If you haven’t made dinner plans for Christmas Eve or day, what’s taking you so long? Luckily, there’s no shortage of delicious Christmas dinner restaurants in our area where you can celebrate the holiday with your closest family and friends. Here are a few of the best, most magical options for the special day.
Warm and Inviting Christmas Dinner Restaurants
Palm Court at The Carltun
If you’re still scrambling to find the right plans, why not attend dinner at the Palm Court in The Carltun? Zagat called this ornate, exclusive event hall located in the middle of East Meadow’s Eisenhower Park “one of the nicest venues in Nassau.”
In addition to being beautifully-decorated, this elegant restaurant also has an unbelievable atmosphere and some of the most authentic, delicious food around.
When you visit, make sure to order a vino from their extensive, top-of-the-line list. Besides classic appetizers, you can enjoy mouthwatering entrees, such as:
- Squid Ink Spaghetti with Calamari, Scallops and Shrimp
- Roasted Atlantic Cod with Tomato, Onions and Fresh Herbs over Mashed Potatoes
- Grilled Bronzini with Olive Oil and Herbs
- Lightly-Breaded Veal Chop Parmesan with Buffalo Mozzarella and Fresh Tomato
- Grilled Fillet Mignon with Mashed Potatoes and Portobello Mushroom Sauce
There are also plenty of vegan options like tasty salads and Wild Mushroom Risotto. Following your meal, they will have plenty of tasty treats for dessert. You and your loved ones can enjoy this entire spread for only $85 per person and $35 per child. Just make sure to call ahead to reserve your spot!
Atlantica at the Allegria Hotel
Head out to the Atlantica Restaurant in Long Beach’s Allegria Hotel for a one-of-a-kind Christmas dinner experience. You will appreciate their breathtaking oceanfront views, chic design and a warm, inviting ambiance.
While watching the surf break, the sunset and ships off the shore, you can enjoy gourmet cuisine in style. The restaurant, which is decorated with mirror walls, white woodwork and colorful light fixtures, uses the finest ingredients to create an innovative seasonal menu that includes dishes like:
- Black Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib with Creamed Shrimp and Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
- Filet of Sole with Béarnaise, Broccoli and Tomatoes au Provence
- Butternut Squash Ravioli with Kale Pesto and Balsamic Reduction
Call today to make your reservation!
Calogero’s Cucina Italiana
Last but not least is Calogero’s Cucina Italiana, a Garden City Italian locale known for their authentic dishes, a warm atmosphere, hospitable service and traditional décor. On Christmas Eve, they will be hosting an immense three-course price fixed dinner.
You will be able to choose from a list of tasty appetizers like Burrata Mozzarella, Beef Carpaccio and Fried Calamari. Then, for you entrée, you can select one of their delectable house specials, such as:
- Chicken Francese
- Linguine Frutti di Mare
- Pan-Seared Chilean Sea Bass
- Braised Boneless Short Rib
The dinner will conclude with dessert, which includes Italian classics like gelato, tiramisu, New York-style cheesecake and fresh fruit. Call ahead to guarantee your spot for the evening’s festivities!
You really won’t find any better options for your holiday meal than these three Christmas dinner restaurants!