Not sure what else to say on the matter. As EV Grieve wrote in November 2008:
It gets horribly crowded at Rolf's during the holidays, of course...Just grab a seat at the bar (if you can during off-peak hours)...the food is too heavy for my tastes (hmmm, suckling pig), unless I'm trying to spike the LDL level in my bloodstream. In any event, if Rolf's is mobbed, Paddy Macguire's down the street — between 19th and 20th — is a decent alternative for drinks during the holidays. They have some lights as well — and a much smaller carbon footprint.
Previously on EV Grieve):
'Tis the season for keeping ConEd in business: The holiday lights are up at Rolf's