OK, here it is - My post about restaurants that are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Honestly, there are a lot of restaurants that stay open on Christmas Eve, but not Christmas Day. If you have a favorite restaurant that you like, you should call them to see what there hours are. These are the ones I know that are running special dinners.
Featuring a special four course Christmas Eve tasting menu with creamy chestnut soup with lobster, egg fettucine, mushroom crusted "beef wellington", and donut holes. $75 pp or $105 pp with the wine pairing. For full details, see the Equinox web site or call (202) 331-8118. You should call for their hours because they are not posted on their web site.
Three course dinner featuring oysters, quail, roasted chestnut and apple soup, spinach, walnut and warm bacon salad, stuffed pork loin, poached salmon, and beef tenderloin. Full details here.
Open 5:30 pm - 9 pm. Call (212) 912-4110.
Galileo is not having a special menu, but they do have a "to go" menu. The way it works is that you call in your order a week in advance, schedule your pickup time, and come get your dinner. If you live near Galileo, you can even have the meal delivered. For Christmas Eve, the package includes roasted shrimp, cresperelle filled with fonduta cheese, roasted rack of veal, and bread pudding. Preparation instructions, bread and cookies are included as well. Pricing is per person at $80 pp for 1 to 3 people, $75 pp for 4 to 6 people and $70 pp for 7+ people. You can get the full information at Roberto Donna's web site.
And that's it. Sadly there wasn't much information on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day out there. As well, you can also look on OpenTable for a full list of restaurants open Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.