In the post-pandemic world, the new normal for Dallas restaurants and holiday dining is to include an option to-go. Dining-in is festive and traditional, but there's a whole sector of diners who've grown accustomed to takeout and delivery, and restaurants are rising to that challenge.
Here's who is offering Christmas meals to go:
Blue Mesa Grill. Holiday Dinner Family Pack To-Go includes red chile glazed ham, potato chile tart, butternut squash, garlic-basil green beans, cheese enchiladas, Southwest Caesar salad, sweet corn cake, rolls, and coconut lime tres leches cake, plus an extra treat for breakfast: French toast bread pudding with cajeta. $130, serve 6. Order by December 21 for pickup December 23 from 11 am-9 pm or December 24 from 11 am-4 pm at bluemesagrill.com.
Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Two packages include The Complete Feast (serves 10-12) or Dinner Feast (serves 8-10) for heat and eat with choice of Spiral Cut Ham, Smoked Turkey, Cajun Fried Turkey, Peppercorn Garlic Prime Rib, or traditional Prime Rib, sides, gravy, rolls, and dessert. Order online or via the Dickey's App.
Eatzi's Market & Bakery. Christmas specials include fried mac & cheese, mini crab cakes, glazed ham, turkey breast, Rosewood Ranch Smoked Wagyu Prime rib roast with black pepper crust, cranberry maple Brussels sprouts, lobster mac & cheese, smashed sweet potatoes, mocha buche de Noel, bourbon pecan pie, and Christmas cookie platter. Order by December 23 for pickup December 18-24. Items can also be picked up at all stores December 18-24, subject to availability. Eatzi’s will be closed on Christmas Day.
Elm & Good. South of the border-inspired Feliz Navidad dinner includes Christmas enchilada plate with 3 turkey enchiladas with red chile or 3 Oaxaca cheese with green chile ($12). Sides are $6 and include baby lettuce salad, borracho Anasazi beans, cilantro rice, and Mexican vanilla flan ($6) Order by December 24 at 5 pm, online or 469-498-2525, for pickup December 24 from 5:30-10 pm.
Fearing's. Christmas Dinner for 10 includes garden salad, prime rib, baked ham, truffled mashed potatoes, cheddar mac & cheese, broccolini with lemon & marcona almonds, bourbon maple glazed carrots, rolls, cookies, and warm sticky toffee pudding. $475. 214-922-4783 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fireside Pies. Christmas To-Go Menu includes chile-honey baked ham and Firesides signature lasagna, accompanied by tomatillo green beans with almonds, Mexican street corn, caramelized shallot-sage mashed potatoes, garlic parmesan yeast bread, cranberry mojo, cranberry-white chocolate bread pudding with Maker’s Mark butterscotch sauce, or honey crisp apple-cream cheese flatbread pie with aged balsamic.Pricing: $195. Order by December 19 at 3 pm. Pickup December 23 from 2-4 pm at Fireside Pies Henderson, and December 23-24 from 2-4 pm at other locations. Email email@example.com.
Golden Corral. Holiday Meals To Go include choice of turkey or glazed ham with mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread stuffing, cranberry sauce, yeast rolls, one additional side (buttered corn, green beans, macaroni & cheese, steamed carrots, or sweet potato casserole) and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. $80, feeds 6-8. Order by December 21, pickup Christmas Eve.
Gorji. 4-course meal includes choices from roasted garlic and Bulgarian feta with pita, chili & yogurt over avocado, baby greens & strawberries, Romaine & kale Caesar, turkey breast, bone in pork chop, langoustine tails with cognac sauce, sea bass & shrimp over cauliflower puree with English peas, beef tenderloin with gnocchi gorgonzola, three-cheese spinach lasagna, flourless chocolate cake, or kefir cheese with sesame wafers. 3 course dinner is $83, 4-course dinner is $99 plus tax. Order by December 23 at . 972-503-7080.
Kona Grill. Christmas specials are available for takeout December 24-26. Pre-order and schedule for pickup during one of nine time slots. Options include: Surf & Turf special with filet, NY strip, or ribeye with any Kona roll, $41; filet with lobster cream, $40, ham, $34; macadamia nut turkey, $34; and Prime rib dinner for two, $72. Kids' meal with turkey, gravy, mac & cheese, and green beans is $16. 214-945-2500.
Kuluntu Bakery. Oak Cliff cottage bakery is doing a big Christmas bake with seasonal pastries and sourdough loaves including cranberry-orange-walnut sourdough bread ($13), chocolate-maple babka ($16), gingerbread cake with bourbon cream cheese icing ($45), peppermint crisp tart, a South African dessert that's like an ice box cake ($25), and a holiday treat box ($60) with South African goodies including chocolate-oat cookies, biscotti "rusks," peppermint crisp fudge, and chutney. Order online by December 16 at 10 pm for pickup on December 23 from 4-7 pm.
Logan's Roadhouse. 4-pound Prime Rib or Turkey Breast Feast comes with family-sized house salad, two sides, a dozen yeast rolls, and Mississippi Brownie. $100, serves 6-8. Order online.
Loro Dallas. Christmas Menu Package includes butternut squash-sweet onion soup, kale & Asian pear salad, honey and miso glazed carrots, confit marble potatoes, smoked porchetta, mango bread pudding. $190, serves 4-6. Order online by December 23 for pickup December 23-24. 214-883-4983.
Perry's Steakhouse. Holiday feast to-go includes choices from 3-pound prime rib ($165), 3-pound rack of lamb ($175) or 3-pound smoked New York strip roast ($155), cooked medium rare with instructions to cook medium+. Comes with choice of seafood tomato bisque, Caesar, or chopped salad, and choice of two sides from mac & cheese, whipped potatoes, chargrilled vegetables, au gratin potatoes, or creamed spinach. Order online only at least 24 hours in advance for pickup December 22-24.
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas. Christmas To-Go includes truffled mashed potatoes, Prime rib, sticky toffee pudding. Order by December 16 at 12 pm, pickup December 23, 9 am-5 pm. $475, feeds up to 10. Email Donna.firstname.lastname@example.org 214-922-4783.
Silver Fox. Beef tenderloin family pack includes sliced beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables and creamed corn. $200, serves 3-4 people. Order online or by calling the restaurant on or before December 24. Richardson 972-423-8121, Fort Worth 817-332-9060.
Soulman's Bar-B-Que. Traditional holiday meal includes smoked turkey or spiral sliced holiday ham, with cornbread dressing, green beans, mashed potatoes, rolls, and cranberry sauce. $135, serves 10-12. New Soulful Holiday Meal features sliced brisket and sausage with mac & cheese, ranch house beans, and rolls for $150, serves 10-12 people. Cajun Fried Turkey fried in peanut oil is $85. Order by December 18.
Taverna Rossa. Two dishes include Caddy Mac & Cheese for $50, Brisket Lasagna for $60. Order by December 19 for pickup by December 24 at both locations in Southlake & Plano.
3 Forks. Beef tenderloin family pack includes sliced beef tenderloin, mashed potatoes, seasonalvegetables and creamed corn. $200, serves 3-4 people. Order online or by calling the restaurant on or before December 24. 972-267-1776.
12 Cuts Steakhouse. Holidays package includes empanadas and cheese bread, beef tenderloin, pork chop, 12 Cuts salad, broccolini, mashed potatoes, and Brazilian homemade flan or chocolate cake. Order online by December 23 by 12 pm for pickup on or before December 25.