If you are looking for the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in New York City this year, we have you covered. Check out some of our favorite destinations:
Michelin-starred Caviar Russe will be offering two seatings at 5pm and 8pm in their upstairs dining room with prix-fixe menus featuring caviar, Champagne, and classic dishes from their tasting menu like the Golden Egg with Select Osetra Caviar and Dover Sole with Truffle and Beurre Blanc. (Early $500.00 per person, Late $1,000.00 per person, $3,000.00 Booth Minimum).
While the formal dining will take place upstairs, the party will continue late into the night downstairs at The Bar at Caviar Russe. The raw bar and cocktail lounge, which opened last year on the ground floor of their Madison Avenue townhouse, will feature a DJ and an à la carte menu of caviar-adorned bar bites.
If low-key sophistication is your thing, bring in 2023 with a glass of Bollinger Brut Special Cuvée champagne and three-course dinner at The Whitby Bar & Restaurant. Live jazz will set the atmosphere by Sam Taylor, and a decadent menu of options of Petrossian caviar, freshly shucked oysters with mignonette and cocktail sauce and butter poached whole lobster with pappardelle. After the meal, wind down with dessert,coffee, tea, petit fours and a champagne toast at midnight. $265/per person.
Spend new Year’s Eve in style! The Roxy is kicking off 2023 with a nod to an iconic era with NEW YORK NEW YORK 2023 hosted by Illyse Singer, Morrison Hotel Gallery, and Nina Tarr. Sip on champagne with a premium bar offered from 9pm to 1am for all guests. For those seated, there will be tiers of hors d’oeuvres, cocktails and bottles of their choice. A special live performance by legendary NYC filmmaker Abel Ferrara, DJ sets by Nina Tarr, Erik Tonnesen, and OBaH and a downtown ball drop. From $199.
If you want to spend New Year’s Eve at “Garden of Cosmic Delights” with Fandi Mata and House of Yes. Starting with a prix fixe feast (croquetas or spice crusted tuna for appetizers, surf n’ turf (filet mignon, lobster tail, truffle potato purée, haricot vert, and an herb lemon butter) for main, and fig shortbread topped with pistachio gelato and spicy honey for dessert), following with a cosmic cabaret, live music & vocalists, circus spectacles, surprise celebrations and a dance party. Tickets for dinner and a show include a welcome glass of bubbly, a cocktail, appetizer, entrée & dessert and guaranteed admission to the subsequent party ($200pp). General admission for standing room is also available ($40pp). Tickets can be purchased here.
Famed cocktail and whisky bar Analogue will be hosting New Year’s Eve with both bar and table seating. Before the midnight champagne toast, nibble on passed hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails from the open bar. Party favors included! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. From $95.
If “watching the Times Square Ball drop in person” in on your bucket list, the best way to do it is from the comfort of your own luxe hotel room. M Social Hotel Times Square will have direct, unobstructed views of the famous New Year’s Eve Ball drop on December 31. With a front row seat to musical performances , celebrity guest appearances and access to the Beast & Butterflies, signature rooftop and lounge featuring 360 degree views of Times Square. Purchase tickets here. From $899.
Starting at 9pm till 4am, dance the night away while sipping from the open bar (9pm-12am) with a midnight champagne toast and confetti shower. From $85 GA, $110 VIP and table options here: New Year, New Me @ WOTW – Writing on the Wall (posh.vip)
The Wiggle Room
If a casual, downtown vibe is how you want to spend your New Year’s Eve, head to buzzy new East Village bar Wiggle Room. DJs Babybro and Ben Baker will be rocking the house, with cocktails from Will Krepop (formerly of Cote) like the Hot Lava and Slam Dunk Disco. Tickets from $172 here.
With views of the Brooklyn skyline and East River, the 5,000 sq. ft. space features a menu of seasonal ingredients by Chef Jonathan Haffmans, cocktails, craft beer and an extensive wine list. The New Year’s Eve menu includes Peking Duck Tacos, Hamachi Ceviche, Crab Cake Stuffed Lobster Tail and Braised Short Ribs.
Bring in the New Year with the last day to meet & greet Santa at The Santa Clauses” Winter Wonderland. Presented by Bucket Listers and in partnership with Disney+, the idea was inspired by the new series, ‘The Santa Clauses.’ Check out Santa’s famous sleigh, giant snow globe (perfect for photo-ops),disco ball cocktails, Winter Wonderland menu (little elves menu uncluded) and heated glass houses. Kid friendly! From $20- book here.
Don’t want to go crazy but don’t want to stay home? Avoid the city crowds and long lines with an evening at the Williamsburg Market. From 7pm- 2am the market will be open with 17 different vendors (Di Fara, Alidoro, Harlem Seafood) to choose from along with an open bar from 7pm-12am. Ticket price includes a $40 gift card that can be used at any Kiosk in the market. Early Bird: $85 / GA Tier 1: $115 New Years Eve @ Williamsburg Market – Writing on the Wall (posh.vip)
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