Where to Dine for Christmas in the Hamptons and North Fork

Enjoy Christmas dinner at an East End restaurant
Enjoy Christmas dinner at an East End restaurant! Photo: Paul Piebinga/iStock/Thinkstock

Plenty of Hamptons and North Fork restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or both in 2014. Make reservations now for your holiday dinner or brunch at one of these local favorites.

O’Murphy’s Pub & Restaurant, 99 Edgemere Road, Montauk, will be open on Christmas Eve with holiday specials and the regular menu. 631-668-5005 

The Seawater Grill at Gurney’s, 290 Old Montauk Highway, Montauk, will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 631-668-2345 REVIEW

Nick & Toni’s, 136 North Main Street, East Hampton, will offer Christmas Eve dinner with a la carte holiday specials. The amuse bouche is baccalà with crocchette and squid ink aioli. The appetizer is fritto misto with calamari, shrimp and sardines with truffle aioli ($19). The entrée special is zuppa di pesce with lobster, monk clams and mussels with saffron, spinach and deci beans ($42). For dessert, ($12) enjoy chocolate hazelnut bûche de noël. Dessert amuse is mini caramelized while chocolate éclairs. 631-324-3550

Rowdy Hall, 10 Main Street, East Hampton, will be open for lunch on Christmas Eve. The menu includes crab bisque ($11), smoked salmon and chives omelette ($14), lobster BLT ($21), and flourless chocolate cake. 631-324-8555

Cittanuova, 29 Newtown Lane, East Hampton, will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The regular menu will be available. 631-324-6300 

The Living Room at c/o The Maidstone, 207 Main Street, East Hampton, offers a five-course holiday tasting menu for $100 on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, 5:30 to 10 p.m. both days. Dinner starts with three grilled oysters with lemon beurre blanc and shallots. The second course is mussels with forest mushrooms, leeks, shallots and garlic, white wine and cream and pancetta. Next enjoy crispy duck breast with glazed oranges and cauliflower purée. The fourth course features sautéed bay scallops. Dessert is crème brûlée. Reservations are required. The a la carte menu will also be available. Additionally, the Living Room has a Swedish Christmas Table special on offer from December 1–25. Start with a trio of smörrebröd, which includes gravlax with mustard cream on toasted brioche, creamy smoked trout with dill on toasted sourdough and country pâté with sweet cranberry sauce on pumpernickel. The second course is oven-roasted pork belly, and dinner concludes with bread pudding. The cost is $42 plus tax and gratuity. A mug of Nordic Glögg, or mulled wine, is $8. 631-324-5006 REVIEW

Pierre’s, 2468 Main Street, Bridgehampton, will be open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for dinner, with the regular menu available plus holiday specials. Be sure to say bon jour. 631-537-5110 

Almond, 1 Ocean Road, Bridgehampton, is in its 14th year of serving a roast suckling pig dinner for Christmas Eve. Sides include cabbage, caramelized apples and späetzle. The price is $31, and a portion of the revenue will be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides new, warm pajamas and books to children in need. The regular a la carte menu will also be available. Hours are 5–9:30 p.m. 631-537-5665 REVIEW

75 Main, 75 Main Street, Southampton, will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 631-283-7575 REVIEW

Le Chef, 75 Jobs Lane, Southampton, is open Christmas Eve serving French cuisine. 631-283-8581 

Bistro 72 at Hotel IndigoEast End, 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is 6–11 a.m. and lunch and dinner is 11 a.m.–11 p.m. The Christmas prix fixe menu, for $37 per adult plus tax and gratuity, has three courses. Start with five-onion soup, beet salad or Bistro 72 salad. For an entrée, pick from roasted turkey breast, pork T-bone au poivre, filet mignon, shrimp scampi or ($5 add-on)16-ounce ribeye steak. For dessert, have Italian cheesecake, caramel apple cobbler à la mode or crème brûlée. The kids menu is $9. The à la carte menu will also be available. 631-369-3325 REVIEW

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