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NEW YORK RESTAURANTS: Christmas, New Years Dining Options

If you’re looking for a dining out spot over the holidays, here are some options. Most eateries are closed on Christmas Day, but all are open for New Year’s Eve.

Vermilion

480 Lexington Avenue, NYC

212-871-6600

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Christmas Day: 11:30am-10:00pm

New Year’s Eve: 5:00pm-3:00am, 2 seatings: the first seating is from 5:00pm-8:00pm, the second seating is at 8:30pm until closing.

CLOSED: New Year’s Day

At Vermilion melds together Indian and Latin American flavors, using ingredients like coconut, tamarind, mango, beans, and rice.

Bar Americain

152 West 52nd St, NYC

212-807-7400

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-9:00pm; last seating at 8:45pm, serving a la carte menu

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-11:00pm; last seating at 10:45pm, serving a la carte menu

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

An American brasserie, Bar Americain celebrates the foods of America with a healthy dose of the bold flavors Flay is most known for.

BLT Fish

21 West 17th Street, NYC

212-691-8888

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm; standard a la carte menu

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm; standard a la carte menu

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

BLT Fish is a New England-style fish shack.

BLT Market

1430 Avenue of the Americas, NYC

212-521-6125

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm
Christmas Day:
7:00am-10:45am; 1:00pm-8:45pm; offering three-course prix-fixe menu for $95 per person

New Year’s Eve

Chef and restaurateur Laurent Tourondel brings the market to table by focusing on fresh, seasonal ingredients available in farmers’ markets, paying particular attention to unusual, wild and locally grown items.

BLT Prime

111 East 22nd Street, NYC

212-995-8500

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Standard a la carte menu

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-11:00pm; Standard a la carte menu

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

BLT Prime, celebrates a variety of meats and cuts based on a traditional steakhouse menu.

BLT Steak

106 East 57th Street, NYC

212-752-7470

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm; standard a la carte menu

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-11:00pm; standard a la carte menu

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day


Buddakan

75 Ninth Avenue, NYC

212-989-6699

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-1:00am; In-house DJ spinning all night;

Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight

New Year’s Day: 5:30-10:00pm

Philadelphia-based restaurateur Stephen Starr opened his contemporary Asian restaurant Buddakan in New York’s Meatpacking District in March 2006. The eatery features a contemporary Chinese menu and dramatic design.

Braeburn

117 Perry Street, NYC

212-255-0696

OPEN: New Year’s Eve: 6:00pm-10:00pm; special prix-fixe menu

CLOSED: Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

Braeburn is a contemporary American bistro in the heart of Greenwich Village.

Convivio

45 Tudor City Place, NYC

212-599-5045

OPEN: Christmas Eve: Offering regular menu as well as a special six-course seafood- focused menu for $79

New Year’s Eve: offering two seatings: seating one from 5:30-6:15 will feature the regular menu at $69/person for four courses. At the second seating, starting at 8:30, there will be a six -course menu for $99

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

Convivio focuses on the cuisine of Southern Italy. This holiday season, $25 of each check will be donated to Citymeals-on-Wheels.

Cookshop

156 10th Avenue, NYC

212-924-4440

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm; offering the regular menu

New Year’s Eve: 2 Seatings: Cookshop will be open on New Year’s Eve and will be offering two seatings: its first seating, the regular menu will be available. At its second seating (likely to be around 8:30), they will offer a special menu.

New Year’s Day: 10:30am-4:00pm; offering regular brunch menu

CLOSED: Christmas Day

Cookshop’s features Poultry and dairy are grown with the least amount of fertilizers necessary, no growth hormones nor antibiotics; and meats are locally raised, grass fed and certified humane.

CRU

25 Fifth Avenue, NYC

212-529-1700

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:30pm, Regular menu will be available as well as a special three-course menu for $110 per person

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-1:30am, Three seatings: the first seating is at 5:30pm and is offering a three-course menu for $65, the second seating is at 7:45pm and is offering a five-course menu for $110, the third seating is at 10:00pm and is offering a seven-course menu for $195

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

CRU boasts modern cuisine, including raw crudo flown in from Japan to the pastas made in house daily, care and thought enters into the creation of every dish.

eighty one

45 West 81St Street, NYC

212-873-8181

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:15pm-10:30pm (regular hours)

New Year’s Eve: two seatings - prixe fixe

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

Ed Brown applies his applies a new cast of impeccable ingredients at his restaurant, eighty one on New York’s Upper West Side.

FORGE

134 Reade Street, NYC

212-941-9401

OPEN: Christmas Eve: Four-course prix fixe menu

New Year’s Eve: Six-course prix fixe menu for up to 75 people

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

FORGE features Chef Marc Forgione’s ew American cuisine in a comfortable and energetic atmosphere.

Gilt

The New York Palace Hotel
455 Madison Avenue, NYC
212-891-8100

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm

New Year’s Eve: 2 seatings: 5:30pm - 7:00pm – Five-course seasonal tasting menu; 9:00-10:00pm- seven - course special holiday menu

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

Gilt’s intimate 52 seat dining room offers three and five course pre-fixe menus, in addition to a grand seven course tasting menu.

Gotham Bar and Grill

12 East 12th Street, NYC

212-620-4020

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-10:00pm; Four-course prix-fixe menu / $110 per person

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-11:00pm

CLOSED: Christmas Day

Gotham Bar and Grill is known for defining contemporary American cuisine, emphasizing seasonal, local ingredients and demonstrating the staying power of a restaurant that values consistency, service and quality.

Grayz

13-14 West 54th St, NYC

212-262-4600

OPEN: New Year’s Eve: 5:30-11:00pm; Five-course tasting menu/ $85 per person with a glass of champagne at midnight

Grayz is the modern European restaurant located in a landmark townhome on West 54th Street.

Mesa Grill

102 Fifth Avenue, NYC

212-807-7400

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 5:30pm-9:00pm, last seating at 8:45pm, serving a la carte menu

New Year’s Eve: 5:30pm-11:00pm, last seating at 10:45pm

CLOSED: Christmas Day

New Year’s Day

Mesa Grill chef Bobby Flay marries the flavors of southwest and a love of grilling. From fiery and cool to sweet and tart, Flay deftly combines zesty wet and dry rubs, bold sauces along with creative and timeless techniques.

Pranna

79 Madison Avenue, NYC

212-696-5700

OPEN: Christmas Eve: 2:00pm-10:00pm

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Day

CLOSED: Christmas Day

Pranna combines the Eastern principles of cuisine and spirituality with Western tastes and presentations .

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