New York | December 18, 2020 8:05 am

This Year, Give Yourself the Gift of One of NYC’s Best Holiday Takeout Meals

New Yorkers can't eat at restaurants anymore, but we can still order takeout

The Feast of the Seven Fishes from Ed's Lobster Bar.
The Feast of the Seven Fishes from Ed's Lobster Bar.

After we ran this piece last week about the best takeout meals to order over the holidays in New York City, we heard from a number of other great NYC eateries that have their own dedicated holiday options.

So, since we love the city’s restaurants and want as many of them as possible to stay open in the wake of indoor dining being banned and outdoor dining taking a big hit due to plunging temperatures, we’re sharing some more options to consider if you feel like letting someone else cook for you over the holidays.

Eat — and tip — well, friends.

Torch & Crown Brewing Company


As Manhattan’s only production brewery, Torch & Crown Brewing Company is (or was when it was possible) a great place to grab a pint. Featuring a restaurant from the team behind the now-closed Cannibal Beer & Butcher, Torch and Crown is offering a legit prime rib dinner for Christmas that includes a salami and cheese board, spiced nuts, chicken liver pate, a wedge salad roasted carrots, smoked potatoes and two pints of Morgenstern’s ice cream. Also, there’s booze: a bottle of New York red, a bottle of New York white, a bottle of Negroni, a bottle of Amaro and a pair of four-packs of Torch & Crown Beer. Available for pickup or delivery, Torch & Crown’s Christmas package is priced at $350 and should provide enough food and drink for four to six people. If ordering, give 48-hour notice.

12 Vandam Street New York, NY

The Feast of the Seven Fishes from Ed’s Lobster Bar.
Ed’s Lobster Bar

Ed’s Lobster Bar


Normally to enjoy a Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve, home cooks have to anchor themselves to the kitchen for hours in order to properly prepare the pescatarian offerings. This year, that doesn’t have to be the case, as Ed’s is offering a Feast of the Seven Fishes menu including items such as crab-stuffed mushrooms, mini lobster rolls, jumbo shrimp cocktail, clams, octopus salad and grilled fish for takeout. Priced at $115 per person, the feast can be ordered by emailing soho@lobsterbarnyc.com.

222 Lafayette Street, New York, NY

Hill Country Barbecue


Under the watch of Chef Ash Fulk, Hill Country Barbecue is presenting a Christmas offering that includes three pounds of smoked prime rib with horseradish cream accompanied by a half-pan of hot German potatoes, a half-pan of roasted Brussels sprouts with caramelized sweet onions and apples. Don’t forget dessert, as one of chef Fulk’s carrot cakes is also included. Priced at $249, the mouthwatering package should serve four to six (hungry) people. Orders placed by December 20 will be ready for pick up on December 23 or 24. Any questions can be directed to Hill Country via email.

30 West 26th Street, New York, NY

Katz’s is going heavy on the meats with this three-course meal.
Katz’s Deli

Katz’s Deli 


Open for takeout and delivery on Christmas Day, Katz’s also offers nationwide shipping on a number of packages that are perfect for holiday feasting. One of those, a complete three-course dinner for four, includes two quarts of house-made matzo ball soup, a pound each of hand-sliced pastrami and corned beef, a quart of full pickles, four knishes, a half-loaf of rye bread and four knishes. Priced at $125, the package also comes with your choice of chocolate or cinnamon babka, the lesser babka.

205 East Houston Street, New York, NY

Extra Virgin 


A Black-owned Mediterranean restaurant from restaurateur Michele Gaton, Extra Virgin is offering a four-course prix-fixe menu featuring a quartet of holiday dishes. On the menu: cream of mushroom soup, loaded salad, gravy-doused holiday plate featuring pineapple honey glazed ham, sliced turkey, cornbread stuffing, vanilla whipped sweet potatoes, cranberry relish and roasted asparagus and strawberry cheesecake. Priced at $65, orders must be placed by the 22nd for pickup on 12/24 or 12/25. Additional sides and beverages are available for a la carte pricing.

259 West 4th Street, New York, NY

Loring Place


Chef Dan Kluger of Loring Place is offering up a Christmas Dinner Kit for Four featuring seasonal favorites as well as select items that will appear on the menu of the forthcoming restaurant Penny Bridge. The kit — which will include heating instructions — features spinach and market greens dip, hummus with crudités, smoked and roasted pork loin, stuffed squash, glazed carrots, “Roughage” salad, wood-grilled broccoli and a cookie tin. Priced at $300, the kits are available for pick up on 12/23 and 12/24. Delivery can be arranged by contacting hello@loringplacenyc.com

21 West 8th Street New York, NY