RIVERTOWNS, N.Y. -- Think everything's closed Christmas Eve/Day? Think again. A host of area restaurants are open and ready to serve you.
Equus at The Castle Hotel and Spa , Tarrytown: Enjoy a special four-course tasting menu of $89 per person ($125 with wine pairing) on Christmas day and eve. Seatings are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and from noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 25. Merry Christmas: 400 Benedict Ave., 914-631-3646 , www.castlehotelandspa.com/ .
Red Hat on the River , Irvington: If the twinkling lights of the Hudson don't get you in a holiday mood, the festive decorations inside Red Hat on the River will. The restaurant is open Christmas Eve for lunch from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. and for dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m serving an a la carte menu. Merry Christmas: One Bridge St, Irvington, (914) 591-5888 ; www.redhatontheriver.com .
River City Grille , Irvington: River City Grille is offering the best of both worlds: Dinner Christmas Eve (their regular menu) from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. along with a Christmas dinner to go (serving up to 15). Merry Christmas: 6 S. Broadway, (914) 591-2033 , www.rivercitygrille.com .
Ruth Chris Steak House , Tarrytown: Juicy steaks, plump lobsters, chicken dishes and more are among the items on Ruth Chris' holiday menu. The restaurant is open Christmas day only. Merry Christmas: 670 White Plains Rd., (914) 631-3311 ; www.ruthschris.com/promotions/christmas .
Zuppa Restaurant and Lounge , Yonkers: A special Christmas Eve menu will celebrate the Feast of the Seven Fishes with seatings from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Merry Christmas: 59-61 Main St., Yonkers, (914) 376-6500 , www.zupparestaurant.com/ .
X2O, Yonkers : Gracious service is always on the menu at X2O where you can expect gourmet dishes such as Long Island duck and Hudson Valley chicken. Merry Christmas: 71 Water Grant St., (914) 965-1111 , www.xaviars.com/restaurants/xaviars-x20-on-the-hudson/.
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