The Best Restaurants for Christmas Dinner in NYC

All I want for Christmas is a hassle-free meal. Ask Santa for what you're really wishing for this year: a break from the kitchen.

These top Manhattan restaurants are whipping up Christmas feasts to remember in 2017, so you can forget about all that extra kitchen work, and really enjoy the holiday. Many of the below restaurants also have delightful Christmas Eve offerings.

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Clement

Clement
Courtesy of The Peninsula Hotels
Address
700 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone
+1 212-903-3918

Christmas Day Menu: Set within the upscale Peninsula Hotel (sufficiently bedecked with holiday decor), the Clement restaurant is offering a three-course, family-friendly Christmas dinner, accompanied by cheerful music and a visit from Santa Claus. Appetizers include a raw bar, bespoke salad mixing station, and a selection of cheese and charcuterie. Entrees include prime beef tenderloin, turkey, and a glazed turbot fillet. Don't miss the dessert buffet.

What it Costs: $190/adults; $85/kids (12 and under)

Christmas Day Hours: 12 p.m.–7 p.m.

Contact Details: 700 5th Ave. at 55th St., in Midtown; 212-903-3051

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Boqueria

Boqueria
Courtesy of Boqueria
Address
1460 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10075, USA
Phone
+1 646-845-9060

Christmas Day Menu: Spice up Christmas Day dining with some tapas at the Barcelona-inspired Boqueria. For this year's Christmas menu, enjoy a Spanish twist on holiday favorites, including Calabaza con Mojo Verde (Roasted butternut squash, Mojo cilantro, spicy Labne, hazelnut); Paella de Langosta y Chorizo (Lobster paella, house-made chorizo, crispy Brussels sprouts, picada, sofrito); and Lubina a la Plancha (Seabass, cipillini onions, Hen of the Woods mushrooms, artichokes, chicken jus).

What it Costs: Priced à la carte, view menu for prices

Christmas Day Hours: Contact each location below for details

Contact Details: 

  • Flatiron: 53 W 19th St., (212) 255-4160
  • SoHo: 171 Spring St., (212) 343-4255
  • Upper East Side: 1460 2nd Avenue, (212) 343-2227
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Asiate

Asiate
Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Address
80 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10023, USA
Phone
+1 212-805-8881

Christmas Day Menu: Set on a 35th-floor perch in the swank Mandarin Oriental hotel, Asiate dishes out decadent American dining in a sophisticated setting, with sweeping views over Central Park. On Christmas Day, try a prix-fixe menu featuring duck, turbot, roasted short rib, and risotto. There is also a vegetarian menu with dishes featuring sweet potato, tofu, and risotto.

What it Costs: $150 adults/$68 children

Christmas Day Hours: 6 p.m–10 p.m.

Contact Details: 80 Columbus Circle at 60th St. (in the Mandarin Oriental, in the Time Warner Center), in Midtown; 212-805-8881

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Ai Fiori

Ai Fiori
Courtesy of Ai Fiori
Address
400 5th Ave #2, New York, NY 10018, USA
Phone
+1 212-613-8660

Christmas Day Menu: Michelin-starred Ai Firoi, in the Langham Place, New York hotel, proposes refined flavors from the French and Italian Riviera this Christmas. The four-course prix-fixe Christmas menu, helmed by Chef Michael White, includes a selection of house-made pastas, fish and meat dishes (like Capesante - pan-seared sea scallops, braised romaine, white bean purée, guanciale and Abbacchio - roasted lamb saddle, farro, squash, salsa verde), and desserts.

What it Costs: Four-Course Prix Fixe - $150, Classic Wine Pairings - $98, Sommelier's Wine Pairings - $160

Christmas Day Hours: 1–8:45 p.m.

Contact Details: 400 Fifth Ave. (btwn 36th & 37th St.), 2nd Floor (in the Langham Place, New York hotel), in Midtown; 212-613-8660

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Parker & Quinn

Parker & Quinn
Courtesy of Parker & Quinn
Address
64 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Phone
+1 212-729-0277

Christmas Day Menu: The hip Refinery Hotel's traditional American restaurant, Parker & Quinn, proposes a reasonably priced Christmas Day prix-fixe menu including a choice of soup (like roasted butternut squash soup), entrée (choose from options like pan-roasted true north salmon or grilled hanger steak), and dessert (like salted caramel cheesecake).

What it Costs: $55/person

Christmas Day Hours: 5–9pm

Contact Details: 64 W. 39th St. (btwn 5th & 6th aves., in the Refinery Hotel), in Midtown; 212-729-0277

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Ginny's Supper Club

Ginny's Supper Club
Courtesy of Ginny's Supper Club
Address
310 Lenox Ave, New York, NY 10027, USA
Phone
+1 212-421-3821

Christmas Day Menu: Located underneath the famed Red Rooster Harlem restaurant, Ginny's Supper Club delivers an early 20th-century-style blend of soul food, handcrafted cocktails, and lively music. In previous years, their Christmas Day buffet includes dishes like Gravlax (a a Nordic dish with raw salmon, cured in salt, sugar, and dill), French toast, smashed squash and yams, and more.

What it Costs: Awaiting 2017 details

Christmas Day Hours: Awaiting 2017 details

Contact Details: 310 Lenox Ave. (btwn 125th & 126th sts., under Red Rooster Harlem), in Harlem; 212-421-3821

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The Best Restaurants for Christmas Dinner in NYC