Last-minute Christmas reservations still available
Sofrito is offering a Puerto Rican Christmas Eve dinner.
Need a last-minute Christmas dinner intervention? As of press time, these city restaurants still had openings.
Fitzpatrick Hotel Group Christmas menus: The Fitz at the Fitzpatrick Manhattan is offering Christmas with an Irish twist. Friday, the restaurant will offer a $79 four-course prix-fixe menu with appetizers such as a grilled vegetable tart and chilled shrimp cocktail, and entrees such as roasted prime rib or Chardonnay Poached Salmon. For dessert, try the famous Christmas pudding. 687 Lexington Ave., 212-355-0100
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at SD26: Thursday night, SD26 will offer an $85 seven-course meal featuring dishes such as tuna tartare with fried oysters and homemade wild bass ravioli in bouillabaisse sauce, to celebrate the Italian tradition of seven fishes. Friday, enjoy a $55 three-course menu of contemporary Italian cuisine including sweetbreads with coffee oil and veal bergese. 19 E. 26th St. 212-265-5959, sd26ny.com
Three-course Christmas Eve dinner at Gonzo for $40: This village Italian restaurant will be serving a $40 three-course meal tonight (as well as their a la carte menu). Dishes on the menu include mussels steamed with white wine, garlic and herbs, tagliolini with Venetian lobster ragu and homemade ravioli. 140 E. 13th St., 212-645-4606
Christmas Eve Parranda Navidena Dinner at Sofrito: This Puerto Rican restaurant will offer a three-course Christmas Eve meal for $28. To start, choose between Puerto Rican pasteles, piononos or avocado salad. Main course choices include pork with rice, peas and sweet plantains, and filet of sole that is stuffed with crab meat and shrimp in a coconut sauce. 400 E. 57th St. 212-754-5999, sofritony.com.
David Burke’s Fishtail hosts Christmas Eve: Chef Burke is offering his take on the traditional Italian feast of the seven fishes Thursday. The five-course meal costs $55 and includes dishes such as oysters Rockefeller, tuna crudos and angry linguine with littleneck clams and prawns. 135 E. 62nd St. 212-754-1330, fishtaildb.com.
Enjoy Chinese food on Christmas: Head to Macao Trading Co. and enjoy a special prix-fixe meal served family style. Available both Thursday night and Friday, the menu includes 15 items with selections such as jade dumplings, duck confit salad, braised beef short ribs, lobster curry and coconut crème brulee. 311 Church St. 212-431-8750, macaonyc.com.