We are featuring 24 Best NYC Restaurants to Celebrate Christmas in 2022
What are your plans for dinner this Christmas? Almost everyone I know is taking things easy this Holiday—it is one of those years when everyone wants to slow down and do nothing. We have had a few tough years, some of us more challenging than others, but I believe the sentiment is the same: no one wants to run around and do a lot this season. Therefore, some of you might want to dine out on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day [I have gotten many requests for a list of restaurants], so we are sharing the Best NYC Restaurants to have Christmas dinner.
And here they are, the Best NYC Restaurants to have dinner on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day.
ESME is hosting “A Red Sauce Christmas Eve” on December 24th from 6 PM. Dinners are encouraged to wear festive attire to express their Holiday spirit. Reservations must be made in advance and prepaid for $65.00 per Person.
999 Manhattan Avenue—Green Point
(347) 689 3071
The fabulous dining destination Temple Court at The Beekman Hotel will be open on Christmas Eve and Day. An à la carte menu will be served in The Bar Room. The Christmas menu is available in the Temple Court Dining Room on Saturday, December 24th, and Sunday, December 25th.
Four seasonal courses for $185 Per Person.
5 Beekman Street—Financial District
Antica Pesa Brooklyn
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Antica Pesa Brooklyn will feature a selection of dishes from their menu. The set menu will cost $100.00 Per Person. On Saturday, December 24th, and Sunday the 25th, seating is available at 5:30 PM, 7:30 PM, and 9:30 PM.
Make reservations via Resy.
115 Berry Street—Williamsburg
If you want to experience a true Caribbean Christmas, Kokomo is the place to visit on Christmas Eve for a special pop-up menu.
Make your reservations via Resy.
65 Kent Avenue—Williamsburg
Leuca is serving a traditional Feast of the Seven Fishes menu from December 20th to the 24th and an à la carte menu with holiday specialties on Christmas Day.
If you are celebrating at home this year, pre-order Chef Andrew Carmellini’s Christmas Takeaway Feast and some festive, seasonal offerings here.
111 North 12th Street—Williamsburg
Soogil serves modern Korean cuisine with French Accent and will feature a Holiday tasting menu on December 24th and 25th. The tasting menu is $175.00 Per Person, Wine Pairing $96.00, and Burgundy Pairing $56.00.
Make reservations via Resy.
108 east 4th Street—East Village
Sweet Catch BK
Brooklyn’s newest Seafood Restaurant Sweet Catch is open on Christmas Eve from 5 to 10 PM, serving their regular menu with a fabulous addition of seven exclusive Christmas desserts for this weekend ONLY.
1222 Nostrand Avenue—Little Caribbean|Prospect Lefferts Garden
Shalom Japan’s 10th annual Christmas tradition screening of Miyazaki films with hot pot will continue this year. In addition, this Japanese Jewish hybrid in South Williamsburg will feature a Prix-Fixe menu at $75.00 Per Person.
Make reservations via OpenTable or call the restaurant directly.
310 S 4th Street—Williamsburg
Gather family and friends at Benoit for an exquisite holiday feast in a Parisian bistro interior adorned with garlands and twinkling lights.
Chef Alberto Marcolongo has created a special Christmas 3-course menu at $95.00–enjoy the oyster platter to the dried fruit warm brioche and the filet mignon.
Reserve your table for December 24th or 25th from 12:00 to 8:30 PM by calling (646) 943-7373.
60 West 55th Street—Midtown West
As You Are
As You Are Bar, Restaurant and Bakery will host Christmas Eve and dinner. The menu will feature Roasted chestnut agnolotti, festive cookie tins, eggnog delight, et cetera. Of course, the regular full menu is also available.
Make your reservation for December 24th and 25th from 5:30 to 10 PM. Make reservations via Opentable.
252 Schermerhorn Street—Downtown Brooklyn
The Upper West Side Neighbourhood favorite, The Ribbon, is Surrounded by iconic landmarks and features an extensive wine list and craft cocktails to pair with their Classic American dishes with a touch of French influence.
The Ribbon offers various dinner options, from Treviso and Endive salad or stuffed butternut squash to Atlantic Salmon or traditional ham or turkey.
20 W 72nd Street—Upper West Side
Chongqing Lao Zao
For a unique dining experience, visit Chongqing Lao Zao—a bi-level restaurant specializing in Chongqing hot pot is known for its fiery broths bobbing with Sichuan peppercorns and whole red chiles.
37-04 Prince Street—Flushing
Le Crocodile is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a holiday Prix-Fixe menu for $145.00 Per Person. The regular menu is available as à la carte. Or there is an option for the Christmas Ham with Maple Glaze and Potato Gratin for $55.00 per Person.
80 Wythe Avenue—Williamsburg
718 460 8004
Aquavit is a two-Michelin-starred restaurant. And will serve an incredibly elaborate family-style meal, served only during Christmas. Julbord has become a holiday hallmark at Aquavit. They will be doing a special Julbord on December 23rd and 24th all day to keep the festive traditions alive.
65 East 55th Street—Midtown East
To celebrate with fun food, visit Love’s Kitchen. The restaurant will be open from 11 AM to 10 PM with the regular menu of wings, nachos, potstickers, loaded fries, burgers, and so much more.
125-02 84th Road—Queens
Eleven Madison Park
Celebrate the Holidays with an entirely plant-based menu at Eleven Madison Park, a Michelin-starred Restaurant. In addition, a prepaid tasting menu is available at $195.00.
Make Reservations here.
11 Madison Avenue—Flatiron
Birds of a Feather
Experience a fabulous Chinese restaurant in Williamsburg offering Sichuan cuisine with new ideas and new dishes. Birds of a Feather is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Birds of a Feather is the brainchild of Yiming and Xian, the Michelin-starred duo behind Cafe China.
191 Grand Street—Williamsburg
Spend Christmas at anyone of Boucherie’s sister restaurants, all offering a special menu for Christmas dinner. Do not miss the special decadent Christmas Dessert menu of CRÈME BRÛLÉE, TARTE AU CHOCOLAT/CARAMEL, PARIS-BREST, and DOUCEUR D’HIVER.
Make your reservations here.
La Grande Boucherie
145 W 53rd Street—Midtown West
(212) 510 7714
Boucherie West Village
99 7th Avenue South—West Village
Boucherie Union Square
225 Park Avenue South—Union Square
14th Christopher Street—West Village
Neighborhood staple Mason Premiere will be open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. This cocktail bar is rooted in the traditions and ceremony of oyster bars and absinthe cafés, where at-hand service is paired with frank advice about daily shellfish and quenching wines served and the recipes from old bar manuals.
298 Bedford Avenue—Williamsburg
Nestled within a charming storefront, this French restaurant Chez Moi offers classics such as Steak Frites, Escargot, and mussels inspired by different regions of France.
Make reservations via Resy.
135 Atlantic Avenue—Cobble Hill
Balthazar is an all-day French brasserie. They will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. On Christmas Day, the featured menu is $72.00 Per Person with roasted prime rib, winter vegetables, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes, and black truffles.
80 Spring Street—Soho
The Osprey, located at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, serves good, clean, and fairly sourced farm-to-table cuisine. Market-driven, New American kitchen serving approachable dining, influenced by the global diversity of New York’s neighborhoods.
Gather with loved ones and celebrate the holidays at The Osprey. Indulge in their festive 4-course Prix-Fixe menu, curated by Executive Chef Denevin Miranda. Dinner menu available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Make reservations on Christmas Eve from 5 to 9 PM and Christmas Day from 12 to 7 PM.
The Osprey—1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
60 Furman Street—Brooklyn Bridge
One if by Land, Two if by Sea
If you are looking for a Romantic Christmas, then One if by Land, Two if by Sea is the place to dine. The restaurant is the fifth most romantic restaurant in the world. A former carriage house built in 1767 features charming architecture and rich history.
One if by land, Two if by Sea offers a four-course Prix Fixe menu at $175.00 Per Person.
The restaurant serves some of the finest American cuisines in New York City. Executive Chef Gary Volkov and Pastry Chef Vera Elezovic are sure to satisfy even the most discerning food connoisseur and provide you with the most enjoyable dining experience.
17 Barrow Street—West Village
Authentic Harlem Soul Food Red Rooster is the place to visit. The restaurant is open on Christmas Day and features American cuisine by Marcus Samuelsson’s travels and culinary journey.
On Christmas Day, enjoy a special Christmas brunch from 11 AM to 4 PM upstairs, with a performance from DJ PhearNone to enjoy while you dine. Then to end the night, Nate Lucas will be jazzing it up from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM for dinner. An all-day “A La Carte” Menu with Christmas Specials will also be available.
Make Reservations via OpenTable.
310 Lenox Avenue—Harlem
Happy Holidays Dahlings. What are your plans for Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner?