You've seen the movies, studied up on the nominees and have had your Boyhood versus Birdman arguments. You're officially ready for the cinephilic spectacle known as the Academy Awards, but now you've got to figure out where to watch Sunday night's telecast. For you New Yorkers who want your film geekery with a side of food and drink, these restaurants and bars are rolling out specials for the biggest night in movies.
At Australian bistro Burke & Wills, the awards will be screened at the bar, which will be issuing happy-hour specials including two-for-one drinks and $1 oysters all night. The restaurant's bar-snack menu, as well as its Restaurant Week lineup, will also be available to order. Fill out an Oscar ballot for the chance to win dinner and drinks for two.
High-end food court Gotham West Market will air the star-studded festivities on two large projection screens while guests enjoy eats from the market's eight vendors, including Ivan Ramen and El Colmado. Ballots will be distributed so you can cast your picks for this year's winners—whoever guesses the most categories correctly wins a GWM gift card.
John Dory Oyster Bar will bring Old Hollywood to New York with their Oscars viewing party, complete with bar snacks, $75 magnums of Cava, a Hollywood punch and three varieties of Manhattans. And, yes, there will be oysters.
At Louro's Oscar viewing party, chef David Santos will serve a $45 three-course menu inspired by the nominated films. Themed plates include the Birdman-inspired roasted piri quail with frisee salad and a poached quail egg, potato pierogis with house-made sauerkraut to rep The Grand Budapest Hotel, the Imitation Game-themed roasted celery-root "steak" with black truffle and arugula, and a Wild blueberry sorbet with sumac pudding.
Beer and bubbly will be flowing at Rosemary's on Oscar Sunday. Along with Italian fare from chef Wade Moises, diners can watch the awards show, fill out a ballot, take part in trivia games and win prizes.
Catch up on Oscar winners of yore at Paulaner which will be screening flicks like Dallas Buyers Club, Argo and Life of Pi until 6pm before the telecast kicks off at 7pm. For the big show, the biergarten will offer a half-liter of Paulaner's signature Hefeweizen beer and wiener schnitzel for $25.
Both The Roof and Stone Rose Lounge will stir themed cocktails for the Best Picture nominees at their respective viewing parties. Sip a Stoli-Singani-strawberry quaff inspired by The Theory of Everything or a bourbon-and-apricot number for Selma.