Order one of these celebratory dinners to go or to be delivered and you’ll have more time to stand, flute in hand, to toast good riddance to 2020. We’ve divided your options into restaurants in Northern Virginia and those located just over the bridge in DC. Happy New Year!
Both the DC and Clarendon locations are offering a generous New Year’s Eve family-style grab-and-go menu. The first choice is a seven-course Balkan feast priced at $79. It includes a choice of main dish, spread, salad, two vegetables, a potato dish, dessert, one bottle of pre-selected sparkling wine and a choice of a second bottle of wine (red, white, or sparkling) or one bottled cocktail (serves two) to feed three or four people. The second option is priced at $150 and includes a choice of two main dishes, two spreads, two salads, four vegetables, two potato dishes, two desserts, one bottle of sparkling wine and a choice of two bottled cocktails (serves four) or two additional bottles of pre-selected wine (red, white or sparkling) to feed six to eight people. Advance reservations are not required for Ambar’s New Year’s Eve to-go menu as all orders will be made to order. // Multiple locations
The Vienna wine bar and restaurant will be offering an a la carte Spanish menu to go ($120/two people). Highlights include albondigas (Spanish meatballs), paella de mariscos, Basque cheesecake and a bottle of Cava to toast. All items come fully cooked with simple reheating instructions. // 111 Church St. NW, Suite 101, Vienna
Ring in the New Year with the restaurant and cheese shop’s multi-course meal for two ($69.99), complete with party gear. Each meal includes a three-cheese board with accoutrements; mixed green salad with apricots, almonds, fried Brie and Champagne vinaigrette; choice of either beef Bourguignon with goat-cheese-swirled mashed potatoes and roasted rainbow carrots or jumbo shells stuffed with spinach, feta and sheep’s milk ricotta with a rustic tomato sauce and roasted rainbow carrots; and chocolate mousse with chocolate-covered strawberries. There is the option to add on a caviar course ($49.99) and/or a trio of half bottles of sparkling wine ($49.99). Orders must be placed in advance and picked up on Dec. 31 between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. // Multiple locations
The Mezza Madness At Home package ($79-$89) features Lebanese Taverna’s most popular mezzas (serves two), a bottle of Champagne, 2021 party favors and a virtual belly dancing show. Order online for pick-up on Dec. 31. The Tysons, Pentagon Row and Westover locations will also be open for a la carte dining. // Multiple locations
Among the many options available for pickup or delivery through NRG for New Year’s Eve is a Good Riddance 2020 Feast for One ($27) with smoked pork shoulder, corn bread, pimento cheese, braised collard greens and black-eyed peas; caviar service at home ($90) and three-course dinner ($60/person). The latter includes a choice of lobster bisque, poached pears or crab cake to start; short ribs, salmon or mushroom risotto for an entree; and flourless chocolate cake or lemon meringue pie for dessert. You can schedule a pickup at Bluejacket, Rustico Alexandria, Rustico Arlington, Red Apron Mosaic or Owen’s Ordinary. The restaurant requests a $35 minimum order. Depending on your location, you can also schedule delivery for a minimum $35 purchase plus a $7 fee. Order deadline is Dec. 30 for pickup or delivery on Dec. 31.
Go on DoorDash or Olo to order this upscale Italian chain’s New Year’s Eve prix-fixe. For $60, guests get three courses. Festive selections include starters like blue crab risotto with truffle creme fraiche, melted leek and English peas. Entrees include roasted butternut squash agnolotti or spicy Lobster Fra Diavolo. // Multiple locations
In addition to the five-course Viennese Ball-inspired dinner they are serving at the restaurant, the Clifton concept is offering a selection of artisanal snacks for at-home celebrations, available for purchase ahead of the holiday. Options include cheese and charcuterie plates, shrimp cocktail, house-made Old Bay chips with chive creme fraiche and California sturgeon caviar served with housemade blinis and accoutrements. Orders must be placed via the website by Dec. 27 for pick-up on Dec. 30. // 7134 Main St., Clifton
The Mexican restaurant offers two large, value-driven family-style Fiesta for Two menus. They are fully-customizable and derived from their dining without limits concept. Priced at $65/couple, the first meal includes a pound of protein from the pre-selected list followed by three 8-ounce sides, one to-go cocktail, a bottle of sparkling wine and dessert. The second menu is priced at $120 for a family of four, featuring two pounds of protein, six 8-ounce side, two desserts and a choice of two to-go cocktails or two bottles of sparkling wine. All orders come with 12 organic corn tortillas, salsa verde, crema and pico de gallo. Call the restaurant for to-go overs, and delivery options are available through GrubHub, UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates. // 2900 Wilson Blvd., Arlington
A three-course prix-fixe menu is available for curbside pickup, priced at $95 per-person, plus tax and gratuity. Appetizer standouts include a salad of Maine lobster and roasted heirloom beets, boudin blanc or terrine of foie gras and smoked goose. Guests can select from entrees including roasted Roseda Farms beef tenderloin, fig-miso-marinated venison chop and pan-roasted Maine sea scallops. Dessert options include Pear Helena, floating island and an opera cake. Call to place an order. // 2132 Florida Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Executive chefs Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison have created a special NYE menu to-go that comes with fun surprises. The menu includes snacks and bubbles for two ($90) such as foie gras mousse with apple-sherry compote and toasted brioche; beef tartare, lobster cocktail, trout rillettes, a bottle of French blanc de blancs Champagne and a small bottle of rum punch. Optional add-ons include several types of caviar and premier pru extra brut Champagne. // 301 Water St. SE, Suite 115, Washington, DC
Chef Todd Gray is offering a four- or five-course dinner to-go on NYE with optional wine pairings ($70 and $85 without pairings, $85 and $120 with pairings) available for delivery or contactless curbside pickup. Options include stuffed avocados with chanterelle mushrooms, smoked paprika bucatini with crispy Brussels sprouts and spiced hazelnuts, Maine-lobster-and-crab ravioli, sesame-crusted Delaware rockfish, pomegranate-glazed rack of lamb and cardamom pear cake with caramel ice cream. // 818 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Feast’s New Year’s Eve box for two ($175) includes everything you need to kick off 2021, including a bottle of sparkling wine to toast the night. The menu features chef Colin McClimans’ versions of classic celebratory and indulgent dishes, including a proper caviar board with buckwheat blinis, creme fraiche and vegetable fixings; warm lobster and leek salad with celery root, tart apple and banyuls vinaigrette; Beef Wellington with black truffle jus with puff pastry, mushroom duxelles and prosciutto; and chocolate lava cake with mascarpone whipped cream, cocoa nib tuiles and cranberry compote. The box serves two and is priced at $175. All orders must be received by noon on Dec. 28 and will be delivered on Dec. 30. // 1337 11th St. NW, Washington, DC
To kick off 2021, chef Matt Baker is offering a take-home toasting kit ($110) with a bottle of 2011 Louis Roederer blanc de blancs Champagne and a selection of sweet and savory treats like truffle popcorn and chocolate truffles to break out at midnight. There’s also a fried chicken dinner for two ($48) with truffle honey, biscuits, Southern-braised kale and pomme purees. Order online here. // 1401 Okie St. NE, Washington, DC
There will be three takeaway feasts for couples to enjoy on NYE: a Roseda Farms prime rib ($160), whole roasted duck ($125) or rack of lamb ($150). Each includes Parmesan whipped Yukon Gold potatoes, Earth ‘n Eats Farms roasted baby winter vegetables and truffle jus. Dessert is a choice of tiramisu or gianduja mousse with crunchy pearls, chocolate soil and raspberry coulis. Orders must be placed by noon on Dec. 28 with pickup available Dec. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. and Dec. 31 from noon to 3 p.m. // 1100 New York Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Both locations will be offering a three-course, prix-fixe menu for carryout and delivery this New Year’s Eve. Priced at $75 per-person excluding tax and gratuity, options 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
The three locations of the Korean eatery have added two takeaway feasts for carryout and delivery for New Year’s Eve. 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, soy-garlic-ginger ginger, 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% discount for the month of December. // Multiple locations
Ring in 2021 with a five-course feast of chef Matteo Venini’s comforting Italian fare, including ziti alla Genovese and slow-braised short ribs, prepared using a secret family recipe. The meal is $95 per-person with optional beverage pairings. Order online by Dec. 27 for pick-up or delivery on December 30. // 399 Morse St. NE, Washington, DC
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