Everyone is happy to see 2016 fade into memory, which is all the more reason to send it out with a big night. These restaurants and bars are all celebrating in their own distinct ways, from vegetarian tasting menus to four-course meals to—of course—the Champagne toast at midnight.
Here are some New Year’s Eve parties for every style.
The excellent and cozy East Village spot will be serving a six-course tasting menu from 5 p.m. to late. Think soft-scrambled egg with caviar and dill sabayon and grass-fed ribeye with porcini, kale and rosemary). There will be signature cocktails and wine pairings available, and as well as sparkling wine for everyone just before midnight.
If you have party plans already, pre-game with a four-course menu of Wagyu Châteaubriand with chanterelles and sage puff pastry and a walnut praline dark chocolate bomb here for $80, served from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The cocktail bar isn’t going the normal route: Join them for Camp Porchlight, where there will be camp-inspired drinks and food, live bluegrass music and camp games. The $170 tickets include all food and beverage.
Those of the vegetarian persuasion will want to go to Junoon for a four-course $95 feast ($115 at the second seating) at the lauded Indian restaurant, which will include the mushroom curry pictured up top. For an additional $85, you’ll also be served wine pairings.
Tarallucci e Vino
The Union Square and NoMad locations will both be doing two seatings (5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) with prix fixe menus prix fixe menus of traditional Italian items like beef carpaccio, tiramisu and much more.
Do New Year’s Eve Caribbean style with their four-course prix fixe menu, available after 9 p.m. for $75 per person. The evening features party favors, a midnight Champagne toast and a DJ, with the option to add an open bar package for an additional $50.