Dining Out 2 minutes 25 December 2018

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Day in NYC

Here's where to eat over the holiday in the Big Apple.

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If you're anything like us, then you probably haven't done much in terms of holiday prep either. That's where we can step in to lend a little guidance this Christmas season (when it comes to the food part, at least).

In a city like New York, there are a bunch of options to choose from for celebrating the holiday. Here, we present 10 options for everything from the Feast of the Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve to day-of dinners after you've broken a sweat from unwrapping presents.

Dirty French

Those looking for a place to dine on Christmas day can head to this modern French bistro. Executive chef Jordan Terry is offering a three-course prix fixe menu for $98 per person with dishes like tuna tartare, steak frites and opera cake to end the meal.


This newly Michelin-starred restaurant is offering a $68 prix fixe menu for Christmas dinner. Options include cauliflower with blue cheese miso, grape and herbs; beef with sweet potato, radicchio and shallot confit; and beignets with goat's milk caramel, citron and ice cream.


Looking to really treat yourself? Then head to Daniel Boulud's eponymous two-Michelin-starred restaurant for a five-course prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve. The $345 meal offers dishes such as vodka flambéed Hudson Valley foie gras, creamy risotto with Parmesan and Scharbauer Ranch wagyu strip loin. There's an optional wine pairing for $150.

Tiny's and The Bar Upstairs

This TriBeCa townhouse is serving a Christmas dinner prix fixe menu for $69 with a wine pairing available for an additional $20 per person. Dishes include lobster bisque, goat cheese salad and pan-roasted halibut.

Bluebird London

This new import inside The Shops at Columbus Circle is open on Christmas Day. Executive chef Nicholas Houlbert has created a special menu with items such as roasted butternut squash velouté, honey-baked spiced ham and classic Christmas pudding with a brandy custard. The dinner is available for $100 per adult and $50 per child under the age of 12.

Grilled octopus with baby potatoes and olive condimento at Leuca's Feast of the Seven Fishes. (Photo by Noah Fecks.)
Grilled octopus with baby potatoes and olive condimento at Leuca's Feast of the Seven Fishes. (Photo by Noah Fecks.)


Those looking to partake in the Feast of the Seven Fishes can head to Andrew Carmellini's Williamsburg spot on Christmas Eve. For $90 per person, the family-style menu includes sardine crostini, grilled octopus, scampi ravioli and sticky toffee budino with fior di latte gelato.

L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon

Dine at this newly-minted two-Michelin-starred restaurant on Christmas Eve with a four-course tasting menu priced at $195 per person. Dishes include scallop carpaccio with urchins and seasonal radish salad; turbot with braised artichoke and truffle broth; and gingerbread-flavored Christmas ball with caramelized apple and biscuit, and cranberry compote. There is also an à la carte menu for kids.


Executive chef Raymond Weber is serving a special menu for dinner bother Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The menu is $95 per person and includes items like heirloom pumpkin soup, handmade tortelloni and dulce de leche cheesecake.

Gotham Bar and Grill

The Christmas Eve menu at this one-Michelin-starred establishment is on offer for $135 per person. Dishes include smoked duck and chicory salad, miso-marinated black cod, chocolate bûche de Noël cake and many more. And for anyone that's high up on Santa's nice list, there are supplemental caviar selections available.

Benjamin Prime

This Midtown steakhouse is offering a prix fixe menu on Christmas Day for $79 per person. Items include lobster bisque, dry-aged bone-in rib eye, rack of lamb and pecan pie à la mode. Each meal also comes with a glass of eggnog, which you can choose to spike at your leisure.

Hero image courtesy of Dirty French. Photo by Noah Fecks.

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