Christmas Eve dining on Long Island
Tuesday can be a sleepy night at restaurants. But not always. Christmas Eve falls on Tuesday. Here are three establishments for the festivities.
REVEL, 835 Franklin Ave., Garden City; 516-246-9111
Aptly named Revel will be serving 12 to 9 p.m. on Christmas Eve, adding specials such as mussels with salsa verde; cornmeal-crusted calamari; seafood paella; pan-seared red snapper with fingerling potato hash; wild mushroom risotto; and local duck breast with sweet potato puree.
VIEW, 3 Consuelo Pl., Oakdale; 631-589-2694
This perch looking onto Great South Bay offers a la carte dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Notable dishes: crab cake with avocado, mango salsa, and Meyer lemon aioli; pan-roasted sea scallops with lobster risotto; roasted striped bass with gnocchi and caponata; pappardelle Bolognese.
THE LIVING ROOM, E. 207 Main St., East Hampton; 631-324-5006
Three-course dinner from 5:30 to 10 p.m. at the restaurant in c/o the Maidstone. Dishes include gravlax; salmon tartare; cod with horseradish, kale and potato terrine; flounder meunière; grilled Arctic char with fennel puree; beef tenderloin Provençale; gingerbread cake.