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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.


CHELSEA

La Bottega Italian
13/20
Maritime Hotel
363 W. 16th St.
New York, NY 10011

Cruise into this old-country Italian brasserie at the Maritime Hotel. More...

FLATIRON DISTRICT

BLT Fish Seafood
15/20
Dining Room at BLT Fish, New York, NY 21 W. 17th St.
New York, NY 10011

Seafood offered in both a casual environment and in a more serious dining room in the Flatiron District. More...

Tocqueville Modern American
16/20
Dining Room at Tocqueville, New York, NY 1 E. 15th St.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Refined dining with Greenmarket and Brazilian inspiration in Union Square. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

Mas New American
15/20
Dining Room at Mas, New York, NY 39 Downing St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Farm-fresh food gets a temptingly modern makeover in Greenwich Village. More...


MEATPACKING DISTRICT

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

MIDTOWN EAST

The National Modern American
14/20
The Benjamin
557 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10022
Menu
Modern American cuisine from chef Geoffrey Zakarian at The Benjamin. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

Ai Fiori Italian
15/20
Dining Room at Ai Fiori, New York, NY Langham Place Fifth Avenue
400 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10018
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Michael White's tony Italian eatery in Langham Place Fifth Avenue. 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
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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...

SOHO

Balthazar Restaurant French
14/20
Dining Room at Balthazar Restaurant, New York, NY 80 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012

New York restaurant that recalls a classic French brasserie of the early twentieth century. 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
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Casual Austro-German cooking for the not-so-common man. More...

Bouley French
17/20
Dining Room at Bouley, New York, NY 163 Duane St.
New York, NY 10013
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Contemporary French cuisine from David Bouley at his namesake TriBeCa establishment. 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...

UNION SQUARE

The Fourth Italian
13/20
Dining Room at The Fourth, New York, NY Hyatt Union Square
132 Fourth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
Menu
Italian and American fare meld with contemporary art near Union Square. 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...

Bistro Chat Noir French
14/20
Dining Room at Bistro Chat Noir, New York, NY 22 E. 66th St.
New York, NY 10065
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An upscale French bistro meows for attention in a Madison Avenue townhouse. More...

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

Sirio Ristorante Italian
14/20
Dining Room at Sirio Ristorante, New York, NY The Pierre, A Taj Hotel, New York
795 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10021
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An Italian restaurant from Sirio Maccioni, legendary restaurateur behind Le Cirque. More...

UPPER WEST SIDE

Jean-Georges French
18/20
Dining Room at Jean-Georges, New York, NY Trump International Hotel & Tower New York
1 Central Park W.
New York, NY 10023
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A thousand good meals can't lie. This acclaimed restaurant has a master chef as its inspiration. More...

Robert American
12/20
Dining Room at Robert, New York, NY Museum of Arts & Design
2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019
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Dining with a view atop the Museum of Arts & Design. More...


WEST VILLAGE

Wallsé Austrian
15/20
Dining Room at Wallsé, New York, NY 344 W. 11th St.
New York, NY 10014

Experience Austrian gemütlichkeit with the elegant tastes and textures of Viennese cuisine. Guten Appetit! More...

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