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last minute, i know...traveling hiccup...now need christmas reservations...help!

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casspants Dec 23, 2007 03:20 PM

we had to cancel our christmas flights home due to sickness and now we're in new york for the holiday and want to go somewhere nice for dinner. someplace young and not too stuffy, no budget to worry about, christmas decor would be nice, and....open tables? don't bother referring me to opentable.com because i'm frustrated with it. just give a girl a break and throw out some ideas, please?
american, french or italian, anywhere in manhattan or brooklyn

sorry i realized this posted twice but don't know how to delete

  1. c
    centrejack Dec 23, 2007 03:37 PM

    We are spending Christmas eve at Five Points - very well thought out fresh new american, not too fancy or stuffy, but nice room that is decorated for the holidays.

    Good luck.

    1. SunnysideUp Dec 23, 2007 05:11 PM

      How about a Scandinavian Julbord (Christmas Table) in the West Village? http://www.smorgaschef.com/JulBord.htm

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      1. re: SunnysideUp
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        idia Dec 23, 2007 07:00 PM

        La Boite en Bois is serving Christmas Eve.
        Marseille and O'Neals are serving Christmas night.
        Have a merry...

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        kathryn Dec 23, 2007 07:42 PM

        For Christmas Day Dinner, I'd try Bouley, Chanterelle, The Maze at Gordon Ramsay, any of the Jean Georges Restaurants, Town, Peter Luger or Keens, Allen & Delancey. Get on the phone ASAP!

        More here:
        http://www.restaurantgirl.com/restaur...

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          sugartoof Dec 23, 2007 08:18 PM

          Looks like most places are staying open this year.
          You shouldn't have trouble!

          1. doona Dec 24, 2007 08:58 AM

            i know you said no to opentables, but whatever happened you should give it another try if you don't find anywhere else good.

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