Westchester Restaurants Open on Christmas

by Katie Schlientz
westchester restaurants open for christmas

If Christmas ham and plum pudding isn’t really your forte in the kitchen, don’t worry. Although most restaurants are closed for the day, there are a few places where you can find a beautiful holiday meal on Christmas Day. The halls are decked and chefs have whipped up menus to make the evening special. So make that reservation now—if you’re not a chef, but love to eat, it may be the best gift you receive this season!

(For restaurants open on Christmas Eve, click here!)

{IntoxiKate Tip}

With limited eateries opened for the holidays, seats will fill up fast so make you’re reservations soon.

Westchester Restaurants Open on Christmas

Equus Restaurant, Castle on the Hudson


(Serving noon to 6 p.m.)

Enjoy a four-course meal at the scenic Equus Restaurant for $89 per person (wine pairing available for $125 per person). Try the Christmas chopped salad with organic greens, crudite and a ginger vinaigrette. The second course is a lobster and winter truffle pasta. For the main course, choose between fluke, lamb and beef. The evening ends with a dark chocolate mousse.

{400 Benedict Ave., Tarrytown, 914-631-3646, castlehotelandspa.com}


Club Car


(Serving 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.)

The chic Club Car with it’s lounge-like vibe and crystal chandeliers is the perfect spot for some holiday sparkle. The eatery will be offering specials like lobster bisque, prime rib, and more in addition to their regular menu. While it’s hard to compete with their pastas—love the wild mushroom ravioli ($14) and the pumpkin risotto ($17)—try the cedar plank roasted salmon with citrus glaze ($28).

{1 Station Plaza, Mamaroneck, 914-777-9300, clubcarny.com}


Mount Fuji Restaurant


(Serving Lunch from 12 to 2:30 p.m.; Dinner 5 to 10 p.m.)

Yes, most Asian restaurants are open for Christmas, but unless it’s tradition to visit your neighborhood favorite, try venturing across the river to Mount Fuji. Treat your family to a culinary show presented by one of their entertaining hibachi chefs.  Nothing says Christmas like an open flame!

{296 Old Route 17, Hillburn, 845-357-4270, mtfujirestaurants.com}


La  Panetiere


{Serving starts at noon}

With gorgeous food presentation and beautiful backdrop, La Panetiere is the perfect setting for Christmas dinner. This year, the eatery is serving up a four-course meal of French-prepared favorites like  black bass, veal, or venison for $85 per person. Splurge and Upgrade to $130 per person for a wine pairing with each course

{530 Milton Rd., Rye, 914-967-8140, lapanetiere.com}

Cooking at home? Make sure to check out recipes from Westchester chefs that are PERFECT for the holiday season!

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Westchester Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve - IntoxiKate December 20, 2013 - 11:35 am

[…] Looking for the best places to go for Dec. 24th Look no further—with places celebrating with a special brunch or the seven fishes dinner, you’ll be holiday happy with these Westchester restaurants open for Christmas Eve! (For restaurants open on Christmas Day, click here!) […]

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