Want to feast at home this Christmas but not eager to do the cooking yourself? Take a break with delivery or takeout from one of these restaurants with dishes as varied as the families that are ordering them.
In Northern Virginia:
Both the DC and Clarendon locations are offering a generous Christmas-inspired grab-and-go menu derived from their next-level Balkan concept. Priced at $55/couple, it begins with orange roast beef followed by a selection of seasonal sides served in 8-ounce containers like honey-garlic cauliflower, beet tartare and potato-corn au gratin. The meal concludes with a Balkan-inspired Christmas berry cake. Advanced reservations are not required as meals are made-to-order. Call the restaurant for to-go orders, or get delivery through GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates. // Multiple locations
The Vienna wine bar and restaurant will celebrate Nochebuena (Christmas Eve) with an á la carte to-go menu celebrating Latin American flavors. The meal is completely customizable, with options including mojo jumbo shrimp with olive oil, pepper and garlic; pastelon, a vegetarian Puerto Rican plantain “lasagna” with mushrooms; and pernil, a slow-roasted ethically-raised pork with escabeche and aioli. For dessert, there’s a Venezuelan chocolate marquesa. All items come fully-cooked but need to be reheated. Pickup on Dec. 24 from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. // 111 Church St. NW, Suite 101, Vienna
The Alexandria restaurant’s $159 feast includes marinated kale salad, slow-roasted prime rib with root vegetables, mashed red skin potatoes and a blood orange vanilla cake. Orders can be placed directly through the restaurant’s website or by phone through Dec. 21 and will be available on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25 from 12-6 p.m. // 911 King St., Alexandria
The Alexandria restaurant lets diners bring their warm, flavorful Italian dishes home to their family’s table. Starting at $69 for two servings and $119 for four, the to-go packages includes five dishes served cold with reheating instructions. They include pane al formaggio, braised short rib lasagna and classic tiramisu. Orders can be placed directly through the restaurant’s website or by phone through Dec. 21 and will be available on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25 from 12-6 p.m. // 100 King St., Alexandria
Among the many holiday options for pickup and delivery is the Christmas Dinner for Two, priced at $90. It includes a choice of main course (herb-roasted turkey and gravy, slow-roasted beef, wild mushroom truffle lasagna or smoked ham with pomegranate molasses), along with buttered peas and carrots, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, freshly-baked dinner rolls with honey butter and a winter harvest salad. You can schedule a pickup at Bluejacket, Rustico Alexandria, Rustico Arlington, Red Apron Mosaic or Owen’s Ordinary, and the service requests a $35 minimum order. Depending on your location, you can also schedule delivery for a minimum $35 purchase plus a $7 fee.
The New American eatery in Lovettsville has a Christmas Eve takeout dinner for $300 plus 15% gratuity which feeds a family of four to six people. There is a choice of four seasonal entrees: slow-roasted prime rib, traditional Christmas ham, stuffed seafood filet or vegetarian. Bottles of wine and batched cocktails are available to be added on for an additional cost. // 42461 Lovettsville Road, Lovettsville
The Northern Virginia fast-casual eatery with locations in Chantilly and the Mosaic District is celebrating the holiday season with the traditional Afghan national dish. Starting December 18, diners can order Kabuli Palau ($14), which tops aromatic basmati rice with a lamb shank, carrots, raisins, pistachios and almonds. It’s best paired with mast o khiar ($5), a creamy yogurt dip with cucumber and fresh herbs. // Multiple locations
Joe’s Christmas-to-go package is $139 for a serving of four to six people with the option of doubling the sides for an additional $60. Try his unique takes on holiday dishes like praline sweet potato casserole, garlic buttermilk mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits and brown-sugar-and-pineapple-glazed spiral ham. Orders can be placed directly through the restaurant’s website or by phone through Dec. 21 and will be available on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25 from 12-6 p.m. // 1800 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria
The Clifton American restaurant is offering a to-go Christmas dinner with a Seven Hills Farm prime rib au jus and horseradish cream sauce in addition to sides like brioche rolls with honey butter, creamed spinach, whipped potatoes, chestnut stuffing and a chocolate Bourbon pecan pie. The family-style meal costs $250 and is designed for four or five people; pre-order by Dec. 18 or pickup on Dec. 23. // 7134 Main St., Clifton
The Mexican restaurant offers two large, value-driven family-style menus which are fully-customizable. Priced at $60/couple, the first meal includes a pound of protein from the pre-selected list, followed by three 8-ounce sides, one to-go cocktail or one bottle of wine. The second menu is priced at $110 for a family of four, featuring two pounds of protein, six 8-ounce sides, two desserts and a choice of two to-go cocktails or two bottles of wine. All orders come with 12 organic corn tortillas, salsa verde, crema and pico de gallo. Call the restaurant for to-go orders, or get delivery through GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates. // 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
The to-go menu is as delicious as it is easy, with family-style sides and desserts with the perfect servings for six to eight people like crab mac and cheese ($59), Oysters Rockefeller ($39) and Bailey’s cheesecake ($75) to accompany any main course. Orders can be placed directly through the restaurant’s website or by phone through Dec. 21 and will be available on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25 from 12-6 p.m. // 101 N. Union St., Alexandria
Frank Ruta’s four-course prix-fixe menu is available for in-house dining and curbside pickup, priced at $75 per person plus tax and gratuity. It begins with urchin and peekytoe crab salad with apple coulis, cider vinaigrette and poppyseed tuile. That’s followed by Dover sole fillet Dieppoise with Bouchot mussels, arrowhead spinach and sesame seed pastry. The main course is a Maine lobster pot roast with sunchokes, leeks and mushroom tourné and Yorkshire pudding, ending with stuffed panettone with mascarpone sorbet. There are also three takeaway feasts with Seven Hills prime rib, Shenandoah rack of lamb or house-cured and baked fresh ham, accompanied by five traditional sides and a choice of dessert. The feasts range in price from $175-$200 per couple and $315-$365 for a family of six, plus tax and gratuity. Orders must be placed by Dec. 19 with pickup available 4-9 p.m. Dec. 23 and Dec. 24. // 2132 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Perfect for a party of four, the holiday to-go menu ($70/person) features Christmas spiced skin-on brined turkey breast trussed with fresh herbs and a truffled penne gratin, and other dishes. Pre-order and pickup on December 23. // 301 Water St. SE, Suite 115, Washington, DC
Order one of four seasonal feasts to-go, priced at $150 to $295 for a family of six. They include whole Rohan duck with citrus-fig gastrique, Berkshire porchetta with quince-pear mostarda, whole capon with winter truffles or prime rib roast with horseradish cream and beef jus. Meals are accompanied by cranberry-walnut bread loaf and two traditional sides like butter whipped potatoes and roasted winter vegetables. End with eggnog cheesecake with speculoos crust and cassis-cranberry compote or lemon tart with rum crème Parisienne for an additional $40. Orders must be placed by Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. for pickup Dec. 24-25 between 3-4 p.m. // 1201 24th St. NW, Washington, DC
A three-course prix-fixe menu is offered on Christmas Eve for dine-in, carryout and delivery for $55/person plus tax and gratuity, and the entire a la carte menu is also available. Prix-fixe options include Kerala-style lobster soup, smoked lamb filet with Rajasthani spices, crab masala, char-grilled halibut, clove-roasted wild boar chops, duck curry, garam masala sticky pudding, spiced carrot pudding and chocolate-and-pecan tart. // 815 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
The Christmas Eve Feast for Two ($290 plus tax and gratuity) features five sumptuous courses including costillas de cordero asado (roasted rack of lamb) with garlic roasted Yukon gold potatoes, fennel gratin and rosemary jus. Orders must be placed by Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m. for pickup from noon to 7 p.m. on Dec. 23. // 791 Wharf St. SW, Washington, DC
The Feast for Two To-Go ($290 plus tax and gratuity) has savory dishes like caserecce and crab with jumbo lump blue crab, pappa al pomodoro and red king prawn essence, served alongside root vegetable gratin with pecorino and caramelized shallots. It must be ordered by Dec. 20 at noon for pickup on Dec. 23 from 2-7 p.m. // 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Dine decadently at home with the Christmas Eve at Home for Two ($290 plus tax and gratuity) with six courses including Sardinian ricotta cavatelli with blue crab, pimenton, basil and confit cherry tomatoes. Orders must be placed by Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m. for pickup or delivery on Dec. 23 from 1-7 p.m. // 3100 K St. NW, Washington, DC
There are several options for carry-out on Christmas Eve here. The Feast of Seven Fishes menu ($85/person) includes dishes like baccala carpaccio with winter citrus; grilled calamari with Italian sausage; linguine with brown anchovies; brodetto with monkfish, shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, fregola sarda and lobster broth; and tiramisu. There is also a menu with a maple-brined holiday ham and sides ($150/couple or $225/family of five), a Roseda Farms prime rib and sides ($165/couple, $250/family of five) or a pan-roasted venison loin and sides ($175/couple, $275/family of five); meals do not include tax or gratuity. Orders must be placed by Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. for pick-up on Dec. 23-24 from noon to 9 p.m. // 1100 New York Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Both locations will be offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu for in-house dining, carryout and delivery this Christmas as well as the full menu. Priced at $55 per-person plus tax and gratuity, options on the prix-fixe menu include starters like masala salmon cake, lamb nargisi kofta and chicken cafreal sannas. Entrees include shrimp ishtu with ginger, green chilies and coconut milk; bison roast with fennel and black pepper; and Gujarati lasagna with eggplant, sweet potato, bell peppers and kadi. A dessert sampler tempts with Goan Christmas cake with saffron sabayon, chocolate bibianca and malpua with candied ginger rabdi. // Multiple locations
Rob Rubba’s plant-centric feast to-go is inspired by his family members’ specialties and is available for pre-order and Christmas Eve pickup. The Vegetarian Christmas Dinner for Two ($100) has mom’s honey baked “ham” made from a smoked maple Lion’s Mane Mushroom, Aunt Linda’s rosemary potatoes with shallots and rosemary butter, Uncle Mike’s cheddar and scallion biscuits, Susie’s cauliflower gratin with black truffle and garlic bread crumbs and Grandma’s gingerbread cake. He’s also offering Beet Wellington ($50, serves two to four guests) and an oyster-at-home shucking kit ($40) with a dozen local oysters, shucking knife, house cocktail sauce, mignonette and shucking directions. // 1440 8th St. NW, Washington, DC
The Cleveland Park Israeli concept showcases a festive five-course prix-fixe menu available on Christmas Eve for in-house dining, carryout and delivery. Priced at $50 per-person plus tax and gratuity, it includes seasonal hummus tahini with pita and za’atar; jeweled rice with candied salmon; duck confit with fennel; potato and apricot tzimmes; parsnip-apple salad; and roasted lamb loin with butter-braised cabbage and sesame pepper sauce. Dessert is a seasonal peppermint konafi with shredded phyllo dough, peppermint labneh filling and chocolate Chantilly. On Christmas Day there will be a variety of Chinese-inspired specials like winter rolls, duck dumplings, lamb Rangoon, moo shu goat and kumquat orange chicken in addition to the full á la carte menu. Call the restaurant for to-go orders. Delivery options are available through GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates. // 3311 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
The three locations of the Korean eatery have added two takeaway feasts for carryout and delivery. Priced at $25 per couple or $40 for a family of four, the feast allows diners to choose their base of sushi-grade white rice or purple rice before selecting a protein, four vegetables and toppings. Mains include bulgogi, spicy pork in a sweet-spicy-chili marinade and tofu in a soy-garlic-ginger marinade. Vegetables include kimchi, sesame carrots or cucumbers, kale slaw, corn and Korean radish, with various topping options. Guests who purchase a feast receive a 10 percent discount for the month of December. // Multiple locations, seoulspice.com
Relax at home with the Christmas Eve Dinner To-Go for Two ($240) which includes lasagna alla Bolognese and grilled branzino with taggiasche olives, confit lemon and sugo finto. End on a sweet note with an Italian Yule Log with red fruit compote, gianduja ganache and vanilla chantilly. Order by Dec. 20 at 8:30 p.m. for pickup on Dec. 23 from noon to 8:30 p.m. // 4445 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
The National Harbor and Gatsby locations will do the cooking for you on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with dinner priced at $68 per person. Dishes feature shrimp cocktail, Cajun-spiced ribeye and eggnog cheesecake. Add on a beverage kit for an additional fee. // succotashrestaurant.com
Danny Ledo has curated an at-home tasting menu dubbed the Holiday Iberian Feast. Priced at $120 for two people, it includes a quarter of a split roasted suckling pig, roasted potatoes with vegetables and a flourless chocolate cake. Pre-order here. // 2404 Wisconsin Ave. B, Washington, DC
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