Make sure to call ahead to reserve your seat, and ensure there are still reservations available for the time you plan to dine.
Positano has been a fixture in downtown Bethesda since 1977, and is open every day of the year. While known for its Italian menu, you can also get a traditional Thanksgiving day feast with turkey and all the fixings at this spacious restaurant on Fairmont Avenue. They'll be open regular hours on Thanksgiving.
|Butterscotch Pudding Pot,|
one dessert option on the
Thanksgiving menu at
Del Frisco's Grille
A welcome new entry to the annual list is Del Frisco's Grille at Pike & Rose. Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with hand-carved turkey, cornbread stuffing, gravy and cranberry relish, a butternut squash bisque to start, and a choice of 2 sides and three choices for dessert. See the full menu for more details.
|Dine with an aerial view of|
the holiday lights of
Pike & Rose at City Perch
Another new entry also comes from Pike & Rose. City Perch's Thanksgiving menu switches out mashed potatoes for mashed sweet potatoes, gives you a choice from two starters, and plays up the restaurant's semi-secret weapon, renowned pastry chef Sherry Yard. That means not only five-star desserts, but a puff pastry lid on top of your Parsnip + Apple soup.
The Capital Grille in Chevy Chase will offer their Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites, as well as their regular menu.
This popular American restaurant at Park Potomac will be serving up popular American Thanksgiving dishes from noon until 8 PM on Thanksgiving Day.
Choose from classic turkey, or salmon or New York Strip at this longtime Chevy Chase restaurant,
Yes, the revamped restaurant in downtown Bethesda raved about in the Washington Post is entering the Thankgiving sweepstakes this year, from 4:00-8:30 PM.
A long-standing fixture on my list, Maggiano's will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal family-style.
A veritable Thanksgiving tradition, atop the Bethesda Metro station.
Union Jack's Bethesda
4915 St. Elmo Avenue
For those in the Wildwood Shopping Center area, this is an easy drive with easy (and free!) surface parking.
Now here is a best-kept secret. Tucked away in the Shops at Sumner Place (better known as Little Falls Mall to longtime residents).
The Thanksgiving restaurant meal that can start with a Louisiana seafood gumbo, if you wish. Another Thanksgiving tradition in downtown Bethesda. Check out the menu here.
Local celebrity chef Robert Wiedmaier is behind this rooftop restaurant also making its debut on my Thanksgiving list. They'll be open from 12:00-7:00 PM with an a la carte menu that will include some special Thanksgiving dishes.