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D.C. restaurants offering holiday takeout specials

The Hamilton, an American steakhouse in Penn Quarter, offers a la a carte options like roasted wild mushrooms and lemon tart for your holiday celebrations.

If you’re in D.C. for the holidays and want to forgo cooking, a few restaurants around the District have you covered.

With options ranging from Brazilian steak to Spanish antipasti, there’s sure to be something for everyone’s taste buds. These restaurants are ahead of the game in advertising their holiday options, so keep your eyes peeled for other establishments whipping up holiday specials.

Check out these restaurants for holiday meals that can be delivered to your doorsteps.

Fogo de Chão

This Brazilian steakhouse in Penn Quarter is offering seven different menus for the holiday season, including fraldinha (bottom sirloin steak, $150) and cordeiro (prime lamb steak, $160). Each set menu serves six people and includes sides like Brazilian sausage and apple dressing and cranberry relish, as well as candy cane fudge brownies. 

1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Available for pickup Dec. 2 through Jan. 1. Pickup or delivery. Check out the full menu here.

Federalist Pig

This Columbia Heights barbecue restaurant will serve four different menus for Christmas dinner this year. The Southern-inspired menus serve four to six people and range from a smoked half turkey ($160) to smoked beef short ribs ($170). The barbecue main comes with Parker House rolls; a sauce; three sides including smoked cheddar mac & cheese, crispy brussel sprouts; chipotle garlic green beans; and a bourbon pecan pie. Sides and pies are also available a la carte. 

1645 Columbia Rd. NW. Available for pickup 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Dec. 24 only. Find more information on the feast here.

NuVegan Cafe

If you’re looking for quality vegetarian and vegan options for your holiday meal, check out NuVegan Cafe’s holiday vegan feast menu. The menu includes vegan adaptations of classic holiday dishes, like pineapple glazed “ham,” macaroni and cheese and candied yams. Keep in mind that the portions are large – the feast serves up to 20 people, so you could have leftovers for days.

2928 Georgia Ave. NW. Find more information here.


Danny Lledo’s Spanish restaurant Xiquet in Observatory Circle is dishing out two Spanish-inspired holiday picnic sets. You can choose your basket based off your wine preference. The happy hour gift set ($75) includes a bottle of Tierra red wine, Manchego cheese, Iberian chorizo and mixed crackers. The Spanish gift set ($68) comes with a bottle of Emendis Brut, a bottle each of specialty olive oil and balsamic vinegar, Spanish tuna and milk chocolate. Each set serves two to four people. 

2404 Wisconsin Ave. Available Nov. 27 through Dec. 23 for pick-up. Find more information here

The Hamilton

Penn Quarter American steakhouse The Hamilton is offering a range of a la carte options for your holiday celebration. Options include the roasted turkey breast platter ($120, serves six to eight) and the rigatoni bolognese platter ($75, serves six to eight), with sides like mashed potatoes ($20) and roasted wild mushrooms ($30) and desserts like lemon tart ($26) and apple pie ($24). 

600 14th St. NW. Available through Jan. 3 for pick-up. Find more information here.

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