New York City is a culinary wonderland during the holiday season. There’s plenty to choose from from cozy cafes to bustling eateries adorned with seasonal decorations.

To save you from the hassle of choosing which spot to dine at, we’ll be listing down five restaurants for you to visit in New York City during the Holidays.

1. Tavern On the Green

Tavern On the Green is a classic tourist spot in Central Park. It’s a great stop for drinking—especially during the holidays, as it’s decorated from top to bottom with Christmas-themed ornaments.

While it isn’t exactly a place where you’ll look to fill yourself up with a full meal, Tavern on the Green is the spot to unwind and relax as live Jazz music plays.

2. Serra

Located at the top floor of Eataly, New York, Serra is a spot that’s known to change with the seasons. For its winter season, the rooftop restaurant is adorned with fake snow all around the trees sprawling throughout the restaurant and its ceiling.

Serra is also the place to go if you’re looking for a hearty meal. Their osso buco, saffron risotto, and housemade potato gnocchi are all must-tries.

3. Rolf’s German Restaurant

Rolf’s German Restaurant is perfect if you’re looking for somewhere more festive and vibrant. The entire building is filled with over-the-top Christmas decorations that are borderline blinding.

But it’s not just their design that’s over-the-top. Aside from their numerous options for beer, wine, and other liquor, they also serve a lot of amazing meals. Their Sausage Platter, which has samples of Weisswurst, Knackwurst, Bratwurst, and Smoked Bratwurst is the order of preference if you haven’t had a lot of German dishes before.

4. Old Town Bar

Old Town Bar’s Christmas spirit is found in the people, not the decorations. This spot is one of New York’s oldest taverns, dating back to 1892.

They have just enough items on their menu to not distract you from the real target: The drinks. Their steak salad, buffalo wings, and sandwiches are good, but their burgers are to die for.

5. Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria

Last but not least on this list is a restaurant whose Christmas tree can be seen from several blocks away. Rosemary’s Enoteca & Trattoria is decorated with ornaments, bows, garlands, wreaths, and lights, all in some shade of gold or red.

For their menu, dinner time is best as it’s when they serve their prosciutto di parma, seafood risotto, and steak alongside several focaccia and pasta.


Which of these holiday-themed restaurants are you planning to visit? Comment down below and let us know!


Author: Carol