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Alison O Nov 4, 2008 01:23 PM

What are some great restaurants in the DC/Baltimore area that stay open for Turkey day?

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    Brenda O Nov 24, 2008 05:26 AM

    It's a bit far afield, but Hunter's Head Tavern in Upperville has a terrific Thanksgiving buffet. They serve organic turkey, ham and prime rib from Ayrshire Farms (which owns Hunter's Head), as well as all the trimmings.

    It's a nice ride out through the countryside, too.

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      deangold Nov 24, 2008 04:51 AM

      Art & Soul is open and their meal included a "doggie bag" of leftovers!

      1. Pool Boy Nov 24, 2008 04:44 AM

        We've hit up a few over the years, like Tersiguel's in Ellicott City, MD and Ardea in Cleveland Park. Both were good experiences.

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          Alison Varney Nov 24, 2008 03:38 AM

          In DC, Charlie Palmer Steak is open, with a really nice Thanksgiving menu.

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            Indy 67 Nov 23, 2008 03:14 AM

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            I just used Open Table, plugging in a party of 4 at 5:00 p.m.to see availability. Seventy-three restaurants came up. Some of these, like Il Mulino and Rasika would not be my first thought if you're looking for a traditional Thanksgiving menu. However, Charlie Palmer's, The Oval Room, and Vidalia would be places I'd check out in your situation.

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              SouthShore Nov 23, 2008 01:22 PM

              Not sure if it's open this year, but I hear that 1789's Thanksgiving dinner has been phenomenal in the past.

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                Indy 67 Nov 23, 2008 03:11 PM

                1789 is a place that gets booked up by the same families year after year. You practically have to make a reservation the day after Thanksgiving for the following year. In fact, I wonder if the restaurant would even take a new reservation until they hear from all their regulars.

                Open Table is showing no availability for Thanksgiving Day. Of course, often diners can snag a reservation with a phone call directly to the restaurant rather than going through Open Table. Still, I think 1789 is a difficult reservation to get for certain holidays, Thanksgiving and Christmas being two of them.

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              WestIndianArchie Nov 22, 2008 05:17 PM

              Anyone know which of the good Asian places are going to be open?

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                dcandohio Nov 4, 2008 01:44 PM

                We've been to Tabard Inn several times for the great Americana atmosphere (have a drink in the parlor in front of the fire before you eat) and the fact that there is no buffet. There is an abbreviated fixed price menu with 4 or 5 choices for mains, including the traditional turkey dinner. The food was good, not great. Service was hectic but friendly. If you sit in one of the upstairs rooms I think the atmosphere is more quiet and service is better than in the main dining room.

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