Need Thanksgiving advice
We (family of 4--2 mature teens) are planning to spend Thanksgiving weekend in DC, and are looking for a festive place to enjoy the meal itself. I'm thinking a buffet is going to make everyone happiest; any recommendations? I'm thinking a nice hotel may be the best option; we enjoyed Thanksgiving at the (former) ANA hotel years ago, and more recently at The Plaza in NYC.
(also, a quick thanks for the advice I got lurking last month--DH & I had wonderful meals at Central, Rest. Eve, Atlantico, & Zaytinya, thanks to recs I read here.)
701 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
I just saw the menu for Equinox and it looks great. It's not a buffet. But they will be doing an oyster roast before dinner and then there is a sit down meal. You get a number of choices so you are not just stuck with the typical turkey and stuffing if that's not your thing.
Here is the menu: http://www.equinoxrestaurant.com/menu...
It's $55/person, which seems quite reasonable. I've never been to Equinox for Thanksgiving (I go home every year to Boston...big deal holiday for us!) but I think it's a great restaurant and I'm sure Chef Gray will make your family feel right at home.
I've done Tabard and liked it, also Oval Room was very nice on Thanksgiving. But this Equinox menu looks delicious! If I were going to be in DC for the holiday, Equinox is where I would go. Afterward, you could walk around Lafayette Park or over to the Ellipse to work off the meal.
I was thinking of recommending Tabard Inn, and I see there's a post from a couple years ago: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/663190)
Here's a Washington Post review from 2009 http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/bar... (and see one very negative and one very positive reader review.
1739 N St NW, Washington, DC 20036