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The Westchester Restaurants Open for Christmas Eve and Day

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Make a reservation or order takeout at these Westchester favorites for a delectable Christmas meal you don’t have to cook yourself.

By Dave Zucker and Michelle Gillan Larkin, with additional reporting by Melissa Kagan

We love the holidays, but if, like us, you’re already tired of the cooking and baking and scrubbing that comes with family meals around this time of year, consider booking a reservation now for any of these special menus that are guaranteed to leave you as round and jolly as ol’ Saint Nick himself.

Benjamin Steakhouse

610 Hartsdale Rd, White Plains; 914.428.6868

On Christmas Eve and Day, the steakhouse will seat guests starting at noon for a separate three-course menu. Start with either a classic or non-alcoholic eggnog, then move onto a starter of lobster bisque, shrimp cocktail, or winter salad. Dig into a main course of either bone-in ribeye, filet mignon, grilled Norwegian salmon, or rack of lamb with sides like mashed potatoes, sautéed broccoli, or home fries. Then, end the afternoon with tea or coffee and a nice slice of chocolate mousse cake, pecan pie, or creamy New York cheesecake. Their dinner runs until 10:30 p.m. ($95 pp; dine-in only.)


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The Cabin

1172 Knollwood Rd, White Plains; 914.592.6682                  

This White Plains spot will be open Christmas Eve to offer up a mouthwatering a la carte menu beginning with appetizers such as P.E.I. mussels with garlic toast, crabmeat and avocado salad over mixed greens, or short rib quesadilla. Entrees include specialties like almond-crusted salmon with champagne sauce, grilled porterhouse steak topped with crispy onions, stuffed shrimp with crabmeat, and shrimp scampi over linguini.

The Inn at Pound Ridge

258 Westchester Ave, Pound Ridge; 914.764.1400

Chef Jean-Georges welcomes guests on Christmas Eve for a three-course dining event. Choose from appetizers like tuna tartare, crispy salmon sushi, burrata with citrus salad and basil and black truffle fontina pizza, then move onto entrées like pan-seared diver scallops, roasted duck breast, and wagyu beef tenderloin. Finish with a buche de noel, citrus pavlova, or assorted ice cream and sorbets. The menu is available for dining in or taking out. ($178 pp)

La Crémaillère

46 Bedford-Banksville Rd, Bedford; 914.234.9647

This French fine dining restaurant is located in an original 1750 farmhouse, and it serves up hyper-seasonal dishes in Westchester. This holiday season, the eatery will be offering its chef’s tasting menu from 5:40 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve.


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698 Saw Mill River Rd, Ardsley; 914.693.5400

Artisanal, imaginative, farm-to-table ingredients comprise the menu offerings from the husband-and-wife team of Heather and Scott Fratangelo, and that will be no different on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with a choice of takeout-only options. First, consider the black pepper and olive oil marinated filet mignon with red wine reduction that comes with haricot verts amandine and gouda gratin potatoes with caramelized onions. For dessert, choose from chocolate fudge cake with chocolate ganache and toasted hazelnuts or a New York cheesecake with raspberry preserves and fresh raspberries. This feeds four and is priced at $400.

Modern Restaurant

310 Huguenot St, New Rochelle; 914-633-9479

The Christmas Eve menu at this New Rochelle fixture offers something for everyone via a buffet-style dining setup. Appetizers include coconut shrimp, mussels blanco, rice balls, and fried calamari. Entrees include stuffed salmon, shrimp scampi over sauteed spinach, New York strip steak in a bourbon brown sauce with cipollini onions, and stuffed salmon with homemade crabmeat, shrimp, and scallop stuffing with a creamy brandy sauce. And if you have room for sweets at the end of your meal, a dessert table includes an assortment of holiday favorites with tea and coffee.


29 Purchase St, Rye; 914.481.8660

OKO will be open on Christmas Eve from from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. offering an a la carte menu. The full menu celebrates Japanese techniques and traditions with Chef Brian Lewis’ signature style. Guests can expect small, but powerful, casual plates meant for sharing. The restaurant uses local ingredients from New York, Connecticut, and the Toyosu Market in Tokyo. Make your reservation on the restaurant’s website or give them a call.


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578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113

Home for the holidays doesn’t mean cooking for a crowd as Chef Giuseppe Fanelli is open on Christmas Eve. The menu is comprised of his famous beef Wellington made with filet mignon and black truffle duxelles. Sides include whipped potatoes and caramelized heirloom carrots with bourbon smoked sugar glaze. Feeds four to six people for $450.


71 Grant St, Yonkers; 914.965.1111

Celebrate your Christmas Eve with a three-course meal from none other than X20. The restaurant is open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., and dinner costs $110 per person, with a half-price rate for children 12 and under. There are six appetizers to choose from, including a warm crepe of shellfish and black truffle and scallion risotto. For entrée, it’s a tough choice between six options. That being said, you can’t go wrong with the braised short ribs of beef with parsnip puree and crispy cauliflower. End on a sweet note with the warm chocolate yule log, classic red velvet cake, or lemon tart with torched meringue.

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