Known as "the city that never sleeps," New York City offers plenty to do year round, including Christmas day. Movies theaters, museums, Rockefeller Center and its ice skating rink, sightseeing tours and many restaurants to accommodate any taste and appetite are open for business on the holiday.
Benny and Jacks
Benny and Jacks has two locations open for dinner on Christmas in New York City: the original location on 44th Street, and a second on Fifth Avenue. Both locations offer private dining rooms, with private bars, able to accommodate parties of up to 250 people. Entrees include steaks, chops, seafood and pasta, with an extensive wine list with more than 200 selections. Reservations can be made by phone or online. Credit cards are accepted.
Ben & Jack's
219 East 44th St.
New York, NY 10017
La Sirène is a small and intimate, chef-owned and operated French bistro located in Manhattan and serving on Christmas day. The restaurant does not have a liquor license, but allows diners to bring their own and does not charge a corkage fee. Dining choices include seafood, veal, duck and beef, with traditional French desserts and appetizers. Reservations are recommend. La Sirène does not accept credit cards.
558 Broome St.
New York, NY 10013
Kouzan is a traditional-style Japanese restaurant on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Kouzan serves traditional Japanese sushi dishes, as well as fish, chicken and steak. It also has vegetarian entrees and a full wine and liquor selection. Kouzan is open seven days a week, including Christmas, and offers catering and take-out, as well as delivery service. You can call for reservations or make them online.
685 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
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