Where to Dine for Christmas in NYC 2015December 18, 2015 - by CG News Desk
Where to Dine for Christmas in NYC 2015. During the holidays, many of the city's top restaurants feature special menus. Some of our favorite Christmas dining destinations follow. Looking for what to do in NYC for New Year's Eve? Click here.
Benjamin Steakhouse will be open from 11:45am to 10:45pm, offering a special Christmas Day prix fixe. Start with eggnog (virgin and spiked versions are both available) then move on to choices like lobster bisque, USDA Prime rib eye, and rack of lamb. $79.95 per person, not including tax, alcohol, or 20% gratuity. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177, benjaminsteakhouse.com
Buca di Beppo
Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day beginning at 11am, Buca di Beppo will be offering a traditional, family-style Christmas feast with turkey or hickory-smoked ham, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, and all the sides. 1540 Broadway, 212-764-6527, bucadibeppo.com
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse
Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse boasts a sophisticated space that reflects the energy, vibrancy, and romanticism of the city. They will be open with a regular menu Christmas Eve, 3pm-10pm (closed Christmas Day). 1221 Avenue of the Americas (entrance at 49th St.), 212-575-5129, delfriscos.com
David Burke fabrick
Seasonal New American standout David Burke fabrick will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 6:30am-11pm, offering their a la carte menus with some special holiday additions. Archer Hotel, 47 W. 38th St., 212-302-3838, davidburkefabrick.com
E & E Grill House
E&E Grill House is the more fun and dynamic cousin of the steakhouse. With an emphasis on grilled items and fresh ingredients, their menu satisfies vegetarians, fish lovers, and, yes, carnivores all at once. They will be offering a special three-course, prix fixe Christmas Menu, $79 per person ($39 for kids 12 and under) between the hours of noon and 9pm. Look for glazed ham, rack of lamb, egg nog panna cotta, and much more. (There's also a special New Year's Eve menu served 4pm-11pm). 233 W. 49th St., 212-505-9909, eegrillhouse.com
Fogo de Chão
Fogo de Chão's first churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) in New York City is a three-level sophisticated stunner. New and seasonal menu items are included as a part of the regular full churrasco price on Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. Look for fire-roasted meats carved tableside, a seasonal beef roast, New York strip steaks, a gourmet market table and feijoada (beef stew) bar, traditional Brazilian sides, ands sweet potato casserole. 40 W. 53rd St., 212-969-9980, fogodechao.com
Garage Restaurant and Café
Greenwich Village's best casual American restaurant, outdoor cafe, and jazz venue will be closing its doors before much longer. Enjoy it while you can! Check out the Garage for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day prix fixe menus, complete with choices like honey-roasted ham, salmon Wellington, and port-braised short ribs. $59.95 per person, and it comes (as always) with live jazz. 99 Seventh Ave. S., 212-645-0600, www.garagerest.com
Using seasonal ingredients and natural preparations, the mission at The Marshal is to make the farm-to-table experience casual, interesting, and fun. The restaurant is centrally located near Times Square in Hell's Kitchen. Christmas Day hours will be from 11am-11pm (closed Christmas Eve); a special holiday menu will feature entrees like a goat cheese and herb-stuffed bone-in chicken breast, wood oven braised short ribs, and bourbon planked herb-crusted swordfish. Reservations strongly recommended. 628 Tenth Ave., 212-582-6300, the-marshal.com
Morton's The Steakhouse
The two Morton's The Steakhouse locations, at 551 Fifth Ave. and near the World Trade Center at 136 Washington St., will be open on Christmas Eve, 11:30am-11pm (closed between 4pm-5pm; reservations up to 9pm). Both will be closed Christmas Day. mortons.com
Oceana restaurant will be celebrating Christmas Eve with their Feast of the Seven Fishes holiday tasting menu on December 24 from 5 to 10pm. It's a prix fixe 5-course menu, $95, or $155 paired with wine. The a la carte menu and raw bar will also be available. 120 W. 49th St., 212-759-5941, oceanarestaurant.com
Sea Fire Grill
The Sea Fire Grill specializes in contemporary American seafood, with a focus on highlighting the fish itself. The results are clean and honest presentations of the highest quality locally sourced seafood. The restaurant will be open from 11:45am to 10:45pm for a special Christmas Day prix fixe. Eggnog, spiked or not, is followed by the likes of lobster bisque, oysters, chateubriand, and rack of Colorado lamb. There will be yule logs for dessert. $79.95 per person, not including tax, alcohol, or 20% gratuity. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785, theseafiregrill.com
Texas de Brazil
An extravagant 50-item gourmet salad area is joined by beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and sausage flame-grilled to perfection and served tableside at Texas de Brazil. Although they'll be closed for Christmas, you can enjoy their extensive $49.99 menu on Christmas Eve, with open hours from 5:30 to 10pm. 1011 Third Ave., 212-537-0060, texasdebrazil.com
Greenwich Village Mexican/Spanish favorite Tio Pepe will be supplementing their a la carte menus with special prix fixe options for both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Look for starters like fried calamari and Spanish seafood flatbread, followed by mains like grilled Atlantic salmon and double-cut pork chops. $45. 168 W. 4th St., 212-242-6480, www.tiopepenyc.com
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
All through the holidays, B.B. King Blues Club and Grill will be hosting performances that celebrate the season. The Harlem Gospel Choir performs afternoon and evening Christmas Eve and Day shows; Jose Feliciano performs his Holiday Feliz Navidad show Dec. 22, and Darlene Love (above) performs her special Christmas show, on December 19, 26, and 27 and Jan. 2. 237 W. 42nd St., 212-997-4144, bbkingblues.com
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