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The Resy Guide to À La Carte Menus on New Year’s Eve


Sometimes, you want to count down to the new year without the fuss, at a restaurant serving its regular menu. The following is a list of some of our favorite New York neighborhood gems, doing what they always do — and just happen to be open on the very last day of the decade, no Champagne towers included. And if you’d like to wrap up 2019 with a tasting menu bang instead, this New Year’s Eve guide may be better suited for you.

Adda — Book Now
Long Island City
When you’re aiming to recreate the home-cooked dishes of India’s matriarchs, you don’t skimp on the spices, and Adda is just that: spicy, layered, and utterly delicious.

Anton’s — Book Now
West Village
With its retro New York digs, spruced-up comfort food plates, and general cush and charm, Anton’s is like the best dinner party, and you’re on the list.

Cherry Point — Book Now
Behind its English gastropub looks, Cherry Point hides cheffy ambitions, killer wines, and stellar plates. Look no further than the rosy hanger steak — it’s one of the city’s best and won’t break the bank.

Claro — Book Now
With riveting moles, excellent mezcal, and some of the best corn tortillas you’ll ever try, it’s no wonder this Oaxacan charmer was crowned with a Michelin star.

Haenyeo — Book Now
Park Slope
With a menu ranging from the classics to the inventive, chef Jenny Kwak packs heat and love into kimchi-laced seafood dishes, making Haenyeo a bona fide Korean food destination.

Huertas — Book Now
East Village
The Basque spot will be offering its regular menu all night long, with a few specials worthy of the last meal of the year: Iberico pork (both cured and fresh) and magnums of Cava and Rioja. 

Karasu — Book Now
Fort Greene
Karasu might be the speakeasy to convert all speakeasy haters. With drinks shaken by a ZZ’s Clam Bar vet and small plates courtesy of an Aviary alum, this unpretentious spot seduces on all fronts.

Little Alley — Book Now
Murray Hill
There’s a real slice of Shanghai hidden away in Manhattan: Little Alley, a charming haven where homesick expats tuck into time-honored Shanghainese dishes that are rarely seen here.

Noreetuh — Book Now
East Village
Think you know Hawaiian food? Think again. Noreetuh will eradicate every preconceived notion you’ve ever had about pineapples and ham, delivering some truly vibrant and complex plates.

Pastis — Book Now
Meatpacking District
Keith McNally’s emblematic French brasserie is back, and with Stephen Starr in tow, so get ready to satisfy your inner francophile — tartare, pét-nat, and escargots included.

TAK Room — Book Now
Hudson Yards
Thomas Keller will be serving TAK Room’s classic à la carte menu, in addition to New Year’s Eve specials like white truffles, caviar, and a prime rib cart. There will also be live jazz by Bon Musique in the lounge, where reservations include a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvée and bar snacks.

Upland — Book Now
Stephen Starr is known for his thoughtful spaces, and Upland may be one of his best: leather booths, warm woods, and glowing jars of preserved lemons lend an ambient glow to this Gramercy stunner, where chef Justin Smillie stuns with his crowd-pleasing plates.

Van Da — Book Now
East Village
Because this female-led, Michelin-approved enterprise ventures into Vietnamese specialties less explored, from the refined and royal cuisine of Huê to the traditional flavors of Hanôi.

Wayla — Book Now
Lower East Side
Chef Tom Naumsuwan extols the flavors of his childhood for an uncompromising (read: fiery) taste of Bangkok. You’ll want to soothe your taste buds with an excellent cocktail, and head to the twinkly backyard patio afterwards.

ZZ’s Clam Bar — Book Now
Greenwich Village
This isn’t your average seafood haunt. ZZ’s is no less than a bona fide speakeasy, where the dream team behind Carbone puts the swank into shellfish, while shaking some of the best cocktails in town.