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Christmas Made Easy: 15 Restaurants Offering Holiday Dinners To-Go

By Abby Dupes | December 16, 2020 | Food & Drink

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Christmas Eve dinner from Bambara Kitchen & Bar

Pass the figgy pudding and fruit cake—it’s nearly Christmas. Instead of slaving over the stovetop all day, take a more relaxed approach by ordering a yuletide celebration dinner from one of our favorite eateries.

Aquitaine

Celebrate Christmas à la française with this Parisian-inspired bistro known for its sumptuous comfort food. Choose from classic dishes like duck à l’orange and beef tenderloin au poivre before cutting into the dark chocolate bûche de Noël. aquitaineboston.com

Tony and Elaine’s

If you grew up in an Italian family, chances are you will feel at home while dining off of Tony and Elaine’s Christmas Day menu. The lasagna, eggplant parm and tiramisu taste just like your grandma cooked it. tonyandelaines.com

Scampo

Scampo means “escape” in Italian, and we are more than ready to take a flavor vacation. With surf and turf classics like roast Chilean sea bass and Sicilian porchetta, you’ll feel like you are on a trip in the Mediterranean. scampoboston.com

The Wellington

Looking for a feast serving two or more? This family-style dinner, including potato and yam gratin with tasso ham, roasted asparagus and Jenn’s gingerbread trifle will be a hit at the holidays. thewellingtonbelmont.com

Metropolis

Calling all last-minute planners—this one's for you. Order off of the Christmas dinner menu at Metropolis up until the Dec. 20—think pomegranate braised lamb shanks, whipped potatoes and caramelized honey pumpkin pie. metropolisboston.com

Brassica Kitchen & Cafe

Everyone knows the star of Christmas dinner is the meat, which is why Brassica has you covered with their red honey ham. To make the meal complete, the restaurant also offers its charcuterie plate and holiday cookie platter. brassicakitchen.com

The Smoke Shop

Award-winning chef and pitmaster Andy Husbands will serve up an unforgettable Christmas dinner. The prepackaged BBQ boxes will have all the fixings you need from ribs and brisket to cornbread and sweet potato mash. thesmokeshopbbq.com

Bambara Kitchen & Bar

Is a festive feast truly complete if it does not include a toast-worthy drink? On top of the extensive dinner menu, Bambara Kitchen & Bar is concocting holiday apéritifs like spiked eggnog, maple sugar Old Fashioned and Godric's Hollow double—an apple cider with Oloroso sherry and rye whiskey. bambara-cambridge.com

Capo

The South-Boston go-to for hearty eats brings the classic holiday meal to your table. You can’t go wrong with either of their two meal options, which include spiral ham, stuffed shells and chocolate espresso pie. caposouthboston.com

Smith & Wollensky

Known as “America’s steakhouse,” Smith & Wollensky doesn’t disappoint with its meat selection this Christmas. Choose from juicy prime rib roast or succulent tenderloin roast, and then add on some fixings like rosemary and sea salt dinner rolls, classic wedge salad and crispy Yukon gold potatoes. smithandwollensky.com

Sonsie

Bring home a classic American feast from the beloved Newbury Street eatery, which has been a staple in the community for over 25 years. For Christmas dinner, order takeout options like their swiss chard and mushroom lasagna, baked ham and apple pie. sonsieboston.com


Boston Harbor Hotel

If you’re a fan of holiday flavors, take a look at what Boston Harbor Hotel is proposing. For the entree, savor the five-spice and cocoa rubbed slow-roasted beef tenderloin accompanied with wine pairings selected by chef Daniel Bruce. For the grand finale, indulge in a dark chocolate bûche de Noël. bhh.com

Lulu Green

Plant-based eaters, rejoice—you won’t be stuck eating plain salad this Christmas. Lulu Green is filling your table with a four-course spread catering to your dietary needs. In-season, organic ingredients are showcased in comfort dishes like the butternut squash soup and porcini-crusted whole cauliflower with tahini sauce. Lulugreen.com

Mare Oyster Bar

At the classic North End seafood and oyster bar, à la carte options inspired by the “Feast of the Seven Fishes” abound. You can’t go wrong when you start the meal off with a hearty New England lobster bisque and end it with a baked stuffed lobster. mareoysterbar.com

Frenchie

Sandrine Rossi’s chic bistro is a South End staple, with locals flocking to unwind at the modern wine bar. Bring the fun and flavors home with their holiday take-out menu. You’ll have French culinary classics like oysters, red wine beef chuck roast and crème brûlée. frenchieboston.com



Photography by: Peter Holmgren