Looking for a fabulous place to ring in the New Year? Check out our top 5 fabulous places to spend New Year’s Eve in New York City:
ON TOP OF THE WORLD: RAINBOW ROOM
The iconic Rainbow Room offers a modern twist on old-world charm with their NYE Black Tie Bash. Ringing in the New Year here will have you admiring the expansive New York City skyline while enjoying a premium open bar, a cocktail hour with passed Canapés followed by a decadent four-course tasting menu. Enjoy live entertainment and dancing throughout the evening, and every guest will get to toast with a glass of 100 year old cognac Remy Martin Louis XIII. Black tie. $725 per person.
FLAIR FOR ELEGANCE :MANDARIN ORIENTAL
The infamous Mandarin Oriental holds annual New Year’s Eve celebrations for guests with a minimum 2-night stay. Ring in 2019 with two tickets to Asiate’s New Year’s Eve Four-Course Pre-Celebration Dinner, dance the night away at the annual New Year’s Eve Reception in Mandarin Oriental’s New York’s Ballroom and enjoy a special festive Cristal Champagne Welcome Amenity.
5TH AVE ELEGANCE: ARMANI/RISTORANTE 5TH AVENUE
Acclaimed Italian fine dining destination by Giorgio Armani Armani / Ristorante 5th Avenue will be offering an exclusive prix-fixe menu ($350 per person) complete with caviar and truffle-accented courses as well as dishes that traditionally bring good luck for the New Year.
Guests will enjoy dish highlights like Raviolo (mushrooms, robiola cheese ravioli, buffalo burrata, and white truffle); Storione (pan-seared sturgeon with thyme, artichokes foam and osietra caviar); Manzo (black Angus tenderloin with seared foie gras and black truffle reduction) and Nocciola e Pera–dulcey chocolate, hazelnut crunch, pear sorbet, toffee, and bergamot; to the energetic sounds of a live jazz band. $350 per person.
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in midtown with a live jazz band and a choice of two seatings from both the bar and the dining room at award-winning Michelin-starred Gabriel Kruether. Gabriel Kreuther has been named one of the top restaurants in the USA by The Daily Meal, Wine Enthusiast, Gayot & Business Insider and is also an exclusive member of Relais & Châteaux.
- The Bar will offer 3-course menu for the first seating at $95 per person inclusive of 1 welcome cocktail. The second seating will offer 4-course menu at $160 per person inclusive of 2 special cocktails created for that evening. Kindly note that prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuity.
- The Main Dining Room will offer 6-course menu for the first seating at $295 per person. The second seating will offer 8-course menu at $545 per person. Both seatings have wine pairing options available at $250 per person for the 6-course and $415 per person for the 8-course. Kindly note that prices are exclusive of taxes and gratuity.
DOWNTOWN CHIC :ANALOGUE
If you are looking a more intimate, downtown chic NYE, head to Analogue in Greenwich Village. This upscale cocktail bar mixes coolness and class as well as their bespoke cocktails. New Year’s Eve celebrations start at 8:30pm, and tickets range from $95-$245/person. All tickets include an open bar, passed Hors D’ oeuvres and a champagne toast.
Kimberly Fisher is a Pursuitist contributor. As a freelance writer and on-camera host, Kimberly has traveled the world and has published over 400 articles in over 44 publications including Sherman's Travel, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Luxury Lifestyles UK, eHow, Examiner, Food Wine Travel Magazine, Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, and USA Today. Disclosure: Kimberly is under contract with Casa Del Sol.