Christmas looks very different in 2020 but somehow, the urge to be ring in the holidays prevails. Your group may be smaller this year, but your meal should be no less festive. With fewer options for celebrating, a nicely prepared meal becomes all the more appreciated, and the food and beverage world is ready to do your bidding, whether it's hosting you for dining-in or prepping meals you can take to go.
Ordering your meal from these restaurants is not only a nice treat for you, it helps the restaurants, too.
Here are some Fort Worth restaurants serving special holiday meals:
B&B Butchers & Restaurant
Open Christmas Eve for lunch or dinner dining-in. A special takeout menu is available through January 1 and includes choices from glazed ham, pork roast, half or whole prime rib with whipped potatoes and Yorkshire pudding, beef Wellington, and sides such as creamed spinach, Brussels sprouts, and mac & cheese. Must order at least 48 hours in advance. Closed Christmas Day. 817-731-5360.
Bacchus Kitchen + Bar
Restaurant at new Hotel Vin in Grapevine offers brunch 7 am-3 pm on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, featuring Ham and Leek Quiche, Panettone French Toast, Smoked Gouda Grits, and more; $85 for two. Christmas Eve dinner is a five-course menu with Tartare, Bread Lobster Bisque, Pork Belly and choice of Honey Roasted Duck, Cowboy Ribeye, or Baked Alaska. Christmas dinner is a family-style meal with Petite Kale Salad, Lobster Bisque, Mustard Herb Marinated Prime Rib, Honey Spiced Roast Duck, “7 Fishes” Cacciucco, Whipped Potato, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, and Green Bean and Wild Mushroom Casserole. 5-9 pm. $125, or $40 for kids over 5. 817-251-3040.
Blue Mesa Grill
The Southwestern restaurant is doing a new Holiday Family Pack To-Go, which includes red chile glazed ham, pineapple-mango salsa, roast sweet potatoes, Chimayo corn, green beans, sweet corncake, enchiladas, holiday salad, rolls, and choice of pie. There's an extra breakfast treat included: French toast cajeta bread pudding. It's $120 and serves 6. Available through December for pickup or limited delivery area. Order online at bluemesagrill.com.
Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine
Chef Jon Bonnell is offering several complete holiday dinners for 8, including Whole Beef Tenderloin ($275), Whole Pepper-Crusted Buffalo Tenderloin ($325), Deep-fried or Creole-Smoked Turkey ($225), Half Prime Rib ($275), or a Whole Prime Rib Dinner for 16 ($540). All come with salad and side options that include Green Chile Cheese Grits, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, and more. Add a Caramel Pecan Cheesecake or Flourless Chocolate Cake ($35) or other a la carte items. Place your order by 12 pm December 17 for pickup 11 am-6 pm December 23, at www.bonnellsonline.com.
Brio Italian Grill
Holiday menu available for dining in or to-go includes calamari, spinach artichoke dip, carpaccio, lobster bisque, wedge, Caesar, chopped salad, salmon salad, salmon fresca, spaghetti Bolognese, pasta brio with grilled chicken, pasta alla vodka, chicken Milanese, lobster & shrimp fettucine, gorgonzola crusted beef medallions, filet mignon, pork chop, tiramisu, and warm chocolate cake. Open Christmas Eve 11 am-10 pm, Christmas Day 11 am-9 pm. Allen 214-884-3920, Southlake 817-310-3136.
Buca de Beppo
Holiday meals include the Cake Boss Package with choices from mixed green or Caesar salad, spaghetti marinara, fettuccine Alfredo, Penne alla Vodka, Baked Ziti, Chicken Parmigiana, Chicken Limone, or Eggplant Parmigiana. Dessert is Buddy Carlos' festive red, white, and green layered Christmas cake. $95. Available December 1-25 at all three locations in Dallas, Frisco, and Southlake.
Carrabba's Italian Grill
Create Your Own Catering packages with individual packaged meals include Family Bundles that feed up to five with choices from lasagne, chicken parmesan, salmon saporito, and more, with salad and bread, starting at $35 and available for carside carryout and delivery. Order online.
The cafe with locations in Watauga and Colleyville is offering an extensive menu of family-sized entrées, sides, and desserts to order online and pick up in store. Options include an turkey with mashed potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green beans, and gravy ($28); 8- to 10-pound baked ham dressed in cloves and brown sugar glaze ($82); 5-pound 1/2 prime rib ($185); whole smoked salmon with cream cheese and pita bread ($298); and 4- to 6-pound whole duck ($61) Order online, pickup by December 24.
The Classic at Roanoke
Christmas dinner includes choices from tenderloin, prime ribeye, or turkey, with salad, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie. $35-$70 per person. Add a half or whole house-smoked salmon tray, $70-$120. Orders by December 19, pickup December 23, 2-5 pm. Order online or call 817-430-8185.
Cotton Patch Cafe
Holiday options include the Ultimate Holiday Spread with turkey breast or ham, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, sides, and choice of pecan pie or cobbler, serves 8-10, $99; Classic Holiday Spread with turkey breast or ham, dressing, gravy, and cranberry sauce, serves 8-10, $66; and Festive Fixin's Feast wih dressing, gravy, and three sides, $33. Dishes and whole desserts can also be ordered à la carte. Purchase in-store, online at cottonpatch.com. Order by December 22, pick up by December 24 at 3 pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Four-course holiday dinner for takeout features choice of sea bass or tenderloin with shrimp cocktail, Caesar, truffled mac & cheese, asparagus, au gratin potatoes, and bananas Foster butter cake. Serves two or four to six people. Pickup on December 23, 24, 30, or 31 Order EddieV.com.
Flip's Patio Grill
Both Grapevine and Fort Worth locations are open regular hours on Christmas Day, from 6 pm-2 am, with the kitchen open to 1:30 am. Fort Worth 817-847-4424, Grapevine 817-251-9800.
Keller restaurant offers a new Holiday App Pack serving 4-6 people with Cuban sliders, BBQ brisket deviled eggs, Lodo Dip and Triple Dip with tortilla chips, and cookies; $45. Christmas Eve dinner to-go includes butternut squash soup, short ribs, beef demi with root vegetable sauce, garlic smashed potatoes, and apple cobbler. $79, serves 4. Order by December 22 at 2 pm, pickup December 24 from 2-3 pm. 817-741-5200.
Hot Box Biscuit Club
They've got a whole menu of holiday season take-and-bake biscuits that serve 4, including jalapeño cheddar buttermilk ($11), maple bacon buttermilk ($12), and "Hot Box Buns," which are cinnamon rolls smothered in sticky toffee whiskey sauce ($15). There are also Pickup Party Boxes of 10 biscuit sandwiches and more ($50-$75) an a la carte sides. Top it all with Sweet Lucy's White Chocolate Peppermint Pie, a Hotbox exclusive involving dark chocolate pie crust, vanilla white chocolate pastry cream, and peppermint meringue. Order online to pick up 7am-2 pm Tuesday-Sunday, or from 3-6 pm December 23 only. Orders for at least $30 placed by December 16 receive a free jar of homemade jam. The restaurant will be closed December 21-28.
Chef Juan Rodriguez is putting together to-go Christmas dinner packs for groups of 2-3 ($80) or 5-6 ($16). Offerings include: Bacon Wrapped Quail Breast, Roasted Baby Beets, Holiday Kale Salad, Herb Roasted Cornish Game, Pork Porchetta, Braised Leeks & Roasted Heirloom Mushrooms, Sweet Potato Puree, Dinner Yeast Rolls with Sea Salt Butter, Spiced Apple Bread Pudding, Holiday Spiked Punch, and more. They're also doing tamales by the dozen, available for curbside pickup every Wednesday in December. Order Holiday Kits by 5 pm December 21 for pickup 11 am-5 pm December 22 or 9 am-1 pm December 23.
The Meat Board
The West Fort Worth butcher shop has a Holiday Reserve Menu that includes raw cuts of Dry Age Wagyu Long Bone Ribeye, Wagyu Tenderloin, Standing Rib Roast, Spinalis Chateaubriand, and more. There's also Smoked Beef Tenderloin for 4-6 ($145) or Smoked Prime Rib for 8-10 ($135) and a la carte sides for 8-10 including Twice Baked Potatoes, Mac & Cheese, Green Chile Hominy, and Creamed Spinach ($25). Order by 6 pm December 19 for pickup 10 am-6 pm December 22-23 or 10 am-2 pm December 24; 844-693-6328.
Frito Pie Kit features Newk's Family Recipe Chili with Fritos, Cheddar cheese, jalapeños, cilantro, and sour cream. Chili Mac and Cheese combines Five-Cheese Mac & Cheese with chili. Order by December 23 at 6 pm, pickup by December 24 at 12 pm. Order online or via Newk's Eatery mobile app. Five locations in Frisco, Plano, Irving, and Fort Worth.
Omni Fort Worth Hotel
Chef prepared Holiday meals to go include whole turkey, turkey breast, ribeye, smoked ham. All proteins will be marinated and sealed and include cooking instructions. 72-hour notice is required between ordering and pickup. Serve 8-16. $139-$339. Order by December 19. Pickup December 16-19. Order on the Chow Now app or at 817-350-4072.
Three course "Perry Merry" menu includes choice of French onion soup, lobster bisque, white bean pork chili, wedge, or Caesar; choice of 8-ounce bacon-wrapped filet, famous pork chop, salmon, or chicken oreganato, plus dessert trio or sides. $45. Available throughout December, excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve. Dine-in Sunday-Thursday from 4-10 pm, or to-go daily from 11 am-10 pm. At Uptown Dallas, Grapevine, and Frisco.
Holiday menu for dine-in includes short ribs with roasted root vegetables, garlic mashed potatoes, and bordelaise sauce, $18. Apple Pie is $4 per piece or whole pie, $14. Available through January 3. Special Holiday weekend brunch throughout December: December 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, and January 1-3. For reservations, call 682-352-0905. Holiday catering/to-go menu includes apple-arugula salad, turkey, maple-glazed salmon, short ribs, prime rib, stuffing, Calabrian potatoes, Brussels sprouts, chocolate-covered strawberries, and apple pie, plus individual-serving "lunchboxes" with turkey dinner and turkey sandwich. 682-352-0808.
Ranch at Las Colinas
Ready-to-heat Holiday Curbside Kit feeds four and includes choice of smoked turkey breast ($90), smoked ham ($90), or smoked tenderloin ($150, with shrimp cocktail, buttermilk chive whipped potatoes, smoked jalapeño sausage gravy, sauteed green beans, grilled asparagus, cornbread muffins, and salad. Order online by December 22 at 12 noon. 972-506-7262.
Christmas "Take and Bake" menu includes prime rib for 4 ($135) or a la carte sides for 8, like cranberry chutney ($10), sweet potato casserole ($35), bourbon creamed corn ($24), and jalapeno-bacon mac & cheese ($30). Add a pie from sister restaurant 203 Cafe in cranberry-red apple, buttermilk, or walnut ($20). Order by December 22 and pick up that day only, 5-5:30 pm, at Fort Worth Public Library downtown; 817-502-8851.
Righteous Foods and its delivery operation, Eat Fajitas, are offering Christmas Breakfast Boxes with breakfast tacos, butternut tamales, apple empanadas, Vitamin C juice, Mexican hot chocolate kit, salsa, and a special gift. Boxes serve 6-8; $95. Pre-order online by December 21, pickup December 24.
All six Tarrant-area locations of the barbecue restaurant are offering a "Heat-and-Serve Holiday Family Special." It feeds feeds 10-12 people, and includes four pounds of smoked ham or turkey, mac-and-cheese, mashed potatoes, green beans, and stuffing for $129. The special can be ordered online or via phone, ideally with 2-3-days notice. (Rush-orders by request only). Riscky's will be open for dine-in and pickup until 6 pm on Christmas Eve, closed on Christmas Day.
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day 11 am-8 pm for dining in with Surf & Turf for $55, plus entire Ruth’s Chris menu. Christmas Eve meal to-go includes Caesar or steakhouse salad; choice of filet mignon, ribeye, stuffed chicken breast or salmon; mashed potatoes, spinach, and broccoli; and chocolate cake; $99, feeds 2. Order by December 22, pickup December 24. Christmas Day meal to go includes Caesar or steakhouse salad, beef tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, creamed spinach, and cheesecake; $180, feeds 4. Available through December 31, order 48 hours in advance. Order online. 817-340-0080.
Sundance Square restaurant is open Christmas Eve with a 4-course Fondue Feast, which includes cheese fondue appetizer, salad, entrée with 4 selections per person from choices such as beef tenderloin, garlic chicken, blackened salmon, and coconut shrimp, with seasonal vegetables, raviolis, stuffed mushrooms, and famous chocolate fondue. 4:30-7:30 pm. Reservations recommended. 817-348-0633.
Pan-Latin steakhouse in the Worthington hotel downtown is open Christmas Day, 11:30 am-2 pm and 5-9 pm; reservations are recommended. Menu for on-site dining, as well as takeaway, includes Short Rib Tamales, Prime Rib Birria, Roasted Carrots, Roasted Potatoes, Salad, Tres Leches, Churros, and more for $68 per person. To make a reservation or order a meal for pickup, visit www.torotorofortworth.com or call 817-210-2222.
Stephanie Allmon Merry contributed to this story.