As the pandemic lockdowns tighten across most of the Bay Area, 2020 will bring a Christmas like no other. Gatherings outside of a single household are prohibited and restaurants are relegated to takeout and delivery only—except in San Mateo County, where officials have pleaded with residents in neighboring counties to stay home.

But local restaurants are offering options across price ranges and for those doing a solo dinner or families who just want to support a local business. This list has a little of everything: traditional holiday meals or those with a twist and some of the best desserts in the South Bay.

Holiday Eats To-Go


201  California Ave, Palo Alto; 650.328.8899 (text only)

To kick off a festive evening, Baumé is offering a choice of three take-home meals featuring prime rib ($98), king salmon ($98) or Wagyu beef ($198). Each meal includes four courses. A selection of French wine pairings are also available for an additional $150-$650.

Black Sheep Brasserie

1202 Lincoln Ave STE 30, San Jose; 408.816.7251

Black Sheep Brasserie’s Christmas Eve ready-to-eat meal for two stands out with a special take ’n’ bake option where diners can feel like they’re experiencing the full-blown French experience from home. Pre-orders are due by Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 4:30pm.

Black Angus

1011 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose; 408.266.6602

Black Angus serves contemporary American fare and its holiday family meal package is no exception with prime rib, filet mignon, lobster tails and all the fixings available starting at $99. The special is available from Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, so it’s also an option for New Year’s Eve.

Four Seasons

2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto; 650.566.1200

The Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley is serving a meal to-go that includes salad, soup, choice of either Lamb Shoulder or Beef Roast with sides, dessert and a full bottle of Prosecco. Pre-orders are due by 5pm on Dec. 20. Costs start at $440 for four and go up to $880 for eight.

LB Steak

334 Santana Row STE 1000, San Jose; 408.244.1180

The team behind LB Steak is serving up a festive holiday-inspired menu, including a bone-in short rib, lobster tail and truffle mac and cheese. A three course prix fixe for two is also available for $120. All pre-orders are due by Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Meso Modern Mediterranean

3060 Olsen Dr STE 50, San Jose; 408.800.0048

For those looking to break from the mold, Meso Modern Mediterranean’s holiday dinner offers four courses including hummus, mediterranean branzino and baklava as dessert for $75 per person. It’s open for pickup and delivery between 12pm and 8pm Christmas Eve.

Bistro Vida

641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park; 650.462.1686

Bistro Vida is offering a comforting dinner for two of either free-range roasted turkey dinner ($45.50) or prime rib ($48.50). Both come with mashed potatoes. Other sides, like sweet potatoes and macaroni and cheese are also available. Open from 11am to 9pm Christmas Eve.

Left Bank

635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park; 650.473.6543

377 Santana Row STE 1100, San Jose; 408.984.3500

Left Bank’s $75 four course holiday menu includes a creamy lobster bisque, blue cheese salad and a choice of between prime rib, winter squash ravioli or savory cranberry duck. Dessert is a rich red wine poached pear brown butter tart. Open from noon to 8pm for pickup and delivery.

The Village Pub

2967 Woodside Rd, Woodside; 650.851.9888

Michelin-starred The Village Pub offers a wide selection of take-home Christmas kits, with entrees like a black truffle-stuffed d-artagnan chicken, prime rib and chateaubriand. The kits come with cooking, warming and plating instructions. All orders are due by noon on Dec.17.

Alexander’s Steakhouse & The Sea

19379 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino; 408.446.2222

4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto; 650.213.1111

Alexander’s Steakhouse & The Sea is offering a set of holiday specials, including luxury gift boxes with high-end treats, including coffee, caviar, sweets and cheese as well as family feast packages tailored to each location.

Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina

316 N Santa Cruz, Los Gatos; 408.354.7570

3935 Freedom Cir, Santa Clara; 408.496.6777

Pedro’s Restaurant & Cantina knows how to go big for the holidays. It’s offering a Christmas Feast of boneless short ribs, creamed spinach and herb roasted potatoes for six to eight people for $298. A smaller version is also available. Pre-orders are due by noon on Dec. 21.

Alotta’s Deli & Catering

2249 Grant Rd, Los Altos; 650.967.0299

Alotta’s classic, honey-glazed spiral baked ham and three sides goes for $169. Diners can choose from eight options, including au gratin potatoes, cinnamon glazed carrots and Alotta’s famous potato salad. Pre-orders are due by 11am on Dec. 19.

Evvia Estiatorio

420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301; 650.326.0983

The modern Greek taverna Evvia Estiatorio and sister restaurant Kokkari are offering a deluxe holiday gift bag with a signature cookbook and premium Greek delicacies, including a bottle of house-made olive oil, a bottle of Greek wine and three signature spice blends.

Willard Hicks Grill

280 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.374.5000

Willard Hicks Grill is offering a full-blown Christmas dinner package with a choice of seasoned four-pound prime rib steak, bone-in pork chop rack or orange chipotle glazed ham. The three course meal also includes appetizers, sides and dessert, costing $185 for four people and $280 for six.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

180 El Camino Real STE 2, Palo Alto; 650.329.8457

2762 Augustine Dr STE 110, Santa Clara; 408.346.4557

1685 Mt. Diablo Blvd, Walnut Creek; 925.287.0297

Fleming’s is offering a four-course meal that includes wine pairings and all of the traditional fixings and dessert. Each meal is $99 per person.


473 University Ave, Palo Alto; 650.800.7090

Those looking for an Indian feast to celebrate the holidays can rely on ROOH’s Christmas specials, including vegetarian options. Meal kits for one ($75) and two people ($140). The menu includes an option between a roast chicken entree, halibut roast or organic paneer paturi.

Harry’s Hofbrau

1909 El Camino Real, Redwood City; 650.366.3733

14900 East 14th St, San Leandro; 510.357.1707

German food and beer are great for every occasion, and Christmas is no exception. Harry’s is offering three hearty Christmas staples including a savory prime rib, roasted turkey and baked ham, in addition to its regular menu.


Manresa Bread

195 E Campbell Ave, Campbell; 408.340.5171

602 Industrial Way, Los Gatos; 408.402.5372

271 State St, Los Altos; 650.946.2293

Manresa Bread has upped its game for the holidays, offering decadent treats like salted caramel chocolate cheesecake, triple chocolate orange panettone and cinnamon buns in addition to its regular staples. Holiday hours for all locations are from 8am to 4pm on Dec. 23 and 24.

Alexander’s Patisserie

209 Castro St, Mountain View; 650.864.9999

19379 Stevens Creek Blvd STE 100, Cupertino; 408.886.3333

Alexander’s Patisserie is offering several one-of-a-kind treats this holiday, including a Christmas Yule Log cake, a holiday afternoon tea experience and holiday boxes filled with luxury sweets, wine, champagne and more in three gift sets: bronze, silver and gold. Prices start at $58 per person for the tea experience and $139 to $259 per box.