Places to Ring in the New Year in New York City

December 15, 2021, 5:53.58 pm ET  

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IRIS, Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser’s new Greek/Turkish restaurant, will be celebrating New Year’s Eve. Located in Midtown West, not far from the iconic ball drop, IRIS is offering a sumptuous, 4-course prix-fixe feast at $225/per guest. Advanced Sommelier Amy Racine, named Esquire’s “Beverage Director of the Year,” has curated an optional wine pairing accompaniment ($168). She spotlights indigenous varietals in multiple styles from regions surrounding the Aegean and beyond. Seatings will be hosted at 6pm and 9pm, with the latter also featuring a gala Champagne toast to ring in 2022.


To ring in the New Year, Carbone will offer a four-course menu; options consist of a mix of the restaurant’s classics, including the Spicy Rigatoni, as well as show-stopping specials like Truffle Tortellini, Burrata & Caviar and a classic Italian New Year's dish to bring good luck; Cotechino & Lentils.  Finish the meal with a flight of signature desserts. $295 first seating and $395 second seating.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Lower East Side with Major Food Group and enjoy a festive three course menu of Dirty French favorites. Options include everything from Tuna Tartare to Roasted Salmon and our famous Chicken Persillade, with the option to upgrade with a Côte de Boeuf. $125 per person.


For New Year's Eve, Major Food Group’s glamorous, high-energy Japanese concept is planning a memorable feast that includes Lobster Club staples like the Pork Gyoza, Coconut Rock Shrimp, Skirt Steak, as well as decadent supplements like Tuna Rossini with White Truffle. $150 per person.


Ring in the New Year over a delicious 3-course dinner by our celebrated Chef Hari Nayak.  Be sure to wear your dancing shoes! New York's very own DJ Rekha has curated a special mix that will play from 5pm onwards. Early dinner, later dinner and drinks-and-dancing-only options available. Limited availability. SONA is taking all measures to ensure a safe environment, including temperature and vaccine checks for all guests. All staff is masked and frequently tested.


Celebrate the ball drop by enjoying a classic Bollywood-inspired dinner and dance party at Madam Ji. For just $175 per person, guests can enjoy: 3-Hour Open Bar, 4-Course Bollywood-Inspired Dinner, Champagne Toast with Live Music and Dancing Doors open at 9:30 PM and there’s limited seating available, so please reserve your table now by emailing:


Hortus NYC's Executive Chef Lenny Moon has designed a menu that takes diners on an eclectic culinary adventure to ring in the New Year as he infuses pan-Asian flavors with European techniques. The prix fixe menu begins with a Hortus Royal Platter for Two, chilled lobster tail, yellowfin tuna crudo, and a shrimp cocktail; followed by a Lobster Roll, served with sriracha truffle sauce, wasabi tobiki, and yuzu mayo on a potato bun. Hortus NYC will be hosting two New Year’s Eve seatings, the first beginning at 5pm priced at $70 per person and the second seating beginning at 8pm and including a complimentary glass of champagne. The restaurant also offers an optional wine pairing for $40.  


Badshah, located in Hell’s Kitchen will be open on New Year’s Eve from 12 pm - 3:00 pm for Brunch and from 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm for Dinner. Takeout and Delivery is also available.  Badshah is the next generation of Indian restaurants, a direct descendant of acclaimed Surya in the West Village.

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On New Year’s Eve, Sarashina Horii will offer their regular a la carte and tasting menus. Chef Tsuyoshi Hori will be serving more than a dozen soba dishes, both cold and hot, with options such as their signature Duck & Leek; Hamaguri clam; Kurobuta pork; Mushroom and Lobster tempura; along with raw bar selections, including sashimi, appetizers, salads, tempura and entrees. The Tasting Menu offers a great way to taste a variety of dishes at both lunch and dinner. The 6-course dinner tasting starts with 5 types of seasonal small bite appetizers, followed by 3 types of sashimi, then choice of each: tempura, soba, entrée and dessert ($98). The lunch tasting is shorter with an appetizer, carpaccio of white fish, then choice of each: tempura, soba and dessert ($48).


NYC’s premier wagyu destination J-Spec will be offering their full a la carte menu ON New Year’s Eve including their signature super premium highest grade Japanese beef served in a variety of ways from wagyu sushi and sashimi to handroll topped with uni and caviar to grilled A5 wagyu steaks, including the rare Ozaki Wagyu offered exclusively at the restaurant. For a less beef-centric option, a 6-course tasting menu ($125) will also be available, weaving together influences from Japanese, Italian and American cooking. To start, there’s a trio of Pumpkin Salad, Tomato with Yogurt Sauce & Miso Cream Cheese, followed by a bright Smoked Salmon with grapefruit; Wagyu Roast Beef Salad and Minestrone soup. The main course is Braised Washugyu, American wagyu slow braised in tomato sauce; for dessert, Ginger Honey Panna Cotta with raspberry sauce.


On New Year’s Eve, Pekarna will feature three different music genres throughout three different themed rooms. The Elixir Room, a true multimedia space with a 106-inch drop down screen and 7.1 digital surround sound with stadium banquette seating, will feature Dance music. The Dragon Room, highlighted by the Perrier-Jouët Champagne Bar, will be playing 80s music all night long with two TV screens for the ball drop. Finally, Pekarna’s main dining room, which showcases the stunning 592 Bar, will be the “Cocktails and Crooners” room, taking guests back to the 50s. The main dining room will have four TVs set up to ensure nobody misses the ball drop. With TVs in each room, all guests will be able to watch the ball drop when the clock strikes midnight. Guests will also be able to reserve tables ahead of time to serve as their “home base” for the night, as Pekarna encourages guests to wander throughout the space and mingle. Pekarna will also be providing each guest with party favors to gear up for the ball drop.

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Prime 1024’s New Year’s Eve celebration features a special 4-course Dinner Menu with a champagne toast along with an on-site DJ. The festivities begin at 9:30 pm. Highlights from the 4-course Dinner Menu include: Lucky Lady Oysters (N.Y) – whipped Crème Fraiche, White Sturgeon Caviar; 14 oz Akaushi Wagyu Sirloin – served with a choice of Mashed Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts, Truffle Spinach, or French Fries; and Mixed Mushroom Fettuccine in a cream sauce topped with fresh shaved Black Truffles, among other selections. Dessert is also included.


Limani Roslyn’s New Year’s Eve festivities will also feature a 4-course Dinner Menu with a champagne toast to ring in the New Year with live entertainment including singer Yianni Papastefanou and an on-site DJ. Festivities begin at 9:30 pm. Highlights from the 4-course dinner menu include: Patzaria – roasted beets and Skordalia (a Greek, garlic mashed potato purée); Lobster – deep sea lobster from Nova Scotia and charcoal grilled; and Grilled American Lamb Chops from Colorado, among other selections. Dessert is also included.

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Amor Loco, a lively, new Mexican restaurant that recently opened in the Theatre District, is hosting a New Year’s Eve Party that will include live music and two burlesque shows hosted by Lucy Buttons at 9:30pm & 11:15pm, including one performance with fire involved! Guests will be steps from the Times Square revelry without having to brave the cold :) For a party of 2 ($65 per person), guests will receive one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert and two margaritas or cocktails of their choice. At midnight, guests will also receive a free flute of champagne as Amor Loco toasts to the new year!


This New Year’s Eve, Casa Ora will be offering both standard dinner reservations for à la carte dining (with the last seating at 8pm), as well as a ticketed, open bar event from 11pm - 2am. The ticketed NYE event ($90/person) will include a 3-hour wine and beer open bar, plus two cocktail tickets, along with passed hors d'oeuvres and live music (featuring Latin Top Hits, Afro-Caribbean, Bachata and more). Guests can book their ticket (and/or NYE dinner reservation) via Resy. Both indoor and outdoor dining can be accommodated.


Nestled above Five Guys Burgers and Fries, overlooking 7th Avenue in Manhattan, sits The Garret West. For New Year’s Eve, The Garret West will offer a no-frills celebration to ring in 2022. No tickets required, just a cash bar with champagne toast at midnight.


This New Year’s Eve, The Garret East will transform into a chic evening party to manifest “No Bad Days” in 2022. Ticketed entrance will be from 9pm-2am. General admission ($100pp) includes an open bar and champagne toast at midnight. Tables and private room reservations, ($150pp) include open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and a taco party platter from Borrachito. General admission and table reservations are available via Resy.


East Village’s stylish neighborhood bar, Dingaling, is hosting a New Year’s Eve party to welcome in 2022. Tickets ($150pp) include a full open bar, champagne toast and – of course – great tunes from local DJs and fancy hot dogs from 8pm - late.


Bandits, the watering hole from The Garret Bars (Borrachito and The Garret Bars), will transform into a glittering, 70’s-inspired party for New Year’s Eve with the theme All That Glitters Is Gold. From 5pm-10pm, Bandits will offer a three-course prix-fixe menu ($75pp; available on Resy), with dishes that feature a modern take on old school diner and dive classics, along with a champagne toast and additional cocktail pairing.  After dinner, from 10pm-2am, Bandits’ All That Glitters Is Gold party will include an open bar and champagne toast at midnight. General admission tickets are available on Resy for $150pp. Table reservations are also available on Resy, starting at $250, including a bottle of champagne and 3-tier Seafood Tower.


Feliz Coctelería — the uber, festive holiday pop-up at The Garret Coctelería — will be hosting a New Year’s Eve fiesta with holiday cocktails and Taco Towers (serving 4-5) with shrimp ceviche, tuna tartar, chips and guacamole, hot sauces, and good vibes to toast in the New Year. Reservations are available via Resy. Each reservation includes a taco tower ($50 per table).

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At Soogil, Chef Soogil Lim draws on both his Korean background and French culinary training at Restaurant Daniel for the six-course New Year’s Eve Tasting Menu ($158) that showcases luxurious ingredients like caviar, foie gras and black truffles. Highlights include Caviar & Foie Gras, Black Diamond Kaluga Caviar with tuna tartare and foie gras gougere; Turbot with Perigord black truffles, egg noodles and seafood broth; Beef Wellington with shitake mushrooms, prosciutto and spinach and Truffle + Chocolate, a dark chocolate panna cotta topped with black truffles. In addition, guests can order chef’s signature Uni Bowl with sea urchin, smoked trout roe, seaweed rice ($34) and Black Diamond Caviar ($17 for 3 grams). Reservations via Resy.  108 E 4th St.; 646-838-5524


At Loreley Beer Garden, the New Year’s Eve Masquerade Night celebrations won’t break the bank with happy hour until 10pm (from noon), a free Champagne toast at midnight with the ball drop and no cover all night. They will give out masquerade masks from 8pm but, guests who bring their own mask get a free beer (0.2 liter). The full menu will be offered a la carte all night – no prix fixe menus, which makes it a great option for larger parties too with  drink-friendly dishes likes giant pretzels paired with warm beer cheese dip; grilled Sausage Party platters; schnitzels, cheesy spaetzle with bacon and more. Guests can enjoy festive holiday drinks like Boozy Bourbon Black & White Hot Chocolate with toasted marshmallows; Spiked Eggnog with whipped cream & caramel; Hot Bourbon Apple Cider; Peppermint Nitro Martini with a candy cane, seasonal craft beers and hot toddies in their Winter Wonderland decked out with over the top holiday lights and décor both indoors and outdoor in the heated beer garden (one of the city’s largest). New Year’s Eve Happy Hour 12pm - 10pm includes $2 off select holiday cocktails, $2 off select beers on draft & select wines by the glass, and $15 select 1 liter steins. Closing 4am.


La Goulue, the French bistro on the Upper East Side, is offering a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu. Executive Chef Antoine Camin is plating festive Hors D’ Oeuvres such as Bisque de Homard with Lobster Quenelle; Coquille St. Jacque Gratinée with Chanterelle Mushrooms & leek; and Foi Gras Cuit au Torchon with Bacon Brioche, and Dark Cherries Chutney. Entrée options include Sole Meuniere with Dover Sole, Brown Butter & Capers; Canard de Rouen with Duck Breast, Parsnip, Tamarin Reduction Confit Shallots; and Steak Aux Poivres Verts with New York Steak, Cognac, Green Peppercorn. For dessert, there's Profiteroles Croquantes with Choux puff, Vanilla ice cream, and Warm Chocolate Sauce and Tarte Tatin with Caramelized Upside- down Apple Tart, and Vermont Crème Fraiche. The restaurant will serve its a la carte menu for the first seating from 6:00pm-7:30pm and their prix fixe menu for their second seating from 8:00pm-10:30pm. The prix fixe menu is priced at $195.


Scampi, the vibrant coastal Italian restaurant in the Flatiron district, will be hosting a New Years Eve Party with a seated three-course dinner ($95 per person) as well as a full night event ($225 per person) complete with an open bar, festive three-course dinner, live DJ, and champagne toast. Guests have the option to ring in the New Year either with the pre-fixe dinner or the late-night party individually, or attend both. Tickets must be purchased in advance. There’s also an option to partake solely in the open bar starting at 10pm.

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New York’s newest hotspot for intimate dining and extraordinary music – will present a special “New York, New York” New Year’s Eve Celebration on Friday, December 31. The venue invites you to celebrate the city that never sleeps and experience classic New York City glamour alongside incredible live music of The Twilight Dance Band and delectable New American cuisine. General admission tickets include live musical performances, limited menu and passed hors d’ouevres, and a bubbles toast at midnight and balloon drop. The VIP package includes the above, plus bottle service, a dedicated seating section, and more. Black tie suggested. 21 and over please. Tickets are $225 per person for general admission, and $350 per person for the VIP area. 


The Sandbar Rooftop will offer a Beach White Party. Come dressed in your best beach chic whites and ring in the new year. Experience phenomenal views of Manhattan while relaxing in the Fashion District's beach escape on the 23rd floor of the Hilton. Guests will enjoy an open bar, a DJ until 12:30 AM, a bubbles toast at midnight, and light bites. 21 and over only please. Tickets are $200 per person.


The UES is hosting a Great Gatsby Party to ring in the New Year on Dec 31 from 9am to 1am.  it includes 3.5 hours premium open bar, live DJ, appetizers, dessert and New Year's Eve swag and goodie bags.  There will be a champagne toast at midnight (sponsored by Moet & Chandon) and a live viewing of the ball drop. $175 per ticket.


Arlo Soho is transporting their entire hotel into a New Year’s Even multi-floor extravaganza! With different experiences throughout the spaces, including a DJ Set, Dancers, Top Shelf Open Bar, Small Bites and other surprises, guests will have full access to the new craft cocktail bar Foxtail, Art SoHo on the Rooftop and The Courtyard at Lindens for an unforgettable night. Tickets are available for $150 on Eventbrite and will take place from 10-2am with a champagne toast. Those interested in pre-celebrations, can dine at Lindens, a new modern American restaurant situated within Arlo SoHo. The restaurant celebrates the essential tastes and flavors of each season with the finest local ingredients. To take the guesswork out of planning, guests can ring in the New Year with a beautiful seven-course general or plant-based tasting menu, featuring dishes such as housemade Grilled Sourdough Bread, Giardiniera, Spiced Cauliflower Steak and Pasta Pomodoro, to name a few. Don’t forget their kid inspired PB&J for dessert. A champagne toast is included for each guest. Seats can be booked on Open Table for $128 per person.  


The popular Greek Taverna’s latest location at Hudson Yards is hosting a New Year’s Eve party including a DJ, live drummer performances, party favors, a live stream of the Times Square Ball Drop, a complimentary midnight Champagne toast with sparklers and even a show by an electric violinist. Seating starts at 9:30 pm and Executive Chef George Pagonis has crafted a specialty 5-course prefix menu (with a la carte entrees) for $250 per person which includes Kyma’s favorite dishes and features caviar, truffles, octopus, ribeye for two and lobster pasta, among others. Reservations can be made by calling 212-967-9700 or visiting 


Sobre Masa Tortilleria, the new Bushwick destination with a variety of traditional taco styles and cocktails highlighting Mexican spirits by Zack and Diana Wangeman, will be ringing in the new year until 2am with a live mariachi band and late night tacos such as Al Pastor, with heritage pork marinated in house-made pineapple vinegar, cooked on the trompo with fresh pineapple; Cauliflower with morita peppers and garlic mojo; and Gringas, with a house-made tortilla using cacahuazintle, a special heirloom corn varietal that achieves a soft texture resembling a flour tortilla, topped with Oaxacan cheese.

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New York’s hottest lounge, nightclub and rooftop Somewhere Nowhere provides a wanderlust, enchanted getaway experience on New Year’s Eve with an indoor party and rooftop IGLOO experience. The two-level indoor/outdoor space sits atop the Renaissance Hotel on the 38th and 39th floors, offering captivating 360 views of the city and full access to the fireworks show. With a cutting edge sound system to amplify beats from local and international DJs, upcoming celebrations will include a 4.5 Hour Premium Open Bar (from 8-12:30pm), special 2022 NYE countdown with panoramic views of the New York skyline and fireworks, and complimentary champagne toast at midnight with live theatrical immersive performers and NYE Party favors. Tickets are available here with entrance starting at $270. In addition, new rooftop Igloos are sold as private rooms with bottle service package and a food platter provided by Noodlelove, available directly through their site now.  


Festivál, the “farm to bar” cocktail lounge is hosting a dinner and New Year’s Eve party extravaganza. The evening will feature a special dinner menu from 5:00 – 8:00 PM by reservation only with a special menu with options including dozen sustainable oysters to share with the table with soy marinated trout caviar, Short Rib Egg Yolk Ravioli, Hudson Valley Duck with Chestnut Risotto and 1 Swiss Meringue Dessert share & 2 Glasses of Sauternes. Then, from 10:00 – 1:00 PM, Festivál will offer $150 tickets for access to its open bar featuring a selection of its signature cocktails featuring the most vibrant, local ingredients, beer and wine with a champagne toast at midnight with a live DJ playing all night. Additional activities include tarot card readings, a Times Square live stream and watercolor portraits. Tickets available on Resy. High res: Interiors, Cabanas, Cocktails


To ring in the New Year, Carbone will offer a four-course menu; options consist of a mix of the restaurant’s classics, including the Spicy Rigatoni, as well as show-stopping specials like Truffle Tortellini, Burrata & Caviar and a classic Italian New Year's dish to bring good luck; Cotechino & Lentils.  Finish the meal with a flight of signature desserts. $295 first seating and $395 second seating.


Celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Lower East Side with Major Food Group and enjoy a festive three course menu of Dirty French favorites. Options include everything from Tuna Tartare to Roasted Salmon and our famous Chicken Persillade, with the option to upgrade with a Côte de Boeuf. $125 per person.


For New Year's Eve, Major Food Group’s glamorous, high-energy Japanese concept is planning a memorable feast that includes Lobster Club staples like the Pork Gyoza, Coconut Rock Shrimp, Skirt Steak, as well as decadent supplements like Tuna Rossini with White Truffle. $150 per person.

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Time Out Market, a Dumbo destination brought to you by the food + bev editors at Time Out, is hosting an exclusive, ticketed event to ring in the 2022 New Year. Two packages are available for those ages 21+.

-Love & Happiness  (Price for entry: $100), 9pm doors open. It includes $75 food and beverage credit. DJ and live swing band with Champagne toast at midnight

-VIP Skyline: (Price for Entry: $150), 9pm doors open. It includes $100 food and beverage credit, exclusive access to The Rooftop and terrace with unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline (Instagrammable!). Entertainment includes DJ and live Latin jazz band, magician & fortune teller. Complementary individual-sized bottle of champagne for a midnight toast


Brooklyn Chop House in FiDi will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a multi-course dinner for $145 per person. Appetizer options include rock shrimp tempura, chicken lettuce wraps, chicken satays with peanut sauce, vegetable spring rolls, bacon cheeseburger shumai, or pac man seafood dumplings. For entrees, guests are given a choice of 24 oz ribeye steak, salt & pepper 4lb lobster for 2, 7lb Long Island Peking Duck for two, spicy Kung Pao chicken, or sea bass with black bean and fresh garlic. The variety of sides will feature different fried rice including lobster, soft shell crab, and chicken along with french fries and onion rings, crispy seaweed, and Bok Choy. Desserts include ice cream or sorbet sampler, red velvet cake, or peanut butter cheesecake. A choice of two appetizers and one entree are available to one to five guests and six guests or more will be served family-style.


Slate, the upscale bar, lounge and club in the heart of Chelsea, is celebrating the occasion with a 5-hour premium open bar with a special live DJ performance, General Admission begins at $145 and complimentary appetizers will be served from 9pm - 11pm. As midnight approaches, party-goers get a glass of champagne while they prepare to tune in with revelers at the biggest end-of-the-year celebration in the world. The ball drop will be featured on Slate’s array of Hi-Def TVs. Watch all the revelry unfold, while the Live DJ Countdown to midnight provides the crowd energy to power into the New Year live never before. Doors will open at 8pm. Tickets required.


For New Year’s Eve, Tasca is offering an exclusive four-course tasting menu with seatings at 6 pm for $85 and 9 pm for $95.  Complimentary glasses of champagne will be available for diners of each seating to toast in the New Year! Adding to the festive atmosphere, Tasca’s downstairs dining room will feature a live DJ from 9 pm – 1 am. This New Years’ Eve prix fixe menu will feature some of the restaurant’s innovative flavors from the Iberian Peninsula of Spain, and Caribbean islands of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. Highlights include Seafood bisque with shrimp tempura; Grilled baby lamb chop over boniato purée topped with Perigord sauce and Caribbean apple mint jelly; and Sea scallops in a black bean broth with Caribbean herbs and saffron teardrops. On New Years’ Day, the restaurant will be open from 5 pm – 11 pm with their à la carte menu available for dining in, takeout, and delivery.

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Daintree Rooftop & Lounge invites you to party the night away while perched high up in the Manhattan sky with unbelievable views of the Empire State Building.   The special night will include a live DJ, passed hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast and fireworks at midnight. Tickets begin at $95. Doors open at 9pm. Tickets required.


Amali New Year’s Eve special will feature a full course tasting menu for $150 per person. The main menu includes Burrata Di Bufala served for the table, Potato Gnocchi, Tajarin Pasta, and Filet Mignon. Dessert includes chocolate mousse. Chicken, Fish, and Vegetarian are available.


American Brass in Long Island City features an Early New Year’s Eve menu with availability from 5pm - 7:30pm for $90 per person and a late menu with availability from 9pm - 10pm for $225 complemented by a champagne toast at midnight as well as an open bar. The late menu features an Amuse Bouche and Sourdough Focaccia for the table, with a choice of a Poached Duck Egg, Kampachi Tartare and Cauliflower Velouté for the first course. The second course includes Mushroom Lasagna and Ricotta Cavatelli, the third course features Ocean Trout with champagne sauce, smoked trout roe and marble potatoes, Short Rib served with black truffle pomme purèe, confit king trumpet mushrooms and sauce diablè, and Grilled Cauliflower with vadouvan spice, golden raisin chutney and marcona almond ‘tahini’ and desserts include Red Wine Velvet Cake, Honey Walnut Tart and Dark Chocolate Mousse.  


To ring in the 2022, Temperance will be hosting a standing soiree featuring a festive selection of large-format wines chosen by sommelier AJ Ojeda-Pons, as well as small bites including oysters on the half shell, Lebanese lamb sliders. and deviled eggs with calabrian chili. Tickets will cost $175 for unlimited food and wine from 9pm-1am. The event will be reservation-only with tickets being released via Resy on Wednesday 12/18 at 11am. Temperance Wine Bar will be open for New Year’s Day Brunch from 12pm - 4pm. Alongside bubbly mimosas and their full and expansive wine list, select menu items will also be offered, including Eggs Benedict, Pain Perdu, Shakshuka and more.


Chef/Partner Ed Cotton is offering an early and late seating at Jack & Charlie's No. 118.  The menu for first seating is a 3-course prix-fixe menu ($95pp), Late seating will be a 4-course prix-fixe menu ($135pp) plus champagne toast – there will also be a special 11PM seating (limited availability) in the Oyster Room with oyster and champagne pairings, plus music and dancing ($85pp). Options include Chilled Lobster Salad; Bucatini Cacio e Pepe with toasted crushed peppercorn and pecorino; Prime Beef Rossini with toasted brioche, baby spinach, shaved black truffle and port wine sauce, among others. Desserts include Flourless Chocolate Cake and Sticky Toffee Banana Pudding with Rum-butterscotch sauce and roasted banana ice cream.

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Sweetbriar Chef Bryce Shuman is offering early and late seating for this New Year’s Eve meal. The early seating is an a la carte menu. The late seating is a six-course tasting menu for $295 with an optional beverage pairing (additional cost). It includes Black Truffle Consommé, Caviar and Cornbread with Créme Fraîche and Ham Hocks Gellé, Smoked Foi Gras Curls with Apple and Salsify, Salmon Mi Cuit, with Horseradish Cream, Charcoal Grilled Short-rib with Potato and Italian Chicories and Sweetbriar Chocolate Mousse


Peasant will be open on New Year’s Eve, offering a la carte specials highlighting festive seasonal offerings, including caviar service with sunchokes, Ossetra caviar and fermented horseradish, Baked potato ravioli with black & white truffle and The Golden Egg with passionfruit, coconut and gold leaf.


Chef Sujan Sarkar is offering two seatings for his contemporary Indian cuisine. Early Seating will be a prix-fixe menu ($90pp). Late Seating will include a 4 hour open bar, passed appetizers, seated dinner with dessert, DJ, dancing, and NYE party favors for the ball drop ($275 pp)


Bondi Sushi, the popular sushi concept known for its fresh, affordable menu items and bright airy spaces, is offering a $99 tasting menu from 11am-10pm that includes a special cocktail and dessert. The menu features: Crispy Rice topped with Santa Barbara Uni and Winter Truffles; Caviar and Gold Leaf hand roll; Champagne-Marinated Ikura hand roll; Seared Wagyu + Uni Nigiri, Negitoro hand roll with uni and takuwan, Clearwater Shrimp, mango and tempura crunch hand roll; and Lobster, shiso leaf and yuzu hand roll. Tickets can be pre-purchased on RESY for all three locations (Nomad, Nolita and Upper East Side).

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Rolo's will be offering an a la carte menu for New Year’s Eve, featuring select larger format specials (which feed 2-4 people comfortably). Reservations will be open until 11PM on Resy, with a complimentary champagne at midnight. The one-night-only specials include: Black Truffle Cheesy Potato Croquettes; Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Sesame Toast with chili paste; Lobster & Chorizo rigatoni; Honey Glazed Half Duck with coriander, bibb lettuce, and pickles; Wood-Fired Lamb Chops & Merguez with preserved lemon and herb salad; 32oz House Dry-Aged Rib Eye with green garlic butter, among others.


Chef Kunihide Nakajima is offering his Edomae omakase menu with premium ingredients for New Year’s Eve ($400pp). It includes 4 seasonal appetizers, 12 pieces of nigiri (including 3 pieces of premium Japanese uni), and dessert. Each guest will also receive the special Nakaji x Suigei Junmai Daiginjo Sake bottle as a complimentary gift


Chef Hideyaki Kobayaki's regular a la carte menu will be available until 8:00pm, with a special 6-course kappo-style tasting menu available all night ($150pp). It includes Crab and Tokyo Turnip Soup; Wagyu Tataki and Kumamoto Oyster; Golden Eye Snapper Matsukasa-age; Miyazaki Wagyu Chateaubriand Tempura; Snow Crab Shabu Shabu OR Washugyu Sukiyaki (Miyazaki A5 Wagyu beef +$38), and Mandarin and Blueberry Adzuki Bean Mochi


Chef Einat Admony is accepting reservations until 9:30PM on New Year’s Eve. Menu specials include Lamb Chops, Oysters, Stuffed Onions and Shrimp.


Yotel presents an over-the-top NYE party for New York’s classiest and biggest partiers looking to be surrounded by the city's elite. Enjoy the 4-hour premium open bar plus passed hors d'oeuvres as you take in breath-taking views of Manhattan's skyline and enjoy the DJ stylings of PENNYWILD with soundtracks from all genres coming direct from the stage in the all-access dance club that comes with your admission. And, don’t forget to ring in 2022 with a complimentary champagne toast and exciting party favors. Festive Cocktail Attire required. Tickets from $139, 21+


Co-Executive Chefs Yuu Shimano (Guy Savoy’s eponymous three Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris) and Tomohiro Urata (three Michelin-starred La Maison Troisgros in Roanne) have designed exquisite $185 eight-course omakase tasting menus featuring signature entrées that are only available on December 24, 25, and 31st. For New Year’s Eve, MIFUNE will be serving their signature Kagoshima A5 Rank Wagyu Rossini, which is only available once a year.


For New Year’s Eve, Atlantic Grill will offer its a la carte menu from 5pm - 7pm. Then, from 7:15pm - 10:45pm, the restaurant will offer a prix-fixe NYE Gala menu for $245 per person that features old-school classics including: fresh oysters; Salpicon de Octopus with fresh peppers, mojo potatoes, spices; handcrafted Pasta Tartufata with black truffles, corn, and crispy onion; Salmon Béarnaise with green beans, cherry tomatoes, dill, and Béarnaise sauce; New York Strip Steak with black truffles, whole grain mustard, and potatoes; Lobster Thermidor; and Lamb Chops, among other dishes. Royal Osetra Caviar service may be added for $55. Oh, and dessert is included too. Reservations may be made via OpenTable.

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Saint Theo’s, the coastal Italian spot in the West Village known for its late-night energy and celebrity sightings, is the place to be this holiday season. The breezy, vibrant, 110-seat space from developer Rob Goldman and restaurateur Kyle Hotchkiss Carone boasts a dining room, bar, and lounge, with an eclectic mix of vintage and modern design features. Saint Theo’s will also be open on New Year’s Eve, bringing the celebration into 2022 in style.


Miss dressing up? Say “Au revoir” to 2021 in style at Benno with a black & white-themed New Year’s Eve celebration. Guests are invited to dress their best in black & white while enjoying a tasting menu featuring black and white truffles, caviar, and champagne. The first seating of the night starts at 5pm with a $275 4-course tasting menu ($150 beverage pairing), and second seating begins at 8pm with a $450 7-course tasting menu ($250 beverage pairing) featuring delicacies like royal white sturgeon caviar, marbre de foie gras, and a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are available on Resy.


For those looking for a spot to eat before grabbing a spot in Times Square for the Ball Drop or need a respite in bustling midtown, Casa Limone is offering it’s a la carte menu featuring a taste of Southern Italy. The restaurant will be open an hour later than normal, from 8am to 11pm. Toast to the New Year with the signature Kir Italiano ($19) with Pasqua Prosecco, Creme Yvette, St-Germain, & lemon juice.


Macchina celebrates modern Italian American fare, bringing clean flavors to life in artigiano pizzas and pastas using Italian stone-fired burning ovens of Swedish design. The restaurant boasts a rustic setting that celebrates vintage Italian mechanicals. Macchina is also open from 5pm to 11pm on New Year’s Eve, and invites guests to savor an Italian aperitif cocktail as they count down the minutes to 2022.


Spaghetti Tavern, a Pasta-Slinging Honky Tonk bar, is the dream of Jason Scott and Robert Marchetti - Two friends who love late nights, country music, spaghetti and whiskey. This tavern is, put simply, a one stop shop for all of your favorite things, so that you don't have to move your barstool from open until closing time. New Year’s Eve Offering: Open on New Years Eve, the Spaghetti Tavern, a Pasta-Slinging Honky Tonk bar, will be raising a toast to 2022 with champagne and lots of carbs.


Located in one of Manhattan’s most iconic neighborhoods, Valerie’s dynamic space pays homage to the city's Golden Age and it’s existing timeless architecture. Valerie will be hosting a night perfect for those looking to “Imbibe, Dine & Dance.” Reservations can be made by purchasing tickets ($200 each) with the addition of taxes and 20% gratuity. The ticket includes a three-course dinner, three hours of bottomless signature cocktails, Fords Gin Beverage Cart, bubbles, wine, beer, as well as live entertainment from Danny Lipsizt.


Midtown’s Yoon Haeundae Galbi presents a contemporary take on traditional Korean BBQ recipes, inspired by owner Bobby Yoon’s grandfather’s restaurant which opened in 1964 in Busan, South Korea. Yoon will be open from 5pm to 10:30pm on New Year’s Eve, and invites guests to send off 2021 with the city’s best KBBQ short rib.

Happy Holidays!

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