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Here’s Where to Eat, Drink, and Be Merry This New Year’s Eve

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It’s that time of year: New York’s best restaurants are puttin’ on the ritz to dazzle this New Year’s Eve. Luckily, Resy has done the heavy lifting— curating the finest offerings this city has to offer, so that your night can be all sparkle, no stress. Now, all you need to do is choose between Champagne towers and caviar-laced menus and make a Resy.


Oysters & Bubbly

Existing Conditions
Toast to 2019 at the Village’s favorite cocktail bar, with a selection of festive cocktails, beer, Champagne, and wine, along with tasty bar snacks.
Menu Highlights: Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve.
$150, Book now on Resy.

Ides
A glass of Champagne on arrival, passed hors d’œuvres, and a breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline await you at this vibrant rooftop locale.
Menu Highlights: Caviar and potato crisps, chilled lobster and oysters, chocolate truffle trio.
$150 for a table, $50 for standing room, Book now on Resy.

The Happiest Hour
Party favors, midnight Champagne, and a special cocktail are yours with the bar wristband. Otherwise, reserve a table with a complimentary cocktail carafe and a bottle of bubbly or wine.
$30 for the bar wristband, $95 for table seating, Book now on Resy.


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It’s a Party

Air’s Champagne Parlor & Tokyo Record Bar
Go all out with Air’s Champagne Parlor and Tokyo Record Bar’s Sake Bomb dance party: enjoy endless bubbly, an upstairs Champagne social, a downstairs karaoke bar, and delightful snacks throughout the night.
$140, Book now on Resy.

BBar and Grill
Grab tickets for this Bowery institution’s end-of-the-year bash with DJ sets, a complimentary drink, and Champagne toast a midnight. Bottle service will also be available.
$25, Book now on Resy.

Chez Ma Tante
Ring in the New Year with Chez Ma Tante’s very first Hot Dog Party! Feast on loaded dogs, and indulge in good music, cheap beer, and lots of bubbly, from 6 pm to 1 am.
Book now on Resy.

The Dessert Bar
The Dessert Bar is throwing a Prohibition Party with themed cocktails, an eight-course dinner—including caviar dessert and complimentary Champagne upon arrival—as well as a toast for the 9pm seating.
$120 (6 pm), $150 (9 pm), Book now on Resy.

Freemans
Dance your way to 2019 with DJ sets, an open bar, and tasty food stations at this hidden Lower East Side gem—midnight Champagne toast included.
Menu Highlights: Raw bar with oyster and shrimp, charcuterie, cheese station.
$180, Book now on Resy.

Katana Kitten
Get in on the four-hour-long open bar hosted by one of 2018’s best new bars (and a Japanese one, at that). A high ball menu will be on offer alongside signature cocktails, beer, house sake, and wine plus passed bites and stationed food. Added bonuses include party favors, bubbly for all at 12 am, and a live DJ.
Menu Highlights: shiso gin & tonics, tempura oysters, mortadella sandwiches, mushroom kashiagi.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Ladybird
There’s no better way to end 2018 than with Ladybird’s exquisite six-course vegan tasting menu. Drop by for the party afterwards, featuring an open bar, sparkling cocktails, a dance party, and hors d’œuvres.
$60 for the dinner, $100 for the party with Champagne toast, Book now on Resy.

Mother of Pearl & Cienfuegos
Party at the East Village’s favorite rum bar one last time, as Mother of Pearl sends out Cienfuegos in style with vegan bites, cocktails, and an open bar.
$120, Book now on Resy, here and here.

The NoMad Rooftop
Celebrate NYE with the masters of swank at The NoMad’s intimate rooftop party. Helmed by DJ Duggz, sip festive cocktails by bar maven Leo Robitschek and a slew of tasty bites to keep you satiated.
Menu Highlights: Fried chicken, cocktails, burgers.
$250, Book now on Resy.

Slowly Shirley
Dress to impress at Slowly Shirley’s sing-along piano party, which boasts an open bar, hors d’œuvres, and party favors.
$150, Book now on Resy.


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À La Carte

Anella
If you like to keep things intimate, this cozy Greenpoint mainstay is the way to go. Anella is rolling out a special à la carte menu, with seating between 6 and 10 pm.
Menu Highlights: Grilled octopus, steak tartare, short rib with truffle gazpacho, scallops.
Book now on Resy.

Cervo’s
Cervo’s is cooking up its dream menu, complete with seafood and special à la carte dishes, as well as a selection of handpicked wines.
Menu Highlights: Squid ink empanadas, steak for two, sardines à la plancha.
Book now on Resy.


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Family-style

Atoboy
Bid adieu to 2018 with a meat-centric family-style feast, featuring some Atoboy favorites and drinks à la carte.
$59 for the Fried Chicken Feast, $75 for the Pork Rib Ssam Feast, $95 for the Dry-Aged Steak Ssam Feast, Book now on Resy.

Huertas
Keep it fun and casual at Huertas with a family-style Basque menu, alongside a bottomless Txakoli add-on, which comes highly recommended.
Menu Highlights: Pintxos, saffron fried rice, pulpo a la Gallega.
$55 with optional $35 bottomless Txakoli, Book now on Resy.

Soogil
Celebrate family-style with your choice of seating at this Korean-French bistro. Share nine courses, or go all the way with twelve courses and a midnight Champagne toast at the Gala.
$65 for the Pre Gala (5:30-7 pm), $95 for the Gala (8:30-10 pm), Book now on Resy.


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Prix Fixe

Aita Restaurant
There’s no better way to kiss 2018 goodbye than at this twinkly Clinton Hill mainstay, where you’ll be greeted by a glass of Prosecco, followed by hors d’œuvres and a delightful prix fixe menu.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Avant Garden
The cozy East Village eatery celebrates seasonal highlights, classic dishes, plus a preview of its forthcoming winter 2019 menu, with an early six-course and a late eight-course chef’s tasting menu.
$125 (6:30 pm), $175 (9:30 pm), Book now on Resy.

Avant Garden Brooklyn
The Brooklyn location will be offering a chef’s tasting menu highlighting the best of the season’s harvest, renditions of their classic dishes, and a special preview of what’s to come in 2019.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Bazar Tapas
Strike up the band and say goodbye to 2018 in style. Whether you opt for a prix fixe menu or an à la carte option, swing to live music courtesy of the Louis Pettinelli Big Band —complimentary glass of Champagne included.
$58 for the prix fixe menu, Book now on Resy.

Bessou
End the year right with a three-course menu at Bessou, with an assortment of starters, one family-style main, assorted mochi kisses for dessert, and a sake toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Snow crab chirashi, spicy miso hot pot, mochi.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Bluebird London – NYC
Suit up as Bluebird goes full James Bond this New Year’s Eve, with a Casino Royale theme and live music, courtesy of the Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Menu Highlights: Duck foie gras terrine, sea scallops carpaccio, Maine lobster gratin.
$125 (5-8 pm), $195 (9-11 pm), Book now on Resy.

Dante
Indulge in a set menu, live music, and a dazzling Champagne tower celebration at the beloved Dante.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Faro
End the year on a high note with the stunning Michelin-starred Faro. This intimate Brooklyn gem is cooking up a delicious five-course tasting menu, with excellent wine pairings to round it all off.
$100 with optional $50 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

The Finch
Dine at the Michelin-starred The Finch with a delicious five-course menu, glass of bubbly included. Vegetarian and vegan options available.
$150 with optional $50 beverage pairing, Book now on Resy.

Fire and Water
Chef Steve Pereyda is cooking up a ten-course feast, so bring an appetite and save room for Fire and Water’s premier sake, wine, and beer on offer.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Frankies 570 Spuntino & Frankies Spuntino
It’s out with the old, and in with the new at this Brooklyn mainstay, where a four-course prix fixe menu of Italian specialties will be on offer. Looking forward to enjoying Frankies’ classics? Opt for an abbreviated à la carte menu, complete with greatest hits.
Menu Highlights: Bufala mozzarella, dry-aged beef tortellini, filet au poivre.
$98 for the prix fixe, Book Frankies 570 Spuntino here and Frankies Spuntino here.

Freek’s Mill
Celebrate your way at Freek’s Mill with a choice of two menus, complete with an optional Champagne pairing, at three seatings throughout the night.
Menu Highlights: Lobster risotto, baked clams, Prime rib.
$95 (5:30, 7:30 pm), $105 with complimentary Champagne toast (9:30 pm), Book now on Resy.

King
This beloved and oh-so-sophisticated West Village staple will offer a set menu for three seatings, the latter of which will include a Champagne toast at midnight. A three wine flight for $75 will be on offer, as well.
$145 for the first two seatings and $165 for the last seating, Book Now on Resy.

Le Garage
Celebrate the French way with Le Garage and its four-course tasting menu—complimentary Champagne toast at midnight included. An à la carte menu will also be available.
$70, Book now on Resy.

Llama Inn
This fun-loving Peruvian joint is dishing out a special four courses alongside a complimentary glass of bubbly. Best of all, a Brooklyn-based band will play a live set at 10:45 pm, and a surprise is in the works closer to midnight.
$120, Book now on Resy.

Gramercy Tavern
What better way to end the year than to indulge in one of the city’s most iconic locations? Gramercy Tavern has you covered with a decadent three-course menu, highlighting the best of the season.
$150 Tavern menu, $250 for six courses and $360 for seven courses in the Dining Room, Book now on Resy.

Hart’s
Party the Hart’s way, which is to say with great company and exquisite sustenance, with a beautiful four-course meal in the dining room or at the bar.
Menu Highlights: Shrimp cocktail, latkes with Maine uni, lamb burger.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Hortus
Forgo the New Year’s Eve craze, and cozy up at this lush NoMad haven to enjoy an intimate, end-of-the-year dinner for two.
$95 menu for two, with optional $25/person wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Il Buco
Close out 2018 at Bond Street’s charming trattoria, where an all-Italian set menu is sure to satisfy, with risotto, house-made trotelloni, and white truffle if you so desire—live entertainment and party favors included.
Menu Highlights: Crudo, lobster trotelloni, risotto al Sagrantino.
$110 for the first seating, $145 for the second seating, Book now on Resy.

Intersect by Lexus
Surround yourself with the latest and greatest in tech, art, and food this New Year’s Eve. The design-forward space is offering an end-of-the-year six-course menu with two seatings, and optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras pastrami, white truffle tagliatelle, yuzu mont blanc.
$145 (6-8 pm), $190 (9-11 pm), with optional $95 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

The Kitchen Table at The Modern
An artful experience on its own, savor an ultra-special meal prepared right before your eyes by The Modern’s extraordinary culinary team. Highlights include the warm poached egg with caviar and sautéed sea bass, and your very own sommelier to guide you through it all.
Menu Highlights: Tart of foie gras, wagyu beef en croûte with black truffle sauce, Gianduja chocolate crémeux.
$358 with optional $198 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

The Loyal
Ring in the new year at this cozy West Village gem, which will be serving a tasty four-course prix fixe menu at two seatings.
$95 (5:30-6:45 pm), $125 (7-10:30 pm), Book now on Resy.

Marlow and Sons
Book your spot at Marlow and Sons’ end-of-the-year party with a six-course dinner featuring smoky meats, fancy fish, and magnum bottles of wine.
Menu Highlights: Oysters and caviar, uni, hand-cut udon noodles, baked Alaska.
$95, Book now on Resy.

MIMI
So you couldn’t get to Paris this year, but we’ll always have MIMI. Head to this Greenwich Village beauty for several courses of delicious French fare. You’ll likely want to opt for the wine pairing, for $75.
Menu Highlights: seared foie gras on brioche toast with preserved walnut, spaghetti squash in black pepper beurre blanc (Parmesan, comte, and black truffle served tableside), grilled and butter-poached turbot in saffron dashi.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Miss Lily’s SoHo & Miss Lily’s 7A Cafe & Rum Bar
Get your prix fixe on with Miss Lily’s vibrant four-course menu, complimentary glass of bubbles included. Also available: a two-hour long open bar option to keep the good vibes flowing all evening long.
$85 for the prix fixe, $50 for the open bar, Book Miss Lily’s SoHo here and Miss Lily’s 71 Cafe & Rum Bar here.

The NoMad
Celebrate the new year with chef Daniel Humm and Mike Reilly’s festive prix fixe menu, with two seatings throughout the night.
$180 (before 7 pm), $260 (8 pm on), Book now on Resy.

The NoMad Bar
In the spirit of the season, enjoy a Fondue Chinoise with a side of DIY at the NoMad Bar, where you’ll simmer various cuts of meat in a hearty beef broth.
Menu Highlights: Caviar with smoked trout, Fondue Chinoise with thinly sliced veal, beef tenderloin, and dry-aged ribeye.
$130, Book now on Resy.

Nur
Nur is cooking up its biggest hits of 2018, with a tasty multi-course menu, Champagne greet, and party favors.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras parfait, trio of Middle Eastern desserts.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Otway
Wrap up 2018 at Otway! The lively Brooklyn locale is staying open late, dishing out a festive, lobster-filled four-course menu, and crafting cocktails all night.
Menu Highlights: Black truffle tea, poached lobster, braised short rib.
$75, Book now on Resy.

The Pandering Pig
The Pandering Pig’s got you covered with a superb four-course prix fixe menu, alongside an array of craft beers and spirits.
Menu Highlights: Duck rillettes, grilled lamb chop, chocolate mousse.
$75, Book now on Resy.

Pasquale Jones
It’s a Pizza Party at Pasquale Jones! This Little Italy gem is serving up a delicious menu, with 2018 favorites and special dishes.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Pheasant
Eat your way to 2019 with a festive four-course menu at Pheasant, with natural wine and a Champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras terrine, roasted loin of venison, chocolate hazelnut mille-feuille.
$75 with optional $110 natural wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Russian Tea Room
Do as the Russians do with caviar galore in an indulgent four-course dinner. A special à la carte menu will also be available.
Menu Highlights: Blini and caviar, beef Stroganoff, cheese and cherry blintzes.
$250 for the prix fixe menu, Book now on Resy.

Shuka
Whisk yourself away to Marrakech for the night with a Moroccan feast, live entertainment, and sparkling wine toast.
$75 (5:30-8:30 pm), $125 (9:30-10:30 pm), Book now on Resy.

Shuko
Feast on rare and unique seafood—with a side of old school hip-hop, of course—at an early omakase or late kaiseki dining experience, packed with luxurious ingredients to boot (read: white truffles and wagyu).
Menu Highlights: Oysters, white truffles, wagyu, lobster.
$350 for the omakase (before 6:30 pm), $450 for the kaiseki (after 9 pm), Book now on Resy.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill
Forget the Champagne toast—SUGARCANE is paying tribute to Old Havana this New Year’s Eve, with a live Cuban band, prix fixe menu, and a splashy mojito toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Caviar blini, salmon à la plancha, filet mignon.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Sunday in Brooklyn
Take a trip to the Swiss Alps if only for a night, with Sunday in Brooklyn’s tableside raclette, spirited atmosphere, complete with a holiday-themed pop-up, a special prix fixe menu for groups of eight and more, and offerings off the mainstay menu.
Menu Highlights: Chicken liver mousse, tableside raclette, chocolate s’mores soft serve.
$85, Book now on Resy.

Sweet Polly
Toast the new year with a four-course dinner at Sweet Polly, with premier oyster and appetizer specials.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras torchon, braised short rib, absinthe crème brûlée.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Union Square Cafe
What better time to (re)visit Danny Meyer’s very first restaurant? Enjoy a delightful four-course to the tune of live jazz. An à la carte menu will also be available.
$195 (before 8 pm), $265 (8 pm on), Book now on Resy.

 

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