By now, Seattleites are all too familiar with the weirdness of each special event this year. With restrictions on private gatherings and restaurant dining rooms closed through January 4, Christmas will be no different, taking on a necessarily mellower vibe for the greater good. Still, there are plenty of wonderful takeout feasts available across the city to bring a little Yuletide cheer. From French fare to Philippine specialties with Pacific Northwest twists, sushi platters, and Hawaiian treats, here are some to-go options for single household holiday fetes, listed from north to south.Read More
Where to Order Great Christmas Meals in Seattle
Turkey, leg of lamb, sushi platters, Philippine feasts, decadent desserts, and more
1. Le Coin
Fremont’s underrated bistro skews more French home cooking than haute cuisine, but all the dishes show refinement. For its Christmas menu, customers can order a feast of prime rib, duck leg confit, caramelized leek bread pudding, and celeriac and truffle soup, all made to feed 4-6 people. Add-ons include local oysters and a whiskey eggnog kit, with vegetarian meals available upon request.
The James Beard Award-winning Korean restaurant (and its more casual Fremont counterpart Revel) are offering Christmas meal kits, with a menu that mixes Pacific Northwest and Chinese influences. Items such as beef and potato egg rolls, kung pao broccoli, and fermented black bean-brined rib eye anchor the offerings, with cocktails, wine, and dessert bento boxes available as add-ons.
Queen Anne’s longtime bistro and live music venue is focusing on a customizable holiday meal. Options include baked Dinah’s cheese with cranberry, lambchetta, prime rib, or roast hen, and a selection of sides, such as spiced carrots and candied yams with marshmallows. Dessert is a holiday pavlova kit, and everything is available to order a la carte.
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4. Eden Hill Provisions
The Upper Queen Anne spot (an offshoot of the fancier Eden Hill Restaurant) has some holiday dinner boxes on offer, featuring a brandy apricot glazed ham, Brussels sprouts, challah loaf, and triple chocolate peppermint brownies. Those who want to booze it up can add on champagne and wine, plus there’s the option to order milk and a dozen cookies for Santa.
5. Ba Sa
Bainbridge Island’s modern Vietnamese restaurant has bison bo kho, a hearty stew with pearl onion, carrot, lemongrass, and potatoes, on the menu for a Christmas Eve dinner. There’s also crab banh beo gratin, Vietnamese-Scotch quail eggs, and a butterscotch marshmallow yule log cake, with wine pairings available.
This popular Lebanese restaurant on Capitol Hill has a $175 Christmas meal that serves 4-5 people, highlighted by a spice-brined leg of lamb to cook at home, along with sides such as Brussels sprouts tabbouleh, roasted eggplant and tahini, laban bi khiar, and baklava. All items can be ordered a la carte as well.
This Italian Belltown cafe has heat-at-home Christmas dinners for up to six people, with dishes that include cannelloni filled with ricotta, beef, spinach, turkey with pear and sausage stuffing, ham, or roasted leg of lamb with saffron risotto. There’s also a decadent dessert menu, which features cannolis, tiramisu, and raspberry cheesecake.
8. Sushi Kashiba
One of Seattle’s most celebrated Japanese restaurants, the Pike Place destination has an impeccably packaged sushi platter for takeout this holiday season, which comes with two pieces each of toro, akami, king salmon, hokkaido scallop, king crab, kampachi, uni, sweet shrimp, and other seafood depending on availability.
9. Cafe Campagne
Those looking for a more Frenchified holiday may want to seek out this classic Pike Place restaurant, which has put together some special plates for Christmas. Among the highlights: roasted, brined, and pepper-rubbed duck breast served on butternut squash, leek and cheese gratin, served with red wine jus, and a rum syrup-soaked yeast cake served with vanilla poached pears and whipped cream.
10. The Corson Building
Known for its location in a charming old cottage, Georgetown’s restaurant-catering operation has a four-course menu for Christmas, with creamy salt cod and potato bread to start, braised duck legs as the main course, and ginger molasses cake for dessert. There are also wine selections and floral arrangements, for those going all out.
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During the pandemic, Hillman City’s Philippine fine dining destination has offered Balikbayan boxes: a combination of seasonal items packaged with the restaurant’s usual thoughtfulness and flair for narrative. Starting December 10, diners can order the Noche Buena version, with a multi-course meal made entirely with local ingredients sourced from small local farms and businesses.
12. Patrick's Café & Bakery
White Center’s cozy Hawaiian restaurant has a substantial $60 per person holiday feast that includes prime rib with creamed horseradish, garlic mashed potatoes, honey roasted vegetables, and some of the bakery’s enticing desserts — chocolate macadamia nut cream pie and mini guava chiffon tarts.