This Is Where You Can Eat Out For Christmas in the Hudson Valley

Going out on Christmas doesn’t have to mean soggy Kung Pao chicken and stale rice. Here’s where to go instead.


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Is a no-cook Christmas at the top of your wish list? Well if you can’t fathom a family holiday without a succulent roast and all the trimmings, fear not. We’re unwrapping the best of Valley venues open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, serving everything from soup to specials for the ultimate holiday celebration. So tell your hubby to change out of those sauce-stained sweats… there’s no Chinese take-out on this list.

 

Terrapin

Schedule: Open Christmas Eve (11:30 - close)
Any Holiday Specials? Yes!
Menu Highlights: Farsumagru, a traditional Sicilian holiday dish of flank steak stuffed with meatloaf, asparagus, eggs, salami, and cheese; Venison medallions with a juniper demi-glaze and goat cheese polenta.

Feeling extra festive? Terrapin’s annual Holiday Beer Dinner will take place place December 14 – 16, featuring worldly four-course prix-fixe fare with beer pairings inspired by Chef Josh Kroner’s own travels. On the menu: coconut milk and lemongrass squash soup, Viennese-style goose with cabbage and potato dumplings, and Ukranian wheat berry kutya with poppy seeds, apricots, raisins, and almonds. 

Terrapin
6426 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck
845-876-3330

terrapinrestaurant.com

 

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern

Schedule: Open both Christmas Eve (5-9 pm) and Christmas Day (brunch only, 10 am – 5 pm)
Any Holiday Specials? Yes!
Menu Highlights: Scallops with cauliflower puree, pancetta, and watercress; Stuffed pork chop with spinach, prosciutto, broccoli rabe, and cannellini beans; King oyster mushrooms with polenta, spinach, spicy olives, rosemary, and poached butter. 

Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern
25 South Partition St., Saugerties
845-247-0700

diamondmillshotel.com

 

The Tavern at the Beekman Arms

Schedule: Open both Christmas Eve (lunch, 11:30 am – 3 pm; dinner 4 – 8 pm) and Christmas Day (dinner buffet only, 12 - 5 pm)
Any Holiday Specials? Yes! A la Carte Christmas Eve dinner
Menu Highlights: Pumpkin ravioli served with a roasted leek cream sauce; Baked crabmeat stiffed shrimp in a Chardonnay beurre blanc sauce with parmesan risotto and haricots verts; Coffee-braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes and roasted parmesan cauliflower.

The Tavern at the Beekman Arms
6387 Mill St.
 Rhinebeck
845-876-7077
beekmandelamaterinn.com

 

Cucina

Schedule: Open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Any Holiday Specials? Yes, three course prix fixe
Menu Highlights: Butternut squash garganelli pasta with, a parmesan cream sauce, walnuts, and aged balsamic; Lamb chop with broccoli rabe, crushed fingerling potatoes, sage, and spicy yogurt; Grilled pork porterhouse chop, with lentils, wild hive polenta, and chorizo.

Cucina
109 Mill Hill Rd., Woodstock
845-679-9800

cucinawoodstock.com

 

Market St.

Schedule: Open both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
Any Holiday Specials?: Yes, three course prix fixe
Menu Highlights: Slow roasted duck leg with chorizo, green lentils, fennel, and autumn squash; Free range half chicken, autumn vegetable bread salad, currants, and pine nuts; Stracchino cheese ravioli with kale-almond pesto.

Market St.
19 West Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-7200

marketstrhinebeck.com

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