Restaurants Everyone Should Visit During This Holiday Season in New York City

Bottino NYC is located in the artsy neighborhood of West Chelsea filled with art galleries and art installations. For over 20 years Bottino has been offering contemporary Italian cuisine in a cozy warm environment.

Recently renovated and updated the genuinely friendly staff serves up homemade pastas, creamy burrata, and a massive portion of tender lamb chops. There are wonderful seafood dishes as well along with a diverse wine and cocktail menu.

Bottino is now taking reservations for their New Year’s Eve Celebration with a three course meal, early seating starting at just $75 dollars, with a welcome glass of champagne included. Tax and Gratuity extra. Click here to book: Bottino NYC


Mizu near Union Square has a motto that quality sushi should be available whether you dine in, take out or get your meal delivered at an affordable price. Using the highest quality ingredients the fish is super fresh. Guests can dine ala carte or choose an Omakase dining experience.

We tried and enjoyed the shrimp shumai, tuna tartar, black cod, sirloin steak and of course a sushi platter filled with sushi, sashimi, classic and specialty rolls. The ramen bowls are flavorful and loaded with fresh ingredients.

The vibe at Mizu is lively with families, couples and friends enjoying a night of great food and drink.


TGA NYC  is an American Modern cuisine restaurant with lots of seafood, meats, and comfort food options. The salmon Crudo and the jumbo crab cake were delicious as was the Filet & Shrimp and the Fresh Grilled Salmon. There is a sports bar menu with  New Orleans wings, nachos, homemade flat bread pizzas, loaded Mac n cheese and lots of other options.

The Back Alley Beer Garden is the perfect space for a private holiday party with a retractable roof for an indoor/outdoor experience any time of year.

During the holidays the bar scene is lively and the location is in the heart of midtown just blocks away from Times Square and Madison Square Garden.


As a lover of Indian Food we found Chola NY quite special because of the elevated coastal Indian menu. The charming upper east side eatery serves up fresh seafood hard to find at a traditional Indian restaurant.

Our favorite dishes were the Lobster Ghee Roast(Lobster Masala) the Crab Butter Pepper Masala and the Jhinga Butter Masala Shrimp. We also loved the Lasoni Gobi (Cauliflower), Onion Bhaji (Crispy Onion Fritters), and Dhabewali Murgh Tikka (Grilled Chicken Bites in a lemon sauce).

Open for lunch and dinner with a daily unlimited lunch buffet, Chola is a yummy experience not to be missed.



Manhattan’s East Village is currently one of the trendiest neighborhood in Manhattan. The Black Ant NYC brings an authentic modern Mexican restaurant with a focus on regional dishes and ingredients uniquely sourced in Mexico.

Adventurous diners must try the Black Ant Guacamole and the Chapulines, Grasshoppers, shishito peppers, avocado with queso fresco. We opted for the grilled mahi-mahi and the juicy roasted chicken. We really enjoyed the mango margaritas. There is a huge tequila and mezcal menu to experience.



Recently opened Aqua Boil Cajun Seafood House in Hell’s Kitchen makes us very happy!!! We love authentic cajun seafood and quality ones were hard to find in NYC until now. Focused on seafood boils, the “Get Messy” motto is encouraged at the restaurant. We tried and loved everything.

The King Crab legs were juicy and tender, as were the snow crab legs and the lobster. All the boils come with corn and potatoes and a choice of sauce: garlic butter, lemon pepper, Cajun Mix with a variety of spice levels.

The cocktail menu has a nautical theme with names like Beach Bum, Under The Sea, Poseidon’s rate and more.






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