Where To Eat On Christmas Day In New York City

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You feasted on fish on Christmas Eve, now it’s time to indulge on Christmas Day. Continue feasting season on December 25 with one of these special menus at New York City restaurants that still have reservations available on Christmas.

The Wayfarer

Midtown West

 Just around corner from the Rockefeller Tree, this New American restaurant will be serving a three-course Christmas dinner with options of butternut squash soup with coconut cream and toasted pepitas, chicken liver pate, beef wellington with barolo reduction and chestnuts, crispy polenta with wild mushroom ragu and more. $68 per person, Reservations via SevenRooms

Malibu Farm

South Street Seaport

The California coast may be a few hours away, but you can warm up with California fare at this new outpost of the beloved Los Angeles restaurant. A Christmas Day pre-fixe includes healthier options like Tuscan chickpea and kale soup, seared Branzino with salsa verde, as well as heartier choices like prime rib with pommes puree and chocolate cake with chocolate fudge and whipped cream. $68 per person, Reservations via Resy


East Village

Tuome, recently awarded a Michelin star for the second consecutive year, will offer a special three-course Christmas menu with a choice of appetizer, main, and dessert. Dishes off the Chinese-inspired New American menu will include persimmon with scallop, amaranth, and calamansi; Pig Out with Berkshire pork, spicy peanut noodle and condiments; and a beignet with goat’s milk caramel, ice cream and citron. $82 per person, Reservations via Resy

The Standard Grill

Meatpacking District

Starting at 11:30 am on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, The Standard has crafted a festive ode to the holidays, a three-course meal with several luxe choices. The menu includes chestnut soup with Foie Gras tortellini and cinnamon-spiced apples; seared scallops with Celery root emulsion, squid ink ptitium and cauliflower; roasted Duck A la’ Orange with macerated berries and orange reduction; braised lamb shank with carrot, pommes puree and roasted haricot verts; and Chilean sea bass with romesco, stewed vegetables and herb aioli. For dessert, choose from bread pudding with Brioche, dried- fruit compote and eggnog ice cream or a Napoleon with white chocolate ganache and chambord soaked raspberries. $88 per person, Reservations via OpenTable


Meatpacking District

CATCH NYC will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The 400 seat, tri-level restaurant offers plenty of space to celebrate, plus skyline views. In addition to the full a la carte menu, special Christmas dishes will include roasted Delicata squash salad (mint, pomegranate, truffle goat cheese, honey roasted walnuts), slow-cooked herb crusted lamb leg (mustard, balsamic lamb jus), potato Dauphinoise (celery root cream) and a Christmas Poptart with peppermint-white chocolate filling and cocoa-nib ice cream. For reservations, email canycinfo@catchhg.com


Hell’s Kitchen

The newly opened upscale Korean restaurant from chef Sungchul Shim (previously of Le Bernardin, Per Se and Neta), serves a nine-course tasting menu of skewered dishes as well as menu items inspired by traditional festival cuisine of the Korean royal court. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Sung is offering an elevated version of his tasting menu specialty items including crispy truffle asparagus with ricotta Doenjang; abalone with moo namul and anchovy espuma; lobster with gochujang beurre blanc and caramelized endive; and tuna bibimbap with spicy pollock roe, Seaweed Puree and brown butter soy. $150 per person, Reservations via Resy