We know the holidays can be a hassle. Once you’re done wrapping the gifts, it’s time to think about what to eat — but who says you have to cook? Spend more quality time with your loved ones by ditching the apron this year. These eight Long Island restaurants have takeout and dining options on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.
ANTHONY’S RESTAURANT AT WINDOWS ON THE LAKE
Grab “Christmas to Go” from Anthony’s Restaurant or have your meal delivered to your home. Anthony’s will have a special Christmas menu prepared. Order online or by telephone and get your food on Christmas Eve. 235 Lake Shore Rd., Lake Ronkonkoma, 631-981-4242, windowsonthelake.com/christmas-to-go. Noon-7 p.m. Dec. 24.
A delicious, four-course menu from Chef Nick Vogel will be available at Baron’s Cove on Christmas Day. The dining room, which features a cozy fireplace, will be decked in garlands and lights for peak ambiance during your holiday feast. There are many favorites to choose from for small plates, entree, soup or salad, and dessert. Make reservations online or by telephone. 31 W. Water St., Sag Harbor, 631-725-2100, caperesorts.com/barons-cove/dining. $110 per person. 4-9:30 p.m. Dec. 25.
This American bar and restaurant will offer guests a special holiday dining experience on Christmas Eve. Prime’s popular dishes, along with some chef’s holiday specials, will be available. Reservations are strongly suggested. Prime will also accept Christmas take-out orders through Dec. 20, with pickup on Dec. 23 and 24. 117 North New York Ave., Huntington, 631-385-1515, huntington.restaurantprime.com. Dec. 24.
THE JOLLY FISHERMAN AND STEAKHOUSE
Make your Christmas Day reservation at The Jolly Fisherman and Steakhouse. There will be a choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. 25 Main St., Roslyn, 516-621-0055, jollyfishermanrestaurant.com. Dec. 25.
THE MANSION AT GLEN COVE
Enjoy a sit-down Christmas Eve meal at The Mansion at Glen Cove. It will include a seafood bar, salad bar, antipasto, main fish dish, kids’ options, and cake and pie for dessert. A complimentary glass of wine is included. Make reservations now. 200 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, 516-751-5623, themansionatglencove.com/xmas-eve-dinner. $90 for adults, $45 for children. 3-8 p.m. Dec. 24.
THE MILLERIDGE INN
The Milleridge Inn will offer a prix fixe, sit-down dinner for Christmas Eve. There are several delicious options for starters, entrees, and desserts, plus a children’s menu. 585 N. Broadway, Jericho, 516-931-2201, milleridgeinn.com/christmas-eve-menu. Noon-6:30 p.m.
WAVE SEAFOOD & STEAK
Wave Seafood & Steak at Danfords Hotel, Marina & Spa will offer a prix fixe meal for Christmas Eve. Make reservations now. 25 East Broadway, Port Jefferson, 631-928-5200, ext. 170., danfords.com/christmas-eve-prix-fixe-dinner-12-24-21. $69.95 for adults, $26.95 for children 4 to 12, free for children 3 and under. Dec. 24.
ZORN’S OF BETHPAGE
‘Tis the season for a holiday meal catered by Zorn’s of Bethpage. The eatery has an entire menu of traditional, homestyle foods to choose from for your family dinner, including a turkey feast, juicy rotisserie chicken, and its famous barbecue cocktail spare ribs. Pick up orders hot on Christmas Eve. 4321 Hempstead Tpke., Bethpage, 516-731-5500, ext. 3, zornsofbethpage.com. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24.
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