Where to eat on Christmas Day



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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.

Jean Georges
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.

212 Restaurant
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.

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