Where to eat on Christmas Day
Mon Dec 21 2009
BLT Fish, Prime, Steak and Market
French chef Laurent Tourondel seizes on an Italian tradition—a Christmas Eve fish dinner, including items like Nantucket Bay scallops with a caramelized apple terrine and seared foie gras ($22)—at his Flatiron seafood eatery BLT Fish. Other restaurants in the BLT empire will be featuring specials and prix-fixes throughout the holiday season—including a blowout $155 New Year’s Eve dinner at BLT Market. Multiple prices and locations. Visit bltrestaurants.com for full details.
Chinese food and a movie
Get the most out of the classic Jewish Christmas-day combo at 92YTribeca. Catch Mel Brooks movies Spaceballs and Blazing Saddles while abusing the open bar and gorging on a Chinese feast from kosher eatery Golan Heights. 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson St between Canal and Desbrosses Sts (212-601-1000). 2pm; $25, at the door $30.
Put a little class in your Christmas Day celebration at Jean Georges. The restaurant will be serving its $98 prix-fixe dinner menu (including dishes like roasted sweetbreads with fragrant pickled peach, wild arugula and pink peppercorn) all day, as well as a special tasting menu ($148) featuring six holiday-inspired dishes and desserts. Reservations are required. Trump International Hotel & Tower, 1 Central Park West at Columbus Circle (212-299-3900). Noon--midnight.
Classics reign at Michael Ferraro’s Nolita shrine to comfort food. Special seasonal menu items will be available la carte, including grilled quail with chesnuts and sweet potato risotto ($28). 54 Prince St at Lafayette St (212-226-0211). 7:30am--11pm.
Have an Upper East Side holiday at 212 Restaurant, where a $45 prix fixe (available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day) includes three courses with choices like a foie gras terrine with fig preserves and free-range turkey with fingerling potatoes and mixed mushrooms. 133 E 65th St between Park and Lexington Aves (212-249-6565). 5pm--1am.