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4 Manhattan Spots Serving Up Festive Meals

December 17, 2018

New York City is no stranger to an abundance of wonderful bars and restaurants. However, during the holiday season, some places go above-and-beyond with their holiday decorations, making for the perfect union of festivity and great food. Below are our top picks for where you can eat, drink, and be merry!

Rolf’s German Restaurant

281 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10010 

Enjoy a delicious dinner or festive cocktails at Rolf’s German Restaurant in Gramercy. Known as much for its abundance of fairytale-esque Christmas decorations (captured above in this article’s lead photo) as its signature schnitzel, Rolf’s is sure to get you in the cheery mood. Can’t seem to snag a reservation during the holiday season? Don’t Panic! Decorations will be up until the end of May.

Gramercy Tavern

42 East 20th Street
New York, NY 10003

Open for over two decades, Gramercy Tavern is a well-loved restaurant that serves contemporary American cuisine and warm hospitality. During the holiday season, this popular restaurant adds dramatic and joyful decorations.

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment

249 West 49th Street (Midtown Location)
13 East 17th Street (Union Square Location)

Lillie’s Victorian Establishment is not shy when it comes to in-your-face, festive decorations. A large nutcracker greets you inside along with themed cocktails and a plethora of sparkling lights. Near constant crowds at both Manhattan locations confirm that this is a local favorite.

Milon Bangladesh Indian Restaurant

93 First Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

At Milon Bangladesh, you will certainly feel cheery and joyful with the abundance of lights (including many chili-shaped ones!) and decor covering the ceiling while you enjoy some wonderful Indian food.

After grabbing a drink or snack at one of these festive establishments, take a look at the city’s decked out department store windows. 

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