For people who want to let local chefs do the heavy lifting, here’s a look at restaurants in the D.C. area that will welcome diners for a holiday meal on Thursday, November 22. As the old saw goes, all the effort that goes into cooking and cleaning on Thanksgiving cuts down on time that could be spent arguing about politics with a zany uncle.

1. City Perch Kitchen + Bar

11830 Grand Park Ave b
North Bethesda, MD 20852
(301) 231-2310

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A holiday buffet boasts highlights such as acorn squash bisque, herb-roasted turkey, and stuffing made with chestnut confit. A variety of pies will be featured for dessert along with apple cider doughnuts and chocolate chip toffee cookies. The price is $58 per adult, and $20 per child.

The patio at City Perch.
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2. Indique

3512 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6600

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From 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., executive chef K.N. Vinod will be serving his full a la carte menu in addition to specials such as turkey Seekh kebab appetizer ($9) and a Kerala-style fish cooked in a banana leaf ($21).

3. Sababa

3311 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6750

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From noon to 9 p.m., diners can head to Cleveland Park for an Israeli Thanksgiving. In addition to its regular menu, Sababa is offering six holiday-themed dishes: roasted pumpkin hummus, charred carrots, and fingerling potatoes are all $10; lamb matzo ball soup, turkey kofta with rye stuffing, and grilled lamb chops are all $15.

4. Bindaas (Multiple locations)

3309 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 244-6550

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Head to the original in Cleveland Park or the outpost in Foggy Bottom to sample a turkey masala dosa served with a butternut squash bhaji (fritter) and cranberry chutney. The special dish costs $14, and the complete a la carte menu is also available on Thanksgiving Day. Bindaas Cleveland Park will be open from 5 p.m. to 10:45 on the holiday. The Foggy Bottom location will operate from noon to 8 p.m.

The dining room at the original Bindaas. 
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5. Wildfire

Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr
McLean, VA 22102
(703) 442-9110

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From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., this Tysons Galleria restaurant will serve a family-style feast including oven-roasted turkey with a mushroom-herb stuffing and traditional sides. That’s priced at $49.95 per person, and $21.95 for children 12 and under. A gluten-free menu includes pumpkin pie and flourless chocolate cake.

The Thanksgiving spread from Wildfire
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6. Bidwell

1309 5th St NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 547-0172

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This Union Market restaurant plans to serve oven-roasted heritage turkeys with scratch-made gravy. There’s apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert. It costs $45 for adults, and $25 for children under 12.

The main dining room at Bidwell. 
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7. Plume

1200 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 448-2300

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Head inside the Jefferson hotel for a three-course prix fixe Thanksgiving meal at its Michelin-starred restaurant. Highlights from chef Ralf Schlegel this year include organic farm turkey with apple chestnut bread stuffing, green bean cassoulet, and red kuri squash pumpkin pie with Speculoos, chai and caramelized popcorn. There’s also a vegetarian menu that features a yellow corn soufflé with a fall vegetable bouquet. Holiday service is available from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and priced at $108 per person for adults and $48 for children 12 and under.

Photo: Plume