Image Courtesy of Air's Champagne Parlor.

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Here’s Where to Ring in the New Year

By Emily Wilson

From oysters-and-Champagne to multi-course tasting menus or family-style spreads, indulge in decadent offerings – and festive celebrations – at your favorite restaurants this New Year’s Eve.

Oysters & Bubbly

Air’s Champagne Parlor
All-you-can-drink bubbly – aptly paired with champagne-friendly foods – and a dance party.
Menu Highlights: Champagne, oysters, caviar, and cheese.
$95, Book now on Resy.

Good Behavior
Open bar from 9pm-1am, champagne toast at midnight, DJ set by Chances With Wolves, and party favors — at the heated, enclosed rooftop bar atop the Made Hotel.
Menu Highlights:
Tiki-inspired and classic cocktails, craft beers, natural wines, and enough champagne to float a submarine.
$200, Book now on Resy.

Ides
A glass of champagne upon arrival, plus small bites at the rooftop bar of Williamsburg’s Wythe Hotel (read: comes with a stellar view of the Manhattan skyline).
Menu Highlights: Caviar and potato crisps, East Coast seafood plateau, lettuce cups, potted duck rillettes, spinach dip, chocolate truffle trio.
$150, Book now on Resy.

King
A five-course celebratory set menu alongside a selection of classic champagne cocktails (plus an option for limitless bubbly).
Menu Highlights: Blinis a la Russe, guinea hen broth with truffles, whole lobster bisque, profiteroles. (Subject to market availability.)
$165, Book now on Resy.

Tokyo Record Bar
Two seatings (7:30pm and 10:00pm) for a decadent set menu and drink specials a la carte, plus participation in selecting tunes for the vinyl jukebox.
Menu Highlights:
Oysters, caviar, king crab, uni.
$75, Book now on Resy.


Image Courtesy of Salvation Taco.

It’s a Party

Freemans
Freemans unveils its second floor private bar, BANZARBAR, for the first time to the public, offering a full open bar and classic eats.
Menu Highlights:
 Raw bar, seafood specialties, canapés, Freemans favorites.
$180, Book now on Resy.

Le District
This New Year’s Eve, enjoy culinary offerings within Le District’s market, including French fries from Bar A Frites, cheese and charcuterie boards by the Boulangerie, and oysters courtesy of the Poissonerie. Best of all, enjoy an open bar all night long, with a selection of beer, wine and cocktails, and dance into 2018 with live music all night.
$195, Book now on Resy

Mother of Pearl
Together, Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos are transforming their two-floor, East Village complex into a Stranger Things-themed fantasy land. The setting will embrace both the heartbreaking mystery of Hawkins and the chilly abyss of the Upside Down Universe. Specially designed cocktails, open bar, champagne toast at midnight, and passed apps all evening seal the deal. Early ‘80s attire highly encouraged.
$100, Book now on Resy.

Salvation Taco
Unlimited beer, wine, and margaritas (with a margarita toast at midnight); passed Mexican bites from 9-11pm (churros after midnight); DJ Genius James in lounge all night; and access to the rooftop bar, which will be tented with heaters.
Menu Highlights: Guacamole, chips & salsa, cheese and beef empanadas, carnitas and crab tostadas, tacos dorados and squash tacos, churros.
$125, Book now on Resy.


Image Courtesy of Cervo’s.

Prix Fixe

Acme
Celebrate the New Year with five courses – in a lovely ambient setting.
Menu Highlights: 
Crudite, lobster salad and caviar, black truffle agnolotti and Bay scallops, Chateaubriand and potatoes, chocolate cake with chantilly cream.
$135, $65 optional wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Atoboy
5- and 7-course tasting, accompanied by a Champagne toast at the final three seatings (8:30pm on).
$65 / $115 with Champagne toast, Book now on Resy

Bobo
5-course prix fixe (or a la carte options available)
Menu Highlights: Baked oysters with black truffles, red wine-poached foie gras and brioche, Maine lobster and potato gnocchi, venison wellington, shared desserts for the table.
$65 for adults, $30 for children, Book now on Resy.

Brigitte
Six-course menu, with vegetable- , seafood- and meat-based dishes, and complimentary aperitif welcome cocktail.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras with homemade brioche and chutney, Maine lobster risotto, beef tenderloin, lemon meringue tart.
$125, Book now on Resy.

Blue Ribbon Federal Grill
Five-course menu with decadent add-ons, and a sparkling drink pairing for bubbles all night long.
Menu Highlights: Jumbo shrimp cocktail, Dungeness crab and avocado salad, bone marrow with oxtail marmalade, Arctic Char, NY Strip Steak, chocolate chip bread pudding. (Black truffle cheesy spaetzle and sole meuniere, $20 /$25 supplement).
$85, optional $55 drink pairing, Book now on Resy.

Celestine
Savor a six-course set menu with a sweeping view of the Manhattan skyline. Final seating includes a Champagne toast.
Menu Highlights: Bay scallop crudo with Santa Barbara sea urchin, poached halibut, black truffle-and-lobster risotto, NY strip steak, chocolate bread pudding.
$140 / $170 with Champagne toast, Book now on Resy

Cervo’s
Indulge in four courses of delights (think Cervo’s signature shellfish offerings) – complete with a seafood tower. Later seatings include a complimentary midnight toast.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, littleneck clam escabeche, black rice with Maine uni, lamb chops a la plancha.
$95 before 9pm, $110 after 9pm, Book now on Resy.

Charlie Bird
A four-course dinner and optional wine pairing (3 glasses) – in a wonderfully upbeat environment accented by hip-hop jams.
$100 prix fixe, $75 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Clay
Multi-course menu with optional beverage pairing. Three-course menu (first seating), four-course menu with bubbly (final seating).
$85, $50 beverage pairings (
6-8:30pm) / $140, $60 beverage pairings, Book now on Resy.

Faun
Enjoy delicious selections served over four courses, including a vegetarian option. The final seating includes bubbly at midnight and outdoor festivities on the patio.
Menu Highlights: Caramelle, Guinea hen-and-foie gras agnolotti, 60-day dry-aged NY strip with twice-baked potato, turbot, chocolate torte with blood orange.
$110 / $140 (9pm), $45 optional wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Ferris
A festive four-course menu with options ranging from shaved truffles to caviar.
Menu Highlights: dry-aged carpaccio with uni, black lime, and sourdough, grilled scallop with caviar, mackerel with ponzu and Italian plums, Wagyu with sweet potato and shaved truffles, and chocolate mousse with shaved white truffles.
$135 first seating (5:30-7:30pm), $225 second seating (8-11pm), Book now on Resy.

Follia
Three-course set menu, with a combination of Italian specialties and inventive market-driven dishes. Oysters available a la carte.
Menu Highlights: Charred octopus, house-made kale agnolotti with brown butter and sage, pan-roasted arctic char, lobster risotto, braised short rib, warm chocolate cake with gelato
$55, Book now on Resy.

Hart’s
Ring in the New Year in Harts’ quaint and intimate atmosphere, over a four-course set menu.
Menu Highlights: Hamachi crudo, Serrano ham with burrata, quail with couscous and yogurt, red snapper in a saffron broth, and chocolate mousse with mandarin oranges.
$85 before 9pm, $100 after 9pm, Book now on Resy.

Ladybird
Celebrate over an intimate five-course dinner at two seatings throughout the evening. From 10:30 pm on, enjoy an open bar and passed hors d’ oeuvres.

$50 (6:30, 8:30) / $75 (10:30pm on), Book now on Resy.

Le Garage
Four-course set menu (with an option to enjoy a la carte), plus complimentary Champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Foie gras, carmelized onion tartelette, coq au vin, halibut with vanilla beurre blanc, “chardon” chocolate cake. 
$60, Book now on Resy.

Little Frog
A three-course menu, party favors, and complimentary champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Seared diver sea scallops with cauliflower and sturgeon caviar, halibut steak, veal T-bone with morel mushroom sauce and truffle gratin, lava cake.
$75 prix fixe, $120 wine pairings, Book now on Resy.

Motel Morris
A glitzy dinner with four courses of savory delights. The final seating will include a complimentary sparkling toast.
Menu Highlights: Hand-cut steak tartare, pan-seared diver scallops, wild mushroom risotto, braised short rib, lobster pot pie, sautéed branzino, candy cane sundae.
$75 (5:30pm-8:45pm), $85 (9pm-10:45pm), Book now on Resy.

Pasquale Jones
Prix fixe three-course menu of new and classic dishes. An optional flight of three wines paired with dinner.
$100, $75 optional beverage pairing, Book now on Resy.

Reynard
Four-course set menu of savory offerings and dessert.
Menu Highlights: Caviar toasty, wood-roasted oysters, bouillabaisse with mussels, clams, shrimp and bay scallops, rib of beef, and crepe cake.
$115, Book now on Resy.

Rosemary’s
Enjoy dinner (a la carte until 8pm, four-course prix fixe menu 9pm on), accompanied by a live band, and complete with a Champagne toast at midnight.
Menu Highlights: Sea urchin, foie gras, or bone marrow crostini, short rib bucatini, farfallini with shrimp and caviar, porchetta, diver scallops.
$125 prix fixe, Book now on Resy.

Tijuana Picnic
Enjoy a choice of a five-course set menu with party favors and a complimentary midnight toast, or dinner and late-night bottle service.
$80, Book now on Resy.

The Cannibal Liquor House
Opt for a multi-course dinner, accompanied by wine. The menu is an ode to menus past and the chefs of great restaurants.
Menu Highlights: Beef royale (Daniel Boulud), beet tartare (Daniel Patterson), truffled spaetzle (Daniel Humm & Oliver Muller), and bitter ballen.
$125, Book now on Resy.

The Nomad Bar
The NoMad Bar will be serving a four-course prix fixe menu of “refined New York tavern fare” for the entire evening, at two seatings throughout the night.
Menu Highlights: fruits de mer, bone marrow, ribeye with black truffles, halibut with caviar, Brooklyn Black Out Cake.
$125 / $175, Book now on Resy.

The Spaniard
Enjoy three courses of signature dishes, a live DJ, midnight balloon drop, and complimentary toast at midnight. For those looking for space at the bar, tickets guarantee entry and a glass of bubbly.
$100 prix fixe dinner / $20 general admission (bar), Book now on Resy.

Union Square Cafe
What better time to enjoy the Union Square Cafe experience? Enjoy a fanciful four-course menu (at two seatings), with live jazz from 8:30pm on, and a Champagne toast at midnight.
$195 (before 8pm) / $265 (8pm on), Book now on Resy. 


Image Courtesy of Olmsted.

Family-style

Bessou
Enjoy a family-style dinner inspired by the Japanese tradition of eating “toshikoshi soba”– noodles to slurp away the hardships of the year and to bring good luck and longevity in the year(s) ahead.
Menu Highlights: A soba noodles with bone-in soy-braised short rib or lobster tempura in a miso broth, uni and smoked daikon rice balls, bacon-wrapped persimmon, and mochi.
$70, Book now on Resy.

Huertas
Celebrate with a no-frills, family-style feast. For parties of 4 or more, choose from a festive New Year’s Eve menu, complete with an optional all-you-can-drink Cava add-on, or an a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: Caviar, whole salt-baked trout, and mushrooms with smoked garlic.
$50 NYE menu, $30 all-you-can-drink Cava special, Book now on Resy.

June Wine Bar
A special four-course shared plates menu and an optional wine pairing, with selections from June’s favorite producers.
Menu Highlights: Oysters with shiro dashi and yuzu powder, bay scallops with almond creme and caviar, dry-aged NY Strip with fermented mushrooms and red Spanish prawns, salt-baked Celeriac with white chocolate potato foam and black truffle.
$85 per person, $50 optional wine pairing, Book now on Resy

Olmsted
Olmsted will be offering a family-style tasting menu, with a celebratory Champagne toast during the final seating.
$95 (5:30pm–8:45pm) / $125 (10pm on), Book now on Resy.


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A la Carte

Camperdown Elm
Full a la carte menu plus seasonal specials and a sparking wine toast.
Menu Highlights: Stracciatella with persimmon and macadamia, octopus with morcilla and tomatillo, dry-aged duck breast with cabbage and plum.
Book now on Resy.

LaRina Pastifico & Vino
Special New Year’s Eve a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: Wellfleet oyster with blood orange and cocktail sauce, Wagyu beef tartare with burrata, and smoked spaghetti with caviar, chives, and buddha hands.
Book now on Resy.

Loring Place
Enjoy mainstay menu offerings alongside additional holiday specials.
Menu Highlights:
 Bay scallop crudo; parmesan bowties with shrimp, chilies, and fennel; Grandma-style pan pizza; roasted short rib with horseradish gremolata and potato purée.
Book now on Resy.

Marlow & Sons
Spring for the classics, and enjoy the usual, a la carte menu.
Menu Highlights: 
East Coast oysters, potato tortilla, chicken liver pate, spicy fried chicken.
Book now on Resy.

Nur
Classic menu selections and a complimentary glass of champagne for a midnight toast.
Menu HighlightsJerusalem bagel, Kubaneh, chickpea fried octopus, smoked eggplant carpaccio, lamb duo.
Book now on Resy


Image Courtesy of L’Appart.

Tasting Menu

Avant Garden
5- and 7-course tasting menus, offered at 6:30 and 9:30, respectively.
Menu Highlights: N/A
$125 / $175, Book now on Resy.

Faro
5-course tasting menu, with optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights:
Fluke ceviche, truffle and aged parmesan caramelle, New York strip, chocolate olive oil cake.
$100, and $50 for wine, Book now on Resy.

L’Appart
A 10-course tasting menu from a Michelin-starred chef, with an optional wine pairing.
Menu Highlights: Osetra caviar with crème fraîche and brioche, foie gras with banyuls and rutabaga, guinea fowl with tortellini and white truffle, black truffle camembert.
$250 tasting menu, $175 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

Llama Inn
4-course tasting menu with a complimentary glass of champagne, plus a surprise live performance later in the evening.
$100, Book now on Resy.

Metta
A celebratory menu highlighting the best of the season’s harvest, plus midnight champagne and late-night festivities.
Menu Highlights: Oysters, caviar, fish ceviche, scallop with lentils escabeche, slow roast beef with chimichurri, smoked chocolate mousse.
$85 per person and $55 for children from 5:30pm-8pm. $98 per person for the final seating (includes bubbly), Book now on Resy.

Mifune
A special New Year’s Eve multi-course chef’s tasting menu offered at 6pm and 8:30pm.
$150, Book now on Resy.

Shuka
A night in Marrakech — 5:30pm a la carte, 7:00pm chef’s feast menu, 9:00 & 10:30pm expanded feast with live entertainment and a Champagne toast.
$75 / $125, Book now on Resy.

Shuko
Nine-course kaiseki menu, Champagne toast, and optional NYE beverage pairing.
$395, Book now on Resy.

Trestle on Tenth
Four courses, Champagne toast, optional wine pairing, and limited additional a la carte menu.
$95, plus optional $45 wine pairing, Book now on Resy.

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