Come and celebrate one of the modern marvels of New Year’s Eve in New York City—innovative, spectacular dining and parties. Here we list for you some different choices, all very good and all recognized in the culinary world as gems. The only problem you'll have is in choosing which one! Don’t forget your dancing shoes so you can work off some of those calories!
1057 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10021
French cuisine dining awaits you at Orsay. The restaurant is hosting three seatings for dinner on Dec. 31. First seating is at 5:30–6:30 p.m., second seating is 7:30–8:30, and these seats all have an a la carte menu and prix fixe as well at $56. The final seating is at 10:00 p.m., and that will offer a prix fixe menu at $130, which includes dinner, dancing, and music with live DJ.
Menu includes but is not limited to French onion soup, smoked and cured duck, salmon soufflé, whole Main lobster, strawberry vacherin with meringue and whipped cream, and chocolate mousse.
You can see the menu details on Orsay’s website: orsayrestaurant.com
149 East 57th Street
New York, NY 10155
Le Colonial offers upscale French-Vietnamese dining, with a four-course prix fixe dinner for $85. Service from 9 p.m. to past midnight will include champagne toast and party favors.
Please call or check the website for menu details: www.lecolonialnyc.com
The Pan American
202 Mott St.
New York, NY 10012
An American eatery through Latin eyes is the description. The Pan American is offering an a la carte menu with a complimentary champagne toast until 10 p.m. for New Year’s Eve, and then an all-you-can-drink brunch on New Year’s Day with their regular menu plus $15 for drinks to keep the festivities going through the first of the New Year.
Some of the regular menu items included are Churrasco steak, Popeye Salad, and squash pancakes.
Please contact them for details: www.thepanamnyc.com
Scarpina Bar & Grill
88 University Pl.
New York, NY 10003
Ring in the New Year with Scarpina’s New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu. For $69 per person, this three-course meal comes with a complimentary glass of champagne. The night is complete with noisemakers and a DJ to keep the celebrations going.
Dishes include beef carpaccio with shaved Manchego cheese, arugula salad, and truffle oil, or filet mignon with brandy green pepper sauce, lobster mashed potatoes, and haricot vert.
For details, go to the website: www.scarpinanyc.com
Timi’s Gelateria Classica Italiana
37 St. Marks Place, near 2nd Avenue
This brand new, cutting-edge gelateria is offering special gelato flavors for Christmas, which will run through the new year until Jan. 7 (since La Befana doesn't show up until the eve of the 5th).
Get a nice big scoop of holiday spirit with the following flavors: Panettone (made with Malaga cream, panettone pieces, chocolate, candied fruit, and raisins), Choco-Mint, Vanilla, Cinnamon, Chocolate Sorbet with Pear, and Spicy Chocolate Cherry
325 West 11th Street
This West Village hotspot is serving up special holiday cocktails ($14 each) until January 1st. This nostalgic, train-themed, cocktails-and-small-plates bar is featuring the Winter Julep, which is a twist on the Mint Julep and served hot; the Four Roses Hot Toddy with lemon, honey, and bourbon; mulled wine, a pumpkin Manhattan; and the Bijoux, made from Chartreuse, G’Vine gin, and vermouth.