Celebrating the holidays in New York City is always magical. Whether you’re a transplant or a local, you just don’t want to leave. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up five crème de la crème restaurants in Manhattan that are sure to whet your appetite this holiday season and beyond.

The Standard Grill at The Standard, High Line 

The Standard Grill at The Standard High Line is nestled in the heart of the Meatpacking District and is a modern American restaurant giving chic gastropub vibes. The restaurant is offering Christmas special items alongside the regular a la carte menu. You’ll find items all the way from savory Tater Tots & Ossetra Caviar to Tomahawk Steaks and more. A la carte menu, pricing: varies per dish;  Hours of operation:  Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 5:30pm – 11pm.

The Standard Grill at the Standard, High Line,  848 Washington St (betw 13th /  Little West 12th St), Meatpacking District

The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens at The Times Square EDITION

Enjoy a state of the art dining experience over at The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens at the Times Square EDITION. The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens gives all guests a stunning outdoor dining experience. Located in the heart of Times Square, the locale boasts breathtaking views of the city skyline, while the outdoor gardens provide a relaxing and tranquil setting. The Christmas Eve Prix-fixe dinner is curated by Chef John Fraser and features three comforting courses featuring staples all the way from a refreshing salad to a prime rib and a festive dessert. Pricing: $95 per person + $65 supplemental course; Hours of operation: Christmas Eve, 3PM-9PM.

The Terrace and Outdoor Gardens at The Times Square EDITION,  20 Times Square (46th Street betw 7th / 8th Ave), Midtown West


POPULAR at the PUBLIC Hotel is a restaurant located right on the Lower East Side (LES). The restaurant offers a world renown Peruvian inspired menu by Chef Diego Muñoz. The cuisine and  boho-chic dining room at POPULAR will transport you to Peru in no time. POPULAR is offering a prix-fixe menu for Christmas Eve which will feature items such as mouthwatering oysters, Sea Urchin Leche de Tigre, roasted sweet potatoes, porchetta, among other items. Pricing: $130 per person + $95 wine pairing;  Hours of operation: Christmas Eve, 3pm – 9pm.

POPULAR at the PUBLIC Hotel,  215 Chrystie St (betw E. Houston / Stanton), Lower East Side


Open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Marseille will be serving holiday classics in the Theater District, the showstopper of this Christmas meal being the Turkey Ballotine, a whole, deboned free-range turkey stuffed with sourdough, chestnuts, dried fruits, sweet sausage, foie gras, sage, and thyme. Other favorites will be available, like the Duck Breast a l’Orange and for dessert, Buche de Noël. Christmas Eve:  3 courses $85 per person, 4:30PM-10PM;  Christmas Day: 3 courses $85 per person, 12pm -10pm.

Marseille, 630 9th Ave (betw 44th / 45th St), Midtown West


Located in the Financial District (FiDi), the iconic Delmonico’s will be offering a Christmas Feast, on both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day! Featuring a 3 Course Menu selection by Executive Chef Eddie Hong. Items such as Raw Seafood Plateau, Petite Filets, and more will be served throughout the feast. Christmas Eve: $145 per person, 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM;  Christmas Day: $145 per person,  2pm – 10pm.

Delmonico’s, 56 Beaver Street (corner of William / South William St), Financial District

Photos by Simon Tchoukriel for Delmonico’s