December 23, 2017 user

A CHRISTMAS FEAST & NEW YEAR’S TOAST TO 2017

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Celebrate the Holiday Season in New York City & Southampton, NY

NEW YORK CITY

T-Bar Steak & Lounge

T-Bar Steak & Lounge is well known amongst Upper East Side locals for its something-for-everyone menu and comfortable but sophisticated dining room. For the holidays, diners can expect the dishes they know and love, and a New Year’s Eve party set to ring in 2018 in style.

For both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, guests can enjoy items from the restaurant’s menu of upmarket comfort food, such as Chilean Sea Bass and Prime Aged Bone in Rib Eye.

On New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will offer a prix fixe dinner ($140 pp) consisting of five appetizer, five main, and five dessert options. Along with dinner, the prix fixe includes dancing (as a DJ spins top hits), party favors, and a midnight champagne toast. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve from its a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: 3:00PM-7:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 3:00PM-8:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 5:00PM-6:30PM a la carte menu only; New Year’s Eve prix fixe begins at 9:00PM

Open New Year’s Day: 5:00PM-8:30 PM

Location: 1278 3rd Avenue, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.tbarnyc.com/

Il Gattopardo

Like something out of a Fellini film, Il Gattopardo, residing in the Rockefeller Townhouses in Midtown West, offers authentic southern Italian cuisine in a sleek, mid-century modern dining room. The restaurant will offer a festive selection of Italian seasonal favorites for the holidays.

Christmas will include both specials and a la carte options. Among the holiday dishes are an appetizer of puntarelle (crispy Italian wild chicory) with lemon, anchovies, and extra virgin olive oil; an organic faro and porcini mushroom soup; risotto with clams and shaved red mullet “bottarga”; pan seared loin of lamb in red wine sauce and lentils; Dover sole broiled in extra virgin olive oil and lemon, served with winter caponata; and for dessert, Struffoli, a traditional Italian Christmas sweet.

For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will be serving a variety of specials in addition to the a la carte menu. Specials will include appetizers such as a section of west coast oysters in a mignonette sauce; a soup of organic farro and porcini mushrooms; pasta such as an artisanal ravioli filled with lobster on its own sauce; entrees including traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie” (Italian fresh sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils and herbs); and dessert such as warm chocolate lava cake with caramel gelato. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will be open for dinner, serving chef’s specials and the a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: Lunch, 12:00PM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: Jazz lunch/brunch (a la carte menu and brunch menu) 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner (a la carte menu and specials), 5:00PM-11:30PM

Open New Year’s Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (a la carte menu and chef’s specials)

Location: 13-15 West 54th Street New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.ilgattopardonyc.com/

The Leopard at des Artistes

The Leopard at des Artistes offers a selection of authentic Italian dishes, served among stunning restored murals by 20th century artist Howard Chandler Christy (the restaurant is located in the historically-landmarked Hotel des Artistes). The restaurant will ring in the New Year with delicious traditional Italian fare.

Christmas at The Leopard will feature appetizers such as a Christmas salad of clams, mussels, shrimp, scallops, and octopus in fresh lemon dressing, served on a bed of baby greens and parsley; a classic homemade Parmigiano and veal tortellini soup made with free-range chicken broth; risotto with artichoke and crab meat; oven roasted baby goat scented with rosemary, served with peas and roasted potatoes; broiled Mediterranean Branzino, olive oil, and lemon, served with braised escarole; and classic Italian Christmas treat Struffoli.

New Year’s Eve will include a special prix fixe menu, priced at $170 pp, featuring four courses of Italian favorites. (The a la carte will not be available after 10:00PM.) Dishes include a section of West Coast oysters in a mignonette sauce as an appetizer; organic farro and porcini mushroom soup; risotto with prosecco, winter radicchio, and stracchino cheese; traditional “Cotechino con Lenticchie” (Italian fresh sweet pork sausage slow cooked with organic lentils and herbs); and a dessert of nougat and buffalo ricotta parfait in a chocolate sauce. For New Year’s Day the restaurant will be serving dinner only, from the a la carte menu as well as chef’s specials.

Open Christmas Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (Closed for lunch)

Open New Year’s Eve: Jazz Brunch, 11:30AM-3:00PM (brunch menu and chef’s specials); 5:00PM-8:00PM (a la carte menu and New Year’s Specials); 10:00PM (New Year’s set menu; no a la carte)

Open New Year’s Day: Dinner, 5:00PM-10:00PM (a la carte menu and chef’s specials)

Location: 1 West 67th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.theleopardnyc.com/

MAMO

A favorite for foodies and celebrities alike, MAMO is among the hottest dining spots in SoHo. The Christmas selections—offered as either a $105 prix fixe or sold individually as specials—and New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu ($125pp; $175pp with special Italian tasting antipasti) offer a variety of the flavorful Italian offerings that have become synonymous with the restaurant’s name.

Christmas menu items include warm tomato soup with mozzarella, basil, and crispy bread; steamed lobster with citrus and fresh herbs (and optional caviar); homemade ricotta and spinach ravioli, butter, sage, and parmigiana (with optional truffle); branzino fillet, black Italian rice, roasted carrots with lemon, and capers sauce; and Neapolitan zeppole with vanilla pastry cream and amarena cherry.

For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant’s prix fixe menu treats guests to antipasti offerings of roasted Romanesco, anchovy sauce, and parmesan; smoked salmon with its sides, lettuce, and fennel seeds croutons; and beef carpaccio with truffle sauce, apple, arugula and pecorino; truffle raviolini served as a primi; and main courses of red snapper fillet, broccoli, and “scapece” cauliflower; beef tenderloin, seasonal roasted vegetables, truffled mash potatoes, foie gras, and gravy. The meal ends with chocolate mousse with citrus, raspberries, and pistachios.

Open Christmas Eve: Lunch, 11:30AM-4:00PM; dinner, 5:30PM-11:00PM

Closed Christmas Day

Open New Year’s Eve: Seatings at 6:30PM and 9:30PM

Closed New Year’s Day

Location: 323 W Broadway, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit https://www.mamonyc.com/

La Pulperia

From the moment you view La Pulperia’s Brazilian reclaimed wood floors and sumptuous red leather booths and chairs, it becomes clear that you are in for a unique dining experience. The rustic Latin American restaurant with three locations in the Upper East Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and on 57th Street, delivers a contemporary take on classic Central and South American cuisine.

For Christmas Eve 2017, La Pulperia will be offering a three-course prix fixe menu at all three locations from 4:00PM-11:00PM, alongside their a la carte menu. The $45.00pp menu will include Grilled Veal Sweetbreads with yellow corn puree, Branzino Filet with a jalapeno-mint broth, and Pisco-infused Tres Leches cake. For the full menu, click here.

La Pulperia will also ring in 2018 with fiestas at each of their three locations, serving a prix fixe menu for $79. Dishes will include Venison Tartare, Sangria Braised Octopus, Grilled Maine Lobster, 45-Day Aged Ribeye, and Mezcal Chocolate Mousse served with 24K gold leaf. For the 10:00PM seating, the Upper East Side location will also offer a special $120 four course prix fixe menu, which will include a midnight cava toast, live DJ, and party favors. For the full menu, click here.

The Upper East Side and 57th Street locations will serve brunch at 12:00PM-4:00PM on Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. The Hell’s Kitchen location will host its famous Drag Brunch Christmas Eve and will be open for brunch on New Year’s Eve. For more information, including menus and opening hours, please visit http://www.pulperianyc.com/ .

 

Demarchelier

A chic French bistro a stone’s throw from Central Park, Demarchelier is the perfect location to spend a warm and cozy Christmas or New Year’s Eve. The restaurant will be open for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve, dinner Christmas Day, and lunch and dinner until 11:00PM on New Year’s Eve. Along with specials such as venison and foie gras, the restaurant will also serve its traditional menu for each holiday. This includes appetizers such as Avocado Crab Salad, Escargots with Garlic Butter, and Pate de Campagne; entrees such as Filet Mignon, Duck Confit (served with white beans), and Jumbo Sea Scallops served with baked leeks and moutarde a l’ancienne; and French favorite desserts including Chocolate Mousse and Tarte Tatin served with vanilla ice cream.

Open Christmas Eve: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 5:00PM-10:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve:  11:300AM-11:00PM

Closed New Year’s Day

Location: 50 East 86th Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.demarchelierrestaurant.com/

Bobby Van’s CPS

From the strolling horses and carriages to sledding after the first snow of the season, Central Park is known for its holiday magic. Take in the sights and sounds of the season from a table at Bobby Van’s Central Park South, which offers picture-perfect views to accompany its delicious dinner and brunch items.

For the holidays, guests can look forward to the cuisine they know and love. Among the restaurants most popular offerings are Crispy Calamari (with lemon, parsley, and marinara) and Oysters Rockefeller among the starters; and New York Sirloin Steak, Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna, and Chicken Parmigiana as mains. During the morning and early afternoon on both Christmas and New Year’s eves, the restaurant will serve from its brunch menu, which includes morning favorites such as Bobby Van’s Bananas Foster (batter brioche, sliced bananas, toasted pecans, vanilla ice cream, and fosters sauce), Steel Cut Oatmeal with bananas and raisins, and Avocado Toast (with tomato, arugula, sunny side up eggs on whole wheat toast). New Year’s Eve also sees the restaurant open until 2:00AM, with a celebration to ring in 2018. On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve brunch, lunch, and dinner from its a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: 9:00AM-10:00PM

Open Christmas Day: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Open New Year’s Eve: 9:00AM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Day: 11:00AM-10:00PM

Location: 40 Central Park South, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit https://bobbyvans.com/steakhouse/central-park-south

Russian Samovar

Eastern Europe meets Midtown West at Russian Samovar, which has been serving authentic Russian cuisine for more than 30 years. A favorite spot for native Russian artists, musicians, and entertainers and located in close proximity to some of the city’s most in-demand plays and musicals, Russian Samovar is the perfect spot for locals and out-of-town guests alike.

The restaurant will be open regular hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving signature dishes such as Kulybiaka (traditional pate gonflee pastry with salmon, fresh herbs, and garden vegetable stuffing); The Right Borscht (beef and cabbage soup with potatoes and vegetables served with sour cream and a meat pirozhok); Roasted Duck (Long Island duck breast pan seared with braeburn apple and cherry); Beef Stroganoff (beef tenderloin, sautéed mushrooms, and spring onions served with a cream sauce and a choice of egg noodle, mashed potatoes, or buckwheat); as well as a selection of caviars and traditional desserts.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve Slavic style at the restaurant’s celebration, which will feature a seven course meal and two different shows, as well as dancing, a DJ, and unlimited liquor until 4:00AM. For New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve from its a la carte menu.

Open Christmas Eve: 12:00PM-4:00AM

Open Christmas Day: 5:00PM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Eve: 12:00PM-4:00AM (the restaurant will close briefly from 8:00PM-10:00PM to prepare for festivities)

Open New Year’s Day: 5:00PM-12:00AM

Location: 256 West 52nd Street, New York, NY

For reservations and more information, visit http://www.russiansamovar.com/

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SOUTHAMPTON, NY

Union Cantina

Located in the Village of Southampton, NY, Union Cantina offers rustic Mexican favorites made with locally sourced, farm-to-table ingredients served in an upscale but laid back environment.

For New Year’s Eve, the restaurant will host a Grand Fiesta. Priced at $75 pp in advance ($90 at the door) the party will include a four hour top-shelf bar (9:00AM-1:00AM), and hors d’ouvres followed by a full dinner buffet and dessert table. Offerings include Paella Bites with Chipotle Crema; Union Sliders (black angus beef, queso, Applewood smoked bacon, and avocado relish); a Cast Iron Fajitta Bar; and Apple Cinnamon Empanadas.  The celebration will also include assorted party favors and a live viewing of the Times Square ball drop. Additionally, The Tres Amigos will perform a live set from 10:00PM-2:00AM. For those seeking to walk on the mild side for New Year’s Eve, the restaurant and bar will be open for regular a la carte service until 8:00PM.

On New Year’s Day, the restaurant will serve brunch beginning at 11:30AM; dishes include Huevos Rancheros, Churros French Toast, and a Mexican Omelet, and cocktails will be buy one, get one free.

Open New Year’s Eve: Brunch, 11:30AM-4:00PM; Dinner, 5:00PM-8:00PM; Fiesta, 9:00PM-2:00AM

Open New Year’s Day: 11:30AM-10:00PM

Location: 40 Bowden Square, Southampton, NY

For reservations and more information, visit https://www.unioncantina.net/

Southampton Inn

Though the city is famous for its holiday beauty, for many, the season is time to decompress away from the urban landscape. Booking a room at the Southampton Inn promises an enchanting and traditional small-town holiday.

Guests can enjoy a special buy one, get the adjoining room half off deal during December break (December 15th -30th, 2017). Throughout the month, stays are complemented by holiday stockings filled with coupons from local retailers, cultural institutions, and restaurants, as well as a Wrapping Room complete with complementary wrapping paper. Guests may also anticipate visits from Santa, horse and buggy rides, ice skating, and holiday movies.

The Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration will be held from 7:30PM-1:00AM on December 31st, 2017. Dinner, dancing (to sounds spun by a DJ), drinks, and desserts are on the agenda, as well as a live screening of the Times Square Ball Drop. The after party, which will feature an open bar, will welcome the all for dessert, drinks, & dancing at a ticket price of $75 from 10:30pm-1:00am.

The following morning (New Year’s Day), guests and the public alike are welcome to a Best of the Best Breakfast, served from 9:00AM-2:00PM, at the inn’s restaurant, Claude’s.

New Year’s Eve Rates:

$495 per couple for Dinner, Drinks, Dessert, Dancing and overnight stay at the Inn with complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. 7:30pm-1:00am | Breakfast served from 9am-2pm on New Year’s Day

$350 for singles which includes Dinner (no one sits alone!), Drinks, Dessert, Dancing, and a single occupancy overnight stay at the Inn with complimentary breakfast on New Year’s Day. 7:30pm-1:00am | Breakfast served from 9am-2pm on New Year’s Day

$75 for New Year’s Eve After Party from 10:30pm-1:00am which includes Dessert, Drinks, & Dancing

Location: 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY

For more information and reservations, visit http://www.southamptoninn.com/

 

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