It's wonderful getting together with the family for the holidays, but sometimes it's just too much preparing all the food and cleaning up afterwards. Why not go out for Christmas Eve or Christmas Day to one of the many fine restaurants on Long Island? Here's a sampling of some of the great eateries that will be open and serving delicious meals for the holidays. Advance reservations are highly recommended at this time of year.
This article is updated every year. These are the listings for 2013:
Breakfast with Santa, Garden City Hotel, Saturdays, Dec. 14 and 21, 2013
Before Christmas Day, the whole family can enjoy Breakfast with Santa on Saturdays, December 14 and December 21, 2013. Seatings are - 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY, (516) 747-3000.
$32.95 per person, children under two: free. The Garden City Hotel’s youngest guests can enjoy breakfast with friends from the North Pole in a fun-filled morning, with elves, activities for children and the sounds of a local choir.
Space is limited and reservations are strongly encouraged. Holiday dining reservations may be made by calling The Garden City Hotel at (516) 877-9385.
Christmas Tea, Garden City Hotel - Saturday, December 21, 2013This elegant tea will feature Christmas-themes cookies and pastries, set against the backdrop of holiday decor, with a live violinist providing entertainment. $41 per person. at the Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY, 516] 747-3000.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve Specials At Revel RestaurantREVEL, 835 Franklin Avenue, Garden City, NY, (516) 246-9111 will celebrate Christmas Even from 12 noon to 9 p.m. Their a la carte menu will be offered all day, along with some specials.
Tues., December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve Dinner - Mirabelle Tavern & RestaurantMirabelle Tavern and Mirabelle Restaurant, at the Three Village Inn, 150 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY, (631) 751-0555 and (631) 584-5999, will serve a sit-down prix fixe dinner starting at 4 p.m. Cost is $65 for adults and $22 for children, plus tax and gratuity. Reservations are required. Please call for prices.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve Dinner at ViewVIEW, 3 Consuelo Place, Oakdale, NY, (631) 589-2694, overlooking the Great South Bay, will serve a special a la carte dinner menu from 5 to 9 p.m. Reservations are recommended.
Garden City Hotel - Christmas Day Brunch
$74 per person, pre-paid. Note: unlimited Mimosas and Bloody Marys included in price.
For holiday dining reservations, please call (516) 877-9385.
Garden City Hotel - Christmas Day DinnerWednesday, December 25, 2013 The Garden City Hotel is serving a three-course dinner at their Polo Steakhouse. $65 per person, pre-paid. (They are also offering a limited a la carte menu for dinner service.)
the Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street, Garden City, NY, (516) 747-3000.