Several restaurants in the Washington D.C. area are giving us all one more thing for which to give thanks this November 25th: the gift of enjoying delicious food and drink without having to lift a finger. This Thanksgiving, eating dinner out is an option sure to seem attractive to many. With a multitude of restaurants offering generally inexpensive fixed-price Thanksgiving menus, a stress-free holiday meal can literally be right around the corner (or at worst, a car ride away) from home. Here are three such options located in Washington, D.C.
Cuisine: Spanish Tapas
Grilled meats and the freshest seafood and vegetables are the stars of this casual small plates eatery. On November 25th, guests will find much to savor when they attend its $10.95 Turkey Lunch Buffet serving between 11:30 am and 3:00 pm. Linger over a glass or two of wine, sherry, or ice cold beer in an unhurried atmosphere and find out first-hand if it’s true that small food tastes better.
Listed among the stellar establishments on Esquire’s exclusive list of 20 “Best New Restaurants 2010” and on Washingtonian’s list of the Top One Hundred Restaurants in the nation’s capital, this restaurant has delighted diners and critics alike since opening in September 2009. Sink your teeth into its $45 three-course Thanksgiving Prix Fixe Menu. With offerings like Juniper-Crusted Heritage Turkey, Butter Nut Squash Tortellini, and Apple Financier, you’ll be feeling thankful that you did.
M Street Bar & Grill
Its eclectic menu offerings and daily lunch specials are well-known to Washingtonians and visitors alike. On November 25th, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, many will get to know this D.C. fixture at its three-course Thanksgiving Day meal. For $29.95 per adult and $14.95 per child age 12 and under, one and all can dine in style on dishes like Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Dark Chocolate-Pistachio Panna Cotta, and more.
This year, save the energy you’d have expended racing through that annual gauntlet of seemingly endless kitchen preparation. Save it for chewing and contented after-meal sighing. The earlier you reserve, the better. Deals like these aren’t likely to last long before they get snapped up like the last slice of pumpkin pie.