Rolf’s German Restaurant Is Back Open & Completely Decked Out For The Holidays

The Christmas decorations at Rolf’s German Restaurant are totally over the top: in the best way possible! This go-to holiday spot will definitely put you in the festive mood.

Rolf’s German Restaurant in Gramercy is an Instagram favorite year after year. With the extravagant floor to ceiling Christmas ornaments, twinkle lights and ribbon, they really know how to pull in a crowd.

Unfortunately last year we missed some festive photo opportunities since it didn’t open due to COVID and indoor dining regulations, but now it’s back in all its Christmassy glory.

Because it’s so popular, it’s best to make a reservation (call 212-477-4750 or 212-473-8718 between 10 a.m. & 4 p.m.). And it’s even better to go in November, since it’ll be totally packed by next month. They do accept walk-ins, but prepare to be waiting a while for a seat (even just for drinks at the bar!).

Still, if you can’t manage to get one before the New Year, no need to worry. The display will be up until the end of MAY, so the Christmas spirit will spread almost all year long.

Take a look at this lovely tour, if you’ve somehow missed what it looks like in the past!

In addition to all of the elaborate decorations, they also have lots of hearty food choices influenced by French and German culture. This includes two types of schnitzel: fried or sauteed, and plenty of options for sauces and vegetables on the side. They also have a variety of imported beer on draft and a selection of festive holiday cocktails.

Also published on Medium.