Cincinnati restaurants are preparing Christmas dinner for you in 2020

I can’t tell you how many chefs have told me that selling their special Thanksgiving and Hanukkah dishes this year helped them. We hope that this also applies to Christmas. For starters, this is by no means an exhaustive list of restaurants offering special holiday food (or breakfast) this month.

Whether in Anderson Township or Over-the-Rhine, if you don’t see your favorite restaurant here, give them a call or check their website. Chances are they are ready and willing to cook for you. Note: A lot of the order deadlines are approaching, so hurry up, good people! And Merry Christmas too.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill: Collection December 23, 3 to 9 p.m. The pre-made single portions for heating and eating include a selection of hams with orange and bourbon brown icing on three sides; Christmas dinner leg of lamb and root vegetable pot pie (USD 20 per person each) or a breakfast casserole with biscuits and sauce (USD 35; 4 people). A la carte side dishes include sweet potato casserole, roasted Brussels sprouts and bacon, mashed potatoes and gravy, and grippos mac and cheese (all available for $ 4 per person). Appointed by December 19, 210 E. Eighth St., Downtown; 513-421-6234; arnoldsbarandgrill.com.

Boomtown Biscuits & Whiskey: Collection on December 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meal set for two includes a selection of bourbon ham with brown sugar, blackened chicken on the bone, or blackened cauliflower steak, plus two side dishes including red beans and rice, dirty rice or campfire greens and dessert of your choice. Order by 6:00 p.m. December 20, 1201 Broadway, Pendleton. 513-381-2666 or by email to [email protected] boomtownbiscuitsandwhiskey.com

Christian Gill, chef and owner of the Boomtown Biscuit Bar

Bouquet Restaurant: Collection on December 22nd or 23rd from 12pm to 8pm. Dinner consists of a 3 pound Marksbury Farm Kentucky ham, brown icing, bourbon cream greens, and slow-boiled garlic potatoes. Add-ons include green salad, cheddar cookies, and gluten-free cornbread. Serves 4-6. $ 85. Order by December 18th. 519 Main St., Covington. 859-491-7777; bouquetrestaurant.com.

Butler’s Pantry: Collection on December 22nd or 23rd, 8-11 a.m. or 3-6 p.m. Dinner packages include a choice of smoked ham with Coca-Cola, pineapple and brown icing ($ 15 per person) or braised ribs with gravy and horseradish cream ($ 23 per person) plus two sides including mac and cheese, baked potatoes , green beans or Brussels sprouts. Starters, desserts as well as beer, wine and schnapps are available à la carte. Order dinner à la carte by December 18th until December 23rd. 50 E. Rivercenter Blvd., Covington. 859-292-1699; butlerspantrymarket.com.

Chloe’s Restaurant: Pick up on December 24th. Dinner consists of 8-ounce sakura slow cook Wagyu chuck roast with herb and pepper crust and demi sauce, green salad with roasted root vegetables, braised cabbage greens with smoked ham, confit potato with rosemary and garlic. USD 31 per person. A sausage board is also available for $ 28 and an apple cobbler for $ 5. Order by December 19th. 2872 Lawrenceburg Road, North Bend. 859-818-5100.

The New York Strip Christmas dinner from the Crown Republic Gastropub.

Crown Republic Gastropub: Pick up on December 23rd or 24th. Choice of lasagne Bolognese with wedge or kale Caesar salad and Kentucky butter cake or pancake (for 6-8 people, 75 USD); Maple ham-style pork loin with maple mustard glaze, mashed potatoes with charred onions, sweet potato gratin, roasted garlic mushrooms, wedge or kale Caesar salad and Kentucky butter cake or pancake. or Prime Rib-style New York strips with port butter and horseradish cream, mashed potatoes with charred onions, sweet potato gratin, roasted garlic mushrooms, truffle mac and cheese, wedge or kale Caesar salad and Kentucky butter cake or pancake (served) 4-6 ; $ 130). Order by December 20th. 720 Sycamore St., Downtown. Crownrepublicgastropub.com.

Fausto in the CAC restaurant: Collection from 12 noon to 2 p.m., December 24th. Dinner consists of a 4-pound roast chicken from Gerber Farms, bread salad with mustard greens and sherry vinaigrette, potato dauphinoise, roasted brassicas with shallot agrodolce, thyme, bacon fat and quinoa, 1 liter toasted parsnip soup with chive oil, pickled dill seeds Maldon salt, bread and sherry butter. Order by December 20th. 44 E. Sixth St., Downtown. 513-345-2979, faustoatthecac.com.

Tony Ferrari (left) and his brother Austin run Fausto in the lobby of the CAC in downtown Cincinnati.  Tony is the chef and Austin runs the front of the restaurant.  They opened the restaurant in June and served their own ground coffee and wine, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Fausto is the name of her father and great-uncle.

Oven: Pick-up on December 16 at 4:00 p.m. “Christmas Meal Family Meal” includes braised veal osso bucco, mashed potatoes, Caesar salad and panetonne bread pudding. Order by December 22nd. 3514 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. 513-818-8720; fornoosteriabar.com. 9415 Montgomery Road, Montgomery. 513-231-5555; fornomontgomery.com.

French crust bistro: Collection by December 15th, December 15th. The Noel dinner includes lobster bisque, a classic wedge salad and a ribeye steak with roasted potatoes, Vichy carrots, cream spinach and Forestiere sauce, as well as a dessert. $ 125.Serves two. Order by December 18th. 1801 Elm St., Downtown. 513-455-3720. frenchcrust.com.

The Governor’s Diner: Pick up on December 23rd. A la carte options for your own “Feast of the Seven Fish” dinner include a selection of smoked trout dip, peel and eat prawns, lobster bisque, Rockefeller oysters, six lump crab cakes, pastrami smoked salmon or lobster macaroni and cheese. Each dish serves 4-6 and is sold separately. Order by December 21st. 231 Main St., Milford. 513-239-8298. Governordiner.com.

Joella’s Hot Chicken: Collection until 4 p.m., December 23. The family package for four includes 12 jumbo hot chicken tenders, 2 one-quarter south sides (including mac and cheese, kale crunch salad, green beans with bacon, and kale greens with bacon), and two dipping sauces. ($ 37.99). The family package for 8 people includes 24 jumbo hot chicken tenders, 4 1-liter south sides of your choice and two dipping sauces. ($ 69.99). Order by December 23, 180 E. Freedom Way, The Banks. 513-345-6786. 5016 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason; 513-548-0800. joellas.com.

Khora: Collection on December 23rd or 24th, 3pm to 8pm. “Family Christmas Dinner” includes sausage platter, cheeseballs and crackers as well as shrimp cocktail. The main course is a choice of beef tenderloin, glazed ham or Peking duck. The sides include double-baked potatoes, broccolini, and einkorn rolls. Dessert is a choice of Christmas logs, six biscuits, or eggnog. Serves six. Order by December 20th. $ 225. 37 W. Seventh St., downtown. 513-977-2800; khorarestaurant.com.

Lucius Q; Collection December 23, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or December 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In cooperation with Revel OTR Urban Winery and Avril-Bleh Meat Market, Lucius Q offers smoked half or quarter ham with homemade side dishes (a la carte -Sides are also available), including mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, cornbread filling, or carrots with honey glaze. Cheddar corn muffins, apple pie, pecan tart, and banana pudding, and a selection of Revel OTR wines are also available. The prices vary. Order by December 20th. 1131 Broadway St., Pendleton. 513-421-4227. luciusq.com.

Corn OTR:The meal sets come with either a £ 5 prime rib ($ 125) or a lechon with Puerto Rican Christmas massage ($ 85). Sides include pigeon pea rice, steamed yuca, macaroni salad, potato salad, grilled asparagus, sweet plantains, and pastels. ($ 25 for all; serves 4-6). Desserts: Flan de Coco or Tres Leches (25 USD; for 4-6 people). Sangria or Coquito Batch Cocktail ($ 35; serves 4-6). 513-403-0909; [email protected]

Salazar: Pick up on December 23rd. Main courses include roasted heritage ham or spinach, mushroom and potato gratin. Both main dishes include simple lettuce, brioche buns, sweet potatoes, brown sugar butter, apple and cranberry filling, and cauliflower with brown butter, pepitas, and pomegranate. A dessert selection at Apple Cobbler costs an additional $ 5. Order by 8 p.m. December 19, 1401 Republic St., Over-the-Rhine. 513-621-7000; salazarcincinnati.com.

SW Clyborne Provisions & Spirits: Pick up on December 24th. Dinner consists of ham with pineapple and brown icing, white cheddar and potato casserole, green beans, green salad with macaroni and cheese, rolls and apple chips. $ 129; serves 4-6. 5948 Snider Road, Mason, 513-204-7922; clybornes.com.

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