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As a Jew, it looks like I'll have the city to myself on Christmas Eve. My family will be in town and we're looking to enjoy an upscale meal while everyone else is at home.

Browsing the Opentable list of restaurants open on Christmas Eve (http://www.opentable.com/promo.aspx?m...), Tocqueville is the only one leaping out at me. I know CHer's are overwhelmingly positive about this place and it's currently the frontrunner.

Anyone else have any rec's from this list (or know of anywhere else that's open, but is not on Opentable)? We were planning on going to 15 East as well, so I'm actually kind of surprised it's not open when Tocqueville is.

Thanks in advance.

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15 East
15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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  1. I'm probably going to try for a reservation at Ko (won't work for a family) or Ma Peche where they're planning on a Fish 7 Ways tasting menu--looks great to me.

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    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. How large is your party?

      Last year we did Maialino for Christmas Eve and it was great. Looking on OT I see that Hearth, Jean Georges, and Osteria Morini are open, dependent on how much you wish to spend.

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      Maialino
      2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: kathryn

        Oooh, Maialino is open? We were planning on checking that out anyway (there's 4 of us btw) so that's a definite possibility. I'd like to try Osteria Morini but we're already set on Marea for our Michael White fix (I may try to for a res at Ai Fiori though). Thanks Kathryn.

        @ellenost Fish 7 Ways sounds interesting, but seeing as I already took my family to Ma Peche, I doubt they'll go for it again. Ko would be cool, but my mother has an intense dislike of tasting menus (and I've already been, even though it was 2 years ago).

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        Marea
        240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

        Maialino
        2 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010

        Ma Peche
        15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

        Osteria Morini
        218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

        Ai Fiori
        400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

        1. re: ChiefHDB

          I think there are many more Italian restaurants that I'd go to before considering Osteria Morini. While I liked the service when we were there last month, The food was simply average, at best, when compared with others and you did well by deciding on Marea, instead.

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          Marea
          240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

          Osteria Morini
          218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

      2. Not every restaurant that's open lists on Open Table for the holidays - I found that out when booking T'day at a restaurant that's usually listed, but wasn't. So, if you're interested in going somewhere, call to double check whether they're really open or closed.

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        1. re: Jane A.

          Have been to Porter House on Christmas Eve which is lovely overlooking the park. Spotted Pig is open and fun, but no reservations. Little Owl is nice, too, if looking for a small, charming spot.

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          Spotted Pig
          314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

          Porter House New York
          10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

          Little Owl
          90 Bedford Street, New York, NY 10014