Are you a Thanksgiving orphan? No problem—the Bitches love you. As do these few select restaurants serving Thanksgiving meals for you and your fellow orphans. We have plenty of options—depending on whether you’d like something casual, something to go, or something more formal.
Plus, we have your rundown of what’s open for brunch in D.C. on Black Friday—the most glorious of holidays, as it involves shopping til you drop. We suggest fueling up on some mimosas beforehand.
We’re thankful for you, Bitches.
Our favorite Belgian spot serves up far more than just waffles and mussels. The 14th street restaurant is offering whole organic, free-range turkeys to go, roasted in its Josper oven. The order includes traditional Thanksgiving sides, as well as pecan and pumpkin pie from the delightful pastry chef. For eight people, the price is $179 and for four people, it’s $89. To order, call (202) 627-2800.
For an upscale yet friendly holiday dinner, turn to Central. The French restaurant is serving a prix fixe Thanksgiving Day menu from 12-8 p.m. The first course allows you to choose from a spinach salad with bacon, French onion soup, goat cheese Caesar salad, or roasted beers with goat cheese. Second course options include meatloaf, seared salmon, hanger steak and frites (CSM’s favorite), or a traditional turkey plate. Dessert choices are pumpkin pie, cranberry-almond bread pudding, or Michel’s famous chocolate bar. The menu is priced at $49 for three-course prix fixe, $25 for Children under twelve. Reservations are available by phone at 202-626-0015, or visit www.centralmichelrichard.com.
Glen’s Garden Market
Glen’s Garden Market will allow you to order Thanksgiving Dinner, for pick up by November 24. The sustainable grocery is offering organic turkeys from Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative in Pennsylvania, at $4.99/lb. from 16-20 pounds, plus pre-prepared side dishes. Order by November 20. The Market is also open morning of Thanksgiving for any last minute local products you might have forgotten.
Hill Country BBQ
This popular Penn Quarter bar and BBQ joint is offering Thanksgiving to go or to dine in. The full Thankgiving feast is available for take-out in two sizes: The Ranchers Feast for 5-8 ($210) and The Governors Banquet for 9-12 ($300). Both include a whole pit-smoked turkey (9-11 lbs or 14-16 lbs), skillet cornbread, as well as side of your choosing such as Texas Toast stuffing, longhorn cheddar mac & cheese, homemade pan gravy, green bean casserole, traditional cranberry sauce, and more. Plus, nine-inch pies: bourbon pecan, caramel apple streusel or classic pumpkin. The same menu is available dine-in, call the restaurant (202-556-2050) for a reservation. Prices are $45/adult $20/child, and the menu will be served Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Teddy and the Bully Bar
Teddy & The Bully Bar will be offering carving stations featuring Leaping Waters Farm Roasted Turkey, Cedar Plank Wild Salmon and 10 Hour Roasted Beef. Side dishes will include Apple Glazed Heirloom Carrots, Caramelized Yams, Spaghetti Squash Gratin and Charred Cauliflower. Teddy & The Bully Bar’s Thanksgiving Feast will be offered at $58 per person and $21 for children 12 and under. The menu will be served from 1-8 p.m.
Black Friday Brunch
Our favorite H Street restaurant, DC Harvest, will be serving brunch on Black Friday. The restaurant has house-made delectable cherrywood smoked bacon, a killer bottomless deal, and local, sustainable and fresh fare. It’s actually farm to table. Read our review here.
El Centro DF
Mexican favorite El Centro DF is serving brunch on Black Friday. The Richard Sandoval spot, which has locations in Georgetown and on 14th Street, offers a $35 Mexican brunch (per guest) that includes unlimited small plates and free flowing brunch cocktails in a fun, lively ambiance. Read our brunch review.
If you’re looking for a cozy, home-y ambiance for Black Friday brunch, you’re good to go with La Tomate. The family owned-and-operated Italian spot has been in Dupont for 27 years. As you settle into the sunlight, cozy atrium, you’ll likely be greeted by the lovely Italian grandmother, Natalina, and, if you’re lucky, served some of her delightful desserts. The Italian spot serves great pasta, an even better brunch burger—be warned, it’s messy with that fried egg!—and a great bottomless deal. Read our brunch review.
The newly opened Bethesda Row restaurant will be open for breakfast on Friday, serving its delicious, fresh upscale diner fare —like pancakes, bacon, and eggs. It’s family-friendly, unpretentious, and delicious. Read our review of Silver’s happy hour for inspiration.
If you didn’t gorge yourself enough on Thanksgiving, you can head to Ted’s Bulletin, which is known for its decadent pastries—particularly the famous home-made Pop Tarts. They serve breakfast every weekday, so for them, it’s just another Friday, after all. Ted’s Bulletin has locations on Barracks’ Row, 14th Street and Mosaic District. Read our breakfast review.
Want some steak after all that turkey? Medium Rare has you covered—with mimosas to boot. The prix fixe steak spot offers up one of the best brunch deals in town, with a salad, an entrée, bread, and bottomless mimosas for less than $30. We’d recommend the steak and eggs (with frites) or the delectable French toast. Read our review of Medium Rare brunch.