Written by on 5.12.15

The holidays in New York City is a festive time of year. There is so much to do and see, even if you’ve been living there all your life. Instead of planning a holiday dinner or brunch, NYC has a number of fine restaurants where you and the family can have a great dinner without the cooking or clean-up. Dining out has its advantages, and you’ll be able to relax, unwind and enjoy the day.

In Midtown East, Murray Hill and the Upper East Side, the fine dining options are endless. Depending on your palate, you can enjoy European, American, Italian and more. Here are a few restaurants that may meet your needs:

Al Fiori

A European 4 ½ star restaurant, you will be able to enjoy a 4 course menu featuring seasonal dishes and Michael White classics.

Armani Ristorante 5th Avenue

An Italian 4-star restaurant in Midtown, you and your guests will have selections of traditional Italian dishes and a custom menu.

The Back Room at One57

Rated 4 ½ stars, you can enjoy a wonderful American brunch menu that will carry you for the rest of the day. Located in Midtown.

Benjamin Steakhouse

One of Midtown’s finest, Benjamin Steakhouse is rated 4 ½ stars. Their holiday menu includes a three-course meal and a dinner a la carte menu. During the holidays, this is an excellent choice!

Match 65 Brasserie

If you’re on the Upper East Side, you can enjoy this French restaurant’s holiday menu. Rated 4 ½ start, make your reservations early to get a taste of their 34oz Grilled Cote de Boeuf.

Ruth Chris Steak House

Rated 4 ½ stars at their Midtown location, enjoy surf and turf during the holidays with their filet mignon, lobster and ribeye steaks.

Wine 30

A 4-star restaurant located in Murray HIll, Wine 30 offers an excellent American meal. During the holidays, they offer seasonal specials in addition to their regular dinner menu.

With so many offerings during the holiday season, making a choice can be difficult. There’s a reason why it’s called the holidays … you have more days to enjoy more food. Try a couple of these to get you through the season and pick your favorites to stop back in next year!

Topics: NYC Restaurants