NYE is in two days, and it’s time to start planning your exit strategy. In ancient cultures a dinner reservation on December 31st was a sign of a good year to come (…pushing it…), so read below and grab a seat– there are only a few days left to decide where to wash away 2016 (with champagne, of course) and celebrate the New Year!
Alexander’s Steakhouse – San Francisco
Celebrate 2017 with a five or eight-course menu including dishes like Miyazaki beef tartare with grilled oysters and caviar, or black and white truffle chawanmushi. Either way, you’ll receive a fine dining interpretation of the classic American steakhouse, with hints of Japanese influence.
All Hands – New York City
With a festive tasting menu plus a la carte options from Chef Pete Lipson, All Hands is on deck to help you celebrate the New Year right. Six courses and a champagne toast!
Bar Sardine, Jeffrey’s Grocery, and Joseph Leonard – New York City
This is the one night of the year you can plan ahead and skip the line at all three of these Happy Cooking Hospitality restaurants. Early or late, oysters or pasta, champagne or pilsner, you’ll find the full menu at each of these West Village locations, plus some inspired dishes with which to celebrate.
Beaker & Gray – Miami
Two seatings (at 6:00 and 9:00pm) and a special four-course menu, featuring chilled Maine lobster, pappardelle, domestic Lamb, and chocolate cracklin’. That’s right– chocolate cracklin’. Book now!
Serving up innovative twists on seafood, Bergen Hill is offering seven-course and nine-course tasting menus in two seatings: 6:30pm and 9:30pm.
Bessou – New York City
Offering a traditional Japanese dinner, Bessou will help you wind down 2016 with an osechi (a meal composed of small dishes, each representing a different intention for the new year) and an ozoni soup (with rice cake, chicken, and matsutake mushrooms). They will also offer special a la carte dishes to accompany your meal.
Cannibal Beer & Butcher – Los Angeles
There’s a whole-animal feast going down at The Cannibal Beer & Butcher. From 9:30pm to 1:30am, expect an open bar and plenty of old-school hip-hop.
Charlie Bird – New York City
Ring it in with a four-course, NYE-inspired, prix-fixe dinner. Menu highlights include CB’s classic razor clams and crispy farm chicken with black truffles and chanterelles.
Finish 2016 with handmade artisanal pizzas (with toppings like house-made sausage, mozzarella di bufala, and chestnut pesto). There’s a pizza for everybody– especially on New Year’s Eve.
Espita Mexcaleria – Washington DC
If you’re in DC, your first mezcal of 2017 should definitely be here. Usher in the New Year with a six-course tasting menu paired with Espita’s favorite mezcals of the year, or join fellow revelers at the open bar starting at 6pm for a Mexican Cantina experience. DJ starts spinning at 10pm.
Everson Royce Bar – Los Angeles
All you can eat, all you can drink, and all you can dance. It’s a winter wonderland in LA. Get it.
Foreign & Domestic – Austin
NYE @ F&D it is. Celebrate the New Year by heading to India! F&D will serve a four-course family style meal from Goa, a state in southern India. Floyd Cardoz’s silk squash dip is calling your name!
Gristmill – New York City
Start off your meal with a complimentary sparkling wine and follow it up with a five-course tasting menu, or a special a la carte, farm-to-table menu at 6:00, 8:00, or 10:00pm. When the ball drops, you’ll receive more bubbly and a Grandma pizza! Bring on 2017!
Izakaya Rintaro – San Francisco
Bring in the future with Mr. Rintaro, and indulge in a deluxe six-course dinner that includes auspicious New Year’s foods. Choose from kuromame, tatsukuri, kombumaki, sashimi moriawase, ozoni clear soup (with their house-made mochi), charcoal grilled BN Ranch New York steak, and candied yuzu peel ice cream… to name a few.
Izzy’s Fish & Oyster Bar – Miami
Ring in 2017 with Izzy’s specials! Baked Rhode Island scallops with Perigord truffles, foie gras stuffies, and Beausoleil oysters with Oscietra caviar will end – and begin – the year on a high note!
Juliet Ristorante – Austin
Join Juliet on New Year’s Eve for a four-course, prix-fixe menu, featuring fresh ingredients inspired by the bounty of Italy (like a Blue crab and arugula salad, a raviolo al uovo, and a buttermilk panna cotta.) Optional wine pairings are available and recommended.
Kyirisan – Washington DC
Say au revoir to 2016 with Kyirisan! This Saturday will be a party to end all parties, including an open bar and, of course, Chef Tim Ma’s food. And yes, there will be dumplings and wings.
Le Farfalle – Charleston
This six-course tasting menu is the one that you truly need (see: risotto milanese with saffron carnaroli rice, veal ragu, and bone marrow; spaghetti carbonara “of the sea” with local white shrimp, clams, and a sea urchin emulsion; and white truffle gnudi.)
Lenoir – Austin
Lenoir invites you to start your NYE celebration with its four-course holiday dinner, including choices like seafood court-bouillon, black garlic pasta, smoked chicken, and Meyer lemon steamed buns. Wine pairings will be available as well. The restaurant’s romantic atmosphere and effervescent vibes come free.
Loring Place – New York City
Finish up the year with Chef Dan Kluger’s dessert monkey bread topped with five-spice toffee and house made yogurt. Oh and don’t forget the squash fries.
Maple Ave – Washington DC
Think three-course, prix-fixe dinner with options including buttermilk-fried oysters, a Paris-brest, and yuzu creme brulee. Cheers!
Maximillien – Seattle
Join Maximillien for New Year’s Eve dinner and Rouge Cabaret. Think Paris circa the 1940’s, with European cabaret music from Edith Piaf and Pink Martini! Chanteuse Janet Rayor, violinist Brandon Vance, and accordionist Toby Hanson will be playing while you eat smoked salmon feuilleté and caviar, foie gras maison au truffes, tartare de thon et saumon, and more.
MBar – Seattle
Celebrate the end of 2016 in style! MBar is the perfect launch pad for a fantastic New Year, featuring the musical stylings of DJ Riz and Dana Dub. Menu highlights include “ONE. IF BY LAND” (roasted sweet bread with yam, nigella, brussel sprouts, bacon, and pheasant with lentils and chestnuts) and “TWO. IF BY SEA” (geoduck bisque with turnip and dill plus salt roasted turbot with braised endive, saffron and artichoke). You can’t forget about that view, though!
Mina Test Kitchen – San Francisco
Ring in 2017 with a special menu from the Mina Test Kitchen team that transports guests to a sun-drenched seaside along the coast of Italy. Called Postcards from La Costiera, the December 31st pop-up will have you diving into mozzarella and potato fonduta with Osetra caviar, antipasti zucca “Parmigiana”, and primi risotto con granchio e tartufo nero. You’re going to love it… and those wine pairings too!
Phuc Yea – Miami
’Tis the season to say Phuc Yea! On NYE Phuc Yea will have three seatings: a three-course meal with a bottle of bubbly at 6:00pm; a five-course meal at 8:00pm; and a five-course meal with a welcome cocktail, a midnight toast, party favors, and a DJ from 10:00pm-2:00am.
Mintwood Place – Washington DC
Come ring in the New Year at Mintwood Place with the usual a la carte menu, plus some special dishes for the holiday: smoked salmon rillettes with Hackleback Caviar, black truffle veloute with smoked chestnut and seared foie gras, and more.
Old Bus Tavern – San Francisco
OBT is the place to be on New Year’s Eve. After the special four-course menu is served, two DJs will spin some funky vinyls for your dancing pleasure. P.S.– slow cooked short ribs with bone marrow pomme puree. Make your reservation today.
Pasquale Jones – New York City
There’s a special prix-fixe family style menu happening this NYE, and in addition to fantastic pizza, it features a wood oven-baked Dover sole with brown butter and lemon.
Petit Crenn – San Francisco
Eight courses, a glass of champagne, and good times to last an entire year. As always, you can expect a “hospitality included” dining experience, so no gratuity will be expected at the end of your meal. But you will still have gratitude for a wonderful experience!
Porsena – New York City
A la carte options will be served at Porsena this New Year’s. You know you need a seared foie gras, some chestnut flour tagliatelle with black trumpet mushrooms, and lasagna al forno. This East Village stomping ground is the perfect place to ring it in!
Grilled cheese with white truffles, frico, mornay, and a foie gras-soaked brioche. Yup, that guy’s making an appearance on Rider’s NYE menu. Book your “seats” ASAP at the standing cocktail party (two premium open bars, dancing, passed party food, midnight hijinks).
The Butcher’s Table – Seattle
Don’t spend another New Year’s Eve disappointed. Get out, have fun, and as the menu suggests, “DRINK ALL THE CHAMPAGNE!” The Butcher’s Table has half-off bottles of champagne and sparkling wine all night long. And you can’t go wrong with those beef fat fries.
The Eddy – New York City
In celebration of New Year’s Eve The Eddy has created a special six-course tasting menu, including soft scrambled eggs over caviar, olive oil poached sea trout, grass-fed ribeye, and for dessert, a lemon thyme ice cream with porter fried apples.
Enjoy a three-course menu with your own entree, or shared for two (hello, roasted cowboy ribeye!) Either way, the NYE wine pairing is $20, all in. Bring on 2017!
The last of Chef Taylor’s roast series is on NYE, so join the celebration and dive into a family style meal. Add some turkey with mushroom stuffing, cranberry sauce, and green beans for a good time.
Book while supplies last, and Instagram your last bites from 2016 (#Resy)! Have a happy 2017 and, if you haven’t already, download the Resy app today!