If you’d rather not cook, place your order now to get your Christmas Dinner as take-out, or delivered from one of these top NYC catering services and restaurants, at prices that won’t break the budget.
Some of these top NYC catering services and restaurants have ordering cut-offs this week, so don’t delay.
Everything on our list is around $60 per person, and one is under $35 per person.
This well-regarded events caterer has switched from large events and galas to catering Pandemic sized smaller family events.
Great Performances has partnered with commercial supplier Baldor Food to offer delivery of a celebratory prix fixe dinner for four, including the the option for Christmas Eve and Christmas celebrants to design their own menus with a selection of a la carte items, rooted in local ingrediencts from local farms.
Menus and prices are for four, which can be increased for more guests.
The centerpiece whole roasted chicken – two whole birds of approximately three pounds each per order – comes from Goffle Road Poultry Farm, family owned and operated since 1948 in Bergen Co., New Jersey.
Produce on the menu is sourced from a network of farms in New York, NJ and Penna., including Great Performances’ own organic Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY.
That network is also the source for the meat and vegetables utilized throughout the a la carte menu.
Place orders for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for delivery on Dec. 23 via https://www.baldorfood.com/search?q=great+performances&yt0=Product+Search
There is no delivery charge throughout most of the Tri-State area with minimum order for home deliveries of $200
- See https://www.baldorfood.com/baldorhomedeliverymap for delivery map and list of zip codes.
Great Performances Christmas Eve / Christmas Prix Fixe Menu – $275 for four
Whole Roasted Goffle Road Chicken, Pomegranate – Herb Glaze (GF)
- (QTY: two whole chickens of approximately 3 lbs each)
Cider Glazed Brussels Sprouts, Chestnuts, Pomegranate (GF, Vt)
Potato, Red Beet, Turnip and Gruyère Gratin (GF, Vt)
Spiced Citrus Cake, Brown Butter Glaze, Candied Orange Zest (Vt)
Christmas Eve / Christmas A La Carte by Great Performances
Each order feeds 4-6
Chestnut and Green Apple Soup (Vt, GF) – $50
WINTER HARVEST SALAD – $50
Roasted Delicata Squash, Pears, Red Beets, Lolla Rossa, Frisée,
Goat Cheese Bonbons, Spiced Pumpkin Seeds, Shallot Vinaigrette (GF, Vt)
Sage Roasted Acorn Squash, Chickpea and Parmesan Risotto, Crunchy Quinoa (GF, VEGAN) – $60
Red Wine and Port Braised Short Ribs (DF, GF) – $ 70
Whole Maple Glazed Pork Loin Rib Roast, Mustard Jus, Spiced Winter Fruit Chutney (GF) – $145
Lambic Braised Red Cabbage, Beets, Fennel, Apple, Onion, Caraway Seeds (Vt, GF)… perfect accompaniment for the pork roast – $45
Potato and Celery Root Purée (GF, Vt)…particularly partial to being paired with the short ribs – $34
Chocolate – Chocolate Yule Log Cake (Vt) – $50
David Burke Tavern
This critically aclaimed restaurant will serve up chef /owner David Burke’s take on an enticing array of retro holiday favorites with Beef Wellington (beef tenderloin layered with duck and goose liver pate, accented with black truffles and mushroom duxelles, all wrapped in a golden puff pastry) playing the starring role on the four-course, plus three sides and three desserts.
Pricing is $450 for up to eight and $550 for up to 12.
House made Angry Eggnog, Apple Cider Bourbon and Mulled Wine in 32 oz bottles at $62 to $68 can add additional Christmas cheer.
The holiday food and / or beverage will be available for pick-up at David Burke Tavern at 135 E.62nd Street, on Dec. 23 from 11am – 3pm and dec. 25 from 11am – 1pm.
Orders are being accepted up until the 24th via Christmas Grab & Go | David Burke Tavern | NYC Christmas Dinner To-Go
David Burke Tavern Christmas Menu
Salad – Christmas Caesar Salad – Cranberries, almonds
Appetizer – Restaurant Style Shrimp Cocktail – Horseradish Cocktail Sauce
Main – Beef Wellington –Oven-Ready
Sides – Marble potatoes, Haricot verts, Mushrooms & Spinach
Desserts – Apple Pie (1 pie), Cheesecake Lollipops (12 Medium/16 Large), Assorted Christmas Cookies (12 Medium/16 Large)
Jones Wood Foundry
This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, for its history – on the site of an actual iron foundry that produced NYC manhole covers back in the 1800s – and for its inventive British-style pub menu.
Jones Wood Foundry is offering its celebrated Roast Beef & Yorkshire Pudding as one main attraction of its three-course Holiday To Go Box menu, or the equally traditional Roast Turkey. Both are graced by potato gratin, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, and bacon wrapped chipotala (a small spicy sausage).
The Roast Beef Holiday To Go Box for four is $320, while the Roast Turkey dinner to go is $200 There is also turkey-for-two at $110.
And roast beef, complete with Yorkshire pudding, red wine gravy and horseradish cream can be added toa turkey box for $150.
Delivery is available throughout Manhattan on Dec. 23 and Dec 24 wiht a $5 delivery fee. Ditto for deliveries those same days throughout the Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Rye and Rye Neck areas of Westchester Co.
Orders can be made via www.joneswoodfoundry.com/store/ through Dec. 20.
James Wood Foundry Christmas Menu
BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI – spiced pumpkin seed, pickled squash, brown butter
ROAST TURKEY – chestnut and sage stuffing, potato gratin, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, green beans,bacon wrapped chipolata, gravy, bread sauce, cranberry sauce
ROAST BEEF & YORKSHIRE PUDDING – potato gratin, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, green beans, bacon wrapped chipolata, red wine gravy, horseradish cream
FIGGY PUDDING with rum sauce
Black Forest Brooklyn
They are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve & New Years Day with a Holiday Prix Fixe with Beverage Pairing on those days!
Holiday Prix Fixe – $30
Soft German Pretzel
Sauerbraten with red cabbage and potato dumplings
German Gingerbread Platter
Beverage Pairing (optional) $18
Black Forest Negroni
0.5L Hofbräu Delicator Doppelbock
Holiday Schedule (both locations):
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Noon to 9pm
New Years Eve, Noon to 10pm and New Years Day, Noon to 9pm
Black Forest Brooklyn accepts reservations for parties of 6 or more (max.10) as well as walk-ins.
- 733 Fulton St, Fort Greene, and 181 Smith St. www.blackforestbrooklyn.com
This inventive catering company, based in Long Island City, is offering Christmas dinner to go or delivered.
The Christmas menu for delivery and to go is a la carte and offers the following:
Appetizers come in 6 or 12 pieces and include Baked Brie Puff Pastries for $25, Mushroom Arancini for $25, Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail and Maryland Lump Crab Cakes with old bay aioli for $45.
For the first course, enjoy Lobster Bisque Soup for $45, Salads include Local Apple Salad with kale for $25 with cranberry cheese, candied pecan, pomegranate and apple-balsamic dressing or an Iceberg Wedge Salad for $27.
The Main Course includes Nuhma’s Surf & Turf with Maine lobster tail thermidor for $58, Braised Five Spice Short Ribs for $38, and Maine Lobster Pot Pie for $17. Sides feature Cream of Spinach for $25, Haricot Vert for $20 and Rainbow Cauliflower Gratin for $25.
There’s an array of desserts as well which includes Nuhma’s Chocolate Cake for $45 and a Surprise Christmas Cookie Box for $24.
To go and delivery orders must be made by December 16. All orders will be delivered on Thursday, Dec. 24th, between 1pm and 6:30pm.
Minimum order for delivery is $100. Delivery fee is $25 in Manhattan below 96th St, Brooklyn and Queens. Delivery above 96th St. is $35.
Pick-up also is Thursday, Dec. 24th, between 1:30pm and 4pm. You are asked to phone the restaurant when you are ready to pick up, so the order can be ready for you.
The chain is offering eat in and take out, with traditional offerings ranging from complete Heat & Serve meals featuring Whole Roasted Turkey, Spiral-Sliced Ham or Rotisserie Prime Rib to a la carte sides and desserts. The complete holiday meal options available throughout December
Holiday Heat & Serve: Chilled complete meals that include entrees, appetizers, sides and pies to feed four to 12 for as little as $10 per person are fully cooked and can be picked up at any Boston Market restaurant prior to your holiday gathering. Complete meals offer a choice of Rotisserie Prime Rib, Spiral–Sliced Ham, Whole Roasted Turkey or a combination of Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast & Boneless Half Honey-Glazed Ham. In addition, a la carte entrees, sides and whole pies can also be pre-ordered ahead of time and picked up in-restaurant between December 14 and January 1 (excludes Christmas Day).
Home Delivery: Choose from 8 pre-cooked holiday meals, entrees, sides or desserts on BostonMarket.com and order by December 17 to have yours shipped directly to your doorstep in time for Christmas!
A La Carte: Perfect for those Boston Market guests who may need an extra entree, side, appetizer or dessert to get their holiday dinner table-ready, guests can order chilled, fully cooked options for pick up in restaurant between December 14 and January 1.
Holiday Catering: Hot, ready-to-serve, buffet-style dinner for families of ten or more start at $10.99 per person and can be delivered straight to any home or office or picked up at any Boston Market restaurant. Boston Market will also be offering individually plated meals catered directly to your home, fit to accommodate smaller gatherings.
Christmas Day Menu: Boston Market will be offering a traditional plated holiday meal on Christmas Day for $13.99 that features boneless ham, sliced roasted turkey breast or half signature rotisserie chicken, two sides, a dinner roll and a slice of apple or pumpkin pie.