Thanksgiving, Reston Restaurant Style
Try something new or go with traditional turkey feast at local restaurants.
If the thought of staying home and slaving over a hot stove to prepare a turkey feast is not appealing, there are plenty of options for dining out in Reston this Thanksgiving.
If you are tired of the traditional fare and want to spice it up a bit, try the turkey dinner with an Italian flair at Il Fornaio. The family-style dinner is a available for $35 for adults and $18 for children under 12.
Patrons can also order individual items, such as fresh ravioli with butternut squash and walnuts or hickory-smoked ham with pineapple and honey mustard sauce. Assistant Manager Adam Twomley said the restaurant has well over 100 reservations.
"We've gotten a great response, and people are excited about it," he said.
If you are craving something besides turkey, M&S Grill will be offering their regular dinner menu of steaks and seafood, along with Thanksgiving fare. For those who do want the traditional turkey dinner, the patrons full spread is available for $22.95 ($5.95 for children 12 and under).
Across the street from MS&S Grill, McCormick & Schmick's is offering its full menu, in addition to a Thanksgiving feast, from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. For $22.95 ($5.95 for children), the feast includes turkey; cornbread stuffing; mashed potatoes; apple squash casserole; and upside down apple pie or pumpkin pie.
At Clyde's, a Thanksgiving meal is available for $25.95 for adults ($15.95 for children under 10). Those who want something different can choose from other savory options, such as autumn gnocchi, jumbo crab cakes or stuffed roasted acorn squash.
Market Street Bar and Grill in the Hyatt Regency will be offering a Thanksgiving Day brunch buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for $55 a person ($25 for children ages 5-11). There will be something for everyone, from a carving station, to a seafood display with salmon with capers, seared tuna, and assorted California rolls, to omelets and waffles. Patrons can also order selected items from the dinner menu from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
After enjoying your meal out on the town, you can dance it off at the 'Turkey Bash,' at Uno's Chicago Grill in Reston Town Center, and help raise money for a local charity. Uno's will offer its regular menu of pizza, pasta and more from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is also a pizza buffet, a D.J and dancing starting at 9 p.m. (for a $5 cover).
There will also be a raffle to help benefit Reston Interfaith.
Last year's Turkey Bash raised about $1,000, says Uno's manager Billy Rutherford.
"We have done this for the last few years and always get a good turnout," he said. "It's fun and it's for a good cause."