New York City is the land of plenty when it comes to restaurants providing outstanding dining experiences. However, finding a restaurant that's open on a holiday can be little more challenging. If you plan on dining out with the family, check out our list of some of the best restaurants open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in New York City.
If you’re looking for a fancier meal on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, look no further than Flora Bar. This New York City restaurant transformed the basement level of the Met Breuer Museum and turned it into a fabulous place serving the finest concoction of seafood, fruit flavors, and an array of spices. From poached oysters with potato and black truffle to imperial caviar, crème fraiche and potato chips, you're in for a treat like no other. The prices are steep at Flora Bar, but the flavor makes up for it with every bite!
Like Flora Bar, Quality Meats might put a dent in your wallet this holiday season, but the taste is without at doubt worth the damage! Whether you’re craving the Hanger Steak with Brandied Cherries or the Shellfish Bouquets, Quality Meats doesn’t disappoint. If you're interested in private events, Quality Meats also caters. Quality Meats will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve and from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. Reservations are strongly recommended!
Smoke Jazz and Supper Club is as fun as it sounds. Whether you come for the music and stay for the food, there is nothing like dinner and a show. On Christmas Eve, there are three shows available for Quintet II: featuring Buster Williams & Louis Hayes; 7 P.M., 9 P.M. and 10:30 P.M. All are $45 per person and are for dining guests only. From the Blackened Catfish to Lobster, Shrimp and Sausage Jambalaya, the food is guaranteed to be loud in flavor.
When you hear “Bond 45,” you may think “shaken not stirred” right after that… or maybe that’s just me. The afterthought you should be having, however, is “delicioso!” A New York City Italian kitchen and bar, Bond 45 is best known for the antipasto bar which offers a rotating selection of vegetables, homemade pasta, and seafood. The Cowboy Steak Maremma Tuscany with pecorino polenta and confit shallots is particularly divine as well as their Fried Artichoke Spaghetti Cacio Pepe.
Regardless of where you dine on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in New York City, you’re in for a real treat as this city houses a gem of a restaurant on nearly every street corner.
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