December 17, 2018 In the News
Where to Enjoy a Fine Christmas Dinner in NoMad

For many people, Christmas dinner is the culmination of the holiday season—but after a hectic Thanksgiving barely a month ago, who really wants to cook? Fortunately, there are excellent places that are willing to do the cooking for you—and many are preparing special holiday menus. If you and your loved ones are looking for a holiday meal in the NoMad neighborhood on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, here are a few places to check out. (Word to the wise—if you like what you see, make reservations now, as these places tend to fill up fast.)

 

The Breslin

Located in the historic boutique Ace Hotel, this upscale bar and dining room is offering a special Christmas Day fixed menu at $95 per person (with an additional $55 option for a wine pairing). Start with a salt cod brandade and chicory and gorgonzola salad, followed by your choice of smoked duck breast and confit leg or porchetta for dinner, and one of two holiday-themed desserts.  The Breslin will also be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and serving its regular menu. For reservations, call the restaurant or email them by clicking here.

The Breslin
16 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 679-1939

www.thebreslin.com

Hours:
Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Christmas Day: 12 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

 

La Pecora Bianca

Growing in popularity as a NoMad standard, this establishment has crafted a delicious menu inspired by Old Country Italian roots while sourcing from local vendors whenever possible. La Pecora Bianca will be offering a special three-course prix fixe menu on Christmas Eve with a wide range of entrée choices that include swordfish, roasted chicken, and house-made pasta dishes. The cost is $65 per person – reservations can be made on its website.

La Pecora Bianca
1133 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
(212) 498-9696

www.lapecorabianca.com

Hours:
Christmas Eve: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.

 

BLACKBARN

Known for its farm-to-table menu in an upscale-rustic setting, BLACKBARN will be offering a special Christmas Eve menu with the diner’s choice of a la carte items, or the option to enjoy the traditional Italian “Feast of Seven Fishes” prepared by Executive Chef Matteo Bergamini for $85 per person. For reservations to eat at this welcoming restaurant with a warm, ski lodge-like ambience, click here. It’s perfect for Christmas Eve.

BLACKBARN NoMad
16 West 29th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 679-1939

www.blackbarnrestaurant.com

Hours:
Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 

Henry at Life Hotel

Celebrate Christmas Eve pan-African style at Henry in NoMad. In addition to their standard menu, Chef JJ Johnson has created an innovative Christmas Eve meal special consisting of rice salad, whole-roasted pork shank and pan dulce for dessert. Christmas Eve dinner will be served until 9 p.m. Henry will also be open for brunch and dinner on Christmas Day. Book reservations on the restaurant’s website.

Henry at Life Hotel
19 West 31st Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 615-9910

www.henrynomad.com

Hours:
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:  7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

 

Quality Eats NoMad

This modern spin on the steakhouse will be stirring things up even more on Christmas Day with a specially-designed “Chinese Xmas” menu, which will be served Family Style from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. The menu includes dim sum appetizers, cold peanut butter noodles, General Tso’s octopus, and your choice of lemon pepper chicken or beef short rib car siu as an entrée. It’s Christmas dinner like you never had it before, all for $48 per person. Make reservations on their website.

Quality Eats NoMad
3 East 28th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 257-8882

www.qualityeats.com

Hours:
Christmas Day: 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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