The best New Year’s Eve dinner in NYC

Looking for New Year’s Eve dinner? NYC restaurants are serving prix fixe and holiday specials to ring in 2017.
Marlow & Sons
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By Christina Izzo |

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



icon-location-pin Midtown

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.

<p>Oyster and pine at Agern</p>
Restaurants, Contemporary European


icon-location-pin Midtown East

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.

<p>Flora Bar</p>
Restaurants, Italian

Flora Bar

icon-location-pin Lenox Hill

The Estela team’s uptown dining room is offering six courses for $165 on New Year’s Eve. Expect tuna tartare with black truffles and duck breast with chestnuts.

<p>Harira posole at Tapestry</p>
Restaurants, Indian


icon-location-pin West Village

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.

Pastrami Cod, Sunday in Brooklyn
Photograph: Courtesy Gary Landsman
Restaurants, American

Sunday in Brooklyn

icon-location-pin Williamsburg

The Williamsburg rookie is adding a handful of festive a la carte specials to its regular menu for New Year’s Eve, stuff like a wood-roasted lobster for two and lobster raclette custard.

Momofuku Nishi
Restaurants, Contemporary Asian

Momofuku Nishi

icon-location-pin Chelsea

As part of its $110 four-course New Year’s dinner, David Chang’s Korean-Italian canteen is whipping up plates like its signature ceci e pepe noodles, beef carpaccio with ponzu and sweet-and-sour duck breast.

Faro 1001 NTW
Photograph: Michael Tulipan
Restaurants, Italian


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At his Michelin-starred Bushwick eatery, chef Kevin Adey is offering dishes like crab agnolotti and beets with pistachio at two NYE tasting menus: an early seating offering four courses ($85) and a late seating offering five ($95).

Photograph: Paul Wagtouicz
Restaurants, Filipino

Pig and Khao

icon-location-pin Lower East Side

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.

Steamed clams at Rider
Zandy Mangold
Restaurants, American creative


icon-location-pin Williamsburg

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.

21 Greenpoint
Photograph: Courtesy Michelle Yan
Restaurants, Contemporary American

21 Greenpoint

icon-location-pin Greenpoint

In addition to its normal a la carte menu, the Brooklyn newcomer is adding some luxe holiday options like Joan crab pizza, Maine sea urchin and caviar, as well as champagne all around.

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