The upscale steakhouse near the Capitol is putting on a three-course prix-fixe menu.
On the menu: Appetizers include baby bibb lettuce with apple-smoked bacon and creamy cucumber dressing; roasted-butternut-squash ravioli with sage and prosciutto; seared diver sea scallops with foie gras and clementines; a tasting of sashimi with kampachi, yellow fin, and Atlantic fluke; grilled Hawaiian blue prawns with braised pork belly and sweet potato; and celery-root velouté with a capon dumpling and toasted hazelnuts.
For the main course, there’s filet mignon with roasted shallots; Kansas City rib eye with confit scallions; turkey with giblet gravy; pistachio-crusted venison with candied orange and cannellini-bean purée; pan-roasted black bass with grilled vegetable pâvé and tarragon emulsion; slow-braised short ribs with polenta and braised porcini jus; and roasted Muscovy duck breast with black figs and cauliflower. Traditional sides will be served family-style.
Desserts feature a tasting of sorbets and custards; chocolate/pecan torte with maple-bourbon ice cream; chocolate/peanut terrine with sweet cream and candied peanuts; pumpkin cheesecake with rum caramel and warm walnuts; and cider-poached lady apple with almond financier and Calvados ice cream.
When it’s available: 2 to 8:30.
What it costs: $65 per person; $18 for children under 12.
The British-inspired pub’s family-style specials are all about comfort.
On the menu: Begin with either soup or greens salad.
Main courses are roast turkey with cranberry sauce; or roast beef with shallot jus. Included are sides such as winter-squash gratin, collard greens, and two kinds of stuffing.
When it’s available: 1 to 8.
What it costs: $35 per person.
Chef Tom Power freshens up traditional dishes on his three-course dinner menu.
On the menu: Dinner starts with a choice of kabocha-squash soup; hearts of bibb lettuce salad with house-cured salmon; blue-crab blintz with chayote slaw; and seared sea scallops with turnip sauce.
In addition to roasted free-range turkey with sausage stuffing, giblet gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, and root-vegetable mash, guests can choose from crispy Long Island striped bass with clam sauce; peppered rare big eye tuna with sushi rice and hijiki; and Vande Rose prime beef striploin with rutabaga gratin.
For dessert, there’ll be homemade ice creams (which tend to be excellent here); kabocha-squash tart; raisin bread pudding; Michel’s chocolate-hazelnut bars; and apple tarte tatin.
There’s a $50 penalty per person for no-shows and cancellations after November 24.
When it’s available: 1 PM to 8 PM
What it costs: $55 per person; $30 for children under 12.
All nine Clyde’s locations will be offering up a traditional turkey dinner.
On the menu: Turkey with sage/sausage stuffing, green beans, whipped potatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce. For dessert, there are apple, pecan pie, and pumpkin pies.
When it’s available: Hours vary by location.
What it costs: $24.95 for adults; $14.95 for children. Find out more here.
• Fyve Restaurant Lounge
This dining room in the Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City has three options for holiday diners.
A brunch ($70 per person; $35 for children under 12) will feature kettle-corn and cotton-candy stations plus buffets built on bales of hay. It’s available from 10:30 to 2.
A four-course dinner tasting menu ($68 per person; $30 for children under 12) will feature lobster bisque; foie-gras crème brûlée; roasted-turkey roulade with herb stuffing and cranberry/orange relish; petite filet and Maryland crabcake with potato purée and Brussels sprouts. That’s followed by a rainbow of cobblers such as apple-cranberry, sour-cherry, and roasted-pear. Seating begins at 5.
Not into turkey? This Old Town dining room has both à la carte and tasting menus with options that go beyond the bird.
On the à la carte menu: Begin with a choice of apple-and-parsnip bisque with duck confit; oyster po’ boy with slaw; and Waldorf salad with celery aïoli.
Main courses include turkey roulade and turkey confit with cranberry chutney, pommes purée, brioche stuffing, sweet-potato “pie”, and sage-turkey gravy; rib eye with blue-cheese butter, onion rings, and a “loaded” potato; and pan-roasted rockfish with clams and chowder cream. There’ll also be a vegetarian option.
For dessert, there’s fall “caviar” with pumpkin blinis and crème fraîche; apple pie with caramel sauce and cider espuma; and pumpkin bread pudding with cinnamon ice cream.
On the five-course tasting menu: Apple-and-parsnip bisque with duck confit; oyster po’boy with slaw; rockfish with clams, fingerling potatoes, and chowder cream; turkey roulade and turkey-leg confit with cranberry chutney, pommes purée, brioche stuffing, sweet-potato “pie”, and sage-turkey gravy; Maple-syrup “caviar” with pumpkin blinis and crème fraîche.
On the children’s menu: Mixed fruit and berries, turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, and gravy; and chocolate-chip cookies and ice cream.
When it’s available: Noon to 6.
What it costs: Tasting menu is $85 per person; children’s menu is $30; à la carte main courses between $28 to $44 (for the turkey dinner).