Want to spend New Year's Eve in Brooklyn? A great way to celebrate is counting down the start of the New Year at a restaurant or brewery. Luckily, many establishments stay open for the holiday so there are plenty of places to choose from. Whether you want a laid-back bar or an award-winning eatery, Brooklyn doesn't disappoint when ringing in the New Year.
This tiny, classy restaurant near Dumbo is known for its annual New Year's Eve dinner. Details for December 31, 2018 are not available yet, however in past years Vinegar Hill House has hosted two seatings for New Years, both with four-course prix-fixe menus. The early seating is a three course meal for $85 and the late seating is a four course meal with a New Years toast for $105.
Dine and dance the night away at the one-and-only Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. Although the 2019 festivities have not yet been announced, they usually start around 10 p.m. Beer lovers will enjoy the numerous beers on the menu including Brooklyn Larger, Funkmeiser, and many others. Tickets are not available at the door and must be purchased in advance. They typically cost around $115.
Palo Santo in Park Slope typically offers two different seatings as well as two different New Year's menus. An early-bird, family-friendly dinner (5-7 p.m.) features a three-course prix fixe meal with meat, fish, and vegetarian options for $55 and a $25 wine flight. The second seating starts at 9 p.m. and is more elaborate, with a "decadent" chef's tasting menu with wine pairings and a champagne toast at midnight for $125.
The much beloved Farm on Adderley, a Ditmas Park mecca for locavores, usually has a four-course seating on New Year's Eve. The $75 four-course prix fixe includes a complementary glass of bubbles and live music.
This popular Park Slope restaurant has an extensive New Year's Eve menu featuring such appetizers as arepa with avocado and lobster quesadilla. Entrees run the gamut from elaborate vegetarian tacos to a beer-marinated, slow-roasted spiced pork dish. Or, try the pan fried brook trout in a blue corn crust, topped with avocado salsa, served with jalapeno mac and cheese.
Ring in the New Year by indulging in some fresh oysters and martinis in an elegant ambiance. The scene at Walter Foods in Williamsburg is young and hip. The friendly, alcohol-fueled din at the raw bar just gets louder and the vibe more fun as the clock ticks toward midnight.
One of Fort Greene's best restaurants, Roman's is owned by the same folks who created Williamsburg's Marlow & Sons. The New Year's Eve event includes party hats, festive drinks, and an elaborate Italian dinner (although the 2019 menu has yet to be released).