You need serious fuel for New Year’s Eve 2017 in NYC—whether you’re opting to ooh and aah over New Year’s Eve fireworks or dance until dawn at one of the city’s over-the-top New Year’s Eve parties, you’re going to want to fill up pre-party with a festive New Year’s Eve dinner. NYC has plenty of delicious options, from South Asian spreads to New Nordic feasts to holidays meals at some of the best NYC restaurants of 2016. Here’s when you should be eating come December 31st.
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New Year’s Eve dinner in NYC
At the neo-Italian restaurant inside the Arlo NoMad Hotel, chef Dale Talde is welcoming 2017 with a prix fixe dinner that includes items like tater tots with mascarpone and caviar, a white-truffle–and–egg pizza and rigatoni with king crab alla vodka sauce. Dinner will be served from 6pm to 7:30pm for $150 per person (drink pairings included), and 8pm to 10pm for $250 a person, including a champagne toast on the hotel’s rooftop at midnight and an open-bar dance party until 2am.
The holiday menu at this Nordic tasting-menu restaurant is an elaborate affair—10 courses for $195 during the 5:30pm seatings and a dozen courses for $225 during the 8:30pm seatings—with composed plates such as langoustine with pine and onions, and venison with caramelized cream and juniper berries.
Michelin-starred chef Suvir Saran sticks to his fusion-friendly brand of Indian cooking for his four-course New Year’s menu ($85), which includes a gratis glass of champagne and optional wine pairings ($30). Dishes range from scallops and caviar with kabocha puree and blood-orange beurre blanc to paneer croquettes with grilled figs and tamarind chutney.
The five-course $55 tasting menu from chef Leah Cohen—served from 5 to 11pm on New Year’s Eve—is mix of menu staples and off-the-menu specials, including green curry with prawns, wonton mee noodles with char sui and pickled chilies, and a whole fried fish in Vietnamese caramel sauce.
At the New American bistro inside Williamsburg’s National Sawdust venue, you can do up New Year’s Eve with a four-course tasting from chef Patrick Connolly ($100, an additional $50 for wine pairings). On the docket: Dishes like a Hasselback potato stuffed with caviar, bottarga, egg and sea urchin.