Here is a list of 8 venues that are offering up the most delicious Thanksgiving menus this year, just in case you feel like dining out instead of dining in. (No cooking! No clean-up!) Some are buffets, some are set menus, but all are delicious and include a plethora of vegetarian options. Make a reservation as soon as possible.
Alba Osteria: Italian Thanksgiving at its absolute best! A three course menu for $22 which includes silky chestnut soup, hearty butternut squash ravioli, made in-house of course, and for dessert, fried apple rings drizzled with caramel and served with vanilla gelato.
American Eats Tavern: Thanksgiving specials will be offered a la carte, in addition to the regular dinner menu. Sample dishes like their green bean casserole, sweet potatoes with housemade marshmallows, and bourbon corn pudding. For dessert enjoy pumpkin and Dutch apple pies.
Ardeo + Bardeo: This Ashok Bajaj restaurant will be featuring a decadent three-course menu for $55 per person, which will include treats like Roman style gnocchi with honey mushrooms, sage-walnut pesto, roasted sweet potatoes and truffle pecorino, buttermilk doughnuts with bourbon-apple butter and maple mascarpone, and pumpkin arborio rice pudding with fall fruit compote and candied walnuts.
DGBG Kitchen and Bar: Enjoy a three course menu for $65 which includes choice such as squash soup, a kale and butternut squash salad, black truffle mushroom risotto, and for dessert, apple tarte, pumpkin pie, or a chocolate sundae.
Nage Bistro: Treat yourself to a sumptuous Southern-inspired Thanksgiving buffet comprised of mac and cheese, buttermilk mashed potatoes, green beans with almonds, braised collard greens, cranberry sauce, parker house rolls, apple cobbler, sweet potato pie, and pecan pie. Available for $38 a person.
Native Foods: This amazing vegan venue is serving a fabulous Thanksgiving buffet including seitan wellington, mushroom shallot gravy, cranberry compote, butternut squash terrine, pumpkin cheesecake, and much more. Enjoy the buffet for $25 a person.
Tabard Inn: Dupont Circle’s coziest dining venue is offering a menu that features pumpkin bisque, potato latkes, beet and burrata salad, savory pumpkin bread pudding, and southern pecan tart. The three course menu costs $75.
2941 Restaurant: This gorgeous restaurant has a $50 vegetarian menu this Thanksgiving with irresistible choices like butternut squash veloute, a main course that includes fried Brussels sprouts and roasted root vegetables, and for dessert, ricotta cheesecake, apple pie, and pumpkin s’mores.