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This Week: Thanksgiving (Brunch) Guide

Let’s face it: Thanksgiving is a big brunch. You’re eating all day. You’re drinking all day. You’re stuffing yourself and then napping (or watching football). It’s like every other Sunday, right?

Instead of bacon, there’s turkey; instead of strawberries, there’s cranberries. And, oh yeah, you’re with family. Or, if you’re horrendous at cooking (like me), you take your visiting family out.

Thankfully, there are a lot of fabulous daytime Thanksgiving menus being offered this Thursday. Here are our recommendations …


It is only appropriate to have the most American of meals in the most American of DC’s restaurants. Dine surrounded by Lincoln, with a lavish Thanksgiving buffet featuring farm-to-table turkey, prime rib, sides, and homemade desserts. $55 adults; $28 kids. Read our review here.


Ardeo + Bardeo

Executive Chef Nate Garyantes will prepare a three-course menu filled with classic dishes and new twists on old standbys. $45. Read our review here.



From 2:30 to 7, Brabo will be serving up a three-course Thanksgiving meal, with dishes like roasted beets with arugula, pistachios and goat cheese fondue; butternut squash soup with duck confit ravioli; and Maine Lobster Risotto prepared with lobster mushrooms, vanilla bean and lobster cream. $65. Read our interview with chef Robert Wiedmaier here.

Georgia Brown’s

Our favorite Southern brunch spot is serving up a Thanksgiving feast, with a plated entrée and family-style fixin’s. $40 adults’ $18 kids. Read our review here.


Art & Soul

From 11 to 9 p.m., Thanksgiving dinner will be served. $55 for adults, $27 for kids 6 to 12. Read our review here.

Blue Duck Tavern

This high-end locale is serving a three-course holiday brunch buffet, including first course starters, in an open kitchen. You get a choice of entrees and sides, and desserts in the pastry pantry. $90 for adults, $42 children. Read our review here.


Jackson 20

Chef de Cuisine Brian Turowski will be creating a three-course menu with all the fixin’s. Get turkey, or pan roasted wreckfish with clams, or prime rib with potato gratin. Lots of traditional (and nontraditional) sides. And desserts like pecan pie, pumpkin pie, and more. $50 adults; $20 kids. Beer ($25) and wine ($30) pairings available, too. Noon to 7:30 p.m. Read our review here.



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