FIVE PLACES TO GET TRA­DI­TIONAL TURKEY AND HAM IN NYC FOR CHRIST­MAS DAY

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1. If you re­ally want to in­dulge, the Plaza Ho­tel of­fers a Grand Buf­fet of turkey and ham, as well as a num­ber of other op­tions like beef, rab­bit and a veg­e­tar­ian op­tion. A three-course meal is pricey though, $125 a head. And if you want a cock­tail or a glass of wine with that, you bet­ter have raided your piggy bank. The turkey and ham is the best this writer has ever tasted though – and Don­ald Trump no longer owns the ho­tel so you don’t have to worry about bump­ing into him. 2. Gramercy Tav­ern on East 20th Street of­fers turkey and ham on Christ­mas Day. On the reg­u­lar menu, a main dish of seabass will set you back around $36, with the av­er­age starter cost­ing be­tween $20 and $25. So ex­pect these prices to hike for the hol­i­days.

3. The Rock Cen­ter Café is lo­cated, you guessed it, at the Rock­e­feller Cen­ter, left. You re­ally can’t get more fes­tive than this for a Christ­mas Day din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. With views of the spec­tac­u­lar tree and the ice rink, you can eat your turkey and ham while watch­ing fam­i­lies take in the sights, and you’re bound to see at least one ro­man­tic pro­posal out­side. New York­ers tend to stay away from places like this on Christ­mas Day, so ex­pect lots of tourists like your­self. Prices vary from rea­son­ably priced burg­ers at $16 to more ex­otic dishes like but­ter­nut squash pasta at $25.

4. Friend of a Farmer, on Irv­ing Place, is home­cooked food that will cer­tainly fill you. It is sure to serve turkey and ham on Christ­mas Day, in a whole­some en­vi­ron­ment. The restau­rant’s Thanks­giv­ing menu this year in­cluded a coun­try pie starter, with turkey and ham for mains, with stuff­ing and mashed potato, and spiced pump­kin pie for dessert. There are no airs and graces about this place, just good, home­cooked tra­di­tional food. A three-course meal for an adult will set you back around $60, and around $30 for chil­dren.

5. If you fancy some­thing less tra­di­tional how­ever, Han Dy­nasty is a Chi­nese restau­rant in the East Vil­lage that opens Christ­mas Day, and will make your mouth wa­ter just from its In­sta­gram page alone. From salt and chilli shred­ded chicken, to stir fries ‘dry pot style’, this Asian cui­sine, above, will def­i­nitely give you a kick on De­cem­ber 25. The restau­rant has a huge cock­tail bar too, but be warned, book­ing in ad­vance is key, Han Dy­nasty is very pop­u­lar among New York­ers. You won’t spend a for­tune here, all cour­ses are very rea­son­ably priced, with au­then­tic noo­dle dishes av­er­ag­ing at about $10.

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