Some families share a tradition of eating out for Christmas. Others may simply find themselves in the mood this year to have Christmas Eve dinner or that Christmas Day meal out at a restaurant in the Hamptons. The trouble is that not every restaurant in the Hamptons is open on those days.
This year, however, there are a number of fine dining options you can consider for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day—just in case you want to wine and dine after opening your presents.
The Sea Grille at Gurney’s Inn – Why not make a trip out to Montauk for the holidays. The hotel, spa and restaurant that is a family unto itself, will be open for Christmas Eve dinner and will also be open Christmas Day. The Sea Grille offers some award winning seafood and a sensational Italian menu overlooking the Atlantic ocean that is perfect for any occasion. 631-668-2660.
Pierre’s – Located on Main Street in Bridgehampton, this restaurant has developed an excellent reputation for its fine French cuisine. It will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dinner. Be sure to say bon jour. 631-537-5110.
Nichol’s – Located right off of Montauk Highway in East Hampton and known for its British beers, pub feel, but with excellent food, Nichol’s is set to be open on Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 631-324-3939
Driver’s Seat – Great little spot in Southampton will be open on Christmas Eve. 631- 283-6606.
Le Chef – French restaurant in Southampton, open for dinner Christmas Eve.631-283-8581.
Phao Thai Kitchen – Sag Harbor is a magical place, and if you are in the mood for a little Asian cuisine on either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, then you are going to want to check out Phao. It’s a very charming restaurant that always delivers interesting and creative menus. The cocktails there are also wonderful. 631-725-0101.
Mirko’s – This is one of those classic places in the Hamptons that everybody knows about. Mirko’s will be open Christmas Eve. They are located in Water Mill and have an excellent, European menu. 631-726-4444.
75 Main – The ever popular restaurant on Main Street in Southampton will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve. 631-283-7575.
Fresno - This spot by the rail road station in East Hampton will be open Christmas Eve for dinner starting at 5:30 p.m. 631-324-8700
The Living Room – The Living Room restaurant in East Hampton is one of the most popular restaurants in the Hamptons and is home to the Hamptons International Film Festival. The restaurant will be open on Christmas Eve and will be offering a four-course prixe-fixe option for $85 per person as well as their regular menu. It will also be open for dinner Christmas Eve with its regular menu and will even be offering a Christmas Day Brunch. They can be reached by calling 631-324-5440.
Almond Restaurant & Bar – Located in Bridgehampton. Serving on Christmas Eve from 6 to 10 p.m. 631-537-5665
World Pie - Great, brick oven pizza in Bridgehampton. Set to be open on Christmas Eve from 11:30 a.m. to midnight. 631-537-7999
Robert’s Restaurant – Excellent fine dining in Water Mill. Serving on Christmas Eve starting at 6 p.m. 631-726-7171.
The Jamesport Manor Inn – On the North Fork, the Jamesport Manor Inn will be open for dinner on Christmas Eve. This is one of the most popular restaurants on the North Fork. $60 per person menu. They are not open Christmas Day. 631-722-0500.
Nick and Toni’s – The legendary restaurant in East Hampton will be open all night for dinner on Christmas Eve. 631-324-3550
Indian Wells Tavern – The popular pub in Amagansett will be open on Christmas Eve from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 631-267-0400
Cappelletti Restaurant – Located in Sag Harbor will be open on Christmas Eve for dinner. 631- 725-7800.
Il Capuccino – Excellent Italian food in Sag Harbor. Serving on Christmas Eve from 5 to 9:30 p.m. 631-725-2747.
Tutto il Giorno – Another great Italian spot in Sag Harbor. Serving on Christmas Eve from noon to 10 p.m. 631-725-7009