The holiday season in New York City brings seriously festive ambiance in restaurants and bars that go delightfully all-out with the holiday decor. From elegant, impeccably dressed trees and wreaths to intentionally kitschy, tinsel explosions of holiday spirit, here’s a range of bars and restaurants that have top-notch seasonal decorations around NYC.
Some of these establishments serve worthwhile food, but all of them are at least solid places to enjoy a celebratory cocktail or two. Ahead, 23 stops for some extra-festive food or drink this season.
5. Ophelia Lounge NYC
3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor
New York, NY 10017
This swanky Beekman Place cocktail lounge is perched on the 26th floor in Midtown East, making for sweeping views of the East River and beyond. During the holiday season, the distinctive space is done up with a “snow globe in the sky” themed decor. That translates to glimmering garlands featuring thousands of crystals, sparkly snowflakes hung from the tall ceilings, and gilded candelabras, with white sheepskin throws draped over the furniture.