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During the holidays, many of the city's top restaurants feature special menus for the week of Christmas and New Year's Eve, including special Christmas dinners. Here's a list at some of our favorites -- which will be updated regularly, so be sure to check back!
Please click on the restaurant name for address, phone number, website, and more information.
Abboccato Ristorante will host their annual Christmas Eve tradition, Feast of the Seven Fishes, on Tuesday, December 24, from 5 to 9pm. Click here to view the full menu, which is $75/person ($105 with selected Italian wines). They will be serving breakfast on New Year's Eve from 7:30-10:30am, with special NYE dinner menus to be announced. Click here for reservations.
Bateaux New York is offering a special Eve of the Eve Dinner Cruise on December 30th, as well as a New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise and New Year's Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises. All offer unparalleled views, premium open bar, live music with jazz classics and Broadway show tunes, party favors, and much more. Click here to reserve and for more info.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at Del Frisco's Steak House, located near Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center, midtown Manhattan. The expansive setting reflects the rhythm and energy of midtown, and the menu features fresh, aged prime beef shipped from the Midwest twice a week, and lobster, fish, lamb, and more. Del Frisco's is the perfect place to bring her to enjoy her day with impeccable chef-driven cuisine and world-class hospitality. Click here for reservations or call 212-575-5129.
Broadway legend Chita Rivera will ring in 2014 at 54 Below, "Broadway's Supper Club," for a special New Year's Eve engagement on December 31 at 7 and 11pm. The evening includes a 4-course dinner courtesy of Chef André J. Marrero (see the menu here) and a "toast to the future" with one of Broadway's most beloved stars. For tickets and more information, call 866-468-7619 or click here.
Garage Restaurant & Cafe in Greenwich Village will beopen on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, offering traditional Christmas menus and a special Christmas Day brunch. They will be open both days from 11am to midnight, with the regular unlimited brunch offered on Christmas Eve from 11am to 4pm.
On New Year's Eve, Garage Restaurant & Cafe will be offering a brunch from 11am-4pm, dinner from 5-9pm, and 5-Course Prix Fixe NYE Gala Dinner from 10pm-1am with VIP bar seating, 3-hour open bar, unlimited gourmet hors d'oeuvres, live jazz, live dancing, and much more. Click here for the menu. On New Year's Day, they will be offering a special four-course New Year's Day Brunch (menu) from 11am-4pm and a New Year's Day Dinner (menu) in addition to their regular dinner menu from 5pm until close. Call 212-645-0600 for more information and reservations.
Photo: Mona Zubair
Hakkasan New York will ring in 2014 with an exclusive prix-fixe menu on New Year's Eve, with wine pairings and a champagne toast at midnight. For more info, email hakkasanNYE@hakkasannyc.com.
Heartland Brewery in Union Square (35 Union Sq. West at 17th St., 212-645-3400) will be hosting a New Year's Eve bash from 9pm until 12:30am, with an open bar, passed hors d'oeuvres, and a DJ spinning all night for $75/person. Click here for more info and here to purchase tickets.
Hornblower Cruises' will be offering Santa's Christmas Eve Dinner Cruise on December 24; a Nautical New Year's celebration on December 31; and New Year's Day Brunch Cruises. Click here for reservations and more info.
“A farmhouse in the middle of Manhattan,” La Masseria offers classic cuisine from the Puglia region of Italy, utilizing fresh, natural ingredients for simple and authentic pastas, risottos, and meat and fish dishes that evoke the flavors and aromas of the Italian farmhouse culture. Their New Year's Eve dinner (beginning at 9pm; $150 per person) features four courses, including choices of appetizer, pastas, entrées, and dessert. Entrée options include Spicy Young Roasted Chicken with Fresh Herbs, Roast Loin of Veal with Black Truffle Sauce, Venison with Chestnut Sauce, and Italian Sea Bass with Clams and Arugula Sauce. Click here to view the full menu and here for reservations.
Oceana restaurant will be celebrating Christmas Eve with their Feast of the Seven Fishes holiday tasting menu on December 24 from 5 to 10pm. The a la carte menu will also be available. Click here to view the full offerings, and here to make reservations.
T.G.I. Friday's will be hosting a special 2014 New Year's Celebration at their location in Times Square. The evening includes a dinner buffet, champagne toast, live DJ, premium open bar, and more all just feet from the Times Square ball drop. Click here for more information and to make your reservations.
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