A three-course prix-fixe dinner menu infused with French flavors.
On the menu: Starters include Jerusalem-artichoke velouté with black-truffle crème fraîche; beet salad with blue cheese, candied walnuts, and walnut vinaigrette; country pâté with condiments; and butternut-squash ravioli and sage-brown butter.
For round two, there’s duck-fat-poached breast of Guinea hen with cranberry chutney, chestnut/sweet-potato gratin, and sautéed greens; chateaubriand in a rosemary/sea-salt crust with Madeira sauce, cheddar mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms, and creamed spinach; pan-roasted striped bass with beurre rouge, roasted squash, and root vegetables. Vegetarian options will also be available upon request.
Dessert is a choice of pumpkin cheesecake, apple streusel, and Manjari-chocolate-truffle cake. An additional cheese course can be added for $9
When it’s available: 5:30 to 10.
What it costs: $49 per person.
• Bibiana Osteria-Enoteca (info)
Bibiana has canceled their Thanksgiving dinner.
A three-course prix-fixe menu with Italian flair is the plan at this sleek new Penn Quarter restaurant.
On the menu: Begin with chestnut soup with sausage and grappa cream; or Adriatic fisherman’s cuttlefish stew with chickpea purée and parsley.
Entrées include butternut-squash ravioli with brown butter and sage; duo of turkey with free-range turkey, potato mousseline, and “financier” stuffing.
Desserts are roasted caramel apple or roasted-butternut-squash-and-robiolita cheesecake with a pistachio crust and amaretto anglaise.
When it’s available: Noon to 8.
What it costs: $45 per person.
Regional farms will provide the ingredients for this prix-fixe brunch.
On the menu: The meal includes a first course, an entrée with sides, and dessert. It’ll start with a spread of hors d’oeuvres and seasonal salads.
Main courses include free-range organic turkey with giblet gravy; Steelhead trout with parsley root and juniper oil; and roasted diver scallops with shaved fennel and anise.
For sides, look for chanterelle-pear-and-croissant stuffing; cornbread pudding; cranberry-and-orange sauce, and sweet-potato gratin.
Apple pie with vanilla ice cream is dessert.
When it’s available: 10:30 to 3:30.
What it costs: $85 per person; $42.50 for children six to 12.
• The Bombay Club
In the mood for Indian? Head to this downtown power dining room, which is serving a tandoori turkey special ($16) from 11:30 to 2:30.
• Bourbon Steak
Thanksgiving gets an upscale gloss at this Michael Mina restaurant in the Georgetown Four Seasons, which is serving an à la carte menu.
On the menu: Starters include brown-butter-basted Maine lobster with Acquerello Carnaroli risotto and Perigord black truffle; roasted-chestnut soup with foie gras cromesquis and spiced marshmallows; and endive-and-Asian-pear salad with candied walnuts, pomegranate, and blue cheese.
For the main course, there’s salt-roasted prime rib with Yorkshire pudding, horseradish cream, and braised oxtail; glazed pork rack with mustard, fruit, and stuffed cabbage; and roasted Ayrshire Farm heirloom turkey with foie-gras stuffing, grilled turkey sausage, and cranberry-orange confit.
Desserts are a choice of kabocha-squash sticky toffee pudding with butter-pecan ice cream; apple confit with spiced-rum financier and goat’s-milk dulce de leche; and chocolate panna cotta with red-velvet cake, cocoa-nib ice cream, and crispy beets.
When it’s available: 6 to 10.
What it costs: Main courses, $32 to $44.
The three-course fixed-price menu at Robert Wiedmaier’s latest restaurant has plenty of hearty options.
On the menu: Start with a choice of mixed-greens salad with seasonal vegetables and lemon vinaigrette; duck-confit ravioli in creamy squash soup; or smoked salmon with potato blini, quail eggs, and crème fraîche.
Next comes a traditional turkey with sweet-potato purée, Brussels sprouts, cranberry relish, chestnut dressing, and giblet gravy; seared rockfish with gnocchi, baby artichokes, and wild mushrooms; and rib eye with mushrooms, potato purée, and bordelaise sauce.
For dessert, choose pumpkin pie with spiced crème fraîche; pecan tart with bourbon ice cream; or triple-chocolate-mousse terrine with burnt-orange/cardamom sauce
When it’s available: 2:30 to 7.
What it costs: $65 per person.