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Christmas in NYC

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Christmas in NYC

So a few of us are flying up to NYC for Christmas this year. Although I have been to NYC a few times I have never experienced it during Christmas. Any suggestions on what stuff we should definitely do while we are in the city? Also, we are HUGE foodies! Any suggestions on places to eat (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)? We don't care if its and expensive place or a cheap place, as long as the food is GOOD! Any help would be much appreciated.


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You don't care if it is expensive or cheap ? So a $500 per person tasting would be ok ? There are just too many wide variables in this city so we all need to be realistic and tell us what your per person limit is and what kind of food you like.

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On the right side of the page is a column titled "Top Questions on NYC" About halfway down is a clickable link to what to see/do during the winter holidays. That would be a good place to start. There's also a whole section on dining. To list places for you for 3 meals a day would just be too overwhelming a task for anyone.


is a website where you can start doing some research and


is a website where you can book some but not all restaurants. I'm immediately look at booking a place for Xmas day if I were you.

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Okay, I know how overwhelming the FAQ's can be to read through. So, here are some things to get you started. :O)

Tree at Rockefeller Center

See a Christmas show.........such as Elf or Radio City Music Spectacular

See the Holiday Window Displays: Macy's, Bloomingdale's, Lord & Taylor, Saks, etc

Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

Ice Skating in Central Park, Bryant Park, or Rockefeller

A really good place I ate at during my last trip was Toloache (Mexican Food) :O)

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Thanks for all your suggestions!

We are definitely not looking for $500 places to eat. The expensive/cheap comment was just to let you guys know we are more interested in taste/quality and not cost. Like I said we love all types of food so we are open to any cuisine.

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I ate as messa and I enjoyed it

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When we are not cooking at home (or eating at someone else's table) we like to go for a traditional Christmas meal at Friend of The Farmer restaurant on Irving Place a few blocks south of Gramercy Park (the largest private park in the City). Comfort food at its best!

This year they will be serving a Christmas brunch in the late morning as well as a Christmas dinner later in the afternoon and night. You will probably need reservations as this place is a community favorite.

For contact information see:


Hope this helps.



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1. FOOD:

Good threads on restaurants:

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k3210601… -Must_eat_places-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k4000923… What_are_your_absolute_must_s_for_eating_out-

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k3540895… What_dish_restaurants_do_you_crave_in_NYC-


This thread contains many other threads discussing "must eat in New York" foods. Yes, it's worth clicking and reading them.

tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k2652740… Unique_foods_that_are_a_must_try_in_NYC-

2. Christmastime

Gird your loins and prepare for CROWDS!!!

Here's the page in the TOP QUESTIONS about NEW YORK CITY that nywhiz referred to:

What to Do and See During the Winter Holidays?



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