It’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to putting most of what 2020 dished out behind us — although it has gifted us a few pleasant surprises that carried us through. Namely, a plethora of game-changing pop-ups and the surprising allowance of to-go cocktails that brought us all some much-needed comfort amid the chaos.
So, with closing out the year in style in mind, whether it’s eating out of takeout containers watching fireworks on TV, or a fully-plated five-course meal with your significant other at your dining room table, here are some solid options — from ramen to pastries to over-the-top fine dining feasts — for ringing in the New Year safely at home in Nashville. Further support local restaurants by adding on a few to-go cocktails or champagne and give that home bar cart a rest — lord knows it’s done enough this year.
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The 404 Kitchen will ring in the new year with three different takeout options for two — a few house favorites with a fancy twist. Preorder juicy pork loin, whole smoked fried chicken with white truffle, or a ribeye with black truffle and steak butter and plate a fancy feast in your own home. Prices range from 90-120 for two people, with options to add to-go cocktails or bubbles. Pre-Orders should be placed by 6 p.m. on Monday, December 28. Pick-up is Wednesday, December 30, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, December 31 from noon until 2 p.m.
Adele’s, just down the street, is also taking preorders for carry-out NYE feasts. Prices range from $98 to $120 for two people, with options like signature salsa verde JW chicken or filet (both upgraded for the occasion with truffle), halibut, rack of lamb plus lobster bisque, salad, sides, and German chocolate cake for dessert. Punch it up with $35 per pint cocktails like their signature milk punch or even a boozy, brown buttered 404 Old Fashioned. Pre-Orders must be in by 6 p.m on Saturday, December 26 for pick-up Wednesday, December 30, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Thursday, December 31 from noon until 2 p.m.
Bastion’s Josh Habiger and the team would love to be a part of your holiday feast. They have assembled an extra indulgent To-Go Feast Box to help you create a dinner at home worth celebrating. This dinner is intended to feed a group of four (or two if you feel up to the challenge). For $325, each Bastion Baller Box includes one large Bear Creek Farm Tomahawk Ribeye Steak (not yet cooked!), 1oz Kaluga Caviar, one small black truffle, one small white truffle, two side dishes, one bottle of Huré Frères, and one 1/2 loaf of Ornette Sourdough Bread served with seasoned butter. The Bastion Baller Box will come with cooking instructions for you along with menus for your guests. These boxes can be picked up between 5-8pm on December 22nd or December 29th.
Café Intermezzo downtown is offering a $25 takeout special that includes a bottle of Crémant champagne, a pair of pastries of your choice, plus party supplies. Open NYE from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with curbside pick-up by calling 615-840-7933 plus delivery on DoorDash, Postmates, UberEats ,or Grubhub.
etc. and chef Deb Paquette are packing up a three-course prix fixe feast for takeout this NYE. Pick-up orders are due by December 27 for grabbing on NYE between noon and 3 p.m. All meals will be packaged for two people with re-heating instructions to prepare at home. The take-home dinner is $100++ per meal kit (feeds two people) and includes a champagne toast. Call 615.988.0332 to order.
Henrietta Red is offering a three-course meal to be enjoyed at the restaurant or in the comfort of your own home. Pre-orders and reservations for New Year’s Eve celebration packages are now live on Resy from Wednesday, January 30 through Saturday, January 2. Starting at $145, this three-course decadent dinner for two includes sharable starters, entrees, and desserts for two. Available celebratory online additions include Sparkles + Snacks, Á La Carte add ons, and good luck xharms to ring in the New Year on a high note. Sweet treats and libations are also available. Ordering for pre-orders will close the day before at 4 p.m. with pick-up times between 4 and 9 p.m., at Henrietta Red.
Josephine is offering an elegant take-home dinner for two this New Year’s Eve. $150 gets diners a shrimp cocktail and rally house salad to start, choice of 12-ounce prime rib or a duo of jumbo lump crab cakes (you can choose one of each) served with twice baked potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and rolls. There’s eve chocolate cake from pastry chef Kayla Mays for dessert. Call 615-292-7766 or email email@example.com for orders, due by noon on December 30, with pick-up on NYE between 4 and 6 p.m.
Juniper Green has a range of options to ring in 2021, leading off with a light toast for two ($75) which gets you a mini Cheese Gal cheeseboard, plus assorted sweet and savory snacks including a cacio e pepe popcorn kit and a chocolate truffle assortment. For a real party, there’s a $300 “party in place” — which serves up to 6 people — adding pigs in a blanket, steak gougeres, and twice-baked potatoes to the lineup or a “baller board’’ ($175) complete with caviar and shrimp cocktail add-ons.
Miel is serving up a NYE feast of the seven fishes, available in takeout form via Tock. Look for freshly shucked oysters, scallop crudo, and lobster bisque to start, followed by charred octopus with gremolata, lobster ravioli, and more. Meals are $100 per person.
Nicky’s Coal Fired is offering a virtual party package, including a four-course dinner kit for two with a live cook-along with chef Tony Galzin, plus an exclusive musical performance by Alanna Royale. The dinner kit for two runs $150, with optional drink pairings for an addition $40 to $100. There’s also a lighter version for $95. Book on Tock.
North Italia offers takeout and delivery (via DoorDash) of a three-course NYE dinner. Guests have the options of one starter, one entree, and one dessert.
The Optimist gives Nashville diners the opportunity to enjoy “just add spirits” soul-warming cocktail kits for at-home consumption — available individually or as a pack of all three. Each kit serves four — with options ranging from boozy hot chocolate to spiked apple cider and a hot toddy kit. A three-pack runs $30. Order here: https://www.opentable.com/restaurant/takeout/1049842.
Otaku Ramen (Gulch location only) provides bowls of piping hot comfort — with the full menu available on NYE from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and 5 until 9 p.m. for dinner. Order curbside pickup and first-party delivery by visiting this link or use DoorDash, Postmates or Grubhub.
The Party Line is sadly serving its last meal on NYE, but Henrietta Red’s Julia Keelin Sullivan and pastry chef Caitlyn Jarvis, are, of course, doing it up in style. A New Year’s weekender box ($200) comes complete with a cheese/charcuterie board, shrimp cocktail, and salad plus sweet potato fingerling, caramelized onion, walnut aillade and llank steak with pepita pipian. That’s not all — there’s also, focaccia, a mini cookie platter, and cranberry almond sable. You can add on seafood or a brunch box for New Year’s Day, plus the black eyed peas and collard greens we all need for better luck in 2021. Ordering for New Year’s Eve dinner closes December 29 at noon for December 31 delivery.
STK Steakhouse is offering its full menu for takeout in the Gulch, alongside a few wagyu and truffle-topped specials for the occasion, open 2 to 10 p.m. on 2020’s final night. Order curbside pickup by calling 615-619-3500 or delivery via DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates ,or UberEats.
Sinema is taking preorders now for a 3-course prix fixe dinner (starting at $150) for pickup on December 30 or 31. Packages range to feed between two and six people, with options for hot-and-ready or reheating instructions, including plating video and instructions from chef Kyle Patterson. All packages include three appetizers (bride, baked crab cake, and truffle ricotta raviolis) plus choice of pan-seared ribeye or snapper en papillote, finished off with a Sinema signature skillet cookie for dessert. There are also larger format party packages, starting at $95 with mozzarella-stuffed meatballs, crab cakes, brie and truffle arancini, and more plus drink packages ($80) with high-quality disposable dinnerware, drinkware, plus 2021 hats and noisemakers to celebrate getting the hell out of 2020. Order all of the above on Tock.