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Ocean’s Seven

The Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian Christmas Eve tradition, gets translated (and sometimes truncated) hereabouts.

  1. 1. Lupa Osteria Romana

    170 Thompson St., nr. Houston St.; 212-982-5089

    The annual “La Vigilia,” offered from noon to 10 p.m., includes eel in a sweet vinegar marinade and mullet cooked in a package; $75.

  2. 2. Gusto Ristorante e Bar Americano

    60 Greenwich Ave., at Perry St.; 212-924-8000

    Amanda Freitag’s inaugural Gusto Christmas includes dishes like smoked swordfish and olive-oil-poached hake, plus three wine pairings; $125.

  3. 3. Gonzo

    140 W. 13th St., nr. Sixth Ave.; 212-645-4606

    Grilled-pizza maestro Vincent Scotto trades crusts for crustaceans with a four-course prix fixe; $60.

  4. 4. Aroma Kitchen & Winebar

    36 E. 4th St., nr. Bowery; 212-375-0100

    This Noho spot takes a special interest in its wines, and so should you. The four-course feast is $95 with wine, $65 without.

  5. 5. Patsy’s

    236 W. 56th St., nr. Broadway; 212-247-3491

    If your Christmas Eve is already booked, sample the seven fishes any night preceding it; $49.


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