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The 2023 Resy Guide to New Year’s Eve in New York


It was quite a year, New York, and for that, we certainly think you deserve a party. There’s plenty to celebrate as we wrap up this year and look ahead to the next and, luckily, New Year’s Eve is just right around the corner. And we’ve got you covered whether you want to dress to the nines, have a quick cocktail, or snuggle up at home.

And for even more options for how to ring in the New Year, head here.

Pregame with a celebratory drink …

Or two! It’s a holiday. We’ll take a cup of kindness yet, and all that.

How about a five-course dessert pre-fixe with some wine to kick off your New Year’s Eve? Photo courtesy of Lysée

Bonus: Or, choose to satisfy your sweet tooth with some dessert-for-lunch-or-early-dinner at Lysée where they’ve got a fancy five-course prix-fixe with an optional (but encouraged) wine pairing.

Seal the deal, and finally become a regular.

Becoming a regular is one of life’s great joys, and a holiday is the perfect moment to show your love (and your above average tip) is more than just weeknight-deep. Plus, keeping your support local means you’ll save the inevitable $100+ Uber home at midnight — that’s what we call a win-win.

This burger could be yours come New Year’s Eve. Photo courtesy of Virginia’s

Or dress to the nines and go all out.

End the year on a high note with a truly decadent splurge, a.k.a fancier meals that will run you more than $125 per person.

The opulence of a meal at COTE gets turned up on New Year’s Eve. Photo courtesy of COTE Korean Steakhouse
  • Korean barbecue is never a bad idea, especially when it’s at COTE Korean Steakhouse. Go for the first seating at 5 p.m. for $275 or the 8 p.m. seating for $295.
  • Four courses at Cosme, including a few new dishes and “surprises” will set you up for properly for 2024. First seating is at 6 p.m. for $160 per person, and there’s a second seating at 8:30 p.m. for $200 per person.
  • This year’s wine bar du-jour, Claud, is hosting an eight-course tasting with dishes like oyster pot pie, and apple tarte tatin with shaved white truffle. Go for the bar, tasting counter, or dining room, all priced at $295 per person.
  • Spend New Year’s Eve in Paris, figuratively speaking, at Brasserie Fouquet’s, with their five-course tasting that features parmesan gnocchi and dover sole at $195 per person.
  • Dinner at LittleMad in Flatiron is always a good idea, especially with their special $175 per person, five-course NYE tasting menu, and we hear they’ve got some fun surprises in store for the night, too. (A few hints: Roulette, and The King, are involved.)
  • Go to Cozy Royale for their “classiest” cocktail party, featuring pigs in a blanket, deviled eggs, boozy Jell-O molds, and a televised ball drop at $135 per person.
  • Indulge in a four-course prix-fixe menu for $158 per person from Principe that’s heavy on the raw bar and the seafood dishes that the Soho restaurant has built its reputation on.
  • Why not splurge on one of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants on the last night of 2023? Eleven Madison Park is always a good idea, yes?
  • Brave the crowds for a night you’ll tell your grandchildren about at the Times Square EDITION hotel. Tickets include a seven-course tasting from the Michelin-starred chef, an open bar, live music, and of course, primo viewing access to the ball drop. Do note, however, that this is quite the splurge; tickets range from $2,500 to $3,500.

Or go all out and not break the bank.

Alternatively, you could go all out while still keeping a relatively tight hold on your purse strings. Holidays are for breaking out the Champagne, not for breaking the bank, and we’ve got plenty of options under $125.

Kokomo always brings the party vibes, especially on New Year’s Eve. Photo by Weston Wells for Resy

Unless you’d prefer a proper party.

Skip through dinner right to the after party with these choices. Think DJ sets, live shows, trivia nights, open bars, and of course, enough tasty bites to keep you dancing all night long.

Flaming cocktail, anyone? Photo courtesy of Agency of Record

And if you just want to stay at home, we’ve got you covered.

Takeout, pajamas, and a good bottle of Champagne is never a bad idea — especially when you want to ring in the year low-key with those that you love. Don’t worry about cooking — we’ve got it.

Atoboy fried chicken, caviar, and staying in on New Year’s Eve could be our new favorite tradition. Photo courtesy of Atoboy
  • Start your day early and reward yourself later by heading over to Milk Bar for a create-your-own cake that you can enjoy at home right as the clock strikes midnight, if you can manage to wait that long.
  • Long noodles, long life. Order Toshikoshi soba from Hirohisa, housemade broth and garnish included.
  • Just because you’re in sweats doesn’t mean you can’t eat well. Order yourself some classic Indonesian hawker fare from Wau, including a NYE special, Penang fish; it’s a crispy whole branzino topped with curry leaves and basil in a belacan sauce.
  • One of our favorites, Atoboy, is offering their famous fried chicken to-go on NYE. It’ll come with 20 pieces, classic condiments, two ounces of caviar, and assorted banchan for $195.
  • If you want a taste of Neapolitan-style pizza without having to leave your doorstep, consider ordering in from L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele in the West Village, but do know that should you change your mind and you want to dine in, they’ll be open for you until 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, too.

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Ellie Plass is a freelance writer based in Brooklyn. Follow her on Instagram and X (formerly Twitter). Follow Resy, too.