Where to Have the Feast of the Seven Fishes This Christmas Eve
These four restaurants are upholding the Italian tradition.
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A time-honored Christmas Eve dinner, the Feast of Seven Fishes comes with a hefty helping of tradition — and a lot of time spent at the stove. Not up for all that work? No worries, you can have the whole feast served to you, glass of wine in hand, at one of these restaurants.
100 Titicus, North Salem; 914.617.8380
Set in an 18th-century house, the seafood-and-produce-focused restaurant does an annual Feast of Seven Fishes. This year, the four-course prix-fixe menu, priced at $85, features dishes like a hot seafood tower, charred octopus, Dungeness crab, salmon crudo, Icelandic cod and mussels with bone marrow, and lobster cassoulet, plus a selection of desserts.
5 John Walsh Blvd, Peekskill; 914.788.4555
Called The Vigil, dinner at this riverfront Charles Point restaurant ($65) features more than seven seafood options to feast on. CIA-trained chefs Ryan Swank and Jan Michael Anastacio craft new-school takes on traditional fare, like oysters with prosecco-cranberry mignonette, salt-cod croquettes with bitter greens and bonito, squid-ink cioppino, celery-cured fluke, and lager-steamed mussels with bacon.
18 Mill St, Port Chester; 914.939.3111
In Port Chester, Chef Andy Nusser’s Feast of Seven Fishes menu ($75) comprises seven types of seafood across three courses: scallop crudo with Meyer lemon and paddlefish caviar; black fettucini topped with one-pound lobsters, garlic chives, and bottarga; and crispy dorada with mussels, cockles, and chorizo. Dessert is a chocolate cannoli with bitter-orange ricotta and chestnut honey.
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578 Anderson Hill Rd, Purchase; 914.997.4113
The only à la carte menu on this list, tredici NORTH’s menu skews traditional with classic fare like chilled seafood salad, baccalà fritter, grilled octopus, baked clams, jumbo lump crab cakes, tuna tartare, and grilled whole fish.