Celebrate the Holiday Season in New York City & the Hamptons
If you are looking for a special place to celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, consider joining MAMO and Michelin-starred Chef Massimo Sola for an extraordinary culinary experience. For Christmas, MAMO offers a tasting menu featuring delicacies such as Baccala al Vapore alla Napoletana (steamed cod fish with green olives, roasted bell peppers, basil and red onions) and Cappone Farcito e Ratatouille di Verdure (stuffed fattened rooster with caponata). Pair with one of MAMO’s signature cocktails or with wine from the restaurant’s extensive collection. For that special New Year’s dinner, guests can enjoy a set menu featuring Sword Fish Carpaccio, Green Apple and Champagne Risotto and homemade Panettone with Ice Cream and Marnier sauce. MAMO truly captures the Riviera’s “sense of home” with original family photos and oversized vintage movie posters. The decor also incorporates classic New York-inspired touches such as exposed brick walls.
Open on Christmas Eve: Lunch 11:30am-4:00pm, Dinner 4:00pm-10:30pm
New Year’s Eve: Lunch 12pm-2:30pm, Dinner Seating 1: 6:30pm and Seating 2: 9:30pm
323 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
For the comfort of Christmas at Grandma’s house without the hassle of cooking it yourself, visit celeb favorite Good Enough to Eat. The restaurant will be open on Christmas Day, serving up signature delicacies from a special menu at dinner as well as its regular breakfast/brunch menu until 4:00 pm.
To start, guests will have their choice between a Butternut Squash Soup or Oyster Bisque. For entrees, diners will be able to curb their yuletide cravings with their choice of Schatzie’s Free Range Herb Roasted Turkey with gravy, Fresh Baked Smoked Ham with jus or Baked Salmon with whole grain mustard sauce. Sides include Cornbread with Honey Butter, Mashed Russet Potatoes, Sweet Potato Au Gratin and Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon.
Nothing says Christmastime like a deliciously sweet dessert and guests will have their choice of Pastry Chef Michele Weber’s Red Velvet, Coconut Cake or Yule Logs. Fans such as J-Lo and Jerry Seinfeld will be happy to know Good Enough To Eat is serving its popular home-style brunch as usual, Sat-Sun 9am – 4pm, over the holidays.
Open on Christmas Day: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM; Serving from the Special Christmas Menu from 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Serving Breakfast/Brunch 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
520 Columbus Avenue (@85th St.) New York, NY
Make this Christmas and New Year’s Eve special at classically-chic Upper East Side eatery, T-Bar Steak and Lounge. The sophisticated dining room, with a soft candlelit glow, is a cozy haven that will ensure your holiday night is nothing short of exceptional. Enjoy an à la carte meal that harkens back to the good old days of white table cloths and refined service. Guest favorites include the Black Angus Steak Tartar, Crispy Long Island Duck served with Sweet Potato and Orange Glaze, and the Cavatelli “Antonucci” (Veal Ragout). To top off the meal on a sweet note, try the Banana Parfait Mille Feuilles or Warm Apple Crisp.
Open for Christmas Eve-Dinner Only: 4:00pm-7:30pm
Christmas Day -Dinner Only: 3:00pm-8:00pm
New Year’s Eve -Dinner: 5:00pm -7:00pm
New Year’s Dinner & Dance: See website for updates
1278 3rd Avenue (Btwn 73rd St & 74th) New York, NY
Known for its star-studded clientele and excellent Mediterranean food, iconic Upper East Side bistro Amaranth has lined up impressive Christmas and New Year’s Eve festivities that will spare no expense when it comes to providing guests with the very finest in dining and entertainment. On New Year’s Eve, Amaranth will host a glamorous party with a DJ, dancing, and of course, plenty of festive decorations.
Open for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day from noon – 10pm (regular a la carte menu); New Year’s Eve lunch and first dinner sitting from 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM (regular a la carte menu); New Year’s Eve special prix-fixe dinner and party from 9:00 PM. Also open on New Year’s Day 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM for brunch and dinner (regular a la carte menu).
21 E 62nd Street (Btwn 5th & Madison Aves.) New York, NY
Family-owned and world-renowned Il Gattopardo restaurant will feature traditional yet adventurous Holiday Chef’s Specials, in addition to their full a la carte menus, on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Il Gattopardo’s Christmas Specials will include “Linguine with Maine Lobster in a spicy cherry tomato sauce” and “Broiled Dover Sole, extra virgin olive oil and lemon, served with winter caponata”. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Il Gattopardo will serve such dishes as “Fried Artichoke ‘Giudea’ style and natural aged Parma prosciutto” and “Risotto with wild porcini mushrooms and robiola cheese.” Brunch will be served over both the Christmas and New Year’s weekends.
Il Gattopardo is not only known for delicious cuisine but also for great cocktails. Award-winning mixologist Renata Yamlihanova has created three new cocktails especially for the holiday season. Sweet, Hot and Spicy Santas are now available: “Sweet Santa” features peppermint, lemon and cranberry flavors, while “Hot Santa” mixes Bulleit Bourbon, Fernet Branca and Lillet, garnished with an orange peel. “Spicy Santa” features rosemary and orange peel infused gin, grapefruit juice and honey syrup.
13-15 West 54th Street New York, NY 10019
(212) 246 0412
Classic and chic Italian restaurant The Leopard at des Artistes will feature traditional yet adventurous Holiday Chef’s Specials, in addition to their full a la carte menus, on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The Leopard’s Christmas Specials will include “Risotto with lobster and sautéed artichoke” and Executive Chef Vito Gnazzo’s traditional “Oven-roasted Capretto scented with rosemary, served with peas and roasted potatoes.” On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, The Leopard will ring in the new year with delectable items such as “Organic Farro and porcini mushroom soup” and “Risotto with Prosecco, winter radicchio and stracchino cheese.” Brunch will be served over both the Christmas and New Year’s weekends.
Also on New Year’s Eve, The Leopard will feature a special late seating at 10pm; Chef Vito’s Pre-Set New Year’s Eve Menu will feature Lobster Ravioli, Sauteed Veal Medallion scented with wild fennel pollen, served with roasted fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts, and a Traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie – Italian sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils herbs. “Festive” is the key word here; the restaurant will be decorated for the occasion, there will be music, and noise-makers will be handed out for the countdown. Right before midnight, diners are also encouraged to leave their seats (and the restaurant) to walk to the corner to watch the beautiful Central Park fireworks up close!
1 West 67th St, New York, NY 10023
A neighborhood favorite since it opened in summer 2012, A. G. Kitchen offers a tantalizing blend of Latin American and American cuisine. Located on the Upper West Side, A.G. Kitchen, named for the initials of famed Food Network Personality, Cookbook Author and Chef Alex Garcia, is comfort cuisine fused with a modern twist. A.G. Kitchen is renowned for its varieties of made-to-order guacamole (Classic, Pineapple and Pomegranate, and Papaya and Mint), in addition to entrees such as the Brazilian-style Samba Chicken, Manhattan Latin burger, Surf ‘n’ Turf and Seafood Paella (lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels, chicken, chorizo with saffron rice and calamari salad), as well as the city’s most authentic tasting Cubano sandwich. Another establishment highlight is the 100-year-old mahogany bar, the perfect perch for enjoying specialty cocktails like the Mango Mayhem (Mango/Lime/Chili Pepper-infused vodka, passion fruit juice, and fresh lime) or the Cilantro Daiquiri. A sure hit for your holiday gathering. A.G. Kitchen is serving its popular brunch as usual, Saturday & Sunday 10am – 4pm, over the holidays.
Open on Christmas Eve 10:00am – 10:00pm
Open Christmas Day 10:00am – 11:00pm
Serving from the regular a la carte menu on both days and Christmas specials.
269 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023
The Southampton Inn hosts the best party in Southampton. This New Year’s Eve will be the 19th year that the Inn has put on the big event. The boutique hotel capitalizes on the Norman Rockwell-esque experience that Southampton offers during the winter. This year they have added a live band, The Hamptons Swingtet! Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with a candle light tour of the historic Rogers Mansion with the Southampton Historical Museum, which is about a 10 minute walk through the village. There, guests will have cider and cookies before strolling back to the Inn’s library for prosecco and cheese. As part of the party package, the open bar begins in the downstairs bar at 7 p.m. The evening continues with a four course dinner catered by the iconic Brent Newsom Caterer that includes multiple and vegetarian entrée options. The band, dancing, champagne toast, overnight room and New Year’s Day Breakfast are all included in the packages. Guests enjoy early check in and late check out so they can enjoy all of the events. Guests can add overnight stays before or after New Year’s for only $100 per night.
For more information about the New Year’s Eve package, please visit: www.southamptoninn.com/specials/nye2016
91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York
On New Year’s Eve, Union Cantina is throwing a New York City Style New Year’s Bash in the heart of the Hamptons featuring live music, killer cocktails, delectable cuisine and a great party scene. Long Islands favorite cover band New Life Crisis will be on hand to rock into the wee hours of the new year. Guests can chose between two different party packages;
The La Fiesta Package, features a 4 Hour Top Shelf Open Bar from 9pm-1am, Passed & Stationary Hors D’oeuvres, Midnight toast, Live Coverage of the Ball Drop from Times Square and Assorted Party Favors – or our over the top choice; The Whole Enchilada Package, which includes all of the “Fiesta Package” plus: An exemplary 4 course dinner presented by Chef Scott Kampf and his exceptional culinary team. For tickets, menu and more details please see website or call the restaurant.
Open Christmas Eve: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Open New Year’s Eve: 9:00pm – 4:00am
40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY 11968