While the Christmas dinner is about family for the majority of the people, some would like to escape the fuss of preparing turkey and thus they choose to have dinner at a nice restaurant. The good news is that NYC is rich in places to choose from.
In case you are into Scandinavian food, this is the place for you to consider. The Christmas menu will include julskinka (ham roasted in the oven), salad, kipper, salmon gravlax, prinskorv (fried sausages), Swedish meatballs, and sweet treats, like gingersnaps.
On Christmas Even you will find at this restaurant a three course Mediterranean meal. The courses you can choose from include chestnut munti, butternut-squash soup, braised pork with feta and orzo, and roasted chicken prepared with garlic, lemon, and dill.
At this restaurant you will have two options for your Christmas dinner. There is the Seven Fishes tasting menu. This includes piri-piri shrimp, cuttlefish, and unicrudo with truffle. You can also choose a three course meal consisting of pumpkin salad and venison.
In case you are into artwork, this is the right place for you to go to. Here you will find fried anchovies along with black garlic aioli, Alaskan spot pawns, and marinated sardines. In the end, as a dessert, you will also have chocolate-chestnut budino.
Corkbuzz Wine Studio
The fans of wine will certainly appreciate a night at this place. Along with wine, the chef will also offer Italian meals, like spread, chilled octopus salad, spaghetti with sardines, and bacalao crostini. In the end the guests will be delighted by amaretto biscotti.
Sons of Essex
On Christmas Eve you can enjoy the movie “A Christmas Story” and Chinese food. There will be an a la carte menu featuring shared plates, pork belly steamed buns, chilled egg noodles, entrees, grilled red snapper, and spiced duck breast.
If you like the taste of the East, this is the right spot for you. You can enjoy Thai dishes, like basil and butternut squash soup, roasted cod along with Malaysian chili sauce, and soy-cured salmon. For dessert you can have coconut and white chocolate Yule log served with peppermint ice cream.
In order to be sure that you will catch a table at one of these restaurants, you should make sure that you make reservations in time; you can expect all of them to be fully booked.