Friday, November 20, 2015

Restaurants open Thanksgiving 2015 in Bethesda (Photos)

No cooking skills? No time? No family? Not to worry, the annual Robert Dyer @ Bethesda Row guide to Bethesda restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day is here.

Make sure to call ahead to reserve your seat, and ensure there are still reservations available for the time you plan to dine.

Positano

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.

4948-4940 Fairmont Avenue
(301)-654-1717
Butterscotch Pudding Pot,
one dessert option on the
Thanksgiving menu at
Del Frisco's Grille
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.

11800 Grand Park Avenue
(301) 881-0308
Dine with an aerial view of
the holiday lights of
Pike & Rose at City Perch
this Thanksgiving
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.

11830 Grand Park Avenue
301-231-2310

The Capital Grille

The Capital Grille in Chevy Chase will offer their Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites, as well as their regular menu.

5310 Western Avenue
(301) 718-7812

Founding Farmers

This popular American restaurant at Park Potomac will be serving up popular American Thanksgiving dishes from noon until 8 PM on Thanksgiving Day.

12505 Park Potomac Avenue
(301) 340-8783

La Ferme

Choose from classic turkey, or salmon or New York Strip at this longtime Chevy Chase restaurant,

7101 Brookville Road
(301) 986-5255

Le Vieux Logis

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.

7925 Old Georgetown Road
(301) 652-6816

Maggiano's

A long-standing fixture on my list, Maggiano's will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal family-style.

Chevy Chase Pavilion
5333 Wisconsin Ave NW
(202) 966-5500

Morton's

A veritable Thanksgiving tradition, atop the Bethesda Metro station.

7400 Wisconsin Avenue
(301) 657-2650

Union Jack's Bethesda

Union Jack's will open at 6:00 PM on Thanksgiving Day, and will be serving its full menu.

4915 St. Elmo Avenue
(301) 652-2561

Oakville Grille and Wine Bar

For those in the Wildwood Shopping Center area, this is an easy drive with easy (and free!) surface parking.

Wildwood Shopping Center
10257 Old Georgetown Road
(301) 897-9100

Praline

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 Shops at Sumner Place
4611 Sangamore Road
(301) 229-8180

Ruth's Chris Steak House

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.

7315 Wisconsin Avenue
(301) 652-7877

Urban Heights

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.

7940 Norfolk Avenue
(301) 312-8282

Happy Thanksgiving
from
Robert Dyer
at 
Bethesda Row!

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why is Dyer wishing me a Happy Thanksgiving? What a freaking micro-agression BRO!

Anonymous said...

I'm guessing Food Wine & Co. isn't having a final Thanksgiving in their space.

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Anonymous said...

Prices for the fixed-price menus would have been useful.

Anonymous said...

The article says that over the next few years, as the existing tenants leave, they'll demolish. So they could open if they wanted! :) :)

Anonymous said...

Why aren't people talking about Robert Dyer being the worst dressed dude in Bethesda Town!?

Anonymous said...

@ 7:23AM Um, because he isn't.
That award goes to the guy who walks around the south end of Bethesda in the striped button-down tucked into his grey sweatpants.

Anonymous said...

How much would a special 'Thanksgiving Dinner with Dyer' event cost? I'll bring the Baja Blast.

Anonymous said...

@ 10:38 AM - "Don't tell 'em what they already know."

Anonymous said...

Dyer, just stick with the names of the restaurants, their locations and telephone numbers and Thanksgiving hours. Everything else is just useless verbiage.

"You can also get a traditional Thanksgiving day feast with turkey and all the fixings at this spacious restaurant..."

"...will offer their Executive Chef's take on Thanksgiving favorites, as well as their regular menu."

"This popular American restaurant ..will be serving up popular American Thanksgiving dishes"

"Yes, the revamped restaurant in downtown Bethesda raved about *in the Washington Post* is entering the Thanksgiving sweepstakes this year..."

So Dyer is "spamming" his own blog now. And that's one hell of an awkward use of passive voice. Just say "...that the Washington Post raved about".... That's how normal people talk.

"A veritable Thanksgiving tradition..."

"A long-standing fixture on my list...will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal family-style."

Anonymous said...

Aaron's sloppy khakis don't make the worst dressed list?

Steve D. said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
Dyer, just stick with the names of the restaurants, their locations and telephone numbers and Thanksgiving hours. Everything else is just useless verbiage.

11:23 AM"

This is a blog, not a directory. Commentary is most welcome.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Dyer's site isn't a phone directory.

Anonymous said...

They all sound good! Yum!

Robert Dyer said...

11:23: If you were knowledgeable about the DC dining scene, you would know that Washington Post food critics have a strong bias against Bethesda restaurants. So their praise of Le Vieux Logis is indeed notable, and makes complete sense to mention here.

How would anybody be helped in choosing the right restaurant if I just presented a list of phone numbers?

Robert Dyer said...

7:23: Because I'm not.

Anonymous said...

Why no mention of matt barker out at CITY PERCH as the head chef? Shouldn't that be made KNOWN to people considering eating their for Thanksgiving!?

Anonymous said...

It's like a child who has to compare to someone else.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I just typically go for Chinese carry out on Thanksgiving

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