5 French restaurants in New York where you can order an entire Christmas dinner
Are you staying in New York for the holidays? Let your local French restaurants take care of you. Here are five menus you can order right now.
1. Benoît New York
Located in Midtown, Alain Ducasse’s bistro celebrates the end-of-year celebrations with a 3-course menu at $ 90 per person. For the aperitif, choose between a terrine of foie gras, vegetables from the garden or a parsnip soup. Among the main dishes, you will find the filet mignon with pepper sauce and its potato gratin, a delicately spiced duck breast in beet puree, or even seared halibut or roasted cod for the fish. The desserts will also make your mouth water, with homemade profiteroles, a chocolate-tangerine log, or a mango-passion curd with meringue. Take-out meals on the 24th (4pm to 9pm) and the 25th (12pm to 9pm). Benoit New York, 60 W 55th St, (646) 943-7373.
2. The Neighborhood
In the Battery Park City district, the Liberty Bistro this year offers a special Christmas menu for 6-8 people for $ 300. The aperitif consists of a plate of cheeses and cold meats with baguette, shrimps in cocktail sauce, and a salad of young beets with goat cheese and walnuts. For the main course, you have the choice between a tenderloin or a roast leg of lamb with rosemary, accompanied by mashed potatoes, green beans and baby carrots. Raspberry flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Yum! The District also offers the possibility of purchasing the cheese and cold meats plate alone for $ 95. Liberty Bistro, 225 Liberty St, (212) 981-8588.
3. Kitchen Daniel Boulud
This year, the famous French chef offers a “Christmas weekend party” menu with everything you need to indulge yourself for an aperitif, dinner and brunch the next day. Among the starters, a smoked salmon millefeuille, potatoes with caviar and crème fraîche, and Lobster in Jelly on brioche. The meal includes a terrine of foie gras, a Norman sole from Dover with rice with black truffle, and a hazelnut log for dessert. Seafood brunch is sure to whet your appetite with crab legs, lobster, shrimp and hamachi ceviche. At a cost of $ 1,800, the full menu for 4 to 6 people also includes pastries and cakes, as well as a selection of five cheeses. (That’s $ 3600 for 8-10 people.) Order online here to reserve your meal. Kitchen Daniel Boulud, 60 E 65th St, (646) 831-4587.
4. ABC kitchen
Alsatian Jean-Georges Vongerichten is also part of it, with his Flatiron District restaurant, ABC Kitchen, which only offers local and organic products, guaranteed to be free of pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics and hormones. For Christmas, the restaurant will present a special menu for two at $ 248. Chicory salad with apples as a starter, gouda, hazelnuts and black truffle, aged beef entrecote with caramelized onions as a main course, accompanied by a potato gratin with black truffle and grilled broccoli. Apple and quince crumble, and goat’s milk ice cream for dessert. Meals available to order, so reserve your spot on December 25th. ABC Kitchen, 35 E 18th St, (212) 475-5829.
5. At Oskar
In Bedstuy, the French restaurant Chez Oskar also offers a special Christmas menu, available to order until December 22. The meal is $ 130 for two, or $ 250 for four, and includes half a bottle of white chablis and one of red Bordeaux. Lobster bisque and green salad as a starter, prime rib or whole sea bream accompanied by seasonal vegetables as a main course, and Yule log for dessert. Order by phone or in person. Chez Oskar, 310 Malcolm X Boulevard, (718) 852-6250.