7. Rolf’s Restaurant
Rolf’s, a German restaurant and bar, is famous for its intense Christmas decorations and old-world, cozy environment. Located in a snug space just north of Gramercy Park on the corner of East 22nd St. and 3rd Ave, Rolf’s is the place to go if you love over-the-top decorations, but are too lazy to set them up yourself.
The line to get in may be a little longer than ones at other bars, but the floor to ceiling wreaths, baubles, lights, candles, cherubs, and hundreds of other ornaments make the experience truly worth the wait. The alcohol selection is slightly limited, but you can enjoy some imported German draughts in keeping with the restaurant’s atmosphere. Address: 281 3rd Avenue