cinder house photo courtesy four seasons hotel st. louis

15 Christmas takeout options in St. Louis to make your holidays merry and bright

Local restaurants are taking the hassle out of Christmas dinner this year and have curated holiday meals that are available for preorder now. From Belgian waffles to barbecue to festive cocktails, these restaurants have you covered.

Bogart’s Smokehouse has prepared a holiday menu for patrons with main dishes like turkey breast and bacon-wrapped ham, ranging from $26 to $55. In addition to the holiday menu, Bogart’s is offering their traditional pulled pork and slabs of ribs. To complement these dishes, there’s also pit beans, mustard potato salad and sweet and sour slaw, which all are $6 to $11, depending on size. To add a finishing touch to the meat, sauces for $5 and rubs for $10 are also available for preorder. Items are available for preorder online now until Dec. 18 with pickup on Dec. 23. 1627 S. Ninth St., St. Louis, 314.621.3107,

Cinder House at the Four Seasons St. Louis is offering to-go Christmas meals featuring roasted, maple-brown sugar-glazed ham, pineapple chutney, roasted Brussels sprouts with cipollini onions, chile-garlic-smoked cauliflower, spiced roasted carrots, creamed kale, roasted and smashed butterball potatoes, green bean almandine, beet and fennel orange salad, celeriac soup and a spiced, layered nut cake. The meal feeds six for $210. Place orders by Dec. 18 by phone or email for pickup on Dec. 24. 999 N. Second St., St. Louis, 314.881.5759,

Ding Dong Dish is honing in on their specialty of delivering meals this holiday season by offering a three-course beef Wellington dinner. The meal includes wedge salad, beef Wellington, a twice-baked potato, green bean almandine and chocolate mousse for dessert. This meal is priced at $40 per person. Delivery fee is $5. Items are available to preorder now through Dec. 22 for delivery from 5 to 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve. 314.439.1173, Facebook: Ding Dong Dish

Farotto’s has broken down its holiday menu into two different dinner packages. The Christmas dinner package is priced at $125 and serves three to four people. This meal includes sliced beef tenderloin, garlic mashed potatoes, roasted baby carrots and an Italian house salad with garlic butter and herb ciabatta. The lasagna dinner package is priced at $79 and serves six to eight people. It includes lasagna and an Italian house salad with garlic butter and herb ciabatta. Items are available for preorder by email or by phone at 314.962.4155 until Dec. 20 with pickup on Dec. 24. 9525 Manchester Road, St. Louis, 314.962.0048,

Lazy Tiger is putting a fun swing on Christmas this year in offering a “Filthy Animal” at-home cocktail experience. A menu of festive cocktails is available in multiple offerings from six-packs of themed drinks, glassware and cocktail gift baskets. The menu is filled with a robust number of cocktails, including a gingerbread eggnog with bourbon and an Oaxacan hot punch with mezcal. Items are available to preorder online now through Dec 23. 210 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis. 314.925.8888.

Parkside Grille has curated a holiday fare menu serving four people with an option to serve an extra two for $75. The Christmas Eve dinner is priced at $150 and includes filet mignon, asparagus, potatoes and an Italian chopped salad. The Christmas day brunch is priced at $115 and includes ham, croissants, quiche, hash brown casserole, green beans and a Belgian waffle. An assortment of cakes and pies are also available. Items are available to preorder now by phone until Dec. 22 with pickup on Dec. 24 from 4 to 8 p.m. 505 Strecker Road, Wildwood, 636.422.8483,

bacon-wrapped meatloaf // photo courtesy russell's

Russell’s is offering a variety of options to complete your meal this holiday season. Various cakes are available ranging in prices from $29 to $68. Cheesecakes are $42, and other sweets like cinnamon rolls and cookies are also available. For savory options, Russell’s is offering a cheese and charcuterie box for $56 along with a bacon-wrapped meatloaf or pot roast, both ranging from $26 to $78. An assortment of sides along with sangria and wine are available as well. Items are available for preorder online now with pickup on Dec. 23. Russell’s on Macklind, 5400 Murdoch Ave., St. Louis, 314.553.9994; Russell’s Fenton, 952 Brookwood Center, Fenton, 636.343.8900,

Salt + Smoke has selected a handful of items for its holiday menu this year. For entrees, there’s a prepared holiday ham for $80, a smoked whole Amish chicken for $20 and a half brisket for $50 or whole brisket for $100. For side options, white cheddar potatoes and mac and cheese are on the menu for $46 each, and 24-pack King Hawaiian rolls are priced at $13. An assortment of pies and a 16-ounce Manhattan are also on the menu. Items are available for preorder online now. 501 S. Main St., St Charles; 6525 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis; 5625 Hampton Ave., St. Louis; 392 N. Euclid Ave., St. Louis, 314.727.0200,

photo courtesy salt + smoke

Seven Gables Inn has salads, soups and appetizers like cheeseballs and crackers and jumbo shrimp cocktail at prices ranging from $20 to $40 for five people. Entrees like prime rib and baked ham range from $13 to $30 per pound. Five-serving sides include glazed carrots and candied yams for $15, and there are also desserts like cookies, pies and cakes. Place orders by phone by 5 p.m. Dec. 22 for pickup from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 24. 26 N. Meramec Ave., Clayton, 314.863.8400,

SqWires Restaurant & Annex is offering entrees including roasted chicken, smoked ham, glazed salmon and beef tenderloin ranging from $28 to $179. An array of sides are priced at $10 for a pint and $20 for a quart. Chocolate torte, pecan pie and caramel-chocolate bread pudding are available for dessert, ranging from $3 to $32. Plated dinners are available as well, with ham, salmon and beef tenderloin options priced at $28 to $39. Items are available for preorder online now until noon Dec. 21 with pickup on Dec. 24 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 1415 S. 18th St., St. Louis, 314.865.3522,

Sugarfire Smoke House has turkey, whole ham, smoked turkey breast and beef tenderloin on the menu as main dishes priced at $7 to $35. Various sides are also available, including potatoes, baked beans, and mac and cheese. All of the sides are $11 by the quart to $29 by the gallon. For dessert, Sugarfire is offering candied apple, cherry, hot chocolate, pecan and ginger bread-pumpkin pies, each priced at $25. A smoked turkey breast dinner pack is also available for $26. Items are available to preorder now by phone until Dec. 20 with pickup on Dec. 24. Multiple locations,

Sunset 44 Bistro has curated two dinner meal options for Christmas Eve: a turkey dinner or a prime rib dinner. Both can serve one to eight people, the turkey dinner ranging from $29 to $210 and the prime rib dinner ranging from $50 to $340. Both meals include a salad and three additional sides. An assortment of wines are also on the menu, ranging from $8 to $225. Desserts like apple pie, brownie pie and bread pudding are on offer for $7 to $8. Items are available to preorder now Tuesdays through Sundays via phone with pickup on Dec. 24 from noon to 8 p.m. 118 W. Adams Ave., Kirkwood, 314.965.6644,

The Lucky Accomplice is offering two versions of a holiday meal serving two this holiday season. Both meal options are priced at $90 with a main entree option of a honey-glazed pork collar or smoked red cabbage. Both options are completed with cheesy baked broccoli, potato dauphinoise, sweet potato bread, a shredded winter salad and a pecan and bourbon ice cream cake. An assortment of holiday wines and cocktails are also available for an additional cost. Items are available for preorder online now through Dec. 19 with pickup on Dec. 23, 24, 30 and 31. 2501 S. Jefferson Ave., St. Louis, 314.354.6100,

The Shaved Duck has prepared a full meal for patrons this holiday season. A honey-glazed ham is available for $80 and sliced smoked turkey breast is on the menu priced at $18 per pound. A mixed greens and arugula salad for four can be added for $20. An assortment of sides are also available, all ranging in price from $12 to $22. The meal can be topped off with an apple and berry bread pudding for $20. Items are available for preorder online until Dec. 21 for pickup on Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 2900 Virginia Ave., St. Louis,

Winslow’s Table is offering a variety of meal options this holiday season. These meals range from biscuits and gravy to chicken pot pie to lasagna. The various entrees are priced at $20 to $100. Family-sized sides are also available, including roasted carrots, grain salad and veggie caesar, priced from $16 to $24. An array of sweets including pies, cakes, scones and more are also available. Items are available to preorder online now. 7213 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314.725.7559,

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