We will be spending our 3rd Christmas in your wonderful city. I am looking for New Yorkers to share their Christmas Day restaurants.
Please do not refer me to Open Table. I've been there and the selection is limited. Plus as we all know, not ALL restaurants participate with Open Table.
The previous two Christmas Day dinners we enjoyed at Chelsea Bistro (2002, 2004), but we are looking for somewhere new. We would prefer a restaurant and not a hotel, plus we are looking for restaurants away from the Theatre District and mid town. UWS, UES, Chelse, Greenwich, Soho, etc. would be preferred. Ethnic just won't cut it.
I am willing to make tons of phone calls to see if restaurants are open as they may be one year and not the next. So don't hesitate to comment on a spot you visited on Christmas Days a couple years back. Thank you so much!