You can spend your New Year at a bar where that jerky guy will keep spilling his skunky beer all over you, or you can pick one of NYC’s premiere restaurants to welcome 2014. I think the choice is clear…or is it? Which of these restaurants will you pick?
Empire Steak House’s New Year’s Eve celebration is made for those who just hit the lotto. Empire will offer the Emperor’s Delight menu at a mere $10,000. What do you get for this 10K? How about one pound of fresh Osetra caviar per person and a bottle of 2010 Château Lafite Rothschild, Pauillac for the table. You also get 24 continuous hours of live Sinatra music from “New York’s finest Sinatra impersonators”. For the rest of us (I certainly don’t have 10K to spare) There’s the $89.95 Twilight menu (available from 4pm-9pm) or the Countdown to New Year’s Menu for $250 per person.
Empire Steak House is located at 237 West 54th Street, in Midtown New York, NY
Hakkasan , Midtown’s Michelin starred Cantonese restaurant will open its doors for New Year’s Eve with a 7-course prix fixe dinner curated exclusively by chef Ho Chee Boon. On the menu are items like their Baked Black Cod with truffle and supreme soya sauce, Steamed Red Snapper in spicy yellow bean and fresh chili sauce, Mongolian Grilled Lamb Chop, Pan-seared Boston live scallops with yellow chive flower, as well as Hakkasan’s iconic Peking Duck with Tsar Nicoulai Reserve caviar. A vegetarian menu will also be available, and guests may choose between two wine paring options.
Hakkasan is located at 311 W. 43rd St, New York, NY
Moran’s Chelsea will be doing a DYI Brunch menu for its 50th birthday! The “build-your-own” brunch menu is just $30 per person (plus tax and gratuity) and it will last from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. You can choose between an omelette or an egg sandwich with any selection of fixin’s including a variety of vegetables, cheese, meat, fish and bread. Sip on traditional brunch cocktails such as a Bloody Mary, a glass of champagne, mimosa or Bellini.
Moran’s is located at 146 10th Avenue, New York, NY
Sushi Samba’s annual New Year’s Eve white party: Réveillon. Party like you’re in Rio de Janeiro where white clad revelers cast offerings of flowers to the sea in hopes that the Brazilian sea goddess will grant prosperity in the year to come. SUSHISAMBA will have DJs, samba dancers, drummers, party favors and a live broadcast of the Times Square ball-drop. Oh, yeah…there will be food too. SUSHISAMBA’s a la carte menu will be available as well as their specialty cocktails.
Premier Seating: 6pm-9:30pm/No minimum
Celebration Seating: 10pm-close/$30 surcharge per person
SUSHISAMBA 7 - 87 7th Avenue South, New York, NY 10014
SUSHISAMBA Park - 245 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003