Of course, the most famous eat-out experience in New York is the Russian Tea Room. Founded in 1927 by members of the Russian Imperial Ballet, this restaurant has fed writers, actors, and politicians; no dining experience in New York quite compares to it. You can fit in a visit to Russian Tea Room for lunch, dinner, and pre/post theatre dining.
Alternatively, go all out and have the ultimate festive dinner at the Tea Room: Meat Solyanka, Sea Bass, and Chocolate Mousse Cake anyone? Go on, treat yourself, it’s Christmas! Book ahead as everyone will be wanting a table.