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Get Spruced Up

If you’re daring (or foolhardy) enough to brave the gawkers and visit the Rockefeller Center tree, you’ll need to refuel soon after.


1. Pulse
This semi-secret restaurant at Sports Club/LA has a bird’s-eye view of the tree and an Asian-accented menu.
45 Rockefeller Plaza, at 50th St.; 212-218-8666

2. Soba Nippon
Nourishing noodles and soothing soups in a peaceful atmosphere.
19 W. 52nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-489-2525

3. Prime Burger
Swing-tray seating from the last century and petite burgers that hit the spot.
5 E. 51st St., nr. Madison Ave; 212-759-4729

4. Osteria Stella
Pizza, pasta, a $28 prix fixe for early birds, and a bar long enough to accommodate all manner of Yuletide anxieties.
135 W. 50th St., nr. Seventh Ave.; 212-957-5050

5. American Girl Cafe
Face it: Christmas is for the kids. So is this doll emporium and its cutesy-pie café.
609 Fifth Ave., at 49th St.; 212-371-2220


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