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 (white or dark meat), mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, string beans, cranberry sauce and Italian bread at this spacious restaurant on Fairmont Avenue. Pumpkin and apple pie, as well as several flavors of ice cream, are available to round out the meal. They'll be open regular hours on Thanksgiving, and their traditional Italian menu will be available as well.
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Del Frisco's Grille
Enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at Pike & Rose with sliced roast turkey, sage apple sausage stuffing, green beans and cranberry sauce. Starter options are a butternut squash soup with rye croutons, deviled eggs and a holiday salad with mixed greens, dried cranberries, goat cheese and candied pecans. Dessert choices include pumpkin cheesecake, Nutella bread pudding, Molten Chocolate Cake, and Salted Caramel Pudding Jar. $39. Regular menu available.
WATCH: Video review of Thanksgiving 2015 at Del Frisco's Grille
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Pike & Rose at City Perch
City Perch's Thanksgiving menu drops last year's sweet potatoes in favor of traditional Yukon Gold mashed potatoes and gravy to go with the roasted turkey breast, chestnut stuffing, caramelized Brussels sprouts, and orange cranberry compote. The menu also plays up the restaurant's semi-secret weapon, renowned pastry chef Sherry Yard. That means not only in-house baked Parker House rolls, but a decadent 3-layer Silken Pumpkin Pie. The $45 menu ($20 per child 12 and under) also includes an acorn squash bisque and Autumn Salad as a first and second course.
5441 Wisconsin Avenue
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.
This popular American restaurant at Park Potomac will be serving up popular American Thanksgiving dishes on its hefty Thanksgiving menu. $35 per person; $20 for children under 12.
Travel to the French countryside for Thanksgiving at La Ferme in Chevy Chase, just minutes from downtown Bethesda. Starter options include Cream of Pumpkin soup; house-smoked Norwegian salmon with all the accoutrements including Bermuda onions, chopped eggs, capers and toasted Pumpernickel bread; or Oyster stew with leeks, potatoes and Applewood bacon. For the main entree, choose from classic turkey with chestnut stuffing and cranberry compote, or crabmeat-stuffed filets of sole with Champagne sauce, or New York Strip with mashed potatoes. For the big finish, select from pumpkin cheesecake, apple and cinnamon crème brulée, warm crèpes filled with milk chocolate and hazelnut ganache and caramel sauce, or an assorted French cheese plate served with dried fruits and nuts (Fourme d'Ambert AOC, Tomme de Savoie AOC and Buche de Chèvre cendrée).
$52. Served from 11:30 AM to 7:00 PM
Yes, the revamped restaurant in downtown Bethesda raved about in the Washington Post is in the Thankgiving sweepstakes for the second year in a row, and the menu can be as American or French as you want.
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.
The Irish Inn at Glen Echo
The Irish Inn will be serving dinner from 12:00-7:00 PM, $40 per adult, and $20 per child under 10. A wide variety of starters are available on the vast menu, which ranges from the traditional to the Indian-inspired.
6119 Tulane Avenue
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.
This health-conscious restaurant at North Bethesda Market is entering the Thanksgiving lineup for the first time. So you'll find a Pumpkin Pie Mini Indulgence on the menu.