The James Beard–nominated Joseph “JJ” Johnson (the Cecil, Minton’s) headed just south of Harlem for his first solo venture, which takes its inspiration from the pan-African dishes of his childhood. For Christmas brunch (served until 2pm), look out for king crab benedict, fig french toast with thai basil syrup and fried chicken with biscuits.
Christmas in New York comes with plenty of traditions, from checking out Christmas window displays to taking in one of theater’s best Christmas shows to sitting down with your loved ones for Christmas brunch at a top-notch restaurant. Cheers the season with Bloody Marys and tuck into holiday prix fixes and a la carte menus that will leave your belly warm until the tree comes down.
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