Where to Order Christmas Dinners To-Go in Houston
This holiday season, let someone else do the Christmas cooking, while you and your household relax and enjoy — that’s a recipe for holiday cheer! Here are some Houston restaurants that are cooking up Christmas feasts you can savor in the comfort of your own home.
BOH Pasta & Pizza, 409 Travis: Bravery Chef Hall’s killer Italian spot offers a holiday feast that serves up to three people. Get a salad of roasted heirloom carrots, baby gem lettuce, stracciatella cheese and Meyer lemon vinaigrette; housemade lobster and shrimp ravioli; a 40-ounce herb-crusted prime rib with bordelaise sauce; roasted Brussels sprouts; scalloped potatoes and a saffron-olive-oil cake with lemon curd for $135. Orders are accepted through December 23, with pickup and delivery available December 23 and 24. Order online or call (713) 364-5502 for details.
Downtown Aquarium, 410 Bagby: Get a Holiday Family Meal To Go that serves eight to 10 people and includes roasted sliced turkey with gravy, baked ham, cornbread dressing, garlic redskin mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, broccoli cauliflower casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, a house salad with dressing, an apple pie and dinner rolls. The cost is $165. Orders must be placed by 4 p.m. December 21. Pickup is available December 24 or 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. To order, call (713) 223-3474.
Revival Market, 550 Heights: The extensive Christmas catering menu at this Heights staple allows diners to customize their holiday dining, from soup to nuts. Choose a fruit and cheese board ($35 for a small, $65 for a large), 44 Farms stuffed flank steak roast ($31.95 per pound) or garlic-and-herb Yonderway pork loin (small $39.95, large $49.94), mac n’ cheese ($10.95 for a small, $45 for a large), a pint of cranberry sauce (for $8.95), or pumpkin, apple or pecan pie ($34 each). See the full menu and order online here. Orders must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Thursday, December 17. Pickup appointments are available between December 22 and 24. A nonrefundable $25 deposit will be collected for each protein ordered.
Central Market, 3815 Westheimer: From full meals to à la carte selections of appetizers, mains, sides and desserts, Central Market is a holiday one-stop shop for guests looking for a hassle-free dinner. A meal with smoked ham with apricot-ginger glaze comes complete with cornbread dressing, green beans with toasted almonds, whipped sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce and brioche rolls; it serves between six and eight people for $149.99. Get an oven-roasted turkey breast with cornbread dressing, green beans with toasted almonds, whipped russet potatoes, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce and brioche rolls that will serve between four and six for $99.99. Take-and-heat side dishes include oven-roasted vegetables to serve between six and eight people for $14.99, Italian sausage bread stuffing that will serve between six and eight people for $22.99 and an apple-walnut-cheddar salad that feeds between six and eight for $11.99. Grab a French silk pie to feed between eight and 10 people for $16.99 or a traditional apple pie for $14.99. Orders can be placed online or by calling the store’s Holiday Hotline at (713) 386-1785. Items are available while supplies last. All orders must be placed by Dec. 22 at 5 p.m. Pickup is available by appointment December 22 and 23 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and December 24 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Frank’s Americana Revival, 3736 Westheimer: This modern steakhouse is offering a huge selection of à la carte to-go items so guests can create their perfect Christmas dinner. Options include a whole, herb-roasted chicken with mushroom gravy that serves between six and eight people for $45 and a whole roasted Angus beef tenderloin with red wine demi-glace and horseradish cream that serves six to eight for $195. Side dishes include Boston bib lettuce salad, grilled asparagus and Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese. A serving for six to eight people is $45 and one that serves eight to 10 is $65. Add on a chocolate pecan pie for $33. Wine pairings are also available. See the full menu here. Order online by Friday, December 18 at 9 p.m. Pickup is December 23 and 24 between 2 and 6 p.m.
Phat Eatery, 23119 Colonial Parkway: Too add some Malaysian street food flair to Christmas dining, check out Phat’s new party tray menu. Choose half or full trays of spicy salt and pepper calamari, roti canai (Indian flat bread with a curry dip) or kerabu ayam (chicken salad with red and green bell peppers and onions tossed in a spicy vinaigrette). Half trays are $35 and will feed eight to 10 people and full trays are $60 and will serve between 16 and 20. Need more hearty fare? A half tray of Mango Chicken is $50 and a full tray is $95. Or get a half tray of Sambal Prawns for $70, a full tray is $130. View all the party tray items here. The new catering menu is another option for those who want to create an at-home buffet. Order online and opt for delivery or pickup.
Bistro 555, 13616 Memorial: The three-course prix fixe menu available at this contemporary French bistro is a great way to get a little Joyeux Noël to go. Choose from appetizers such as foie gras terrine and French onion soup, entrees like beef Wellington or duck à l’orange and a choice of Bûche de Noël or pavlovna and fresh fruit for dessert. The cost is $59 per person and the complete menu is available online. Order by Tuesday, December 22 for pickup on Wednesday, December 23. Call (713) 827-8008 to order.
The Tasting Room, 800 Town and Country: Need something to start your holiday meal? Grab a cheese and charcuterie platter featuring selections of cheeses from Houston Dairymaids, a housemade cranberry-pistachio-goat cheese ball, assorted meats, fresh fruit and crackers for $55. Select wines are available as an add-on for $15. Order online and arrange a convenient pickup time.
Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith: This classic spot offers a Christmas Prime Rib Feast (a 3-pound ribeye that serves 2-4 people for $300 or a 6-pound ribeye that serves 6-8 people for $550). It includes the ribeye, horseradish sauce, three sides — Gouda Potatoes Au Gratin, Brussels sprouts and braised beans — and a choice of dessert: White Chocolate Bread Pudding or pecan pie. Add on to-go servings of Bloody Mary, brandy milk punch or spicy margaritas for $50 each or select wines between $35 and $80 a bottle. Orders must be placed by December 18 at 3 p.m. and picked up on December 22 or 23, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Weights + Measures, 2808 Caroline: This Midtown favorite is serving up the Ho Ho Ho Spiced Tenderloin To-Go package, which includes spiced pork tenderloin filled with crimini mushrooms, served with roasted carrots, Brussels sprouts with bacon, red potatoes and celery root mash, pork au jus and the daily loaf. The meal feeds six and costs $125. Orders accepted through December 22. Call (713) 654-1970 to order. Pickup is on Christmas Eve.
The Pit Room, 1201 Richmond: Those who want some Texas-style smoke in their holiday dining should consider this barbecue spot’s to-go offerings. The à la carte menu includes a 12-pound turkey brined for 48 hours in brown sugar, sage and apples, smoked over post oak for $85; six- to eight-pound whole briskets served with barbecue sauce for $100; and honey-glazed or smoked hams for $60. Birria de res, smoked brisket and roasted poblano tamales are also available. See the full menu here. Orders must be placed by December 21, with pick up between 11a.m. and 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve. To order, call (281) 888-1929.
Traveler’s Table, 520 Westheimer: Give your holiday dinner a global spin with this special prix fixe menu. Choose an appetizer, entrée and dessert from selections such as warm Indian-Spiced Mango Salad, Peking-Style Duck Gyoza, Jamaican jerk chicken, seafood risotto, Hawaiian Haupia Coconut Pudding and Mexican-spiced Flourless Chocolate Cake. Order online and view the full menu here. The cost is $60 per person.
UB Preserv, 1609 Westheimer: In the spirit of the informal Jewish-American tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas, chef Nick Wong is whipping up Christmas Eve To Go: The Whole Duckin’ Package. Blending Jewish and Chinese cuisines, this feast features Duck Matzo Ball Soup; Duck Confit Fried Rice; Half Roast Duck served with scallion pancakes, cucumbers, lettuce and hoisin sauce; and Sesame Pandan Cookies. It’s enough to serve two and goes for $75. Order online by December 20 for pick up December 24 between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 1609 Westheimer.
Underbelly Hospitality, 1100 Westheimer: This holiday season Chris Shepherd’s Underbelly Hospitality is offering a cheeky, but celebratory ode to Yuletide 2020 and an à la carte selection of Christmas favorites. First up, How the Grinch Stole 2020, a Seussian feast for two ($225) that features Mount Crumpet Snacks (Spinach Artichoke Grinch Dip and Triple Decker Sauerkraut Sandwich/Reuben Crostini), Cindy Lou Who Salad (a spin on Waldorf salad), a Whoville Christmas Feast — Roast Beast (44 Farms herb-roasted prime rib) and sides. There are also fun desserts and decor. Plus, you can add whimsical cocktails and wines (prices vary). Order online by December 18 and pickup December 23 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 1100 Westheimer.
Local Foods, 2424 Dunstan: This casual eatery is offering à la carte selections for hosts who want to feed a few or a bunch. Entrée selections include Texas boneless prime rib with truffle butter or Harissa Duck Tangine for $90, and baked organic salmon for $80. Dessert options are a Double Layered Honey Cheesecake or Mom’s Chocolate Cake ($30 each). See the full menu, including side dishes, here. Orders must be placed by the end of the day Saturday, Dec. 19. Pickup is December 23 from 10 to 11 a.m. or 2 to 6 p.m., or December 24 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Call (713) 521-7800 to order.
Roegels Barbecue, 2223 South Voss: Fans love this place for its no-fuss atmosphere, smoky, tender brisket and to-die for half-chicken. Bring some of that goodness home for Christmas with their Holiday Dinner, which serves between 10 and 12 people. It includes a choice of whole ham or turkey, a pan of cornbread dressing, giblet gravy, green beans, creamy mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls and a choice of apple or peach cobbler. The cost is $150. Feeding fewer people? Get a half-turkey meal with the same sides for $80. Single meat dishes are also available, including a whole pastrami, a whole brisket and a boneless turkey breast. Orders must be placed online for pickup on December 24 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
a’Bouzy, 2300 Westheimer: The swanky Champagne and wine bar is serving up a casual prix fixe barbecue Christmas for two. The to-go meal includes a half rack of ribs, Cornish game hen, smoked sausage link, coleslaw, barbecue baked beans and a bottle of 2016 Beaulieu Vineyards Carneros Pinot Noir. The cost is $42. To order, call (713) 722-6899.
Perry’s Steakhouse: The Holiday Feast for 4 To-Go is available to heat and eat at home or cooked to order and ready to serve immediately. Choose one of five entrées including caramelized encrusted prime rib with au jus ($165), prime New York smoked strip with au jus ($155), rack of lamb with truffle Merlot sauce ($135), chicken cordon bleu with bourbon sherry cream ($95) or pork lasagna made with Perry’s Famous Pork Chop ($85). All come with a choice of soup or salad and homemade bread. Additional treats, including pumpkin cheesecake, butterscotch budino and gluten-free Flourless Fudgy Chocolate Cake are $7 each. See the full menu here. Order online, or by calling individual restaurants. The to-go feast is available through January 3.