#Locallove: 11 Places To Dine This Christmas

Today we would have shared Five Black-owned brands to support this month (we will be back to our normal posting schedule in January). But with Christmas only a few weeks ago and everyone asking which restaurants are offering Christmas dinner. We have decided to indulge in a little #locallove sharing eateries offering Christmas Eve and Christmas dinner.

Here is our list of 11 best restaurants offering delivery, takeout, or dine-in on Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day.

 

@shalomjapan

Shalom Japan
310 S 4th St — Williamsburg
718-388-4012

This Japanese-Jewish hybrid in Williamsburg from chefs Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi will be featuring their ninth annual Christmas day screening of a Hayao Miyazaki film with hot pot.

@casaoranyc

Casa Ora
148 Meserole St — Williamsburg 

(718) 223-3116

Throughout the entire month of December, this Venezuelan eatery, Casa Ora will be offering a special menu for Feliz Navidad. The four-course menu by chef Isabel Diaz is $52 per person (Taxes and Gratuity not included). Venezuelan-style flan and special seasonal cocktails will be on the menu as well.

@albadawi

AlBadawi
151 Atlantic Ave — Brooklyn Heights

718-689-5888

AlBadawi opened in November on Atlantic Avenue. The menu features a fabulous selection of Palestinian dishes. Advance reservations are available.

As you are
252 Schermerhorn St — Boerum Hill

718-303-3535

Brooklyn’s Ace Hotel is now home to As You Are, an all-day bakery and 130-seat restaurant. This Christmas Day, the restaurant will serve a three-course menu. Priced at $85 per person (Taxes + Gratuity not included). Classics such as Roasted Prime Rib or a Baked Lobster festive feast.

Starting with a rich French Onion Soup and ending with Pineapple Upside Down Cake.

Reservations can be made

@imani_bk

Imani
271 Adelphi Street — Fort Greene

718-923-0100

Traditional Caribbean flavors and a little Brooklyn Flare, Imani is the return of the Home Cooked meal. Join them on Christmas Day for 

Brunch from noon to 3:30 PM. Mimosas, Eats, Family, Friends, and Vibez. Catering is also available.

 

@anticapesabk

Antica Pesa
115 Berry Street — Williamsburg
(347) 763-2635

If you’re looking for a getaway while staying at home then why not experience Rome with a la carte meal from Antica Pesa. Individual dishes start at $24, a meal for two $130 for four courses (taxes + Gratuity not included).

 

@altacalidadbk

Alta Caldid
552 Vanderbilt Avenue — Prospect Heights

718-622-1111

Delivery and take-out options at $65.00 per person (taxes + gratuity not included). The Christmas Eve Menu includes Black bass, pea shoots, Meyer lemon, guajillo salsa. OR Strip steak, sunchokes, mole Tamal con Hoja, banana leaf, queso fresco Sweet plantains, crema Delicata squash, ginger, serrano, walnut navidena Tortillas Cajeta flan, and sesame.

Orders are to be picked up between 11:30 am – 4:00 pm on Christmas Eve (Friday, Dec 24). Pre-order by no later than 10:00 pm on Wednesday, Dec 22.

@nurabrooklyn

Nura
46 Norman Avenue — Greenpoint 

718-304-5290

This beautiful new 80-seat addition to Greenpoint eatery is offering a Christmas Eve menu. Which include sensational garlic coriander naan and Parker House rolls, grilled prawns, and za’atar baby back ribs vibrant with cherry chipotle barbecue sauce. Enjoy a beautiful evening for around $250 total. Reservations here 

@birdsofafeatherbk

Birds of a Feather
191 Grand Street — Williamsburg 

718-969-6800

Birds of a Feather is accepting reservations of parties of more than four for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Reservations here

@maisonpremiere

Maison Premiere
298 Bedford Avenue — Williamsburg 

347-889-5710

This neighborhood staple is back offering Sherry Cobblers, oysters, and all other Maison Premiere mainstays. On December 24, from 4 PM to 12:30 AM and December 25, from 4 PM to 12:30 AM (cocktails/raw bar only)

@therivercafe

The River Cafe
1 Water Street — Dumbo

717-691-5440

This Brooklyn waterfront, Michelin-starred dining room is a fairyland of flickering lights. Offering a three-course, $170 per person (Taxes + Gratuity not included). On Christmas Day, there will be a special three-course goose dinner for $195.

@ayat.nyc

Ayat
8504 3rd Ave — Bay Ridge

718-831-2585

This Palestinian restaurant opened in October of 2020 and is fabulous regardless of the occasion. On Christmas Day, there will be family-style portions of signature dishes. No reservations are needed.

@laojiehotpot

LaoJie
811 53rd Street — Sunset Park

718-431-0026

Unlimited hot pot. This year, LaoJie is serving special Christmas dumplings, barbecue skewers, and an endless hotpot option for $21.95 per person. Outdoor dining is also available.

Comment below — what’s your favorite Christmas meal?

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