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Where to Celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes in New York City
December 10, 2023, 2:25.49 pm ET


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Chef Jonathan Waxman and Barbuto are celebrating Christmas Eve with a nod to the Italian tradition of the Feast of the Seven Fishes. The team is offering a seven-course, family-style menu with a seafood focus for $150 per person (excluding alcohol, tax, and gratuity). Barbuto will be open on Sunday, December 24 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. and guests may reserve a table via Resy here.

This special menu includes Focaccia & crudite; Crespelle alle Caviar, crepe filled with caviar, crème fraiche, chives; Calamari e Gamberi Fritto, fried shrimp, calamari, aioli; Cavatelli con Langosta e Tartuffi Neri, cavatelli pasta, lobster, and black truffle; Pesce en Brodo di Mare, monkfish, scallop, mussels, and shellfish broth; Branzino Striato, striped bass, winter veg, and salsa panna; Torta Zenzero Ciccolate; and finished with gingerbread yule log & small chocolates.

For those spur-of-the-moment diners, Barbuto’s bar will be available for walk-ins where guests may enjoy the full menu or order the holiday dishes a la carte. Barbuto will be closed on Christmas Day.

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Lincoln Ristorante

Lincoln Ristorante will be celebrating the holidays this season with one of their favorite Italian traditions: The Feast of the Seven Fishes. Executive Chef Artem Orlovskyy will serve a Feast of the Seven Fishes during the week leading up to Christmas. Lincoln’s 5-course prix-fixe features its seven fish in classic Italian dishes such as Frittelle di Baccalà, salt cod fritter; Due Crudo, Hamachi with aqua chile, and preserved lemon; Tuna with roasted tomato vinaigrette, avocado crema; Cavatelli di Grano Arso eith crab, sea urchin, calabrian chili, lemon, scallion; Conchiglie, octopus, guanciale, tomato estrattu, and fiore di sardo; Red Snapper with black lentils, salsa verde and roasted fennel; and for dessert, Struffoli with honey-fennel pollen gelato.

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Savor the dynamic flavors of the sea this Christmas Eve by indulging in a prix fixe Feast of Seven Fishes at the Lower East Side’s newest dining destination, Fossetta. Led by industry veterans Julie Park, Joshua Even and Charlene Santiago, Fossetta serves Italian cuisine influenced by the flavors of the Mediterranean, matched with a thoughtful wine program embracing natural, biodynamic and small-scale producers. Menu offerings will be paired with premium wine and include starters such as Parsley and Anchovy toast made with house focaccia and fresno chili, mains including Lobster risotto paired with sea urchin and saffron, and to top off the meal, desserts including Chocolate Budino served with seafoam toffee and whipped creme fraiche.

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Osteria 57

Osteria 57, West Village’s popular Italian restaurant will celebrate Christmas Eve with numerous dishes inspired by the Italian-American Feast of the Seven Fishes tradition. In addition to its expansive menu celebrating Italy’s coastal cuisine, Chef Riccardo Orfino has created a variety of specials including the Fuseli Seven Fishes for Two, Linguini Lobster and Black Truffle, Ravioli Alle Erbette and the Tardivo Radicchio. Reservations can be made via Resy.