The Best NYC Restaurants Open On Christmas Day
There is no real reason to cook during the holiday season when there are so many amazing restaurants that will be open. Instead of adding chaos to your kitchen with tons of dishes and cleanup, gather the troops and make holiday dining plans at one of the city’s best bars and restaurants that will be open for Christmas Day. We have listed 6 of the best New York City restaurants that will be delighted to serve the holiday cheer.
One of our faves, Rosa Mexicano will wish Feliz Navidad and Nuevo Ano with a special multi-course feast to remember for Christmas and the New Year. On December 24thand 25th, start with a Traditional Mexican Soup and Fish Tacos, and then a Pan-Seared Fish, Filet Mignon or Roasted Chicken as an Entrée. Make sure to save room for dessert, which involves Mexican Cookies and Milk.
3 locations in NYC
Boulton & Watt
The East Village restaurant and bar will be open for brunch on Christmas Day from 12-4, and then will be serving their all day menu from 4-close. Order Boulton’s signature Cast Iron Cookie, which is served with a glass of milk.
5 Avenue A
New York, NY 10009
Cleo will be open for breakfast from 7-11am and then will reopen from 4-9pm for Christmas Dinner. A prix fixe, three-course dinner includes Beet Salad, Spicy Cigars, or Hummus, with a choice of Smoked Short Ribs, Saffron Chicken or Branzino as an Entrée. Delectable desserts include Sticky Toffee Pudding, Pumpkin and Gingersnap Cheesecake or a Trio of Gelato.
444 Park Ave South
New York, NY 10016
Parker & Quinn
Head to Parker & Quinn before or after traipsing through Times Square for breakfast from 7-11am. A Christmas feast will be served from 4-9pm featuring a prix fixe three-course menu. Start with either the Lobster Bisque or Butcher’s Meatballs, and True North Salmon or Grilled Hanger Steak for the Entrée. Have one person choose the Salted Caramel Cheesecake and one order the Flourless Chocolate Cake to enjoy the best of both worlds.
64 West 39thStreet
New York, NY 10018
Trademark Taste + Grind
This happening spot that serves the best coffee and cocktails in the city will be open for breakfast from 7-11, and will reopen for Christmas dinner from 4-9pm. The prix fixe menu is offered in many options meaning, order four first courses, or five second course meals. Two desserts are an option as well. Sample Shrimp Cappellaci with saffron brood, or Chef Adrienne’s Rigatoni Bolognese topped with soft ricotta. Mangia!
38 West 36th Street
New York, NY 10018
Newly opened The Wilson in NoMad, will be open for breakfast Christmas Day from 7-11am. For dinner, a prix fixe menu from 4-9pm will feature Tuna Crudo, Merguez Lamb Meatballs, Chatham Cod, and Blue Crab Spaghetti Carbonara. Dessert is a must: Heirloom Apple & Almond Crisp and Milk Chocolate Pudding.
132 W 27th Street
New York, NY 10001