NYC's Best Restaurants Open On Christmas 2016

Skip the Chinese takeout or preparing your own Feast of the Seven Fishes

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The tree is trimmed, your stockings are stuffed and all the gifts are wrapped (or the movie showtimes have been selected, if that's more your style). And now you're exhausted. With all of the travel, shopping and prep of the holidays, no one would blame you if you wanted to skip cooking a Christmas feast. Whether you're looking for a way to cut down on your holiday workload or just need somewhere to grab dinner after your annual trip to the theater, here are our top recommendations for restaurants that are open on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day—or both—in NYC.

Fancy Nancy

This great neighborhood spot in Bed-Stuy is open on Christmas Eve; consider yourself lucky if you can snag some of its outstanding fried chicken sliders.

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

David Chang's newly renovated restaurant is offering a prime rib prix fixe dinner on Christmas Eve.

Fowler & Wells

If you haven't yet made it to Tom Colicchio's new restaurant at the Beekman hotel, they're taking reservations for dinner on Christmas Day.


Looking for something a little less traditional? This Japanese comfort food pick might be the perfect choice.


There's a special four-course dinner both nights at this Austrian restaurant featuring Wiener schnitzel and Christmas goose.

Check out the full list of recommendations here.

Also, if you're planning to eat out during the holiday, be sure to call ahead for a reservation so you won't be wandering the cold streets acting like a hangry Scrooge.