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Thanksgiving in DC--what would be fun?

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We'll be in DC over Thanksgiving, staying near Dupont Circle, and looking for a restaurant that would be fun/special but not necessarily traditional. We already have plans for Ethiopian and middle eastern food during our visit, so probably don't need to repeat those, but pretty much any type of food is OK. We'll have a car but probably prefer to stay in the city as we'll be sightseeing (the museums will all be open!). Suggestions? Thanks!

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  1. Are you talking about for the TG meal or over the weekend?

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    1. re: drewpbalzac

      Specifically the Thanksgiving meal, but am happy to hear other suggestions as well.

    2. I'd be tempted to call Vidalia to see if they're doing anything. I bet their twist on Southern Thanksgiving would be awesome.

      If you want to eschew tradition, add Thai X-ing or Little Serow to your list. I can't imagine either would be very busy on Thanksgiving, so you stand a good chance of getting in...if they're open.

      1. we're in the same area, same time, I posted the same thread and oddly, my son just asked me if we could have Ethiopian in DC. Which places were you planning for me and ethiopian? Looks like we're heading to tabard for thanksgiving. we were there last year for a non-thanksgiving dinner and it was great.

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        1. re: vinouspleasure

          in DC, Etete for Ethiopian. Get a vegetarian platter, add fish for a couple of bucks, plus get the derek tibs. Despite a lot of competition, this place remains popular and you should consider calling ahead for dinner.

        2. You should call ahead to anyplace you are thinking about. Thanksgiving is the deadest of days during the entire year. . . . The city is spooky Thanksgiving night.