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Where to Dine for Christmas in NYC 2016

December 5, 2016 - by City Guide News Desk
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Where to Dine for Christmas in NYC 2016. 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.

Christmas Dining NYC: Benjamin Steakhouse

Benjamin Steakhouse NYC New Year's Eve menu

Benjamin Steakhouse will be 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. New Year’s Eve: 11am-6:30pm – a la carte menu available this seating – 9pm-2am $295 4-course prix fixe menu (no a la carte) plus open bar and DJ party! New Year’s Day: 11am-11pm  – a la carte dinner menu available. 52 E. 41st St., 212-297-9177,

Christmas Dining in NYC: B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

Darlene Love performs her Christmas show at BB Kings in NYC

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; the Marshall Tucker Band performs Dec. 16; Jose Feliciano performs his Holiday Feliz Navidad show Dec. 19; and Darlene Love (above) performs her special Christmas show, on December 17, 23, and 26 and Jan. 6. 237 W. 42nd St., 212-997-4144,

Christmas Dining in NYC: Buca di Beppo

christmas dinner nyc 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,

Christmas Dining in NYC: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

del frisco's nyc

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,

Christmas Dining in NYC: David Burke fabrick

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. Executive Chef Michael Franey will be serving up clams Rockefeller, beef tartare, and a roasted garlic and cauliflower soup. For mains, look for a honey-glazed ham board and grilled halibut with squid ink ravioli, braised endive, and agrodolce. Desserts will keep in the holiday spirit: "Santa’s Cookie Plate," served, of course, with a glass of milk and a buche de noel made of spiced chocolate cake and chocolate hazelnut cream. Archer Hotel, 47 W. 38th St., 212-302-3838,

Christmas Dining in NYC: David Burke Kitchen

David Burke Kitchen

David Burke Kitchen will host a delicious three-course menu for $75 per person. Appetizers include Crab and Shrimp Arancini, and Bison Tartare with shaved white truffles; mains include Port Soaked Christmas Goose and Skuna Bay Salmon, and desserts such as Milk and Cookies, Candy Cane Donuts and Gingerbread Cake. Pricing: $75 per person. 23 Grand St., 212-201-9119, 

Christmas Dining in NYC: Fogo de Chão

fogo de chao christmas dining nyc

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,

Christmas Dining in NYC: The Marshal

the marshal christmas nyc

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,

Christmas Dining in NYC: Morton's The Steakhouse

Morton's the Steakhouse in NYC Christmas Menu

The two Morton's The Steakhouse locations, at 551 Fifth Ave. and near the World Trade Center at 136 Washington St.will be open this year on both on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas Dining in NYC: Pera

Both Manhattan locations (Pera Mediterranean Brasserie and Pera SoHo) will be open Christmas Eve with a special pre-fixe, three course menu, for only $54 per person. Choice of appetizer (ricotta & shrimp dumplings, toasted chestnut soup with spiced cream, black kale and roasted beet salad); main dishes-filet mignon brochette, braised lamb shank, pecan crusted striped bass); and dessert selection (chocolate nirvana w/flourless chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream, warm pecan pie, and poached pear tart.

Christmas Dining in NYC: Rock Center Cafe

Rock Center Cafe

This holiday season, let Rock Center Café worry about cooking the perfect meal for your family. Now – 23, & December 26 - 31, in lieu of their a la carte menus, Rock Center Café is offering a three-course prix-fixe lunch menu for $50 and a dinner menu for $75. Take a break from present shopping to enjoy breathtaking views of the iconic Rink at Rockefeller Center while munching on shrimp cocktail or fighting off the December chill with a steaming hot bowl of pasta e fagioli soup. Try the honey roasted turkey and white cheddar panino, a juicy petit filet, or the rich house-made rigatoni Bolognese for an entrée that would knock the stockings off of Mrs. Clause. Leave the milk and cookies for Santa and wrap up your meal with an apple pie sundae or valrhona chocolate mousse for a decadent dessert. A three course prix-fixe menu is also available on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day for $95. Impress the in laws and treat your out of town guests to crispy pork belly and lobster bisque appetizers, followed by barolo-braised short ribs or a Goffle Road Farm organic chicken entrée with maple roasted sweet potatoes and cranberry jus. For a sweet treat, indulge in a piece of classic New York cheesecake drizzled in cranberry sauce for a holiday twist or some pumpkin panna cotta with brown sugar caramel. Click here to see menu.

Christmas Dining in NYC: Sea Fire Grill 

The Sea Fire Grill specializes in contemporary American seafood, with a focus on highlighting the fish itself. Christmas Eve: 4pm-11pm – offering 3-course Feast of Seven Fishes Dinner for $79.95 plus a la carte dining menu available. Christmas Day: 11:30am-11pm - offering $79.95 3-course prix fixe menu plus a la carte dining menu available all day. New Year’s Eve: 4pm-11pm – a la carte dinner menu available only. New Year’s Day: 4pm-11pm – a la carte dinner menu available only. 158 E. 48th St., 212-935-3785,

Christmas Dining in NYC: Tio Pepe

tio pepe west village

Greenwich Village Spanish favorite Tio Pepe will be supplementing their a la carte menus with a special $50 pre-fixe menu both Christmas Eve (noon-9pm) and Christmas Day (4pm-10pm). Gift cards also available.  168 W. 4th St., 212-242-6480,

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