Albany Holiday Dining Options for 2021 - 2022: Christmas & New Year's
Find Restaurants Offering Dine-In & Takeout Specials
Consider doing yourself a favor this holiday season and skip cooking in the kitchen all day. There are a number of great Albany area restaurants that will be offering dine-in or takeout specials for Christmas and New Year's. Check out some of the local dining options below and don't forget to make a reservation (or place your order) ahead of time this year.
Note: We are currently in the process of gathering Christmas and New Year's info for 2021. In the meantime, you can read about some of last year's specials below for an idea of what to expect in the Albany area!
Featured Holiday Dining Options at Albany Area Restaurants for 2020
Barnsider Restaurant (Dine-In & Takeout)
Enjoy New Year's Eve dinner from the Barnsider Restaurant in Albany. You can call to make a reservation for dinner at the restaurant or order takeout. There is a limited menu that's available for takeout only, and the full menu is available for dine-in.
Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel (Takeout)
Celebrate Christmas with a delicious three-course dinner to-go from Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel. Advance purchase is required, and each order comes with reheating instructions and all of your favorite items, including their famous bread pudding. The cost is $150 inclusive of tax, and the dinner serves 6-8 guests. Please order by December 18.
Jack's Oyster House, Inc. (Takeout)
Jack's Oyster House, Inc. in Albany is now accepting orders for their Christmas to-go dinners. They are offering packages that serve 4 people or 8 people, and each one includes Chairman's Reserve Beef Tenderloin, Bordelaise Sauce, Roasted Yukon Potatoes, Sauteed Vegetable Menage, and more. The cost is $245 for 4 people or $480 for 8. Reheatable packaging and reheating instructions are included.
New World Bistro Bar (Takeout)
Don't miss out on New World Bistro Bar's New Year's Day Southern "Good Luck" Brunch Feast, which serves two. This holiday brunch kit costs $75 and includes southern fried chicken and waffles with hot honey, collard greens with smoked bacon, buttermilk corn bread, and more. Place your order today for pickup on New Year's Eve from 11:00am-2:00pm.
More Great Holiday Dining Specials & Options for 2020
677 Prime (Takeout)
To make the holidays easier for you, 677 Prime in Albany is offering five different meal packages to choose from: Christmas Prime Rib, New Year's Prime Rib, New Year's Soiree, Holiday Buffet To-Go, and 3 Course Dinner. Visit the "Promotions" section of 677 Prime's website to see each menu and the pickup dates. You can order by phone at 518-427-7463.
Call 677 Prime to order your New Year's Eve Prime Rib Dinner! Orders end on December 29, and each dinner is designed for 4-5 people, but it can be doubled to serve 8-10.
B-rads Catering (Takeout)
Looking to serve an amazing holiday meal this year? B-rads Catering has several Christmas Packages available, including Christmas Dinner for 6, Christmas Platters, a Smorgasbord, and Hot Chocolate Bombs.
The Century House (Dine-In & Takeout)
Check out The Century House's website for info on their New Year's Eve dining specials. They are offering a New Year's Eve Dinner at the restaurant (seatings from 4:00pm-8:00pm), a takeout dinner for two, and a New Year's Romance Deluxe Room package.
Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort (Dine-In)
Join Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort for a Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 25, from 4:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy a specialty holiday entree consisting of 10 oz. Prime Rib with Jumbo Crab Meat. Please call 518-579-8850 for reservations.
Grappa '72 Ristorante (Takeout)
Grappa '72 Ristorante in Albany is offering a complete holiday feast to enjoy at home. Their Christmas Dinner & Wine To-Go includes Stuffed Pork Loin or Slow Roast Beef Tenderloin, Green Bean Casserole, Butter Mashed Potatoes, and more. All orders must be placed by 9:30pm on December 21, and they will be available for pickup on December 24 from 11:00am-5:00pm.
The Healthy Cafe Catering Co. (Takeout)
Holiday dinners to-go are available from The Healthy Cafe Catering Co. in Albany. All food is served in reheatable pans with instructions, and orders must be placed by December 21. There are holiday dinner packages for 2, 6, and 12 people, party platters, and more.
Innovo Kitchen (Takeout)
Celebrate the holidays at home with help from a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Meal Box from Innovo Kitchen in Latham. They are offering dinner boxes for 4-6 guests, brunch boxes from 4-6 guests, snack boxes for 4-6 guests, and kids boxes for 2 children. All packages can be picked up on anytime on December 23 or from 10:00am-1:00pm on December 24. Please call 518-608-1466 or visit their website for full details.
Visit Innovo Kitchen's website to learn about their New Year Celebration 3-Course Special! Enjoy 3 courses for just $35 on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. You can make a reservation at the restaurant or order takeout/delivery.
Milano Restaurant (Takeout)
Christmas & New Year's
Enjoy a Holiday Dinner To-Go from Milano Restaurant in Latham. You can place your order for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve. Each dinner package serves 2 people, and dinners are picked up cold with reheating instructions included. All orders for Christmas Eve and Day must be placed by 4:00pm on December 19, and orders for New Year's Eve must be placed by 4:00pm on December 28.
SaraBella Pizzeria (Takeout)
Give yourself a break and order a holiday takeout dinner from SaraBella Pizzeria in Colonie. They are offering a la carte trays with options that include Chicken Parm, Eggplant Parm, Baked Ziti with Marinara, Large Stromboli Platter, and more. Please order ASAP as limited quantities are available.
Did we miss one?
If you know of a local restaurant offering holiday dinners who is not listed here, please tell us about it!