You know that your favorite international restaurants are probably open for the Thanksgiving, but what if you feel more like a turkey dinner than butter chicken or lo mein? These restaurants are all serving their takes on a traditional feast. You’ll find the Thanksgiving flavors you crave, either straight up or with a twist (think Italian pasta or spiced Lebanese tahini sauce) right here. We’ll be adding to the list as Thanksgiving approaches, so check back for more choices.
You can order anything from truffle risotto to turkey breast as part of this $85, three-course prix fixe. But for a $12 supplement, we’re betting on the Earth & Ocean, a combo of roasted turkey and butter-poached lobster with lobster emulsion, sautéed spinach and parsnips. // 2941 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church
Got your stretchy pants ready? This six-course experience includes deeply Gallic options like escargots and soufflés, but also local turkey with chestnut stuffing, giblet gravy and cranberry relish. Prices vary depending on which entree you order. // 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls
For $65, you get a three-course prix-fixe at this French restaurant. Start with a homey pumpkin-maple bisque or go fancy with baked oysters or chicken liver pate. Whether you order turkey or monkfish with lobster sauce, save room for hazelnut-pumpkin roulade. // 606 N. Fayette St., Alexandria
You don’t need tons of options for your Thanksgiving meal when everything is as good as it is here. This four-course, $125 dinner with $75 optional wine pairing includes a scallop crudo, sunchoke veloute, turkey breast and pecan pie with roasted butternut squash ice cream. // 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg
For $95, go all-out with four courses that begin with a seafood platter that includes crab claws, shrimp, caviar and lobster tail. The turkey (both roasted breast and confit leg) comes with all the trimmings and there’s pumpkin or pecan pie at the finish line. // 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean
The $75 locavore menu in this socially distanced dining room starts with sunchoke soup with truffle oil and sunflower seeds. From there, you can choose from Whiffletree Farm turkey, beef tenderloin salmon or squash. Just save room for pumpkin panna cotta or dark chocolate cake. // 8369 W. Main St., Marshall
Want to feast like our forefathers? George Washington and John Adams have both been in the building and it shows with a menu of house-baked breads, peanut soup and pecan or pumpkin “pye” to accompany your turkey. // 138 N. Royal St., Alexandria
The farm-owned gastropub is charging $65 for three courses of ultra-local fare. Butternut squash soup with pumpkin spice croutons or salad with warm bacon vinaigrette starts the meal. There’s roasted turkey, smoked ham or pumpkin risotto before Bourbon pecan pie or pumpkin cheesecake. // 9048 John S. Mosby Hwy., Upperville
The Alexandria Restaurant Partners fine dining restaurant is offering a $69 prix-fixe for the holiday this year. The four-course meal starts with a relish tray to share, complete with Parker House rolls and housemade sausage. Other fun options include a butternut squash “pop tart,” duck confit pasta in truffle cream and pumpkin panna cotta. // 911 King St., Alexandria
Want some Italian flair for your holiday? Before your brick-oven-roasted turkey, order a pumpkin raviolo. Complete your three-course, $29 meal with pumpkin panna cotta. // 100 King St., Alexandria
Want to leave your Thanksgiving in the hands of a Michelin-starred chef? Fabio Trabocchi’s Rosslyn location of his pasta house is offering Thanksgiving specials including butternut squash agnolotti with brown butter, sage and pecorino. // 1100 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
Dining at this comforting American restaurant is family-style this holiday. For $74, diners share starters, sides and desserts for the table. They can pick two entrees to share, including rotisserie heritage turkey, Roseda Farms prime rib, roasted salmon or sunchoke risotto. // 7134 Main St, Clifton
Have your traditional holiday meal with touches of Lebanon at this Vienna restaurant. The four-course, $65 dinner includes oven-roasted turkey with everything you expect, but there’s also roasted branzino tagine before you finish on pumpkin pie or apple tart. // 132 Branch Road SE, Vienna
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