December 24, 2018 user

Celebrate the Holidays and Toast the New Year with New Menus and Seasonal Festivities


Host Your Holiday Happenings in New York City & Southampton, NY

New York City’s resident foodies are dashing all the way to these fine dining destinations to enjoy the very best in holiday treats and feasts. These New York restaurants are dishing up the holiday spirit from Manhattan to New York’s East End. So why not embark on a journey of festive fun and holiday celebrations happening throughout December and into the 2019 New Year.

Here are the gourmet restaurants hosting the merriest holiday happenings this year:

MAMO Restaurant

MAMO Restaurant returns this holiday season, bringing the flavors and sensibilities of Italian cuisine to New York City. After an unfortunate fire closed its doors this past Summer 2018, Italian restaurateur Mike “Mamo” Mammoliti and Executive Chef Salvatore Marcello remained firm in the belief that the 323 W. Broadway location, its ambience, and the style of cuisine were a winning combination unrivaled by many.

This holiday season, flavorful Mediterranean preparations are underway including Romanesco Arrosto, Salsa Caesar E Parmigiano, a roasted half Romanesco cauliflower and served with a creamy homemade Caesar dressing. The carefully prepared Insalata Di Polpo E Ceci is a fresh blend of octopus, chickpeas, cherry tomatoes, lemon and pickled cherry peppers. The diner’s choice of Risotto or Ravioli with Al Tartufo (Fresh Truffle) is back and ready to satiate appetites.

Open Christmas Eve: Normal Business Hours | CLOSED on Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: Two Seatings at 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. | CLOSED on New Year’s Day

MAMO Restaurant, 323 West Broadway (between Grand & Canal Street), New York, NY 10013

For more information, please call (646) 964-4641 or visit

F: @MAMORestaurant | T: @MAMO_NYC | I: @ MAMO_NYC


T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar redefines the steakhouse experience with masterfully crafted New American entrees on the authentic steakhouse menu and from the raw bar. The sophisticated Upper East Side eatery offers outstanding cuisine in a sleek and comfortable setting, preferred by New York City’s power players and distinguished residents. Executive Chef Ben Zwicker prepares signature menu selections including Seared Spanish Octopus with potatoes, celery and olives for starters, a delicious entrée of Crispy Long Island Duck with orange glaze over sweet potatoes, or an aromatic Soba Noodle Salad mixing chicken, carrots plus ginger with sesame oil and miso vinaigrette. The famous Steak Bar features Filet Mignon, Aged NY Strip Steak, Aged Bone-in Ribeye Steak and Black Angus Porterhouse Steak (for two) seasoned with Kosher salt plus black pepper and served with your choice of steak sauce; bearnaise sauce or poivre sauce.

Open Christmas Eve: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Open Christmas Day: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Open New Year’s Eve: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Open New Year’s Day: 5:00p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

T-Bar Steak & Lounge, 1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

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Greenwich Steakhouse

The newly-appointed Executive Chef Oscar Reyes at Greenwich Steakhouse is crafting your seasonal favorites on the new brunch, lunch and dinner menus. Diners can enjoy the masterfully articulated flavors in each dish that are artfully plated, appealing to guests’ desires. The three-story dining experience offers those in attendance classic comfort across three distinctive floors, perfect for hosting your holiday gatherings and intimate celebrations.  Signature selections includes the 1.5 lb. Lobster Salad over arugala, onions and cherry tomatoes, Filet Mignon Chipolini for two with Chimichurri, Chicken Parmigiani, a 24 oz. Cajun Colorado Ribeye Steak or a Grilled Double Veal Chop over fresh vegetables. Customize your steak options with a choice of sauces including Oscar, Au Poivre, Green Peppercorn, Garlic Herb Butter or Chimichurri, or enhance your dish with delicious sides including the Grilled Asparagus, German Baked Potato, or Truffle Fries & Rosemary. The dining experience offers those in attendance three distinctive floors, perfect for hosting your holiday gatherings and intimate celebrations.

Greenwich Steakhouse will be open during normal business hours for the holiday season.

Greenwich Steakhouse, 62 Greenwich Avenue, New York, NY

For further information, please visit:

F: GreenwichSteakhouse | T: @GreenwichSteak | I: @GreenwichSteakhouse


La Pulperia Restaurants

La Pulperia Restaurant’s Upper East Side and Hell’s Kitchen locations host a wealth of festivities throughout the year and the party does not stop this holiday season.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Upper East Side with the award-winning Executive Chef Carlos Barroz preparing a specialty menu for the festive dinner party. Seating will be available at 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and feature a signature menu of prix fixe offerings for $89. The last seating at 10:00 p.m. will kick-off the exciting NYE celebration at $129 for guests to enjoy a four-course menu, party favors, a champagne toast at midnight, and a live DJ taking guests into the New Year.

The rustic Latin American and seafood menu with contemporary influences boast festive fare and seasonal specials that spirited residents of New York City will enjoy from now until the New Year. Chef Carlos has received an Open Table Diner’s Choice Award for his simple but refined cuisine with traditional culinary influences.

Seafood entrees include Crab Meat Black Ravioli made with handmade pasta, cherry tomatoes and saffron clam sauce. Pacu Fish Ribs are a grilled Brazilian fish ribs with orange chipotle BBQ sauce over coconut rice. La Pulperia grills to perfection a 12 oz. organic Uruguayan Hanger Steak, 8 oz. organic Uruguayan Ribeye Steak, 8 oz. Verlasso Salmon from Patagonia, Chile, and 1 ¼ lb. Maine Lobster.

Upper East Side:

Open Christmas Eve: Normal Business Hours | CLOSED on Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: Seating at 6:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. | Open New Year’s Day: 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (brunch)

Hell’s Kitchen:

Open Christmas Eve: Normal Business Hours | CLOSED on Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: Normal Business Hours | Open New Year’s Day: 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (dinner)

La Pulperia Hell’s Kitchen, 371 West 46th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

La Pulperia Upper East Side, 1626 2nd Avenue, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

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Demarchelier Restaurant

An authentic French bistro experience awaits on the Upper East Side at Demarchelier Restaurant this holiday season. Enjoy the familial spirit at the family-owned and operated restaurant which captures the true essence of gourmet French dining. Demarchelier Restaurant attracts a loyal clientele who delight in the authentic French cuisine.

Seasonal specials perfect for your holiday gatherings include Terrine de Foie Gras with Toast Points, the roasted Duck a L’Orange, a hearty Cassoulet, the classic Bouillabaisse and one of the most celebrated dishes in France, the Pot-Au-Feu. Gift yourself a sweet treat from the Dessert menu featuring Crème Brulee, Tarte Tatin with Vanilla Ice Cream or a Calvados Green Apple Sorbet.

For a French-inspired holiday, Demarchelier brings together art lovers, family and friends with original artworks by restaurant owner and founder Eric Demarchelier lining the walls. Affectionately known as an intimate gathering space, the cozy French bistro was reopened on 86th Street over 25 years ago by artist Eric, brother of famed fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier. Under the management of Emily Demarchelier, Eric’s daughter, Demarchelier Restaurant has remained New York City’s little piece of France.

Open Christmas Eve: Normal Business Hours | Open on Christmas Day: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (dinner)

Open New Year’s Eve: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. | CLOSED on New Year’s Day

Demarchelier Restaurant, 50 East 86th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit

Facebook: Demarchelier-Restaurant | Instagram: @DemarchelierRestaurant


Russian Samovar

For a Russian holiday like none other, Russian Samovar is providing authentic Russian cuisine historically favored by native New Yorkers and members of the ethnic group in the Theatre District. Party Like A Russian! at the restaurant’s New Year’s Eve celebration starting at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st, 2018. The main dining room will feature an incredible banquet for a seven-course meal, an unlimited liquor package, and live music for an evening of singing and dancing.

Russian Samovar’s seasonal menu includes the winter soup Salyanka with beef, smoked sausages, olives, pickles and onions; Vareniki are Russian dumplings served pan-fried with sour cream; and Khachapuri, a traditional Georgian three-cheese pastry. The dessert menu includes the popular Russian layered honey cake Medovik, traditional cheese cake Zapekanka, and Poached Pear served with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Throughout the holiday season, family and friends can enjoy Russian Samovar’s time-honored history and the exceptional ambiance which embodies a 19th-century feel, complete with Russian folk prints and picturesque green and red shades. If you are in the Theatre District, head to Russian Samovar to experience Russian culture, New York City history and the most lively musical and performing art shows featuring classical works, show tunes, ​lounge music, jazz, and Russian gypsy folk music.

Open Christmas Eve: Normal Business Hours | Open on Christmas Day: Normal Business Hours

Open New Year’s Eve: 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. | Open on New Year’s Day: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Party Like A Russian! NYE 2019 Celebration begins at 10:00 p.m. on Monday, December 31st, 2018.

Russian Samovar Restaurant & Piano Bar, 256 West 52nd Street (At 8th Avenue) New York, NY

For more information, please call 212-757-0168 or visit

F: RussianSamovarNY | I: Russian Samovar | T: @SamovarRussian


Holiday Getaway to Southampton, New York

 Claude’s Restaurant at the Southampton Inn

The award-winning Claude’s Restaurant, at the Southampton Inn, brings the distinguished taste of the Hamptons all holiday season and year-round for visitors to the Village of Southampton, New York. The beloved restaurant is the epitome of comfort, casual dining and entertainment, amassing several Best of the Best Awards from leading Hamptons publication Dan’s Papers for Brunch, Breakfast Spot, Continental Cuisine, Burgers and Desserts.

Takeover Claude’s Restaurant to host Holiday Luncheons, dinners or cocktails, in your own private restaurant for 20 to 100+ guests featuring delicious entrees crafted by Executive Chef James Carpenter and starting at $30 per person. The December Getaway for Two ($250) includes a guest room, three-course dinner and an award-winning breakfast the following morning, available until Friday, December 21st, 2018.

The fun and festivities roll into the New Year with Southampton Inn’s 21st New Year’s Eve Gala. The New Year’s Eve package, at $450 for two adults, includes a one-night stay, dinner, dancing, open bar and midnight Champagne toast. The gala is open to all residents and visitors for the ticket price of $125 (without a hotel reservation).

This time of year, Southampton Inn and Claude’s Restaurant provide the comforts of home for the holidays. Guests will enjoy holiday stockings stuffed with coupons and gifts from local village merchants, and a complimentary gift-wrapping room for guests after exploring the neighboring Village shops. The Library fireplace is the perfect place to cozy up to on a chilly day while enjoying a steaming mug of hot cider provided by Claude’s Restaurant.

Executive Chef James Carpenter, with the help of Sous Chef Pete Ammar, at Claude’s Restaurant serve hearty helpings of this season’s specialty entrees. The signature prix fixe menu is available all evening from Sunday through Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday Brunch features bottomless Bloody Mary’s, brunch mimosas, sangria and draft beer.

Open Christmas Eve & Christmas Day: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (breakfast)

Open New Year’s Eve: 7:00 a.m. to 7:15 p.m. | Open on New Year’s Day: Normal Business Hours

Southampton Inn’s 21st New Year’s Eve Gala on Monday, December 31st, 2018 begins at 8:00 p.m.

For the latest packages, deals and rates, please call 631-283-6500, or visit We look forward to welcoming you at the Southampton Inn!

Claude’s Restaurant, 91 Hill Street, Southampton, New York

Facebook: @SouthamptonInn | Instagram & Twitter: @Southampton_Inn


Union Cantina

This time of year, guests can find a Hamptons-style Holiday fiesta at the award-winning Mexican eatery Union Cantina, featuring live music, entertaining daily happenings and signature specials. Bringing in the 2019 New Year, Union Cantina will host a Grand Fiesta featuring a four-hour top shelf open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, a full dinner buffet plus dessert table and a live musical performance from the Bay Ridge All Stars. Guests will also enjoy an assortment of party favors while watching live coverage of the Times Square Ball Drop.

Award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf, previously featured on Food Network’s Iron Chefs of America, leads the kitchen all year-round, and will craft the contemporary holiday menu for the celebration. Incorporating the authentic flavors of traditional Mexican cuisine, hors d’oeuvres include Paella Bites with Chipotle Crema, Blackened Shrimp with habanero mango chili sauce and the popular Mini Tacos in the marinated skirt steak and grilled Mahi-Mahi varieties. The sumptuous dinner buffet includes Mexican Street Corn Pasta made with chorizo sausage, sweet corn, asparagus tips, as well as, rigatoni finished in chipotle cream and topped with cotija cheese. The famous Deconstructed Chicken Enchilada satisfies a variety of palates, made with queso blanco, asadero & mexican cheese blend, pico de gallo, avocado and roja chili sauce. The dessert table will include Union Churros, Tres Leches Cake and Apple Cinnamon Empanadas for a sweet ending to 2018. The rustic Mexican restaurant Union Cantina offers locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients served in an upscale but relaxed environment.

Open Christmas Eve: 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. | CLOSED Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Open on New Year’s Day: 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Grand Fiesta New Year’s Eve Party at Union Cantina: 9:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.

Union Cantina, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY

For reservations and more information, visit


Southampton Social Club

Heating things up in the Hamptons this holiday season, Southampton Social Club is the vibrant nightlife venue offering world-class fine dining, hip entertainment, private parties, weddings, corporate gatherings, special events and VIP occasions of all kinds. The Hamptons’ premier one-stop destination will host its 8th Annual New Year’s Bash featuring a four-hour top shelf open bar, hors d’oeuvres, assorted party favors and a Champagne Toast at Midnight (Silver Package). DJ Loki will deliver an exhilarating soundtrack all night long as Southampton Social Club broadcasts live coverage of the Ball Drop from Times Square.

Ticket packages also include premium levels such as the Gold Package which adds an exquisite four-course dinner presented by the award-winning Executive Chef Scott Kampf. The Platinum Package includes both the Silver and Gold Packages, as well as a VIP table with one bottle of liquor or champagne included.

The New Year’s Eve dinner menu for Gold & Platinum packages include Lollipop Lamb Chops, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna and Pistachio Crusted Tofu. Signature entrees include Diver Scallops with pancetta, corn, scallions and shiitake mushrooms potato hash, with a tomato brown butter sauce. The Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli is a seasonal favorite with sage brown butter and shaved reggiano. Indulge in Funnel Fries, White Chocolate Mousse or Berries & Cream from the tantalizing dessert menu.

Southampton Social Club is CLOSED except for private events and the 8th Annual New Year’s Bash.

7:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Southampton Social Club, 256 Elm St, Southampton, NY

For reservations and more information, visit or call 631-287-1400.



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