Staying in NYC over Christmas? You're living the dream—even if you're a native with onerous familial commitments in town, at least you don't have to travel. And no family, no problem. Sunshine is screening our favorite Christmas movie, Die Hard, at midnight that weekend, and with any luck there'll be a few vague acquaintances you can round up for holiday drinks. But before all that, you'll need dinner, and if you don't want to cook, there are quite a few restaurants open on Christmas Day.

We already paired Chinese restaurants with nearby movie theaters, here are 12 recommendable non-Chinese establishments: Black Market, Bar Basque, Wall & Water, Saul (Christmas Eve), Maialino, Balthazar, Sea Grill, Spice Market, Riverview, Virgil's, Gallagher's Steak House, Macao Trading Co., and both SushiSamba locations.