Christmas dinner doesn’t need to be a roast turkey that you slave over for four hours. If you decided to stay in the city for the holiday, and you don’t feel like cooking, here are five NYC restaurants open Christmas Day:
Bubby is yiddish for “grandma,” so naturally, Bubby’s is the perfect place to go for comfort food. They’re most famous for their brunch, but they serve meals all day long. Be sure to finish your Christmas dinner with a piece of their famous pie.
2. Mile End Delicatessen
This famous deli is located in Brooklyn and Manhattan. On Christmas Day, they’ll be serving a feast with traditional Jewish and Chinese food, for $65 per person.
3. 15 East
If you’re craving sushi on Christmas, head over 15 East. It’s on the pricey side, but the fish is fresh and all the dishes are incredibly delicious. Treat yo’self.
4. ABC Kitchen
The head chef describes it as his “hippie restaurant.” The ingredients are sourced locally and even the decor all came from local artisans. The menu features pasta, protein, and whatever produce is in season.
5. Red Rooster
This Harlem restaurant serves global soul food, a mix of southern-fried, East African, Scandinavian, and French. Take a taste-bud adventure on Christmas and try the duck liver pudding.
Cover photo credit: Yelp/Red Rooster