More Holiday Weekend DINING DESTINATIONS in NYC

The big holiday weekend is almost here. Gather your group and visit these great dining spots in New York City on the 24th and the 25th. Take a look at some of our suggestions and make your reservations now. Let some of the city's top chefs do the cooking for you.

Fatty Fish (406 East 64th Street) popular Asian fusion restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve for regular hours and on Christmas Day from 5:00 pm to close. And a special holiday menu is available for $50.00 per person or $65.00 with a wine pairing. The Prix Fixe dinner includes a choice of appetizers, Sauteed Diver Scallops or Grilled Rib-Eye Steak and a choice of desserts. Visit: http://www.fattyfishnyc.com/.

TESSA (324 Amsterdam Avenue betwwen 76th and 77th Streets) This Michelin-recommended Upper West Side neighborhood go-to will be open on Christmas Eve and will welcome guests with a menu of holiday specials and favorites from young and talented Executive Chef Eric Cope. Available dishes include the Lamb Meatballs, (Colorado pasture raised lamb, pomodoro, hearb salad, parmigiano crisp), the Sasso Chicken (cooked under a brick with beech mushroom, spaetzle, dried cherry and apple) and the TESSA Linguini (cacio e pepe with housemade pasta, Tasmanian pepper, lemon and parmisiano basil crunch). Visit: www.tessanyc.com.

Del Frisco's Grille (50 Rockefeller Plaza) Start at new Christmas Eve tradition at Del Frisco's Grille New York. Open from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., guests can relax and indulge on the Grille's hearty signature dishes including the Prime Beef Short Rib Stroganoff and festive holiday cocktails like the Big Apple Sour and White Chocolate Candy Cane Martini while taking in views of the famed Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Visit: https://delfriscosgrille.com/new-york.

Bettola (412 Amsterdam Avenue) On Christmas Eve, rockstar-turned-chef Vlado Kolenic will be creating Eastern European holiday staples of Sauerkraut Mushroom Soup with housemade sausage, pork shoulder, dried porcini and dried plums, slow-cooked Lamb Stew with fresh vegetables, and Hanukkah specialties of Crispy Potato Latkes with house-made apple sauce, and fried Doughnut holes. Visit: www.BettolaNYC.com.

Esperanto (145 Avenue C) They will be offering Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Brunch and is open Christmas Eve for dinner and closed for dinner on Christmas. The brunch menu includes Chef's special chilaquiles, crispy corn tortillas smothered in tomatillo sauce, topped with sour cream, parmesan cheese, onions, avocado and 2 fried eggs, and new additions like homemade Belgian-style waffles and StuffEd French Toast with bananas, pecans and pastry cream. Visit: www.EsperantoNY.com.

Angus Club Steakhouse (135 East 55th Street) This East Midtown establishment was created for the ultimate steak-lover- known for steaks so tender, they can be cut with a spoon! With signature dishes such as the Porterhouse to the Filet Mignon, a twist on the Surf & Turf, and succulent crowd pleasers like the Truffle Creamed Corn, you will be sure to come back long after the holidays. You can also find these mouthwatering dishes on Angus Club Steakhouse's Christmas prix-fixe menus for $85. Visit: www.AngusClubSteakhouse.com.

Delilah (155 Rivington) EnJoy Smaller savory bites on Christmas Day at Delilah which will be open with serving dishes like Baby Lamb Chops, Filet Mignon Skewers and Herb Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms at the new restaurant and lounge on the Lower East Side. Delilah's consulting mixologist Rael Petit also created the perfect holiday cocktail, the Desert Christmas made with vodka, Singani 63, homemade ginger syrup and lime juice with a dusting of cinnamon-clove powder and garnished with a gingerbread man. Visit: www.delilahnyc.com

Treadwell Park (1125 First Avenue) The UES dynamic beer hall, will be offering a tasty three course prix-fixe for just $35.95 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The menu selections will include Shrimp Bisque, House-Smoked Filet Mignon with garlic mashed potatoes, fresh spinach and mushroom demi-glace and Warm Bananas Foster served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate and raspberry sauce for dessert. The full menu will also be available. In the spirit of giving, Treadwell Park has also set up a Virtual Food Drive with City Harvest and will match each dollar donated through their page up to $5,000 until January 1st. For more information on this cause, check out the site here: http://fundraise.cityharvest.org/goto/treadwellpark And visit: http://treadwellpark.com/.

Burke & Wills Australian Bistro (226 W. 79th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam) On Christmas Eve, Upper West Side hotspot is featuring a prix fixe menu (also available a la carte) created by Executive Chef Rodrigo Nogueira for those looking to leave the holiday cooking to the pros. $65pp gets you access to the cozy, holiday-decorated glass-ceilinged atrium, a glass of Australian champagne and an amuse bouche upon arrival, and three courses from the carefully crafted menu. Options include duck and foie terrine with grain mustard, pickled vegetables and brioche, butter poached halibut with tricolor cauliflower, capers and brown butter, and hazelnut and dark chocolate bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Visit: www.burkeandwillsny.com.

Le Coq Rico (30 E 20th Street) This holiday season, poultry expert Chef Antoine Westermann and the team at Le Coq Rico are proud to feature the Emden Heritage Goose on their holiday menus. In keeping with his favorite tradition, Chef Westermann will prepare this noble bird as his mother served it in Alsatian Christmases past - roasted with a pork loin stuffing and accompanied by potato gnocchi, sour cream and apple cinnamon red cabbage. The Emden goose is a rare 13th-century heritage breed hailing from Germany's North Sea region. The geese on Le Coq Rico's holiday menus are pasture-raised on Farm Shiltz in South Dakota, where they feed off the land and seeds from the traditional farmscape. Their omnivorous diet lends itself to a hearty flavor full of character and ideal for a traditional Christmas meal. Chef Westermann's Stuffed Roasted Emden Heritage Goose will be available for dining-in at Le Coq Rico from 8 pm on Christmas Eve, and Christmas night as part of the restaurant's Christmas menu. Visit: http://www.lecoqriconyc.com/.

Machiavelli- (519 Columbus Avenue, between 85th and 86th Streets) The restaurant is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. They will be offering a special holiday menu with antipasti such as Insalata di Granchio alla "Veneziana," a Venetian fresh crabmeat salad, Tortellini in Brodo, a traditional Christmas specialty from Emilia Romagna of handmade pasta filled with veal, prosciutto and mortadella in a flavorful broth, Filetto di Branzino all'acqua Pazza, filet of branzino in "crazy water," and for dessert, traditional Stuffoli, fried sweet dough coated with honey and sprinkles. For the full list of menu options, please see the attached menu. Visit: http://machiavellinyc.com/.

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