Where to Order New Year’s Eve Takeout Meals in Austin

Staying home for New Year’s Eve in Austin — as opposed to the typical festive celebrations marking the end of the year and ringing in the next one — are recommended for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With that in mind, plenty of Austin restaurants are making it easier for household groups to stay home and say good riddance to the year with jovial meals, desserts, drinks, and plenty of champagne. Here’s to a better, safer 2021.

Everything below is listed alphabetically and is available for pickups (delivery services are noted).

This guide will be updated leading up to New Year’s Eve on Thursday, December 31. If there is an Austin restaurant/truck/bar/catering company offering New Year’s Eve preorders missing below, let Eater know through [email protected]

Aba
1011 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights
The Chicago-based Mediterranean restaurant’s New Year’s Eve spread includes filet mignon with truffled potatoes, truffled stracciatella, and a spicy Turkish chocolate cake, plus New Year’s Eve hats and the such.
Prices: $79.95 per serving
Deadline: Wednesday, December 30, 9 p.m.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, 2 to 6 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Andiamo
2521 Rutland Drive, North Burnet
For New Year’s Eve, the Italian restaurant is offering a prix fixe four-course meal, with options such as lobster risotto, veal osso bucco, panna cotta, and tiramisu, plus a bottle of wine.
Prices: $85 per person
Deadline: Sunday, December 21
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, 3 to 5 pm.
How to Book: Email [email protected] or call (512) 719-3377

Apt 115
2025 East Seventh Street, East Austin
The wine bar put together a takeout New Year’s Eve package, with caviar potato chips, a loaded charcuterie and cheese board, as well as plentiful desserts.
Prices: $75
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online or call/text (737) 333-0780

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Bento Picnic
2600 East Cesar Chavez Street, Holly
Bento Picnic chef Leanne Valenti is teaming up with chef Sarah Cook (formerly of Kyoten Sushiko, now of TenTen) for a Japanese osechi box for New Year’s Eve. The gluten-free box includes madai snapper, kabocha croquettes, tomatoes with furikake, pickled daikon, and more. Wines can be added on.
Prices: $235 for the large box with four to six servings; $125 for small with two to three servings
Deadline: Saturday, December 26 at midnight
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, 4:30 to 6 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Black Star Co-op
7020 Easy Wind Drive, Crestview
The brewpub co-op is putting together a New Year’s Eve meal kit for the last day of the year. It comes with uncooked pappardelle, Italian sauces, garlic bread, and meringue-topped chocolate tarts, among other dishes. Booze add-ons are available too.
Prices: $35
Deadline: Thursday, December 31, noon
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, noon to 9 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Buenos Aires Cafe
1201 East Sixth Street, East Austin
The Argentinian restaurant has three different at-home packages available for New Year’s Eve. First, there’s the gran lechon, which comes with 30 pounds of whole slow-cooked pork, plus side, butter rolls, chimichurri sauce, and desserts, plus optional kids meals. There’s the smaller-portioned New Year’s Eve feast with a rack of lamb, turnip risotto, and more. Both have optional champagne add-ons. Then, the restaurant’s downstairs bar the Milonga Room is offering two-person cocktail kits with a whole bunch of boozes, desserts, and New Year’s Eve party paraphernalia.
Prices: Gran lechon package is $650; the New Year’s Feast is $220; the Milonga Room kit is $100 or $80 as an add-on to the food packages
Deadline: For the gran lechon package, it’s Tuesday, December 15; deadlines aren’t noted for the others.
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: Online

Chez Zee
5406 Balcones Drive, West Austin
The longtime American restaurant is offering a la carte appetizers and entrees for New Year’s Eve, ranging from seared scallops to a bowl of lobster bisque to lamb chops to pistachio-crusted red snapper.
Prices: Ranges from $9.95 to $38.95
Deadline: Place orders on Thursday, December 31
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online

Contigo
2027 Anchor Lane, Mueller
The Texan restaurant’s Christmas meal includes smoked prime rib roast, potato and raclette au gratin, and Parker House rolls. There are drink add-ons from wine to cocktails
Prices: $185, add-on drinks range from $9 to $42
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, between noon to 5 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Dai Due
2406 Manor Road, Cherrywood
The Cherrywood butcher shop is putting together two New Year’s Eve take home, ready-to-heat meals. There’s the wild game one, which comes with rabbit rillettes and antelope paprikash, among other dishes; the vegetarian version comes with spiced brown butter carrot spread and mushroom bourguignon. Both come with duck egg custards.
Prices: The wild game meal is $79; the vegetable one is $69
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday, December 31
How to Book: Online

Drink.Well
207 East 53rd Street, North Loop
The North Loop gastropub is offering festive New Year’s Eve packages with snacks (including those crispy ancho chickpeas), sparkling wine, and bottled cocktails.
Prices: The large is $95, the small is $60
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, December 30 and 31 (local deliveries available too)
How to Book: Online

Emmer & Rye
51 Rainey Street, Downtown
The New American restaurant is offering an at-home meal kit for New Year’s Eve, which includes soft-scrambled eggs with caviar, pasta bolognese, tiramisu, and champagne.
Prices: $150 for two servings
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Wednesday, December 30
How to Book: Online or call (512) 366-5530

Garbo’s
12709 North MoPac Expressway, Parmer Point
The New England seafood restaurant is bringing in Maine lobsters again for New Year’s Eve. The two one-and-a-half pound lobsters can come either live or steamed/chilled, along with lemon and drawn butter, plus caviar, lobster bisque, and slices of key lime pie. Booze can be added on.
Prices: The two-serving meal is $150
Deadline: Thursday, December 24
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online or call (512) 350-9814

Hestia
607 West Third Street, Downtown
The Emmer & Rye team’s live-fire-focused New American restaurant’s New Year’s Eve meal kit includes crackers with smoked cream and hackleback caviar, East Coast oysters, Alaskan king crab, Parker House rolls, burnt Basque cheesecake, and much more. There are options to upgrade the caviar to kaluga caviar, add additional crab legs, and get a bottle of champagne.
Prices: $200 for two servings
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online or call (512) 333-0737

Hopfields
3110 Guadalupe Street, North Campus
The gastropub’s offering a prix fixe takeout meal for New Year’s Eve. The five courses come with a cheese board, caviar, roasted half-chickens, and much more, plus a bottle of wine, beer or cider, some hats and swag, and the restaurant’s snifter glasses.
Prices: $200 for two servings, $320 for four, contact for larger packages
Deadline: Tuesday, December 29
Pickup Dates: Wednesday, December 30 after 3 p.m.; Thursday, December 31, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
How to Book: Online

L’Oca d’Oro
1900 Simond Avenue, Mueller
There will be a New Year’s Eve edition of the Italian restaurant’s meal-kit subscription service, with items to be determined.
Prices: None noted.
Deadline: Saturday, December 26 by midnight
Pickup Date: Wednesday, December 30
How to Book: Email [email protected]

Launderette
2115 Holly Street, East Austin
The New American restaurant is using New Year’s Eve to preview its long-announced Sichuan restaurant with an end-of-the-year meal. On deck are Dungeness crab dumplings, miso-glazed short ribs, almond-fig mooncakes. There’s a larger option that includes salt and pepper lobster and five-spice dark chocolate bonbons.
Prices: The standard meal is $248; the larger one is $325
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online starting on Friday, December 11 at 10 a.m.

Olamaie/Little Ola’s Biscuits
1610 San Antonio Street, North Side
The Southern restaurant-turned-temporary-biscuit shop is putting together a high-low to-go New Year’s Eve meal. There’s Olamaie’s signature Luck & Money dish of peas and greens, cold fried chicken, paddlefish caviar, shaved country ham, chicken liver mousse, and salt and pepper potato chips, plus a pick of either a bottle of brut rosé or non-alcoholic pineapple-cranberry punch. Add-ons include biscuits, cinnamon rolls, cocktails, and wine bottles.
Prices: $115
Deadline: Tuesday, December 29, at midnight
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Olive & June
3411 Glenview Avenue, Bryker Woods
The Italian restaurant’s takeout New Year’s Eve meal includes an array of antipasti (deviled eggs carbonara, smoked salmon crostini), a cheesy baked lasagna, braised veal osso bucco, and petit fours.
Prices: $140 for two servings
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online

Parkside
301 East Sixth Street, Downtown
The New American restaurant is offering seafood platters for New Year’s Eve. There’s the East Coast oyster platter; the Grand platter with oysters, crab legs, ceviche, and shrimp remoulade; and then there’s the simple cheese and charcuterie board. Plus there’s a bunch of bubbles, from brut to champagne, and desserts for add-ons
Prices: Oyster platter is $32; Grand is $80; cheese and charcuterie is $25
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, from 2 to 6 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Paris in a Bite
3801 North Capital of Texas Highway, Westlake
The bakery is offering a New Year’s Eve meal with beef bourguignon, a slice of key lime pie, a bottle of wine, and more.
Prices: $135
Deadline: Wednesday, December 30, 3 p.m.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Email [email protected] or call (512) 382-9146

Rebel Cheese
2200 Aldrich Street, Mueller
The vegan deli is offering a “good riddance” board with four cheeses from tomato herb boursin to truffle brie. There’s also a virtual tasting event on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, December 31 from 7 to 8 p.m. with jams and optional booze pairings.
Prices: $25 for board, $60 for the virtual event
Deadline: Wednesday, December 30
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online (see above links)

Sala and Betty
5201 Airport Boulevard, North Loop
The neighborhood restaurant is offering a three-course dinner, plus party favors and kir-macerated grapes. Sample selections include prosciutto, dates, and haricot vert; rack of pork with hot honey sauce; and Kahlua espresso brûlée.
Prices: $45
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, from 5 to 9 p.m.
How to Book: Call 512-645-0214 or order online

Salt & Time
1912 East Seventh Street, Blackshear-Prospect Hill
The butcher shop and restaurant is offering a three-course New Year’s Eve meal kit for the end of the year. It comes with an 85-day-dry-aged and cold-smoked Texas angus porterhouse steak, a charcuterie and cheese board, sides, panna cotta, plus choice of cocktail kit, ranging from mezcal Negroni to butternut squash margarita, along with optional caviar.
Prices: Ranges from $225 to $350
Deadline: TBD
Pickup Dates: TBD
How to Book: Online

Sa-Ten
Two locations
The Japanese cafe is letting chef Moto Utsunomiya create a New Year’s Eve family-style meal, which’ll come with cook-it-yourself wagyu ribeye and Ora King salmon; rice and mushrooms, potato salad, and more. Add-on desserts and booze are available too.
Prices: $120, enough to feed about two to three people
Deadline: Sunday, December 27
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, noon to 4 p.m., deliveries are available within 12 miles of each location
How to Book: Online

Scholz Garten
1607 San Jacinto Boulevard, Downtown
The at-home New Year-s Eve box from downtown beer garden is all about charcuterie and cheese. The spread includes meats, cheese, nuts, pickled items, pretzel chips, etc., plus a bottle of bubbles and favors. There’s an add-on for next-day booze kits.
Prices: $50
Deadline: Before Wednesday, December 30
Pickup Dates: None noted.
How to Book: Email [email protected]

Second Bar & Kitchen
3121 Palm Way #101, Domain Northside
The New American restaurant’s takeout New Year’s Eve meal for two includes lobster deviled eggs, striploin sirloin, and cake. There are optional add-ons, steak tartare, meat and cheese boards, cookies, cocktail kits, and bubbly win.
Prices: $75 for the meal, add-ons range from $12 to $115
Deadline: Sunday, December 27
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31, between 2 to 4 p.m.
How to Book: Online

Suerte
1800 East Sixth Street, East Austin
For DIYers, the Mexican restaurant is putting together at-home suadero taco meal kits for the last night of the year. It comes with enough ingredients for three to four servings, plus a tres leches slice and either a bottle of bubbly wine or agua fresca gallon.
Prices: Not noted.
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Email [email protected]

Thai Fresh
909 West Mary Street, Bouldin Creek
Thai Fresh is offering dishes made with what are considered lucky ingredients for those who are ready for a better 2021 right at midnight. There’s everything from black-eyed pea salad to cabbage soup to kale fried rice, as well as sweets.
Prices: Ranges from $4 to $70
Deadline: None noted
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online

The League Kitchen & Tavern
Multiple locations
The American restaurant is offering a take-home New Year’s Eve meal, full of slow-roasted prime rib, Yukon mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and more.
Prices: $175
Deadline: Tuesday, December 29
Pickup Dates: None noted; deliveries are available
How to Book: Online

The New Year’s Eve meal from TLC

The New Year’s Eve meal from TLC

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The Peached Tortilla
5520 Burnet Road, Allandale
The Southern-Asian restaurant is offering a Sichuan take for New Year’s Eve. The meal includes the Mom’s Toast dish (loaded with chopped shrimp, ground pork, and gochujang chili sauce), a mapo tofu mazemen, and more. There’s an optional sparkling cocktail too, the Bump ’N Run.
Prices: $45 for two servings; $20 for two cocktails
Deadline: Thursday, December 31
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online

TLC
1100 South Lamar Boulevard, Suite #1150, Zilker
The Texas coastal seafood restaurant’s New Year’s Eve dinner is taking on an appropriate surf-and-turf theme. On deck are crab-stuffed lobster halves, tenderloin fillets, rosemary fingerling potatoes, chocolate brownies, and a bottle of brut champagne. Add-ons include New Year’s Day-ready dishes such as Texas caviar, black eyed peas, and cocktail kits (bloody marys, mimosas).
Prices: $250 for two servings
Deadline: Thursday, December 31
Pickup Dates: Thursday, December 31
How to Book: Online

TLV
111 Congress Avenue, Downtown
The Israeli food stand is offering meal kits for New Year’s Eve. It comes with hummus; a Mediterranean cook-yourself meat platter with arayes, chicken shishlik, and lamb souvlaki; condiments; malabi for dessert; and mre.
Prices: $100 for two servings, $175 for four
Deadline: None noted.
Pickup Date: None noted.
How to book: Online or call (512) 608-4041

Update, December 30, 1:47 p.m.: This guide, originally published on December 11, has been updated to include additional New Year’s Eve takeout meals, dishes, and the such.

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