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East End Holiday Dining: Tweed’s, Baron’s Cove, Filomena, New Moon Café, Momi Ramen

Between catching The Nutcracker and shopping for holiday gifts this season, take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a meal at a Hamptons or North Fork restaurant. It’s a great time of year to eat out, drink out, and gather with friends for a celebration.

In the search for a special holiday dining spot, few locales offer a package of toasty warm atmosphere and terrific food better that you’ll find at Tweed’s Restaurant & Buffalo Bar in Riverhead—and Tweed’s will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, featuring their award-winning menu! Step inside this landmark location (having opened in 1896 as the restaurant and bar of the J.J. Sullivan Hotel) and you step back in time amid the restaurant’s Victorian chandeliers, stained glass, original stamped tin ceiling and oak-mantled fireplace—and then indulge in the famous bison and other fine dining offerings. Make your night out special biggest selection of bourbons—including the only Pappy Van Winkles 23 Year Reserve on the East End! Visit TweedsRestaurant.com or call 631-208-3151.

Celebrate Baron’s Cove’s inaugural winter holiday season with exceptional Sag Harbor dining options for Christmas as well as New Year’s Eve, while enjoying the nautically inspired festive tree decorations as well as the whimsical Santa’s literally scaling the building! Gather around the warm hearth in the dining room, relax and enjoy a traditional family-style Christmas dinner with shared dishes and all the festive fare on Friday, December 25 (any time between noon and 8 p.m.). Then ring in the New Year on Thursday, December 31, as Baron’s Cove Executive Chef Matty Boudreau creates a dinner worthy of celebrating the start of 2016. Visit BaronsCove.com or call 631-725-2101.

Farm to Table Catering by Filomena believes in the old adage “you are what you eat!” Eating simply and organically is what keeps you healthy and awakens your palate to the true flavors of this earth. Specializing in local farm-fresh seasonal ingredients deliciously prepared, they can cater any special event from their kitchen to your location. All year long, Farm to Table Catering by Filomena draws on a dedication to excellence in food and service to create the very best in corporate and private event catering for clients on Long Island. Filomena uses only the freshest seasonal and highest quality ingredients, with a focus on seasonally based menus and from-scratch cooking just as her mother taught her. Visit FarmToTableCatering.com or call 631-838-6900.

Over the years and in its myriad incarnations, the New Moon Café in East Quogue has built a loyal following with its mix of family-friendly dining, Ol’ Tex’s barbecued specialties from his mesquite grill… the briskets o’beef, the ribs and chicken and of course extraordinary handmade desserts. This holiday season, they invite everyone to treat that someone special to a night out or a take-home treat from their unique menu of delicious homemade soups and salads made fresh daily with local ingredients, plus steaks, seafood, Mexican specialties and famous Ol’ Tex’s BBQ Pit. And don’t forget their on- and off-premise catering for that special holiday event! Visit nmcafe.com or call 631-653-4042.

A boutique ramen house founded in Miami, Momi Ramen brought its renowned ramen (along with other fabulous fare) to the Hamptons early this summer—and now it’s serving up the perfect holiday season dining destination, open Christmas Day and New Years Day (with extended Happy Hour specials from 5–11 p.m.) and of course offering holiday parties and catering. No matter where your holiday celebrations begin, they can lead Momi Ramen—homemade ramen in a hot Tonkotsu Broth is the ultimate hangover cure! Visit MomiHamptons.com or call 631-324-1678.

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