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What Washington Restaurants Are Serving for Thanksgiving
Comments () | Published November 15, 2010


Live jazz accompanies chef Ed Witt’s innovative cooking.
Menu: Appetizers include venison-stuffed sage leaves with quince purée; gnocchi with shrimp and Benton’s pork; spiced pumpkin soup with rosemary beignets; escarole-and-beet salad with blue cheese; smoked rainbow trout with lentils and horseradish; duck-confit-and-frisée salad with dates and persimmon.
For the main course, there is roasted Eco-Friendly Farms turkey breast and leg ballotine with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and giblet gravy; suckling pig with sausage stuffing and savoy cabbage; bronzino with chestnut purée; salmon with parsnip purée; ricotta ravioli with sage brown butter; strip steak with sweet-potato gratin.
Dessert is a choice of vanilla/thyme crème brûlée; carrot-cake roulade; chocolate/hazelnut terrine; apple pie; and pumpkin/sweet-potato tart.
Price: Three course menu is $45 per person, $20 for children under ten.
Serving times: 11 to 8.

The newly joined restaurant and wine bar in Cleveland Park is putting on a dinner with lots of alternatives to turkey.
Menu: Appetizers include corn-and-lobster pudding; white-sweet-potato soup; smoked tea-crusted lamb carpaccio with shell-bean salad; a salad with trout, fingerling potatoes, and artichokes; chopped salad.
Main courses are roast turkey with chestnut-and-sage stuffing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry gravy; braised pork with apple purée and savoy cabbage; roast salmon with sunchoke-and-butternut-squash hash; seared duck breast with celery-root gratin and pear purée; roasted-onion-and-ricotta ravioli.
Dessert choices are caramel pôt de crème; pecan/white-chocolate bread pudding; chocolate-date cake; quince crumble.
Price: Three-course menu is $45 per person, $23 for children 12 and under.  
Serving times: Noon to 8.

The New York import steps away from its usual Italian-American cooking to serve family-style portions of Thanksgiving favorites.
Menu: The family-style meal includes an 18-pound roast turkey with giblet gravy and sausage/sage stuffing; Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon; string beans with toasted hazelnuts and red peppers; baby carrots with dill; marshmallow-topped sweet potatoes; mashed potatoes; cranberry sauce and a choice of pumpkin, apple, or pecan pie.
Price: $195 for a meal that serves eight to ten people.
Availability: 11:30 to 11.

Columbia Heights’ British-style gastropub offers a relaxed budget-friendly meal in addition to its regular menu.
Menu: The appetizer is a choice between a mug of soup or an arugula salad.
For the main course, choose roast turkey with cranberry sauce or roast beef with shallot/port jus.
Sides are mashed potatoes; squash gratin; collard greens; creamed spinach; and two kinds of stuffing.
For dessert there’s a selection of pies.
Price: Three-course menu is $35 per person, not including tax and tip.
Serving times: Thanksgiving menu is served from 1 to 8; the regular menu will be offered until 11.

3 Bar & Grill
A three-course daytime menu is easy on the wallet.
Menu: Start with a choice of butternut-squash soup or green salad.
The main course is turkey dinner with stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, and gravy; maple-glazed salmon with rice and vegetables; roast pork loin with sweet-potato mash and green beans; or squash risotto.
There’ll be a dessert spread with cookies, apple cobbler, and pumpkin pie.
Price: Three-course prix fixe menu is $33 per person, $15 for children 12 and under.
Serving times: 1 to 6.

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