Holiday dinners: Several Greater Columbus restaurants offering dine-in and carryout options

Holiday dinners: Several Greater Columbus restaurants offering dine-in and carryout options

The stockings are hung and the presents are under the tree, but what are you going to do about dinner?

Thanksgiving Day feasts tend to dominate our thoughts this time of year, but meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ought to have the same festive flair.

A number of Greater Columbus restaurants will be open for dine-in service on Christmas Eve or Day, with both special menus as well as their normal fare.

And most, if not all, Chinese restaurants will be serving throughout the holidays. Call ahead to confirm hours of your favorite location, as there are too many to list here.

Other restaurants, as well as area grocers, are offering prepared or carryout meals, too.

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Listed here are menu highlights, hours of operation, pricing and, where applicable, pick-up information.

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Dine-in/carryout options

The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek

1370 E. JOHNSTOWN ROAD, GAHANNA

Hours: 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: three-course prix fixe menu, including choice of twin filets or pan-seared mahi, side salad or lobster bisque, and cheesecake ($60 per person); regular menu also available

Reservations: strongly recommended

Contact: 614-855-9840, www.thebarncolumbus.com

Bob Evans Restaurants

LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT GREATER COLUMBUS

Hours: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: regular menu

Reservations: not required

Pickup: ready-to-heat “Pot Roast Farmhouse Feast” for 10, including slow-roasted pot roast with sides, bread, and pumpkin and apple pie ($139.99); ready-to-heat “Premium Farmhouse Feast,” including slow-roasted turkey and hickory-smoked ham, sides, bread, and pumpkin and apple pie (starting at $59.99 to serve 4 and up to $134.99 to serve 10)

Contact: www.bobevans.com

Buca di Beppo

343 N. FRONT ST., ARENA DISTRICT

Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: regular menu

Reservations: recommended

Contact: 614-621-3287, www.bucadibeppo.com

Columbus Fish Market 

1245 OLENTANGY RIVER ROAD

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 24; noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 25

Fare: three-course menu, including filet mignon and shrimp scampi ($55; add lobster tail for $20); limited selections from regular menu also available

Reservations: required

Contact: 614-291-3474, www.mitchellsfishmarket.com

Greenhouse Canteen & Bar

1011 W. 5TH AVE., NEAR GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS

Hours: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 10 p.m. Dec. 24 

Fare: regular menu

Pick-up: holiday meal of lentil and nut roast, polenta and fennel pilaf, cauliflower mac and cheese, brussels sprouts and dessert ($35 per person); orders by Dec. 21 for pick-up Dec. 23-24.

Contact: 614-525-0202, www.greenhousecanteen.com

The Guild House

624 N. HIGH ST., SHORT NORTH

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: three-course prix fixe meal, including choice of pan-seared grouper or bison steak, choice of squash salad or parsnip soup, and ricotta almond cake ($55 per person, or $79 with wine pairings); regular menu available

Reservations: strongly recommended 

Contact: 614-280-9780, www.theguildhousecolumbus.com

The Keep Kitchen & Liquor Bar

HOTEL LEVEQUE, 50 W. BROAD ST., DOWNTOWN

Hours: 5 to 11 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: chef’s menu, including lamb shanks or half chicken, sides and desserts ($70 for two, or $130 for four); regular menu also available

Reservations: strongly recommended

Contact: 614-745-0322, www.thekeepcolumbus.com

Lindey’s Restaurant & Bar

169 E. BECK ST., GERMAN VILLAGE

Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: a la carte Christmas Eve menu, featuring special and regular menu items

Reservations: required

Contact: 614-228-4343, www.lindeys.com

McCormick & Schmick’s 

3965 NEW BOND ST., EASTON TOWN CENTER

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 24-25

Fare: regular menu on Dec. 24; prix fixe three-course menu on Dec. 25, including choice of center-cut filet mignon or West Australian lobster tail, starters and dessert (starting at $50)

Reservations: strongly recommended

Also offering pickup: “Christmas Feast to Go” for 4, including cooked prime rib, mixed-greens salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, sourdough bread, au jus and horseradish sauce ($155); orders by Dec. 20 for pick-up Dec. 24-25

Contact: 614-476-3663, www.mccormickandschmicks.com

Mitchell’s Steakhouse

1408 POLARIS PARKWAY; 45 N. 3RD ST.

Hours: 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24; noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 (Polaris Parkway); 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24; and noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 25 (North 3rd Street)

Fare: three-course dinner, including tenderloin duet, salad, side and dessert ($65); regular menu available 

Reservations: required (both locations)

Contact: 614-888-2467 (Polaris Parkway); 614-621-2333 (North 3rd Street); www.mitchellssteakhouse.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

511 N. HIGH ST., SHORT NORTH

Hours: 2 to 9 p.m. Dec. 24; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 25

Fare: prix fixe menu, including choice of 6-ounce filet with three large shrimp or 6-ounce filet with lobster tail, choice of sides, and bread pudding (starting at $55); regular menu also available

Reservations: recommended

Also offering pickup: “Celebration Feast” for 4, including roasted beef tenderloin with horseradish cream, choice of salad, garlic mashed potatoes or creamed spinach, and four chocolate sin cakes ($195; served hot); 48-hour notice required when ordering for pickup noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 24 and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 25

Contact: 614-927-5663, www.ruthschris.com

Smith & Wollensky 

4145 THE STRAND WEST, EASTON TOWN CENTER

Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 24

Fare: regular menu

Reservations: recommended

Contact: 614-416-2400, www.smithandwollensky.com

Texas de Brazil

4040 EASTON STATION, SUITE E 105

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 24 and 25

Fare: regular dinner menu and prices with classic holiday specials

Reservations: highly recommended

Contact: 614-472-4072, texasdebrazil.com

Carryout options

The Berwick

3250 REFUGEE ROAD

Pickup: “Holiday Celebration Dinner,” including a choice of chicken piccata, lasagna, prime rib, pork tenderloin or meatballs, plus three sides, salad and rolls ($140 to serve four, $350 to serve 10); a la carte options, including a “cannoli kit,” also available; orders by 5 p.m. Dec. 17 for pickup Dec. 23

Contact: 624-235-7100, www.the-berwick.com

Bleu & Fig

1160 W. BROAD ST.

Pickup: Holiday Boutique Bites ($15 per person), Holiday Brunch, Brunch Baby ($25 per person), Holiday Heavy Hors D'oeuvres ($32 per person), Holiday Buffet ($35 per person); minimum of 10 people for each; order at least 72 hours ahead of time; last pickup for the holidays is 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 24

Contact: 614-348-3328, www.bleuandfig.com

Cameron Mitchell Premier Events

7619 HUNTINGTON PARK DRIVE

Pickup: “Holiday in a Box” ready-to-heat meal for 4, including citrus-brined turkey breast, glazed ham, sides and double-chocolate bread pudding ($165); wine by the bottle, desserts and candy gift boxes also available; orders by 5 p.m. Dec. 20 for pickup Dec. 23

Contact: 614-848-4700, www.cameronmitchellpremierevents.com

Der Dutchman

445 S. JEFFERSON AVE./ROUTE 42, PLAIN CITY

Pickup: ready-to-heat meals, including family feasts with turkey or ham, sides and desserts for 5 ($78.99), for 10 ($142.99) or for 20 ($245.99); orders by Dec. 21 for pickup 7 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. Dec. 24 

Contact: 614-873-3414, www.derdutchman.com

Hen Quarter

6628 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, DUBLIN

Pickup: roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts, roasted mushrooms, cornbread muffins, collard greens, cobbler and budino ($120 serves up to four); orders by 5 p.m. Dec. 19 for pickup Dec. 23

Contact: 614-905-1666, henquarterdublin.com

The Hills Market Downtown

95 N. GRANT AVE.

Delivery: Turkey, turkey breast, ham, sides, soups, sweets and bread; order 72 hours ahead of delivery up until afternoon of Dec. 24

Contact: 614-702-7900, www.thehillsmarket.com/catering

The Hills Market Worthington

7860 OLENTANGY RIVER ROAD, WORTHINGTON

Pickup: whole roasted turkey, carved turkey, ham, roasted beef tenderloin plus sides, starters, breads and desserts; orders by Dec. 19 for pick-up before 4 p.m. Dec. 24

Contact: 614-846-3220, www.market-columbus.com

Kroger

ALL GREATER COLUMBUS LOCATIONS

Pickup: choose from ready-to-heat boneless ham or turkey ($60 to serve 4 to 6); bone-in ham, turkey or smoked turkey ($75 to serve 6 to 8); prime rib ($85 to serve 6 to 8); all with sides, rolls and pumpkin pie; phone and online orders by Dec. 19, in-store orders by Dec. 24, for pickup through Dec. 24 

Contact: 1-800-KROGERS, www.kroger.com

Mimi's Cafe

1428 POLARIS PARKWAY

Pickup: “Turkey Take-Home Feast,” for 8-10, including roast turkey, gravy, cranberry relish, mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, cornbread stuffing, green bean casserole and desserts ($129.99); orders by Dec. 23 for pick-up Dec. 20-24

Contact: 614-433-0441, www.mimiscafe.com

Ray Ray's Hog Pit

2619 N. HIGH ST., CLINTONVILLE AREA; 5755 MAXTOWN ROAD, WESTERVILLE

Pickup: ultimate holiday package for 18 to 26, including smoked prime rib, smoked beef brisket and side dishes also available a la carte ($300); orders by 5 p.m. Dec. 20 for pickup Dec. 24

Contact: 614-753-1191 (High Street) or 614-329-6654 (Westerville), www.rayrayshogpit.com

The Refectory Restaurant & Bistro

1092 BETHEL ROAD, NORTHWEST SIDE

Pickup: “Christmas Home Dinner,” ready-to-heat four-course dinner for two, including duet of filet mignon and pan-seared salmon, butternut squash soup, green bean salad and opera gateau tiramisu ($150); orders by Dec. 17 for pickup noon to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 24 (dine-in on Dec. 24 fully booked with wait list at press time)

Contact: 614-451-9774, www.refectory.com

Weiland's Market

3600 INDIANOLA AVE., CLINTONVILLE

Pickup: “Heat and Eat Holiday Dinner,” including turkey, vegetables, cranberry salad and rolls ($18.99 per person, available in multiples of four dinners only); many other items also available a la carte; orders by 7 p.m. Dec. 18 for pickup Dec. 23-24

Contact: 614-267-9878, www.weilandsmarket.com

Whole Foods Market

3670 W. DUBLIN-GRANVILLE ROAD, NORTHWEST SIDE; 4100 EASTON GATEWAY DRIVE, EASTON AREA; 1555 W. LANE AVE., UPPER ARLINGTON

Pickup: multiple holiday meals, including classic whole-roast turkey meal ($189.99 to serve 12; $139.99 to serve 8; $84.99 to serve 4); orders 24 hours ahead of pickup through Dec. 23

Contact: www.wholefoodsmarket.com