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2011 Thanksgiving Dining Options in Northern Virginia & DC

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  I love turkey, ham, gravy, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole; well I think
you get the picture and the idea that I am a big fan of this holiday. But have you ever noticed all the work that goes into something that is consumed in about 30 minutes or less, and then what a mess to be cleaned up.  After all, Thanksgiving is a holiday, and I thought holidays involved rest and relaxation, but come Friday morning when you go back to work, you will be in need of another day off.  This year I want to enjoy the food, wine and day off,  but without the cooking and cleaning.


I decided this Thanksgiving to get all my friends and family together and go out for dinner, when you breakdown the cost associated with the food, drink, snacks, and energy used preparing the Thanksgiving feast, it is probably about the same price to let someone else cater Thanksgiving for you and your family, but I know what you are saying,  “where to go on Thanksgiving in Arlington VA or surrounding areas”, and “what restaurants will be open on Thanksgiving in Northern Virginia”?

Dining Options

Thankfully living in Arlington VA and the surrounding Metropolitan area there is no shortages of restaurants. From my research you will find an array of Northern Virginian & DC restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinner 2011.

Thanksgiving Dinner 2011 Dining Options in Northern Virginia, and DC.

Founding Farmers in D.C. on 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW is offering a gourmet Thanksgiving Dinner for $35 and $20 for the kids. Menu choices include Roasted Butternut and Acorn Squash Soup, Slow Roasted Pit Ham with Black Eyed Pea Gravy, and Roasted Chestnut Cornbread Stuffing to name a few. Click here to view the full menu and to make an online reservation .

If you living in Arlington VA like me, and don’t want to go far for Thanksgiving, why not consider Crystal City Sports Pubs Thanksgiving dinner , at $10.99 for either Honey Glazed Ham, Turkey or a combination and all the trimmings it a real bargain, plus they clean the dishes. Another Arlington VA restaurant with a Thanksgiving menu is Harry’s Taproom in Clarendon VA. This is the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy Thanksgiving in Harry’s Taproom newly renovated restaurant.  They will be offering Thanksgiving seating from Noon to 7pm.

Looking for something a little romantic for a special someone this Thanksgiving, then Bastille in Alexandria has you covered, offering a 3 course dinner by Chefs Christophe and Michelle Poteaux. Cost is $78 (includes taxes and gratuities) and wine pairings optional. This will definitely impress.

Non-Traditional Thanksgiving 2011 Dinner in Northern Virginia & Washington DC 

Finally if you are looking for something very non-Thanksgiving, then Cee Fine Thai Dining restaurant in Fairfax will be open from 11am to 10pm. Alternatively you can trade Turkey for a unique Korean-Style Chimiun Jo SSÄM with Roasted Brussels sprouts and Fish Sauce Vinaigrette; served with a Butternut Squash Puree at Buddha Bar DC, set price menu is $55

Thanksgiving Options in a Nutshell

• Founding Farmers in D.C. on 1924 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
• Crystal City Sports Pubs in Crystal City Arlington VA
• Harry’s Taproom in Clarendon VA
• Bastille in Alexandria VA
• Cee Fine Thai Dining restaurant in Fairfax
• Buddha Bar DC

Arlington VA Thanksgiving 2011 Dining Options*

• The Liberty Tavern, Clarendon VA
• McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood, Crystal City
• Pinzimini at The Westin Arlington Gateway, Rosslyn VA
• Piola, Rosslyn
• Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Crystal City
*Please note this is just a sampling of restaurants offering Thanksgiving dining options.
Whether you create your own Thanksgiving feast or dine out this holiday, the Team at Arbour Realty wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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