Holiday Menus, Candy Cane Cocktails & Happy Hours in NYC


New York City is the place to be for the holidays, as the home of the infamous Rockefeller Center Tree Lightening Ceremony, The Radio City Rockettes and extravagant store windows. With all of the merry-making, it is no surprise that the city is also filled with festive holiday-inspired cocktails and dishes, Christmas Day happy hours and prix fixe menus.

Blockheads will be donating $1 of every Candy Cane Margarita sale ($6) to Toys for Tots and in addition, has added a Christmas Ham Taco at $10.95 with two sides.


Lower East Side staple Rochelle’s aka Leave Rochelle Out of It will be open on Christmas from 5pm on and is offering all night happy hour, encouraging guests to bring food from their favorite LES restaurants.  They will also give guests a free shot this season for donating a toy to Toys for Tots in the bin in the bar!


South Street Seaport hotspot Ambrose Beer & Lobster is serving a new toasty treats menu for the holiday season while guests can enjoy the South Street Seaport Christmas tree and a menu of fresh cold-water Maine lobster dishes.  The Hot Cocoa is a standout with Absolute Vanilla, Baileys Irish Crème, Kahlua, Hot Chocolate and Nut Meg.  For National Cocoa Day on 12/12, it will be just $5!


West End Hall will be open on Christmas and from 12/15-12/25 is introducing three new menu items including the WEH Burger Rossini (Angus Beef, seared Foie Gras, Black Truffle), “Apple Pie In a Glass”, a mix of apples and bourbon infused for 30 days, and homemade eggnog. www.westendhall.com


Located steps from the water under the FDR, Industry Kitchen is a stunning 5,000 square-foot space featuring epic NYC and Brooklyn views and an open interactive kitchen.  Christmas Day menu highlights include Lamb Lollipops and Lobster Escargot, a Roasted Pomegranate Goose, a Smoked Country Ham, a variety of seasonal sides and Apple Cranberry Pie for dessert.  $80 Per person.


Have any other great New York holiday tips? Please leave a comment below!





KImberly Fisher

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