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ukitali Dec 9, 2013 01:49 PM

Starting my planning a little late but I'm looking for recommendations for an Xmas Eve dinner for 4 (my parents from Boston, an aunt from Prague and myself) at 8pm. Some criteria:
Cuisine is open (We eat everything but don't want to be limited by exclusively pre-fixe or tasting menus)
Below 34th St (I live near Union Sq but we don't mind traveling)
Service must be great but not stuffy or overbearing. We don't want to be rushed through our meal.
Reasonably priced - sub $30 entrees... Let's say around $50-60 a person for food only.
A good wine list
Nice ambience (not insanely loud).

If such a place exists that is open Xmas Eve and still has availability I'd love to know about it. Nothing stood out for me on OT so I appreciate the help. Thanks!

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  1. Bob Martinez Dec 9, 2013 01:57 PM

    Lavagna has worked for me in the past.

    http://lavagnanyc.com/

    Places fill up fast on that night. Best to book ASAP.

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      swannee Dec 9, 2013 04:51 PM

      Congee Village.

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      1. re: swannee
        Ttrockwood Dec 9, 2013 08:05 PM

        Not sure the....um... "Ambience" at congee village is what the OP is looking for.

      2. Ttrockwood Dec 9, 2013 08:21 PM

        Ilili
        Hearth (amazing wine list)
        Northern spy
        I trulli (amazing wine list)

        Eater ny published this guide for last year, as an idea of who is likely open this year as well:
        http://m.ny.eater.com/archives/2012/1...

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        1. re: Ttrockwood
          Bob Martinez Dec 10, 2013 06:49 AM

          OpenTable would be a good resource as well.

        2. Motosport Dec 10, 2013 08:47 AM

          If you like Italian try Da Ciro or Marcony. Both excellent.

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