With Thanksgiving around the corner, a number of local restaurants are preparing an array of possible feasts that can be taken home, as the COVID-19 pandemic forces families to rethink the usual communal celebrations.
Vienna’s Clarity (442 Maple Ave. E.) will have ThanksgivingToGo, the website said. For $45, diners can enjoy a turkey, sweet potatoes, french beans, gravy, and cranberry sauce.
Clarity chef and owner Jon Krinn says he is happy to be able to provide this carryout service during this holiday season.
“We are thankful that we are in a position to provide for ourselves and our guests, and we want everyone to stay safe so we can all get through this,” Krinn said. “Nothing can take away the relationships and bonds we have built and strengthened this year.”
Other local Vienna restaurants offering Thanksgiving to-go specials include:
In McLean, J. Gilbert’s will serve its guests a three-course turkey dinner and assemble Thanksgiving carryout kits for those who choose to eat at home.
The restaurant’s general manager, Jim Hetrick, says the health and safety of his customers during this holiday season will be the restaurant’s top priority.
“Thanksgiving dinner will be the same great feast that our guests have travelled miles to enjoy in previous years,” Hetrick said. “…This year we have adapted additional measures so our guests can be confident when they dine with us.”
J. Gilbert’s safety measures include socially distancing its tables, performing continuous sanitizing throughout the restaurant, requiring all employees to wear masks, and monitoring the team on a daily basis.
Kazan Restaurant (6813 Redmond Drive) is among the other McLean restaurants that will offer takeout Thanksgiving meals to-go.
Urban Plates in Tysons will serve Thanksgiving Dinner for both dine-in and take out. Chief Marketing Officer Steve Greer says its customers can expect the holiday dinner to be healthy with all offerings made from scratch, including organic produce and cage-free turkeys with no hormones or antibiotics.
“Thanksgiving this year may look different, but at Urban Plates, we’re committed to offering healthy, wholesome meals at affordable prices throughout the holiday season,” Greer said. “…We want to take the stress out of cooking a Thanksgiving meal so that you can enjoy meaningful time with those you’re with, rather than with your kitchen.”
A few other restaurants in Tysons that will provide Thanksgiving to-go includes:
- Barrel & Bushel (7901 Tysons One Place)
- Founding Farmers (1800 Tysons Blvd. at Galleria Drive)
- Lebanese Taverna (2001 International Drive)
Local restaurants in Merrifield that will serve traditional and non-traditional Thanksgiving meals include:
Falls Church also have a few restaurants that will serve customers on Thanksgiving Day:
- Open Road Grill (8100 Lee Highway)
- Sheesh Grill – 8190 Strawberry Lane Suite 4)
- 2941 (2941 Fairview Park Drive)
Photo via Clarity Restaurant