Looking for ways to celebrate Christmas in NYC this year? This post covers Christmas NYC 2022 including where to go for Christmas dinner in NYC, where to get turkey to go as well as features for brunch, lunch and takeout by local restaurants and businesses.
Christmas Eve this year is Saturday, December 24, 2022. Christmas Day is Sunday, December 25, 2022.
Christmas celebrations can take on different forms from traditional, fusion to modern. Please use this list as an inspiration for ideas on how to put together your own Christmas celebration.
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This list is not exhaustive and is updated as information becomes available. I try to feature as much as I can but certainly this is not all that is out there. If your favorite restaurant is not on the list, contact them to see what they are offering.
Christmas in NYC 2022: Dinner, Turkey To Go, Brunch, Restaurants
This holiday season, Baccarat Hotel New York invites you to indulge in the magical spirit of the season with decadent and festive offerings. Among the Grand Salon’s custom crystal chandeliers, red accents, and seating clad in rich velvets and Jouffre silk, guests can enjoy Baccarat’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve menus, as well as their renowned Holiday Afternoon Teas. While visiting the hotel, guests are also invited to enjoy a luxurious holiday shopping experience at the property’s newly opened 53rd Street Boutique.
Holiday Afternoon Tea: Honoring the legendary Baccarat crystal brand’s heritage of creating masterpieces for generations of royal households, we have imagined a tea service reflective of those enjoyed in palaces around the world. Partnerships with premier tea masters enhance this transporting experience.
Crystal Tea: This season’s extravagant tea offering
- Available the Friday after Thanksgiving, 12pm – 4pm
- $3,000 per person
- Selection of savories, sweets and warm house made scones
- Choice of the Wine Accompaniment (2 glasses of Cristal Roederer 2012) or the Baccarat Tea Set Gift Take Away
Christmas Carol Tea: $160 per person, Selection of savories and sweets
Nutcracker Tea: This season’s children’s tea offering, $90 per person, Selection of savories, sweets, and hot chocolate
Christmas Menu: 4-coursee, $160 per person, $305 with sommeliers wine pairing
With the debut of the new 53rd Street Boutique, the legendary crystal brand’s newest store, hotel guests and visitors alike can enjoy a fully immersive Baccarat experience, venturing from the Grand Salon and Bar into the new boutique-all located on the second floor-to take a piece of Baccarat home with them.
Upon entry, guests in the 53rd Street Boutique are greeted with an aesthetic that is minimal and sophisticated, timeless yet modern. A stunning, 15-foot-tall tree sculpture, inspired by the hotel’s outdoor terrace, provides a showcase for an array of lighting products available in the boutique.
Eataly Flatiron has the following festive offerings.
15 East @ Tocqueville
One of New York’s most beautiful restaurants to spend Christmas Eve or Day is 15 East @ Tocqueville where Chef/Proprietor Marco Moriera and his team are serving a grand four-course tasting menu priced at $168 per person, in the 66-seat jewel box dining room, where Parisian classic meets clubby bohemian townhouse elegance. The seasonal French-American menu begins with a Chef’s Amuse Bouche and continues with a choice of appetizer including Arctic Char Tartare with avocado mousseline and yuzu- tobiko vinaigrette; or Creamless Puree of Sunchoke Veloute with comte cheese souffle. As a mid-course Perigord Truffle Creamy Parmesan Grits with house cured veal bacon, and sunny-side up quail egg; or theTocqueville classic Sea Urchin and Angel Hair Carbonara with sea lettuces, lime-soy, and beurre fondue are choices, and for entrees Maine Lobster Duo “Cassoulet” “shellfish boudin noir” sausage and coco de paimpol beans; or Red Wine Braised Short Ribs with fingerling potato mousseline, confit carrots, pearl onions, among others. For dessert there are festive holiday options including a Chocolate Buche De Noel with brandied cherries; and Bourbon Eggnog Creme Brulee. 15 East @ Tocqueville will be open from 5 pm – 10 pm on Christmas Eve and 12 pm – 8 pm on Christmas Day; reservations can be made via Resy.
Two Michelin star restaurant Aquavit is offering their famous family-style Julbord, a Swedish Christmas smorgasbord ($225 per person) from noon to 9 pm on Saturday, December 17, Friday, December 23, and Saturday, December 24 in their Main Dining Room. Guests can enjoy a complimentary cup of a warm glogg, and indulge in the Scandinavian holiday vibes with Swedish cured meats, herrings, a variety of cold seafood, and hot dishes. Exclusively in the Bar Room, a family-style Christmas Plate ($85 per person) will be offered for lunch Tuesday through Friday from December 13 to December 22, and for dinner Monday through Thursday from December 12 to December 22. Starters including Matjes Herring and Gravlax followed by entrees like Glazed Spare Ribs, and Jansson’s Temptation, and served with a complimentary cup of glogg. Aquavit will also offer a Christmas Kit for four people ($525) for those celebrating at home. Kits need to be ordered in advance and picked up on December 22 between 2 and 5 pm. The feast prepared by Chef Emma Bengtsson includes three types of Herring, Beet Salad, Swedish Meatballs, Prinskorv Sausages, Christmas Sweets, and more!
Celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas at Dagon! For Hanukkah, Chef Ari Bokovza is offering Potato Latkes; an order of two latkes with a choice of three toppings for $27 or six for $47. Toppings include Salmon Silan/Ginger Applesauce, Harissa BBQ Tahina/Amba, and Horseradish Yogurt. Don’t miss Dagon’s Holiday Sufganiyot, filled with jam or custard, topped with powdered sugar. For Christmas Eve, Chef is offering his unique version of Feast of the Seven Fishes. Guests can enjoy a five-course menu for $75 and all dishes, as expected, represent “somewhere in the Mediterranean.” The meal starts off with Creamy Hummus with spicy warm Salt Cod followed by Salmon Crudo paired with cauliflower tabbouleh and then Fried Calamari and Smelts served with Anchovy za’atar aioli. The last two courses include Charred Octopus with black tahini, and Branzino Chraime, served with spaghetti; the festive feast finishes with Christmas Fruit Cake.
1 Hotel Central Park
1 Hotel Central Park is offering festive inspired food specials alongside our classic menu. Available Christmas Day.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is offering a four-course prix fixe menu curated by Executive Chef Denevin Miranda. Available Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
On Christmas Eve, Italian family-style restaurant Carmine’s is offering a Feast of Seven Fishes special ($345), available for dine-in only with a reservation. Dishes include Fried Calamari, choice of Baked Clams or Clams on the Half Shell, Shrimp Cocktail, red or white Clam Sauce over pasta, Mixed Seafood with pasta, Shrimp Scampi, and Salmon Oreganata. Additional holiday specials are offered on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including Stuffed Salmon ($72) and Spaghetti Carbonara ($42) along with their full menu.
On Christmas Eve, Chef Sol Han is offering a Feast of Seven Sea Creatures. The celebratory five-course prix-fixe dinner ($135) starts with a series of Chef’s Snacks for The Table, including creations like Octopus Arancini with Kombu Aioli and Alistado Red Prawns with Lardo and Uni before moving on to Chou Farci “Mandoo” with blue crystal prawns, foie gras and Ossetra caviar, and a Half Lobster, all prepared with Chef Han’s signature touch of playfulness and French technique combined with his Korean heritage. For dessert there’s Pâte à Choux with Chestnut. Wine pairing is available for an additional $65. Reservations can be made here.
At The Clam, Chef Mike Price will be serving up the restaurant’s annual Feast of Seven Fishes on Christmas Eve with a three- course special menu (each dish can also be ordered a la carte.) The first is an Insalata Frutti Di Mare, cold poached seafood salad with octopus, mussels, scallops, celery hearts, fennel, and pickled peppers; second course is Spaghetti Fra Diavolo with spicy tomato, peekytoe crab, shrimp, whipped ricotta, and basil, and the third course is Ippoglosso Al Forno, baked halibut with Maine lobster & meyer lemon gratin, wilted spinach, and salmoriglio. With an option to dine inside or cozied up outside under heaters, reservations for the festive holiday meal can be made on OpenTable.
The Mary Lane
For Christmas Eve, Chef Andrew Sutin at The Mary Lane has created new holiday dishes to add to their farm-to-table menu. Celebrate with standout main dishes like Christmas Bouillabaisse with roasted scallops, black bass, pei mussels, winter vegetable roulade, and lobster saffron broth, or Smoked and Grilled Poussin with honey juniper glaze, confit legs, brown butter roasted chestnut and apple stuffing, kojinut squash, creamed kale, and allspice jus. Guests can also enjoy starters like Roast, Grilled and Raw Beet Salad, with chicories, labneh, fried chickpeas, goat cheese, or Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Squash Fritter and pine nuts, kohlrabi and mustard seed relish.
Michelin Starred Chef Shaun Hergatt’s Christmas Eve Special at his SoHo hotspot, Vestry is ultra festive this year. The three course pre-fixe menu is offered for $150 and includes options such as Japanese Scallops, Grilled Quail, Kale Soup and Maitake Mushrooms for the first course. You have the option to do Caviar Service instead for an extra $150. For mains, offerings include Sea Bass, Cheese Ravioli with caviar, Lobster with burgundy jus, Long Island Duck Breast with parsnip or Wagyu Beef with miso mustard; guests can add Black Truffles for $60 to any course. Dessert options include Chef Shaun’s Instagram famous Cheesecake, Eggnog Creme Brulee or Chocolate buche de Noel.
Virgil’s Real BBQ
On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, barbecue restaurant Virgil’s is offering a special 16-ounce Smoked Prime Rib ($38). Their full menu of barbecue favorites, including Memphis-Style Pork Spare Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket, Barbecued Chicken, and Carolina Pulled Pork; plentiful sides are also available. Meals can be ordered for take-out or delivery from either of their locations; dine-in reservations can be made for their Times Square restaurant at virgilsbbq.com.
Broadway Lounge is offering a Christmas menu on December 24 & 25.
Indulge in one of the captivating menu items from the 4-hour slow roasted prime rib, the 6-spice rubbed lamb chop or the pan seared halibut on a bed of lobster risotto.
This year, Executive Chef Lenny Moon of Michelin-recognized Hortus NYC is excited to present a five-course special prix fixe menu that will be served on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at the approachable price of $80 per person.
Highlights from the appetizing menu include:
- Crispy Wontons, filled with truffle pulled duck and spicy mango
- Truffle Chicken with filet mignon, sweet rice, and special sides.
As well as a la carte options:
- Crispy Rice served Over quinoa, topped with spicy tuna and siracha truffles
- King Crab Noodle, fettuccine in a cream sauce with mala, shallot, scallion
The Christmas special also includes a la carte options, and the classic Hortus Royal Platter, featuring chilled lobster tail, tuna tataki, and a shrimp cocktail. The reasonably priced menu includes an option for a wine pairing at an additional $40 per person.
Guests can enjoy dinner in Hortus NYC’s second floor dining room, which provides incredible views of the stained-glass windows of the historic Marble Collegiate Church across the street, or in the glass enclosed hidden garden, where one can dine under the stars.
Fine & Rare
Fine & Rare is offering a special 3-course Christmas in NYC 2022 prix-fixe menu and live music. Reservations available December 24th and December 25th with for two and a half hours at 4 pm, 6:30, and 9 pm. $125 per person + tax & gratuity. $65 per child under 12 years + tax & gratuity.
Wallsé is offering a 4 Course Tasting Menu on December 24 from 12 pm – 9 pm priced at $160 per person.
They are also offering a Christmas Day 4 Course Tasting Menu on December 25 from 12 pm – 9 pm priced at $160 per person.
To help bring the Christmas spirit to life, Masseria Caffè, a traditional Italiancafé in Hell’s Kitchen, will be offering cookie trays for pick-up, including butter cookies, pignoli cookies, and rainbow cookies all freshly baked on premise. Boxes of Biscotti are also available for pick up. The perfect selection for a Christmas movie binge or to entertain family and friends during the holidays.
Masseria Caffè has not forgotten that the holidays also entail shopping for loved ones, coworkers, and friends. With this in mind, the caffè is offering Italian specialty Gift Baskets that range from $55 and up, which can include:
- Panettone or Pandoro – traditional Italian sweet bread
- Torrone- Italian nougat
- Taralli Pugliese
- Amaretti cookies
- Lavazza coffee
- A variety of chocolates
- La Masseria extra virgin olive oil
Revel & Rye Bar and Restaurant
Revel & Rye Bar and Restaurant is offering a Christmas menu on December 24 & 25.
Indulge in one of the captivating menu items from the 4-hour slow roasted prime rib, the 6-spice rubbed lamb chop or the pan seared halibut on a bed of lobster risotto.
For those looking for an intimate setting for friends and family to gather this Christmas Eve, where parties can share the dining experience and their thoughts on unique flavors and presentations of the dishes, MIFUNE is the perfect setting.
Executive Chef Tomohiro Urata, known as Tomo, has created a ten-course tasting menu that will unite guests in the holiday spirit.
Chef Tomo’s Christmas Eve feast will include but is not limited to:
- Hokkaido Uni with cauliflower cream and dashi gelee served on the shell
- Grilled Lobster in mussel coconut lemongrass foam
- Angus Filet Mignon Foie Gras Rossini with black truffle perigueux sauce
- and Chocolate and Caramel Cream Gateau Opera with espresso ice cream for dessert.
After a memorable meal, diners can take a short stroll to Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, and holiday destinations on Fifth Avenue to take in the sights and sounds of Christmas in New York.
The experience is priced at $200 per person, with an optional sake and wine pairing for an additional $70.
The Michelin-recognized Sweetbriar, located in the Park South Hotel, will be offering guests a three-course Christmas dinner priced at $110 per person. Sweetbriar will be open for dinner from 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm, with reservations available through Resy.
Chef Bryce’s Christmas prix-fixe menu will focus on his live fire cooking and the bounty of New York State’s seasonal produce which can be enjoyed in an atmosphere that is comfortable, yet festive and conducive to a casual fine dining experience.
To pair with dinner, Sweetbriar’s Wine Program, which was created in collaboration Dylan York, a Principal of the Sommelier Society of America, boasts a robust selection of wines by the glass as well as a reserve list. The restaurant has also recently begun a Coravin Wine Program, serving wines from their reserve list at an approachable price per glass.
Benjamin Prime is offering a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menu from 12 pm – 10:30 pm. Priced at $99 per person.
Benjamin Steakhouse is offering a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day menu from 12 pm – 10:30 pm. Priced at $95 per person.
This Christmas Eve, GG Tokyo is offering their Golden Gai Fried Chicken Experience which treats diners to a GG Tokyo-branded Bucket of Fried Chicken.
The Golden Gai Fried Chicken Menu offers:
The experience is reasonably priced at $55 per in-person diner. Holiday homebodies can also enjoy the Fried Chicken Bucket Experience with takeout available: Half Chicken for $28; Whole Chicken for $50; and Sides for $9 each.
The Seafire Grill
The Seafire Grill is offering a Feast of Seven Fishes on December 24. Priced at $149 per person.
They are also offering a Christmas Day menu. Priced at $99 per person.
NYY Steak, Hard Rock Hotel
NYY Steak, Hard Rock Hotel is offering a Christmas Day prix-fixe menu from 2pm – 9pm. Priced at $135 per person.
T Bar NYC
T Bar NYC will be offering an a la carte menu on Christmas Eve (from 4 pm) with items such as Crab Cakes, Crispy Sushi, Rice Balls, Atlantic Salmon, Dry-Aged Angus Ribeye, and more. Additionally, T BAR will feature Christmas specials: Veal Osso Busco and Dover sole.
The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen
The Stinger Cocktail Bar and Kitchen is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course menu. Priced at $85 per adult, $45 for children aged 12 an under.
They are also offering a Christmas Day 3-course menu. Priced at $85 per adult, $45 for children aged 12 an under.
They are also offering a cookie decorating party on December 20 from 3 pm – 5 pm. No reservation needed. Followed by a Choir Performance, The Blue Hill Troupe from 5 pm – 6 pm.
Il Fiorista is offering a Christmas Eve a la carte menu + three-course Prime Rib menu on December 24. Priced at $95 per person.
Marseille is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course prix-fixe dinner and Christmas Day menu. Priced at $80 per person plus tax and gratuity.
Leland Eating and Drinking House
Leland Eating and Drinking House is offering Feast of the Seven Fishes on December 24 from 1 pm – 5:15 pm. Chef Delfin Jaranilla will prepare local sustainable fishes for you and your guests served family-style. Priced at $75 per person.
Friend of a Farmer
Friend of a Farmer is offering a Christmnas Day a la carte brunch from 9 am – 4 pm. They are also offering a Christmas Day dinner that will include holiday specials such as our Christmas Turkey, or Christmas Ham, both served with seasonal vegetables & mashed potatoes
The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges
The Mark Restaurant by Jean-Georges will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu on December 25 from 12 pm – 9 pm for $198 per person and $99 for children under ten.
Perry Street by Jean-Georges & Cedric
Perry Street by Jean-Georges & Cedric will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu on December 25 from 12 pm – 8 pm for $158 per person and $79 for children under ten.
JoJo by Jean-Georges
JoJo by Jean-Georges will be offering a 3-course prix-fixe menu on December 25 from 12 pm – 8 pm for $158 per person and $79 for children under ten.
Jean-Georges will be offering 3 Tasting Menu options on December 25:
- 6 course Vegetarian – $208 per person
- 6 course Omnivore – $288 per person
- 10 course Omnivore – $358 per person
They welcome children 10 and over to enjoy their tasting menu.
Perrine is offering a 3-course Christmas Day menu from 11:30 am – 9:30 pm featuring holiday music, Christmas cookies, a special menu and cocktails.
Sami & Susu
Sami & Susu is offering Feast of the Seven Fishes with seatings at offering two seatings at 4:30pm and 6:30pm on December 24.
Starting Friday, December 16 through Christmas Day, 8282 will featuring a tea-tini station. A selection of teas such as burdock, buckwheat, chai, corn, matcha, and jasmine will be shaken up with vodka, tea-infused soju, tea syrup, and citrus bitters, all made in-house. Mixologist Katrina Sobredilla has created these innovative tea fusion cocktails to pair well with 8282’s menu which is divided into two categories: small plates called Anju, which means food you eat with alcohol in Korean, and larger shared plates named Banju, meaning alcohol paired with good food.
8282 will be opened on Christmas Eve from 5:30 pm to 11:30 pm and Christmas Day from 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Clement is offering a Christmas Eve 4-course prix-fixe menu from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm surrounded by joyful decorations and Victorian carolers to ring in Christmas Eve alongside your loved one. A special visit from Santa Claus will provide for a memorable evening. $215 per guest, $105 per guest 12 years and under.
Delight in holiday classics alongside your loved ones as you celebrate Christmas Day from 12 pm – 8 pm with a semi-buffet in Clement restaurant, accompanied by cheerful music plus a special visit from Santa Claus. Lavish appetizer and dessert buffet with a choice of entrees. Priced at $255 per guest, and $115 per guest 12 years and under.
For those who cannot make it home for the holidays and may feel awkward dining alone, ICHIRAN offers the perfect setting with partitioned solo dining booths. However, for those who may be gathering with friends also staying in New York City this Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, the partitions can be removed to share the ramen dining experience. Lastly, for homebodies ICHIRAN also will be doing takeout and deliveries. ICHIRAN’s Time Square location is a great dining destination also for those wanting to experience Rockefeller Center’s holiday sights as well as the iconic Time Square as there is plenty of street entertainment, holiday décor, and Broadway shows. ICHIRAN also has two additional locations, one on 31st street between 6th and 7th as well as Williamsburg.
Downling’s at The Carlyle
Dowling’s at The Carlyle is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course prix fixe menu from 5:00 pm onwards. Including tea, coffee and petit fours. Carolers will be singing in the Lobby of The Carlyle between 5 pm and 6 pm. $250 per person.
Usher in the holiday cheer with Santa Claus at Dowling’s at The Carlyle. Executive Chef Sylvain Delpique has created a delectable Christmas Day three-course prix fixe menu including tea, coffee and petit fours. Seating’s from 12:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Santa Claus will make a visit at 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Carolers will be singing in the Lobby of The Carlyle between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Emmy Squared Pizza
Emmy Squared Pizza has unveiled the new Party Packs, while also offering an extensive catering menu designed to make this holiday season a stress-free, utterly-delicious affair, whether that be at home, office or on location. Indulge in holiday festivities with friends, family, and co-workers and dine on Emmy Squared’s award-winning delightful menu items perfect for different size groups:
- Ideal for Intimate Groups – Party Pack Option 1 – serves 8 to 10 people, includes 1 appetizer, 1 salad, and 5 pizzas. $150 ($170 in New York)
- Great for Mid-sized Gatherings – Party Pack Option 2 – serves 18 to 20 people, includes 2 appetizers, 2 salads, 8 pizzas, and 1 sandwich. $275 ($300 in New York)
- Perfect for Larger Celebrations – Catering – serves 20 to 24 people, your choice of super-sized appetizers and salads, sandwiches, and pizzas.
Known for their signature square-shaped Detroit-style pizza with fluffy dough, a perfectly crisp bottom, cheesy “frico” crust, artisanal and deliciously unique toppings, and iconic sauce stripes, Emmy Squared invites guests to experience their mouthwatering menu this holiday season. The neighborhood restaurant with cult following is focused on offering locally sourced ingredients served in a personal and familial setting that feels like home.
Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square
Hard Rock Cafe – Times Square is offering a holiday menu. 2 course meal for $42.00 or 3 course meal for $48.00.
They have 2 all new drinks to help celebrate the season: Our Santa Sangria for $15.00 and Very Merry Cocktail served in a keepsake ornament for $19.99.
K Rico South American Steakhouse
K Rico South American Steakhouse is offering a Christmas Eve dinner. They will be offering their full menu with some holiday cheer extras. Located near Times Square and THE TREE at Rockefeller Center, see the sights and then come for dinner with the family.
Schilling is offering a Christmas Eve feast. Priced at $85 per person. Choice of Dry Aged Long Island Duck or House Smoked, Maple Glazed Kassler Ham, with family style appetizers, sides and desserts.
Cucina 8 1/2
Cucina 8 ½ is offering a Christmas Eve menu.
Craft is offering a Christmas Eve 3-course menu from 5 pm – 9 pm. Priced at $165 per person.
The Flatirom Room
The Flatiron Room is offering a Christmas Eve and Day 3-course menu. Priced at $115 per person.
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant
The Whitby Bar and Restaurant is offering a Christmas Day feast. Priced at $199.76 per person, including tax and gratuity.
Indulge in a delicious starter including their squash and ricotta ravioli with calvados cream, leek fondue, hazelnuts and Parmigiano, or pâté de foie gras with fig compote, macadamia nuts, and brioche toast. Select from seasonal favorites such as a free range turkey with traditional dressing, potato purée, and cranberry sauce, or vegan dishes like our winter vegetable Wellington with juniper and prune infused mushroom jus. Complete your holiday feast with delectable desserts like Chocolate bûche de Noël with blood orange sherbet, or apple tarte tatin with crème fraîche ice cream, then wind down with coffee, tea and petit fours.
Cafe Du Soleil
Cafe Du Soleil is offering a Christmas Day 3-course prix-fixe menu from 11 am – 9 pm. Priced at $75 per person. Takeout option is $59 per person.
Astor Court is offering a Christmas Day 3-course prix-fixe dinner. Priced at $225 per person.
Featuring seasonal specials such as butter poached lobster risotto, prime rib bone-in steak with homemade steak sauce, and pan roasted Pacific seabass with chestnut romesco sauce. End the evening on a decadent note with festive desserts, such as raspberry tart with light vanilla pastry cream, homemade raspberry jam and sweet crust and our classic opera cake with almond sponge, coffee cream and chocolate ganache.
They are also offering an afternoon tea from November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023. Priced at $115 per person. Luxuriate in Astor Court for a festive take on one of our most cherished traditions. Enjoy the finest selection of tea from Palais des Thés, exquisite tea sandwiches, festive holiday desserts and pastries, and optional Champagne pairings.
They are also offering a St. Regis Gingerbread House Workshop from November 26 – December 24. Taught by the hotel’s revered culinary team, enjoy an afternoon of decorating your own gingerbread masterpiece while enjoying an elegant afternoon tea service, hot cocoa, and decadent sweet treats. To commemorate the experience, each child will receive a St. Regis apron and chef’s hat. Kindly note that all children must be accompanied by an adult.
Kintsugi Omakase is offering a holiday omakase on December 23, 24 and 25.
Downling’s at The Carlyle
Dowling’s at The Carlyle is offering a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day three-course prix fixe menu on December 24 from 5:00 pm and on December 25 from 12:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Priced at $250 per person.
Carolers will be singing in the Lobby of The Carlyle between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve.
On December 25, Santa Claus will make a visit at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. Carolers will be singing in the Lobby of The Carlyle between 3:00 and 4:00pm.
Create new traditions at home with fully prepared Cracker Barrel Holiday Heat n’ Serve Meals and Homestyle Holiday Pies available in a variety of flavors.
For more information about Cracker Barrel Christmas offerings, visit crackerbarrel.com or check your local store for availability.
Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Feast: Serves 8-10 people and goes from your oven to table in two hours. Includes a whole Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of two Country Sides, Sweet Yeast Rolls, Apple Streusel Pie and Pecan Pie. Serve within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $10 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.*
Holiday Ham Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner: Serves 4-6 and goes from your oven to table in two hours. Includes a whole Sugar Cured Ham, Cornbread Dressing, Roasted Gravy, Cranberry Relish, Macaroni n’ Cheese, choice of Country Side and Sweet Yeast Rolls. Use within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $5 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.*
Prime Rib Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner: Serves 4-6 people and goes from your oven to table in three hours. Prime Rib plus au jus and horseradish, Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Gravy, choice of two Country Sides and Sweet Yeast Rolls. Serve within 72 hours after pickup. Pre-order and receive a FREE $5 bonus card when you schedule your pickup for 12/22 or 12/23.***
Their holiday pie offerings include Apple Streusel Pie; Pecan Pie; Cinnamon Roll Pie and more.
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Ruth’s Chris Steak House is open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. ‘Tis the season to celebrate at Ruth’s with sizzling steak, delectable desserts and warm hospitality. Treat yourself to your steak house favorites or indulge in the prix fixe Ruth’s Classics menu. Check your local restaurant to confirm hours and offerings.
Gathering at home? Elevate your holiday celebration with our seasonal takeout options, including signature sides and a festive family-sized feast. Available 12/5 – 12/23 from 4pm – 6pm daily. 48 hour advanced notice required for all orders.
For a limited time, receive a $40 Digital Bonus Card when you purchase $200 in gift cards available through 12/31/22 on digital or physical card purchases. All $200 must be purchased in a single transaction to qualify for the Digital Bonus Card. Digital Bonus Cards will be valid for redemption 1/1/2023 – 3/31/2023.
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Maggiano’s Little Italy is offering a 3-course Holiday Family Style Menu.
They also offer a holiday carryout bundle which feeds 4-6 people and available for pick-up Thursday, 12/15 through Saturday, 12/24. Now taking call-in pre-orders. Online pre-orders start on Friday, 12/9. Orders must be placed 24 hours prior to pick-up.
Caesar Salad | Mom’s Lasagna | Fettucine Alfredo | Chicken Piccata | Chocolate Layered Cake | Gigi’s Butter Cake | Lemon Cookies | Fresh Baked Ciabatta Bread
The Honey Baked Company
The Honey Baked Company offers a variety of holiday meals including:
- Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast
- Boneless Ham & Turkey Feast
- Quarter Ham Meal
- Turkey Dinner Sides
- Boneless Ham & Turkey Duo
- Six Sides Sampler
The 9 lb Honey Baked Ham & Turkey Feast includes a Bone-in Half Ham and Turkey Breast – both topped with our signature sweet & crunchy glaze. Meal also includes your choice of four of frozen Heat & Serve Side Dishes. Serves 12-16.
Boston Market is offering Heat & Serve holiday meals that are fully cooked, complete meals so they’re ready when you are. Just pick up at restaurant, take home, heat up and serve. There are also a la carte options.
Some of the options include:
Complete Spiral-Sliced Ham for 12 Meal: (1) Whole Roasted Turkey; (1) Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers; (2) Mashed Potatoes; (2) Vegetable Stuffing; (1) Cranberry Walnut Relish; (2) Gravy; (1) Apple Pie; (1) Pumpkin Pie; (12) Dinner Rolls
Complete Combo Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham & Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast Meal: (1) Boneless Roasted Turkey Breast; (1) Half Boneless Honey-Glazed Ham; (1) Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers; (2) Mashed Potates; (2) Vegetable Stuffing; (1) Cranberry Walnut Relish; (2) Gravy; (12) Dinner Rolls; (1) Apple Pie; (1) Pumpkin Pie
Complete Whole Roasted Turkey for 12 People: (1) Whole Roasted Turkey; (1) Spinach Artichoke Dip & Crackers; (2) Mashed Potatoes; (2) Vegetable Stuffing; (1) Cranberry Walnut Relish; (2) Gravy; (1) Apple Pie; (1) Pumpkin Pie; (12) Dinner Rolls
They also offer holiday catering options including hot, ready-to-serve holiday individually plated meals and buffets.
Osteria Accademia will be open regular hours 5:00pm to 10:30pm. on Christmas Eve.
It is a cozy restaurant with a homey decor where it is easy to lose track of time over fine food, good wine, and friendly conversation. The restaurant is a perfect spot to grab dinner pre or post-Christmas Eve Carols & Candlelight services or a Midnight Mass.
Each dish on the menu represents a different region of Italy and is composed of fresh, house-made pasta and imported Italian ingredients. Pasta highlights include, Taglioni Neri, a thin, long, ribbon-shaped pasta made with squid ink served with shrimp and eggplant in a lobster reduction sauce; Ravioli stuffed with tender veal served in a sauce made of butter and sage dusted with Parmigiano. Main courses feature Orata, butterflied and encrusted with herbed breadcrumbs and grilled whole, served with broccoli rabe; Braised Short Ribs, short ribs braised in red wine for four hours served atop mashed potatoes made with demi-glace and pecorino; and a Lamb Burger, topped with goat cheese and caramelized onions. Desserts are made in-house and include Zeppole, bite sized balls of fried dough served with Nutella; Cannoli, two pieces of cannoli filled with sweet ricotta; and a rotating selection of house made gelato and sorbet.
This holiday season, WoodSpoon’s private NYC chefs will curate personalized menus that reflect the different cultures and ethnicities of New York City. WoodSpoon’s new end-to-end catering service allows one to choose from a portfolio of private chefs that represent a diverse collection of businesses, some owned by marginalized communities, featuring unique cuisine options such as Haitian, Guyanese, Ecuadorian, and other delicious surprises spanning the globe that may not be found with other catering companies. WoodSpoon helps make every office special event or celebratory occasion a memorable one!
When catering through WoodSpoon, one will also be supporting local NYC chefs, helping to build their brand and support the community.WoodSpoon private chefs prepare ready to eat dishes in beautiful, eco-friendly packages that are easy to recycle or compost and can serve up to 150 people. It’s perfect not only for holiday catering, but also for employee luncheons, important client meetings and all types of corporate functions. Each menu and order are created from scratch around a given budget and diners’ preferences. Chefs can serve family style or individual portions to bring teams together or allow choices.
The personal touch from WoodSpoon’s private chefs is from start to finish, customizing every step of the way, full of authentic flavors, and crafted for each order.
Christmas Things to Do & See in NYC
Swarovski At The Mark Hotel In New York
This holiday season, The Mark Hotel is transformed in an extraordinary display of Swarovski decorations inspired by gingerbread – the holiday season’s favorite cookie.
The Mark’s façade has been reimagined in crystallized gingerbread form, with two matching candy carts by the entrance selling hot chocolate and edible crystal lollipops.
Inside the lobby, the gingerbread theme continues with a magnificent Christmas tree and jewelry showcases that offer inspiration for this season of gifting ahead.
The Swarovski holiday installation will be at The Mark, New York, from November 14, 2022, to January 7, 2023.
Christmas Gift Ideas 2022
The Sailing Collective
Founded and based out of New York, The Sailing Collective is a bespoke travel company that offers unique itineraries on modern sailboats. For the maritime lover (or want to be maritime lover), instead of an innovative and personalized yacht charter, start small by giving the gift of a coffee table book that can bestow sailing knowledge and transport them to the seas with Sailing The Seas: A Voyager’s Guide To Oceanic Getaways. Price: $60.
Brooklyn-based and Asian-owned Sama Street offers Asian-inspired cocktails and small plates. Just in time for the giving season, Sama Street will be offering special hoodies with a charitable component aligned with the meaning of their name, Sama (सम) and their values. For each sale, $5 will be donated to NQAPIA (National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance). Price: $40.
Vignoli Italian Food Anthology
Vignoli Italian Food Anthology offers gift sets that enhance any home’s pantry, with carefully curated selections of olive oils that Vignoli produces with top olive growers in Italy. Vignoli tests and sources their best olives to blend and create a superior product rather than owning olive groves.
Vignoli offers 11 gift sets that pair infused olive oils and vinegars in cohesively themed packages to give consumers a convenient way to sample their products, all of which are available from Vignoli’s online store.
DIY Christmas Dinner NYC 2022 Ideas
Holiday entertaining tips
Here are some tips on holiday entertaining including charcuterie board tips, how to cook the perfect turkey like a Chef, and virtual holiday party ideas.
Here are some wine suggestions for Christmas dinner 2022: