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3 Christmas Eve Restaurants for a Memorable Holiday Dinner

Posted by Lawrence Blessinger on Dec 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Christmas Eve Restaurants

To most people, Christmas Eve dinner is the unofficial beginning of Christmas festivities. Although it’s supposed to be a joyous occasion, it can feel a lot less fun if you’re stuck in the kitchen. Therefore, this year, take a trip to one of these fantastic Christmas Eve restaurants in our area that the whole family can enjoy together. That way, you can expect way less stress and a lot more fun!

The Top Christmas Eve Restaurants for a Delicious Meal with Loved Ones

The Palm Court at The Carltun

The Palm Court, The Carltun in East Meadow’s main restaurant, is one of the most well-furnished, acclaimed eateries on all of Long Island. For this reason, it has become a holiday favorite for families searching for the perfect Christmas Eve restaurant—and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

To begin the meal, guests can choose from exquisite appetizers like Classic Italian White Bean Soup, Lobster Ravioli, salads and more. Available entrees for the evening consist of classic dishes, such as:

  • Grilled Filet Mignon
  • Golden Seafood Risotto
  • Grilled Bronzini
  • Veal Chop Parmesan

Afterwards, you can indulge your sweet tooth with plenty of treats like cookies, cakes and all kinds of pastries. The entire meal is available at $85 per person and $35 per child.

Christmas Eve Restaurants

Peter Luger Steak House

There’s no better way to spend Christmas Eve than by enjoying one of the primmest cuts of beef in the world at Peter Luger Steak House. This family-owned and operated steakhouse has been around for generations, making it one of the area’s top Christmas Eve restaurants.

Although Brooklyn is home to their flagship location, the Great Neck steakhouse is just as good, or maybe even better. Best of all, they will have more delicious meats and side dishes than you could ever dream of. Just remember, bring cash because they don’t accept credit cards.

Christmas Eve Restaurants


Located in the heart of Garden City village, Waterzooi is Long Island’s only Belgian bistro, serving over 4.4 million pounds of mussels to date. Luckily, Belgium is known for their quality food and drink, making this an ideal Christmas Eve restaurant.

With sophisticated service and an innovative menu, Waterzooi strives to provide their guest with the ultimate dining experience. If you happen to visit on December 24, make sure to try one of these flavorful main dishes:

  • Bordeaux Braised Short Ribs
  • Moules Pots
  • Steak Frites
  • Alaskan King Crab

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Christmas Eve Restaurants

Make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest by dining out at one of these local Christmas Eve restaurants.

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