In almost every culture, food is what brings friends and families together, but sometimes the stress of preparing a holiday feast is not worth your time or anxiety. Maybe your annual traditions need a little shaking up; or maybe your family tradition is to dine at a new restaurant each year.
I have listed below the top three fine establishments that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so find a good excuse, whatever it may be, to check out one of these hot spots this year. You will revel at the beautiful ambiance and drool worthy food that each of these eateries provide- all you have to do is bring along good company!
Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina
75 9th Ave., nr. 15th St., in Chelsea Market; 212-370-0975
298 Bedford Ave., nr. Grand St.; 347-335-0446
61 Columbus Ave. at 62nd St.; 212-977-7700
9 E. 18th St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-533-3350
1063 First Ave. at 58th St.; 212-753-7407