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7 Places to Grab Christmas Dinner and Drinks in the East Village and LES

By Lisha Arino | December 14, 2015 3:27pm
 Several restaurants will offer holiday specials on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, including these seven eateries in the East Village and Lower East Side.
7 Places to Grab Christmas Dinner in the East Village and the Lower East Side
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EAST VILLAGE — Things may be quieter in the neighborhood because of Christmas but not every business will be closed on Dec. 25.

If you're looking for a nice meal that day, check out a few of the neighborhood's restaurants and bars offering holiday menus and specials on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Dirty French
180 Ludlow St.

The French-inspired bistro will offer a prix fixe menu — featuring items like steak au poivre and millefeuille pastry made with trumpet royale mushrooms and kabocha squash curry — on Christmas Day for $95 per person.

403 E. 12th St.

Hearth will offer its annual Feast of the Seven Fishes dinner on Christmas Eve, which includes specialty fish dishes, for $96 per person or $48 for children under 12 years old. An optional wine pairing is also available for an additional $54.

La Cerveceria
65 Second Ave.

Peruvian-inspired food like avocado causa — a potato dish made with hearts of palm, goat cheese and choclo, a type of corn — make up the four-course, Christmas pre fixe menu at La Cerveceria, which costs $65 per person.

Leave Rochelle Out of It
205 Chrystie St.

The bar will be open from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m. on Christmas Day, but as a holiday treat, it will also hold an all-day happy hour featuring $2 off well drinks, draft beers and wine as well as a $5 beer and shot featuring a Miller High Life split and the whiskey of the week.

Customers are also encouraged to bring in food from surrounding Lower East Side eateries open that night.

25 Cooper Square

The restaurant will offer a Christmas brunch with an a la carte menu featuring a number of items, from yogurt parfait to lobster truffle benedict and duck leg schnitzel from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Christmas day.

That night, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.,  Narcissa’s Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser will prepare a $72, three-course prix fixe meal that includes steamed bass with cilantro-mussel stew, roasted chicken for two and sirloin with potato puree, trumpet mushrooms and a bordelaise vinaigrette.

144 Second Ave.

The beloved Ukranian restaurant will offer a special 12-dish holiday dinner on Christmas Eve for $29 per person. The menu includes its Christmas borscht soup, a trio of smoked and pickled fish and its famous pierogis. Diners can also add a glass of champagne for an extra $6.

Zum Schneider
107 Avenue C

The German beer garden will offer a traditional menu on Christmas Eve, featuring dishes like a roasted goose with pretzel and bratwurst stuffing, pumpkin soup with roasted seeds and apple strudel. The prix fixe menu is $48 per person.

Looking to celebrate the holiday elsewhere in the city? Check out our citywide roundup of restaurants open on Christmas.