After a rocky 2017, there’s a lot of pressure to have a good time on New Year’s Eve 2018. NYC’s biggest celebration takes place in Times Square, but our guide also includes all the best parties, raucous concerts and free things to do, like watching a New Year's Eve fireworks display in one of the best NYC parks, if you're willing to brave the cold and the crowds. Don’t just settle for an intimate evening at home with your two cats and one of the flicks from our best movies of all time list—a night of fantastical revelry in NYC awaits!
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New Year’s Eve takes place on the last day of the year—December 31, 2017.
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Empire Steak House – East
For the classic New York steakhouse experience, look no further than Empire Steak House. Start with an hors d'oeuvre like jumbo shrimp cocktail ($21.95), a Maryland crab cake ($18.95) and French onion soup ($8.95). Carnivores might have a hard time deciding on a main course, though—choices include a Kobe burger ($28.95), dry-aged emperor’s steak for two ($129.95) or a twelve-ounce Wagyu ribeye ($275). Chilean sea bass ($35.95) and spaghetti with lobster ($36.95) might tempt seafood lovers, too. There are plenty of steakhouse sides to go with your meat, like truffled mac and cheese ($15.95), creamed spinach ($10.95) and a jumbo baked potato ($6.95). If you somehow still have room for sweets, the dessert menu is also quite extensive, with treats like apple strudel a la mode ($13.95), chocolate lava cake ($10.95) and creme brulee ($9.95).
Venue says: “Host your private event in our upstairs mezzanine with a full bar or downstairs in our private wine room.”