CBS Local, and Metro Weekly. He also appears on local Washington news outlets as a travel expert.

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