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Restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

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FoiGras Nov 5, 2011 07:32 PM

Have I missed any listing of the restaurants open coming Thanksgiving Day? I usually peruse the Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Magazine-both have been helpful in the past.

My hubby and I want to be out and about on Thanksgiviing day if his health allows--after major heart sugery this past week. We don't need to subscribe to the turkey-typical dinner, In fact, we prefer to order out of the traditional range. Hopefully that provides more options for dining out on the holiday. Looking for suggestions and options...FoiGras

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    drake0388 RE: FoiGras Nov 6, 2011 05:53 AM

    I guess you want something in Baltimore because you mentioned the Baltimore publications. I'm going through the same search right now but for DC. I found open table to be the best resource, not sure if that works for Baltimore. I also just called some places that I particularly like and enjoy and asked them if they were open. If you cannot find anything in Baltimore consider DC, tons of places there and you can do some touring with light crowds. Lots of attractions are open in DC on Thanksgiving.

    1. N.O.Food RE: FoiGras Nov 19, 2011 03:44 PM

      Hey everyone. New Orleanians coming to DC over thanksgiving. Staying downtown. Any recommendations for thanksgiving day lunch and dinner? There will be 6 of us plus an infant. We're all adventurous eaters, so no restrictions there. Probably just want somewhere within a cabride of our hotel and that will accomodate a well-behaved baby. If baby misbehaves, baby goes outside, so that shouldn't be a problem.

      Other than thanksgiving day, any recs for can't miss spots close to downtown will be great. We probably won't have the baby then, so our options should be more open. Again, doesn't matter the type of food, as long as we can't get it in Louisiana and it's good, i.e., no cajun, creole, vietnamese, etc.

      Thanks in advance everyone!

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        N.O.Food RE: N.O.Food Nov 19, 2011 04:54 PM

        Update: I booked a thanksgiving lunch res at Vidalia on open table. Thoughts? 2941 looked great but a little too far away.

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        Vidalia
        1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

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          beantownbob RE: N.O.Food Nov 19, 2011 07:29 PM

          Vidalia will be a good meal. I'd also reccomend Equinox near the White House, serving their meal from 12-7. Was there last year and it was fabulous! Real committment to local, organic, and sustainable products.

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          Vidalia
          1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

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            N.O.Food RE: beantownbob Nov 20, 2011 08:24 AM

            Thanks, beantown. Equinox looks great, but they don't have any availability around lunchtime.

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              drake0388 RE: N.O.Food Nov 21, 2011 06:27 PM

              To be honest it is kind of late in the game to be selecting a Thanksgiving place. However I can say that at this point for your lunchtime specification I would HIGHLY suggest Blue Duck Tavern. I would also consider Corduroy but the location is somewhat awkward. I am not familiar with the Vidalia Thanksgiving meal however I can say that you would never get a bad meal at Vidalia most likely. You might consider also Sou'Wester at the Mandarin Oriental in DC near the Smithsonian. If you check open table and the place that you prefer has nothing then call them- they hold back reservations for call ins. I actually got a reservation at Brabo in Alexandria late in the game as well by calling in. I wanted something near Mount Vernon. Consider dining somewhere near the National Mall, you can talk a nice walk afterwards and the Smithsonian Museums are open. And I would stay away from Equinox- too much style and no substance. Overall though I would suggest Blue Duck Tavern, I know they have lots of availability for lunchtime and their rustic American fits well for Thanksgiving. If you are from New Orleans you probably would love Vidalia although I would consider it more Carolina type food.

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              Vidalia
              1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

              Blue Duck Tavern
              1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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                N.O.Food RE: drake0388 Nov 21, 2011 08:08 PM

                Thanks, Drake. Will look into Blue Duck.

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                  nytdct RE: N.O.Food Nov 22, 2011 01:26 PM

                  Brian McBride (chef) has left Blue Duck as of 11/12 http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/g...

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                    drake0388 RE: N.O.Food Nov 23, 2011 02:04 PM

                    You might be best to stick with Vidalia. Someone told me that the Blue Duck Tavern lunchtime menu is more brunch like. Well I guess it just depends on what you want. I'm sure Vidalia will provide a nice meal, I just have not seen the Thanksgiving menu and I do not know anyone that has been there for Thanksgiving. I'm also disappointed that Brian McBride has left!

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                    Vidalia
                    1990 M Street, Washington, DC 20036

                    Blue Duck Tavern
                    1201 24th Street NW, Washington, DC 20037

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          Jeserf RE: FoiGras Nov 20, 2011 04:41 PM

          Victoria Gastro Pub is open - I went there Saturday for a baby shower and it was EXCELLENT. If I were looking for a place, and I were nearby, I'd pick that. It was great.

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          Victoria Gastro Pub
          8201 Snowden River Parkway, Columbia, MD 21045

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            cb1 RE: FoiGras Nov 22, 2011 11:43 AM

            FoiGras..... I hope your hubby is doing well and recovering quickly.

            I saw where the Elkridge Furnace Inn is going to have afternoon hours, and I know you've mentioned them before. We still haven't been, but plan to on your rec...

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            The Elkridge Furnace Inn
            5745 Furnace Avenue, Elkridge, MD 21075

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              FoiGras RE: cb1 Nov 22, 2011 12:22 PM

              Thanks cb1--hubby is doing great. We ventured out for an early, very casual dinner this past Saturday and again yesterday. It's hard to hold him down. His appetite has returned with a vengeance.

              We've decided to stay at home on Thanksgiving and instead go out on Saturday or Sunday. And, definitely the Elkridge Furnace Inn is on our priority list.

              Hope you get the opportunity to dine there in the near future. Especially this time of year--it's very romantic with the fireplaces and candlelight and excellent service. I also like the fact that their menu changes frequently and takes advantage of seasonal items.

              Best to you and your family for a very scrumptious Thanksgiving. I know Hubby and I have a lot to be thankful for. FoiGras

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              The Elkridge Furnace Inn
              5745 Furnace Avenue, Elkridge, MD 21075

            2. woodleyparkhound RE: FoiGras Nov 22, 2011 12:14 PM

              Thanksgiving specials at DC restaurants...

              http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11...

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                nickdanger RE: FoiGras Nov 22, 2011 01:09 PM

                All the Clydes Group restaurants appear to be open from their website.

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                  Steffo65 RE: nickdanger Nov 23, 2011 06:32 PM

                  As of a week ago, most Clyde's only had 8 PM or 12 noon ...and that was a week ago. So I'm having Indian!! (In NoVa)

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