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Best Christmas Dining New York

 

Cooking and cocktailing at home during the holidays is a tradition. But if you're ready to escape the kitchen and look elsewhere for some seasonal spice, why not check out the holiday festivities at the restaurants on our Best Christmas Dining in New York list? A multi-course feast on Christmas Eve or brunch on Christmas Day might be on tap at these NY restaurants — either way, we think St. Nick would approve. Remember to call ahead for specific hours and menu offerings.

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CHELSEA

Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina Italian
14/20
Chelsea Market
75 9th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
Both classic and inventive Italian fare in the Chelsea Market. More...

FLATIRON DISTRICT

Bocca Restaurant & Bar Italian
13/20
39 E. 19th St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Inspired Roman fare in the Flatiron District. More...

GRAMERCY PARK

Le Coq Rico French
No Rating
Dining Room at Le Coq Rico, New York, NY 30 E. 20th St.
New York, NY 10003

New York City branch of chef Antoine Westermann’s rotisserie chicken restaurant. More...

Maialino Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Maialino, New York, NY Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10010
Menu
Danny Meyer does it again---this time Roman-style. More...

MEATPACKING DISTRICT

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse Steakhouse
15/20
Dining Room at Uncle Jack 440 Ninth Ave.
New York, NY 10001
Menu
This old-style steakhouse gives new meaning to the name Meatpacking District. More...

MIDTOWN EAST

Benjamin Steakhouse Steakhouse
14/20
Dining Room at Benjamin Steakhouse, New York, NY Dylan
52 E. 41st St.
New York, NY 10017
Menu
Peter Luger comes to the Grand Central area---almost. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

Gaby Brasserie Française French
13/20
Dining Room at Gaby Brasserie Française, New York, NY Sofitel New York
44 W. 45th St.
New York, NY 10036
Menu
Along with New York artwork this brasserie offers French specialties and tasty low-calorie menus. More...

Oceana Seafood
15/20
Dining Room at Oceana, New York, NY 120 W. 49th St.
New York, NY 10020
Menu
This Midtown eatery offers notable fruits of the sea in a spacious setting. More...

Rock Center Cafe Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Rock Center Cafe, New York, NY Rockefeller Center
20 W. 50th St.
New York, NY 10020
Menu
Contemporary Italian cuisine in an historic New York location. More...

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse Steakhouse
13/20
Dining Room at Uncle Jack 44 W. 56th St.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Prime cuts of beef, aged in-house, are the draws of this landmark steakhouse. More...

NOLITA

Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE, New York, NY Puck Building
275 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012

The menu at Chefs Club by FOOD & WINE changes periodically to feature dishes from the publication's Best New Chefs. More...

Cherche Midi French
13/20
Dining Room at Cherche Midi, New York, NY 282 Bowery
New York, NY 10012
Menu
This delightful brasserie’s appellation recalls a street on the Left Bank. More...

SOHO

David Burke Kitchen American
14/20
Dining Room at David Burke Kitchen, New York, NY The James New York
23 Grand St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
David Burke's downtown homage to fancy comfort food. More...

Mercer Kitchen Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Mercer Kitchen, New York, NY 99 Prince St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Magician Vongerichten conjures up a spectacle of flavor out of (practically) thin air. More...

TRIBECA

Blaue Gans Austrian
12/20
139 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
Menu
Casual Austro-German cooking for the not-so-common man. More...

Brushstroke Japanese
16/20
Dining Room at Brushstroke, New York, NY 30 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
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Kaiseki small-plate artistry by David Bouley in TriBeCa. More...

UPPER EAST SIDE

Arabelle Contemporary
14/20
Dining Room at Arabelle, New York, NY Hôtel Plaza Athénée
37 E. 64th St.
New York, NY 10065
Menu
A luxurious mix of modern American flavors abounds at the haute Hôtel Plaza Athénée. More...

Café Boulud French
No Rating
Dining Room at Café Boulud, New York, NY The Surrey
20 E. 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
Menu
Café Boulud presents a menu anchored in French and American cuisine but drawing on a world of culinary destinations. More...

WEST VILLAGE

The Little Owl Mediterranean
12/20
90 Bedford St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Bold Mediterranean flavors in a cozy corner restaurant. More...

Morandi Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Morandi, New York, NY 211 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Keith McNally created this hip West Village outpost of authentic Italian cuisine. More...

SUSHISAMBA Brazilian
13/20
87 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Festive ambience and Brazilian-Japanese fusion flavors. More...

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