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Nov 6, 2012 05:31 PM

Upscale Thanksgiving Dinner

My wife and I are interested in an upscale Thanksgiving dinner, on Thanksgiving Day. I don't mind the menu being "traditional" but I have in mind more of a tasting menu (I am hoping for more like 7+ courses, not 3) upscale atmosphere. It could be anywhere in the DC area, VA, Baltimore, or basically anything within 2-3 hours of DC.

I have looked around, and have found plenty of places that do "traditional" Thanksgiving, or a nice buffet, but this isn't exactly what I am looking for.

Any suggestions?

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  1. You might want to inquire with Volt in Frederick, MD.

    I recall them doing a Thanksgiving service a while back.

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    1. re: ipsedixit

      That was my first thought as well. They appear to be closed on thanksgiving.

    2. Are you in fact looking for a Thanksgiving-themed dinner or just their regular menu?

      The following higher end restaurants are open (you should check to see what type of menu they are serving that day): Vidalia, Equinox, J&G Steakhouse and Rasika. I know Vidalia, Rasika and Equinox have tasting menus on their regular menus...but double check to see what they are doing for Thanksgiving.

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      1. re: Elyssa

        I did not find exactly what I was looking for (Thanksgiving re-imagined in a tasting menu) but... Equinox looks very good, and we have reservations now. Thanks for the suggestion.

        Also, Just Visiting, thanks for making me aware of Potowmack Farms, headed out there for a non-Thanksgiving dinner soon!

      2. I doubt that restaurants do that kind of thing on Thanksgiving. We are going to Potowmack Farms. You might want to look into that, but they may be fully booked by now. In fact, most places probably are fully booked already.