5 Delicious Restaurants Open On Christmas In NYC

5 Delicious Restaurants Open On Christmas In NYC

Plenty of restaurants are open on Christmas, but the five featured below offer unique experiences, from traditional Austro-German fare to Spanish tapas to high-end, elbows-off-the-table-if-you-please. Reservations recommended, good eats guaranteed. Bon appétit, and happy holidays! By Jessica Allen.

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Blaue Gans

139 Duane Street
New York, NY

(212) 571-8880

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Seatings for Christmas dinner at Blaue Gans, a restaurant in Tribeca that focuses on rustic, wholesome Austro-German cuisine, begin at 12 pm and run until 9 pm. The $90, three-course prix fixe meal includes such options as lobster with spatzle, crispy salmon, wiener schnitzel (pictured), and roasted goose, along with chestnut ice cream, Mohr im Hemd (a traditional Austrian dessert that’s similar to chocolate bundt cake), and a selection of holiday cookies.

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53 West 19th Street
New York, NY

(212) 255-4160

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Named for the famous Spanish market, Boqueria specializes in Barcelona-style tapas. For Christmas, this restaurant with three NYC locations will offer such choice morsels as roasted suckling pig, blood sausage croquettes, and charcuterie like Jamón Iberico (pictured). Celebrate the season with a glass of sparkling cava, house sangria, or a cocktail such as the shishito margarita, made with tequila infused with shishito peppers, lime, and simple syrup.

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Trump International Hotel & Tower
1 Central Park West
New York, NY

(212) 299-3900

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Hey, it’s Christmas. If you can’t splurge on December 25, when can you splurge? That’s the mindset you need at the Jean-Georges Christmas Day extravaganza: seven amazing courses for $238, all featuring the restaurant’s signature blend of upscale service and American, Asian, and French cooking, plus a dessert tasting table. As you eat, you’ll be gifted with a magnificent view of Columbus Circle and Central Park; here’s hoping it snows.

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Jimmy’s No. 43

43 East 7th Street
New York, NY

(212) 982-3006

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Known for its great food, Jimmy’s No. 43 runs a special on Christmas: for $25, you can eat as much as you care to of meats, sides, and desserts. This annual “family-style beer dinner” from 2 to 5 pm gives you a chance to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. We’re not joking about the eats at this East Village watering hole: the kitchen uses locally sourced products in its rotating menu of such delicious dishes as the braised beef slider (pictured). Get your tickets now.

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2170 Broadway
New York, NY

(212) 724-9700

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Make all the jokes you like about Chinese food on Christmas. While you’re yammering, we’ll be stuffing our faces with the innovative locavore fare at this Chinese-American restaurant. In addition to the regular menu, including lobster with chopped pork and egg, the famous Katz’s pastrami egg roll, and the beloved (and colorful) funky dumplings (pictured), RedFarm will offer such specials like chicken soup dumplings and barbecued duck. Tons of movie theaters nearby, just in case.

Jessica Allen blogs at We Heart New York.