Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown's Christmas dinner to-go.
Santa can still handle the presents, but let nine of DC’s best restaurants cook Christmas dinner. Michelin-starred and mouth-watering eats are just a click away. And, of course, not having to clean the kitchen is priceless.
With a selection of entrees like maple-brined holiday ham and pan-roasted venison loin, you can’t go wrong with a Modena Christmas supper. The Italian-inspired meal will feature a seasonal salad and three traditional sides, including parmesan polenta. Also, don't forget dessert: the seasonal pies and Italian Panettone sweet bread are a must. Starting at $150 per family, place orders by December 19, 1100 New York Ave. NW, 202.216.9550, modenadc.com
If a traditional holiday dinner doesn’t please your taste buds, put a spin on Christmas Eve with authentic Indian cuisine from Rasika. The three-course prix fixe menu, which is available for carry-out and delivery, includes lamb nargisi kofta with lamb mince, quail eggs and mint chutney, bison roast and goan cake with saffron sabayan. $55 per person, place orders by 5p.m., Dec. 24, 1190 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.637.1222, rasikarestaurant.com
Executive Chef Frank Ruta’s most beloved dishes can make it to your holiday spread this year, thanks to Annabelle’s take-out festive menus. The carry-out menu provides a choice of four courses, with bites like Maine lobster “pot roast” and stuffed panettone for $75 per guest. The Christmas feast is perfect for a family supper and includes decadent prime rib, glazed parsnips and a festive Bûche de Noël. 2132 Florida Ave. NW, 202.916.5675, annabelledc.com
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Three courses, including seven choices of side dishes and three desserts, were crafted by Executive Chef Gallardo and Executive Pastry Chef Thalakkat for your holiday dinner. At $65 per person, tasty options include broccolini and parmesan, crab chowder soup and grilled beef tenderloin, but the sweets truly ignite the Christmas spirit. You can’t get more festive than eggnog white chocolate torte or black forest yule log. $65 per person, place orders by noon, Dec. 21, 2401 M St. N.W, 202.429.2400, evenbrite.com
Blue Duck Tavern
For foodies, a Michelin-starred Christmas dinner is definitely on the holiday wish list. Pick up Blue Duck Tavern’s award-winning dishes this year and serve delectable, family-style to-go feasts. Guests have four dinner options, including a whole Rohan duck and a whole capon. Each comes with a freshly-baked cranberry walnut loaf, butter whipped potatoes and roasted winter veggies. Add an eggnog cheesecake or lemon tart for $40 more. Starting at $150 per family, 1201 24th St. NW, 202.419.6755, blueducktavern.com
To add a little French flare to your Christmas Eve feast, try Mintwood Place’s short rib roast carry-out supper. Your family will savor chestnut and foie gras soup, braised short rib with pearl onions, baby carrots, mushrooms, bacon and red wine jus, grilled country bread, potato gratin and eggnog panna cotta. At $58 per person, this is a splendid way to spread holiday cheer. Place orders by Dec. 21, 1813 Columbia Road NW, 202.234.6732, mintwoodplace.com
Treat your family to a farm-fresh meal from this Michelin-starred Mid-Atlantic eatery. The $125 per guest take out set covers Christmas Eve appetizers and Christmas dinner. On Dec. 24, snack on an artisanal cheese plate, charcuterie board, shepards pie tartlets and moravian tea cookies. The next day, sit down for a gourmet feast including prime rib, charred brussel sprouts, house-made sweet potato rolls and warm bread pudding. Place order by December 23,122 Blagden Alley NW, 202.450.1015, thedabney.com
Get your Kinship fix on Dec. 25 before the restaurant closes for nearly a month. The take-out choices go beyond a prix fixe menu to include a selection of five holiday roasts (we love the truffled roast chicken), plus salads, soups, six sides, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and morning-after brunch. The pecan sticky buns and 8-inch quiche lorraine are sure to keep the merriness going. Pick up your gourmet meals Dec. 23-24. 1015 7th St. NW, 202.737.7700, kinshipdc.com
Korean comfort food may not be your typical Christmas dinner, but SEOULSPICE will convince you otherwise with their to-go, flavorful, spice-packed meals. The Korean Family Feast invites you to choose a base of sushi-grade white rice or purple rice as well as a platter of protein and four vegetables. Meats include choices like spicy pork and bulgogi while veggies feature kimchi and korean radish. Then, select toppings like crispy garlic and add a homemade sauce. Starting at $25, multiple locations, seoulspice.com
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