508 Gastrobrewery: 508 Greenwich St – Hudson Square – New Year’s Dinner will be served from 7pm-2am and include 3-courses (and a bottle of bubbly) for $125 per couple.They’ve got quite an extensive selection this year. I’d start off with their oysters on a half shell, move onto the roasted duck tagliatelle, and finish up with the pan roasted grouper (with lemon parsley risotto)…and you know, their menu is really 4 courses since it includes a choice of three desserts.
Barrio 47: 47 8th Avenue – Meatpacking/Greenwich Village – Barrio knows you’re going to need sustenance after a night of partying. And they plan to take care of it for you. Start off your night with their New Year’s Eve Dinner at $95 per person. They will start your night off with a glass of Champagne and an amouse bouche. You can then move onto the seafood plateau royal: Beau Soleil oysters, stone crab claws, lobster ceviche. Once you’ve had your fill of crustaceans, may I suggest the wild mushroom cannelloni: black truffles, baby spinach, and Fontina cheese? Of course, there will be dessert and bottle service after 1 am. To find out about their Royal Supper ($30 per person from 3am-6am), check out my post on “Hair of the Dog”
Beaumarchais: 409 West 13th Street – Meatpacking District – Party it up in style, like the Great Gastby. Beaumarchais’ celebration is all about black ties, bubbly (Moet & Chandon to be exact), and 1920′s extravagance. Their four course menu will include dishes like foie gras poele, Coquilles St. Jacques, and gateau au chocolat. There will be two seatings available; the first at 7 pm at $75, the second at 10pm (includes a Champagne toast at Midnight) for $175 per person.
Bite Club NYC: undisclosed location – If you are not familiar with Bite Club, you should be. It is a private dining club whose dinners are spectacular. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, this is it. Bite Club’s NYE event is a multi-course dinner starting at 9pm. They’ve hinted at caviar, winter truffles, and Hudson Valley foie gras. Contribution is $160 per person and the event is BYO.
Boulud Sud: 20 West 64th Street - Upper West Side/Lincoln Center – A New Year’s Eve Gala only Daniel could pull off. The Gala dinner runs at $345 per person, and includes a chef’s selection of canapes, Nova Scotia lobster carpaccio, housemade ricotta raviolo, St-Pierre, a Pennsylvania veal trio and an African dark chocolate mousse to close off the night.
Hecho en Dumbo & Salón Hecho- 354 Bowery/NoHo – How about a Mariachi performance with your four-course New Year’s Eve prix fixe? Hecho will featuring Mariachi Flor de Toloache and DJ sets from Heroes of the Galeon Trade for a party to remember. Dishes for the prix fixe include guatape de langosta (a Veracruz style Maine lobster soup in a mild chile Guajillo broth), Nopal capeado (battered grilled cactus stuffed with home made queso Oaxaca and squash blossom), and a bittersweet Mexican chocolate and hazelnut cake. The four course prix fixe $75 per guest, and premium open bar $100 per guest (plus tax & tip).
Isola at the Mondrian: 9 Crosby Street – Soho – Isola will be ringing in the New Year with Chef Victor LaPlaca’s four course menu at $225 per person (plus tax & tip). It includes assorted canapes for the table and dishes such as a cauliflower soup with a spiced pear crostini and caviar, Nantucket Bay scallops with sweet potato gnocchi and winter mushrooms, veal two ways, and a ricotta cheesecake.
La Mangeoire: 1008 2nd Ave – Midtown East/Sutton Place – If you’ve had your fill of loud, crazy parties and are looking for great food to warm the soul, La Mangeoire may be your place. Early seating (5:30-8:30pm) offers a 3-course prix fixe meal at $65 per person. Late seating offers a 4-course prix fixe at $95 per person, which includes a Champagne intermezzo, party favors, and midnight dancing. On the menu are items such as a wild mushroom casoulette, crispy crabcakes in a lobster reduction, and medallions of venison with fresh foie gra and black truffle butter.
Neely’s Barbecue Parlor: 1125 First Avenue – Upper East Side – If you’re in for a good time, Neely’s will be your spot. They are throwing a Barbecue and Burlesque party with seating at 6 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm. Think dancers in lace corsets and feather boas, Red Velvet Martinis, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy hits, and of course a barbecue buffet. Did I mention the champagne toast at midnight?
Palo Santo: 652 Union Street – Park Slope – Brooklyn - Ring in the New Year with Chef Gautier’s seasonally inspired tasting menu. Dinner will feature seven courses of sustainable seafood, grass-fed meat, and greenmarket vegetables paired with selected wines from South America and New York State. We’ll top off the evening at midnight with dessert and champagne. The 7-course Chef’s tasting menu paired with wine seats at 9 pm and costs $115. You can also dine at Palo Santo before heading out to another celebration. Chef Gautier has set up a 3-course prix-fixe for $45 with optional wine pairings from 5 – 7 pm.
December 13th, 2012