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Where to Eat on Christmas Day in NYC

From seasonal prix fixe menus to outdoor screenings of Hayao Miyazaki films, here’s where to eat on Christmas in New York City

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If you haven’t decked out your home with a tree, wreaths, and lights, chances are ordering takeout or delivery from a city restaurant might feel more celebratory. Though the majority of places are closed for Christmas Day, a surprising number stay open, and many add special dishes, prix fixe options, and, of course, spirited decorations.

Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2017.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Red Rooster

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310 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027
(212) 792-9001
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This acclaimed American comfort food spot from chef Marcus Samuelsson is offering limited outdoor seating on Christmas. Takeout and reservations are available via the restaurant’s website.

2. The Consulate

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519 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024
(646) 781-9288
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This Upper West Side restaurant decorated with trees and ornaments plans to be open for outdoor dining on Christmas Day. Details about the Consulate’s holiday menu are still forthcoming, but last year’s spread included balsamic-glazed roast quail and a pistachio-crusted rack of lamb.

3. Jing Fong

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380 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024
(646) 678-5511
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The dim sum at the Upper West Side location of Jing Fong is just as good as at the original. On Christmas, restaurant favorites like chicken feet and rice noodles are available for takeout during normal business hours.

An aerial photograph of two wooden steamer baskets filled with dim sum dishes Nick Solares/Eater

4. Kissaki Sushi

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286 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023
(212) 577-1151
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The Upper West Side location of sushi newcomer Kissaki is open on Christmas Day. Hand rolls, donburi rice bowls, and several omakase sets from chef Mark Garcia are available for delivery and dine-in service. The sushi restaurant’s original location, at 319 Bowery Street, near East 2nd Street, is also open.

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5. Amali

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115 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022
(212) 339-8363
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The restaurant is offering a Christmas dinner to-go package for $115 per person. The mezze includes winter chicories and burrata with grilled bread, the pasta course includes both tortellini in brodo and tagliatelle bolognese, a choice of protein of either pig porchetta or grilled branzino for an additional $15 per person. Sides include crispy fingerling potatoes and broccoli with breadcrumbs and salmoriglion sauce. All packages are available for pickup and delivery Christmas Eve and Day. Delivery is an additional charge of $60.

6. Il Gattopardo

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13-15 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019
(212) 246-0412
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Longtime Midtown Italian haunt Il Gattopardo will serve a host of a la carte seafood specials in recognition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, in addition to its Christmas a la carte menu. Among the highlights: mussel and Sardinian fregola soup; lobster ravioli in red sauce; and langostino and asparagus risotto. Dessert brings sponge cake filled with chestnuts and chocolate mousse. A heated outdoor dining space is available for on-premises dining, while the restaurant plans to release its Christmas specials shortly.

7. Haidilao Hotpot

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138-23 39th Ave
Queens, NY 11354
(917) 231-8888
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Flushing hot pot legend Hai Di Lao will serve its fiery beef tallow broths, flaky fish filets, and cuts of marbled beef for takeout and delivery on Christmas. Those looking to dine outdoors can join a waitlist by scanning a QR code at the restaurant. No reservations.

A stuffed tomato character with a red hat sits opposite me at a booth, with a hot pot meal spread before us Robert Sietsema/Eater

8. GAI Chicken & Rice

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158 East 45th Street Between Lexington and, 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

Chat Suansilphong, the acclaimed chef and co-owner behind Noho Thai restaurant Fish Cheeks, opened this casual, fried chicken-focused spot in April 2019. In addition to spicy, crispy yardbird, the restaurant is offering its full menu of kimchi fries, sticky wings, and rice bowls on Christmas.

Sliced pieces of fried chicken appear over rice, next to cucumber, greens, and a side of red chili sauce Pichan Kietsrichart/Gai Chicken and Rice [Official]

9. Hortus NYC

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271 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016
(646) 858-3784
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Complimentary Champagne and Christmas decorations will make this pan-Asian restaurant’s Christmas extra festive. Alongside an a la carte menu, there’s an NY Waygu Strip with lobster mac and cheese, caviar, foie gras and wild mushroom ragu. It’s all the work of chef Youjin Jung, who previously served as sous chef at Boulud Sud. Outdoor dining is available in the restaurant’s newly constructed terrace, which is outfitted with Christmas lights and space heaters. Those looking to place an order for takeout or delivery should email the restaurant at order@hortusnyc.com before December 23.

10. Cosme

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35 E 21st St
New York, NY 10010
(212) 913-9659
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Enrique Olvera’s upscale Mexican stunner Cosme will offer a box of Christmas desserts for pick-up from the restaurant on December 23 and 24. Details and prices are still forthcoming, but consider the box a must-have if the dishes are anything like the restaurant’s coveted corn husk meringue.

11. 15 East at Tocqueville

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1 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-1515
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15 East at Tocqueville, which recently combined its newly renovated French-American restaurant with its Japanese counterpart next door, is decked out with wreaths and garlands for a low-light, clubby vibe. Selections from its three-course holiday meal include honeynut squash soup, a steamed Hudson Valley foie gras custard, and Moroccan-spiced braised lamb shank ($145 per person). Festive desserts include a Christmas parfait paired with rum granita and a Tuscan bittersweet chocolate molten cake with burned orange caramel sauce. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for outdoor dining on December 24 and 25.

A dark brown stoneware pot filled with custard and garnishes and set on a white square plate with a wooden spoon set next to the pot
The Hudson Valley foie gras custard
15 East at Tocqueville [Official]

12. Bao Tea House

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140 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012
(646) 833-7870
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Steamed and baked bao are available on Christmas from cult-favorite bun shop Bao Tea House. The restaurant offers more than a dozen types of bao for takeout and delivery, including those stuffed with fried chicken, barbecue pork, and sweet housemade custard.

13. MáLà Project

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122 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009
(212) 353-8880
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Amelie Kang’s always-packed Sichuan restaurant MáLà Project is serving its regular menu for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on Christmas. Enjoy fiery build-your-own dry pot from the restaurant’s original location in the East Village, or from its Midtown offshoot at 41 West 46th St, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Outdoor dining reservations for both locations are available through Resy.

An ovehead photograph of several dishes, including spinach, pickled onion, and bowls of meat in dark red broth Nick Solares/Eater

14. Pinch Chinese

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177 Prince St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 328-7880
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The three-course holiday meal at this Soho Chinese spot includes soup dumplings, salt and pepper calamari, Peking duck, and cumin lamb chops. Paired with non-alcoholic drinks, the prix fixe is $88. Drink pairings starting at $25, though the standout wine list here is well worth that price differential. The restaurant is taking reservations for outdoor dining on Christmas Day.

15. Houseman

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508 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 641-0654
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In lieu of Christmas Day service, neighborhood favorite Houseman is offering two takeout specials for dining at home. One, dubbed a “holiday party to go,” includes enough candied nuts, deviled eggs, and Swedish meatballs for two or four. A second seven-course dinner, available for pickup from the restaurant on December 23, includes the choice of braised short ribs or glazed ham.

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16. Fish Cheeks

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55 Bond St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 677-2223
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Acclaimed Thai Noho restaurant Fish Cheeks is serving up its a la carte menu full of flavorful seafood fare on Christmas Day. Popular dishes here include coconut crab curry; fried chicken wings with chile, lime, and mint; and curried branzino wrapped in banana leaf. For groups, consider the chef’s menu, which offers a wider range of dishes from the kitchen.

A spread of Thai dishes from Fish Cheeks Fish Cheeks [Official Photo]

17. Katz's Delicatessen

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205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002
(212) 254-2246
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For the first time in its 132-year history, legendary Jewish delicatessen Katz’s is offering its full menu for takeout and delivery on Christmas. Stacked-high pastrami sandwiches and bowls of matzo ball soup are on deck this year, but those looking for a more elaborate dinner might consider one of the deli’s three-course meals for four ($125).

Half of a pastrami sandwich on a plate at Katz’s Delicatessen Nick Solares/Eater

18. Agora Taverna

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70-09 Austin St
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 793-7300
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This Forest Hills restaurant is one of the few Greek places to stay open on Christmas. It will serve its regular a la carte menu of classics, including lamb chops, an array of whole Mediterranean fish, tiger prawns, octopus, and spinach pie. There’s a heated outdoor seating area for dining at the restaurant, as well as a holiday takeout menu that includes chicken skewers, Greek meatballs, and moussaka.

19. Bubby's

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120 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-0666
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The Tribeca outpost of popular neighborhood restaurant Bubby’s is open for brunch on Christmas. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., customers can enjoy the restaurant’s full brunch menu for takeout, delivery, and heated outdoor dining, alongside seasonal drinks like hot chocolate and cider. 

A tray of just-glazed doughnuts rests on a kitchen countertop. A half-dozen of the baked goods appear with white and chocolate forsting. Bubby’s [Official]

20. Frenchette

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241 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013
(212) 334-3883
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For a luxe, multi-course Christmas dinner at home, consider Tribeca’s beloved Frenchette. The popular restaurant is offering several three-course dinners that include goose, pork, and capon, available for pick-up between December 22 and 24 ($625). Each order includes a two-pound lobster and a Bûche de Noël, while cookie tins and a selection of baked goods are available from the recently opened Frenchette Bakery.

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21. Sami & Susu

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247 Broome St
New York, NY 10002
(718) 302-9023
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Jewish-Sephardic newcomer Sami & Susu is offering four Christmas dinners this year — starting at $85 and portioned for anywhere from two to eight people — available for takeout and delivery from the restaurant. Those looking to dine-in for the holidays can enjoy the restaurant’s full menu from its heated outdoor seating area.

An overhead photograph of a rolled pastry topped with sesame seeds and sitting on top of a brown paper to-go bag Briana Balducci/Sami and Susu

22. Chinese Tuxedo

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5 Doyers St
New York, NY 10013
(646) 895-9301
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This buzzy modern spot in Chinatown will lay out a festive banquet featuring such offerings as hamachi with ponzu brown butter and black bean; sweet potato curry spring roll; shiitake and shepherd’s purse dumplings; and spiced pumpkin sundae. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for this $88 per person banquet.

Large, leafy plants surround the outer rim of Chinese Tuxedo’s dimly lit dining room Daniel Krieger/Eater

23. Dim Sum Go Go

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5 E Broadway
New York, NY 10038
(212) 732-0797
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All-day dim sum spot Dim Sum Go Go is accepting orders for the holidays through December 26. The takeout dinners at this East Broadway restaurant are portioned for four, with roast duck dumplings, shrimp and pork siu mai, Peking duck, and steamed buns on the menu ($135). A vegetarian version of the dinner includes mapo tofu and crispy pan-fried noodles ($120). Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. a day in advance, with pick-up available at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

24. Brooklyn Chop House

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150 Nassau St
New York, NY 10038
(212) 619-1200
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Asian steakhouse Brooklyn Chophouse serves classic steaks alongside dumplings and sushi. The Financial District establishment will be serving its everyday menu — which also includes slow roasted peking duck and Alaskan king crab legs — on Christmas Day. Reservations are recommended for the spacious, heated outdoor seating.

A large sliced steak placed in the middle of a white tablecloth setting Brooklyn Chop House [Official]

25. La Vigna

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100-11 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375
(718) 268-4264
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Giussepe Vitale, a veteran of Lidia Bastianich’s kitchen, opened his own place on bustling Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills with exposed brick and walls the color of sunshine. On Christmas, he will have an abridged version of his a la carte menu, but favorites like risotto with mango and pancetta, as well as veal chop with walnuts, grapes, and balsamic reduction will be included. The restaurant will serve a mix of things from its regular menu along with a list of specials on Christmas Day.

La Vigna La Vigna [Official Photo]

26. Lighthouse

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145 Borinquen Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(347) 789-7742
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For a relaxed, low-key celebration, this neighborhood spot with Shaker-influenced furnishings is offering the regular menu with its focus on locally sourced ingredients. Dishes include a roasted half chicken with Israeli couscous and salsa verde; tagliatelle with mushroom, leeks, and pecorino; and caramel pie with vanilla yogurt. Pair them with something from the selection of biodynamic and natural wines.

27. Shalom Japan

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310 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 388-4012
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Shalom Japan’s annual Christmas day screening of a Hayao Miyazaki film will continue this year, albeit from under a heated outdoor seating area. This Japanese-Jewish hybrid in Williamsburg from chefs Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi will offer a slightly smaller, yet to be announced prix fixe menu this year.

28. LaoJie

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811 53rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11220
(718) 431-0026
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Buzzy Sunset Park hotpot spot LaoJie is open from 12 to 10 p.m. every day, including Christmas. Dumplings, barbecue skewers, and an unbeatable $21.95 endless hotpot are all available for takeout and outdoor dining at the restaurant.

29. Bar Marseille

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190 Beach 69th St
Queens, NY 11692
(718) 513-2474
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Leg of lamb and duck confit are on the holiday menu at the recently opened Bar Marseille in the Rockaways. The restaurant’s takeout menu, available for pickup and delivery on December 24, includes sides like rosemary roasted potatoes, butternut squash, and baguette with goat cheese. (Christmas day pick-up is available for an additional charge.) 

Inside a restaurant with stools set up against a white bar counter space Bar Marseille [Official]

1. Red Rooster

310 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10027

This acclaimed American comfort food spot from chef Marcus Samuelsson is offering limited outdoor seating on Christmas. Takeout and reservations are available via the restaurant’s website.

310 Malcolm X Blvd
New York, NY 10027

2. The Consulate

519 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10024

This Upper West Side restaurant decorated with trees and ornaments plans to be open for outdoor dining on Christmas Day. Details about the Consulate’s holiday menu are still forthcoming, but last year’s spread included balsamic-glazed roast quail and a pistachio-crusted rack of lamb.

519 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10024

3. Jing Fong

380 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024
An aerial photograph of two wooden steamer baskets filled with dim sum dishes Nick Solares/Eater

The dim sum at the Upper West Side location of Jing Fong is just as good as at the original. On Christmas, restaurant favorites like chicken feet and rice noodles are available for takeout during normal business hours.

380 Amsterdam Ave
New York, NY 10024

4. Kissaki Sushi

286 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
A brown bowl that holds a brown soup-like dish with some chopped greens on top. A wooden spoon is adjacent to the bowl Signe Birck

The Upper West Side location of sushi newcomer Kissaki is open on Christmas Day. Hand rolls, donburi rice bowls, and several omakase sets from chef Mark Garcia are available for delivery and dine-in service. The sushi restaurant’s original location, at 319 Bowery Street, near East 2nd Street, is also open.

286 Columbus Ave
New York, NY 10023

5. Amali

115 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

The restaurant is offering a Christmas dinner to-go package for $115 per person. The mezze includes winter chicories and burrata with grilled bread, the pasta course includes both tortellini in brodo and tagliatelle bolognese, a choice of protein of either pig porchetta or grilled branzino for an additional $15 per person. Sides include crispy fingerling potatoes and broccoli with breadcrumbs and salmoriglion sauce. All packages are available for pickup and delivery Christmas Eve and Day. Delivery is an additional charge of $60.

115 E 60th St
New York, NY 10022

6. Il Gattopardo

13-15 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019

Longtime Midtown Italian haunt Il Gattopardo will serve a host of a la carte seafood specials in recognition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, in addition to its Christmas a la carte menu. Among the highlights: mussel and Sardinian fregola soup; lobster ravioli in red sauce; and langostino and asparagus risotto. Dessert brings sponge cake filled with chestnuts and chocolate mousse. A heated outdoor dining space is available for on-premises dining, while the restaurant plans to release its Christmas specials shortly.

13-15 W 54th St
New York, NY 10019

7. Haidilao Hotpot

138-23 39th Ave, Queens, NY 11354
A stuffed tomato character with a red hat sits opposite me at a booth, with a hot pot meal spread before us Robert Sietsema/Eater

Flushing hot pot legend Hai Di Lao will serve its fiery beef tallow broths, flaky fish filets, and cuts of marbled beef for takeout and delivery on Christmas. Those looking to dine outdoors can join a waitlist by scanning a QR code at the restaurant. No reservations.

138-23 39th Ave
Queens, NY 11354

8. GAI Chicken & Rice

158 East 45th Street Between Lexington and, 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
Sliced pieces of fried chicken appear over rice, next to cucumber, greens, and a side of red chili sauce Pichan Kietsrichart/Gai Chicken and Rice [Official]

Chat Suansilphong, the acclaimed chef and co-owner behind Noho Thai restaurant Fish Cheeks, opened this casual, fried chicken-focused spot in April 2019. In addition to spicy, crispy yardbird, the restaurant is offering its full menu of kimchi fries, sticky wings, and rice bowls on Christmas.

158 East 45th Street Between Lexington and, 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017

9. Hortus NYC

271 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

Complimentary Champagne and Christmas decorations will make this pan-Asian restaurant’s Christmas extra festive. Alongside an a la carte menu, there’s an NY Waygu Strip with lobster mac and cheese, caviar, foie gras and wild mushroom ragu. It’s all the work of chef Youjin Jung, who previously served as sous chef at Boulud Sud. Outdoor dining is available in the restaurant’s newly constructed terrace, which is outfitted with Christmas lights and space heaters. Those looking to place an order for takeout or delivery should email the restaurant at order@hortusnyc.com before December 23.

271 5th Ave
New York, NY 10016

10. Cosme

35 E 21st St, New York, NY 10010
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Enrique Olvera’s upscale Mexican stunner Cosme will offer a box of Christmas desserts for pick-up from the restaurant on December 23 and 24. Details and prices are still forthcoming, but consider the box a must-have if the dishes are anything like the restaurant’s coveted corn husk meringue.

35 E 21st St
New York, NY 10010

11. 15 East at Tocqueville

1 E 15th St, New York, NY 10003
A dark brown stoneware pot filled with custard and garnishes and set on a white square plate with a wooden spoon set next to the pot
The Hudson Valley foie gras custard
15 East at Tocqueville [Official]

15 East at Tocqueville, which recently combined its newly renovated French-American restaurant with its Japanese counterpart next door, is decked out with wreaths and garlands for a low-light, clubby vibe. Selections from its three-course holiday meal include honeynut squash soup, a steamed Hudson Valley foie gras custard, and Moroccan-spiced braised lamb shank ($145 per person). Festive desserts include a Christmas parfait paired with rum granita and a Tuscan bittersweet chocolate molten cake with burned orange caramel sauce. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for outdoor dining on December 24 and 25.

1 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003

12. Bao Tea House

140 West 4th Street, New York, NY 10012

Steamed and baked bao are available on Christmas from cult-favorite bun shop Bao Tea House. The restaurant offers more than a dozen types of bao for takeout and delivery, including those stuffed with fried chicken, barbecue pork, and sweet housemade custard.

140 West 4th Street
New York, NY 10012

13. MáLà Project

122 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10009
An ovehead photograph of several dishes, including spinach, pickled onion, and bowls of meat in dark red broth Nick Solares/Eater

Amelie Kang’s always-packed Sichuan restaurant MáLà Project is serving its regular menu for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on Christmas. Enjoy fiery build-your-own dry pot from the restaurant’s original location in the East Village, or from its Midtown offshoot at 41 West 46th St, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Outdoor dining reservations for both locations are available through Resy.

122 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10009

14. Pinch Chinese

177 Prince St, New York, NY 10012

The three-course holiday meal at this Soho Chinese spot includes soup dumplings, salt and pepper calamari, Peking duck, and cumin lamb chops. Paired with non-alcoholic drinks, the prix fixe is $88. Drink pairings starting at $25, though the standout wine list here is well worth that price differential. The restaurant is taking reservations for outdoor dining on Christmas Day.

177 Prince St
New York, NY 10012

15. Houseman

508 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
A grey awning stretches out over a New York City sidewalk, with the word “Houseman” in white Nick Solares/Eater

In lieu of Christmas Day service, neighborhood favorite Houseman is offering two takeout specials for dining at home. One, dubbed a “holiday party to go,” includes enough candied nuts, deviled eggs, and Swedish meatballs for two or four. A second seven-course dinner, available for pickup from the restaurant on December 23, includes the choice of braised short ribs or glazed ham.

508 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013

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16. Fish Cheeks

55 Bond St, New York, NY 10012
A spread of Thai dishes from Fish Cheeks Fish Cheeks [Official Photo]

Acclaimed Thai Noho restaurant Fish Cheeks is serving up its a la carte menu full of flavorful seafood fare on Christmas Day. Popular dishes here include coconut crab curry; fried chicken wings with chile, lime, and mint; and curried branzino wrapped in banana leaf. For groups, consider the chef’s menu, which offers a wider range of dishes from the kitchen.

55 Bond St
New York, NY 10012

17. Katz's Delicatessen

205 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002
Half of a pastrami sandwich on a plate at Katz’s Delicatessen Nick Solares/Eater

For the first time in its 132-year history, legendary Jewish delicatessen Katz’s is offering its full menu for takeout and delivery on Christmas. Stacked-high pastrami sandwiches and bowls of matzo ball soup are on deck this year, but those looking for a more elaborate dinner might consider one of the deli’s three-course meals for four ($125).

205 E Houston St
New York, NY 10002

18. Agora Taverna

70-09 Austin St, Forest Hills, NY 11375

This Forest Hills restaurant is one of the few Greek places to stay open on Christmas. It will serve its regular a la carte menu of classics, including lamb chops, an array of whole Mediterranean fish, tiger prawns, octopus, and spinach pie. There’s a heated outdoor seating area for dining at the restaurant, as well as a holiday takeout menu that includes chicken skewers, Greek meatballs, and moussaka.

70-09 Austin St
Forest Hills, NY 11375

19. Bubby's

120 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013
A tray of just-glazed doughnuts rests on a kitchen countertop. A half-dozen of the baked goods appear with white and chocolate forsting. Bubby’s [Official]

The Tribeca outpost of popular neighborhood restaurant Bubby’s is open for brunch on Christmas. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., customers can enjoy the restaurant’s full brunch menu for takeout, delivery, and heated outdoor dining, alongside seasonal drinks like hot chocolate and cider. 

120 Hudson St
New York, NY 10013

20. Frenchette

241 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Read Review |
Frenchette Alex Staniloff/Eater

For a luxe, multi-course Christmas dinner at home, consider Tribeca’s beloved Frenchette. The popular restaurant is offering several three-course dinners that include goose, pork, and capon, available for pick-up between December 22 and 24 ($625). Each order includes a two-pound lobster and a Bûche de Noël, while cookie tins and a selection of baked goods are available from the recently opened Frenchette Bakery.

241 W Broadway
New York, NY 10013

21. Sami & Susu

247 Broome St, New York, NY 10002
An overhead photograph of a rolled pastry topped with sesame seeds and sitting on top of a brown paper to-go bag Briana Balducci/Sami and Susu

Jewish-Sephardic newcomer Sami & Susu is offering four Christmas dinners this year — starting at $85 and portioned for anywhere from two to eight people — available for takeout and delivery from the restaurant. Those looking to dine-in for the holidays can enjoy the restaurant’s full menu from its heated outdoor seating area.

247 Broome St
New York, NY 10002

22. Chinese Tuxedo

5 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013
Large, leafy plants surround the outer rim of Chinese Tuxedo’s dimly lit dining room Daniel Krieger/Eater

This buzzy modern spot in Chinatown will lay out a festive banquet featuring such offerings as hamachi with ponzu brown butter and black bean; sweet potato curry spring roll; shiitake and shepherd’s purse dumplings; and spiced pumpkin sundae. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for this $88 per person banquet.

5 Doyers St
New York, NY 10013

23. Dim Sum Go Go

5 E Broadway, New York, NY 10038

All-day dim sum spot Dim Sum Go Go is accepting orders for the holidays through December 26. The takeout dinners at this East Broadway restaurant are portioned for four, with roast duck dumplings, shrimp and pork siu mai, Peking duck, and steamed buns on the menu ($135). A vegetarian version of the dinner includes mapo tofu and crispy pan-fried noodles ($120). Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. a day in advance, with pick-up available at 12 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 5:30 p.m.

5 E Broadway
New York, NY 10038

24. Brooklyn Chop House

150 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038
A large sliced steak placed in the middle of a white tablecloth setting Brooklyn Chop House [Official]

Asian steakhouse Brooklyn Chophouse serves classic steaks alongside dumplings and sushi. The Financial District establishment will be serving its everyday menu — which also includes slow roasted peking duck and Alaskan king crab legs — on Christmas Day. Reservations are recommended for the spacious, heated outdoor seating.

150 Nassau St
New York, NY 10038

25. La Vigna

100-11 Metropolitan Ave, Forest Hills, NY 11375
La Vigna La Vigna [Official Photo]

Giussepe Vitale, a veteran of Lidia Bastianich’s kitchen, opened his own place on bustling Metropolitan Avenue in Forest Hills with exposed brick and walls the color of sunshine. On Christmas, he will have an abridged version of his a la carte menu, but favorites like risotto with mango and pancetta, as well as veal chop with walnuts, grapes, and balsamic reduction will be included. The restaurant will serve a mix of things from its regular menu along with a list of specials on Christmas Day.

100-11 Metropolitan Ave
Forest Hills, NY 11375

26. Lighthouse

145 Borinquen Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11211

For a relaxed, low-key celebration, this neighborhood spot with Shaker-influenced furnishings is offering the regular menu with its focus on locally sourced ingredients. Dishes include a roasted half chicken with Israeli couscous and salsa verde; tagliatelle with mushroom, leeks, and pecorino; and caramel pie with vanilla yogurt. Pair them with something from the selection of biodynamic and natural wines.

145 Borinquen Pl
Brooklyn, NY 11211

27. Shalom Japan

310 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Shalom Japan’s annual Christmas day screening of a Hayao Miyazaki film will continue this year, albeit from under a heated outdoor seating area. This Japanese-Jewish hybrid in Williamsburg from chefs Aaron Israel and Sawako Okochi will offer a slightly smaller, yet to be announced prix fixe menu this year.

310 S 4th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

28. LaoJie

811 53rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11220

Buzzy Sunset Park hotpot spot LaoJie is open from 12 to 10 p.m. every day, including Christmas. Dumplings, barbecue skewers, and an unbeatable $21.95 endless hotpot are all available for takeout and outdoor dining at the restaurant.

811 53rd St
Brooklyn, NY 11220

29. Bar Marseille

190 Beach 69th St, Queens, NY 11692
Inside a restaurant with stools set up against a white bar counter space Bar Marseille [Official]

Leg of lamb and duck confit are on the holiday menu at the recently opened Bar Marseille in the Rockaways. The restaurant’s takeout menu, available for pickup and delivery on December 24, includes sides like rosemary roasted potatoes, butternut squash, and baguette with goat cheese. (Christmas day pick-up is available for an additional charge.) 

190 Beach 69th St
Queens, NY 11692

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