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Albany Holiday Dining Options for 2022-2023: Christmas & New Year's

Find Restaurants Offering Dine-In & Takeout Specials

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Consider doing yourself a favor this holiday season and skip cooking in the kitchen all day. There are a number of great Albany area restaurants that will be offering dine-in or takeout specials for Christmas and New Year's. Check out some of the local dining options below and don't forget to make a reservation (or place your order) ahead of time this year.

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2022-2023 Holiday Dining Specials in the Capital Region

Note: We will be updating this page with 2022-2023 Christmas and New Year's dining specials as the holidays near. In the meantime, you can read about the featured specials from 2021-2022 below for an idea of what to expect. Please check back for updates!

A Look Back at Last Year's (2021/2022) Christmas and New Year's Dining Specials:

Barnsider Restaurant

New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

This year, the Barnsider Restaurant in Albany won't be open for dining on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, but they will be open for gift card sales on Christmas Eve from 9am-6pm.

In addition, the restaurant posted on Facebook that they are accepting reservations for New Year's Eve. Plan ahead for the holiday!

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Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel

New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

Celebrate New Year's Eve with a special evening in Mr. D's Restaurant & Lounge at the Crowne Plaza Albany - The Desmond Hotel in Albany. Dinner reservations are available from 5pm-10pm, and the evening will include a special menu with suggested drink pairings, musical entertainment, a champagne toast, and party favors.

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Amelia's Italian Eatery

New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

Get ready for Amelia's Italian Eatery's 3rd Annual New Year's Eve Celebration! Reservations cost $60 per person and include a four-course dinner, noise makers, hats, balloons, music and dancing, and a midnight toast.

Athos Restaurant

Christmas Eve (Dine-In), New Year's Eve (Dine-In), and New Year's Day (Dine-In)

Join Athos Restaurant in Albany for a memorable holiday meal. On Christmas Eve, they will be open starting at 4pm, and the menu will include Christmas specials and their a la carte items. Then, on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Athos will be open starting at 4pm and offer New Year's specials and a la carte items.

677 Prime

New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

677 Prime in Albany will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, but they will be open on New Year's Eve with live music from Chris Dollard. Check out their website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

The Century House

Christmas Eve (Takeout)

Enjoy Christmas Eve takeout from The Century House in Latham! They are offering a Whole Prime Rib Meal for up to 12 people ($499) and a Half Prime Rib Meal for up to 6 people ($250). Each meal comes with a variety of sides, such as winter greens salad, roasted potatoes, mac & cheese, and more.

DeMarco's Of Colonie

New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

DeMarco's Of Colonie will be open on New Year's Eve from 4pm-9pm, and they are accepting reservations now!

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que (Troy)

Christmas Eve (Dine-In)

Although the deadline for Dinosaur Bar-B-Que's Christmas Packages has passed, they will be open on Christmas Eve until 4pm. Make your reservation today for a delicious meal at the restaurant.

Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

Celebrate the holiday season with Dukes Chophouse at Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady! Enjoy specialty holiday menu items on Christmas Eve from 4pm-11pm and on Christmas Day from 3pm-10pm.

On New Year's Eve, the restaurant will feature a specialty menu option and the regular menu. Advanced reservations are required.

The Healthy Cafe Catering Co.

Christmas Eve (Takeout)

Holiday dinner packages are available from The Healthy Cafe Catering Co. in Albany. All food is served in reheatable pans with instructions, and orders must be placed by December 21. There are holiday dinner packages for 6 or 10 people.

Joe's Tavern

Christmas Eve (Takeout) and New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

Joe's Tavern in Cohoes is cooking up some delicious food for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. They are offering Christmas Eve Packages for 6-8 ($175) and 8-10 ($225) people, and you can choose 2 appetizers and 4 entrees for your email.

Then, for New Year's Eve, they will have a special prix fixe dinner menu that costs $55 per person. Be sure to call for reservations!

Max410 at Van Schaick

Christmas Eve (Takeout) and New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

Family-style takeout specials are available from Max410 for Christmas Eve, but make sure you place your order before they sell out! The restaurant is also accepting reservations for New Year's Eve; they will be serving a prix fixe menu for $55 per person.

Milano Restaurant

Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve (Takeout)

Enjoy a Holiday Dinner To-Go from Milano Restaurant in Latham. You can place your order for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve. Each dinner package serves 2 people, and dinners are picked up cold with reheating instructions included. All orders for Christmas Eve and Day must be placed by December 18, and orders for New Year's Eve must be placed by December 27.

The Nest 518

New Year's Eve (Dine-In)

Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Nest 518 in Schenectady! Seatings will run from 4:45pm-10pm, and dinner will include four courses. The cost is $75pp, and an additional $30pp to include spirit pairings. All 10pm seatings will receive a complimentary bottle of wine with dinner and a champagne toast at midnight.

Samurai Japanese Restaurant

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (Dine-In & Takeout)

Craving sushi or Japanese cuisine for Christmas? Samurai Japanese Restaurant in Albany will be open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Be sure to call now and book your party today.

SaraBella Pizzeria

Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (Takeout)

Order a pizza from SaraBella Pizzeria during the holidays! They will be open from 10am-5pm on Christmas Eve and then 10am-7pm on New Year's Eve.

Tara Kitchen

Christmas Eve (Takeout)

All three of Tara Kitchen's locations will be offering a Feast of the Seven Fishes takeout special for Christmas Eve. The meal feeds two, costs $86.40, and includes 7-layer smoked salmon dip, grilled squid over arugula salad, crab cakes, and more. You must place your order by December 23 for pickup on December 24 at 5pm. Online ordering is available.

Via Fresca Italian Gourmet Market

Christmas Eve (Takeout)

Via Fresca in Albany is offering a number of family-sized Christmas Eve takeout specials, including both appetizers and desserts. The full menu is available on their website, and orders must be placed by Monday, December 20.

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