by Maytal Wichman
If your idea of celebrating Christmas is to relax and spend time with your family, as opposed to slaving in the kitchen for hours on that perfect Christmas dinner, why not celebrate at a restaurant and make it easy on yourself? Here are a few restaurants that serve a delicious Christmas dinner:
This beautifully-lit restaurant has a charm of its own and offers weekend brunches, Sunday suppers and burger night on Mondays.
What’s on the menu: Call two weeks before Christmas for menu.
Where: 605 Carlton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238
How Much: $65 for a 3-course prix-fixe.
Phone: (718) 942-4255
Saul’s chef, Saul Bolton, uses artisanal and seasonal ingredients in his dishes. The result is a memorable experience of fine dining in a casual and comfortable atmosphere.
What’s on the menu: The menu is called “Feast of the Seven Fishes”, which is an Italian-influenced 7-course tasting menu. The tasting menu will feature dishes such as antipasti, bucatini with crab and sea urchin, swordfish and chocolate pudding for dessert.
Where: 140 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
How Much: $125 per person
Phone: (718) 935-9844
Le Petit Paris Bistro
This French restaurant serves traditional French dishes such as Coq au Vin, alongside more eclectic dishes. They also bake wedding and birthday cakes and provide picnic baskets to take out.
What’s on the menu: The restaurant is offering holiday specials from 12/24 through 12/31. There will be a la carte options. Starters such has fettuccini au foie gras and crab meat & shrimp salad. Main courses such as filet mignon and veal chop. Dessert is nougat ice cream with raspberry coulis.
Where: 256 Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
How Much: Various a la carte pricing.
Phone: (718) 369-3590
The River Cafe
The stunning view of the New York skyline at this top-notch restaurant will impress local New Yorkers and out-of-towners alike.
What’s on the menu: Call or check website two weeks before Christmas for menu.
Where: 1 Water Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
How Much: $135 per person.
Phone: (718) 522-5200
The restaurant offers fresh and local food with menus that change with the seasons. The menu offers modern classic dishes, as well as rare and unusual wines.
What’s on the menu: Menu will be available the first week of December. Call or check website.
Where: 246 Dekalb Avenue
How Much: Prix-fixe price TBA.
Phone: (718) 789-2778
Chef David Sharp offers modern Southwestern cuisine in this charming restaurant.
What’s on the menu: Call for menu two weeks before Christmas.
Where: 259 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
How Much: Price TBA.
Phone: (718) 484-4114