New York City is exciting on New Year's Eve with the ball-drop, harbor cruises to see the fireworks, midnight runs, and parties galore. But a relaxing way to start your celebration is to have dinner in one of these well-respected restaurants and venues. Often they have a special New Year's Eve menu to mark the event. Reservations are recommended.
This East Village eatery offers Chinese-influenced modern American fare, helmed by chef/owner Thomas Chen (an alum of Eleven Madison Park).
The New Year's Eve tasting menu consists of:
- Fluke: (basil, coconut vinaigrette, black sesame crisp)
- Brussels Sprout: (miso blue cheese, bulgur, jambon de Bayonne)
- Snow Crab: (noodle, squash, dashi butter) You can supplement black truffle for an additional $20.
- Beef: (sunchoke, herbs, bone marrow jus)
- Chocolate Dessert: (tart, almond, quince)
This Mexican mainstay touts a winning combo of upscale, authentic Mexican cuisine and a stylish, fun atmosphere and will be serving a special meal in 2019.
Head to any of their four Manhattan locations for a reasonably priced, four-course New Year's Eve menu and special holiday cocktail. Please contact the individual restaurants for the menu: The four locations are on the Upper East Side, Lincoln Center, Tribeca, and Union Square.
New Year's Eve Menu: Spice up your New Year's at the Michelin-starred modern Indian eatery Junoon in the Flatiron District. They'll be hosting a gastronomic New Year's Eve feast in the form of a three (in the Patiala room) or six-course tasting menu with an optional wine pairing (in the main dining room).
And now for something more casual and different yet totally decadent. Join others at the iconic Murray's Cheese Shop, sip on French Champagne and taste your way through offerings like foie gras, caviar, truffles, and special holiday cheeses.