Arts & Entertainment

Stay Out of the Kitchen & Still Eat Well on Thanksgiving

Restaurants in the Falls Church area have the cure-all for Thanksgiving stress. There are offerings plenty of traditional Thanksgiving meals with unique culinary twists for anyone dreading the preparation and cooking of a large bird and trimmings to cause drowsiness amongst even the pickiest of eaters. If this is the year Saran wrapping 11 pounds of leftover turkey and deciding what to do with one too many cans of cranberry sauce is not appealing, then try one of the local eateries. Enjoy the meal and let someone else clean up the mess.

2941 Restaurant
2941 Fairview Park Drive
Falls Church
Open Thanksgiving, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., 2941 will offer a $65 prix-fixe menu with traditional and non-traditional holiday dishes. For appetizers customers can choose from butternut squash veloute, tuna tartare, Caesar salad, Hudson Valley foie gras, lobster bisque and/or a Meyer lemon crab cake. For the main course is a selection of sea bass, Maple Lawn Farm’s turkey breast, butternut squash ravioli or beef duo (which includes braised short ribs and rib eye). Dessert can be 2941’s signature apple pie, cranberry pudding, pumpkin spiced French toast or pear souffle. For more information, visit, call 703-270-1500 or email

6654 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church
Bentley’s will start seating people for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner at 1 p.m. Dinner, priced at $15.99, includes turkey with all the trimmings, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad and rolls. Dessert is a choice between pumpkin and apple pie. For more information, visit or call 703-532-4100.

La Côte D’Or Café
6876 Lee Highway
La Côte D’Or will be offering a Thanksgiving dinner in addition to their traditional French ala carte menu. The Thanksgiving dinner, which is prix-fixe for $44.95 includes four courses: butternut squash soup, salade Raymond, turkey with all the trimmings and for dessert the choice of pumpkin pie, pecan pie or homemade cheesecake. For more information, visit or call 703-538-3033.

Clyde’s of Tysons 
8332 Leesburg Pike
Clyde’s of Tysons Corner will open their doors at noon and keep the fun going until 10 p.m. Thanksgiving night. In addition to their everyday menu, they will offer a traditional turkey dinner priced at $25.95 with sausage-sage stuffing, green beans, whipped potatoes, glazed sweet potatoes, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce. For dessert a selection of pies, either a slice of apple or pecan pie a la mode or a slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream. If turkey is not what one desires then Clyde’s also offers an apple-smoked ham with white cheddar potato gratin, green beans, butternut squash puree and rum-raisin sauce for $16.95. The children’s portion for the traditional turkey dinner is priced at $15.95. For more information, visit or call 703-734-1901.

Ireland’s Four Provinces
105 W. Broad St.
Falls Church
Ireland’s Four Providences will be open from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving with a three-course menu for $27.95 (a la carte prices are available for the individual items on the Thanksgiving menu).
Appetizers include roasted butternut squash soup, potato leek soup, house salad, Caesar salad, and tomato mozzarella salad. The entrée is from the following: roasted turkey with homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrot puree, cranberry sauce and turkey gravy; braised lamb shanks over mashed potatoes, roasted shallots, mushrooms, parsnip, carrots in a rich lamb sauce; slow-roasted 14-ounce prime rib with mashed potatoes, asparagus, and au jus; or a fresh filet of salmon topped with sherry lobster cream sauce, mashed potatoes, roasted shallots, spinach and cherry tomatoes. The dessert options are one of the following: creamy pumpkin cheesecake, apple crisp with vanilla ice cream or a warm chocolate truffle cake with ice cream. For more information, visit or call 703-534-8999.