10 Spots to Dine on the Holiday

10 Spots to Dine on the Holiday

Christmas Eve is just around the corner, so if you haven’t already made dinner reservations or other arrangements, you’d better do it before it’s too late. To help you with this endeavour, here are 10 East End restaurants and hotels offering Christmas specials, catering and related events.

Christmas restaurants in the East End

Old oven pub

On Christmas Eve, the popular Old Stove Pub in Sagaponack serves a $75 set dinner menu featuring a choice of soup, salad, stuffed eggplant, half fried chicken, pan seared red snapper, scallops, fresh branzino, Australian lamb chops and prime tenderloin Mignon, short ribs and dessert. In addition to the great food, Hope Forgiven will be performing live from 9pm to midnight. Call for reservations. 3516 Montauk Highway, Sagaponack. 631-537-3300, oldstovepub.com

The Chequit is a solid choice among the East End's Christmas-themed hotels
The checkCourtesy of The Chequit

The check

If you missed Brunch with Santa Claus at The Chequit on December 10th, don’t miss the Holiday Sweater Party on Saturday December 17th at 8pm at The Tavern. The fun continues on December 24th with the exciting Christmas Eve party and yes, The Chequit is open for Christmas. 23 Grand Avenue, Shelter Island Heights. 631-749-0018, thechequithotel.com

Baron’s Bay

Baron’s Cove is serving a fixed price Christmas Day menu that includes an appetizer – a choice of prime ribs, glazed sea prune farm ham, locally sourced halibut and wild mushroom pappardelle – as well as an appetizer, soup/salad and dessert. Dinner is available from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for $125 per person. 31 Westwater Street, Sag Harbor. 631-725-2100, caperesorts.com/barons-cove

Canoe Place Inn & Cottages Chef Ülfet Ralph festive for Christmas
Canoe Place Inn & Cottages Executive Chef, Ülfet RalphBill McCuddy

Canoe Place Inn

Gather friends and family for Christmas at the Good Ground Tavern, the cozy bar at Canoe Place Inn & Cottages in Hampton Bays. On Tuesday 20th December the Good Ground Tavern will be offering the 12 Days of Christmas Tasting Menu, a 12 course tasting menu featuring festive options such as A Partridge in a Pear Tree (caramelized pears served with ruby ​​port and hints of maple on baguette rounds with Catapano chevre) to 12 Drummers Drumming (bags of drum kettle corn to go) Each day of the legendary song is covered with creative dishes prepared by Executive Chef Ulfet Ralph. E-mail [email protected] or call to reserve your spot. The cost is $175 per person. On Christmas Eve there will be a limited à la carte menu with special offers and on Christmas Day the restaurant will offer the regular menu which is served from 12pm to 8pm 329 East Montauk Hwy, Hampton Bays. 631-763-6300, canoeplace.com/dining

Rowdy hall

Rowdy Hall in East Hampton is offering a la carte holiday specials (closed evenings) this Christmas Eve, Thursday 24th December, in addition to its regular lunchtime menu. Tentative specialties include seafood soup with toasted baguette, crunchy local cod cake sandwich and milk chocolate hazelnut cake. 10 Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-8555, rowdyhall.com

The Swarms

This holiday season, The Shoals in Southold has partnered with North Fork Table & Inn, Old Field Vineyards and Southold Social to offer guests special holiday dining experiences. The Taste of Southold package offers guests a two-night weekend stay in a spacious suite at The Shoals, complimentary breakfast, a private wine tasting at Old Field Vineyards and three-course dinners at the North Fork Table & Inn and the Southold Social. The package starts at $835 per night and is available through December 30th. 61600 Main Street, Southold. 631-765-5121, theshoalsnorthfork.com

The case at Sound View Greenport

The Halyard has prepared a delicious three course Christmas Eve prix fixe that includes a choice of tuna tartare or beef tartare for starters, black truffle crusted cod or dry aged rack of lamb for starters and a Christmas log for dessert. The booking can be made via OpenTable or by telephone. 58775 Way 48, Greenport. 631-477-0666, thehalyardgreenport.com


Almond in Bridgehampton is hosting its roast suckling pig on Christmas Eve, this year sourced from Roaming Acres Farm and served with seasonal sides for $49. A portion of Christmas Eve proceeds will be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and books to needy children across the United States and around the world, many of whom are waiting to be adopted. The regular a la carte menu will also be available. Opening hours on Christmas Eve are 5-9pm and Almond is closed on Christmas Day. 1 Ocean Street, Bridgehampton. 631-537-5665, almondrestaurant.com

L&W Market

L&W Market has announced that they will be offering a special catering menu in celebration of Christmas, with a menu tentatively featuring a dozen deviled eggs, lobster roll sliders, lobster squash bisque, honey glazed Berkshire ham, long island roast Duck Meat, Roasted Rack of Lamb and Roasted Rosemary Fingerlings. All orders must be placed by telephone by 8pm on Thursday 22nd December and collection is available from Almond on 24th December between 1pm and 2pm. 631-537-1123, landwmarket.com

Nick & Tony

Nick & Toni’s is offering a special fixed price menu for Christmas Eve on December 24th. The three-course meal is $125 per person and is served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The menu tentatively includes Insalata di Granchio, Panzanella al Mare and Risotto ai Frutti di mare, Stones Throw Farm polenta, pollo arrosto and torte di mele. 136 North Main Street, East Hampton. 631-324-3550, nickandtonis.com

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