10 Best Restaurants to Book for Christmas Eve Dinner
Walking around Lower Manhattan these past few nights, it is clear that something is in the air. Literally. Take a deep breath in and find your lungs greeted by wave of pine from the tightly wrapped trees that now seem to line every street corner.
By next week, it will be impossible to dodge the holiday reminders. Don't worry, you still 24 days left to shop. But you don't have as many left to make dinner reservations for Christmas Eve. Most places will begin taking reservations this Saturday, December 1, so check out our list and plan accordingly.
Ai Fiori - Michael White's grand palace of pasta will offer a $96 tasting menu featuring signature dishes and a few holiday specials. Reservations are available from 3 p.m. - 9 p.m. 400 5th Avenue. (212) 613-8660>.
Back Forty West- Occupying a cozy corner in Soho, Peter Hoffman's restaurant gives off the vibe of an elegant farm. They'll be open for dinner on Christmas Eve and have discussed, but not yet confirmed, plans for a special smoked meats menu. 70 Prince Street. (212) 219-8570.
Big Daddy's - If all you want for Christmas is a burger, head to any of the ever-so-slightly upscale locations of this classic American diner. The restaurant will be offering their comfort food classics on Christmas day, as well. Multiple locations. bigdaddysnyc.com.