After feasting and partying with friends on Christmas Eve, many want to go out for a nice meal on Christmas Day, whether it be prior to opening presents or after. Downtown Manhattan contains some of the best restaurants that’ll give your palette the merriest Christmas ever.
This Downtown New York City staple will be opened on Christmas Day which is such a delight because what better place to be at with your family on this special holiday? Both the Meatpacking and Tribeca locations will offer their brunch menu. Of course, their fluffy pancakes, finger-licking good fried chicken, as well as some holiday goodies such as Swedish pancakes with lingonberry, eggnog pie, and roasted duck cranberry hash will be served from 8 AM to 4 PM.
73 Gansevoort Street, 212-219-0666 and 120 Hudson Street, 212-219-0666
Strut over to this quaint Michelin-starred East Village restaurant. A one of a kind three-course Christmas menu will be offered and is priced at $82 per person. You’ll have the opportunity to order dishes such as persimmon with scallop, amaranth, calamansi, the “Pig Out” with Berkshire pork and spicy peanut noodles as well as beignets with goat’s milk caramel on Christmas Day!
536 E 5th Street, 646-833-7811
This steakhouse brought to you by the prominent butchers at Smith & Wollensky and Quality Meats will be opened on Christmas Day and will showcase a Chinese family-style dinner for $48 a person. Come on down and have some Dim Sum, Mott Street “Hot” Chicken, Beef Short Rib Char Siu, some Crab Cake Fried Rice, and so much more.
19 Greenwich Avenue, 212-337-9988
A fantastic fact about Harold’s is that it’ll be offering an A La Carte menu on Christmas Day. The most amazing part is that there is no need for a hotel reservation to take advantage of this! This special Christmas menu will feature a tortellini stew with squash, kale, and beans, a roast Christmas duck à l’orange, prime rib, Parker House rolls, and a delectable Gingerbread Cake.
231 Hudson St, 212-390-8484
This LES hot-spot is offering a prix fixe for $125 a person. The Christmas Day menu will feature dishes such as the Bourguignon, grilled oysters with garlic and parsley, Tuna Tartare, the restaurant’s prestigious Chicken with dijon and chanterelles, Steak Au Poivre with green peppercorns, and so much more. Make it one of the finest Christmases ever by dining at Dirty French!
180 Ludlow Street, 212-254-3000
This Jean-Georges seafood locale is doing it up by offering the typical three-course prix-fixe for $108 per person. This menu is featuring some favorites from the regular menu, such as the Faroe Island salmon, longevity noodles, warm octopus and mozzarella. Seasonal desserts such as the special buche de noel will be offered as well. Of course, you cannot go wrong with some of the best views in the house!
89 South Street, 212-838-1200
Tom Colicchio does it again this holiday season at Temple Court. Located in The Beekman, Temple Court will offer a three-course prix fixe menu for $125 a person. This glamorous menu will give you the option to choose holiday favorites such as the Waldorf salad, potato gnocchi, and seared foie gras to begin your feast. Main dishes such as the Strip Loing and Duck a l’Orange will be offered. As for dessert, a Honey Custard Tart and Gingerbread Yule Log are two out of the four options that’ll provide you with that sweet ending.
5 Beekman Street, 212-658-1848