Top Long Island Christmas Eve Dinners

Leave the cooking to the pros this holiday season. Restaurants across the Island are offering up Christmas Eve dinner menus that are too delicious to pass up. Avoid the stress of the kitchen and make a reservation at one of these popular eateries.

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The 17th Annual Christmas Eve Roast Suckling Pig Dinner at Almond, Bridgehampton

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Back for the 17th year, Almond is continuing its Christmas Eve tradition of roast suckling served with seasonal and traditional sides for $35. A portion of the revenue will be donated to the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and books to children in need. Almond’s regular a la carte menu will also be available. Christmas Eve hours are 5-9:30pm. Address: 1 Ocean Rd / Phone: 631-537-5665 Click to go

Mirabelle at Three Village Inn, Stony Brook 

Enjoy a delicious three course meal at Mirabelle for $65 (children eat for half price). For the first course, choose from one of six unique appetizers including warm goat cheese salad with mustard vinaigrette and the Waldorf salad. Five main course options are for the taking. Try the squash filled ravioli with Parmesan cheese sauce and roasted eggplant or braised beef short rib with sweet potato purée, cranberry jam and celery. End the meal with your choice of a festive dessert. Address: 150 Main St / Phone: 631-751-0555 Click to go

The View, Oakdale



Soak up breathtaking views and a seaside ambiance at View while enjoying appetizers like oysters, clams and calamari. Entrées feature a continued selection of seafood dishes like scallops, salmon and halibut. For land lovers, Sicilian-style braised short ribs and filet mignon are also on the menu. Address: 3 Consuelo Pl / Phone: 631-589-2694 Click to go 

Nick & Toni’s, East Hampton

The famous Nick & Toni’s is offering some tasty a la carte holiday specials on Christmas Eve. Start your meal with a complimentary amuse bouche of local clam oreganata. For the first course, choose from Peconic Bay scallops and truffled cauliflower purée. Follow that with a main course of roasted bronzino filet or braised leeks with lemon butter sauce and caviar. Amaretto cheesecake will be served for dessert. Nick & Toni’s opens at 6pm on Christmas Eve and is closed on Christmas. Address: 136 N Main Street / Phone: 631-324-3550 Click to go

Jonathan’s Ristorante, Huntington 



Winner of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, Jonathan’s Ristorante promises great food and wine for a memorable Christmas Eve. Chef Tito Onofre will serve up holiday inspired dishes as well as a regular dinner menu. Address: 15 Wall Street / Phone: 631-549-0055 Click to go

The Polo Steakhouse, Garden City

Seating begins at 5pm at The Polo Steakhouse’s Christmas Eve dinner. Indulge in the Italian-American celebration of the Feast of Seven Fishes Buffet for $95+ per person. Reservations and payments should be made in advance. Address: 45 7th Street / Phone: 516-877-9385 Click to go