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Am curious to hear about those who dined out on the Holiday. Where did you dine and how was the service and food?

Usually, dining out on Thanksgiving is something hubby and I do, but not this year, We went to Oregon Grille and Milton Inn in previous years. We were hopeful to go to the Elkridge Furnace Inn, but health issues prevented going out for dinner. So, I grilled steak--marinated/grilled asparagus with lemon and lemon zest and tarragon and shallots. roasted sweet potatoes with brown sugar butter, sour dough bread with olive oil and seasonings and grated romano cheese for dipping --Plenty of candlelight and soft music. Hey--didn't even miss going out..
But--looking forward to the weekend and perhaps going to the Elkridge Furnace Inn or Flemings.
Hope all of you Chowhounds enjoyed a scrumptious dinner on the day of Thanks.

Now, we start the season for dining out--I want to try some different places and get out of our normal dining mode. Am anxious to try Salt and Alchemy and would love to hear opinions on both. And, want to be persuaded to try some of the more trendy restaurants. We are in a groove of Tio Pepe's,, Flemings, Prime Rib, Elkridge Furance Inn and Kings Contrivance. We also love Sotto Sopra--one of the best veal chops ever--service is exemplary. Ruths Chris-Harryman House and Captain Harvey's.
we also like dining casually at Stoney River, Olive Grove(not Garden)--Sunset and Pappas in Glen Burnie. We are not opposed to chains for our weeknight outings, but like to dine a bit more upscale on the weekends.
Looking for the recommendations outside of what I have listed. I know that I'll be steered into a different direction for new dining experiexences. Happy Holiday--FoiGras

So, looking for some suggestions to get us out of our rut.

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

Kings Contrivance
10150 Shaker Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

Captain Harvey's Restaurant
11510 Reisterstown Rd, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Prime Rib
2020 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006

The Milton Inn
14833 York Road, Sparks, MD 21152

Oregon Grille
1201 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley, MD 21030

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  1. We did a take out Thanksgiving this year (from Whole Foods) because we had been traveling right up until the holiday and I was so pleased with the results that I could imagine doing it again. I would similarly like to hear from people who went this route. Other than Balducci's I don't know of any other take out options. We ordered the all organic dinner and it was plentiful and terrific with the exception of the cranberry stuffing (too sweet but sage stuffing wasn't an option).

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    Balducci's
    600 Franklin St, Alexandria, VA 22314

    1. Try Pazo, The Helmond, Tabrizi's, The Black Olive, Corner BYOB, Grace Garden and Charleston to get out of you rut.
      Or go south to Bethesda or DC and it's huge amount of fantastic dining experiences

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      Grace Garden
      1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

      Tabrizi's
      500 Harborview Drive, Baltimore, MD 21230

      Black Olive
      814 S. Bond Street, Baltimore, MD 21231

      Pazo Restaurant
      1425 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21201

      1. I'd urge you to try Dogwood-- great food plus you're supporting a social mission. I also love Mezze (melt in your mouth roasted salmon, delectable lamb meatballs...) and Bistro Blanc, if you're up for a bit of a drive. I'd avoid Cinghale... the food varies from good to great, but the service is well below the price you pay... Do you like any ethnic food (Indian, Thai, etc.???). If so, I have more to add for you.

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        Mezze
        1606 Thames St., Baltimore, MD 21231

        Bistro Blanc
        3800 Ten Oaks Road, Glenelg, MD 21737

        1. Dear Foie,

          Hubbette and I always take the TG meal at home with family, so I can't help with any recommendations in that department. This year we dined upon plum wood smoked heritage turkey from Springfield Farms (yummers!), oyster stuffing, potato/celeriac melange, sauteed spinach with apples. sauerkraut, turkey gravy, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie.

          As to other places to check out for dindins, we like Salt, which you mentioned (good cocktails, too!). Sotto Sopra gets a fat zero for service, in my book, so I'm surprised you liked it. Dif'rent strokes, I guess. When we went there we got that cloying service where they come at you every ten seconds asking how much you love everything so far, kind of like Pazo. That goop drives me crazy. I like prompt service that disappears entirely until you look around for them, at which time they materialize seemingly out of nowhere... Out west, there's Victoria Gastro Pub (great beer bar, good food) and Iron Bridge (good food, good wine selection).

          Happy hunting!