Holiday Dining Options 2017 - 2018

Consider doing yourself a favor this year and skip slaving over a hot stove. We've got the Albany area restaurants right here that are open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day for the 2017 to 2018 holiday season.

Please note: You'll likely want to make a reservation to secure a spot!

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Check back soon for the 2017 - 2018 dining options as they become available. For an idea of what to expect, check out who offered holiday dining last year:

2016 - 2017 Holiday Dining Options

Albany Pump Station

19 Quackenbush Square
Albany, NY 12207
518.447.9000

  • Christmas Eve: 11:30am to last seating at 6:00pm
  • New Year's Eve: open at 11:30am; kitchen closes at 11:00pm, bar is open until 2:00am
  • New Year's Day: 12:00pm to 8:00pm

Athos Restaurant

1814 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
518.608.6400

  • Christmas Eve: 4:00pm to close, regular menu and holiday specials
  • New Years Eve: 4:00pm to close, regular menu and holiday specials

Bellini's

624 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.608.1145

(Also has locations in Slingerlands and Clifton Park)

  • Christmas Eve: 11:00am to 5:00pm (all locations)

Blue 82

82 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.445.8082

  • New Year's Eve (reservation-only party): open bar 9:00pm to 1:00am, hors d'oeuvres, champagne, and party favors, $85 per person or $150 per couple, jackets required for men

Buca di Beppo

44 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205
518.459.2822

  • Christmas Day: 11:00am to close for lunch or dinner

Capital Bistro

55 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.694.3122

  • Christmas Eve: open until 8:00pm with regular menu and holiday specials
  • New Year's Eve: open at 4:30pm, $65 for four courses or a la carte

Cella Bistro

2015 Rosa Road
Schenectady, NY 12309
518.381.2081

  • New Year's Eve: bar from 5:00pm to close, dinner form 6:00pm to close with four-course, $75 menu with choices

Chez Mike

596 Columbia Turnpike
East Greenbush, NY 12061
518.479.4730

  • New Year's Eve: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, three-course $59 menu with choices

Cornells

39 North Jay Street
Schenectady, NY 12305
518.370.3825

  • Christmas Eve: open 3:30pm to 7:30pm with regular menu and holiday specials
  • New Year's Eve: open 5:00pm to 10:00pm with regular menu and holiday specials

D'Raymond's Restaurant

269 Osborne Road
Loudonville, NY 12211
518.459.6364

Note: D'Raymond's is currently booked for reservations on both Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. If you have your heart set on this restaurant, try calling and seeing if they had any cancellations.

  • Christmas Eve: 4:00pm to 9:00pm
  • New Year's Eve: 4:00pm to 9:00pm

The Ginger Man

234 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
518.427.5963

  • New Year's Eve: limited holiday a la carte menu starting at 4:30pm; late-night fare from 9:00pm to 12:00am

Illium Cafe

9 Broadway
Troy, NY 12180
518.273.7700

  • Holiday Dinner to Go: Prime rib meals to feed 8 to 12 people, $250; shrimp platters, $25 and $50; available for order through December 23rd for pickup December 19th to the 24th.
  • Christmas Eve: Open for to-go pickups only until 11:00am
  • New Year's Eve: Breakfast and lunch from regular menu; dinner three-course menu with choices and champagne for $65 from 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Innova Kitchen

1210 Troy Schenectady Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.608.1466

  • Christmas Eve: lunch 11:30am to 4:00pm, dinner 4:00pm - 9:00pm, regular menu with holiday specials
  • New Year's Eve: lunch 11:30am to 4:00pm, dinner 4:00pm to 11:00pm, regular menu with holiday specials
  • New Year's Day: brunch 10:00am to 3:00pm, regular menu with holiday specials; dinner 3:00pm to 9:00pm, three-course menu with choices for $20.17

La Serre Restaurant

14 Green Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.463.6056

  • Christmas Eve: dinner 5:00pm to 8:00pm, regular menu plus holiday specials
  • New Year's Eve: 5:00pm to 11:00pm, holiday a-la-carte menu

Milano Restaurant

Newton Plaza
594 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.783.3334

  • Christmas Eve: lunch served 12:00pm to 3:00pm from regular menu; dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm, limited a la carte
  • New Year's Eve: lunch served 12:00pm to 3:00pm from regular menu; dinner 5:00pm to 10:00pm, three-course, $47
  • New Year's Day: 4:30pm to 8:30pm, regular menu

Mio Vino

186 Main Street
Altamont, NY 12009
518.595.5095

  • New Year's Eve: 4:00pm to 10:00pm, regular menu plus holiday specials

New World Bistro

300 Delaware Avenue
Albany, NY 12209
518.694.0520

  • Christmas Day: 3:00pm to 8:00pm, regular menu
  • New Year's Eve: 5:00pm to 10:00pm for a four-course, $75 holiday menu
  • New Year's Day: 11:00am to 3:00pm for New Year's brunch, regular menu from 5:00pm to 9:00pm for dinner

Pearl Street Pub

59-61 North Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.694.3100

  • Christmas Eve: closing at 7:00pm
  • New Year's Eve: Two-floor DJ party from 10:00pm, $5 admission, VIP tables available

Provence

Stuyvesant Plaza
1475 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
518.689.7777

  • Christmas Eve: 5:00pm to 8:00pm, limited holiday a la carte menu
  • Christmas Day: 2:00pm to 6:00pm, limited holiday a la carte menu
  • New Year's Eve: 11:30am for lunch with regular menu; dinner from 5:00pm to 10:00pm with three-course holiday menu, $65

Public House 42

42 Eagle Street
Albany, NY 12207
518.650.6015

  • Christmas Eve: closing at 7:00pm
  • New Year's Eve: holiday buffet starting at 4:30pm, $35, includes two drinks

Reel Seafood

195 Wolf Road
Albany, NY 12205
518.458.2068

  • Christmas Eve: 12:00pm to 9:30pm, regular menu and Feast of Fish specials
  • New Year's Eve: 3:00pm to 10:30pm, regular menu and holiday specials
  • New Year's Day: 11:00am to 2:00pm, jazz brunch until 8:00pm for dinner

The Restaurant at The Pointe

1 Bell Tower Drive
Watervliet, NY 12189
518.250.4525

  • New Year's Eve: 4:00pm to 9:00pm, $40 for four-course menu with choices

Savoy Taproom

301 Lark Street
Albany, NY 12210
518.599.5140

  • Christmas Eve: open at 3:00pm with regular menu
  • Christmas Day: open at 6:00pm with bar only
  • New Year's Eve: 6:00pm to 8:00pm for $65 four-course holiday menu with choices and a beverage; entertainment starts at 10:30pm
  • New Year's Day: 10:00am to 2:00pm for brunch, regular menu

Slidin' Dirty

9 1st Street
Troy, NY 12180
518.326.8492

  • New Year's Eve: 11:30am to close; viewing party of the live stream of the band Phish's three-set Madison Square Garden concert starts at 8:00pm; regular menu

Tala an American Bistro

626 New Loudon Road
Latham, NY 12110
518.486.8252

  • New Year's Eve: bar open 12:00pm to 12:00am bar open; dinner 5:00pm to 12:00am

Westfall Station

13 Averill Avenue
Averill Park, NY 12018
518.674.6258

  • Christmas Eve: 3:30pm to 8:00pm, regular menu and holiday specials
  • New Year's Eve: 3:30 to 9:00pm, bar until 1:00am, regular menu and holiday specials

Wolf's 1-11

111 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205
518.275.0561

  • Christmas Eve: regular menu from 11:30am to 6:00pm or 7:00pm
  • New Year's Eve: 4:00pm to close, regular menu and prime rib and seafood specials
  • New Year's Day: 11:30am to 9:00pm, regular menu and prime rib special

Yono's Restaurant

25 Chapel Street
Albany, NY 12210
518.436.7747

  • New Year's Eve: two options - three-course prix fixe menu from 5:00pm to 11:00pm with choices for $92; eight-course tasting menu for $144 ($199 with wine pairings, $245 with premium wines)

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