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Dec 5, 2012 06:06 AM

Christmas Day Dinner in Manhattan

Hello all, my family and extended family will be spending the Christmas holidays in NYC and was wondering where we could go for Christmas day dinner in the city? Are there any decent restaurants open and that won't break the bank? There will be 7 of us in total including a 1.5 year old toddler.
Any other restaurant recommendations for the other nights of our 4 night stay would be greatly appreciated!

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  1. What type of food are you interested in for Christmas Dinner?

    How much are you willing to pay, per person (for each adult), BEFORE tax, tip, wine, drinks?

    Many restaurants are closed on 12/25. Others will offer only a prix fixe or tasting menu.

    Also your group is quite large for Manhattan, so some restaurants won't be able to accommodate you, as they may have only one table for 6.

    Have you checked's Christmas page already?

    I also know that Maialino and Balthazar will be open Christmas Day.

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    1. re: kathryn

      Eater has also posted a guide:

      I would book ASAP. Especially since your group is so big.

    2. Do you want a Cantonese banquet? If so, see if Oriental Garden will be open and make a reservation.