The holidays might look differently this year, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be as delicious as ever. While many of us may not be gathering together in groups this year for traditional family dinners, it’s still a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to a special meal.
It’s also the perfect time to consider leaving all the work to someone else and supporting one of the many restaurants offering reservations for dine-in or ready-made meals to enjoy at home. After all, it’s been a rough year. Let’s usher 2020 out with some style!
Please note that pre-orders and reservations are almost always required and deadlines are coming up quickly, especially for restaurants offering Hanukkah offerings.
Is your restaurant serving a holiday meal for dine-in, carry-out or curbside pick-up? Email me with details (menu, pre-order deadline and pick-up dates) at [email protected]
315 E. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 369-3683
Amilinda will be offering a Sephardic Hanukkah menu for carry-out during the week of Dec. 9-12 and Dec. 16-19. The menu features starters including stuffed grape leaves; potato latkes; roasted eggplant with fermented honey and flatbread; cucumber and carrot salad; and pear and quinoa salad. Entrees include bacalao with tomato and boqueron sauce, roasted potatoes and charmoula; roasted chicken with peppers and paprika, saffron, sofrito and rice; veal stew with eggs, spinach, garbanzo beans and preserved lemon; lamb meatballs with marcona almond sauce, riced carrots and mint; and beef tongue with Empeltre olives, squash and potato croquettes. Meals can be pre-ordered online for pick-up the same day. Chef Gregory Leon and staff will also be making his grandmother’s recipe for cinnamon babka, which will be available by the 9” loaf for $16 each. Orders can be placed online for curbside pick-up.
Leon’s famous chocolate peppermint souffle cakes will also be available for purchase throughout the month of December. The individual cakes are available simply packaged in baking paper or wrapped in plastic with a festive bow for holiday gift giving. Cakes can be pre-ordered anytime online, with pick-up during regular business hours (Wednesday through Sunday). Pre-orders are strongly encouraged, as these cakes will sell quickly. Pricing is $3.50 each ($4 for wrapped cakes) or six cakes for $20 ($25 for wrapped cakes). Orders can be placed online for curbside pick-up.
1751 N. Farwell Ave., (414) 897-7022
Ardent is offering a holiday prime rib dinner for two for $150 or four for $300. The menu includes Caesar salad (white anchovies, crispy parmesan, romaine hearts); shrimp cocktail (four jumbo shrimp per person) with fresh horseradish, lemon, preserved tomato cocktail sauce; herb-crusted prime rib with red wine sauce (12 oz. per person); cheesy hashbrown potato casserole and a Christmas cookie box. A selection of holiday wines are also available to order by the bottle to accompany your meal. Orders are first-come, first-served with pick-up on Dec. 23. Place your order online.
Bavette La Boucherie
330 E. Menomonee St., (414) 273-3375
Bavette will be offering heat-and-eat meals for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The Christmas menu (which serves four for $210 or $176) includes thyme and garlic beef tenderloin roast or fennel pollen bone in pork roast served with bordelaise sauce; hasselback potato gratin; chestnut, parsnip and apple hash; citrus and pomegranate salad; rolls and cultured butter; and gingerbread stout cake with caramelized dried fruit. Meals can be ordered for four, eight, twelve or more. Order by Dec. 18 for pick-up Dec. 23 or 24. Orders can be placed by phone or email at [email protected]
Their New Year’s Eve meal feeds two for $120 and includes veal osso buco; lobster-celery root-black truffle farro and roasted mushrooms; citrus and pomegranate salad; rolls and cultured butter; and sacher torte with apricot and whipped cream. Order by Dec. 18 for pick-up Dec. 30 or 31. Orders can be placed by phone or email at [email protected]
Add-ons for both Christmas and New Year’s dinners include caviar and champagne for two (50g Calvisius Classic Siberian caviar, a bottle of Drappier Blanc de Blanc champagne and accompaniments including root vegetable chips and gribiche) for $175; six jumbo shrimp with cocktail sauce ($20); Rush Creek Reserve cheese with dried fig mostarda, pickled pears and house crackers ($35); and a cheese & charcuterie board with chef’s choice of three cheeses and three cured meats or pates, house crackers, jams, mustards, nuts and caperberries ($25). Holiday wines will also be available. Above deadlines apply for pre-orders and pick-up.
Black Shoe Hospitality Store @Blue’s Egg
320 N. 77th St.
Grab a variety of staples for your holiday dinner from the new Black Shoe Hospitality shop, offering curbside pickup at Blue’s Egg. The shop is stocked with restaurant-quality cuts of steak and meat, plus a variety of baked goods from Black Shoe Bakery, including boxes of Christmas cookies (chocolate cookies, retro cookies or nut cookies; (16 cookies for $24); pies (apple, pecan or key lime for $18-$20), cakes (brown butter spice or chocolate for $24); plus breads and rolls, including challah burger buns, souurdough bread, baguettes and pretzel buns (priced $4-6).
Order online anytime during the week for pick-up on Friday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. For Christmas, orders will close on Dec. 21, with pickup on Dec. 23 between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Black Shoe Hospitality restaurants (Maxie’s, Blue’s Egg, and Story Hill BKC) will be closed on both Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. However, the Story Hill BKC bottle shop will be open selling wine, beer, spirits and gift cards on Dec. 24. Story Hill BKC will also be open for special lunch and dinner service on Monday, Dec. 21 (make reservations by phone at (414) 539-4424 or online via Yelp). Maxie’s and Blue’s Egg will also offer service on Tuesday, Dec. 22 and Dec. 29. Reservations are available online at blackshoehospitality.com.
Birch + Butcher
459 E. Pleasant St., (414) 323-7372
Birch + Butcher is offering holiday meals for both Christmas and the New Year, including dinner and brunch offerings for pre-order. Offerings include a beef tenderloin meal for four for $180 featuring hearth-roasted miso and herb crusted beef tenderloin, Bibb salad with herbed ranch dressing, hearth smoked green beans with shallots; garlic roasted fingerling potatoes; and housemade rolls and cultured butter. Meanwhile, a smoked ham dinner for four ($95) includes two pounds of hand-cut smoked ham with mustard sauce, Bibb salad with herbed ranch dressing; hearth smoked green beans with shallots; garlic roasted fingerling potatoes; and housemade rolls and cultured butter. Guests can also order side dishes for four for $50, along with a variety of add-ons from cheese and charcuterie, pies and wine.
Brunch options include biscuits and gravy for four ($20); a six pack of cinnamon rolls and frosting ($19); hand-cut ham and rolls ($17); plus add-ons like house-smoked bacon and Hatched hand pies.
W61 N480 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, (262) 618-4683
Brandywine will be offering heat and serve holiday meals for two ($92) or four ($184) featuring citrus and hazelnut salad with blood orange, mandarin, frisee and chevre; roasted mushroom soup with chestnuts and bacon; classic Beef Wellington with sauce bordelaise; brioche dinner rolls; Yukon Gold potatoes; and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. A cheese board featuring Rush Creek Reserve is also available while supplies last, along with a variety of add-ons including wines and snacks. Pre-order your meal online by Dec. 21 for pick-up on Dec. 24 or Dec. 31.
The Brick Pub & Grill
6343 N. Green Bay Ave., Glendale, (414) 797-0710
The Brick is offering meal kits for two or four ($30 or $60). Kits include grilled chicken or ham, scalloped potatoes, mac n’ cheese, dinner rolls and sugar cookies. Pre-order by Dec. 14 for pick-up on Dec. 24. Place your order by phone or email at [email protected]
The Capital Grille
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., (414) 223-0600
The Capital Grille is offering a three-course family-style dinner for take-out, featuring roasted whole beef tenderloin with choice of butter poached North Atlantic lobster tails or scampi-style jumbo shrimp, salad, sides and its signature brûlée-style cheesecake for dessert. The restaurant is also offering two takeout options for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, including a four-course dinner with selection of either whole rack of bone-in filet or Kona crusted bone-in prime rib, New England clam chowder, salad, sides and dessert. Guests may also order holiday sides including lobster mac ‘n cheese and hoisin-glazed Brussels sprouts. Each option serves four to six. Additionally, The Capital Grille is offering two holiday grilling boxes for at-home chefs, featuring hand-cut steaks to prepare at home. Options include the Surf and Turf with four lobster tails, four 10-ounce filets and The Capital Grille Signature Steak Sauce; or bone-in porcini ribeye with four 22-ounce cuts, porcini rub and a bottle each of extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic. For more information or to place an order, visit thecapitalgrille.com.
401 E. Erie St., (414) 930-9088
Cavas will be offering Spanish Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve meals for both dine in or carry-out. The Christmas Eve meal for two is $135, plus tax and 20% gratuity and includes citrus spinach salad with glazed pears and goat cheese; sweet rolls and clove honey butter; chipotle and honey rubbed roasted ham; potatoes gratin; broccoli mascarpone bacon tart; lemon cake with dulce de leche and chantilly cream and a bottle of Freixenet Spanish cava. Orders and reservations can be made by phone on or before Dec. 22 with pick-up by 4 p.m. on Dec. 24. Reservations are available for seatings at 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. or 8:30 p.m.
The New Year’s Eve six-course dinner is $72 per person, plus tax and 20% gratuity and includes mixed greens salad with tomatoes, Spanish olives, Manchego cheese, tuna and citrus dressing; rolls and roasted garlic butter; wild caught prawn cocktail with Spanish olive oil, capers, parsley, hearts of palm and fresh lemon; crab cakes with chipotle aioli; beef tenderloin with shallots au jus; truffle potato puree; strawberry panna cotta with balsamic reductionn and sweet vermouth chantilly cream; a bottle of Freixenet Spanish cava. Orders and reservations can be made by phone on or before noon on Dec. 30 with pick-up by 4 p.m. on Dec. 31.
360 E. Erie St., (414) 488-8036
Dandan will be offering three-course Peking Duck dinners for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve ($80 serves two or three). The three-course menu includes wonton soup with duck, foie gras dumplings, scallions and bok choy; Peking duck breast with scallion pancakes, house hoisin sauce, scallions and cucumbers; and Peking duck leg chow fun with house-made rice noodles, duck egg, foie gras, scallion, bok choy, celery and leeks. Holiday cocktails are also available. Pre-order your meal online by Dec. 17 with pick-up on Dec. 23 between 2 and 5 p.m. or by Dec. 23 for pick-up on Dec. 31 between 2 and 5 p.m.
Dandan will also offer their New Year’s Day dim sum brunch for dine-in only. Brunch is $45 per person and includes duck wonton soup (scallion, bok choi, mushroom); cheung fun (smoked brisket, scallion, sweet chili glaze); duck spring rolls (glass Noodle, vegetables, jalapeño sweet and sour sauce); 1000 layer pastry (lamb, cumin, yogurt); yakitori skewers (chicken, scallion, tare); shrimp and pork shumai (cucumber, chive, salmon roe); cumin lamb baozi (cabbage, red onion, sweet chile) and honey tart. Reservations are required. Make yours online.
N56 W16300 Silver Spring Dr., Menomonee Falls, (262) 781-3333
Davians is offering heat and eat holiday dinner options for two ($42), six ($137) or ten ($200) featuring thick-cut smoked boneless ham with pineapple-brown sugar glaze; assorted rolls and butter; cranberry wild rice pilaf; a choice of cashew green beans or bacon brussels sprouts; a choice of garlic mashed potatoes or honey-roasted baby red potatoes; and Dutch appleor cherry pie. Guests can also order add-ons like wine, gravy, additional sides and desserts for an added charge. Appetizer and dessert trays are also available. Call to place your order by Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. for pick-up Dec. 21 through Dec. 24.
360 E. Erie St., (414) 488-8036
EsterEv is offering carry-out meals for both Christmas and New Years Eve. The menu for two is $100 and includes lobster bisque with lobster toast; Beef Wellington with creamed spinach, pommes puree, and red wine black truffle sauce; plus chocolate entremets for dessert. Caviar service, which includes private EsterEv label Kaluga from Rare Tea Cellars, tater tots, egg salad, shallots and creme fraiche is available as an add on for $75, as well as a number of sparkling wines. Pre-order your meal online by Dec. 17 with pick-up on Dec. 23 between 2 and 5 p.m. or by Dec. 23 for pick-up on Dec. 31 between 2 and 5 p.m.
EsterEv will also feature a special dine-in menu for New Year’s Eve. Seatings are limited for safety reasons, so the dinners (two seatings per night) will be offered Dec. 26 through Dec. 31. The dinner is $90 per person; wine pairings are also available for an upcharge. Reservations can be made via Tock.
Iron Grate BBQ Co.
4125 S. Howell Ave., (414) 455-1776
Iron Grate will be open for normal business hours through Dec. 23, but will be closed Dec. 24-30 to give their staff a much needed break and time to celebrate the holidays. House-smoked holiday hams will available for pre-order with pick-up anytime through Dec. 23. Hams are available in any size, sliced or whole. Call the restaurant to reserve yours for pick-up.
Iron Grate will also be taking pre-orders for Pastrami-Palooza, which will take place on New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) from 4 to 9 p.m. and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Pastrami-Palooza menu features whole beef pastrami (average weight of 10 pounds), whole turkey breast pastrami (average weight 5 pounds) as well as sliced pastrami by the pound (beef for $22; turkey for $16 and BBQ bologna pastrami for $14). Pastrami will also be available in sandwich form, served on rye (beef pastrami for $10; turkey pastrami for $8; and BBQ balogna pastrami for $7) with optional toppings like Swiss cheese ($1), Russian dressing, saurkraut, kosher dill pickles and brown mustard ($0.50 each). Sides will include pickled eggs ($6); sauerkraut ($6 per pint; $12 per quart); cheese blintzes (three for $8); potato wafflecakes (three for $8); and split pea soup ($6 per pint; $12 per quart). Quantities are limited. View the full menu and pre-order online for pick-up on Dec. 31 or Jan. 1.
The Iron Horse Hotel
500 W. Florida St., (414) 831-4677
Ash at the Iron Horse Hotel will be open for dine-in with its regular menu on Christmas Eve from 4 to 9 p.m. On Christmas Day the restaurant will offer brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring an a la carte menu with items like prime rib and eggs and bottomless mimosas. Branded will also be open serving its regular menu from 3 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required for both Christmas Eve dinnner and Christmas brunch and can be made on OpenTable.
On New Year’s Eve, Ash will offer a DJ dinner featuring their hearth-fired menu and music fromm DJ Zerocool from 4 to 10 p.m. Branded will also be open from 3 to 10 p.m. for food service, with the bar open until 2 p.m. On New Year’s Eve, a la carte brunch and bottomless mimosas will be available at Ash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with Branded open from 3 to 9 p.m. Reservations are required for both New Year’s Eve dinnner and New Year’s Day brunch and can be made on OpenTable.
5901 W. National Ave., (414) 257-9999
How about a fully cooked heat-and-eat German feast for Thanksgiving? That’s what Kegel’s Inn has on offer. Choose from a la carte options like heat and enjoy roasted boneless duck, goulash, wiener schnitzel, pork shanks, rouladen, sauerbraten or sausages (all priced $10 to $17 per person), plus appetizers, sides (dumplings, spaetzle, red cabbage, more) and desserts like whole carrot cakes, schaum torte and apple strudel. Hot, ready to eat meals are also available, along with German beers, wine and a selection of holiday gifts (Place your order online by Sunday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. for pick-up on Dec. 23 between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. (pick-up your order at your chosen time using the drive-thru in the Kegel’s Inn parking lot; enter from National Avenue).
2378 S Howell Ave., (414) 988-7086
For Christmas, Lazy Susan will be offering housemade tourtieres, French Canadian Christmas meat pies with an all-butter crust filled with potatoes, ground pork and onions and spiced with cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg. The pies come with cranberry mustard for $25 each ($35 for gluten-free pies). Pies come par-baked to eat on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day; pies can also be frozen and baked at a later time. Place your order (pre-payment required) by email at [email protected] before Dec. 18 (or until sold out) for pick-up on Dec. 23.
For New Year’s Eve, there are three options: a vegetarian meal, a meat-based meal and New Year’s Day brunch. The New Years Nosh feeds two for $120 (vegetarian and can be gluten-free). It includes deviled eggs with black truffle; winter citrus salad with arugula, pomegranate seeds, blood orange, pistachios and champagne vinaigrette (can be made nut free); oyster mushroom “Rockefeller”; Hoppin’ John with corn cake; jack fruit jungle curry; baked brie with rosemary roasted grapes; New York style cheesecake; red wine and two champagne splits for your New Year’s Eve toast. The Carnivore feeds two for $120 (and can be made gluten-free on request). It includes a 16-ounce New York Strip to cook at home with black garlic compound butter; truffled deviled eggs; ricotta and sausage stuffed mushroom caps; winter citrus salad with arugula, pomegranate seeds, blood orange, pistachios and champagne vinaigrette (can be made nut free); roasted cauliflower; lobster twice baked potato; New York style cheesecake; red wine and two champagne splits for your New Year’s Eve toast.
The brunch package for two is $50 ($60 for gluten-free) and includes spinach, mushroom and fontina quiche; fruit bowl; abd two champagne splits with orange juice to make mimosas at home. All New Year’s menus are heat and eat with minimal cooking required. Place your order by phone (no email orders) for pick-up on New Year’s Eve between noon and 4 p.m.
7610 Harwood Ave., (414) 778-3333
Le Reve is offering Christmas dinner kits which feed four to six with salad, entrée, and sides. Options includePorc en Croute with Berkshire pork tenderloin, French brie, port glazed figs and orange honey compote wrapped in housemade puff pastry and finished with rosemary black pepper demi glace; wild rice with cremini mushrooms; haricot verts with herbed butter; and green salad with red wine poached pears, spiced hazelnuts, fresh chevre and champagne pear vinaigrette ($130; feeds four to six). There’s also a lobster ravioli kit with lobster and cheese ravioli with winter truffle and parmesan cream sauce served with sage roasted acorn, butternut and delicata squash; Swiss chard with balsamic glazed cippolinis; and green salad with red wine poached pears, spiced hazelnuts, fresh chevre and champagne pear vinaigrette ($135; feeds four to six). Guests can also choose from a variety of add-on appetizer platters from charcuterie to seafood and desserts ($28-$110), along with ready-to-bake pastries and desserts. View the menu online and place your order by Dec. 19 for pick-up on Dec 23 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Le Reve is also offering a three-course New Year’s Eve dinner for two (from $80) featuring white wine and gruyere fondue served in a sourdough bread bowl from North Shore Boulangerie (with accommpaniments including charcuterie, farm vegetables, and toasted croissant); mushroom marsala soup with balsamic braised mushrooms; and a choice of either shrimp and halibut en papillote (with citrus herb couscous, romanesco and herb butter) or marinated New York strip with pommes puree, haricot verts and au poivre sauce. Add-on two bottles of La Cuvee Laurent Perrier champagne (187ml) for a year-end toast. Pre-order your meal online by Dec. 26 for pick-up on Dec. 31 from 4 to 8 p.m.
Miss Molly’s Cafe & Pastry Shop
9201 W. Center St., (414) 249-5665
Miss Molly’s is offering Christmas dinner kits that serve two or four people for $100 or $200. The menu includes herb roasted pork tenderloin; whole roasted tri-color carrots, Brussels sprout salad (shaved brussel sprouts, dried cherries, goat cheese, pumpkin seeds and citrus poppyseed vinaigrette); garlic scalloped potatoes; and housemade rolls with garlic herb butter.
Christmas desserts are also available, including eggnog cheesecake with gingersnap crust (10” for $40); chocolate peppermint mousse pie (9” for $32); and apple rosemary almond galette with cornmeal crust (10” for $35). Order Christmas dinner kits and desserts online by Dec. 19 for pick-up Thursday, Dec. 24 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Meanwhile, a New Year’s Eve dinner kit serves two to four for $120 or $240 and features boursin stuffed prawns; lemon herb risotto; winter citrus salad (mixed greens, spiced pecans, blood oranges, jicama, pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan and creamy poppyseed dressing); milk chocolate mousse with salted caramel and hazelnut biscotti and vanilla bean creme brulee with fresh berries. Order New Year’s Eve dinner kits online by Dec. 27 for pick-up Dec. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.
MOVIDA at Hotel Madrid
600 S. Sixth St., (414) 488-9146
MOVIDA is offering their popular heat and eat Beef Wellington dinner for the holidays ($45 per person). The meal features beef tenderloin with mushroom duxelle, stone ground mustard, rosemary demi glace; red potatoes with rosemary, garlic, bay leaf, shallots, and chives; roasted baby carrots with steak seasoning and thyme; and chocolate fudge cake for dessert. A vegetarian meal featuring baked veggie pasta with winter zucchini, carrots, house all-day red sauce and parmesan is also available for $15 per person, as is a Christmas morning brunch kit with French toast bake, egg, cream, brown sugar, cinnamon with maple syrup and orange butter ($35). Don’t forget to order drinks to go alongside; options include bottles of wine, sangria or an old fashioned kit. Order online now for pick-up on Dec. 23 or 24.
The National Cafe
839 W. National Ave., (414) 431-6551
The National Cafe is currently taking orders for house-curated charcuterie boards, a perfect addition to your holiday festivities, big or small. A variety of sizes are available and ready with 24 hours notice through the New Year. For inquiries and orders, email Angie at [email protected]
The National will also be hosting a special New Year’s Eve ramen offering featuring their classic tonkotsu ramen, spicy vegetarian miso ramen (a vegan option is also available) and bottles of cava to enjoy alongside. Online ordering starts New Year’s Eve at noon with curbside pick up between 5 and 7 p.m. at the café. The National will also be open for curbside brunch on New Year’s Day with brunch specials and mimosa kits for pick-up.
2352 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., (414) 763-5881
Odd Duck is accepting pre-orders for a “Build Your Own Holiday Feast,” featuring items like classic shrimp cocktail, albondigas, and stuffed dates to roasted stuffed quail, salmon platters, charcuterie boards and more. All are fully prepared to heat and eat (or just eat). Beverage offerings, including wine and cocktail kits are also available. Quantities are limited. Order online for pick-up on Dec. 24.
They also have New Year’s Eve Party Packs which include dinner boards that feeds up to four people, plus sparklers, games, noisemakers, party hats and everything you need to bid farewell to 2020 and ring in the new year in style. Packs include a variety of nibbles including hand-selected cheese and charcuterie, chilled seafood and caviar, vegetable mezze, jam, mustard, olives, fruits, roasted nuts, bread, crackers and savory bites ($120). There are also plenty of add-ons like gouda stuffed dates, albondigas, dessert truffles and beverages, from beer and sparkling wine to cocktail kits. Order online for pick-up on Dec. 31.
They are also offering holiday gift packs to augment your holiday celebrations (or to give as gifts). Choices include the Wisconsin Favorites gift pack for $75 (brandy old fashioned and classic grasshopper cocktail kits; Wisconsin cheese, Underground Meats salami, sweet pickles, Door County cherry preserves and olive oil crostini); the Trip to Europe pack for $60 (Hand-selected European wine and cheese selections, French mustard, Spanish marcona almonds, fennel-citrus roasted olives and olive oil crositini); a Cocktail Lovers pack for $95 (Two bottles of artisan spirits, selected mixers, modifiers, garnishes and recipes straight from the Odd Duck bar). Order online for pick-up.
Ono Kine Grindz
7215 W. North Ave., (414) 778-0727
Ono Kine Grindz is featuring two boxed dinners. The Merry Monarch Dinner (feeds two or three for $60; or four to eight for $120) is served hot and ready to eat and showcases a deluxe sampling of meat offerings including Ahi poke limu inamona; pork and vegetable potstickers; Portuguese sausage; bulgogi beef; crispy pork belly; li hing carrot-pineapple slaw; grass-fed kalbi ribs; garlic shrimp; kalua pig; char siu chicken; purple sticky rice; and an assorted surprise dessert box. Meanwhile, the Iolani Palace Christmas Feast is a heat-and-eat meal that feeds either two or three ($70) or four to eight ($135). It includes Ahi poke limu inamona; shrimp and pork shumai; mixed greens and fresh fruit papaya seed salad; char siu pork tenderloin; smoked game hen with pineapple teriyaki glaze; li hing carrot-pineapple slaw; purple sticky rice; gailan (Chinese broccoli) with hoisin sauce and an assorted surprise dessert box. Order your meals by phone by Dec. 22 for pick-up on Christmas Eve.
The Packing House
900 E. Layton Ave., (414) 483-5054
The Packing House will offer its full menu for dine-in or carry-out on Christmas Eve (4 to 8 p.m.); Christmas Day (noon to 8 p.m.); New Year’s Eve (3 to 10 p.m.) and New Year’s Day (4 to 8 p.m.). Reservations required.
2300 Pilgrim Square Dr., (262) 784-7275
Parkside 23 is offering holiday meals tthat feed four to five people. Just choose from one of four proteins: a half oven-roasted turkey with housemade pan gravy ($129); honey glazed sliced ham with pineapple sauce ($164.50); braised short ribs with Diane sauce ($195.50); or roasted beef tenderloin serve mid-rare with Diane sauce ($329.50). Each meal comes complete with Parkside’s signature creamed corn with leeks, roasted poblanos and bacon; four-cheese macaroni and cheese; caramelized brussels sprouts with bacon and parmesan; homemade cranberry pomegranate chutney; mashed potatoes; corn bread muffins with citrus butter; and housemade cobbler a la mode. A variety of wines are also available for $20 a bottle. Pre-order your meal by phone by Dec. 19 at 5 p.m. for pick-up on Dec. 23 between 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. or Dec. 24 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
4016 S Packard Ave, St Francis, (414) 482-0080
Polonez is offering a traditional heat-and-eat Polish twelve course pescatarian meal featuring baked cod in dill sauce; breaded fried cod; ttomato veggie fish salad; potato pierogi; sweet cheese pierogi; saurkraut and mushroom croquette; George’s potato salad; cold kraut and carrot salad; Polish herring in sour cream; Christmas borscht with mushroom dumplings or Polonez mushroom soup; holiday gingerbread cake; and poppy seed cake. Reserve your dinners online before Dec. 20 for pick-up on Dec. 24. Call the restaurant for additional details.
1547 N. Jackson St., (414) 276-9608
Sanford is offering a Very Merry Christmas Dinner that serves four for $210. The menu includes slow-roasted prime rib with garlic and thyme and served with saffron poached pear, fig and orange and a red wine fig reduction; roasted market root vegetables; duck fat potatoes with duck confit and parmesan bread crumbs; rolls and butter; and holiday fruit cake with white chocolate and brandied cherries. Orders can be placed online with pick-up on Dec. 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. or Dec. 23 between 2 and 7 p.m.. Important to note: When ordering, choosing “one guest” will get you one Christmas dinner for four.
201 W. Walker St., (414) 256-8765
Saz’s is offering heat-and-eat holiday meals for four ($110) or eight ($210) featuring rosemary citrus glazed ham; French cut turkey breast, Grandma Saz’s mashed potatoes; baked mac n’ cheese; green beans almondine; salad; dinner rolls and butter and a collection of Sciortino’s assorted mini holiday cookies. Place your order online, by phone or by email [email protected] by Dec. 18 at 3 p.m. for pick-up on Dec. 23 or 24.
Individually-packaged grazing boxes, entrees, and wine for holiday party enjoyment are also available for delivery.Dates are limited, with at least seven days notice required and a minimum order of 25 boxes is required; more information is available online. Saz’s is also offering a standard holiday menu for corporate and social catering. More information is available here.
Tall Guy and a Grill Catering
6735 W. Lincoln Ave., West Allis, (414) 777-0770
Tall Guy is offering prix fixe holiday meals for two ($60) or four ($115) featuring your choice of main courses (half pound per person of sliced turkey breast, smoked sliced turkey breast or smoked ham with Wisco maple ginger glaze) plus scratch-made gravy, pretzel rolls and butter, a choice of one green salad and three sides (choose from Apple, bacon and cornbread stuffing, cauliflower gratin, classic bread stuffing, garlic mashed potatoes, green beans with pomegranate gremolata, pimento mac and cheese, sweet potatoes with candied pecan streusel or Wisconsin maple carrots). A variety of appetizers are also available. View the full menu online and place your order by noon on Dec. 16 for pick-up on Dec. 24 or Dec. 25.
2414 S. St. Clair St., (414) 481-7530
Three Brothers will be offering a variety of options for your holiday feast including whole roast goose (8-10 pounds) with Serbian style bread based stuffing, house made pickled cabbage and roasted carrots. (feeds four to six for $250). There’s also braised lamb and quince with saffron rice, Granny Smith apple and pecan salad and corn tamales filled with Serbian braised beans (feeds one; $39). Guests can also order seven-layer chocolate walnut torte with chocolate mousse filling ($9 per slice). Call to place your order for pick-up on Dec. 23 or Dec. 24.
Ward’s House of Prime
540 E. Mason St., (414) 223-0135
Ward’s is offering a variety of options for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day dinner from single serving dinners for one dinners for two to 16 guests. Single guests can choose a ham dinner featuring ham, gravy, mashed potatoes and honey glazed carrrots for $19.99. A ham dinner for eight to 10 ($250) features house salad, dinner rolls, ham, mashed potatoes, gravy, honey glazed potatoes, green bean casserole and cherry and apple pies. Prime rib dinners are also available for parties of two ($100), four to six ($180), seven to 10 ($280) or nine to 16 ($425) and feature prime rib, au jus, creamy horseradish sauce, house salad, mushrooms, mashed potatoes annd buttered corn. Whole, half or quarter prime ribs are also available for purchase ($130-$340), along with side dishes and desserts. Pre-orders must be placed by Dec. 23 for pick-up on Dec. 24 from 2 to 4 p.m. or Dec. 25 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. To order, call the restaurant or email [email protected]
West Allis Cheese & Sausage Shoppe Cafe
6832 W. Becher St., West Allis (414) 543-4230
West Allis Cheese Shoppe will be hosting a collaborative “Blocks of Becher” dinner on New Year’s Eve. The five course dinner is $180 per couple (plus 20% gratuity) and takes place on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. inside the cafe. The menu includes a cheese course of cranberry Le Roulé; butternut squash crab bisque; salad with lentils, quinoa, baby kale, dried cranberries, feta and maple dijon vinaigrette; beef filet au poivre with rosemary shrimp maltese, asparagus and potato gratin; and Russian cream with fresh fruit and a galette cookie for dessert. Each meal includes a choice of wine, beer or a Station No. 6 cocktail, plus coffee and champagne with dessert. Reservations are required and space is limited for safety reasons. Call the cafe to make your reservation.
732 E. Burleigh St., (414) 372-7880
Wonderland is offering a variety of meal kits which feed four for $150. Guests choose one main course, four sides and one pie for each kit. Main course options include herb-crusted pork loin, short rib stroganoff, mushroom stroganoff, classic meatloaf, lentil loaf, or cauliflower steaks. Sides include West Bangkok shrimp; steak wrapped asparagus; potatoes au gratin; pigs (or Beyond) in a biscuit; spinach artichoke dip; Mediterranean or lentil meatballs; bacon (or tempeh chorizo), brussels and figs; roasted beets; cheesy broccolini; or gravy. Meanwhile, pies include apple cranberry; plum pear; grasshopper cream or creme brulee pie. All items are also available for purchase a la carte. Order online now for pick-up on Dec. 23 from 3 to 9 p.m. or Dec. 24 from noon to 9 p.m.